FFFC: Please introduce yourself to our readers (i.e. your name, occupation, hobbies, etc.).
DB: Currently stay at home mom,, Moms Run This Town Chapter Leader, Girls on The Run Coach, Ambassador of Rock (Rock n Roll Marathon/Half Washington, DC)
FFFC: How did you get started with your fitness lifestyle?
DB: I became interested in health & fitness while in college. I went on to pursue a Masters in Social Work with w specialization in Eating Disorders. Worked in the field of eating disorders for a number of years as a psychotherapist encouraging adolescents & young adults to manage their lives in a healthy way.
FFFC: What made you continue in this lifestyle?
DB: This led me to develop a passion for fitness and wellness which has stayed with me throughout my life. Later, I obtained my group exercise and spinning certifications and taught classes for a number of years.
FFFC: What are some of your established healthy eating habits?
DB: I’ve been a vegetarian since my teen years and have always been interested in healthy cooking and developing my own recipes.
FFFC: What do you typically eat for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner?
DB: Typical meals: -breakfast is often an egg white omelet with veggies and Ezekiel bread, lunch- some sort of salad with grains and/or beans or a veggie burger, dinner- stir fry with tofu and veggies, or a bean and rice dish.
FFFC: What is your favorite fitness activity?
DB: Favorite activities are running, kick boxing, weight training and cycling
FFFC: What do you do now to maintain your physique?
DB: Activities I do now- run 3x per week, weight train and cardio 3x week, boxing 1x week. Cycling or yoga 1x a week and 1 day off.
FFFC: How did you develop and sustain the willpower to avoid the bad stuff (i.e. junk food, bad drinks, lack of activity, etc.)?
DB: I don’t like to think of things as “bad stuff”. Certain things I just eat in moderation. I allow myself a small amount of chocolate everyday otherwise I crave it. I feel better and have more energy when I eat well and exercise. It has become a way of life for me and is now part of my routine.
FFFC: What advice do you have for someone who wants to start their own fitness lifestyle but unsure of how to begin?
DB: Advice for someone else: Find an activity you love and do it. You don’t have to be good at it just do it. Set small realistic goals. Don’t set yourself up to fail. Baby steps one at a time.
FFFC: What do you think is the biggest misconception about this lifestyle?
DB: Biggest misconception: You don’t have to make big sweeping changes to see positive results. Changing 1 thing can have a big impact.
FFFC: Who are some of your fitness inspirations?
DB: My inspirations are not famous people but moms in my MRTT group. I’ve seen so many of them come so far in such a short amount of time. They motivate and inspire me everyday. I also really like to set a good example for my kids and teach them to work hard to achieve their goals big and small. Sports are a great way to teach them that life isn’t always fair and you can’t always win but you can always work hard to try to achieve your goals. If you fail, go out the next day and try again.
FFFC: How can readers learn more about you and your fit life? (i.e. Blog, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.)?
DB: Thanks for asking me to participate. If there is anything else you need let me know. Thanks! Deborah
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9 Replies to "POPSUGAR Select Blogger - Deborah of Confessions of a Mother Runner"
September 16, 2014 (7:22 am)
Thanks so much for featuring me today. It was lots of fun to do!
September 16, 2014 (12:47 pm)
September 16, 2014 (7:26 am)
Love Deborah, and she is a great inspiration that you can be a mom, and keep fitness as a priority AND be a vegetarian who gets the nutrition the body needs! Loved learning more, and I hope you will join Deborah and I for our meatless monday linkup every week! 🙂
September 16, 2014 (12:46 pm)
Tina I most certainly will join your link up!!!! Deborah is such an inspiration and supporter. Love her!!!!
September 16, 2014 (8:42 am)
I certainly agree with finding an activity you love – there is nothing worse than forcing yourself to work out because you think you HAVE TO.
September 16, 2014 (9:58 am)
I think it is so important to find something you love. Otherwise you will just burn out, get bored and quit. Deborah is one of my fave blogs to follow!
September 16, 2014 (1:52 pm)
Great interview. I love that her inspiration are people we don’t see splashed on magazines.
September 16, 2014 (1:58 pm)
YAY Deborah! What a kick-butt lady. I also allow myself small amounts of treats throughout the week so I don’t wind up going nutso. A tiny piece of dark chocolate goes a long way!
September 16, 2014 (9:31 pm)
So fun seeing Deborah here and learning more about her! Completely agree that one small change can make a huge difference in a healthy lifestyle.