The mountains are calling, and i must go

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Jessica, y'all.

SW: 185 lbs
over 40% body fat
CW: 123-125 lbs
20% body fat
UGW: 110 lbs HEALTHY & FIT

I am a 4'10" 27-year-old southern belle living in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Asheville, North Carolina. I find beauty in simplicity. I have 3 dogs (Yoda, Oliver, Dallas), 1 cat (Gibson), and 10 chickens (Ladybird, Buckbeak, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fleur, Dolly Parton, Miss Audrey Williams, Dixie, Jolene, Lucy & Ethel).

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I lost 55 lbs between December 2011 and December 2012 through exercise and healthy eating and am currently working on burning off the little bit of fat I have left and building more muscle. I love hiking, kickboxing, turbo kick, lifting weights, and tabata/athletic conditioning/circuit training. In 2014 I will be completing my Spartan Trifecta. Races I have conquered thus far: Hero Rush, Run for Your Lives, Charlotte Spartan Sprint, Mont Tremblant Super Spartan, Tough Mudder Carolinas.

(here is my face)

(here are my weight loss posts)

(here are frequently asked questions)

(here are posts about raising urban chickens)

(here is my Facebook fitness/fan page)

Run for the Paws 5k! All proceeds went to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue 🐾 (at Fletcher Community Park)

Run for the Paws 5k! All proceeds went to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue 🐾 (at Fletcher Community Park)

Post-race noms: a grilled chicken sandwich with cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion & a spinach salad w/ onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and soy ginger dressing. (at Universal Joint)

Post-race noms: a grilled chicken sandwich with cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and onion & a spinach salad w/ onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and soy ginger dressing. (at Universal Joint)

Breakfast of champions 👍

Breakfast of champions 👍

imcheeto:

tiny-vessels:

🙌

these look magnificent!  what flavors are they?

Boston cream pie, apple cake, blueberry lemon, and vanilla w/ peach cream cheese (vegan). Short Street has the best cupcakes ever, ever!

imcheeto:

tiny-vessels:

🙌

these look magnificent!  what flavors are they?

Boston cream pie, apple cake, blueberry lemon, and vanilla w/ peach cream cheese (vegan). Short Street has the best cupcakes ever, ever!

🙌

🙌

Honey style tenders, green beans, pimento cheese grits 😋 (at Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack)

Honey style tenders, green beans, pimento cheese grits 😋 (at Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack)

Oh, beautiful Blue Ridge. #home

Oh, beautiful Blue Ridge. #home

The best cheesy grits in the world. (at HomeGrown)

The best cheesy grits in the world. (at HomeGrown)

Breakfast bowl with quinoa, kale, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, chicken, pickled onions, fried eggs, and sriracha saffron aioli. (at HomeGrown)

Breakfast bowl with quinoa, kale, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, chicken, pickled onions, fried eggs, and sriracha saffron aioli. (at HomeGrown)

Taking advantage of this beautiful late afternoon with a walk around Beaver Lake.

Taking advantage of this beautiful late afternoon with a walk around Beaver Lake.