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)


GPOYW - Finally got my hair cut! My stylist was booked up for a month but she had a cancellation: praise the hair gods, y’all. I have bangs again! I also had like 3 inches cut off, believe it or not. My hair will only look this good for today.

GPOYW - Finally got my hair cut! My stylist was booked up for a month but she had a cancellation: praise the hair gods, y’all. I have bangs again! I also had like 3 inches cut off, believe it or not. My hair will only look this good for today.


For once in my life, my legs look good. It ain’t easy being 4’10”.

For once in my life, my legs look good. It ain’t easy being 4’10”.

GPOYS - There are two tattooed boys listening to country music and building a chicken coop in my backyard. One of them just so happens to be pretty cute and will be taking me out for Thai food tonight. I’m stuck inside writing papers. Hmph.

GPOYS - There are two tattooed boys listening to country music and building a chicken coop in my backyard. One of them just so happens to be pretty cute and will be taking me out for Thai food tonight. I’m stuck inside writing papers. Hmph.

Finally got my hair and brows fixed.

Finally got my hair and brows fixed.

Friday I’m in love.

Friday I’m in love.

I didn’t realize I don’t own any red until it came time to dress up for Valentine’s Day. My wardrobe needs more color, I have too much of a thing for neutrals.

I didn’t realize I don’t own any red until it came time to dress up for Valentine’s Day. My wardrobe needs more color, I have too much of a thing for neutrals.

Don’t tread.

Don’t tread.

GPOYS - Can’t wait to get rid of that extra flab on my arms.

GPOYS - Can’t wait to get rid of that extra flab on my arms.

GPOYS - Barbie hair.

GPOYS - Barbie hair.

It’s raining.

It’s raining.