DietBet starts tomorrow: Finish Strong! Blogger Feature: Abby from Back At Square Zero

It's time to get signed up for the Dietbet! Let's lose the weight before New Years!!! Don't be disappointed that you didn't reach your goals or make progress toward your goals this year! Let's Finish 2013 STRONG!

Meet  Abby from  BackAtSquareZero
from Charleston, SC

When and why did you start working out?
 I decided to take my roommate’s dog for a run.  Neither of us made it past the mailbox.  It was scary- Something I thought I would be able to do was so hard.  I knew I was overweight and unhappy with my body.  However, I never realized how out of shape I was until that moment and suddenly I knew I needed to do something about it.  If I didn’t I was sure I would continue to gain weight, stay out of shape, and just get unhealthier.  It was time for a change. 

What is your workout of choice? 
Distance running is my go to with a bit of spinning thrown in for cross training. 

What is your favorite race, race distance, and WOD?
Not sure about my favorite race yet - I need to try more out:)
My favorite distance is the half, but I love pushing myself to do full marathons.  
My favorite WOD would involve kettle bell swings - love them.   

What is your most favorite piece of workout gear?
My Mizuno Wave Creation shoes.  I am an addict!  They are my marathon go to.

Do you follow any diet or take any specific supplements that complement your workouts?
I am slowly learning to eat healthy, I had bad binge eating issues when I was younger, but it is a process for sure. 

What is your favorite cheat food?

What advice would you give someone just starting out?
Find what works for you.  Discovering an exercise you enjoy will help you stick to it. 

What is your best workout memory?
Finishing my first full marathon. 

What is your biggest “FIT BUCKET LIST” item?
I cannot choose:
NYC Marathon
Hiking the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim
Biking Through Tuscany 

Tell us something that not many people know about you?
Cotton balls freak me out.   

Go over and check out Abby! What I love most about Abby is that she is the real deal. She is a totally real person. She talks about her mistakes and focuses on being positive! You will love her as much as I do for sure!!!

There is also a giveaway on my blog for a pair of Skora Running Shoes. Make sure you get entered!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing and for your kind words.

    1. You motivate me Abby and you have since the beginning of my blogging adventure! xxoo

  2. Yay Abby! I love Abby too! She reminds me of a younger me.

    1. She is a special gal! I am very lucky to have gotten to know her :) She is awesome!

  3. Love Abby & so love that pic of her & her nephew!!!!


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