Welcome to Run Eat Repeat – a running, eating and healthy living blog!
Hi! I’m Monica and I run and eat mostly in southern California.
I created “Run Eat Repeat” eight years ago to document my diet, weight loss, healthy recipes and training for my first marathon.
Since then I have lost 20 pounds and ran over 50 half marathons and 30 full marathons!
Growing up I was a chubby kid and gained more weight as I got older. I started to diet toward the end of high school. I did all the most popular diets – Weight Watchers, Atkins, Cabbage Soup, Jenny Craig, eDiets, South Beach diet … I could go on but you get the idea.
And all that dieting actually made me gain more weight. I’d lose a little, but feel like I was starving and end up over-eating. This started a pattern of restricting and binge eating that resulted in crappy self esteem and constantly fluctuating weight. It took over every aspect of my life.
Eventually I started this blog to talk about running and eating healthy. That was the first step in the right direction.
You need to eat real, healthy food to run a marathon. I had to change how I thought about food. I had to change how I cooked. I had to change how I treated my body. It was a long process, but slowly and surely I got to a healthy place.
Now instead of dieting I use Intuitive Eating to lose weight, keep it off and not drive myself crazy in the process.
It’s a big challenge to try and eat intuitively when you’re training for a half marathon or marathon! Running makes you hungry! And it’s hard to know how much to eat to fuel well and NOT overeat when you’re racking up the miles. This is why RunEatRepeat is a great way to document my diet and training journey to share with other runners trying to eat healthy and run faster.
I never expected this blog to turn into a way for me to connect with so many people. I love running and eating and I LOVE being able to help others that want tips on living a healthy lifestyle.
I want to share my story and I also want to help you hit your goals.
I am a certified Health Coach and Running Coach. I create training plans and recipes. I document my life, running, travel and more. If you have questions on what I’m doing or have a tip to share with others – feel free to leave a comment on that post.
Monica in a nutshell: – Red headed Mexican girl from Southern CA willing to embarrass herself on the internet daily right here for your viewing pleasure.
I grew up outside of Los Angeles in a small-ish city for the area. I went to Catholic school where I was the only ginger and maybe a little bit of a weirdo. Maybe.
I went to high school and college in the area and moved to Long Beach for a year after that. The Long Beach Marathon is one of my favorites because I used to run on parts of the course.
I love: Running, Eating, watermelon, ice cream, jokes
I don’t love: Falling in public, gum in my hair, negative horoscopes or dogs that bite
I started this blog to document my weight loss journey and write about running my first marathon. I never expected it to grow into the massive beast that it has. Run Eat Repeat has been named a top running blog and top weight loss blog several times. Support and love from readers like you have helped to grow this lil ol’ thing into a business that takes most of my time to run. (Run! Pun intended.)
Thank you for following along as I run around the world and share my delicious eats too! So far I’ve run in Las Vegas, Disney World, Alaska, Jerusalem and so many more places!
You can reach me at runeatrepeat @ gmail.com
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And you can see more pictures of my weight story here.
Thanks for stopping by!