I am so glad you’ve found The Skinny Soul, a Fitness and Foodie blog based in Grapevine/North Dallas. Here you can find healthy recipes, weightless motivation, and reviews for restaurants and fitness events in the Dallas area.
I’m Jamie. I was born and raised in the South, and I’m pretty proud to be a Texan. I am not ashamed to say that I think Dallas is one of the best cities to live in and raise a family. And speaking of family…I live with my family in Grapevine, Texas.
The Skinny Soul: A Fitness and Foodie Blog
I love good food, football, reading books, hiking, and biking, and I am attempting to become an avid runner. I am something of a movie buff, and I love traveling off the beaten path. Well–on AND off the beaten path. When I travel to Paris, you’ll find me on the side streets, sitting at a cafe sipping a cappuccino after I visit the Eiffel Tower.
I began The Skinny Soul as a personal weightloss journal, but I decided to make it public because I thought maybe reading about some of my struggles would help other people avoid those same pitfalls. The Skinny Soul soon evolved into a fitness and foodie blog. I started branching out into food and recipes because I have always always always loved cooking, and I especially love creating something new. The city of Dallas is an amazing place to live, and I want to encourage others to embrace it. Fitness is a huge part of my life, and I want to show others how fun the lifestyle can be. I also work with brands who fit into this healthy and wholesome lifestyle. I want to encourage women to embrace the body they have for its strength and beauty.
Running is a lifestyle
I am a runner. It has been difficult to call myself a runner, because until recently, I was a complete couch potato. When I started running, it was only as a means to lose weight. But I have learned to love running even when it hurts. I love running for the feeling I get AFTER the run. The peace, the rest, the pride I feel in what I have accomplished; these are the reasons I love to run. Each day is a victory. Each workout is a new record. I have walked through the fire of pushing myself harder than I ever thought possible, and I like the woman who is emerging on the other side.
You will see a lot of photos of me with my daughter, Kennedy (or “K”). She is a cross-country runner and is my unofficial “run coach.” She is the one who convinced me to move towards a healthy lifestyle, and it was with her that I trained for my first half-marathon. We completed the Dallas Rock n Roll Half Marathon in March of 2017. You can read the first installment of that experience here.
I am not a doctor or a nutritionist. I am simply a woman struggling to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and writing about it in a fitness and foodie blog. That means that sometimes I will eat cake. And sometimes I will eat quinoa.
Sometimes I have the opportunity to work with amazing brands or sponsorships. I will openly claim a sponsored post and will ALWAYS give my true opinion of that product–sponsored or not. Some of the links in a post may be affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission if you purchase a product through that link. There is no additional cost to you whether you purchase through my link or not; it just helps me out a teeny tiny bit for finding that great product and recommending it to you 🙂 This is a fitness and foodie blog, and I promise not to recommend anything to you that is counter to the balanced lifestyle I am trying to live.
Please contact me if you want to work with me. As a fitness and foodie blog, I have an opportunity to work with multiple brands or sponsors, but I also like to work with individuals that have a story to tell. We are a community, and we need one another to succeed. The bottom line is that we all are on a journey to find the best possible version of ourselves. And it is hard to try to do that alone.
So connect with me. Help me finish my 100 steps. Be a part of my story.