Hey y’all, thanks for stopping by! I’m Brittany, and I started this blog as a journal for fun and to record my hobbies, goals and travel, and to share my life with my family and friends. I’m an engineer and I’ve lived in Houston, Texas, for the past 10 years. I went to school in San Antonio, Texas and grew up as an Air Force Brat moving very often.
I’m married to my biggest supporter, David, who you’ll see mentioned often in the blog. We like to do most of the same activities and enjoy spending time together, so most of the events I participate in he does as well.
I called this blog the Fit Formula because there are so many daily decisions and various aspects that impact one’s fitness, that I couldn’t categorize them all, but instead think of them as a formula – exercise, clean eating, and a little indulgence here and there are all part of it. The formula is a continual balance and is a little different for everyone. My passion for fitness started in 2006 when I joined my company’s cycling team and participated in a bike ride from Houston to Austin. I was coming from a less-than-active college experience (read: freshman 20lbs) and wanted to find a hobby that got me outdoors and meeting new friends. I quickly got hooked on cycling and even did a few races and time trials. When I met my husband, who also cycles but truly loves running, I started to run and completed my first marathon. Since we’ve raced a number of half marathons as well as shorter distance runs, and we are members of a running group year-round. With running and cycling under my belt, I decided to try triathlons, and have worked my way from a sprint triathlons up to the full ironman distance over several years. My race recaps can be found here. I’m a little bit of an endurance junkie when time permits, I just love a good training plan, and I enjoy the occasional yoga class here and there.
I also love the outdoors and would be outside hiking very often if my lifestyle allowed it! A lot of the travel David and I do is around hiking.
And lastly, I love healthy eats! I’ve found a lot of enjoyment in cooking. I’m still not at the point where I’m whipping up my own recipes, but I do like to customize on the healthy side.