My name is Monica Olivas. I am a certified Holistic Health Coach and running coach. I’m running and eating all around the world but my home base is in Southern California where I was born and raised. I’m also a red-headed Mexican which doesn’t really help with running or eating but might explain why I’m so loud? I started blogging over ten years ago to document my journey to lose weight and train for her first full marathon. I was a chubby kid and always struggled with my weight. In college, I tried every diet out there – Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, the cabbage soup diet… I could go on!
The scale would go up and down and up again as I starved myself… then binged and repeat. The summer after high school I started to go on walks to get some exercise and help with my weight loss. At first, I’d walk with a friend or my mom. But after the summer ended they were too busy and I had to walk alone. So I went to my Grams’ to walk on her treadmill. Eventually, I started to get bored of walking and ran a little bit. Then, I ran a little bit more. Eventually, I was running about 5 miles (albeit slow). When a friend heard this they convinced me to run a 10K with them. I reluctantly agreed.
Along the way, I fell in love with running and after that first marathon. I continued to update my website, Run Eat Repeat with recipes, workouts, and personal life updates. Now I’m run dozens of half marathons & marathons all around the US and lost 20 pounds and Run Eat Repeat grew an amazing following and continues to grow. I pursued my love of running and health and took the time to learn more about them so I could better serve my followers.
Recently, I have decided to freeze my eggs. After an unplanned divorce, egg freezing seemed like a smart and “egg-ucated” thing to do and a realistic way to increase my odds of motherhood down the line. The decision was not taken lightly and I debated the topic for over a year. I want to share my story and I also want to help you hit your goals. If you have any questions or need some support feel free to reach out to me.
“I felt frozen in my decision to freeze or not. I spent a year debating it with myself before taking the plunge. Ultimately, I chose to freeze to avoid any regrets.” –Monica Olivas
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