Meet Jillienne

IMG_5754_small_CropHello! I’m Jillienne. I created this blog to document my wellness journey.  A year ago I realized something needed to change.  I suffered from horrible migraines, always felt tired, and I had gained 20 lbs since graduating from college in 2009.  Finally, I figured out that my body was trying to tell me to “WAKE UP! And stop eating those Jalopeno Cheetos, Lean Cuisines, and Diet Coke.”

I was not always unhealthy.  As a child I grew up in a household that had many fruits and vegetables in the fridge. Thanks Mom!  My oldest friend’s mom called me the Little Bunny Rabbit because I was a rare child who loved all things plant-based.  It was not until later that I experimented with unhealthy diets and strange cleanses, but I’ll save that story for a future post.

Now, I am eating a healthy, clean diet. In December of 2012, I started seeing a personal trainer and have gotten great results.  I never really knew how to workout before now.  The 20 lbs I gained after college and marriage have come off.  And the migraines are few and far between!

This year, I found a passion for running and even completed my first full marathon with Team Nutribullet.


I also joined the California Triathlon club and have made it my mission to get more young females involved in triathlons. 2014 will be known as the year of the triathlon as I have six races planned leading up to my first 70.3.


Throughout the blog I may refer to my best friend, boyfriend, and husband (a.k.a the Bear).


…Or my dogs: IMG_5717_small

Thing 1


And Thing 2


I hope that I can share the things I have learned through this blog.  I encourage you to join me on this journey towards a fit, healthy life!

Why Chasing Raspberries? Read this post.

19 thoughts on “Meet Jillienne

    • Thank you! I’m so happy whenever I get a new follower. P.S. I found the dress at Urban Outfitters fairly recently.

  1. “Bunny”, you were blessed to be raised on a private road with lots of fruit trees and avo’s. You were a healthy eater until life got busy with school and work. Never too late. You are doing it all so wonderfully. The payoff is that you feel and look fabulous! So proud of you and this blog. Thank you!

  2. hi miss jillienne its very nice your blog , and so interesting , i hope to meet you some day when you come to mexico , im a professional runner and triathlete , and spinning teacher, i love the challenge and i think its very nice meet people around the world , i met people from a lot countries and right now im planning a new challenge , sorry for my english , add me a facebook o send me a e mail or abel gaggiola facebook .

    have a nice day , for the glory

  3. Hi Jillienne! Just got done checking out your blog and had a quick question. I was hoping that you could email me back when you get the chance. Thanks!

    Emily : )

  4. Hi Jillienne! My name is Mario. I was hoping you could answer a question I have about your blog! You can email me at trucillo.mario (at) recallcenter (dot) com

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