130lb Weight Loss Success Story and Vegan Runner Dacia Root

RB30: Dacia Root – 130lb Weight Loss Success Story and Vegan Runner

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Show Notes:

In today’s episode, I welcome Dacia Root, a health and fitness blogger at My Roots To Grow who has an amazing story of transformation and weight loss success.

Dacia has been writing about her journey to get active and in shape since 2011.  She is a runner, newly vegan, and has lost over 130lbs to date. She hopes to inspire others through her writing, covering topics that include her own path to health and fitness.

In this episode:

  • How Dacia lost 130 lbs by changing her mindset, lifestyle habits, and attitude toward living a previously sedentary lifestyle
  • How she started running, only to stop a week later frustrated and unsure of what to do next.
  • How adopting lower impact exercises and reaching a healthier weight allowed her to successfully return to running after a difficult start.
  • How blogging and writing led to better accountability, increased, motivation, and greater self-confidence for Dacia.
  • How she learned health basics from Weight Watchers but then adapted her own way of healthy eating.
  • The key factors that helped her change her habits and successfully lose weight.
  • How the What You Can, When You Can movement (#wycwyc) changed Dacia’s attitude and approach to healthy living.
  • How experimenting with food and tracking feelings about food and meals led her to adopt a Vegan lifestyle.
  • What her typical training week ooks like.
  • Dacia’s final parting advice for runners.


More from Dacia:

My Roots To Grow Blog


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Steve is the founder and head running coach of RunBuzz.com. Steve is host of the RunBuzz podcast and founder of PaceBuilders, a complete online training program for runners. Steve is a RRCA / USA Track and Field Certified Running Coach and resides in Lewis Center, Ohio.