Alright, goal crushers in this episode we talk with Almetria Turner. Almetria is the creator and founder of Fit and Finally Free, a blog about weight loss, lifestyle management, and the road to self-discovery with the freedom to work, play, and live well. In this podcast, Almetria talks to us about who she is, her evolving relationship with running, and lastly, she gives new runners advice to help them crush their goals.



“So many people over the years wanted me to lose weight, my doctors wanted me to lose weight, but I had to want to lose weight, and it is unfortunate that I had to be reactive more so than proactive but I wasn’t going to get it done until I was ready” – Almetria Turner

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Show Notes

  • 1:28 – Who is Almetria Turner? – Runner, Lifestyle coach, food and wellness blogger, and entrepreneur
  • 2:34– Almetria shares her weight loss and gain story. “I’ve been overweight my entire life.” “We had soul food every single day”
  • 7:32 – Time for some action – Learn when Almetria knew she had to make a lifestyle change. – “Every time I went to the doctor prayed, please don’t let me have diabetes”
  • 16:06 – Learn how Almetria discovered running. “I was so Intimidated ” “I was wondered if I could jog from pole to pole”  “I didn’t know people paid for races”
  • 23:21 – Almetria talks about obstacles she ran into while running– “The main obstacle was me”
  • 23:57 – Almetria explains how running changed her life. “I’ve met so many great people since I started running” “The running community is like a family… They just want to see you win” “When you’re out on the pavement you’re family”
  • 26:25 – Almetria’s favorite running product.
  • 28:00 – Almetria discusses one of her most difficult races and what she learned from it.
  • 32:29 – Almetria gives advice to her younger/past self. – “Love yourself now, so you can love yourself later”
  • 37:32 – Almetria’s advice to new runners. – “No risk, no reward” “You won’t know unless you try” “A lot of times we are our own limitation” “You have to challenge yourself” “You can’t give up on you”
  • 43:33 – Learn more about
  • 46:24 – Almetria’s goals!
  • 50:00 – Almetria’s words of wisdom for goal crushers.


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That’s it for now. Keep crushing those goals, and we’ll be back next time!