Life is a Highway & We’re on an Adventure!


If you’re new here, it’s so great to meet you! Thank you for joining my nutrition + fitness community. And if you’ve been here for awhile, thank you for sticking with me over the years, and putting up with all of my dog content and pictures (I’m slightly obsessed). I love ya’ll.

My name is Abby McQueeney Penamonte. But you can call me Coach Abby. I’ve been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) for 19+ years!! And I’ve been a Personal Trainer + Coach for 10 years.

I run a badass FB Community: Weight Lifting, Nutrition, & Lifestyle for Women that’s filled with free content, live trainings, and community support and encouragement. If you haven’t joined, just be sure to answer the Q’s to get admitted.

I used to compete in ultra-marathons. I have run 7 x one-hundred mile races in my lifetime πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ In 2013, I competed in (and won) the Grand Slam of Ultra Running. This consists of running 4 x 100 mile races within a summer. My fastest time was 22 hours and 6 minutes. And no, most people that are competitive don’t stop to “rest” or take a nap.

But… during my career as a runner, I struggled silently with an eating disorder and abused exercise and my body. It was no surprise really that my body had enough of my behaviors and by 2014, I was forced to retire from running. I then discovered lifting weights + eating carbohydrates, and fell in love pretty quickly.

My body slowly transformed from a small, thin endurance athlete eating <1200 calories a day + <30g Carbs, obsessed with eating “clean” ➑️ to a strong, muscular strength athlete enjoying >2600 calories a day + >300g Carbs, enjoying balance + all foods.

I went on to compete in Powerlifting and went to Powerlifting Nationals in 2018. My all time PR’s are: Squat 290#, Bench 190#, and Deadlift 340# at 63kg weight class. Now I lift weights to be my strongest version of myself and to be able to lift my two yellow labs, Molly and Max. My new fave PR is a 52.5# weighted Pull-Up (aka Pup-Up). This is Molly’s body weight. πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ My husband, Jase, and the Pups and I also love hiking in Colorado. My goal is to be able to hike for a life time πŸ”οΈ
Serving women and teaching them how to fuel their bodies, be a badass inside + outside the gym, and to no longer be at war with their bodies is my mission in life. I legit was put on this Earth to do this very thing. I want to be the coach I wish I had when I was struggling with my eating disorder and I don’t want anyone to experience what I did, which is why I specialize in helping women learn how to fuel their bodies to look good + feel good. That’s what gets me up every morning. πŸ’ͺ🏼

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