My assumption is that all of you perceptive people have realized that my site has changed. Change can be hard, but is so necessary sometimes, and this change is good! Promise!! I hearby announce that  ElectraFi is here!

I have written about my story, the real story behind Electra. The story of learning to love myself one day at a time, through lots of sweat, a lot of trial and error, and a whole lot of patience.

My original blog and site http://vanillabeanlean.com is near and dear to my heart. It’s hard to not see that address in my posts anymore. But truthfully, I had outgrown the name. Will it still be around, potentially for recipes and such? Yes, as far as I know. Is it going to be my primary “web residence” as it once was? No, not anymore.

I began blogging when my takeaway was about “abs abs abs” and that is no longer my focus. ABS ALONE ARE NO LONGER YOUR FOCUS!? Blasphemy. But it’s the truth!

What is the focus?

  • Is being fit a focus? Yes. Strong? Yes. Working out? Yes. Sweating? My GOSH, YES! Along with health, nutrition, creating a balanced life, self-love, success.

Is it hard to talk about what I used to focus on?

  • I never thought I’d ever in a million years share my entire story. It was TERRIFYING the first time. It gets easier every time I write about it. Does it make me feel ashamed? No, I just pray that no one was trying too hard to get to that point that my being too lean pushed them too far, exactly what had happened to me. The hardest part for me was that people praised me for what I looked like, how “dedicated” I was. Truth is, I was unhealthy. I was too lean, and I was not dedicated – I was obsessed. In an ugly way. Vanilla Bean Lean ended up being a platform for that. And for that exact reason, and the way I have grown out of caring about abs like I once did, I grew out of the name Vanilla Bean Lean. Lean was my primary focus. Lean is great if done in a healthy manner, but lean alone is no longer a trap I am captive in, and therefore, it was very important to me to provide myself a platform to reach all of you for exactly the reasons I want to.

ElectraFi. To me it’s all about helping others to electrafi their lives through happiness in many ways. One way is obviously through sweat.

New name. Same me. Same fun. Same workouts. Same inspiration.

On that note, here’s a fun, quick workout that will get your shoulders burning!

[5x through: 10 squats (bodyweight) & 10 shoulder pushups with one leg raised! They don't look all that hard but I promise you'll be feelin' the shoulder burn! ;-) I absolutely LOVE outdoor workouts!]

The beauty of connecting your body through moving and sweating with how you feel about yourself is a gift, and it takes practice. I promise I’ll be here every step of the way.

I’m Electra, the woman that was behind Vanilla Bean Lean who has had to work really hard to learn to love myself the way that I should have all along. I’m Electra, the woman behind ElectraFi who loves herself unconditionally and will teach you how to empower yourself in the same way. I’m is no longer as lean as I once was. But I am much more powerful, stronger, happier, and beautiful. I now work out and fuel my body with healthy foods because I love my body, no longer because I think there’s something wrong with it.

I’m so excited you’re here – http://electra-fi.com & I’m so excited to have all of you on board, and cannot wait for everyone else that joins. No matter where you are in your journey, I promise that you are worth it. You are enough, yet can still be better, and I’ll teach you how to be happy in that. I will encourage you and show you how to be the best you while I share me, working on being the best me I can be. Our work isn’t ever done. But there’s a happy place where being happy with yourself and bettering yourself can come together and can both occur at the same time. And when it does, it is a beautiful thing.

Since undergoing some changes, I’d really love y0ur support here as well as around the social media webworld! Let’s be friends! :-D

(P.S. Those of you who are on twitter and IG, I will be using the hashtag #electrafiyourlife and I’d LOVE if you get in on the fun so we can all find each other and support each others’ goals!)

And last but not least - THE UNDER ARMOUR GIVEAWAY WINNER IS …

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sarah Jordan! Congratulations! We’re all a bit jealous of you right now ;-) Please email me at ielectrafi@gmail.com within 48 hours with your top size, bottom size, shoe size and address so we can get your killer UA swag out to you!


  • What do you think of electra-fi.com vs vanillabeanlean.com?
  • What are some of your goals for yourself and things you’re working on right now?
  • What are some things you love about yourself?
  • What big news is going on in your life?


  1. Comment by Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile:

    Love this and the new site!!! So happy for you :D

  2. Comment by Abby @ BackAtSquareZero:

    Love that the change represents working towards a more healthy, balanced, happy you!

  3. Comment by Sarah Kay Hoffman:

    Congrats!!!! You will be phenomenal:)

  4. Comment by She Rocks Fitness:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Congrats on the new look and attitude! XOXO

  5. Comment by Annette@FitnessPerks:

    I am SO excited for you!!! LOVE it!! <3

    And you're so right–you gotta be YOU. Yay for a new part of the journey! xo

  6. Comment by Tamara:

    Love the new, clean look! You’ll do well here, I just know it!

  7. Comment by GiGi Eats Celebrities:

    YOU ELECTRIFI MY LIFEEEEEEE!! And I am thrilled with your re-brand… I really am! I am doing a happy dance for you!! :D If you come to LA ever, we can do one together!

  8. Comment by Heather (Where's the Beach):

    Congrats on the change!

  9. Comment by Amanda @runtothefinish:

    excited to see this new you emerge!

  10. Comment by Presley @ Run Pretty:

    Love this times a thousand!

  11. Comment by Nancy:

    Ahh love the new name!

  12. Comment by Charissa:

    Congrats on the new site – it does seem to suit you better!! Love your emphasis on strength!

  13. Comment by Kerri (@KerriOlkjer):

    LOVE the change! Off to make sure I follow you everywhere. :)

  14. Comment by Natasha:

    YAY im glad to see you are back! love your posts girl – you are amazing and inspiring to me! I’m totally on the same page as you are about getting out of the “leanness trap.” For most, it is such an unsustainable, mostly miserable and controlled lifestyle! Life is about having fun – fun with friends, being active (fit or whatever), and experiencing everything awesome! Worrying about abs is such a RIDICULOUS idea that so many of us focus on!

    Anyways, I look forward to your posts and bright future!

    Rock on chica

    • Comment by electrafi:

      I am so psyched you’re here!! YESSS!! Thanks girly, I so appreciate the support and love that you’re on the same page! XO

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