Exciting announcement!

Because YOU visit, email, comment, tweet, pin, and share my blog, I have gained an incredible following with thousands of viewers per day. With every click of your mouse, YOU have helped me to gain exposure by top fitness magazines, health food companies, and blogging communities! Thank YOU, because without my readers, this blog is nothing!

I am soooo beyond excited to announce that I am an official ambassador for FitFluential! I will be joining a family of fitness fanatics who spread a positive healthy message year-round. FitFluential is a “nationwide network of fitness enthusiasts sharing their journey both online and offline through multiple social media outlets.” Being an ambassador of FitFluential is such an honor, and I am so thrilled to be joining a growing company with such positive impact. I cannot wait to work with their incredible sponsors and partners! Thank you so much to Kelly Olexa for the incredible opportunity!

A little while ago, I mentioned how I was frustrated and stuck in my head battling a vicious cycle of poor body image and lack on motivation to keep up with my healthy lifestyle. I’m not perfect, and like many others, sometimes I can’t resist a piece of carrot cake, and sometimes I wake up and don’t want to exercise. My goal as the author of this blog is to be honest with my readers and share both my successes and struggles. My journey of losing and maintaining weight has had it’s share of ups and downs, and I want to influence others to stay motivated, on track, and reach their goals. Thanks to the tight knit community of bloggers and my very own readers and friends, I was able to regroup and remember why I changed my lifestyle in the first place: to be healthy and fit. I will be working with FitFluential, to share this same goal by practicing what I preach, and encouraging others to get healthy and fit!

#FitFluential starts now! After you finish reading this post, close your laptop, turn off your computer, lock your iPad, and head out for a 30 minute walk! Don’t feel like leaving the house? That’s fine! Instead, do 30 pushups on the hour, 30 squats every time you talk on the phone, jumping jacks during commercial breaks, or 30 lunges as you text your friends, whatever it is, get moving! The excuse “I don’t have time to workout” has just been removed from your dictionary of phrases. I’m sure you could squeeze in some sit-ups while you’re waiting for water to boil on the stove. There are so many little opportunities to squeeze in some reps throughout the day! You don’t need to go to the gym to tone up those arms. Grab some canned vegetables and do some tricep extensions! Just because you’re not at the gym, it doesn’t mean you’re not getting a decent workout!

I’ve been slowly coming back out of my fitness rut and back on track. I’ve been going out on walks, taking the stairs (malls, apartment buildings, office buildings), and doing squats as I cook. This week I will be starting one of my toughest challenges yet: vacation. I will be packing up my running shoes and visiting my boyfriend in Texas, but this time, I refuse to give in to vacation mode and delicious southern cooking. I will be staying #FitFluential with the help of Sam, who is pumped and has already planned out daily runs in every park in the surrounding area (I know, he’s amazing). I have been treating everyday like it’s a vacation, but it’s time to focus on myself and my health, because I know that when I am eating well and exercising, I feel great, and am so much happier with myself physically. Since Sam is helping me stay #FitFluential while on vaca, it is my goal to help you guys stay fit and healthy whether you are going through finals, celebrating graduations, or starting to slack off for summer.

I’ll be checking in from time to time to share updates and progress, and to see how you guys are doing! I’ll let you know when my official tip page is up on their website! Eeeeek, squealing big time right now!

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10 Responses so far.

  1. So proud!!!!!! Now we need another photoshoot to celebrate :)

    Response from Cardelucci | Branding + Photography
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    • Thank you! Yes we will have to do a new photoshoot soon!
      I’m thinking about changing our background to our other experiment from photoshoot #1!
      We’ll see! xo

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  2. Just found your Website thru Pintrest and really glad I finally followed thru on something I repinned! Great and inspirational blog site, will most def check back AND SHARE! Thx for sharing your triumphs and struggles! Great work!! :)

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    • Thank you so much, Steph! Health & Happiness xo

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  3. I found your blog through Pinterest and I absolutely love it! I am 24 and have recently lost 15 lbs (through diet alone) of the 25 that I want to lose. My question can be a touchy subject, so I understand if you don’t want to answer… My favorite asset used to be my legs, but after I gaining about 25 lbs, I now have cellulite :( I am getting ready to start committing to exercising. So my question is this: Can I get rid of the cellulite through exercising? Did you ever have to deal with it, and is it gone now? Or is this something that probably won’t go away? Thanks for any response, and keep up the great posts!

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    • Hi Suzanne! I am so happy that you found my blog! Congratulations on your weight loss so far, that is excellent! Exercise can definitely help to reduce cellulite. I have always had a few dimples on my upper thighs but it started to go away when I lost weight. After I reached my goal I started doing some strength training and toning exercises (The Bar Method) which helped :) Keep up the great work! Health & Happiness xo

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  4. I found your site through pinterest, and just wanted to say that you are so inspiring, and it’s been great just browsing your blog for fitness, meal, and cute DIY ideas :)!! My friend and I both just started up a weekly workout group in our area, tonight was the first night, and we are hoping that people will want to join us on our journey to getting healthier :)! One day we will get to where we want to be! Thank you again for your inspiration!:)

    Response from Denise
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    • That’s amazing Denise! I am so happy that you found my blog and have been inspired to get heathy! Love your weekly workout group idea! So cute! xo

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  5. Love that I discovered your site! I am a runner but I always have a hard time planning meals because I don’t cook. Your site has inspired me to try your recipes because they are so simple and quick compared to others. Yes- I also pinned your recipes! Thanks for sharing your story and knowledge!! I’m telling everyone I know about this site!

    Response from Elisa
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    • Thank you so much Elisa! I’m so happy that you found my site too :) xo

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