What Fitfluential Women Are Made Of

Posted: July 7, 2011 at 8:00 am

Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of. Mehhh. How boring! I much prefer something like this – passion and drive, authenticity and high fives, that’s what Fitfluential women are made of. Now that I can get on board with. And I have.

 Passion

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If I could only pick one word to describe myself, I would choose passionate. I pour all of myself into everything that matters in my life – my family, my faith, this blog, supporting others, and healthy living. Without these things, my life feels incomplete. My numerous passions continually make me a better person and allow me the opportunity to love my life, my God, others, as well as myself, deeper. I recognize that my passions empower me and bring me further than I ever imagined. With my passionate zest for life, I refuse to settle for less. And I refuse to allow others to believe they should settle for less either.

 

Drive 

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I strongly believe we all have the power to achieve anything we put our minds towards. I apply that in my life. Fear could not keep me from taking the first steps in pursuing my dream of achieving personal training certification. A new baby, a busy schedule, and a love of sweets couldn’t hinder my determination to care for my health and make the physical progress evident in my Body After Baby journey (next update this afternoon!). Complacency didn’t settle in and prevent me from attacking a new fitness challenge in running. Uncertainty did not stop me from signing on to speak at a blogging conference later this year. I stand behind the mindset “If I believe it, I can achieve it.” And I believe it!

 

Authenticity 

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I may love sugar, but I don’t love sugar coating things. I blog the truth. I blog with an open heart in hopes that sharing the ups, the downs, and in-betweens at full disclosure I can encourage others. Authenticity not only forces me to learn more about myself, but it also creates an environment of understanding. People can trust what I say and what I do. They can know I don’t try to hide behind any pretexts. I mean, hellloooo….I’ve blogged about my pregnant body in a bikini, my struggles with binge eating, and my secret hopes and dreams. I pride myself on my authenticity.

 

High Fives 

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I acknowledge that the paths I pursue and the endeavors I take could not happen without the love and support from others in my life. Who am I to not pay it forward? Nothing satisfies me like seeing my daughter believe more in herself from my encouragement. Or receiving an email of gratitude from a reader for helping her trust she can overcome binge eating as well. Or lending a helping hand or a non-judgmental, listening ear to a friend in need. I would consider my life well lived if I touched another’s life, inspired another soul, or motivated another lifestyle. High fives and giving back is what it is all about.

Passion and drive, authenticity and high fives. That’s what Fitfluential women are made of. That’s what I am made of and I would love to represent the Atlanta area. If you agree, I would love your support in any (or all hehe) of the following ways -

  • Comment on this post.
  • “Like” or comment on this posting on my Facebook wall.
  • Tweet the following: “ @FitFluential – I think @TinaFFF would make a FANTASTIC #FitFluential ambassador for Atlanta! http://bit.ly/jMEuxC ” or something similar in your own awesome words.
  • Visit the FitFluential Facebook page and leave a comment on their wall saying you think Tina from Faith Fitness Fun would make a great ambassador. 

Thank you in advance for your help! And Fitfluential – I would feel honored to work with you in the chance to use my passion to display what a healthy life provides to those in the greater Atlanta area. Thanks for considering me!

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77 Comments to “What Fitfluential Women Are Made Of”
  1. Sam says:

    go, girl, go!! you are a daily inspiration to me :)

  2. I’m rooting for you, girly! I let them know it too. ;)

  3. MeAgan says:

    You are always such an inspiration!! As a 32 week pregnant woman who formally suffered from an eating disorder I find so much inspiration in your body after baby post and in your motivating words in general! Having just started my blog I hope to be able to reach out to people and touch lives as you have touched mine! Thank you!!!

  4. You would make a great Fitfluential ambassador for Atlanta!!! Go Tina!!

  5. Colleen says:

    Yeah Tina!! You are so inspirational and fitfluential would be lucky to have you onboard!

  6. You are awesome Tina!! You definitely would be an amazing ambassador for FitFluential!! :)

  7. You’ve inspired me in so many ways! I can’t imagine a more qualified FitFluential ambassador!

  8. Lauren says:

    You would make the perfect FitFluential Ambassador! Seriously, I couldn’t think of a more fitting person for this role.

  9. You are such an authentic person – that’s why I keep reading. You would make a great ambassador.

  10. You would be a perfect fit for this program! Good luck. I tweeted for you. :-)

  11. You did NOT have a baby 6 mos ago! You look amazing and beyond that I fully support you as a FitFluential ambassador! You can bet I’m going to tweet!

  12. Katie H says:

    I think you would make the perfect FitFluential ambassador- you have my vote!

  13. Kate says:

    I think you’re an amazingly honest and inspiring person who I look forward to reading about almost everyday. You make overcoming flaws and taking things for what they are an easier process! You would be an incredible FitFluential ambassador because you go wholeheartedly in everything that you do and you deserve it.

  14. Wendy says:

    You would be great! Best of luck, you have my full support.

  15. I have loved reading your blog because of you authenticity and passion for what you love. I think you would make a wonderful FitFluential ambassador :)

  16. Marie says:

    who better to be a representative for Fitfluential than you??!! Your posts always inspire and are always from the heart. Good luck with this latest challenge (they would be lucky to have you!)

  17. Karen says:

    I think you would make a great FitFluential ambassador! I only wished I lived near Atlanta so I could see you in action – when you get selected ; )

  18. Tess says:

    You have my recommendation. Love your outlook on life, faith and fitness!!

  19. I can’t see why you wouldn’t make an awesome Ambassador!!! You are PERFECT for the job :-)

  20. Michelle says:

    When I think of someone who puts their mind to something and gets it done, I think of you! Honestly, I find so much inspiration from you! You would be so great at this!!

  21. Efka says:

    you are great and such a big inspiration

  22. Céline says:

    You’re inspiring, commited and kind.
    You would be a great ambassador!

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