Announcement Time

Posted: November 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

Well, I have had a whirlwind of a few weeks over here. I missed all of you so much! I can’t express enough gratitude for your patience while I got some important things sorted out. Some scary things. Are you ready for the announcement? Here goes!

I will no longer be blogging at Faith Fitness Fun.

Yes. You read that right. I will no longer be blogging here at FFF.

That’s only because you will now find me blogging somewhere else.

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I sincerely hope you will join me at my new site and blog – Best Body Fitness at www.tinareale.com

You might wonder, “why the change?”

After getting my NASM certification, I knew I would have to make a choice. Sit on my certification and keep going with the blogging I have set up here on FFF. Or do something new that can allow me to start doing something with the passion and goals I had for myself when first deciding to get certified.

I couldn’t do both. I couldn’t run two separate sites. Or blog and seek out work somewhere outside the home as a trainer. I just couldn’t.

Which is why I’m here now. Taking a leap of faith and leaving behind the known for the unknown.

I shared this quote last week, because I couldn’t think of anything more fitting. This change is painful. It’s painful to say goodbye to a site I love. It’s painful to think of losing any of you. It’s painful to know my dreams could crash and burn right around me.

But, it is beautiful. It is beautiful to do what I know is right and trust the journey.

Time for the details!!! What is Best Body Fitness even like???

Best Body Fitness will be a site dedicated to helping others achieve a healthier lifestyle. A place to encourage a fit, strong, healthy body as the best body you can have. I will offer online personal training services (and am open to communication in setting up in-person training in my area). While I will provide online training, that is NOT the focus of Best Body Fitness!! It will still be a personal site.

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I didn’t want to give up something I love so much with blogging – and I won’t. We will still be able to connect in that same capacity over there. I think the community is vital to having a site that encourages others in a healthy lifestyle. Which is why I will still be blogging there. It will certainly take a different format with a bit more focus on sharing fitness, motivational topics, recipes, and such…but I refuse to turn into an impersonal site!

You will still get personal updates. Still catch up on my running, my family, my thoughts, “Stuffed With Emptiness” posts, etc. You will still see similar topics to what I cover here. Just at a new place. Not more than once a day. A bit more fitness, healthy living focused. And with training offered through the site at a very affordable price. A full MONTH worth of workouts and support for less than a one HOUR session with most in-person trainers. You know I love a deal!

PS – I will NOT be hounding you every day with “Train With Me!!!” comments!  Winking smile

Go ahead and check out the FIRST POST now! Then, pretty please:

Also, be sure to let me know if you’re interested in any training or if you have any questions. Send them to me at [email protected]

Before I sign off here, I must do something:

Thank you for making FFF such a wonderful part of my life. Thank you for the endless support. Thank you for believing in me. This isn’t goody-bye. It’s just a new beginning. A new beginning that I hope you will take with me. Cheers!

 
82 Comments to “Announcement Time”
  1. Alicia says:

    That is great!! It makes perfect sense! I can’t wait to see what you have in store!!

  2. lindsay says:

    Just so stinkin excited for you!!! Love the new site!

  3. Khushboo says:

    Wow congrats Tina! I saw you tweeted your new site earlier and loved the layout! I admire your ‘go getter’ attitude and you defo still have me as a reader :)

  4. Ooh so exciting!
    I’m really happy for you, I hope you really enjoy this new stage in your blogging :-)
    I will definitely be reading your new blog!
    Congratulations Tina!!

  5. The new site looks great, Tina!

  6. Andreina says:

    Of course I will continue to follow you on your new site, I mean, reading your posts has become part of my everyday life. It´s a place where I get motivation, hope and faith when I need some. I don´t know you but yet I feel so close to you, I know it´s weird. Thank you for keeping the site personal that´s what will make it unique. And success on your new adventure!

    • Tina says:

      That’s what I’m hoping. I definitely still want a personal side and believe it has a place. Hope to see you there with me. :)

  7. Congrats Tina!!! You are awesome and I think that was an amazing decision to make. I definitely added you to my reader!! xoxo

  8. Jen says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to checking out the new site, and definitely have missed you the last few days…

  9. Looking forward to visiting your new website, Tina! Congrats! :-D

  10. Heather says:

    Congratulations, Tina!! Good for you for following your dreams.

  11. Congratulations Tina on your new adventure! Sounds like life is getting more exciting for you!

  12. Ela says:

    First off, congratulations! That’s awesome that you’ve figured out your next step so well.

    I’ll go check out your new site, but main comment is best of luck and I’m sure you have such a wonderful following already that you will only fly higher.
    love
    Ela

    • Tina says:

      Thanks so much, Ela! I really really appreciate your support. You have been such a great friend through blogging for so long. Love to you!

  13. Lee says:

    The new site looks great, Tina!

  14. jobo says:

    SO excited for you and this new beginning…I’ll miss FFF but I AM THRILLED for what’s to come for you and will be following each and every step :)

  15. Kelly says:

    Tina…very happy for you. I hope this new business venture works out! But I have to admit that I am somewhat dissappointed. A few weeks ago you wrote such a heartfelt and honest post about how because you had the word “faith” in your blog name you lost out on a higher readership and some advertisement/work opportunities. You went on to say how you didn’t care because your faith was such a part and direct extension of you that it didn’t matter. I am Jewish and have never hid from that but I read your blog loyally because it was such a direct reflection of you.

    I feel like now your new blog has no mention of the word faith and I feel like, almost, that it’s a sellout. I’m sorry…I would never mean to crush your excitement but I just feel like you are always so honest with us that I had to be honest too.

    I am excited for you and I will continue to read your blog, of course.

    • Tina says:

      You know I always welcome such honest comments. And you know me well.

      In fact, this was a HUGE HUGE HUGE challenge for me. I was in such conflict over this. I spent many times bawling my eyes out when in prayer over which path to take with blogging or personal training. In all that prayer only the new name and the new steps came up. It was the only thing that felt right to me. Yet I still struggled because I didn’t want who *I* am to get lost in the switch.

      I’m hoping that by still keeping the blog part of the site personal in reflection for the most part that I can continue to display my faith and what it has brought me that way. It’s been a bit of an internal battle and I certainly still refuse to hide my faith at all. I’m glad you will still be reading. You and I go way back in this blog world and I truly consider you one of my closest blog friends. Thanks for always keeping me honest, Kelly! Love you!

      • Kelly says:

        I love you too! I would never stop reading your blog and I am proud of you for taking this step. Thanks for letting me express my honet opinions and I should have known that you struggled with the desicion. That is so you. Meaning you pour every part of yourself into all your actions and that always translates in your blog. :)

    • Tina says:

      And oh – my decision for the site/name had no bearing on readership goals or opportunities. It jsut felt right. I want people to know their best body is a healthy and well one – inside and out, physically and emotionally. ;)

  16. SO excited for you, Tina!! I hope this takes off and flies!!! :D
    This is kind of what I do with Fitconomy (my training website and bog) but I just don’t give it as much TLC as I need to. I know you will succeed:)

  17. Runblondie26 says:

    COngrats Tina! Besrt wisheson your new endeavor!

  18. Christine says:

    Yes! I’m totally excited for the new site. Great job!

  19. SO EXCITING! i read the first line and changed my reader immediately…i can’t wait to spend some time today catching up on the posts you already have there!

    so proud of you my beautiful friend :)

  20. So excited for you! Unfortunately the site is blocked for me at work so I can’t even rush over and check it out :-(

  21. Lori Lynn says:

    Congratulations on the new site!! I would have been sad if you stopped blogging all together. I really enjoy reading your posts!

  22. When we had talked over coffee, I remember you saying you wanted that site! SO glad you got it and that it’ll work to your benefit! Praying you get many many clients, friend!! :)

  23. heather says:

    I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited for you.
    and proud of you.
    [but v. sad the new site is blocked on my work pc :( ]

    • Tina says:

      You’re not the only one! Wonder why that is? Boo hiss! And thanks for the love/support Heather.

      PS – Peter wanted me to sign on as http://www.bitchinarms.com He still thinks its hilarious! And I do too. you’ve started a new nickname in this house. LOL

  24. Congrats Tina! I saw the site last night and think it’s awesome. Big leap of faith but I”m sure it will pay off for you!

  25. YAY Tina … this sounds exciting and I will OF COURSE join you at your new site :)

  26. I kind of WANT you to hound me with “train with me” messages. LOL!

    Congrats! I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  27. AHHH congrats!!!!! That is so so so awesome :) . And I am so excited for you! I am updating my reader right now, and liking you on facebook! I guess I should change my “blogroll” too ;) . LOVE YOU TINA!

  28. That’s exactly what I thought you were up to. :) That’s awesome…and best of luck to you!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  29. katie says:

    How awesome for you!!! CONGRATS girl! Good for you to follow your heart and dreams!! Im so damn happy for you!!! <3

  30. Jess says:

    SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Sara says:

    Makes sense! Congrats.

  32. Congrats and see you at the new address!

  33. This is wonderful, Congratulations!

  34. You know I’ll still read! I’m am so so happy for all the positive changes you’ve made for yourself. I hope this new venture gives you everything you’re hoping for!

  35. YES TINA!!!! This is perfect!
    You go forth and fitness blog, this sounds perfectly suited to you. Huge congrats, and I will be following for sure :)

  36. Christelle says:

    Congrats Tina!! So happy for you :)

  37. Diana says:

    This is so exciting! And of course, I’ve added your new site to my google reader – got to have my Tina updates! :)

  38. You’re in my new reader. Hope to see some of the same content as I absolutely have loved FFF.

    Congrats on your new journey =)

  39. So stinkin’ proud of you!!!! Congratulations on everything you’ve accomplished this year, Tina. Your new blog is in my reader!

  40. Laura says:

    Congrats, Tina! I already love the new blog, a lot of great workout ideas! You know we’ll all keep following you, whatever the URL :)

  41. Congratulations!!! Such big news Tina! I’m sure the change is scary right now, but I think you are going to be 100% successful with your new venture. You have a passion for fitness and a unique way of making it about being your best, not fitting into a mold. You won’t be loosing me as a reader, I’m off to check out the new site!
    -Paula

    • Tina says:

      Thanks, Paula. Your words nearly brought me to tears! I always hope that my hope in achieving your own personal best shows.

  42. Soooooo excited for you!! Heading to your new site now!

  43. Mac says:

    Being in the personal training business as well, I can’t wait to see how your new site unfolds! I know you will be the same true, personal Tina so can’t wait! I’m adding you to my Google Reader now :)

  44. Good for you! I’m thinking about using my site for private practice clients as well, but I’m not nearly as tech savvy. Some day!

  45. So, SO excited for you girl. Congrats, again! ;)

  46. Congrats Tina! Looking forward to following you in the next phase if your life/journey/career!

  47. This is so exciting! I will definitely continue following at your new home!! CONGRATS!!!

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