My 1st Article!

Posted: June 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Today has been MUCH better. I slept enough last night and took two naps, which helped a lot. Perhaps locking my keys in my car and getting free A/C at Bed, Bath, & Beyond for a couple hours helped me feel better too. 😉 It was interesting to have to entertain a 20 month old in Bed, Bath, & Beyond while waiting for Peter to bring a spare key. Apparently M likes those handheld vibrating massage thingies. Lovely. I sounded like I was walking around the store with a vibrator in my cart! The things parents will do to keep their kids happy.

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In lieu of doing a full post today, I am going to link to the article I wrote for the online magazine Faith & Fitness. This was my first opportunity writing outside of the blog and I would REALLY appreciate it if you all would click over and give it a read (or even a quick skim).

Don’t Bow to the Scale…You’re More Than A Number by Tina Reale

Please let me know what you think!!!!

24 Comments to “My 1st Article!”
  1. Mandy says:

    Congrats on the article, girl! It’s a great read 🙂

  2. Jessica Lee says:

    I think it’s a great article Tina. I didn’t know the fitness was affecting your relationship with your daughter. I’m so happy for you now that you are doing fitness and eating well for HEALTH and a balanced life. Congrats on the article!

  3. LOVED the article Tina! It’s so true what you said about numbers providing a sense of security/control. And it is soo important to not lose sight of the reason you started a particular journey. I love the family photo at the end- so beautiful!

  4. First of all…YAY, you’re back! 🙂

    Secondly, that article is amazing. It truly is. I especially liked how you addressed the connection between prayer and weight/health “success.” I too often think that those things are too trivial for God, so I don’t bother praying about them. So I have to remind myself that God is concerned with EVERY area of my life!

    Congrats on your first article! I can’t help but think that there are more to come 🙂

  5. As if it would be a bad article! Loved it girl.

  6. GREAT post – love the article – congrats! I especially enjoyed learning more about your competition training – i knew from your blog but it was nice to read it in the context of your opinions around numbers!

  7. homecookedem says:

    LOVE the article!!!!!!! Congratulations!! You are an awesome writer and even better, you are passionate about what you are writing about. I’m so impressed!! 🙂

  8. Awesome article, girlie! Very well written and great content 🙂 Love the great message.

  9. Ameena says:

    Congratulations Tina…your article is fantastic! I had no idea that you were in competitions so soon after your daughter was born. That picture of you in the bikini is fantastic. But you look happy and healthy now too. I’m glad you’ve found your happy place!

  10. You did such a great job on the article! Congrats!

    Now it’s like you’re a celebrity. 🙂

  11. Vee says:

    Congratulation Tina, what a wonderful article!

  12. Shannon says:

    Congratulations! Its a great article and you are an excellent writer 🙂 Everything you said was so very true and so beautifully written.

  13. Krystal says:

    Very cool love! Congrats!

    You did a great job, and I love that B&W pic of you and M swinging.

    The pic of the pea on the food scale made me snicker and brought back memories of O2!!!!!

  14. Jennifer says:

    Wow girl, I am so excited for you! That was a great article. I have never been to that website before until now and I am glad I found it. You are such an excellent writer and I know people would love to hear more from you. Your strength seizes to amaze me and I look up to your passion for Christ.

  15. Congrats on the article! I thought it was great!

  16. Great article Tina! You have such an honest and approachable manner!

  17. What a wonderful articile! So many valid points! Great job!! You are more than what you weigh!!!

  18. Congrats on the article Tina! I loved it. I felt the same way after my marathon – I was running so much b/c I HAD to in order to reach my goal time. But once it was over, I had no desire to run or workout. i’m slowly getting back into it, but it has been tough. Thanks for sharing – glad to know someone else has been through it and moved past it.

  19. Congratulations on your first article, Tina! How exciting!

  20. Holly says:

    I LOVED the article, Tina! As someone who is always fixated with numbers, this is something I have to tell myself often.

    I’m so glad you are feeling better, too!

  21. That’s so exciting–I think it’s fantastic.

  22. How exciting you’re first article! So excited to check it out.

  23. Nicole, RD says:

    Tina, you are a WONDERFUL writer! The article is so well-done, congrats!

    I love the “vibrator” story — too cute 🙂

  24. Congratulations on the article!!! It’s wonderful!!! I think the last line was my absolute favorite.

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