Happy 1 Year FFF

Posted: January 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm

On January 20, 2010 I opened up FFF on WordPress. I had sporadically blogged my competition prep for a couple months previously on a different blog, but wanted a fresh start with a site that reflected me more fully. Faith Fitness Fun was born after much time and consideration. With my first post I shared a chicken enchilada recipe.  I had no clue where that original post would lead me.

In the early months, I shared a lot of emotions revolving around trying to conceive our second childnot being able to pursue fitness goals, seeing another negative test, and sharing how I handled it all.

Eventually, we received that positive test and it thrilled me to share it with all of you. I even created a special vlog for it!

Over the course of the year, I documented various fun times – like our annual trip to Daytona Beach and a special trip to Philadelphia for a friend’s wedding.

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In September, I started up the 30 Days of Self-Love here on FFF. It was such an amazing time of reflection and sharing. Now, the posts will republish one topic each week to continue these important discussions.

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In October, I joined the Exposed Movement. I took an image of me in a bikini and imposed text over the image to show my true identity.

I also celebrated my little M’s second birthday. Hard for me to believe she is already a toddler!

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I shared some posts just for fun over the past year – like my “dirty little secrets” or a video of me doing Turbo Jam while pregnant.

I openly discussed personal topics without hesitation: my period, my relationship with my dad, my weight pre/during/post pregnancy, and my experience with competing in a fitness competition.

I let the pregnancy emotions pour when I faced difficult moments with pregnancy body image and being told I couldn’t workout.

Although I covered my share of emotional or more serious topics, we had lots of fun here too. I hosted a holiday blogger gift exchange, told interesting stories about crying at Walmart, registered for my first blogging conference, and was featured in Fitness magazine.

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As the blog grew, FFF branched out into new places – like applying to be a Team 4all blogger in 2011 (find out in a few weeks!).

I ended out the year on the highest of notes and welcomed the much anticipated baby B into my arms on 1/11/11.

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I can’t wait to see where the future of FFF goes. Over the past year I have experienced so much through the blog. FFF has honestly brought so much to my life. More confidence. More growth as a person. More friendships. More hope. More passion. More fun. I’m ready to embrace another year – lived of course with faith, fitness, and fun. Who’s with me?!

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117 Comments to “Happy 1 Year FFF”
  1. bought a Fitness before I knew you were in it and squealed with delight when I saw your pic! Knew you immediately from your pic and was so excited for you! Love your blog and your authenticity! Happy blogiversary! p.s. January 20th is my son’s birthday 😉

    • Tina says:

      Haha! And I actually had no clue I was in that issue until someone emailed me to let me know. I knew I was going to be in one eventually but it was cool to finally see it.

      January must be a good month for bdays. 😉

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