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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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. Congratulations!!! Your babies are beautiful 🙂 I love your blog and can’t wait to keep reading in 2011!

  2. I’m with you! You are an inspirational blogger! Cheers to several more years!!!!

  3. Congrats! It’s so fun looking back to FFF during it’s early days!

  4. I actually ran across your little article for fitness magazine online! It’s always so cool to see people I “know” in those things!

    Happy blogiversary! I’m glad you’ve had such a great year!

  5. How crazy! Seems like it’s been so much longer! Happy anniversary!

  6. Kelly says:

    Happy Blogiversary! 🙂

  7. Awesome – congrats on the blog anniversary. I know there will be many more to come!!!

  8. Congrats Tina! (sidenote: tagged you in my yogurt post! woot!)

    Here’s to many more years of your awesome blog! =)

  9. Kristina says:

    Yay-congrats Tina!!!!!! Looking forward to many more!!!!

  10. Ah I feel like your blog has grown immensely in only a year! Congrats 🙂

  11. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations Tina! What an amazing year you’ve had!

  12. What an amazing year you’ve had! Congratulations on all you’ve accomplished!!!

  13. I am so happy things are going well for you and that this year has brought you so much joy!

  14. Dena Bitel says:

    Happy Anniversary, I’ve been following you for over a month and I really enjoy your posts…

  15. And happy blogiversary to YOU my sweet friend! I am 100% in for year #2!!!!

  16. Holly says:

    Happy Blog Birthday, Tina!

    I am just in awe that you’ve only been blogging for a year. You have SUCH an amazing talent. I can’t believe how much you’ve accomplished in just one year! Can’t wait to see where the next year takes you. 🙂

  17. Marg says:

    Happy Blog B-day!!!

  18. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! I LOVE your blog for so many reasons, and I can’t wait to read more over 2011! 😀

  19. Congratulations on 1 year! It is quite the accomplishment! It’s amazing to look back, isn’t it?!

  20. Erica says:

    Happy blog birthday! <3 your blog and can't wait for more! You have done SO many amazing things over the last year!!

  21. Wow, what an eventful year! Look forward to more!

  22. Jess says:

    Wow! I can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for a year! That is so very cool how far you’ve come as a blogger in JUST a year. I for one cannot wait to see what the next year has in store for you…you are my blogging idol 🙂

  23. Tina says:

    What an amazing year you have had! I am so happy I found your blog, I cannot wait to see what else lies ahead for you! Congrats! 🙂

  24. Dorry says:

    What a year you’ve had! Loved looking back with you and of course excited to see what this year brings for you and your family. It sure started off with a bang. 🙂

  25. Happy 1 year!! Its so great to be able to look back on everything, and look forward to the future!

  26. lindsay says:

    thats one crazy and amazing year! Can’t wait to see whats next in 2011!
    Much love,

  27. Happy 1 year!!! I have to go back through and read all your old posts!

  28. Happy Blogiversary Tina!! I feel so lucky to have “met” you. You’re such an amazing person, and I hope youre blogging for a long time! 🙂

  29. Melie says:

    Happy blog anniversary! I really thought you were blogging much longer than this. Your blog looks so concrete and well thought! Great job! I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you and FFF! 🙂

  30. Congratulations!! Just look at all you’ve accomplished through and with FFF. You should be so proud of yourself, Tina. Thank you for opening up your life to us 🙂

  31. You’ve had a big year indeed!!! Happy Blogiversary!!! So glad FFF is here!

  32. I feel like you have been blogging forever- you seem so seasoned! Congrats:)

  33. Congratulations on 1 year Tina! You have been such an amazing support system for me since I started blogging back in October. I hope that when my one year comes around I can look back and have as much fun as you have.

    I can’t wait to see what the future of FFF holds! 😀

  34. Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Here’s to many more!

  35. mm says:

    Happy 1 year blog anniversary! 🙂

  36. yay – happy first birthday fff! 🙂 i love your blog – here’s to many more years!

  37. Mellissa says:

    1 year goes so fast! So glad to have you in my life.

    • Tina says:

      And what’s crazy is we have been talking and friends for even long than this 1 year. It’s probably been about 3. Wow!

  38. Happy one year!! I never realized how close ours were either….I’m clearly in good company though 🙂 Here’s to another year!

  39. I’m in!! 🙂 And am off to see when my re-vamp one year anniversary is. 🙂

  40. congrats on 1 full year Tina! You have come so far in a year! Wow!

  41. I’m with you!!! I can’t WAIT to see what 2011 has in store for you, Tina!! You are truly such an inspiration to me, and I am so happy that I have met you. Happy 1 to FFF!!!!

  42. Great re-cap post! Tina, I enjoy your blog so much and your beautiful honesty about so many things. Thanks for all your hard work and I know this next year will be a special one for you!

  43. Mandy says:

    Awww this is such a sweet post. I can’t believe it has been a year! Congrats!!!

    • Tina says:

      I know! I can’t believe it either. Crazy how time flies. Now if the next week and a half would fly by too so I can see you!

      • Mandy says:

        I know! I was watching you video smiling because I can’t wait to see you and give you a hug! And this time nobody gets sick 😉

  44. Camille says:

    Happy Blogiversary!

  45. Happy blog anniversary!! Quite the monumental year!!! 😀

  46. Yay! What a year! So glad that you started your blog!

  47. Robyn says:

    Congrats on 1 year of FFF and the personal growth it has brought you!

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