What’s New???

by tinareale on November 23, 2011

Hello, hello! Welcome to the first post of the Best Body Fitness blog! I look forward to sharing many things in the future – fitness tips, motivation, healthy living topics, recipes, and more. As much fun as all that will bring, I also need to emphasize something. The blog portion of this site will keep a personal touch as well. The community and support that can develop through blogs and their readers should not be left out of a site dedicated to inspiring and achieving personal goals. So, I sincerely hope you will join me and participate just as you have over the past two years of my blogging career! It wouldn’t be the same without you!

So, let’s get caught up shall we?!


Obviously, I have spent a good portion of the past week hard at work on this site. Peter and I designed everything and I had quite a bit of background work on my hands as well. I had to make sure everything was well prepared to venture into the personal training side of things. AKA I needed to legally cover myself in lots of ways. It certainly took a lot of commitment, but I would have to say it’s worth it. I know I’m happy!


We have also been busy in other ways too. Lots of stuff on the home front. Things like preparing for Thanksgiving. Buying a new couch. Painting our dining room.


Nothing too exciting. Although, you may prefer the less exciting over the bigger “excitements” I have had recently. I’m currently getting over a non-too-pretty little medical situation. Over the weekend, I had a quite horrendous, ugly, and painful cyst appear under my arm. Turns out, I had to have some incisions to help that bad boy out. Can I just say that I did not realize how vital the armpit is in everyday movement? I have been barley able to move! Much less workout. Not the best news in the world when I have a half marathon this weekend!

If I have learned anything, though, it is that the body is strong. Even if I arrive at the start line on Saturday with stiff legs, I know I will get through the race. And I will have FUN. The most important thing of all, of course. To have FUN with my fitness. At least I know I will be well fueled. Winking smile 

Preview of what I plan to eat [x89437] come Thursday. Ohhhh…I can’t wait!

I hope you all have a spectacular Thanksgiving! And I for sure hope to see you back here on Best Body Fitness soon. Make sure you do the following, so I don’t lose ya as old things get taken down over time:

Excited for the future together! I just know it’s going to be a wild ride!!!!

Have you ever left something behind to dive right into something new? How did you feel? Gonna be real here – because that’s the only way I roll – I am SCARED to leave behind the known. But also So. Incredibly. PUMPED!

Take a look around and let me know what you think! Definitely open to feedback. And feel free to sign up for training if you’re ready to get started over the holidays. Would love to work together!


1 lindsay November 23, 2011 at 6:52 am

see, God had it all the plans! Love it Tina.

2 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

God amazes me each and every day.

3 Heather @ Not a DIY Life November 23, 2011 at 6:53 am

Congrats on the new site!

4 Lauren November 23, 2011 at 7:01 am

Tina this is AMAZING!!!! So proud of you girl. :) Love the new site and the new adventure. I’m here for you 10000%! <3

5 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Thank you SO much, Lauren!!!

6 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) November 23, 2011 at 7:16 am

I’m so excited for you and the new site, Tina! And I’m glad you’re keeping the blog portion up and running as well :) Happy Thanksgiving!

7 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile November 23, 2011 at 7:18 am

Good luck on your half and I hope you have the best Thanksgiving! Congrats on the new site, I love it! :D

8 Kat @ Living Like the Kings November 23, 2011 at 7:31 am

Congrats! And love the new site!

9 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 23, 2011 at 7:33 am

Everything looks amazing! You definitely put a lot of hard work into this!

10 Lindsay @ biking before bed November 23, 2011 at 7:36 am

Congrats Tina. This is a wonderful step for you. If I lived nearby you would be my first choice of personal trainer.

11 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm

You can always do online. ;) Haha! But I’m available if you choose. Would love to help you out. And so glad you’re here with me reading. :)

12 Céline November 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

Congratulations Tina :) This is really exciting!
Your site looks great!

13 Megan November 23, 2011 at 7:55 am

Congrats Tina! This is an exciting change and I’m excited for you! Maybe I can convince the hubby to let you be our personal trainer :)

14 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Do it!!! :)

15 Lee November 23, 2011 at 7:56 am

See, everyone loves the new site. Nothing to be nervous about! It looks great and looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. Hope your armpit feels better by then.

16 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm

They had to pack it with gauze again. I asked if I could still run and she said definitely…but should be interesting running with a gauze inside my armpit this weekend. Lovely, I know. LOL

17 Melissa November 23, 2011 at 7:56 am

Congratulations! Your site looks amazing (dining room , too). Good luck with your new venture.

18 [email protected] November 23, 2011 at 7:59 am

Congrats on the new launch:)

19 jobo November 23, 2011 at 8:06 am

LOVE the new site, love the new blog, and love your updates! Hope your armpit feels better! I can imagine mobility would be a huge issue!! good luck this weekend!!!

20 Callie @ The Wannabe Athlete November 23, 2011 at 8:19 am

Congrats and good luck on your new adventure!!!

21 Heather @ Better With Veggies November 23, 2011 at 8:35 am

I love the new site – congrats on making the switch! :-)

22 Tiff November 23, 2011 at 8:37 am

Love it! Congrats on making the jump. :)

Thursday can’t come soon enough, can it?!?

23 Heather November 23, 2011 at 8:58 am

congrats on the new site girl!

24 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 23, 2011 at 9:05 am

I’m loving this so far!!! Great start, my fired.

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

25 Katie @ Raisins&Apples November 23, 2011 at 9:13 am


26 Michelle November 23, 2011 at 9:15 am

Congrats on making a huge leap!!! Love the new site.

I love taking on new challenges – that’s what life is all about! Looking forward to following along.

27 Jess November 23, 2011 at 9:17 am

LOVE everything about this Tina. It is so YOU and I’m ridiculously happy and proud of this next phase in your life! xo!

28 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food November 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

Congrats on everything! It’s scary to make a change but I know it’s going to be great for you! :-)

29 rhonda November 23, 2011 at 9:24 am

Congratulations-and thanks for not fading away! :0)

30 Melissa November 23, 2011 at 9:27 am

So exciting! :)

31 Sara November 23, 2011 at 9:49 am

Like the new site (though my work computer is freaking out a bit. Sometimes it goes into blocking mode…eek!) I was kind of surprised that you took out the “faith” part knowing how important it is to you. And do you mean that fit looks good on “every body” or “everybody” because it looks good on everyone or on everyone’s body? I saw in the text on the front page something that made me think you meant “body.” Just wanted to let you know in case you meant something different! Good job on the site!

32 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I struggled a lot with the faith aspect and how to name this site. I actually cried a LOT and prayed a LOT about all this. This just felt the most right and I’m trusting that the way I post and the way I live will still display who I am at the core and my love of God. It definitely still matters to me. ;)

And I was between “every body” and “everbody” and wasn’t sure which one worked better.

33 Sara November 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I think it could go either way too … fitness is for EVERYBODY and for every body :-) Tricky!

I hope my computer at work doesn’t flip out so I can still read at work :-) Way to go, Tina! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Just glad you are back out in the blogosphere!

34 Alayna @ Thyme Bombe November 23, 2011 at 9:55 am

It looks so beautiful and so professional. Congrats again!

35 [email protected]'s musings November 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

I haven’t been to your old blog in awhile but wowee! this looks great! congrats on the personal trainer cert.! I can “feel” your excitement! Love the dining room too. :-)

36 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama November 23, 2011 at 9:56 am

Congrats, Tina! Exciting times. I’m so happy for you!

37 [email protected] November 23, 2011 at 10:04 am

Congratulations! The new site looks great, and so do you!! Your happiness and confidence are shining through in those new photos! :D

38 Christelle November 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

Congrats on the new site :) I’m about to start a new chapter in my life in 18 days, and I know exactly how your feeling, but it’s for the best!

39 Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run November 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

Do you remember the first time I PMed you on O2? You were the first person I even tried to communicate with on there, and I specifically remember how much just your journal inspired me. I’m pretty sure I even told you that. To this day, it still holds true. Congratulations, again, Tina!

40 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Mwah, Melissa! And of course I remember.

41 Bianca @A Healthy Gourmet Lifestyle November 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

I’m so proud of you Tina! I’ve already added the new blog to my Google Reader, ‘liked’ it on Facebook, and updated my blogroll, all within two minutes of reading the farewell post. I can’t wait to see what this new blog has in store for you. Happy Thanksgiving!

42 Paula @ lipstick and lunges November 23, 2011 at 11:21 am

Looks great Tina!!! Awesome job on the design!

43 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather November 23, 2011 at 11:23 am

Congrats on the big move!! You only have great things headed in your direction :)

44 Katie November 23, 2011 at 11:46 am

LOVE the new site! I will still be a dedicated and loyal follower! Way to go on following your dreams! You set a great example for us all.

45 Jackie @ That Deep Breath November 23, 2011 at 11:58 am

I think it’s great you’re taking a leap and doing what you’ve worked so hard for. Love the new site!! Already added to my Reader :)

46 Anna Crouch November 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Love it Tina!!! You KNOW I’ll still be reading!! I’m actually even more excited! Congrats! You deserve it for working so hard

47 Sana November 23, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I love the fresh new look!!

48 Shannon (Healthiful Balance) November 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I am loving the new site! :) It looks great and I look forward to all your upcoming posts! :) GOD BLESS!

49 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm

God Bless, indeed! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Shannon. :)

50 Lauren November 23, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Congrats on new site and new adventure. It looks very sharp around here. :)

51 Kristian @ BamaBelle....Blogs November 23, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Congratulations on the new site! It looks amazing :)
I wish you all the best! I look forward to watching your new site develop!

52 LG November 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Nice work, Tina!!! Very excited for you. From a fellow-Christian in Canada. :0)

53 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Yay! thanks! And definitely still hope to bring the glory to God here. I would not be where I am without Him. And I trust he gives me my passions for a reason. :)

54 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Love it! Can’t wait to

55 Kris | iheartwellness.com November 23, 2011 at 3:42 pm

WOOOOOOWW!! Dollface, this site is gorg!!!! Congrats on all your new adventures and the lovely energy you continue to pour into your brand!! Love it!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!


56 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Thanks Kris! I’m just trying to go after goals like a certain someone else I know (cough you cough cough) does. Love you!

57 Holly @ The Runny Egg November 23, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Tina the new site looks fantastic — and I’m so proud of all that you have accomplished. I look forward to reading more :) Have a great holiday!

58 Michelle November 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I love this site!! Way to go. I’ve been wanting to get certified for years now. I’d love any insight :)

59 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I really loved the NASM program!

60 Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good November 23, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Congrats on all the exciting changes! Happy Thanksgiving!

61 Heather (Where's the Beach) November 23, 2011 at 4:36 pm

The site looks fantastic. So happy for you and your new venture!!!

62 Em November 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Tina, I love your new site!! It is awesome!! So proud of you and all that you have been accomplishing!! :) Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!

63 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm

We need another date soon!

64 Leah @ Why Deprive? November 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

The new site is awesome Tina! You did an amazing job. I’m so excited for you – you are going to do some amazing things. :)

65 Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) November 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Wow what a move! This site looks GREAT Tina and I know you’re going to be very successful! :)

66 Sarah November 23, 2011 at 5:39 pm

This is all so exciting, Tina. I’m definitely VERY happy for you and looking forward to watching you continue to flourish.

67 Katrina November 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Girl, I would follow you anywhere. I’m so excited for you! I look forward to the new changes. You are such an inspiration to so many people. :)

68 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm

You know I’m glad you’re here, Katrina! :)

69 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Love you new site Tina!!

Have a great Thanksgiving :)

70 Felicia November 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm

congrats!! looks amazing :)

71 Julie @ Wearing Mascara November 23, 2011 at 7:50 pm

I LOVE this! The new site is incredibly well organized and easy to navigate. Congrats on your new venture. I’m excited to see this grow and grow. (Also, now I have someone awesome that I can recommend to people who want to hire a trainer but can’t afford the crazy hourly prices.)

72 tinareale November 23, 2011 at 9:47 pm

THANK YOU, Julie!!! I would love if you did that. :) And no matter what, love you for the support you always give. Have a great Thanksgiving!

73 Ana Maria November 23, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Beautiful new site, amazing job – you’re so brave! Way to be!

74 Koko @ Koko Likes November 23, 2011 at 9:58 pm

CONGRATS Tina. This is really great and I of course will follow you on this site now! xo

75 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 23, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I love the new site. I’m going to go back and change your link from the recent guest post so when it pops up in my nRelate suggestions people come here :-)

76 frk. sveske November 24, 2011 at 1:33 am

Hi Tina,

Congrats on your new fantastic site. I really look forward to follow you here.
I wish I lived in the north metro-Atlanta area so you could be my personal trainer. You have a great deal of inspiration and knowledge, I would love to have just a part of. Your mission is great and I’m sure you will succeed.
For sure I will follow you here from little Denmark.
Happy Thanksgiving!

- frk. sveske
(Miss Prune, I know not charming, but a often used nickname in DK)

77 C November 24, 2011 at 10:50 am

Congrats on the new site! I love it. Good luck to you in your new adventures. Happy Thanksgiving!

78 Sara @ Nourish and Flourish November 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Tina, I’m thrilled for you and this new adventure you’re embarking upon! Love the new site, and I will most definitely be following you for inspiration==both physical and emotional. :) Congrats! <3

79 Kia November 26, 2011 at 8:30 am

Congratultions Tina. The site looks great.

80 Helen November 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Oh love the new site. I can’t wait to look around some more. Follow you heart. God’s plans will fall out perfectly :)

81 esmemerrie November 30, 2011 at 12:41 am

The new site looks great!!! So clean and fresh :D I’m so excited to get to watch you live out this new adventure!

82 Mellissa December 5, 2011 at 10:16 am

I am so far behind, I love the new look and site. Great job and congrats on making dreams come true.

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