The Last One

by tinareale on March 11, 2014

Hi, friends! It’s been about two months since I shared my last post and my considerations to leave behind blogging. And I wouldn’t have felt right never coming back to give an official good-bye.

This is the end.

I don’t think I can even begin to express how much my experiences blogging have meant to me. I love each of you that have come along on this journey with me. This venture has helped me to grow in so many ways and I don’t believe it would have happened if not for wonderful people like you.

A part of me doesn’t want to leave it behind, but the past two months have shown me very clearly that I am making the right decision by moving on to new things. I thought I would get a strong urge to share things here again…but I oddly haven’t. I suddenly feel more desire for keeping things I experience more personal with those whom I originally share experiences. I’m learning so much about myself personally and relishing it fully. I find myself at such peace…something that confirms my original steps into this departure.

Things have been going really, really well since my last post. I’m spending incredible amounts of devoted time with my family and loved ones. I’m practicing a lot of yoga and loving every minute of it. I have even had the opportunity to co-teach here and there and can’t wait to see where the path leads after I finish my training in July. It encompasses all I believe about fitness – the need for physical, mental, and spiritual wholeness and health. It just makes sense for me to pour my heart into it. But more so I’m all about pouring my energy into my family.

I honestly debated for a long time just how I could keep up this site or the online training. I came up with numerous ideas, because I know there are quite a few of you out there who felt disappointed to no longer have Best Body Bootcamp around. Unfortunately, nothing felt right in my heart. However, to honor the numerous requests I have received, I DO have previous plans available on the Best Body Bootcamp page. I didn’t want to leave those looking for the workouts without the chance to try them. I loved creating them and so decided to still share them. For those who have been with me for one or more BBB rounds – you rock! It is a very special community and I truly will miss it. Keep on with your hard work! And have fun!

So while good-bye saddens me deeply, it also excites me that much more. I leave you today urging you to always believe. Both in yourself and in the paths and opportunities set before you that may seem scary at first glance. Go live. Go love.

Love,

Tina

{ 16 comments }

1 Lee March 11, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Let’s hang out soon!

2 Terry March 11, 2014 at 10:23 pm

I’m stronger in many ways because of you…thank you!

3 Katy Widrick March 11, 2014 at 10:33 pm

As your friend and a longtime reader, I’m sad to see such a great resource and unique perspective go. But I completely understand and support you in all of your new ventures…and since the two-month trial brought you so much peace, I know it’s the right decision!

4 Pua March 12, 2014 at 2:43 am

Thank you, Tina. I did your BBB last year and really enjoyed it. Your encouragement, your commitment, your positivity, and your faith was so inspiring. I’ll miss your blog! Best of luck!

5 Carla March 12, 2014 at 7:31 am

big big big big hugs.

xoxo

6 lindsay March 12, 2014 at 7:40 am

love you and have been praying for you. So glad that GOD has shown you where to focus. Thanks for inspiring us and glad i can still see you via FB and instagram. <3

7 Caroline March 12, 2014 at 7:51 am

Thanks for all you poured into BBB. I’ve taken what I learned there and have implemented it into the gym for strength training, and have been really enjoying it. Enjoy investing in your family as your kids grow up!

8 Brittany @ Britt's Blurbs March 12, 2014 at 7:57 am

Going to miss your caring and compassionate attitude towards health and fitness but understand that is an important move for you and your family. I am so happy to hear you have found happiness and peace. All the best to you lady! xoxo

9 Maria March 12, 2014 at 11:42 am

So sad to see you go, but so very much happy for you. Obviously, the decisions you are making are what is best for you and your family and who can argue with that? I also get a surge of motivation and peace (oddly enough) when I see people make healthy decisions in their lives – decisions that will improve their lives. So thank you for a gentle reminder to put yourself and those you love first.

Best wishes to you!

10 Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) March 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Selfishly sad to see you go, but so happy you have made the right decision for you and your fam! <3

11 Jolene March 12, 2014 at 5:01 pm

I ADORE this Tina. I love how happy, settled, at peace and how much living you are doing screams through this post. And we must must MUST stay in touch no matter what. You are just awesome.

12 Heather @ Better With Veggies March 12, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Proud of you following what is right and I’ll miss getting to catch up from afar. I guess we’ll have to revert to email (gasp!).

13 Coco March 13, 2014 at 11:12 pm

I’m so glad I found your blog when I did so I had a chance to get to know you. I hope our paths cross again.

14 Christine @ Love, Life, Surf March 13, 2014 at 11:54 pm

I’m so very glad to have found you too and am grateful for all that you have given to us and the blogging community. I love this and, like Jolene said, how happy and settled and at peace you sound. That makes me so happy for you. I do hope that our paths cross at some point (and maybe I’ll get a chance to take one of your yoga classes!)

15 Allison Thompson March 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm

I will miss your inspiring posts, workouts, support, and sense of community. But, I wish you the best of everything in your journey. Thank you for helping me becoming more confident and step out of my comfort zone when it comes to fitness. I am stronger and more confident because of the things I have done and learned from you and Best Body Boot Camp. Much love to you, Tina!

16 Heathers Looking Glass March 25, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Just catching up and so sad to read this. I do understand, but I am sad to not be able to hear about how you and your sweet family are doing on a regular basis. You are loved and will be missed in the blogging world!

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