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Mar 12

I’m Everywhere Focker

Well, I’m not exactly everywhere but I’m branching out on the inter webs.  It’s your lucky day!

The first place you can find me (after here of course!) is on fitbie.com.  What the hell is a Fitbie?  Well, I’ll tell you.  It’s the very first place I’ve been hired to do freelance writing!  I no longer need to use air quotes when I say I have to work, because I now have a bona fide paying job.  And, I’m actually getting paid to write and write about health and fitness online.  Now if I could just hire a personal chef, housekeeper and and a U.S. Marine to handle my boys, I would be living the dream!

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In case you’re wondering, this blog post is a shameless promotion of Fitbie in general and of my articles in particular.  If you want to bail, now is the time.  However, I have two other slightly amazing announcements after the plugs so…you may want to stick around.

In my very first article I actually found something I could DIY – a butt lift.  That’s right, my first online published article was titled: “Get A DIY Butt Lift.”   I was so excited to see my byline that I didn’t even re-read the article until later in the day.  Once I did, I noticed that about halfway through, there was a link that read:  Have Better Sex With Moves From Celeb Trainer Harley Pasternak.  Well, ok then.

My next article was not nearly as salacious, but more along the lines of diet temptations and how to beat them:

The Biggest Diet Temptations May Make You Reevaluate Your Social Life

Basically you should hang out with your fit friends more because they’re not going to order the chocolate molten lava cake with four spoons.  But what fun are they, right?

I would love it if you all follow me on Fitbie by signing up for the online newsletter HERE and follow Fitbie on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.  If you do, when I’m rich from freelancing, I’ll buy you your choice of services from a housekeeper, chef or Marine.  What you chose to do with the Marine is your business.

In other news…

I’m now a Sweat Pink Ambassador with FitApproach!

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What does this mean, exactly?  Fit Approach is a great network of like-minded women who love to sweat and inspire others to do the same.  I love the first couple lines of their mission statement:

“We believe that kicking ass is best done in pretty shoes. We’ve learned that real women sweat, and sweat hard.”

Yep, that’s me.  Plus, they support all kinds of events all over the states and open up opportunities for bloggers to test out the latest in fitness gear, fuel and activities.  Stay tuned for more sweat on these pages.  Only this time it will be pink!

Lastly, there was a little drama surrounding this last one.  Of course.  I applied last November to become a FitFlunetial Ambassador.  I actually think it was the very first “ambassadorship” (besides Runnerbox) that I officially applied for. I meticulously filled out the application and, at the time, had rather dismal numbers on some of  all of my social media platforms and I wasn’t even on Pinterest for God sake!  So, when the ambassadors were announced a few weeks ago and I wasn’t selected, I figured it was because of that.  I was super bummed and I may have checked my email 3,000 times once I saw announcements being made on FB and Instagram.  I had to be sure, of course.

Luckily I confided in one of my best bloggy friends, Melissa from The Valentine RD, about my rejection.  Her response was something like “Oh hell no.  They would be insane not to accept you, check your spam.”  I did and there was nothing.  But, Melissa didn’t give up (even when I had!) and forwarded me an email from the good folks at FitFluential saying some emails bounced back but they’re not sure which ones so if you didn’t hear, send them an email.  I did and they responded that I was in fact accepted and I’m proud to announce:

I AM A FITFLUENTIAL AMBASSADOR!

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After all that work, I’m tired.  All this freelancing and chasing down ambassadorships is hard!  But, I will press on to lead, motivate and inspire like I never have before!…right after I take a nap.  Ok, snack first and then a nap and then definitely all the motivation and inspiration I can muster.

 

Any freelancing advice for me?  What kind of article would you like to see on Fitbie?

If you’re a blogger – what’s the best thing about your ambassadorships?  Which is your fav and why?

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  1. emma @ be mom strong

    I knew you had to be chosen Allie! Congrats! No idea what it will entail but excited as I see FitFluential all over the place!
    PS- Got your email just haven’t taken a second to respond! I haven’t run once this week yet haha… too many darn spin classes I’m teaching!
    emma @ be mom strong recently posted…Jessie’s Pizza Salad Recipe and Fast Tabata VideoMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks Emma! No rush on the email, we have time 🙂

  2. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    Welcome to the Sweat Pink AND FitFluential families! Of course you would be a part of both! 🙂
    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama recently posted…Salad A DayMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks Angela!!

  3. Janine Huldie

    Awesome on both accounts and I have done a bit of freelance writing myself and I am definitely going to check you over there. Last year, I did the Jamba Juice Ambassador Program, but must admit I stopped doing it, because the two girls running it were so very scatterbrained and felt like I was doing all this work for nothing on top of that. But wising you tons of luck with this program and can’t wait to hear more about it as you get further involved 🙂
    Janine Huldie recently posted…My Photo Blunder & The Importance of Family PortraitsMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks Janine and thanks for the heads up on Jamba Juice! It’s too bad you had that experience but, I know you have a ton of other successful relationships with great companies.

  4. Alison

    Congratulations, Allie! I love seeing my friends go places. So very proud of you, and so very well-deserved. Yay!
    Alison recently posted…WeanedMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much Alison! I really appreciate it.

  5. Amanda - RunToTheFinish

    welcome to the families 🙂
    Amanda – RunToTheFinish recently posted…Vegan Clean Eating Blueberry Upside Down CakeMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Yay! Thanks Amanda.

  6. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    I can’t imagine Fitfluential turning you down. So glad you figured that out! And Sweat Pink is a fantastic group of ladies, too. Yay!!

    1. vita88

      Thanks Laura. I’m excited to be a part of both!

  7. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama

    Can’t wait to check out your articles on Fitbie and congrats on both ambassadorships! Oh the places you’ll go, my friend!
    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama recently posted…Runner’s Lexicon: A Guest Post at Diary of a Word NerdMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks Nicole! I love the ambassadorships but I’m really excited to be writing for Fitbie 🙂

  8. Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness

    I am not an ambassador for anything I’m afraid. I would like to. Maybe you can offer up some tips as to the how to do it and why it is good to do.
    Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness recently posted…Sunshine Awards!My Profile

    1. vita88

      That is a great idea!! I’ll need some help from my fellow bloggers as well…
      Thanks Kris.

  9. misszippy

    Lots of congrats in order here! Great job on all fronts. And welcome to FF, where I find the best aspect to be the support and networking of fellow ambassadors. That has been invaluable to me. I’ll look for you on the support pages!
    misszippy recently posted…Mixed reviewsMy Profile

    1. vita88

      That is so good to hear! I’ll be on the pages for sure. Thanks so much.

  10. thedoseofreality

    SO SO SO proud of you! You are taking the interwebs by storm and the world at large is SO lucky to get some Amazing Allie in their lives!! WOOHOO!!! This is awesome! :)-The Dose Girls
    thedoseofreality recently posted…Dear Chevy, Thanks A Lot!My Profile

    1. vita88

      I love your enthusiasm!!! Thanks so much Dose Girls. MUAH!

  11. Yum Yucky

    Well congratu-focking-lations!!! Heading over there right now… 😉
    Yum Yucky recently posted…Muscle Building Bento BoxMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Love it! You are awesome.

  12. Dana

    Congratulations, Allie! You deserve all the great things that are coming to you. I wish you much success in all three endeavors – I know you’ll be awesome.
    Dana recently posted…BreatheMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much Dana! I will be sure post links to my articles so you can check them out. I appreciate it!

  13. Dana

    One more thing – I’d love for you to post links to your Fitbie articles when they are published. I won’t necessarily catch them via social media, and I don’t want to miss your brilliance.
    Dana recently posted…BreatheMy Profile

  14. Kate

    Congratulations on taking over the internet!!
    Kate recently posted…Sometimes you just want Taco BellMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Ha ha ha – thanks Kate!

  15. Kim

    WOW!!! So much greatness over here!!! Congrats on both ambassador positions – of course you are the perfect choice!!
    And, I’m so excited to go check out your article!!!

    BTW – with the marine, all I can think about is the guy in The Pacifier (Vin Diesel) – I love that movie!
    Kim recently posted…THINKMy Profile

    1. vita88

      I like where your head is at Kim! 🙂 Thanks!

  16. Michelle

    Yay for you!! So excited to hear all this good news!
    Michelle recently posted…Slow Roasted Tomatoes with CilantroMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much Michelle!

  17. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance

    Congratulations Allie!!!! So many great things are happening to you and you deserve them all 100%! I just checked out your Fitbie article and it is so cool! How did you get the illustrations for your article? That is so way cool!

    I think so far I like Girls Gone Sporty the best because the organizer, Laura, is so on top of things and is always providing opportunities for us. Fitfluential is great but I haven’t heard anything from them since I completed the online thing. Crickets, crickets…!
    FitBritt@MyOwnBalance recently posted…Extend Your Body with Xtend BarreMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks Britt! The illustrations come from the graphic designers at Fitbie. I’m not that technically savvy…yet.

      I know what you mean about crickets! I only recently signed-up for FF so I wasn’t aware of the cricket issue 🙂 but I can relate to other companies I have dealt with when it comes to that. I like organization and quick response times! I’ve also heard of Girls Gone Sporty. Now I’ll have to check them out too…

  18. Tara Newman

    Allie! Congrats on all your wonderful news. This is shaping up to be quite the year for you. Holy moley!

    1. vita88

      Thanks Tara! My New Year of goals, coupled with the boys doing two full days at school is certainly helping!

  19. Melissa Burton

    Woo hoo! So excited for you. How could a fitness collective not have you in it?! Really, now.

    I’m so excited for you. I’m also thrilled that the world gets a little more Allie all around.

    I absolutely can’t wait to meet you in June!

    Congrats again girl (and thanks for the name check and love)!
    Melissa Burton recently posted…Tunes For Tuesday – Bob MouldMy Profile

    1. vita88

      I can’t thank you enough my friend. So looking forward to our meet-up!

  20. Tamara

    Ooh, you’re going to well-deserved places!
    I’m a blogger but not any kind of ambassador. Boo. I’m definitely not qualified for the ones you have, but I certainly will read with interest.
    Yay!!
    Tamara recently posted…It’s Time for Truths & Lies – Job Edition!My Profile

    1. vita88

      You are over-qualified for a lot of things and could start an entire school of knowledge about photography…and parenthood for that matter. If you ever start something up – I want IN! 🙂

  21. Sue @This Mama Runs For Cupcakes

    Awesome congrats!! So excited for you on ALL accounts!!
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    1. vita88

      Thank you so much!!

  22. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama

    SO MUCH AWESOMENESS in one post!! Girl congratulations on all these great ambassadorships and blog writing!! I am so looking forward to hanging out on fitbie with you, they totally made the right choice in hiring you!! Woohoo!! I am seriously so excited for you!! I don’t know much about fitfluential but I know met Jamie the creator of sweat pink and she is simply awesome!! she is really great. You will get a lot out of these partnerships I bet!
    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama recently posted…Weekly Wednesday Workout: Donkey KicksMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much Nellie! That is awesome that you met Jamie. You may want to look into FitFluential – I’m sure they would love to have you!!

  23. Carly @ Fine Fit Day

    Congrats, Congrats and Congrats!! Apparently good things come in threes, as well! 🙂 I will definitely connect all over the place with Fitbie. My advice for freelance fitness writing is to just accept the titles they make for you. Every so often with my Stir articles I have to fight the urge to say or write “But I didn’t come up with the title!” defensively when I think it’s too out there. 😉 I love SweatPink – get involved in the FB group, because there’s lots of opportunities listed there.
    Carly @ Fine Fit Day recently posted…Helpouts by Google Review – what did we do before the internet?My Profile

    1. vita88

      OMG I didn’t know you write for The Stir?? A good friend of mine, Mary Fischer does too! That is very good advice about the titles because that has already happened – twice. I guess I have to just deal with it.
      Thanks for the advice on SweatPink too! I’ll be checking you out on The Stir…

  24. Lex @ Flecks of Lex

    You’re awesome!! Congratulations!
    Lex @ Flecks of Lex recently posted…I Tried Out for a Professional Volleyball Team On SundayMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Gee thanks Lex 🙂

  25. Carla

    Congrats on everything! I’m also a Sweat Pink and Fitfluential ambassador. I don’t have my Fitfluential badge up yet because they are still processing my contract and didn’t send me anything yet. Boo. I don’t feel like I can make a big announcement until that’s done.

    I will have to check out Fitbie my freelancing friend.
    Carla recently posted…Finding Your Support TeamMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Oh yes you can – you’re IN mama! 🙂 So glad we’re both ambassadors for two great collectives!

  26. Jen@milesandblessings

    SO much awesomeness in just one post!!! Such amazing opportunities, I am SUPER excited for you!! I have been looking into being an ambassador….mostly because I just love team spirit!!!
    Jen@milesandblessings recently posted…Fun mail day!My Profile

    1. vita88

      You should apply for sure! Anyone would be lucky to have your enthusiasm and health-minded, running knowledge. Thanks Jen!

  27. Karen @ Baking In A Tornado

    Wow, so much good news all at once, I’m so excited for you. Hope you have a great time with all of your new gigs.
    Karen @ Baking In A Tornado recently posted…One of These ThingsMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks Karen!

  28. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    Congratulations Allie and welcome to the Fitfluential family!!! I’m so excited for you and so glad that everything was all cleared up. You are perfect for both Sweat Pink and Fitfluential. And so great about the freelance writing! Oh the places you will go!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted…Zen and the Art of the Rainbow LoomMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much Christine! I was definitely inspired by you to start freelancing. Maybe someday I can write for something as cool as espnW 🙂

  29. Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady

    Hey Allie! Great articles on Fitbie! I see it’s not the culture there to comment but I hopped over and am very proud of you. You can really snub those fockers who were talking about your SAHM status & blogging. It pays off eventually in one way or another.

    I didn’t stay up on the application for fit fluential, I mean really, it was closed last Feb. I kept checking and next thing you know I was reading the newsletter stating ppl were selected. Probably good bc I have so many irons in the fire. I originally really wanted to do it though. Maybe next time. Big congrats to you and for SPA! I can welcome you in that regard all though, I’m not too active there either.

    This was a joy to read! So much awesomeness! Well deserved!
    Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady recently posted…Go Where the Fire is, NOT Where You Wish it Would BeMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much Joi! I really appreciate you reading my Fitbie stuff. And, with all you have going on, the last thing you need is another Ambassadorship. Plus, when you’re ready – they will be lucky to have you!!

  30. Eddie Keller

    I just joint FitFluential and sounds really good ! I see you everywhere, do you recommend any other ones to me to join ?
    Eddie Keller recently posted…Catalyst™My Profile

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