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Oct 28

You Bet Your Sweet SITS It’s My Day!

What the what?  If you’re somehow unfamiliar with The SITS girls, they’re a pretty big deal in the blogosphere, and today, they’re featuring yours truly!  Ok, so yesterday it was someone else and tomorrow it will be yet another someone but today it’s ME so get comfortable and read on because you just may see something you like.

First, a big shout out to The Secret Is In The Sauce (SITS) Girls for being smart, confident and well respected women.  I dare say pioneers out here in bloggy land.  Tiffany and Francesca founded a creative space way back in 2008 (I was barely pregnant with the twins!) as a place to find your tribe and grow your audience.  Mission accomplished ladies and freakin’ job well done at that!

SITSGirls

So enough about them already and let’s talk about ME.  After all, that’s why you’ve come, right?  It’s always so challenging to condense who you are into this space.  How shall I describe all that is me in one blog post?  Well, hopefully you’ll read more then one but really…who has that kind of time?  In the interest of that time, here’s a three-part answer that is based on my different personalities:

My most recent half-marathon PR!  woot woot!

My most recent half-marathon PR! woot woot!

Personality #1: Fitness Freak

Yep, I’m a freak and I will totally admit it.  I love to run.  I know, I know, I see the eye roll and I don’t blame you but I haven’t really met a race I don’t like…except maybe for the Triathlon because it involves swimming…and maybe also because the last time I won one I was dissed pretty hard by my local paper.  You can read about that here.  In addition to running and racing, I’m a group fitness instructor and personal trainer and I used to own a private studio.  Then I got pregnant with twins.

Yep.  I'm so proud.

Yep. I’m so proud.

Personality #2: Mother of Twins

It’s a pretty funny story and you can read about that here.  Are they identical?  Who the hell knows?  You can read about that here.  They are four and a half now and drive me completely out of my mind and you can read about that here and the massive meltdown I had because of them here.  I really do love them or else I would have left home long ago.  I will never regret becoming a SAHM and I’m sure very soon I will miss these days.

My Key West wedding...worth waiting for!

My Key West wedding…worth waiting for!

Personality #3: Wife/Daughter/Sister/Friend

My husband and I have been married for 8 years.  We were married on a beach in Key West and it was awesome.  I did, however, call off the wedding which you can read about here.

My dad is an amazing one.  My mom died of ovarian cancer when I was 17 and my dad has been an unbelievable mom and dad to me and my brother and you can read all about that here.

My older brother is awesome and lives in upstate NY where my meltdown occurred.  And, of course, where would I be without my friends?  Not sharing my life on this blog, that’s for sure!  You can read all about that here.

If you just did a quick skim and clicked on nothing…I don’t blame you.  If you’re still interested and have 50 seconds 3 minutes, you can watch this video and get the gist.

 

Thank you so much for visiting!  I do hope you’ll come back and/or leave a comment.  This blog is nothing but me talking to myself without YOU and if I’m just talking to myself I don’t need to write it all down.  Well, not all the time anyway.  Cheers!

Now if you follow me on Bloglovin, Twitter, FB and Instagram I’ll really feel the love on SITS Day!…and I’ll stalk follow you back.

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  1. Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama

    HELL YES its your SITS day!! Enjoy. I know everyone will fall in love with you immediately.
    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama recently posted…Where The Party At?My Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much Nellie!! I’m feeling the love:-)

  2. Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness

    I am so happy for you! I watched the video and totally loved it! Great song choice by the way. You deserve the honor!
    Kristina Walters @ Kris On Fitness recently posted…Are You Stressed?My Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks Kris! Love that song lately!!

  3. corlie

    I LOVE that you say you have many personalities, I really identify with that 🙂 I am a couple of different people my self!
    You seem like you grab life by the horns and live it to the fullest, it radiates out of your blog. I will follow you for sure and can’t wait to read more of your vicarious posts.
    Enjoy the day!!
    Corlie
    corlie recently posted…Finding peace in ChinaMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much!! You made my day already and it has just begun. I really appreciate your comments – thank you! I’ll be sure to check out your site as well!!

  4. Stacey

    Happy SITS Day! Your twins are adorable!
    Stacey recently posted…A Country WeddingMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you! They’re a handful but they have their moments!!

  5. Melissa @ Completely Eclipsed

    Happy SITS Day homeslice enjoy the love xxoo
    Melissa @ Completely Eclipsed recently posted…Flashlight FriendMy Profile

    1. vita88

      I’m feeling the love already:-) THANKS girl!!

  6. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama

    Happy SITS Day! Enjoy all the love coming your way, my friend! You deservr e it!!
    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama recently posted…A 20-Mile Confidence BoostMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks Nicole! I know you just had yours so you understand…

  7. Single Mom in the South

    Happy SITS Day! I’m originally from upstate NY…. well, not really if you look at a map, but you know how those city people can be…

    Hoping to get back later to read more!

    1. vita88

      You got out! Good for you:-) Yes, I do know how those people can be…my brother and his family live there – ha ha ha!! Hope y’all come back now!

  8. Janine Huldie

    I love when I know and love the blogger that is the SITS girl of the day. So yay and so happy that it is you today. Huge congrats and wishing you the best day now, too!! 🙂
    Janine Huldie recently posted…Oven Roasted Red Potatoes with Onion Soup MixMy Profile

    1. vita88

      It IS fun, right? Thanks so much Janine!

  9. thedoseofreality

    SO SO SO excited to see that it is your SITS day!! They could not have picked a more deserving candidate for this very prestigious honor! Love your video! You are just the cutest ever! :)-The Dose Girls
    thedoseofreality recently posted…We Have Friends In High Places…My Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much!! Love my Dose Girls!!!

  10. Michelle

    Happy SITS Day Allie! What a treat to wake up, click on SITS, and see you there!! Enjoy!!
    Michelle recently posted…Meandering Mondays 18 {Link Party}My Profile

    1. vita88

      I know, right? I love it when I already know the featured blogger. Thanks again Michelle!

  11. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    YAY!! Happy SITS Day!! Such a fun day. Enjoy it!
    Christine @ Love, Life, Surf recently posted…100 Days to SochiMy Profile

    1. vita88

      It’s so much fun already! Thanks Christine for being such a great blogging friend!!

  12. Cassi

    You know, I think that’s the first time I ever saw what SITS stands for LOL!
    Cassi recently posted…ONEDERLAND with a ColdMy Profile

    1. vita88

      I admit, I had to do some research. I was pretty sure there were a few other bloggers out there who didn’t know either! Funny!!

  13. Andrea

    Happy SITS Day again Allie. Well deserved spotlight. Bathe in the attention!
    Andrea recently posted…Building IntimacyMy Profile

    1. vita88

      I am basking as we speak! Thanks Andrea:-)

  14. Karen LeBaron

    I enjoy reading your blog so much! I clicked on several “here” highlights, although, most I have read before. I especially love the blog about your Dad as I can relate. Good work!

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much Karen! I’m glad you found one you actually hadn’t read!!
      That is great about your Dad! They are the BEST:-)

  15. Kate

    You know I’m already a fan!
    Kate recently posted…My new mottoMy Profile

    1. vita88

      CHECK! Thanks for being a loyal one. You rock!

  16. Stephanie

    Congrats! I’m already a fan, too but am so happy for you! Enjoy!
    Stephanie recently posted…The Mother of All Meltdowns – A ReviewMy Profile

  17. Dana

    On my way to the gym and I am going to work extra hard because you inspire me! Happy SITS day Allie!
    Dana recently posted…The hidden dangers of room serviceMy Profile

  18. Nicki Lewis

    Hope you’re enjoying your SITS Day! Totally blown away by your blog. It looks awesome. Followed you on Bloglovin/Facebook/Twitter. Look forward to reading more
    Nicki Lewis recently posted…Sock BunMy Profile

  19. ronnie

    So AWESOME!
    Love the video 🙂
    ronnie recently posted…The Mother of All Meltdowns!My Profile

  20. Tamara

    Can we please declare it Allie Day? After Des rudely woke up me up at 5:20 am and before I luckily got back to sleep, I signed into SITS and did a happy dance to see it was your day. A happy dance under the warm covers. I did click on only one link because it was the only one I haven’t already seen.
    Tamara recently posted…Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.My Profile

    1. vita88

      Yay – Allie day! Are you sick of me yet? I’m happy to hear you actually found a post you have not read! Thanks so much for being a great “blend” or whatever it is!? I like to just go with “friend.” Thanks Tamara! Hope you can get a nap in later…

  21. Kim

    WooHoo – I love it when some of my very favorite people are featured somewhere – and SITS is the best!!! I better get busy and head over there soon!!!
    Have a super day – enjoy it all!!
    And, great SITS post with all those links – love it!!!
    Kim recently posted…The Ebb and Flow of FriendshipsMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much Kim! I was afraid it was link overload but figured, what the heck?

  22. Alison

    YAy for your SITS Day, Allie! Enjoy the well-deserved love.
    Alison recently posted…That Time I Lost My ShitMy Profile

    1. vita88

      THANKS!!

  23. Melissa @ Home on Deranged

    Woo-hoo! Bout damn time they recognized the awesomeness that is Allie! You have such an amazing and full life, and your joy just pours right out of you onto the page! It’s always such a pleasure to read your posts.
    And personally, I think you should be darn proud of those twins. That picture rocks! 🙂 xoxo
    Melissa @ Home on Deranged recently posted…Hey, picture this: Instagram Blog HopMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much for saying that! You really have made my day.
      I’m VERY proud of my boys, when I can take a moment and breathe it all in.
      Thanks again!!

  24. Suzanne Wittman

    I’m so excited for you! Congratulations on your SITS Day! 🙂
    Suzanne Wittman recently posted…Pumpkin Pie Layer DessertMy Profile

    1. vita88

      YAY! Thanks so much for all the shout outs and support! I truly appreciate it.

  25. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance

    Happy SITS day! I have read almost all of these stories and they all incredibly fun to read! I have nothing else to say except I love your blog!!!!
    FitBritt@MyOwnBalance recently posted…Just DanceMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much! I so appreciate all the support you have given me since I made my debut out here. Can’t wait to read your “dance” post b/c today, I feel like dancing!

  26. Sarah @ Sweet Miles

    I’m so glad I found your blog! How precious are you!! I loved this post, so fun!
    Sarah @ Sweet Miles recently posted…Soaring Wings Half MarathonMy Profile

    1. vita88

      I’m so glad too!! I can’t wait to check out yours. I love finding new running/fitness bloggers!! Thank you.

  27. Ashlee

    Your boys are so cute! I’m on a fitness journey to lose my baby weight and I’m already getting the eye roll, but at least other health freaks can relate. I love the feeling of getting a good workout in. My goal is to run a marathon before I die, whether it be a 5k or a full marathon. Running isn’t my thing but it’s definitely a goal of mine!

    1. vita88

      It’s a journey for sure but you can absolutely accomplish anything you set your mind to. I believe that 100%! The marathon is a great goal and, if you break it into small pieces, it’s completely do-able. Good luck!

  28. Kim @ 2justByou

    Happy SITS Day to you! I am so not a runner, but I’m trying to start adding exercise back into my daily routine (it’s been a struggle lately with the motivation factor). So I’m hoping that by visiting your blog I can find some motivation and hop on the Vita Train!
    Looking forward to reading your posts,
    Kim
    Kim @ 2justByou recently posted…What to Be for HalloweenMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Come on girl, the train has room!! Coming soon, I’m going to start posting more workout videos. Feel free to tell me what you’re looking for and I’ll post it. I hope you can come back and find the motivation you need!!

  29. Vicki M. Taylor

    You are so vibrant and it shines in your posts. Thanks for being SITS featured blogger. Enjoy your special day. You’ve motivated me enough to get up and walk my dog! 🙂 Have a blessed day!
    Vicki M. Taylor recently posted…My Escape from ChildhoodMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much for saying that! I’m so happy I’ve motivated you to walk the dog:-) Small victories need to be celebrated too – ha ha!!

  30. Christa

    Happy SITS Day! 😉
    Christa recently posted…The 10 Secrets in Life!My Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks so much!!

  31. Julie Prescesky

    In my head, I’m as physically active as you are. Haha! That’s a part of me that doesn’t quite make it out the door, though, as often as I would like, but I’m finding a balance. I’m sure I’ll be lurking around here for inspiration.

    Best of luck in your endeavors!
    Julie Prescesky recently posted…Kids! Paper Mache Balloon MasksMy Profile

    1. vita88

      “In your head” is a great place to start!! I hope you can come back and find some inspiration. Thank you so much!

  32. Julie Moore

    Happy SITS Day! Enjoy your time in the limelight! 🙂

    I am a twin, and I’m sure my mother would totally sympathize with you! She also had our brother less than 2 years later, so she definitely had her hands full! 😀
    Julie Moore recently posted…{Product Review} Melt Organic Buttery Spreads (Organic, Non-GMO, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Kosher)My Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you! Yes, I’m sure your mom and I would have a TON to talk and laugh about. I have no idea how she handled the two of you AND your brother. I swear to God I couldn’t even take care of a DOG after the twins!
      Thanks for reading and commenting. Now call your mom and thank her:-)

      1. Julie Moore

        I most definitely will do that, and tell her that she has a friend who totally gets her in the blogging world! 😀
        Julie Moore recently posted…{Product Review} Melt Organic Buttery Spreads (Organic, Non-GMO, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Kosher)My Profile

        1. vita88

          Absolutely!

  33. Rachel Lavern

    Congratulations and Happy SITS Day. Your twins are adorable 🙂
    Rachel Lavern recently posted…The 16 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful PeopleMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much!

  34. Melissa Burton

    Hell yes! So happy for you Allie! Couldn’t happen to a greater gal (did I just say “gal”? – You can put me out to pasture now).

    Congrats!

    xoxo
    Melissa Burton recently posted…Tunes For Tuesday (Eclectic Edition) – They Might Be GiantsMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Ha ha ha!! Yep, you sure did! Thanks Melissa. See ya in the pasture!

  35. Savvy Working Gal

    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama is right. I love your blog. Such great energy. Happy SITS Day.
    Savvy Working Gal recently posted…Bossypants by Tina FeyMy Profile

    1. vita88

      She usually is! Thanks so much!!

  36. Mona (Moxie-Dude)

    First off, Happy SITS Day to you!

    Second, your twins ARE SOOOO CUTE!

    Third, LOVE your attitude and take on life.

    I’m looking forward to sharing and connecting with you again soon!

    Hugs 🙂
    Mona (Moxie-Dude) recently posted…Beware the things you’ll miss as your kids get older. No really.My Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much!! Don’t let their cuteness fool you – they are animals!! Ha ha – thanks again and I hope you come back soon!!

  37. Raina Kropp

    Love your SITS post! The title, the summary of your personalities, everything! So fresh and creative. Hope you have a fantastic SITS day 🙂
    Raina Kropp recently posted…How to Baby Proof Your Home – Who to Call in San DiegoMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much!! You just made a great day even better!

  38. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I too have multiple personalities, as you can see from all of my videos, LOL!!! But I find it to be a GOOD THING! Being one-dimensional is just plain boring! No wonder why SITS girls featured you today, you’re freaking phenomenal!!!! You’re more than welcome to guest post on my blog ANY TIME you want!! – Wait, you didn’t even ask, LOL! And I am sure you don’t have time to because you’re attending to all your personalities, lol!
    GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted…Lana Del Rey Misses Summertime SaladsMy Profile

    1. vita88

      It definitely keeps it interesting! I love ALL of your personalities and guest blogging for YOU? OMG – anytime girl!!!!

  39. misssrobin

    Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it was wonderful. Sorry I’m late.

    Your kids are adorable!
    misssrobin recently posted…Going to WarMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Better late then never – always! Thank you for taking the time to come and read!!

  40. Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness

    congrats on your SITS day!! im 2 days late on this?? how am i so late to the party?! ah this is what happens when you start a new job- you start running around like a chicken with your head cut off, forget to do laundry and lose track of days. not that thats an excuse. happy belated SITS day! and also that photo of your boys is the best portrait ever- SO SO cute!!!
    Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness recently posted…This is what happens when you and your mom have the same wacky sense of humorMy Profile

    1. vita88

      You’re only one day late and better late then never! Thanks Charlotte!! Good luck with the new job – sounds hectic!

  41. Holly

    Wow, we have so much in common!! Being a mother of twins is a special bond we share, indeed! Also, I’m hoping I can find some motivation to keep pushing to run that first 5k from your blog! 🙂

    Please come visit me sometime too! Thanks! –> Desert Momma

    Thanks!

    ~Holly
    Holly recently posted…Nature Sanctuary “Field Trip”My Profile

    1. vita88

      So cool! I will definitely visit you – can’t wait…

  42. Carla

    Sorry I’m late to your SITS party, Allie! But you know that I’m always here for all three of your personalities!
    Carla recently posted…Snack vs. TreatMy Profile

    1. vita88

      No worries! I absolutely know that!!

  43. misszippy

    Congrats on your big SITS day! Worth shouting out, for sure. You have such an interesting back story–love the wedding story! And your little guys are too darn cute.
    misszippy recently posted…My strange sense of calmMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much!! It was a great day…busy but great.

  44. Britton

    You mean to tell me while I was off celebrating my birthday, you SITS day came and went and I had no clue! I’m soooo sorry I missed this! I hope you enjoyed all of the love! My SITS day was a great day for the blog!
    Britton recently posted…What to Wear…Football Game DayMy Profile

    1. vita88

      You were doing what you should have been – celebrating! Thanks Britton – glad you made it to the party:-)

  45. Ericka @ The Sweet Life

    Great post! I am so glad I finally got over to your site! It is great — and wow, looks like you are fairly new with the blog. I’m so impressed! Also impressed with that half marathon PR 🙂 Looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better through the blog! — Ericka @ The Sweet Life (sweetlifeericka.com)
    Ericka @ The Sweet Life recently posted…Running 20 Miles On the TreadmillMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you so much! I started up about 6 months ago so, yep, it’s pretty new. Thanks so much for reading and commenting! I love reading your blog and I’m standing here with my mouth open reading the title of your new post! Did you seriously do 20 miles on the dread mill??? WOW!

  46. KG

    Congrats on your SITS day.!!
    Awesome stories. Looking forward to connecting. I am getting into fitness myself so I would love to learn more..

    Visiting from #SitsSharefest

    Keep it Touched,
    KG
    http://www.kgstyleblogs.com
    KG recently posted…Happy Halloween Friends!My Profile

    1. vita88

      That is great! Good for you. Thanks for stopping by for the #SITSShareFest. I’ll be sure to check out your blog too!

  47. Anni

    What the what! that is super fabulous congrats doll! keep up the excellent work .. I love what you are doing http://annisbubble.blogspot.com
    Anni recently posted…And just like that, THEY are gone!My Profile

    1. vita88

      Thanks!!

  48. Xae

    Happy SITS day! Hope you had a great day!!
    Xae recently posted…Dear GuysMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you! It was great!!

  49. Maureen@Scoops of Joy

    Woohooo congrats on your SITS day and so happy to ‘found’ your blog here 😀
    Maureen@Scoops of Joy recently posted…Let There Be Chocolates Then DetoxMy Profile

    1. vita88

      Thank you! I’m glad you found me too!!

  50. Michell

    I guess I’M a dollar short and a day(s) late!! Well, HECK…anywho…CONGRATS ON YOUR BIG DAY!! I’m sure it was fabulous!!! 🙂
    Michell recently posted…Doing YOU WELL Wednesday #40 and a book giveawayMy Profile

    1. vita88

      No worries! Thank you so much!!

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