When I fist thought about starting to write a health and fitness blog I Googled something like “best health and fitness bloggers,” since I wanted to see what the top dogs were up to, and build from there. Guess who came up first? Carla Birnberg! I was fascinated with her blog, her writing, her fitness, all of it. I remember thinking I would have to work my ass off to accomplish half of what she has, and today I feel like I reached the illustrious halfway goal (way to shoot for the stars!) because I’m a guest on her site!
Here is the short list of why all who know Carla, love Carla:
She is unapologectically herself (it says so right on her home page!)
She is the biggest supporter of all health & fitness bloggers. And when I say “support” I mean genuine, I’m here for you, what else can I help you with, kind of support. And she doesn’t even care how many unique visitors your blog page has. (sorry non-bloggers, inside joke)
She keeps it real. That is my number one criteria for following and reading. Carla is the real deal Holyfield.
A few weeks ago she posted about quality vs quantity and asked our humble opinions about which matters most and why. As some of you know, I was knee-deep into my 40 days of less until I turn 40 experiment so my focus was clear – QUALITY.
If you ask me what I want for my upcoming 40th birthday, I probably would respond by telling you everything I don’t want:
To be diagnosed with, and eventually die from, ovarian cancer like my mom when she was in her forties
To start feeling, being, thinking, looking like a 40 year old (whatever that means!)
To get a colonoscopy
This started me thinking about what else I could do without in my new decade:
Read the rest over at Carla’s site! Come on, it’s just a click away…
I was just over there! I loved the post!
<3 <3 <3.
YOU MY FRIEND ARE THE ROLE MODEL.
The trail blazer.
I laugh I LURKED and snuck behind and watched YOU for so long and didnt realize you even know who I was 🙂
Oh I absolutely love that!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE you both! You two together are one inspirational power team! Thank you for resharing that part again, you really did find out what matters the most, and we all need to strive for more quality not always trying to do more, I forget that sometimes, and often need the reminder…..thank you 🙂
Thank YOU Tina! And we all need that reminder…I just happened to make it a daily one for 40 days 🙂
Um yes to all of this Carla is my shero. I’ve read her blog since years and years before I started blogging and just to be connected to her is such a blessing. I am on my way to read your article!!
Carla is fantastic for all of the reasons you listed- so true. Heading over to read!
i love the concept of days of less. i have less than 100 days until my 30th and i might just have to do my own 30 days of less.
You absolutely should. It was fun and eye-opening and fun 🙂
I loved reading about your lead up to 40. I am still in shock that you are turning 40…either way congrats!
I don’t know Carla, but I’m about to get to know her… random question- do you use a HR monitor and if so, which do you like?
You will love her.
I do and I honestly don’t know which one, only that it pairs with my Garmin…?? Is that bad? Probably.
Great post! I was shocked when she commented on my blog not too long ago!! I couldn’t believe it!
I know, right? It’s our very own blogging celebrity 🙂
Great post, thank you for sharing! I just had my baby two weeks ago and next week I’m going to get serious about fitness and regain my pre-baby body.. so I’m on a fitness blogger binge, haha!
Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger and thought I would stop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same.. or better yet, keep in touch! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
I loved seeing you over on Carla’s blog today (I’m a day behind – normal!!!).
Carla is such an inspiration and role model for so many because she is so very authentic.
But, don’t sell yourself short – you are also a top fitness blogger and have accomplished so very much!!! I have a feeling that you are just going to keep growing because you are you!!!