Friday, September 25, 2009

100th Post AND I Declare Charms Giveaway!!

WELCOME TO
MY


FIRST!! I need to say thank you to the deeply and importantly talented designer, Ms. Jenna Bowar for creating my NEW LOGO!! Simple, hip, very much my style, I am so happy to debut it today!! You can check out her other work HERE! and give her a jingle if you need design work!

Five months ago, a friend who knew I enjoyed writing suggested to me that I start a blog. I said, "Meh, that's not really something I see myself doing." But I had never really LOOKED at a blog before, save for Sally's GEM of a fashion blog at Already Pretty. This fit girl needs some SERIOUS matchy-matchy help. Still, I know I have something to say just like so many people out there. I feel my voice is distinct, empathetic and clear and if you met me in person you would learn--it is also loud.

So I did it, I started a blog. It didn't take me long to think of a name. The sass and spunk in the phrase FIT THIS! and its similarity to fitness was the tongue in cheek fun I was looking for and the girl? Girl that just had to get tagged on. So, this mouthy, receptionist with an affinity for animal print clothes, a pink bedroom and an addiction to coffee is saying what she has to say. I am calling the shots and calling myself a writer, finally! I can say that with a smile and with authority....

I am a writer.

AND

I love fitness.

I want to encourage and help other busy, hungry, sleep deprived, mouthy women (regardless of occupation) who loves fitness. Those who are eking out workouts after the kids are in bed or before a busy day at the office, those women who seek to have a balance with food and fitness. Who are searching for meaning in what they do and how they live. I want to encourage these sugar and spice women to be true to THEIR voice they know is there and powerful. That is why I am here. Once I started writing and posting, it was the most natural thing in the world!! An edgy fun, DIY place to write and get out there. And here I am , at the 100th post--I am SO excited!

AND SO FINALLY...... My first Giveaway!! (GIVEAWAY OFFICIALLY CLOSED) I am thrilled to say that the lovely gals over at I Declare Charms are offering up one lucky winner a necklace of her choice!! They sent me one with my phrase of choice on it: "For the love of the run, 13.1" because at the end of the day for me it comes down to the LOVE of the RUN. My times will fluctuate, my weight could change, my knees may give, my workouts sometimes come second to life, but I do over and over. I do it because I love it.

If you don't know about I Declare Charms, here's a little info:

  • Your charm will be made with a custom cut sterling silver disc which has been hand cut, polished and stamped with the name or word of your choice.
  • Standard charms can accommodate up to seven letters. Larger charms can be made for longer words. We can also stamp two lines per charm if you choose.
  • The charms you see in the pictures are just ideas for you. We can make any word, on any charm- on any necklace or bracelet!

So, here is how you ENTER TO WIN!

2 Required Entries

1. Visit I Declare Charms and have a look around! Leave a comment and let me know your favorite charm style or coolest item you saw!
2. Become a follower of Fit This, Girl!

Additional Entries! (up to 4 MORE!)
1. Tell me what inspires you in life!
2. Leave a comment letting me know what you would like to see
MORE of or new on the blog!
3. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this Giveaway using:
@fitthisgirl 100th post giveaway! Visit http://bit.ly/1nCoUY for chance to enter and win!
4. Mention this giveaway on your blog and link back here!!
~Individual comments for each entry. Each comment is one entry.

The Winner will be selected by Comment number using an amazing random generating number machine and announced next Thursday, October 1st at 7pm Central time!! Almost a FULL week, so pass on the word and THANK YOU for reading and stopping in. Your support and words of encouragement mean the world to me and Good Luck!!

57 comments:

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

I LOVE the new logo, it is so you!

I visited I Declare's site and I would love a bracelet with double charm! Great giveaway. Off to tweet now!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

Tweeted about the contest!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

AND, just added you to my twitter followers :)

Erin said...

Congrats! I love the double charm. I'd get swim bike run on it—I just did my first triathlon on Sunday!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

um - can you tell I really wanna win this? I just added a link back to your post for an update on my blog tomorrow.

Running, kind of. said...

Wow! I like the I declare's web site and how it seems so personal! I like that it doesn't feel like a business, rather someone who genuinely wants you to have a beautiful piece of jewelry that represents you!

I also like that there is an option to join thier team and become a consultant. Pretty cool!

Amanda

amanda(dot)brandon(at)gmail(dot)com

Running, kind of. said...

Hm, love your blog. I love the workout tips and routines too!
Amanda

Running, kind of. said...

I am putting a link on my blog right now!!!!

www.5mls2mt.blogspot.com

:)
Amanda

hlg said...

Congrats on your 100th post and the great blog! Love the new logo and look forward to more blog entries! :)
Jan/HLG

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I want the Charm bracelet runners brag bracelet..

Love the new look of your Blog. Congrats on 100th post.

FYI I will be back throughout the week and I like to spread my comments out.

Hugs to Giveaway #1

becci said...

Girl I'm so proud of you! The new logo is RAWKIN' & is perfect for you...keep it up & we'll be celebrating 500 in no time.
I checked out I Declare & would love a double charm bracelet. :D
~~a big fan from back in the day! ;)

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Love the new logo!
I am already a follower!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

These charms are great!! There are too many great ones to choose from! I like the double charms, the hollow circle charms, and all of the charms that have the runner girl on them!

BAM said...

I love the runner girl on rolo link necklace! What a great way to remind yourself that YOU CAN DO IT. I'd love one!

The new blog logo is perfect.

What inpsires me? Geez, you ask tough questions.

I'm inspired by regular people doing abnormal things! It proves that we can always rise above.

Adam Klein said...

Congrats on the 100th post. It's really comming along!

EricaH said...

i would love to get the runner girl charm with "I run because I can.." on it.

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

EricaH said...

i am a follower

erica_haggins@hotmail.com

Lauren @ Team Giles said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! :) Great feeling huh?

I'm loving this I Declare stuff! I think I could have a necklace done and get my blog name on it "Team Giles" :)

I'm following your blog and I found you on twitter, YEA!

What inspires me? Runners. Running is such an amazing sport that I've become obsessed with! Reading about runners, watching runners, you can feel the determination in their soul and it amazes me! I love it!

Eve said...

the coolest item I saw was the Pretty in Pink bracelet. because i love pink and it is cute

shopgurl101@gmail.com

Eve said...

What inspires me in life is just people who like to live their life to the fullest. it makes them happy and makes me want to do the same. I follow. i forgot to say that in the first post.

shopgurl101@gmail.com

Eve said...

I would like to see more recipes in your blog. As well as makeup products.

shopgurl101@gmail.com

Eve said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/shopgurl/status/4404072175

shopgurl101@gmail.com

Eve said...

I blogged:

http://sweetqt.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/i-declare-charms-giveaway-fittthisgirl/

shopgurl101@gmail.com

lindsay said...

congrats on the 100 and what a cool giveaway!

i would 'create my own' necklace with 3 charms; with "citius, altius, fortius" (the olympic motto) on the charms. i also liked the boston example on the home page too!

lindsay said...

i am also a follower of your blog (via google reader) and a twitter follower!

Melissa said...

I have to choose just one?? I really like the brag bracelet. cute!!

Dani said...

New Follower! :)

WeightWatcher Mama said...

i love the charm you have on your...i run because i can 13.1

i also would like to get one w/ each of the kids' names sometime. my sister in law has them!

WeightWatcher Mama said...

new follower

Missy said...

I visited the site and love the double charm. They are all very cute though!!

Missy said...

I added you to my follower!

Missy said...

I added you on Twitter and tweeted the giveaway!

Missy said...

What inspires me? Reading about other bloggers eating healthy, setting goals, and achieving them, and staying happy. It motivates me to do the same!

Missy said...

I love your blog but would like to see more quick eays recipes maybe! I am not a great cook so easy ones always help!

Missy said...

I linked back!

http://www.missymaintains.com/2009/09/meet-my-new-baby.html

Lori said...

I love your logo!

For the charm, I would like the word "radiance" stamped on it.

Lori said...

I am also a follower!

WeightWatcher Mama said...

my kids inspire me! i can't imagine my life without them. they are what make me get up everyday and keep me going!

WeightWatcher Mama said...

I added a new post linking to your blog for the give away!

http://weightwatchermama.blogspot.com/

health savvy shopaholic said...

First of all- LOVE the new logo!

now down to business-

i love the pretty in pink charm bracelet from i declare charm!

health savvy shopaholic said...

posted a link to this giveaway on my blog- www.healthsavvyshopaholic.blogspot.com

health savvy shopaholic said...

following you on twitter and i just tweeted about it (i'm xox0gossipgirl)

health savvy shopaholic said...

i would loveee to see more giveaways on the blog ;)

health savvy shopaholic said...

i live for my family and friends :) and my health!

can you tell i REALLY want to win? :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

2. I enjoy your Blog.. Not sure what I would want to see more of?? Maybe more pictures of where you live..

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

4. I linked on High Five Friday last week and will most likely link again soon..

busyrunningmama said...

I love the double charm with words on the edge on the Ideclare website!!

busyrunningmama said...

I already follow!!!

busyrunningmama said...

did a shout out on my blog!!!

busyrunningmama said...

What inspires me???
My family, my children and my husband! They encourage me to take time for myself and in turn, that makes me a better wife and mother.
They make me better than I am and I love them for that!!!

busyrunningmama said...

I really love your blog! I like the new logo! I also like the mix of nutrition and running/exercise!! You are doing a great job! Keep up the good work!!!

Catey said...

I love the hollow circle charm...I may have to get one that says "Tri This". : ) And the pretty in pink, 'cause who doesn't love pink?

Catey said...

I'm a follower!

Cindy said...

My favorite style is the Hollow Circle Charm, but they are all lovely. :)

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

I'm following you!

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

My boyfriend inspires me. He is so helpful and encouraging to others. He is always there for his family, friends and even strangers. He really is a great guy... I'm lucky to have him. :)

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

We just launched to have at home Consultants!! You should join i declare! If you are interested email sales@ideclarecharms.com

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