LauraLovesFitness Turns One!

Yes, I ate the cupcake! (As part of my “Everything-in-Moderation” lifestyle)

Wow! I have NO idea where the year went, but here we are 365 days after my very first post at It’s been a wonderful ride so far and I’m excited to see where the blogging adventure leads to in the days ahead.

Since July 11th, 2011, I’ve published 149 posts on topics ranging from key concepts in core training to the power of positive thinking and the importance of taking care of our mental health while focusing on our physical fitness. There have been express workout routines, music lists, interviews with icons in fitness and show biz, lo-cal cocktail recipes and reassurances for why it’s okay to take a day off from the gym AND indulge in a cupcake once in awhile.

Whether I was sharing my reasons for loving everything from small group training to Tabatas or offering a personal account of why you shouldn’t ignore  warning signs like pain and severe fatigue, I wrote each and every post with the same purpose: to motivate people to take better care of themselves. Not everyone likes to exercise. Not everyone wants to choose celery sticks over cheesecake. Yet, if I’ve inspired just one person to go out and find some sort of physical activity that makes him or her feel good or pack frozen grapes instead of chocolate covered ones for that trip to the beach, that’s all I need to truly celebrate my blog’s first birthday!

Here are a few links to some of my personal favorites from the past year. (If you have others that you particularly enjoyed, please let me know!)

Of course, I can’t let this special occasion go by without saying thank you for the support from my family, friends and all my readers. Whether you signed up for a subscription on day one or stop by occasionally to leave a “like,” post a comment or question, I appreciate anyone who takes some time out of a busy day to check in. Moving forward, I’d love to know which topics you’d like to read more about as well as the ones you’d prefer to see less frequently.

I’m also using this as an opportunity to invite fellow bloggers to appear as guests on this site. (If you’re interested, here’s a link to my contact information.) Sharing knowledge in different areas of expertise in the world of fitness, nutrition and overall health and well-being can only help more people on their journey to have fun, be fit and feel fabulous!

About LauraLovesFitness

After spending more than 10 years in the communications industry, this lifetime fitness lover and newly certified fitness professional wants to share my passion for health and well-being with others.

Posted on July 11, 2012, in Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Vacation and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Congratulations – and happy blog birthday!

    • Many thanks for the blog birthday wishes! Also, KUDOS to you for all you’ve done on your inspiring journey to a healthier you! Keep up the amazing work and I look forward to keeping track of your continued progress. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Happy blog birthday!!! Here’s to another great year of being fit and fabulous 🙂

    • Thanks so much, dear Stephanie for the blog birthday wishes and for all your support and encouragement! Maybe we can figure out a way so I can join some of your “On the Road to all 50” adventures and document having fun, being fit and feeling fabulous across the USA! 🙂

  3. Cogratulations Happy Birthday and many more years of Blogging too come!!! Xoxo

    • Thank you so much, John! You have been one of my biggest and constant supporters and it means a lot based on your years of expertise in the industry. I appreciate you taking time to stop by and drop a like and comment and share my posts with others. Here’s to the next year! 🙂

  4. Yikes! Time really does fly when you’re having fun! Congratulations Laura and keep up the great work! If it helps, you inspire me everyday with your tweets and friendly energy! You help to make me who I am (a good thing I hope)! Here’s to making the world a better place one cupcake at a time!

    • Hi Kelley! Thanks so much for the kind words! I’m so glad we could connect despite our time zone differences and that you have enjoyed what I’ve done via this blog so far. I feel lucky to have met such positive peeps like yourself on this journey! I hope we can get together and share a cupcake or two one of thse days! 🙂

  5. Annette Minkalis

    Laura, congratulations on the milestone! Sticking to a regular posting schedule showed a lot of discipline, the same discipline that has made you fit and fabulous!! Thanks for a year of educating and inspiring!

    • Hi Annette, Aren’t you kind?! Thanks so much for the congrats and for being such a strong supporter of my blog! Having that support makes staying disciplined that much easier 🙂 I look forward to sharing more information and learning even more for my own benefit in the days -and posts! – ahead.

  6. Congratulations Ms Fit, Fun and Fabulous! That’s quite a milestone. I know, as I don’t think I will reach mine. I love all your great fitness tips and ideas and looking forward to another year of motivation from you! Keep up the great work (I’ll eat some ice cream tonight on your behalf or should it be a margarita?))

    • Thank you so much for the kind words! It’s people like you who have made the journey so much fun so far! And I’m happy to help keep you going, too!! Hey as you said, this is a celebration so I say go ahead and maybe have the ice cream AND the margarita! Have a GREAT night!

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