Thursday, March 6, 2014


Last week I received some fabulous news! I applied several months ago to become a FitFluential Ambassador. On Friday, I received an email telling me I was one of their new ambassadors! I am beyond thrilled to work such amazing, talented people. When I think about some of the people who motivate me in my fitness journey, I automatically think of several FitFluential ambassadors. 

I can remember a time that I got so overlooked, y'all. This blog started out just talking about my little boy. Eventually I thought I wanted to be one of those awesome DIY'ers and complete all of these creative projects. (Um, I don't really have a creative bone in my body...Ha!) I remember applying to be a co-host on a large DIY/decorating/organizing blog. I adored the blog and the lady behind it. I had completely some great projects around the house recently and I just knew it would be recognized. I patiently waited just knowing this would be my shot at doing something awesome with the blog. The day she announced several of her new co-hosts, I just cried. At the time I felt so rejected.

I had no idea there were better things ahead for me. 

Since that rejection, I have lost 80 pounds. Through that journey I have gained some amazing new friends and worked with some awesome bloggers. I've had opportunities thrown my way that surpassed any of my hopes for this little blog. I finally did become a co-host for a creative link party (Stringtown Home's very own Tips & Tricks) and then I started my own link party where I refuse to turn away anyone who wants to co-host. I've been there...I've felt the pain of being rejected....just hoping for one person to give me a shot. I found out that being myself, sharing my struggles and successes, and being real is much more empowering than trying to fit into a role that just isn't me.

When I started this blog, I had no idea I'd be writing about weight loss, clean eating, and fitness. That was probably the farthest thing from my mind! I am so thankful for all of the changes (big and small) that happened in my life. There's no other place I'd rather be! 


  1. Wow Wendy that is awesome!!! Congrats to you, I know you will do well!!

  2. Congratulations, girl! You deserve it! :)

  3. Congratulations!!! :) What a great opportunity!

    Yes, I feel your pain- there have been times where rejection stings SO bad. My blog has been growing, but I've been passed over a few times and dang, it sucked! I look around now, much like you do, and every opportunity is so cherished! When something does work, or you get an email from a reader or a brand discovers you- it's so special. All bloggers who do great things have been rejected, if you didn't get that pain of rejection it means your'e not kudos to you, you're growing!! :)

  4. Congratulations!!!! That is so awesome and a great opportunity!

  5. Congrats, sooooo excited for you! I too have felt that rejection, but now I love to just focus on blogging for me and no one else:)

  6. Awww....we all go through a "rejection" at some point, but you just have to remember why you are blogging and stick to what you love....& now see what happens? You get what you deserve girl, it's only up from here! :)

  7. Congratulations, Wendy!!!

    Amy @

  8. This is very good at all. Nice.



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