Friends (weâ€™re all friends here, right?) – I have a HUGE announcement for you today!
When I started this little site nearly five years ago, my biggest aspirations for it were to help me get a new job (check, and check) and to get a book deal. (Still working on that one.)
I never in my wildest dreams thought that the formerly 189-pound girl would run marathons. That sheâ€™d be asked to speak about how she grew her blog and her own social media to help her career. That sheâ€™d be profiled in major fitness and lifestyle magazinesâ€”and the freaking New York Times.
I never thought Iâ€™d be asked to represent a fitness brand as the face of a real person. Who loved fitness and considered fitness as major a part of her social life as dinner and drinks out with friends. Who gets far more excited about fitness studio openings than restaurant openings.
I guess you get the picture by now. I love fitness and living an active life, and it still surprises me sometimes thatâ€™s the person Iâ€™ve become. (In a good way!)
And somehow I managed to convince a major brand that I lived that lifestyle, but that I still loved to blow off a workout once in a while to catch up with friends over a glass of wine (or a few.)
Soâ€¦Iâ€™m proud to announce that Iâ€™ll be a 2014Â PropelÂ BrandÂ Ambassador.
The word epic is probably overused on blogs, but this is actually epic. They’ll be flying me out to L.A. next month for a photo shoot (NBD), planning fun workout events for us and sending us to races.Â IÂ can’t freaking wait.
Iâ€™ve mentioned this to friends in the past few weeks since I found out, and everyoneâ€™s reaction has been the same: â€œOMG! I drank that in high school! I loved that!â€ And me, too. My mom bought it for me sometimes, but I remember my friend Saraâ€™s parents ALWAYS had it in their fridge in the garage, and sheâ€™d always ask me on my way out if I wanted one. YES!
But we all graduated high school a long time ago, andÂ PropelÂ has gotten a bit of a face lift. (I, however, have not.) It’s still the same tasty post-workout drink and you can also find it in packets, which is convenient for those like me who don’t have a ton of room to store big packs of water.
I can’t wait!