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Been Waiting To Tell You This…

by Courtney on May 7, 2012

Hey guys and gals! Happy Monday to YOU! Ohhhh man, I have exciting stuff to share with you today!

I hope everyone had a kick-butt weekend…I know I sure did. I honestly have so much to fill you guys in on, but for the sake of my sanity AND for bombarding you with a ton of Blend Retreat recaps all at once, I think I’m going to spread them out a bit during the week.


I only have two days until I’m back on the road again, and am feeling a bit crazed at the whole re-organizing life thing, so please bear with me if I start to sound a little nutty.

Speaking of bearing with me…this whole posting thing. Yep, I’m still having troubles uploading any sort of blog posts with photos attached to them (which is basically ALL of them) and I’m completely baffled. So is my tech guru. So if you’ve noticed some random “test” posts, or the fact that my posts may appear at odd times, well, that’s why. Ohhh, the joys of technology, right? Winking smile

Keep your fingers crossed that something magically makes everything all better soon!



Since I was gone all weekend, that meant that there was no grocery shopping done, which means that it was slim pickins’ around these parts (it’s like pulling teeth to get hubs to go grocery shopping WITH me…I definitely didn’t expect him to go it alone). Thankfully, there were still a few bananas left around, so I managed to put together a little cereal combo.


It wasn’t the most exciting, but it did the trick.


And I was so happy to have my own mug of coffee again. Love.this.stuff.



Okay, I’ve had ants in my pants all morning waiting to tell you this news…eeeeek!

Remember a little over two months ago when I found out I was nominated for Fitness Magazine’s Fitterati “Best Personal Trainer Blog?”

Well, for the past week or so, I’ve been keeping a secret. But today, I can finally share…


The 2012 Fitterati Blogger Awards were announced today, and STSL was given the Editor’s Pick. Smile

I have the honor of being right alongside with one of my fellow favorite trainers, Gina. Congrats, girl!


I can’t even begin to tell you all how honored I feel to have received such an award. With all of the changes I’ve made this past year, it hasn’t always been easy, but I knew it’d be worth it…and it most certainly was!

Thank you all for continuing to support me on the way. It honestly means more than you can imagine.

Now, I hate to share and run…but it’s time to head back to the work thang!

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1 Sana May 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

Soooo proud of you! Congrats!


2 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance May 7, 2012 at 11:43 am

Congrats! That’s so awesome! You put so much work into the blog – you deserve that :)
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3 Ashlee @ A Step in the Right Direction May 7, 2012 at 11:47 am

Congrats!! That is amazing. My hubby will only go get more than milk and juice if I have a specific item I need him to get. I guess it is a man thing – they do not want to go through the store and get a whole bunch of stuff.

From your posts it sounds like you had a great time over the weekend! That is exciting and I am sure it was quite the experience
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4 Brittany May 7, 2012 at 11:51 am

Congrats lady! I’m so excited for you.
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5 Alysha @Shesontherun May 7, 2012 at 11:51 am

Congrats on the award. How exciting!
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6 Amanda @ Maggiano Takes Austin May 7, 2012 at 11:52 am

YAY Courtney!! Congrats what an amazing honor! You sooo deserve it!!!!!! xoxoxo hard work pays off!! Have a safe trip hun!
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7 Andrea @ Vegvacious May 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

Yay!!! Congratulations – what a great honour!
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8 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy May 7, 2012 at 11:57 am

Congratulations! How exciting!
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9 Parita May 7, 2012 at 11:57 am

Congrats! So exciting! You are proof that hard work and determination go a long way! :)


10 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables May 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm

you 100% deserve it, congrats! can’t wait to hear more blend retreat updates :)
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11 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third May 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

How exciting!!!! Congrats, you deserve it! :)


12 Kim @ The Family Practice May 7, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Congratulations! That is so very exciting. Can’t wait for whats next!
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13 Bonnie May 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Wow! A huge congrats on Editor’s Pick, Courtney! How fun to have received that award! I hope you have a great readjustment back to work/life; sure wished I could have gone to BLEND but I’m thrilled it was so great (as I knew it would be)! :D


14 Heather May 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm

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15 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean May 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

congrats girl! you deserve it! it was so good to meet you this weekend :)
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16 Ashley @ Freckles & Spice May 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Congrats! And I didn’t know you are going to the meet and tweet on Wednesday too! Yay for getting to see you again so soon : )
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17 chelcie @ chelcie's food files May 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

congrats! that’s so exciting you definitely deserve it!
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18 Carol T. May 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm


A big congratulations to you!!!! You have worked so hard, you certainly deserve it… I subscribe to Fitness magazine and love it…

Can’t wait to see more pictures and updates… Have a safe trip coming home…:)


19 Liz @ Tip Top Shape May 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Awww congrats!!!!!
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20 danielle May 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Great News! Congrats!
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21 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles May 7, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Woop -Woop! Congrats!!!!
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22 Lauren May 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Oh girl, CONGRATS!!!!! That is truly awesome and I’m so proud of you!
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23 Angela @ Health Happiness & Harmony May 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Congratulations Courtney! Well deserved! You are so dedicated to your blog and your readers, and that’s why we love STSL!
PS I feel your pain with grocery shopping with the boy. ;)
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24 katie Carso May 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm

CONGRATS!!!!! I am so proud of you girl!! Oh I wish I would of known when I saw you! I know you had to wait though to announce! Congrats! See you again Wednesday!
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25 Ruthie Hart May 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm

YEAH GIRL! you deserve it!
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26 Julie May 7, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Congratulations, you deserve it! I can always tell you put a lot of thought into creating awesome workouts!!!!


27 Tina @ Best Body Fitness May 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm

You know I’m proud of ya!
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28 Michelle@Peachy Palate May 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Awh congratulations!!! Well deserved! :) Hope you have some more celebrating planned.


29 Brandi May 7, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Congrats Courtney!! You deserve it chica!


30 michelle kim May 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Congratulations!!! It comes as no surprise, though. Your blog is awesome :D
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31 Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction May 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm

That’s awesome! Congrats girl! :)
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32 Jen Correa @ Mom's Gotta Run May 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Congrats on Editor’s pick!
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33 Danica @ It's Progression May 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Congrats, Courtney!!!
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34 Antonia V May 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Way to go, Courtney! You definitely deserve this honor!


35 Erica @ For the Sake of Cake May 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm

That’s fantastic! Congrats!
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36 Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 7, 2012 at 3:14 pm

That’s so awesome, Courtney!! Congratulations to you! :)
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37 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm

what an honor courtney!! congratulations! :)
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38 Lisa May 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm

That is seriously amazing news! Congratulations, what an honour :) Too bad about the tech issues, sometimes technology sucks.


39 Shannon May 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Congratulations to you and STSL! I’m so happy for you. :) I love your Blend Retreat recaps-keep them up. You’ve done some pretty neat stuff in Colorado so far. I bet you did even much cooler stuff that hasn’t been shared.

Can’t wait, and again CONGRATULATIONS on your ‘Best Personal Trainer’ blog win.


40 Tara May 7, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Congratulations!!! What an amazing accomplishment :) this week will be crazy for sure but I think it is “good crazy”


41 Annette@FitnessPerks May 7, 2012 at 4:57 pm



42 Maria @ The Fitness Girl Kitchen May 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Congrats on this accomplishment! That is awesome!


43 Katie May 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Congratulations, lovely! It was so fun meeting you this weekend!


44 janetha May 7, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Congrats! You deserve it!


45 RunEatRepeat May 7, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Yeah!!! Congrats :)


46 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope May 7, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Congrats to you! That is exciting news! :)


47 Karen Keane May 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Thanks for who you are you ALWAYS brighten my day


48 alycia May 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm

So awesome! Your bloc definitely got my vote. Congratulations and can’t wait to see you in my favorite magazine!


49 alycia May 7, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Oops blog not bloc :)


50 krystal@coffeecardiogoddess May 8, 2012 at 12:04 am

Congrats! That is totally awesome and I truly think yiu deserve it! I really enjoy reading your blog each and everyday! Keep the great posts coming!:)


51 Alyssa @ Life of bLyss May 8, 2012 at 8:55 am

you’re such a rock star. I’m so prouda you!


52 Crystal C. May 8, 2012 at 11:19 am

Yay!!! Congrats!! I love the workouts that you post and I think you 100% totally deserve to win! I am proud of how you have been following your heart in doing what you want to do and what makes you happy!! Good job!!!! Now I just wish I lived closer to you so I could hire you to kick my booty!! :)


53 Amanda @ Semi-Health Nut May 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm

That is so awesome!! Congratulations!!
Maybe next year at Blend you will lead a bootcamp?? ;-)
Good to meet you this weekend!


54 Alaina May 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Congratulations Courtney!! You totally deserve it! I love your blog and your workouts! :-)
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55 Alice Jones May 9, 2012 at 1:08 am

I am really happy for you for being honored with that award. It was meant for you totally.
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56 Samantha May 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Wow!!! Congrats!! You so deserve it!!
<3 Sam
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57 Debby Osten May 11, 2012 at 2:38 am

You deserve all congratulatory words in the world. Congrats…………………..
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58 Sabrina @ Customized Creations May 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm

CONGRATS on the award! You deserve it!
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