Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Blogaversary! 5 Years!

Play Dirty Adventure - Sept 2014
Well it's October 13th and that means it's my blogaversary (yesterday). Or 5 years from the date that I started my health and fitness journey.  It's been a long and winding road, filled with ups and downs, lots of diets, races, and friends.

In honor of this wonderful milestone here are top 5 blog posts from the past, one for each year of Day One, DubyaWife, and/or Live your Goal.


Day One - October 12, 2009:
The post that started it all. While this has the most hits because I link it all the time as my starting point. I think it's poignant. It reminds me that one day I started and have grown so much in five years.  I'll never  forget where I came from and how it all began.

SUCCESS! - August 27, 2010:
A pivotal moment in my weight loss, when I reached sub-200 lbs.  Since then I've lost more but of course fluctuated.  This number has been my "get your shit together" number. As I reflect on it I realize that my words still hold true today, I've become a healthier, fitter person.

What I Learned from Harry Potter - July 29, 2011:
So with over 69K hits this post went viral for some reason. And maintains it's status as the top post on my blog. But I have some great content, quotes, and motivation words in there, so, yay for Harry Potter!

Birthday Post - February 9, 2012:
A fun little gif that I created the night before my birthday. Something that I enjoyed making and something that I must remember - life is a celebration!

My Whole 30 Experience - September 3, 2013:
A huge undertaking this experience revealed some bad habits as well as helped me become more body-aware. I've maintained a paleo, NSNG, lifestyle since then and feel great!

Quit Confusing My Weight Loss with Self-Hate - March 28, 2014:
This is one of my favorite posts I've done recently because it was filled with emotions, raw, and the truth. My journey isn't one of guilt, shame, and punishment - but instead love, courage, and determination. For the past 5 years I've transformed physically but the internal change is really where it's at. I'm harder, better, faster, stronger.

To many more years of DubyaWife!
Pic from the Warrior Dash this past Saturday!


  1. Happy blogiversary!!! Here's to many more years of blogging bliss :)

  2. You're an inspiration in so many ways. I hope you keep writing and sharing your journey for years to come!