Becoming MetamorFit

I started this blog in November, 2012. It's officially 6 months old TODAY! A lot has happened in that 6 month time period. A lot.

I've been a featured blogger on many influential websites, I've been invited to VIP events, I've had some of the "big names" in social media follow me on Twitter and other social media platforms, and I've had the opportunity to come in contact with some really great National brands. From Polar to Skora Running shoes, FeeturesAthleta and Iron Girl, I have been humbled by the companies that want to work with me.  Locally, I am honored to be working with CrossFit En Fuego, and Sweet Tomatoes.

 

I've also been asked to act as an Ambassador to some pretty great organizations:

Dirty Girl

Fit Fluential

Girls Gone Sporty

Go TRIbal

Gwynnie Bee

Polar

Pretty Muddy

Sweat Pink

 

And of course, I've been awarded the Athleta Power to the She Award, and the Project Athena Foundation Keys Race to Recovery grant. And I also appear as a regular contributor on our local CBS affiliate, News 10 WTSP.

 

ALL of this has happened since November.

 

But I'm telling you all of this because there is so much more that could have happened. I could have sold out. I had numerous companies contact me asking if I would "pimp" (for lack of a better word) their brand. I could have made money. Possibly a lot of money.

But I declined.

Why? Because I am AUTHENTIC! MetamorFit is more to me than just a name. It's my brand. It's what I represent. Whatever I write about needs to tie to my “about.” If it doesn’t, then it's not authentic, and I won't do it.

It took 6 MONTHS to get my brand logo designed. 6 MONTHS! It's beautiful and I love it, and it was worth the wait!

 

It was custom designed by Raffi with RDesigns and it didn't take her 6 months to design it, it took me 4 months to realize I needed a brand logo, and it took Raffi and I two months to tweak, re-tweak, scrap, start over, tweak, re-tweak, etc...to get it perfect! She was so patient with me. I needed my logo to represent what MetamorFit meant to me. For YEARS I felt like a butterfly trapped in a cocoon. And when I broke free of that casing, I emerged strong, empowered, and beautiful. I had a metamorphosis and became MetamorFit.

I will always remain authentic. I will not sell out. You will never see me reviewing something that I wouldn't eat, try, or use on myself or my family.

 

What do you think of my new logo? Are there any topics you'd like to see me discuss on my blog or Facebook fan page?? I went "social" to try to help as many people as I could find their path to health and wellness through fitness and clean eating, so I do this for YOU. What can I do to help you become MetamorFit?

May The Fourth Be With You

May 4th is Star Wars Day!! It falls on a Saturday this year which means once we've exhausted the kids from playing all day, we'll snuggle up on the couch and begin a Star Wars Marathon. We'll watch them in order which the kids will find entertaining because they always notice how the cinematography changes, and they love to point it out to us. Cause you know us old folks don't notice stuff like that.

My family LOVES Star Wars. The kids know the music, the composer, can listen to a track and tell you from which film it came from.

We each have our favorite characters and our reasons why we love them!

James-Darth Vader (because really all six movies are about Darth Vader)

Jenny-Master Jedi Yoda (he has the deepest sayings!!)

Haley-Darth Vader (he's cool!!)

Ella-Darth Vader (he's SOOOOOO cool!)

Ronin-Chewbacca (he's strong)

Disney's Hollywood Studios even has a special Star Wars day and while we don't go (we don't do crowds....) they also run Star Wars weekends throughout May/June, so I'm hoping we can make it up this year. We've done it once before back in 2008, and it was super hard on us. This was right around the time when I knew that something was "up" with Ronin and everything (and I mean E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.) was a trigger for my little dude. I think we lasted at the park like 2 hours MAX and we spent a small fortune to get in, and Disney wouldn't help us out at all with a refund, or return tickets or anything which was very disappointing, and honestly kinda burned me on the whole Disney thing. But now that we have a diagnosis and are eligible for special needs ticketing, Disney might be worth another go??!! 

We totally love everything Star Wars.

James plays dress-up:

And though I have DOZENS of Star Wars shirts, this one is my favorite:

Even the dog LOVES Star Wars!!

 It's DOG VADER!!

It was awesome to see some of the Star Wars characters out at the Autism Speaks Walk in Tampa in April, 2013.

I have so many more photos I can share, but I think you get it. We love Star Wars.

 

Do you love Star Wars? Which character is your favorite? Which episode is your fave??