Ah, milestones. They give us the perfect opportunity to look back and reflect—on where we’ve been, how far we’ve come and where we are now. When Jenn and I launched Fit Bottomed Girls three years ago, I had no idea the trip it would take me on. I thought it would be fun, gain some readers and maybe, if we were really lucky, make a buck or two.
In 2008, I was in California with my hubby, my pug and a full-time job writing about construction equipment. (Little bit of trivia for you!) In 2011, I’m all the way across the country in New Jersey, with my hubby, my pug, a daughter!, sans that full-time job.
The FBG journey hasn’t always been easy. Jenn and I have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this site. As you can imagine, maintaining this site and having another full-time job can be a little hard on a girl. Once, stressed to my max and at my wit’s end from juggling two jobs, I almost quit. As fate would have it, I was laid off from my “real” job during that crisis, leaving me plenty of time—and sanity—to remain a Fit Bottomed Girl without the crazy stress. Jenn has also left her “real” job and now, THIS (*gestures wildly to the surrounding site*) is our real job.
I’m now over on our Fit Bottomed Mamas site most of the time, and I will say that I’m definitely more sleep deprived and getting a little less cardio than I was three years ago (but man, my arms are fierce from lugging 22 pounds of baby around!). And while I can’t say that it’s a stress-free existence trying to keep up with a 9-month-old and juggle all of THIS (again, with the wild gesturing), I’m so lucky to have a beyond-stellar business partner, a super-supportive husband, a delightful daughter…and that pesky pug.
Three years ago, when Jenn and I started Fit Bottomed Girls, I knew we had a great idea to bring fun fitness inspiration to the masses. It’s been so fun to bring you readers along for the ride. —Erin