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Updates: 2014 Reflections and The Holiday Season

December 30, 2014

Well hello little blog of mine.

It has been over a month since I provided an update on life's current happenings. I am still here and life is still proceeding as it has been since last month.

Before I get into life, I want to share someone with you guys...


This is my amazing boyfriend, Johnathan. A little over a month ago, we made it "official". I can honestly say that I have never been happier. If you read my blog (or haven't yet, you can go through the archives) you know that 2014 has been an extremely difficult, productive, hard, exhausting year. However, I have grown tremendously as a woman and as an adult. Though it was a difficult year, I pushed on and tried to do the best that I could. Patience is not my virtue, but this year, I did not have a choice but to live patiently -- optimistically hoping that everything would eventually fall into place.


It has.

Life has been wonderful, but busier than ever. I have been with my best friend every single day. It is so refreshing to be in a relationship to where you feel like a team. It feels like I have gotten to know someone that I haven't seen in 100 years. It feels like I have always known him. He makes all of the pain that I went through worth it. I would live through everything again if it would lead me to this point. Since day one, we have been inseparable. He is so kind. He is hilarious. He is so smart; he knows so many random facts about random things and it's so fun. He makes me feel like the most beautiful woman that ever walked on this planet. He thinks I am most beautiful when I do not have a drop of makeup on. 

I never thought I would be saying that.

We have traveled a lot and made so many memories in the time that he and I have been together. It makes every day that much better. Monotonous tasks aren't so boring anymore. The sun shines just a little brighter. 

Work is still busier than ever. Honestly, I wish it would slow down just a tad so at the end of the day I would not feel so tired. However being overly busy is better than the alternative in my opinion, so I will take it. 

I still make my healthy foods and exercise, I have just been a lot more lax about it than normal. To my surprise, I have not gained a pound. I haven't lost either, but I have maintained. I am happy about that. November and December were lax months for me in the health and fitness department. I have been off of my schedule and just "going with the flow". I am unapologetic about it as well. I needed it. It felt good. I am only human and to be able to "let loose", enjoy my new relationship, make sure I do a great job at work, and enjoy my free time a little more has been absolutely wonderful.

On the contrary, I miss blogging. I miss writing and I am so excited to be back! I have lots of ideas, recipes, and topics I can't wait to write about it. As always, if there is anything specific you want to know or have me write about, please leave me a comment or email me and I will be happy too. 

I will have new fitness challenges coming up when I get my to structured schedule of work, blogging, and losing my last 30 pounds! It isn't just me anymore; I now have a partner and he is not the biggest fan of healthy eating (damn him, he is so fit and eats whatever the hell he wants, ha!) so it is challenging balancing all of that now and being a good partner. And truth be told, I welcome it. It will be another phase for me to write about it -- another way for me to grow, become stronger, and continue to fight and permanently overcome my past eating and body disorders. 

I am so, so excited for 2015, and for all of my friends and readers, thank you for staying by my side throughout my absence. There are thousands of blogs one can put their energy into and you guys continue to come back and check on me on a regular basis. It means the world to me. 

I have lots of new content and adventures coming your way and I thrilled to write about and share this new chapter of my life with you all.

I have not been checking emails regularly over the past 2 months, but I will be now. Please bare with me over this next week as I catch up and email everyone back. Please also feel free to email me now if you would like! Liz@TheFitnessBlondie.com -and- Business@TheFitnessBlondie.com.

37 comments

  1. So happy that you are happy Liz :) I can't wait to follow along on your new journey in 2015! Cheers to the new year babe!

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  2. Welcome back!

    Glad to hear that things are going well. I'll be reading along for 2015!

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  3. Welcome back Liz! I wondered where you were - but then I checked your IG - and saw the reason you've been missing! He's cute! Not to put a damper on it, but please take it slow and easy. No rush to be the world's greatest couple. Be a little vulnerable, enough to be fun, but keep your eyes and mind open!! Love ya! ~MARIA~

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    1. I love the way you always look our for me, Maria. No rushing here, trust me. I am just going with the flow and doing what feels right. :) XOXO

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  4. So glad to see you back here beauty!!! Enjoy every single second and I cant wait to hear from you this coming year!

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  5. Yay for a great year and happiness! I can't wait to see what 2015 has in store for you :)

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  6. Very glad to hear you are happy. 2015 is going to be a powerful year I can just feel it. Congrats to you and your new boo!

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  7. I am SO SO glad you are happy! I am also SO SO glad you are back! We have missed you and can't wait to read all about your new adventures with your new guy!

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  8. Wow! Congratulations girl! You deserve the best! So glad you're back and look forward to hearing about the awesome things 2015 has in store for you!!

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  9. Glad to see you back and happier! Wish nothing but the best for you this year!

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  10. Liz!! I have been waiting on your update for a while now! So so happy to see you so happy! You deserve it!

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  11. So good to 'hear' from you, and so happy that things are going well! You deserve it! Happy New Year, looks like 2015 is going to be a great one!

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  12. I am so absolutely happy for you! I am so glad that you have found someone who treats you right! I cannot wait to hear more about your adventures :D I also hope this means you are coming back to blogging ;)

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  13. So, you and boyfriend are blowing up my Insta feed and I am LOVING it. It's the best when you connect with someone and feel that bliss - like you've been missing them for forever :) I'm SO happy for you - you absolutely deserve the best and it sounds like you're in such a good spot.
    Have an amazing NYE - glad you get to ring it in being just as fabulous and gorgeous as ever, and with love by your side. xox

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  14. Congrats to you both! I have relaxed as well! We should try doing it together -loosing the last few pounds thats is!

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  15. You look absolutely gorgeous and happy together!! Good for you taking some time to just be and getting into a life as a partner. Looking forward to your fitness challenges!

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  16. I'm so happy for you!! Welcome back, missed you!!! You guys make a cute couple and I'm glad you are in a new phase in your life where you have a best friend. So excited for what 2015 has in store for you chica! :)

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  17. Liz, reading this just makes me so happy!!!! I have been keeping up with you via Facebook and Instagram and I would just smile every time I scrolled over one of your pictures and seeing you smile so big. You deserve the best and I am so proud of you hanging in there for the hard times so you can enjoy the good times. Cheers to a fabulous 2015!

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  18. Ahhh! I missed you here!! So glad that you are back AND better than ever!! We go through the worst times to get to the absolute best times! We go through the lowest of lows to become the amazingly strong & courageous women that we are! Some of the best days of our lives haven't even happened yet!!! Cheers to an amazing 2015!! xoxo

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  19. It's nice to see you happy.

    Happy New Year! Here's to a wonderful 2015.

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  20. Glad you are happy and welcome back! Have a happy NYE celebration tonight!!

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  21. Ahh Im so happy for you!! Have a great new year with your hunny!

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  22. I'm so happy for you! I'm an avid fan of yours and have used your fitness tips, alongside a fat-burning meal planning (from www.cooktostayfit.com) in reaching my fitness goals. I have lost 10 pounds and I'm aiming to losing 20 more this year! :) More power and hope you have a fantastic 2015!

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  23. Yay you are back! I've loved reading your blog - though haven't commented. I am so happy for you! Happy New Year! Having the perfect partner is SO important!

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  24. GO GET IT DONE GIRL! :) I'm so happy for you - I love seeing this renewed, rejuvinated Liz - <3 Love you girl

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  25. SOOOO sooo happy for you lady!!! You deserve to be with someone who fully appreciates your beauty inside and out! xoxo! :) Happy New Year!!

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  26. I'm happy things are going so good for you! It will be great to have you back!! I have missed your posts so much!

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  27. <3 this! So glad you are happy!!!!

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  28. Glad you are back at blogging :) And so happy for you that you've found a guy who treats you right. All the best in 2015 - xo!
    -Morgan
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

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  29. I'm so happy for you and glad to see you have found someone to spend time with and enjoy life!!

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  30. So happy to see/hear all of these things Liz! You deserve it girl! Happy New Year! Wishing you an amazing year filled with LOTS of happiness!

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  31. I am beyond excited for you gf....you deserve this!! xoxo

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