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Happy Blogiversary MOB!

  • July 23, 2014
  • By Brittany
Happy Blogiversary MOB!

Hello friends!  Guess what!?  Today My Own Balance turns two!  I can’t believe I have a toddler on my hands.

Seriously though, when I started blogging in 2012  I had no idea what it really meant to have a blog.  I just kind of saw a few other blogs and thought, “I can do that.”  I had no idea the people I’d meet and how my content would evolve and grow.  I had no clue the opportunities that this little space on the internet would open up for me.  I started My Own Balance as a way to try to find more balance in my life, which I didn’t feel like I had a lot of working in a law firm.  It was a way for me to focus on two things that I find really important: healthy living and enjoying life.  Neither of which were supposed to be a priority to me at the time.  Things have changed so much since when this blog started but one thing has stayed the same and that is my eternal gratefulness to you all for stopping by here to check out what’s going on!  

For more on my blogging story and career change, read here and here.

And because this is fun for me… I like to recap my top posts as selected by my lovely readers:

1. Barre Week- The Best At-Home Barre Workouts

2. Barre Week- The Best Barre Classes in NYC

3. Jillian Michaels Body Revolution Final Recap

4. Getting My Pilates On: Blogilates Review

5. Les Mills: The World’s Best Fitness Classes 

And a few of my favorites:

1. Three

2. All of my Video posts (because they are a lot of work!).

3.  The Great Barrier Reef

4. How to Start Your Own Fitness Business

5.  Fitness Biathlon

Normally on birthdays we like to shower the birthday person with love and gifts, but today I want to shower YOU with love and gifts!  I’ve got an awesome giveaway planned!  One lucky reader in the U.S. or Canada can win a $50 gift card to Athleta!  Woo hoo!  Enter the in the rafflecopter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  • Kirtley Freckleton @ The Gist of Fit
    July 23, 2014

    Happy birthday Brittany!!
    I love that you put up your top pins, great idea! Those will be fun to look through!

    What makes me happy?? Being outside in the morning sunrise!!! I’m about to go running at Bear Lake and while typing can see the sun highlighting the grass fields. Wow.

  • Jaclyn @ BumpSweat
    July 23, 2014

    Happy Blog Birthday!!!! Since starting my own, I’m always intrigued to read about the paths of more-seasoned bloggers. I’d say what makes me happy today is that our nursery-painting and crafting party was a hit last night; we got lots done, which makes life a little less-stressful for this mama ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy celebrating!

  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    July 23, 2014

    HBD MOB!!!! Your beautiful self is making me happy today ๐Ÿ™‚ Also hearing that other people made moves, whether it be starting a blog, changing jobs or making time to workout, to make themselves a happier person also makes me happy. Congrats on 2 amazing years!

  • Tamsin
    July 23, 2014

    Happy Blog Birthday! I found your blog through “CNC”. I am Happy for the family and friends in my life. Very thankful they are all safe, and were not harmed from the fires in their area.

  • Paige c
    July 23, 2014

    Happy blog birthday! Today I am happy that I get to have dinner with a goof friend from high school who spent the last 6 months abroad in chile! Just got back 10 days ago!

  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
    July 23, 2014

    Happy Blogiversary MOB!!! Two years…how exciting!!!

    Finally being able to feel the twins’ movement definitely makes me happy! I love it and it makes it that much more real!!!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    July 23, 2014

    Happy Blog Birthday!!!! Two years of awesome ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Today I am happy about my great early morning strength training! I love getting in my workout right away to energize the rest of the day!

  • Kimberly (Manifest Yourself)
    July 23, 2014

    Happy birthday, girlie! xoxo Cheers to another year in blogging!

  • Lisa @ Lulus Big Adventure
    July 23, 2014

    Awesome, happy two years!! And I adore Athleta, so good choice. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hm, what makes me happy today? This jaw breaker I’m currently sucking on haha.

  • Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
    July 23, 2014

    Wow congratulations!! I just passed my one-year mark so I can’t even imagine the joy of knowing you’ve given so much to your blog and achieved so much in these two years. I truly enjoy reading your blog so I know I speak for many others when I say I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lori
    July 23, 2014

    I am happy today because I found new workout clothes on sale and I’m planning to run later.

  • Melissa Burton
    July 23, 2014

    Happy Blogiversary! At least this toddler doesn’t need diaper changing!!!

    Congrats and I can’t wait for birthday #3!

  • Kelsey at The Primal Yogi
    July 23, 2014

    Happy Blogiversary! I hope mine looks just as good at it’s 2 year mark!

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    July 23, 2014

    Happy Blogaversary Brittany!! I have always loved your blog and can’t wait to see what you have in store for year 3!

    p.s. I CAN’T believe I wasn’t a fan on FB?! Sorry!!!

  • Polly @ Tasty Food Project
    July 23, 2014

    Happy blogiversary, Britt!! I didn’t know about your career background but I think it’s awesome that you’re doing something that you enjoy!

    What makes me happy today? Well, I enjoyed walking outside in the rain this morning. We’ve been dealing with a lot of heat in Seattle lately and today is the first time it rained in a while. It was nice to enjoy some fresh air instead of muggy air for once!

  • Gloria
    July 23, 2014

    God and baking makes me happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    July 23, 2014

    WOOHOOOO, Happy Blogiversary!! I love reading your blog!

    This is going to sound a bit nutty, but we’ve had an ant problem in our new home, and a pest guy just came and sprayed all around, so the thought of no more ants is making me happy today! Haha.

  • Megan @ outlawontherun
    July 23, 2014

    Happy blogiversary!! Crappy day at work, so working out and take-out pho for dinner will hopefully make it all better!

  • Carly @ Fine Fit Day
    July 23, 2014

    Happy Blogiversary, Brittany!! What’s making me happy today is having my run done early so I don’t have to run in this humid soup this afternoon!

  • Sarah @ Sarah Sincerely
    July 23, 2014

    Happy Birthday! Today, summer is making me happy! I have another week before I start teaching again, and I’m soaking up every minute!

  • Kim
    July 23, 2014

    Happy bloggy birthday!!! You have done a lot in 2 years!!!

  • Allie
    July 24, 2014

    Happy Day to you!!!! Wow, two years? That is very, very cool. Sometimes (as you well know) it can be a struggle to get these posts up. The fact that you are thriving after two years is really something to celebrate. I hope you pick up at least one fabulous thing for YOURSELF at Athleta!! Thanks for the giveaway and I hope you celebrate this accomplishment!

  • jill conyers
    July 24, 2014

    Celebrating our 21st anniversary today makes me very happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Abby
    July 24, 2014

    the hashtag #frenchiesofinstagram is really making me happy today!

  • AmyC
    July 24, 2014

    I’m very happy to be packing for a weekend trip to visit a BFF that I haven’t seen in a year ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Arianne
    July 24, 2014

    Congrats and happy birthday!!

  • Melanie @ Happy Being Healthy
    July 24, 2014

    Happy Anniversary!!!! I love your blog. I also LOVE Athleta! I just told my sister the other day that when I lose my baby weight, I want to go celebrate at Athleta!

  • Carla
    July 24, 2014

    Happy blogiversary! It’s so wonderful that you’ve been blogging for two years. And you always have such consistent, wonderful content.

    What makes me happy today is a rest day from work. We all need those every once in awhile. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lisa
    July 24, 2014

    Love athleta

  • Helly On The Run
    July 24, 2014

    What makes me happy is having family time together. My husband works so much that during the week we hardly see him. When he’s home for more than just a couple of hours in the evening, we have so much fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    July 24, 2014

    Happy blogiversary!!! I’m happy that it’s summer and the weather hasn’t been too gross!

  • Laurel C
    July 24, 2014

    I’m happy to have beautiful weather here in California and get to hang out with my dog today!

  • Sharon
    July 24, 2014

    Happy Blogiversary!! My kiddos make me happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jessica eapen
    July 24, 2014

    my work makes me happy today!

  • Amanda
    July 25, 2014

    The fact that it’s FRIDAY and I’m playing tennis and eating mexican food tonight makes me very happy!

  • Shawna
    July 25, 2014

    what makes me happy today is that i’m leaving work early to head to Montauk with the girls for the second time this summer!!

  • ellen casper
    July 26, 2014

    Happy today to be spending time at the lake with my family.

  • emily
    July 28, 2014

    …trees, thunder storms, sleeping children, exercising, fresh eggs from my new flock of chickens, reading, hiking, and of course my husband.

  • Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    July 28, 2014

    Happy Blogiversary! I am coming up on mine this fall…#2 for me too! Very cool on your top posts…that’s always fun to look back on! And…the sun is making me happy today. Yesterday there was a lot of rain.

  • alisa
    July 29, 2014

    Being with my cat makes me happy today and cuddling and hugging my cat also makes me happy

  • Bev
    July 29, 2014

    Congratulations on 2 years! That is so exciting! I am happy today because my son started to crawl.

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