Call for questions: Social media and blogging

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I'm mega excited that FitBloggin' is coming up in 12 days! I get to see lots of friends and fellow bloggers I admire, and this year I'm presenting on using social media to drive blog traffic (social media is my job, yo!) For this though, I need your help! Do you have any specific questions you have about social media, blogging, and growing your audience? Any social networks that you just don't understand? Please leave a comment below or shoot Continue Reading

Gwynnie Bee New Arrivals

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It's new arrival time at Gwynnie Bee, which I affectionately refer to as "the Netflix of clothes." (Check out my other Gwynnie Bee posts here.) The thing I love about getting clothes from Gwynnie Bee is that there is no risk in trying new things. For example, I have wanted to try lace for a while, but couldn't commit to buying a lace shirt I might wear once. I also wanted to experiment with different silhouettes or prints that I know I wouldn't Continue Reading

Emmie in the Gym (Workout Video)

Here's part of my workout from yesterday. I post these at times so hopefully it will make going to the gym less intimidating if you're larger. For many of us, the only time we see people our size working out is when we're watching The Biggest Loser. I think it's time to change that! Thanks as always to J&M Strength and Conditioning, and to Jim Laird for playing trainer and video camera operator. Special shout out to Jen, who rocks it out Continue Reading

The Friday Countdown

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5 Posts to Check Out (sort of) Guide to Fitbloggin' 2012 by Tara at A life changing Journey. Tara gives great advice, and great hugs. If you're going to Fitbloggin' and are nervous at all, you need to read this. "I'm afraid to fail" and other excuses for being average by Torre Deroche. A must read for anyone who experiences insecurity, which is everyone! How to "walk it out" for fitness by me on the Enell blog. Walking is how I got Continue Reading

Sephora Sucker

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You know what happens when you aren't dropping clothes sizes and are breaking out with teenage-reminiscent cystic acne? You run to Sephora, where everything promises to make you look shiny and new, and nothing will be too tight. These days, I liken Sephora to the Hello Kitty stores when I was 8. It all screams at you to touch it and love it. You want EVERYTHING and can't possibly choose. Clarisonic Mia 2: I've contemplated a Clarisonic Continue Reading