329 responses

  1. Brie @ Brie Fit
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations to you! I know without a doubt you’ll be amazingly successful. I can’t wait to see how things unfold.
    Brie @ Brie Fit recently posted..1708

  2. Gwen
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghnn! I can’t wait to follow this new journey. Your courage inspires me! 🙂
    Gwen recently posted..I Don’t Have to Be Perfect – But I Do Have to Be Satisfied

  3. RhodeyGirl
    January 5, 2011


    I’m so proud of you!
    RhodeyGirl recently posted..Menu- Little Armenian Christmas 2011

  4. Shannon @ Freshman Yr of Life
    January 5, 2011

    AHHH amazing-ness. Social Media Marking company?!? Hello my dream. Seriously girl … this is awesome. You have such a back bone of supporters with this blog and we will be following you with any/other exciting live news.

    Shannon @ Freshman Yr of Life recently posted..Spring Semester

  5. Brittney
    January 5, 2011

    Wow!!! Big news Meghann! That’s great! You seem to have an awesome game plan and I think you’ll succeed at pretty much anything you put your energy into. I wish you luck and keep us posted on how it all goes 🙂
    Brittney recently posted..A Visit To New Orleans

  6. Runeatrepeat
    January 5, 2011

    Love it and love you 🙂 You bust your butt on this blog and your other projects and totally deserve all of this success. Congratulations & Good luck!
    Runeatrepeat recently posted..CPR Certified

  7. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    January 5, 2011

    Oh my goodness what exciting news!!!! I have no doubt great, great, great things will come your way. And I’m excited to hear about them and watch them unfold.

    PS – SUPER thrilled there is going to be a 2011 HLS. I’m 100% IN.
    Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun recently posted..The Last Day

  8. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats, Meghan!!! Both pieces of news are amazing!

    Amazing news that your blog has led you to an exciting, new career path. I really hope my blog takes me down that path one day too.

    I am excited to follow you on the next part of your journey 🙂

  9. Kelly
    January 5, 2011

    Wow congrats on all the huge things happening and big changes! Good luck with everything!
    Kelly recently posted..Rookie Mistake

  10. Callie
    January 5, 2011

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! (And I have to admit – excited for me too since you’re moving closer!) I wondered if Announcement #1 was coming after we had brunch together. I forget what was said, but I definitely started to wonder. I think you are going to do GREAT things. Oh and I think Tampa is a great location for HLS 2011, don’t you think??? 🙂
    Callie recently posted..18 Weeks!

  11. Allie
    January 5, 2011

    New chapters are always needed 🙂 Best of luck to you! You have some big plans, very awesome!
    Allie recently posted..My life in 30 days- day 17

  12. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    January 5, 2011

    WOW! Congrats on both big changes Meghann. I’m so excited to see how things turn out for you over the next year. 🙂
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat recently posted..2011- Here I Come

  13. Katy
    January 5, 2011

    I love you and know that this will lead to an incredible future … I just hope that we can always still share tea and social media tips!

  14. Freya
    January 5, 2011

    Oh wow – BIG congratulations to you! Such awesome life changing decisions, but it sounds like your life is just beginning, as it were. I wish you ALL the best!! You deserve it 🙂
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  15. Emily
    January 5, 2011

    congrats, Meghan! It’s hard to take a big leap in life … and it sounds like you’re taking MANY!! Thanks for letting us follow your journey. You’re a great source of down-to-earth inspiration for me (and many others) 🙂
    Emily recently posted..It’s been a long time coming …

  16. Stefanie
    January 5, 2011

    I am so excited for you. it is so great and inspiring to see people be able to do what they love for their life sustainibility..i.e. JOB! It is not many who have the guts and opportunity to do that.

    Your blog has always been inspiring to us fitness and foodie freaks(well me freak, ha ha) and now it is even more so.

    Keep on blogging..and doing what you love!

  17. Jackie
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on all fronts! Good for you for following your heart and some newly discovered dreams! Best of luck!
    Jackie recently posted..Living Spontaneously

  18. Theodora
    January 5, 2011

    Whoa, I didn’t realize you were moving to Tampa, too! Congrats on everything, girl! 🙂
    Theodora recently posted..Holy DOMS!

  19. Jackie @ Baking Charms
    January 5, 2011

    You have so many wonderful things happening in your life 🙂 So excited for you!!

  20. Sarah @ Long Legs Healthy Life
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghann!! I’ve told a few people this today: Nothing bad can come from following your heart!
    Sarah @ Long Legs Healthy Life recently posted..Why my grocery bill is now double what it once was

  21. Kelly
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations!!! All your hard work is certainly paying off for you 🙂

  22. Dori
    January 5, 2011

    So happy for you my love. I suspected the resigning thing but didn’t know what opportunities you had. Sounds amazing! And I approve of your decision to move to Tampa. It will be fun and give Derek plenty of time to do a real Orlando job search as you near the end of the two years. Love your commitment to each other too!
    Dori recently posted..New Years Blogger Style

  23. Taysa
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! Change is hard and scary, but usually worth it.

    Also, I moved for love–two states away from my family/friends/job! At times you might think, “Am I crazy?!” but the last thing I knew I wanted for my own life was to look back and say I let someone I cared about get away because of LOCATION. Love is so much more important.
    Taysa recently posted..The Real Resolutions

  24. Casey
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, congrats Meghann! All great news and I really admire you for taking the leap. It’s not always easy, but you’re an ambitious, hard-working person and I know you can do it. Excited for you! 🙂

  25. Sara
    January 5, 2011

    What an exciting time for you! Best of luck with everything!
    Sara recently posted..Resolve too…

  26. Katie @ Healthy Heddleston
    January 5, 2011

    Ooooo do you know where the HLS 2011 will be!?

    Btw, stoked for you to move to Tampa.. my brother and SIL live there 🙂
    Katie @ Healthy Heddleston recently posted..Three Days Makes a Difference

  27. Amanda
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! I am loving 2011 already…so many inspirational and motivating stories. Good luck with everything. Enjoy Tampa! My parents have a place in Clearwater, and I’m planning a week-long trip going back and forth between Orlando and Clearwater/Tampa in March. I do miss Florida in the winter!

  28. Heather
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations – seems like some great opportunities!

    Best wishes and can’t wait to read more about it!
    Heather recently posted..Pumpkin- Pomegranate- Soy Nut Butter–OH MY

  29. Kara
    January 5, 2011

    That’s exciting news! I moved to the middle of nowhere for my husband so I commend your decision 🙂
    Kara recently posted..Chilly morning run

  30. Jess (Daly Authenticity)
    January 5, 2011

    Meghann, CONGRATS!!! This is so exciting! I am so inspired when I see people following their heart and taking the necessary steps needed to follow your dreams! Enjoy!
    Jess (Daly Authenticity) recently posted..Less is more

  31. Aron
    January 5, 2011

    So many amazing things going!! I am so happy for you girlie, you deserve everything 🙂 So excited you get to be with Derek too!
    Aron recently posted..Back to reality

  32. Corey @ the runner’s cookie
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations, Meghann!! Very exciting changes – can’t wait to read about them.

  33. Sarah
    January 5, 2011

    What amazing news!! Congratulations on all the exciting changes in your life and you’re right, relationships are totally about compromise. My husband moved from Indianapolis to Chicago to be with me and I love him every day for that decision. Good luck!!

  34. Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing!
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations on this exciting new chapter in your life! I admire your ambition and commitment to being happy and challenging yourself, and I can’t wait to read along as you go on your journey. Best of luck to you! 🙂

  35. Caitlin
    January 5, 2011


    • Heather
      January 5, 2011

      best. comment. ever.

    • Deirdre
      January 5, 2011

      I can’t hear the word epic and not think of you Caitlin!

  36. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on this new chapter in your life!

    …so you’re moving to Tampa, eh? Are there wedding bells in the future 😉

  37. Chrissy (The New Me)
    January 5, 2011

    Wow. Big news and very inspiring! I read about so many bloggers quitting their jobs and moving on to bigger, better and more creative pursuits, and I’m equal parts jealous and inspired. I wish you the best and can’t wait to follow along!
    Chrissy (The New Me) recently posted..Vegan Sushi- A Recipe-less Recipe

  38. alison
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, this is HUGE news! Congratulations on taking a big leap and doing what you feel is the next best step. I admire your determination and courage to leave a comfortable place and step out and follow your instincts.

    Best of luck to you!
    alison recently posted..Bits and Pieces

  39. Lisa
    January 5, 2011

    Very exciting for you. Good luck pursuing your dreams – always a worthwhile endeavor.
    Lisa recently posted..Watch Out!

  40. Theresa @ This is my Hungry Face
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations, Meghann! This is so exciting and inspiring 🙂
    Theresa @ This is my Hungry Face recently posted..Christmas Breakfast Casserole

  41. Kelly
    January 5, 2011

    So proud of you!!! 🙂
    Kelly recently posted..Yummm Juice

  42. Chrissy (The New Me)
    January 5, 2011

    PS – I moved from New York to Texas for my boyfriend. Eight years later we’re still going strong. Plus, I get to pick the next place we move. It’s only fair! 😉
    Chrissy (The New Me) recently posted..Vegan Sushi- A Recipe-less Recipe

  43. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    January 5, 2011

    So happy for you Meghann! You’ve come such a long way and I can’t wait to see where this all goes. Congrats.

  44. Megan @ AVeryMegGirl
    January 5, 2011

    Such great things happening in your life! I am very happy for you Meghann!
    Megan @ AVeryMegGirl recently posted..First Monday of 2011

  45. Kristina @ spabettie
    January 5, 2011

    congrats on ALL of this!! so wonderful and well deserved!!
    Kristina @ spabettie recently posted..Jason’s chili

  46. Ryan
    January 5, 2011

    Nice! Good job breaking the chains of the “day job”!
    Ryan recently posted..Is it Friday Yet

  47. Rachel
    January 5, 2011

    Incredible! So happy for you!

  48. Clare @ Fitting It All In
    January 5, 2011

    CONGRATULATIONS!! Such big steps and I’m sure you will be totally happy with your decisions.

    What you are doing is a total dream of mine — being able to quit my current job and focus on blogging/health related fields. Moving to be with my boyfriend (eeek!)…love seeing someone follow their dreams!

  49. Emmanuelle
    January 5, 2011

    Wow Meghann this is great for you! I’ve never commented much but I feel now’s the time. I love it when people have projects and pursue their dreams 🙂


  50. Ali
    January 5, 2011

    Yay!!! Congrats on the job front and moving. My job it totally not fulfilling and I really want to do something that involves writing, social media, food and fitness. I am hoping that I will get up the courage to really pursue that soon. It just seems so hard!

    Good for you for moving, I would move to the ends of the earth for my husband. It will be great to be soooo much closer to Derek!

    I could not be more happy for you 🙂 Congrats and Good Luck
    Ali recently posted..Resoluation Added

  51. stepf @dailyspark
    January 5, 2011

    So happy for you and proud of you! It feels great to follow your heart and achieve your dreams, doesn’t it? I did that in 2008 when I quit the newspaper and started at SparkPeople. I LOVE EVERY MINUTE IT–and you will too!

  52. Allison
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations on both decisions – sounds like good things are in the works for you!

    I have to say that I am disappointed as you are the only food/fitness/running blogger I follow who has a “traditional” job. I teach middle school and while it’s fun to read about the people who write books and do social media as full time jobs, their flexible schedules and work-at-home lifestyles are not realistic for me. I find it hard to get any take-away tips from a person whose days are self-scheduled. Yes, I know they are busy and work just as hard as me, but I liked that you had regular office hourse (like me!) and worked your training and eating around a full-time, more traditional job (like me!)

    I am NOT trying to get you down – I have no doubt I will still enjoy your blog just as much. I need to put in the effort to broaden my reading so I can find additional bloggers who have traditional jobs.

    Also, as someone who moved from Orlando to the gulf coast (Sarasota) I think you will love it!
    Allison recently posted..The Good Life

    • betsy
      January 5, 2011

      i have to agree with allison – excited for you but will miss the perspective you provide about living a healthy life while having a 9-5 job.

      • Kelly
        January 5, 2011

        There’s still lots of us who have regular 9-5 jobs 😉
        Kelly recently posted..Rookie Mistake

      • Anna @ History Running Girl
        January 5, 2011

        I agree with Kelly!
        Anna @ History Running Girl recently posted..New Year- New Goals

    • Lacey @ Lake Life
      January 6, 2011

      I agree. The best blogs are relatable. I work a 9-5 (technically 8-4:30) desk job but I’m not a healthy living blogger, just a regular person blogger lol.
      Lacey @ Lake Life recently posted..In here- it’s always Friday

  53. Suzanne @ Continuing My Education
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats!!! Hope your leap is everything you have hoped for and more! You have worked very hard and definitely deserve this!
    Suzanne @ Continuing My Education recently posted..Cranberry Crazy!

  54. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    January 5, 2011

    What an exciting announcement! I hope everything is stress free!

  55. Kristen
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! Life changes are hard but so exciting + rewarding in the end! I can’t wait to hear/read how your new chapter goes! (PS – I always hope you’re going to have a proposal story for us… maybe now that you’re moving to Tampa… ?!?!?!)
    Kristen recently posted..…in with the new

  56. Nancy
    January 5, 2011

    Love all the changes – good luck with them all! <3

  57. Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on all of your achievements! Can’t wait to hear more about the Healthy Living Summit!!!
    Shannon @ Philadelphia Phitness Pharmacy recently posted..The first swim

  58. Dorry
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on everything Meghann! It sounds like your life is about to take a very exciting turn and I’m so excited for you and all of the new opportunities. As someone who was in a long-distance relationship, I can tell you it was well worth it to make adjustments to live in the same city – and we got married last September! 🙂
    Dorry recently posted..Road Runner Returns

  59. ezzie
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, that’s awesome!! Good luck to everything~! 😀
    ezzie recently posted..Late New Year’s Post

  60. Alicia at Poise in Parma
    January 5, 2011

    You are quite the inspiring lady, Meghann. I give it to you for making such a huge step in reaching your goals and dreams. You WILL do great things because you have the drive to do so. I look forward to reading more about your future adventures & hope to meet you in Tampa one day when I go to visit my in-laws there!!
    Alicia at Poise in Parma recently posted..GIVEAWAY- EatSmart Nutrition Scale

  61. Lauren
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on all these things! It’s so exciting & scary to have a big, life change, but most of the time, it’s worth it. I was so scared when I decided to transfer schools last year, but it worked out great!
    Lauren recently posted..Spice Shack

  62. Brittany (Eating Bird Food)
    January 5, 2011

    This is so exciting Meghann! I can’t wait to hear all about your new journey – both with the job and move.

    Are you moving in with Derek or just moving to Tampa to a place nearby?
    Brittany (Eating Bird Food) recently posted..So Far- So Good

  63. Dee
    January 5, 2011

    Wow – major Congrats to you! This is so inspiring! You go girl!
    Dee recently posted..Ready for this

  64. jenny in new york
    January 5, 2011

    Wow! so exciting! Congrats Meghann! Good luck with all the exciting things to come.
    jenny in new york recently posted..I’m the Biggest Loser

  65. Gracie
    January 5, 2011

    That is quite the list of announcements. WOW!!! Congrats times a million 🙂

    Taking risks is one of the things that makes life worth living, so huge props for recognizing that you want change and grabbing life by the horns 🙂 Isn’t it crazy how a little old thing like blogging can be such a life-changing experience?!

    Best of luck with everything, Meghan! xoxo G

  66. Annie
    January 5, 2011

    Cheers to you for following your heart!

  67. Julianne
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! I can’t wait to follow along on this new chapter!

  68. rachael (peace, kale, and yoga)
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats!!! I admire you taking such big steps. Excited to see what is coming for you in 2011!

  69. Marina
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! I know you’ll be awesome, following your dreams, and I’m really happy you’re moving in with Derek!

  70. Melissa
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats and good luck with the new job and soon to be move

  71. Danielle
    January 5, 2011

    Yay! My husband and I are contemplating a move to Tampa, so I’m excited to see the city through your eyes! Congratulations.

  72. Lea @ Healthy Coconut
    January 5, 2011

    I always enjoy reading about friends who are pursuing their dream and it looks like you are on your way. Good luck and hopefully each step will take you to a happy and healthier you.
    Lea @ Healthy Coconut recently posted..Yogurt Blend

  73. stacey
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghann!

  74. Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! I would love to quit and follow a dream. I don’t hate my job but its not my passion either. Maybe some day…..

  75. Emily Malone
    January 5, 2011

    Love you Meghann!! So proud!

  76. Morgan
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations!! It’s so exciting to see people achieving their dreams!
    Morgan recently posted..Im a hypocrite

  77. Ali @ Ali on the Run
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! Living the dream, girl! Best of luck with everything. You’re going to be great.
    Ali @ Ali on the Run recently posted..No Knee Pain!

  78. andrea @ a cake for a wife.
    January 5, 2011

    Wowza! Congratulations lady!! Those are some pretty exciting developments! I can’t wait to hear about how it all unfolds. 🙂
    andrea @ a cake for a wife. recently posted..day 1- back in business

  79. Lauri
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats and good luck with this new path ahead, you will do great!!! And moving to be with the one you love is never a bad decision, I’m happy for you and Derek too!
    Lauri recently posted..My year in review

  80. Lauren at KeepItSweet
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! My cousins just moved to Tampa a few months ago and love it there:-)

  81. Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest
    January 5, 2011

    A huge congrats! I commend you on sticking to your instincts on both decisions. Good luck with this new chapter in your life. I can’t wait to read about it!
    Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest recently posted..Taking a break

  82. Lauren
    January 5, 2011

    Super duper congratulations! I am so excited for you!
    Lauren recently posted..Tourists in Our Own City

  83. Amy
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on these wonderful, new, and exciting opportunities!
    Amy recently posted..Recap

  84. Kiran
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! Extremely proud of you and glad that you are not totally leaving Orlando 😉

  85. Emily G
    January 5, 2011

    Major congratulations on taking a leap and making the life you want happen. Might I just add a plug for Minneapolis as an awesome Healthy Living Summit city? 🙂 Great local food scene, healthy people and summer here is fabulous.

  86. Alicia
    January 5, 2011

    So exciting! Enjoy the new chapter! I have been looking for a more fulfilling job as well. Thank you for being an inspiration!

    Speaking for Healthy Living Summit when will the 2011 summit be held? I am not a blogger but enjoy reading your, Caitlin, Kath and Tina’s blog. Could I attend the summit eventhough I do not blog?

    Congrats again!

  87. Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff)
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats and good luck! I’m hoping that I get the same amount of courage you have, because my current place of employment hasn’t been fulfilling in over 3 years.

  88. Anon
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats. What is your degree in? Any advice on freelance or hookups like this for someone without your background? I plan to start a blog soon (and know it will take TIME), but freelancing jobs would be unbelievable.

  89. Megan
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! I am so excited for you taking your own happiness into your hands!

  90. Sarah (Sarah Learns)
    January 5, 2011

    your announcements brought tears to my eyes! i love seeing people succeed and realize their dreams and you are making that happen for yourself. congrats and good luck with everything!
    Sarah (Sarah Learns) recently posted..perspiration inspiration

  91. Silvia @ skinny jeans food
    January 5, 2011

    oh my! BIG DAY! Congrats on your courageous decisions!!
    Silvia @ skinny jeans food recently posted..Lentil Loaf and Skiing

  92. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 5, 2011

    congrats on giving your notice…and maybe moving!!!!!!!! 🙂
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) recently posted..Hair Pictures- Learning Curves

  93. Hangry Pants
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations and good luck! You will be awesome at this!!!!
    Hangry Pants recently posted..Fiesta Fiesta!

  94. Ashlee (Ash & Lew Plus 2)
    January 5, 2011

    This is all SO exciting! I am so happy for you a d the new fun happening in your life!

  95. Andrea
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann – it’s so refreshing to hear that you have taken something that you are so passionate about and are going to get paid to do what you love! And good luck with the move – the good thing is that Orlando is only 2 hours from Tampa and you don’t have 6 months of snow to fight with on the roads! 🙂

    Congrats again!

  96. allijag
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats my love – so very very very happy for you and proud of you! love you!

  97. Jen
    January 5, 2011

    So happy for you! We only have one life so it’s best to follow your dreams and make the most of it. Congests for having the courage 🙂

  98. Jenn (eating bender)
    January 5, 2011

    So ridiculously excited for you, Meghann!!!!!!!!
    Jenn (eating bender) recently posted..The Beginning

  99. Kaitlin
    January 5, 2011

    Wow! This is amazing! It’s so great that you have skills in markets that are in high demand right now and can move on to pursue your dreams! I’m so happy for you– keep us updated!
    Kaitlin recently posted..3 Store Grocery Shopping

  100. Lara
    January 5, 2011

    I haven’t been commenting on blogs lately but had to write to say congratulations! How exciting! Starting a new company, new move…it’s inspiring to see someone take the reins on their life like this 🙂 Best of luck to you, Meghann.

  101. suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic]
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghann! 🙂 And hooray for moving to Tampa to be closer to Derek. I didn’t realize you weren’t even in the same area all this time.
    suki @ [Super Duper Fantastic] recently posted..Lots of Dishes

  102. Karen
    January 5, 2011

    What an exciting time for you!! Best of luck on your new endeavors! Can’t wait to read more about them!
    Karen recently posted..Changing It Up

  103. Allison @ PickyEatingRD
    January 5, 2011

    CONGRATS!!! This is so exciting!!
    Allison @ PickyEatingRD recently posted..I Resolute…Ugh That Term Drives Me Crazzzzyyyy

  104. fooddreamer
    January 5, 2011

    Amazing. A true testament to the power of blogging on our lives and how they can influence others. Congratulations!
    fooddreamer recently posted..Feeling Lucky I am!

  105. Erin (Travel Eat Repeat)
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, this is all SO exciting. Congratulations! As long as you’re happy with what you’re doing and the changes you’re making, that’s the most important thing. Wooo! 😀
    Erin (Travel Eat Repeat) recently posted..The Traveler Needs Travel Advice

  106. Katherine: Unemployed
    January 5, 2011

    that’s awesome news on both accounts. both are well thought-out and go well simultaneously
    Katherine: Unemployed recently posted..Kermit

  107. Katie
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann! Can’t wait to see how things unfold for you! Good luck 🙂

  108. Rose
    January 5, 2011

    Amazing and inspiring. Congratulations!

  109. Kacy
    January 5, 2011

    That is so exciting! And gives me hope that someday I can quit my job 🙂 Can’t wait to see where this new journey takes you!
    Kacy recently posted..Bye bye sparkle

  110. Laura @ Backstage Pass
    January 5, 2011

    Wow – congratulations! This is big news!
    Laura @ Backstage Pass recently posted..Things to do before you turn 30

  111. VeggieGirl
    January 5, 2011

    BEST of luck with the move, dear Meghann!! Once you move, I’ll bake those blondies that I owe you 😉

  112. Liz @ LBBakes
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! I’ve heard great things about Tampa. And obviously you’ll be in good company. 😉

    I love your goal to start your own company! Good for you.
    Liz @ LBBakes recently posted..Champagne White Chocolate Ring Cookies

  113. Christina
    January 5, 2011

    CONGRATULATIONS! Wow 2011 has really confirmed how great things are to come! So happy for you!

    May I ask a question? How did you start freelancing? It’s something I’m interested in but have NO clue how to pursue!
    Christina recently posted..Being mentally checked out and a quinoa recipe for everyone!

  114. Jena
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! What a great opportunity! Welcome to the Florida westcoast! I live just an hour north in hernando county. I race frequently in the Tampa clearwater and st Pete area!
    Jena recently posted..3 days in- and I’m on track

  115. Muna
    January 5, 2011

    Yay congrats! I’ve been following your blog (lurking ;D) and I’m excited for you!

  116. Leah @ L4L
    January 5, 2011

    I totally saw this coming. 🙂 Yay!

  117. Lindsey
    January 5, 2011

    Stop being so gosh durn inspirational and stuff. Geez! Since I started reading your blog a year ago, I’ve been constantly thinking, “I can do that…”, “I should try that….” “That looks totally doable.” MealsandMiles runs in the mornings, I can too. 🙂

    Congratulations!!!!! You certainly do work really hard and put your heart into this blog.
    Lindsey recently posted..Lindsey Got Runover

  118. JT (The Faux Foodie Girl)
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, congratulations!!! You will do amazing with all your new adventures!!! No wonder you were bursting with news yesterday 😉
    JT (The Faux Foodie Girl) recently posted..Off to a great start

  119. Amanda (Eating Up)
    January 5, 2011

    Yay for positive life changes!
    Amanda (Eating Up) recently posted..Beer-Cheese Bread

  120. Meatless Runner
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, this is amazing! Congrats! I can’t wait to read about your new adventures.

  121. Meghan
    January 5, 2011

    How awesome! Congrats on taking such a huge step!!
    Meghan recently posted..What is up

  122. Sarah R
    January 5, 2011

    So many exciting things going on! Congrats!

  123. Robyn
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! How very exciting… and what an inspiration.
    Robyn recently posted..Lunch

  124. Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! I’m so excited for you!!
    Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep recently posted..A Change in Priorities

  125. Sara B.
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann! You’re inspiring me to take more risks and not be so scared of failure. Look at all the risks you have taken and have been so successful b/c you followed your heart. I’m going to follow my heart back to Orlando! Heck…maybe I’ll even start a blog. =)

  126. Fit Chick in the City
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! These are super exciting opportunities. No doubt you’ll be amazing doing all of them.
    Fit Chick in the City recently posted..What Will You Gain When You Lose™- Special K’s Campaign Kick-Off

  127. Paula
    January 5, 2011

    Super exciting and fun changes for you! Best wishes.

  128. Jessie
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! I look forward to reading about all of your new adventures!

  129. Beth
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! It is always worth taking a risk to do what you really want and be with the one you love!

  130. Erica
    January 5, 2011

    ahhhh! you know I am SO happy for you. Congrats 🙂
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  131. Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    January 5, 2011

    Meghann!!! This is SO exciting- I’m so happy for you and I wish you all the best with everything you decide to do!
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  132. Alina @ Duty Free Foodie
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations – this is so exciting! It sounds like you have a really clear vision of what you want and you are going after what feels right. It’s the perfect scenario, for sure!

  133. Brynn
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! That is so exciting – way to take your life into your own hands. I am working to do the same and I can say without doubt ‘easier said than done!’ I look forward to watching you find your new interests and passions and inspire along the way.

  134. Juliene
    January 5, 2011

    How exciting for you! Congrats on all fronts! It must have been killing you to keep that a secret from the blog world. Conquer this next phase of your life!

  135. RunningOnCoffee
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on all your exciting news!!

  136. Katie (Life… Discombobulated)
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations, Meghann! How exciting!!!!! 🙂
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  137. Kate N.
    January 5, 2011

    Things that make me smile and brighten my day – Seeing people follow their dreams! Congratulations on making it happen!
    Kate N. recently posted..Theme for the New Year

  138. Tiffany
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations!! That’s super exciting and this reader will be looking forward to seeing how things go!!
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  139. Rachel @ Fit Fun and Fabulous
    January 5, 2011

    CONGRATS! That is such exciting news. All of it!!

  140. Tami
    January 5, 2011

    i am glad you are following your gut! It will be an exciting 2011 for sure for you (and Derek!)
    Tami recently posted..When you share your love for running- you get something back in return

  141. Lindsey @ SoundEats
    January 5, 2011

    I had a feeling something like this (both of these announcements, actually) was coming. 🙂 SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!
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  142. Sarah @ See Sarah Eat
    January 5, 2011

    Awesome news! I am so happy for you and wish you much luck in your future endeavors. Go get ’em girl! 🙂
    Sarah @ See Sarah Eat recently posted..A way to give back

  143. movesnmunchies
    January 5, 2011

    oh my gosh! how wonderful- these are great changes and i wish you all the best!
    movesnmunchies recently posted..Not Just Another Resolutions Post

  144. Amy at TheSceneFromMe
    January 5, 2011

    Way to go girl! You are doing exactly what so many food/health bloggers wish they could do. You are and will be such an inspiration to many more of your followers! Bless you and good luck with all the new adventures 🙂
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  145. Noelle
    January 5, 2011

    OMG congratulations!!!! I’m a long time reader and was lucky enough to meet you briefly in Chicago for the HLS, I wish you nothing best the best with everything!! Where is HLS 2011???

  146. Carolyn @ Lovin’ Losing
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! I suspected Announcement #2 was coming, but I wasn’t sure how you were going to work it out with your job. So glad you’ve got such as solid plan. Can’t wait to hear what’s in store for you in the future.
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  147. cara
    January 5, 2011

    yaya good for you!!
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  148. G
    January 5, 2011

    Between hints on twitter and other small things in your blog posts, I kind of saw this coming… 🙂 Very happy for you – I think you are making great decisions and I can’t wait to see you utilize your talents even more!! Go get em’!!! 😀

  149. Matt @ The Kitchen of a Runner
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on the next chapter of your life! Awesome 🙂
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  150. caronae
    January 5, 2011

    Ooooo sounds exciting! Good luck on this new journey Meghann!
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  151. Jen
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on your life changes! You are an inspiration because you are doing something that is both scary and exciting.

  152. Hannah N.
    January 5, 2011

    Whoa, big changes!! But they are all awesome, congrats!

  153. Hope
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! Best of luck in all that you do! I can’t wait to read all about it!
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  154. AnneWF
    January 5, 2011

    I am so happy and excited for you! Good for you to take that big leap. You dropped so many hints recently and I wondered. This IS going to be a big year for you. A big year and a great year.

  155. Cate
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghann! That is some exciting news. I wish you the best! 🙂
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  156. Stacey
    January 5, 2011

    Wow! Congrats and best of luck with both changes. 🙂
    Stacey recently posted..Getting My Five a Day

  157. Jennifer @ shesafitchick
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats those are all awesome decisions!!

  158. Claire
    January 5, 2011

    How amazing!!!! It’s great to be able to follow your dreams and do what you love. Congrats!!

  159. emily
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! That is (all) so exciting!
    emily recently posted..Just the Facts

  160. WendyF
    January 5, 2011

    Wow ! Congrats. I swear I almost started crying as I read this post. I’m excited for you – you must have been bursting at the seams with excitement when you posted this ! Continued success to you in 2011.

  161. lauren
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on your big announcements! Just wondering… do you and Derek plan to move in together, or are you going to get your own place in Tampa. Sounds more like together, but i’m curious!

  162. Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    January 5, 2011

    WOW . . . AWESOME and all those other great celebratory words!

    Obviously I can totally relate how hard it is to make those crazy life changing decisions and you deserve congratulations for making a big leap 🙂

    Sounds like you have a tonne of stuff lined up to keep you busy, good luck 🙂

  163. Renee
    January 5, 2011

    So Awesome!!

    You will do amazing things!

  164. AceRunn
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats you, that is amazing news!! Good Luck in all of your new endeavors, but I think we already know you will successful! I look forward to reading about all of your new changes, and how they unfold.

    And ‘Grats on moving to Tampa, that is so cute! Squee!

  165. skinnyrunner
    January 5, 2011

    wow, big changes! congratulations, cant wait to see where the future takes you and the blog.
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  166. Katy @ A Healthy Shot
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghann!! You are so fortunate to have an opportunity like this and I can’t wait to read about your exciting new adventures 🙂

  167. Elizabeth
    January 5, 2011

    This is so exciting!! Great news! I’ve been wondering for a while how you make everything work with your full-time job, as well as being long-distance with Derek. Good for you to take such big leaps! My boyfriend and I also have ~200 miles between us and it’s so frustrating. Good luck with everything in 2011!

  168. Colleen
    January 5, 2011

    CONGRATS to you!!! You so deserve these upcoming adventures. You will rock.

  169. Josephine @ Creating a Positive Life
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats – you must be so excited! I just started reading your blog and it is wonderful (obviously as you have all these new paths because of it). Great job!
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  170. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe
    January 5, 2011

    That is wonderful! And so great to hear that there WILL be an HLS this year as I’d really like to go. So glad your blog has helped you to find new avenues in life!
    Alayna @ Thyme Bombe recently posted..Understanding what motivates you

  171. Shanna, like Banana
    January 5, 2011

    Wow! That is so exciting!

    I get the Attune newsletter and saw that you were an ambassador..so cool!
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  172. Deirdre
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! I’m sure you will do big things!
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  173. Bess
    January 5, 2011

    Woot woot all around! So happy for you! 🙂

  174. Justy2003
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on making big decisions that are sure to give you a happy future! I wish you the best and look forward to seeing how it all works out!

  175. grocery goddess jen
    January 5, 2011

    I am so happy for you!!! Congrats!!
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  176. Dana
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann! So exciting!!

  177. Meghan
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann! I have been reading from day one and you truly have seized wonderful opportunities and deserve everything that comes your way from this blog. Best of luck to you with this new venture, you’ll rock it..of course!

  178. Jessica @ Jessica Balances
    January 5, 2011

    Meghann, congrats! 🙂 I am so happy for you! I can’t wait to hear more about your new career plans — and I think it’s wonderful that you are moving to be with Derek. And you’re right, relationships are about compromise, even when it’s tough. xoxo
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  179. Lauren @ laurenINlawrence
    January 5, 2011

    Good lucky lady! Quitting a job is scary (I did it this past summer) but all in all, if you are working towards goals and have a passion for something else, you gotta do. Wish you the best!
    Lauren @ laurenINlawrence recently posted..Freedom Trail

  180. MaryBe
    January 5, 2011

    Wow that is all so amazing! Congrats!
    I love Tampa (my daughter lives and works there, so it’s my second home!) and I know you do too. I bet you eventually land in Winter Park though!
    No wonder all the recent pictures of you and Derek show you both just beaming!
    I bet you workplace is sad…I’ll miss all those business trips you used to ‘take us’ on LOL
    MaryBe recently posted..Coming Soon!

  181. Carrie
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats!! Looking forward to following you in your new adventures! Good luck!!

  182. Melissa @ Running with Needles
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on all the exciting life changes!

  183. Meghan@travelwinedine
    January 5, 2011

    I quit my job 2 months ago, and while it has had its ups and downs, it was the best decision I have ever made. I am certainly not making the money I did before, but there have been so many opportunities that have come up. I have been thinking of starting my own little business as well, so I will be interested in your journey. Congratulations!

  184. Terrieha
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on all the new adventures!!

  185. Karen @ Run Shop Travel
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghann, that is some very exciting news!

    I am sure you’ve been but an hour south of Tampa is Sarasota, where I have some family, and there are gorgeous beaches (Siesta Key!) there! I am sure Tampa/St. Pete have some good ones too; maybe Maddie will enjoy more walks on the beach? 🙂
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  186. Cat
    January 5, 2011

    Seriously, this post made me SO happy! Very excited for you! The world of self-employment is hard, but at the end of the day it’s the most rewarding thing you will ever do. You will do wonderful! Better to recognize and capitalize on your talents than waste away in a cube, for sure. And heck, I may even hit you up for social media advice for my company 🙂 Oh and I think the one skill that self-employed people need to have is time management and you clearly have that, capitalize on it!

  187. Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann!! That is so awesome that you are taking the leap! And what a great way to start 2011!!

    I can’t wait to see how the year unfolds for you!

    PS. I totally want to go to the Healthy Living Summit this year.
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  188. Christin@purplebirdblog
    January 5, 2011

    You go girl! What an amazing opportunity, and I wish you all the best. Can’t wait to see it unfold throughout 2011!!
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  189. Stephanie
    January 5, 2011

    I am right there with you.
    My last day at my current job is Jan 13th.

    I quit in order to go back to grad school and pursue the things I am always thinking about while I am at work.
    I also want to spend more time on the things I am loving–cooking, running, yoga, cross training.

    I never thought I would be quitting my job for not another full time desk job. It is so funny the way we thought things would be and they way they turn out to be.


  190. Cynthia
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on the changes in your life! Honestly, my job does not fulfill me either and one of my goals this year is to come up with a plan or alternatives so that I can quit. Good luck.
    Cynthia recently posted..Back to Reality

  191. CMae
    January 5, 2011

    All amazing announcements! Congratulations — I can’t wait to see your next steps unfold!
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  192. Katie
    January 5, 2011

    omg !!!!! CONGRATS on these new changes girl! Im doing a happy dance for you!!!! Change is the BEST thing! Its what lifes about! I am so happy for you and that you will be doing what you LOVE, because doing what you love is so important!!!

    Yay for the move! It will be wonderful!!! xoxo
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  193. Casey
    January 5, 2011

    Wow…lots of exciting changes! I’m also in the process of launching a Social Media Marketing company — been working on it since the new year. And live in the Tampa Bay area.

    My boss has been on Dr. Fitness & the Fat Guy Radio Show a few times. They spoke at one of our fitness events too. Great guys to work with!

    Good luck, Meghann!
    Casey recently posted..Green Smoothie Challenge- Day 3- Kale Blueberry Banana

  194. Sana
    January 5, 2011

    Get it GURLLLL! I knew there was something more in store for you and you are DOING IT!!!

    I can’t wait till you live with a boy, you won’t have to clean anymoreee!
    Sana recently posted..Pizza Face

  195. Amber
    January 5, 2011

    I am so happy for you! I think you will ne amazing at everything you do, because you already are!

  196. Michelle
    January 5, 2011

    WOW! Good for you — and good luck!

    I know you could care less about my opinion, but I do think making the move to Tampa is a good compromise. I’m sure it will be worth it!
    Michelle recently posted..I CAN BREATHE!

  197. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations on some GREAT new changes!!! Good things are in store for you. I can’t wait to hear all about it!

    And if you ever need an intern for your Social Media Marketing company, hit me up. 😉

    Also, I can’t wait till HLS 2011! Keep us updated! 🙂
    Katy (The Singing Runner) recently posted..Perfectionist

  198. Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    January 5, 2011

    How very very exciting – on both fronts!!! I am so glad to hear that you are moving to Tampa to be closer to Derek!! You will have a blast I am sure 🙂

  199. Elisha
    January 5, 2011

    Very cool. 2011 seems like it will be a great year for you. Congrats!

  200. Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations on your new chapter! I’m excited to see what’s in store for you. 🙂
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  201. Amy
    January 5, 2011

    What great news! This is all really exciting. Good luck with your new ventures, I can’t wait to read all about it!
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  202. Kelly
    January 5, 2011

    Wow! That’s so exciting! I’m so happy for you. 🙂
    Btw- I love Tampa. My husband was there for business for several years when we met and we fell in love there. You have to try Ceviches, which is an authentic Spanish tapas restaurant, if you haven’t already. He took me there on my birthday on my first visit. 🙂
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  203. Angie
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, you are my new hero! I am new to your blog and was reading about all your plans for 2011 and then I read your story. Amazing, and you look fantastic! Great job. Good luck with all your plans.
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  204. Caitlin T
    January 5, 2011

    yayyyyyy!!! congrats on everything! you’re gunna do great at all of these things!
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  205. Avery
    January 5, 2011

    Wow! Congratulations!

    I’m not surprised at all. After a year of reading your blog, I can tell that you are full of ambition and positive determination. I have no doubts that you will be successful in everything you do.. you just have that “change the world” personality in you! Can’t wait to hear more about it all!

  206. Anne P
    January 5, 2011

    So excited for you and this new chapter of your life 🙂 xoxo
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  207. Amanda
    January 5, 2011

    congrats to you…and to derek…for such a big, fabulous step!

  208. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, congrats! Those are huge changes. I’m so excited for you 🙂
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  209. Amanda
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann!!! Can’t wait to see all the exciting changes in the future!!!!

  210. Ali
    January 5, 2011

    Oh my gosh, congratulations on everything!! What a great post, I was smiling ear to ear while reading it. I am so so so excited to read about your upcoming journey–I know it will be really exciting and interesting to read about! 🙂
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  211. maria
    January 5, 2011

    congrats!!!!!!!! i read your blog all the time. the comment i often think but never say is, how do you live so far from derek? im relieved and excited you’ll be closer to him….hooray for love : )

  212. Maureen
    January 5, 2011

    WOW! Congratulations on the big changes!

  213. Jenny
    January 5, 2011

    Life is not what is handed to us but we can seize for ourselves.
    Well done and best of luck on your new endeavours!

  214. Katie @ Keeping up with katie
    January 5, 2011

    Honestly, I think it’s very motivating to see you go for your dreams. Sometimes, in life you have to sacrifice “normal” things like a 9-5 to do what you love. And even more, I really think that moving to Tampa with Derek will make you both more happy. It’s your time to be SELFISH and do what will make you happiest! Congratulations!
    Katie @ Keeping up with katie recently posted..No Weight Workout

  215. Kristyn
    January 5, 2011

    Huge congrats to you, Meghann! It goes to show that if you work hard and believe in what makes you happy, good things will come from it. =) What a fantastic new adventure this is at your fingertips! Go you!! So happy for you and Derek, also. It’s hard to be away from the person you love. I’ve been there, so that feeling I know. Yay Meghann!

  216. Andrea [bella eats]
    January 5, 2011

    Meghann…congratulations!!! So proud of you, cousin! 🙂

  217. Monica C.
    January 5, 2011


    I am so excited for you! I have been reading your blog for a long time and am thrilled about the changes coming your way. You deserve all of the good fortune landing at your feet because you are such a disciplined, hard working and talented young woman (I’m closer to your mom’s age than yours, so I can call you a “young woman” 🙂 ).

    From a career perspective, the world is your oyster and I hope you are able to capitalize upon every opportunity that you have (do you read Kristin’s blog? http://www.betternow.typepad.com – she has a great life and career that is based on internet marketing, perhaps she could be a mentor?) and become a great success!

    From a love perspective, it is pretty clear that Derek loves and cherishes you. I wish you both all the happiness in the world. Congratulations!!!
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  218. Khar
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! I do have to agree with the other posters who said they’d miss reading a healthy living blog written by someone with a traditional office job. I’ll still keep reading but I agree that blogs like HTP and KERF are hard to relate to because they don’t have commutes, fixed hours, etc. I will recommend Sarah from Theshubox to those who commented they liked reading blogs written by those with non-freelance based jobs.

  219. Anna @ History Running Girl
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghann! How exciting. I can’t wait to see how this changes your blog.
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  220. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    January 5, 2011

    !!!!! YAYYY!!!!! So excited for you!! I can’t wait to congratulate you in person next week- and I’m glad I’m coming to Orlando before your big move!! CONGRATS 😀
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  221. Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa
    January 5, 2011

    So exciting! CONGRATS!
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  222. Laura @ Starting Out Fit
    January 5, 2011

    I just love reading stuff like this! 🙂
    Very exciting! 🙂

  223. Katy
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! You deserve the best! I always wondered how you did all you do AND still worked a job! Your blog is awesome and Inspires me daily to eat better and strive for wellness.

    Good Luck!

  224. Diana@mymarblerye
    January 5, 2011

    I moved 6 hours away for my now fiancé. In order to start your lives as potential married couple you need to live in the same city first! So excited for you! 😉

  225. Hannah L. (Hannah Lives)
    January 5, 2011

    Wow! Congrats Meghann! This is so huge, and I know it is scary as well! But you are going to do amazing things, and make big changes in this world. You are well on your way! Congrats again on taking the big leap, and good luck! Although, I know you don’t need it.
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  226. Allison
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghann!! Best of luck to you. You can do it!
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  227. Allison
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations!! How exciting! Change is always hard but definitely worth it. You’ll do great!
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  228. Regina
    January 5, 2011

    How exciting! Congrats! I keep waiting for the big announcement of YOUR engagement ;P
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  229. Little Bookworm
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations on the news – good luck with the move and the job changes! 😀

  230. Caroline
    January 5, 2011

    That’s so great! What an exciting time for you! I don’t know if you are going to move in with Derek or not, but if you are looking for a place, my sister recently moved out of her condo in South Tampa t0 live in NYC, so she’s looking for a renter if you’re interested 🙂
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  231. Rae
    January 5, 2011

    congrats Meghann!! I think you made the right decision 🙂

  232. Shannon
    January 5, 2011

    CONGRATS!! very exciting 🙂 and makes me work even harder to figure out what i really want to do with my life!!

  233. Lori
    January 5, 2011

    Looks like 2011 is going to be a very exciting year for you! Congratulations on everything!!

  234. Natalie @ Will Jog For Food
    January 5, 2011

    That’s awesome! I’m so happy for you 🙂

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  235. Jayce
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, congrats!! What exciting news! Your hard work is paying off!

    My hubby and I had the exact same situation – me in Orlando, him in Tampa – and I moved here to Tampa almost 2 years ago when we got married. I promise it’s great here, too!! Let me know if you need someone to show you around! (And to take you for strawberry shortcake at Parkesdale Farms 😉 )
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  236. Anne
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations on all the new freelance stuff, and good luck on moving to Tampa! I know what’s it’s like to move to be closer to someone you love, I moved to China to live with my man and to teach piano and be a personal trainer!

  237. Chelsey (Cookteen)
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations on starting this new chapter in your life!!!! Best of luck with your social media business, you’ll do great. Hopefully that means les dark and scary runs for you!!!!

    With love and cupcakes,

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  238. christie
    January 5, 2011

    wow!! congrats on taking the big step! good luck and cant wait to read all about it 🙂 (vicariously living through you as i remain in the cubicle, ha!)

  239. Kayla
    January 5, 2011

    I’m so excited for you! As someone who went to school for about the same thing as you and who isn’t fulfilled at.all by her job I give you major props for making your move! I can’t wait to see what all happens. And I wondered when a moving announcement would be coming ;P
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  240. Tina
    January 5, 2011

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  241. Cyndi @ Weightless Life
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to see where you’re heading.
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  242. Catherine
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations on the new chapter in your life! I can’t say I’m not a little jealous 😉 I’d love to be able to do more personally fulfilling work! Best of luck, I’m sure (as things are already falling into place,) you’ll do really well!

  243. Lish
    January 5, 2011


    All of these changes sound exciting and perfect for you. I especially love the compromise that you made with Derek. I’ve had so many friends move to be with their boyfriends and those that workout always involve some kind of compromise like you made.

    Last year I left a job that, while awesome for my resume, was horrible for my actual life. Long, long hours including most Saturdays and working at home on Sunday. I burned out super fast and found myself dreading going to work. I woke up one day, called in sick because I needed a ‘thinking day’ and talked everything over with my parents and roommate. Quitting that job meant leaving the state I was currently living in, all of the friends I’d made since college, and moving back home with my parents. As hard as it was to leave my best friend, all my good friends, and a town that still today is my favorite place ever, it was the right choice for me. Not dreading going to work is way, way better than the title my old job carried.

  244. Carolyn @ one lazy bride
    January 5, 2011

    As 244 other people have probably already told you (though to be honest I haven’t read every comment!) – congratulations and you’re going to be amazing, I’m sure. I’ve been a long-time reader (though rare commenter), and I think it is so cool that you’ve found your passion and are pursuing it. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds!
    Carolyn @ one lazy bride recently posted..“I wish I just had a catheter…”

  245. Annie
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! I hope you grow to like Tampa once you move there!
    Annie recently posted..Happy 2011!

  246. Mary (A Merry Life)
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! Good luck with all the new adventures! 🙂

  247. Jae
    January 5, 2011

    yayyy meghann 🙂 youre going to do so well!

  248. Lisa
    January 5, 2011

    How exciting! Good luck to you and the next chapter(s) of your life! Good for you and taking advantage of such great opportunities.
    Lisa recently posted..Valentine’s Day Budget-Minded Menu

  249. Kate
    January 5, 2011

    I am one of those terrible readers that really never comments…but this is SO exciting for you! I can’t imagine how happy you are to be moving into such a telling time in your life. It’s so inspiring to see you follow your desires, doing what you want to do with your life, rather than what you “should” do, as many people do! Congrats on taking this “risk”…i’m sure your reward will be great!

  250. Mimi
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, talk about some seriously big, EXCITING steps in your life!

    Making those big leaps is always intimidating — I know, because I’m in the midst of making the biggest/best decision of my life right now. Ultimately, I get through by knowing that I am supported by loving friends and family.
    Mimi recently posted..Dress shopping

  251. Shell
    January 5, 2011

    Oh my gosh! Major congrats to you hun you have my dream job!, you will do so great at it i know you will, you are so dedicated and its your passion so go with it life is short! xx

  252. maria @ Chasing the Now
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! Sounds like some really exciting stuff is happening for you. Are you moving in with Derek?
    maria @ Chasing the Now recently posted..First run of 2011

  253. Heather
    January 5, 2011

    good luck on your endeavors! I think its a great move for you!
    Heather recently posted..Crunch Time!

  254. Julie @ Wearing Mascara
    January 5, 2011

    I read this earlier but wasn’t able to comment. AHHHHHHHH! I am so incredibly thrilled for you!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited to follow along on your journey!!!!
    Julie @ Wearing Mascara recently posted..60-Day Bikram Yoga Challenge and Fundraiser

  255. Lizzy
    January 5, 2011

    how exciting Meghann this is sooo exciting! can’t wait to see whats next!

  256. Lauren
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! And Tampa can be awesome if you make it awesome! 🙂

  257. wendy sue
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats! All of great and exciting news! I just started a new job and while I was nervous, the change is great! You will do so well as a freelancer!
    wendy sue recently posted..New York City!

  258. Jenna
    January 5, 2011

    Hey!! Congrats on making so many positive life choices! It seems like everything is coming around nicely for you, that’s awesome. I took a break from blogging for the past few months because I was too busy but it’s great to see everything has turned out so well for you.

  259. erin
    January 5, 2011

    WOW! Way to go, Meghann! I’m looking forward to hearing about your new plans for your life and wishing you the best every step of the way! You will do so well. 🙂 Good for you, girl!


  260. Courtney Smith
    January 5, 2011

    I’m so excited for you! If you move to Tampa we should do a race together!
    Courtney Smith recently posted..Sick of being sick!

  261. Brooke
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats!! 🙂 Both are such great news and I truly hope (know) it’ll all work out for you! Here’s to a new year for Meghann!

  262. Kaitlin With Honey
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations, Meghann! I bet you are going to be so happy with these decisions. What a fun time in your life!
    Kaitlin With Honey recently posted..New Year’s Camping- Part I

  263. natalie @ http://healthybalancingact.blogspot.com/
    January 5, 2011

    wow huge news! congrats im so excited for you and look forward to updates on your blog!
    natalie @ http://healthybalancingact.blogspot.com/ recently posted..I know what im getting for my birthday

  264. breakingsilence @ Freshman -15
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann!! You’ll LOVE Tampa. 🙂
    breakingsilence @ Freshman -15 recently posted..Two things I learned about dating in 2010

  265. Lauren
    January 5, 2011

    I am so happy for you!!!!!! Congratulations on these amazing new endeavors!
    Lauren recently posted..Party Like its a Russian New Year

  266. Amanda
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations!! Wonderful and exciting news, indeed! I wish you much luck and success!

  267. Kathryn
    January 5, 2011

    congrats on everything!!! So excited for you!!

  268. Emilee
    January 5, 2011

    Good for you!!!!! I’ll be your first customer. I want to grow my blog, and my husband and I own a small business. And I live just outside Tampa. Excited for you!
    Emilee recently posted..Healthy Pork Fried Rice

  269. Jessica
    January 5, 2011

    Awesome!! Good luck!

  270. Cynthia
    January 5, 2011

    Wow! So many changes!! Congrats on everything 🙂
    Cynthia recently posted..Tuff Tuesday!

  271. Kristen
    January 5, 2011

    What a great start to 2011! I’ve been reading your blog for over a year and happy to see this turning into a career for you. Always important to do work you love and are passionate about.

    As a marketing professional, I think you have a great idea on the social media startup. Good luck!

    And congrats on the move-in with Derek, how exciting!! 🙂

  272. erin
    January 5, 2011

    So many amazing changes in the new year! Congrats on it all!!!
    erin recently posted..tatoos for everyone

  273. Duchess of Fork
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, Meghann! Congrats on all of these exciting opportunities coming your way. You’ll thrive in anything you do! Can’t wait to follow you on your upcoming journeys! 🙂
    Duchess of Fork recently posted..3 Ingredient Turkey Burgers

  274. Alana of Whole Wheat n’ Wildberry
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations Megan! That’s so great!
    Alana of Whole Wheat n’ Wildberry recently posted..New Years Resolutions

  275. Angela
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats to you on these exciting opportunities! I am a regular reader of your blog and I also live in Tampa. I think you will love it here, and I can’t wait to see Tampa on your blog.

  276. Whitney
    January 5, 2011

    Holy big announcements Batman!! Congrats…that is exciting news!
    Whitney recently posted..I finally did it…

  277. Candice
    January 5, 2011

    I am so proud of you. Congrats <3

  278. mary
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghann! That’s so exciting! 🙂
    mary recently posted..Love your “girls”

  279. Sarah
    January 5, 2011

    I’m absolutely so proud of you and admire you for your courage to take the next step! There are great things to come for you lady! Hello, tampa!

  280. Susan
    January 5, 2011

    I tooootally knew this was coming. Like, when I started reading your blog in 2008 xoxo

    P.S. I work with a small protein bar company here in Canada who may be interested in your social media services. Let me know if you want to be put in touch.
    Susan recently posted..My Favourite Pasta- Healthified

  281. Kim
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann!!! Good on you! 🙂
    Good Luck with everything…. Wooo how exciting!! xo

  282. Shelley
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, what an exciting next chapter in your life! Good on you for going out and getting what you want, can’t wait to read all about the journey 🙂
    Shelley recently posted..The First Run Of The New Year

  283. Alyssa
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats on everything!!! And congrats on making the big changes in your life that will make you happy (like quitting your job and moving in with Derek). I’m sure you’ll be just as over the moon as Tina and Caitlin are when they made the same kind of changes 🙂 This is so exciting!!! 😛

  284. rebecca lustig
    January 5, 2011

    WOW. it’s incredible what a little blog can lead to, huh?! you deserve this!
    rebecca lustig recently posted..2011

  285. Molly
    January 5, 2011

    Meghann- I’ve been a long time reader of your blog and I live in Tampa! You will love it here. Good luck with everything!

  286. Kate
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations! You’ve been such a huge part of the fitness blog explosion it is wonderful to see you taking advantage of the massive opportunities it’s provided you! The work you have put into your blog and social media is apparent, and you totally deserve this success! Yay Meghann 🙂
    Kate recently posted..2010

  287. amanda
    January 5, 2011

    such fun stuff! change is always good. scary, but good. and orlando will always be there when you’re ready to go back!

    such fun stuff on the blog front. i want to just be a blogger. that’s so clutch. also, social media company idea sounds fabulous! if you ever need a social media guru partner-give me a little holllaaaa! {i’ll be your northeast companion!}
    amanda recently posted..i dont know how to clean lettuce

  288. Itecblogger
    January 5, 2011

    Wow, what totally awesome news, Meghann. It seems to me that this must be a booming business opportunity since technology has changed so fast in the last 10 years. Best of luck with your move as well. This is an exciting time in your life- don’t forget to stop and really enjoy it.

  289. Lee
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghann!

    If you need practice for your social media business, I’m in charge of the social media for my company (children’s publishing) and need any help that I can get! I have seven followers for the company on twitter, ha.
    Lee recently posted..Doing More

  290. s
    January 5, 2011

    dang. so many exciting changes!

  291. Margo
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations!! You’ll do a fantastic job with the new career path. And congrats on the Derek news! From the pictures I’ve seen, you’re such a cute couple who is clearly in love. So happy for you!!

  292. alexandra
    January 5, 2011

    congrats on such an exciting decision! i think you are so brave forr knowing what you want and not afraid to go for it. i wish you and derek the best of luck and hope you and maddie enjoy tampa!

  293. Kate@andwhenshesays
    January 5, 2011

    Get it girl! 2011 is starting off on a very exciting note! Last year’s Healthy Living Summit was a blast – and I have no doubt you’ll pull off something even bigger and more fabulous this summer.

  294. Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy
    January 5, 2011

    YEEEEEEAH!!!!! This is great news!!! 🙂 So glad you found your dream and you’re chasing it – it’s always inspiring to read Angela & Caitlin’s stories about quitting their day jobs, and glad it is working out for you! Can’t wait to follow the action on the blog 🙂
    Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy recently posted..My 2011 Goals

  295. Brittney
    January 5, 2011

    Omg Meghann! This is AMAZING! I’m so happy for you! You’re gonna rock that new job! But, I’m even more excited for you and Derek! My boyfriend lives 4 and a half hours away, so I am seriously jumping for joy for you two!!! 🙂

  296. NC
    January 5, 2011

    Congratulations Meghann !! , I am sure you will be sucessful … Now that your are moving to Tampa , are we going to see an engagement video soon ?? 🙂 like your brother had …

  297. Sarah
    January 5, 2011

    My friend Sam and I kept trying to guess what the big announcement would be. I guessed moving and we talked about a change in jobs….guess we were pretty close. So happy for you! Sounds like it will be a fun year
    Sarah recently posted..Tomorrow is Another Step

  298. Bri
    January 5, 2011

    Congrats Meghann!! Very exciting news!! Yay for moving to Tampa, too 🙂 I live in Tampa….and I promise it can be just as awesome as Orlando. I’m excited my favorite blogger is going to to live in the same city as me— you should do a Tampa blog meet-up soon! Keep doing what you do girl, you’re awesome!

  299. Laura (Starloz)
    January 5, 2011

    congratulations sweetheart
    Laura (Starloz) recently posted..Simple pleasures

  300. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    January 6, 2011

    WOW, there’s so much to celebrate in this post. Congrats on making the plunge(s)!
    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] recently posted..True Life- Take IV

  301. Danielle
    January 6, 2011

    EEEEEEE! I knew it! I’m so excited for you!

  302. Megan
    January 6, 2011

    What wonderful news! Congratulations to you!!!!!!!!!!

  303. Bobbi
    January 6, 2011

    Meghann!!! I am super excited for you 🙂 So happy!

  304. Fallon
    January 6, 2011

    Good luck on your new adventure! What a way to start 2011. On Jan 2nd I left my job in Las Vegas, left my family and friends, to move to El Paso to live with my boyfriend who serves in the US Army. It was HUGE for me and now I get a fresh start in a new city. Plus I’ll be moving again in the next few months to enough state. Can’t wait!
    Fallon recently posted..Coming Soon2011

  305. Biz
    January 6, 2011

    That is so exciting Meghann! And I can say I knew you way back then! 😀
    Biz recently posted..Weekend Recap and Winner!

  306. jane
    January 6, 2011

    really exciting!! good for you 🙂

  307. Bree @ beeskneeslife
    January 6, 2011

    I saw this yesterday, but wanted to come back and say congrats! I am so happy for people who get to find fulfilling paths in life. Even though I don’t know you, I am very happy for you!
    Bree @ beeskneeslife recently posted..Why I hate birds- The Sequel

  308. Lauren @ Running Examiner
    January 6, 2011

    Congratulations, Meghann! This is such exciting news! I really admire your courage and conviction — leaving behind what you know and embarking on a new career path isn’t an easy decision to make. Good for you! I’m certain it will be very rewarding.

    Also, take my advice that moving for love is often the best reason to move 🙂 I think Tampa will be a very nice place for you. My best friend lives there, and I love visiting her. So much water!
    Lauren @ Running Examiner recently posted..The accidental running buddy

  309. Juli D.
    January 6, 2011

    Congrats!! How exciting for you and good luck on your new journey!
    Juli D. recently posted..A Look Back on 2010

  310. Catie
    January 6, 2011

    Congrats!!!!!!!! I’m so excited for you!
    Catie recently posted..New Job

  311. Linda Donohue
    January 6, 2011

    CONGRATULATIONS! That is awesome news! You have kept these secrets so well, but I am really happy for you. Derek seems to make you incredibly happy and I can see where you are so capable and ready to expand your horizons. Wow – you seem to have started 2011 with FIREWORKS….good luck.

  312. elise
    January 6, 2011

    i know im late to the party here, but i read it in google reader and wanted to make sure i came back and congratulated you on this big decision. its hard to do things that deviate from what’s safe, so i commend you for breaking away from the easier path. youll certainly enjoy the reward girl!
    elise recently posted..Putting it all together

  313. Jes (Self Motivation)
    January 6, 2011

    What exciting news! Congratulations!!!
    Jes (Self Motivation) recently posted..It hurts so good! &amp Surprises

  314. Elina (Healthy and Sane)
    January 7, 2011

    Wow, just catching up on your blog. Congratulations!!!!! I’ve made a decision to quit my job this year as well (will be closer to year end) and I’m looking forward to all the opportunities that may spring from that. Moving in with your love is also such an exciting thing. I remember when my boyfriend (now husband) moved to NY to be with me, it was the most amazing thing. Since then we moved back to Boston but obviously that relationship was worth all the moving. Long distance is hard – being with someone you love every day is worth any sacrifice! Yay, so happy for you!!
    PS – still haven’t tried that tea I got from you at Foodbuzz. Maybe this weekend 😉
    Elina (Healthy and Sane) recently posted..Sushi making… on a diet

  315. Tori @ FIToriBLOG.com
    January 7, 2011

    Ok! I’m caught up!!! Congrats!!!! I hope to follow in your footsteps one day!
    Tori @ FIToriBLOG.com recently posted..FUN Friday Four Things

  316. Ffion
    January 7, 2011

    Good on you for following your dreams and following your heart!
    Ffion recently posted..Weigh In 060111

  317. Laura
    January 9, 2011

    Congrats! How exciting! I can’t wait to see where your new starts take you!
    Laura recently posted..Panera Bread Fuji Apple Salad

  318. Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect
    January 13, 2011

    So many exciting changes for you! Congratulations!! 🙂

  319. Kristin @ FoodFash
    January 24, 2011

    I live in Tampa (and grew up here) if you ever want up for a meal!
    Kristin @ FoodFash recently posted..Eggs Betterdict

  320. Allison
    December 31, 2011

    So glad I clicked on this from your 2011 recap- big life changes, but both that were driven by love and passion!
    Allison recently posted..“Life is here, now.”

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