Ok, so if you’re not familiar with Greatist.com, you MUST check it out! Greatist is a site whose mission it is to inspire and encourage others to be the ‘greatist’ they can be by providing short, easy to read, information packed posts on all things health, fitness and happiness!
I LOVE the Greatist site and always look forward to seeing what fun, new information they have to share, which…is why I’m excited to tell you I’ve been chosen to be a Greatist Ambassador!
About a month ago I received an e-mail from Greatist announcing their new ambassador program, this is what it said:
greatist. noun. [gray-tist]
a person who makes healthier choices
Greatist Ambassador. super noun. [gray-tist- am-bass-a-door]
a person who makes healthier choices and inspires others to do the same
Why Should I Become A Greatist Ambassador?
By becoming a Greatist Ambassador, you take on the awesome challenge of not only making better choices for yourself, but promising to empower, inform, and inspire others to become greatists, too. At the same time, we want to reward people who are already inspiring others to be healthier and happier! Together, we can impact and improve people’s lives, one small choice at a time — and that’s pretty kickass.
Sounded pretty good to me! So, I sent in my application – here’s a bit of what I wrote:
A little over a year ago I decided to challenge myself to go from non-runner (and sworn running hater) to half marathoner. Along the way I fell in love with the way running, training and living a healthier life made me feel – not just while working out, but all the time! I was a happier, more confident person…and I liked that person! After I conquered 13.1 miles I kept going and completed my first full marathon 8 months after I started running.
I’m currently in the process of getting my 200 hour yoga teacher certification and am working towards a career change. My goal is to be fully transitioned in to the health and fitness field in 5 years, where I can help others realize their healthy living goals. I’m committed to being the ‘Greatist’ me I can be and I’d love to spread Greatist’s mission by sharing my experiences, providing healthy living tips and helping others work towards their personal goals.
Yesterday I got an e-mail telling me I’d been chosen! I’m excited to work with such a great group and really looking forward to trying to encourage others to be the ‘greatist’ they can be!
If you’re not familiar with Greatist, here are a few of my favorite posts to get you started (I especially love their infographics!) – ENJOY!
The Ultimate Runner’s Guide
How to Foam Roll Like a Pro
The Ultimate Guide to Yoga Lingo
27 Must-Read Fitness, Health and Happiness Books
The Complete Guide to Workout Nutrition
Your 80’s Workout Playlist
Recipe: Mexican Style Sweet Potatoes
We Did It: SurfSet Fitness