Three Big Deal Announcements (for me)

by Sarah on May 2, 2013 · 30 comments

I’ve been keeping a few secrets from you guys for the past few months. I am terrible at keeping them so it has been very difficult. Instead of having an “Oh my gosh, big announcement tomorrow” hint three different times, I’m skipping the stupid teasers and just going to come out and blurt them out all at once.

#1. I got a book deal!

While I’ve mentioned this in the past through comments, I have never officially announced it. I just handed in the first part of the book and could not be more excited. We are shooting the images for the exercises in two weeks so I’m tying to lay off the cupcakes and wine. So, what the heck is my book about? The title is “Get Skinny Again,” (gotta love the publishing industry) and it’s geared towards young women (high school, college, young professional or simply just new to fitness) who want to lose 5-25 lbs. It is something I am very proud of and would have died to get my hands on something like it when I was in college discovering how to effectively exercise to get back to my weight in High School. It basically gives you a ton of workouts that you can do at home, at the gym and outside depending on your preference and time constraints. It also includes a my go to recipes that are inexpensive, minimal ingredients, easy to make (even in a dorm room or small apartment) as well as what to eat/drink while socializing with your friends. It’s perfect for beginners and advanced fitness enthusiasts. You can pre-order a copy on Amazon or Barnes and Noble today if you would like but it will not be ready until December 10th.

#2. I am now part of Target’s Inner Circle.

1622-3_Target_InnerCircleLogo_v2Target has been one of my favorite stores for years now. I always joke around that you can’t go in and stick to your list. Each visit costs me at least $100. From trail mix to bars, to fashion and home decor, I can go wild. I was asked to join their exclusive club of bloggers called the Target Inner Circle for inside access into what goes on behind the bulls eye brand. I will be getting a sneak peak at new campaigns, travel to various locations for Target events, interview designers and getting to meet with their select curators for lessons on everything from how to do my makeup on camera, updating my living room so it can double as my YouTube set to showing you flattering trends for your body type. I’m excited to be joining Gina from Skinny Taste, one of my favorite recipe blogs, and the rest of the circle who I have not met but adore from afar. I’m one of 4 newbies that was recently invited to join the crew!

#3. I left

Some of you may have noticed that for the past couple of weeks, I have not been in the videos. Some of you might not have even realized I still shot and edited their videos. Since 2006, I have pretty much produced at least one video a week for the DietHealth channel. I am a loyal worker and just couldn’t bring myself to leave. Working part time for them as a contractor after 3 years as a full time employee was what allowed me to start my blog and own channel. As a result of my own channel’s success and various deals (see #2 & #1), I just didn’t have the time anymore. The split was amicable. I wish them the best of luck.

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm



2 Erica @ In and Around Town May 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Lots og great stuff going on, congrats!!!


3 kelsea May 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

Congrats! Very exciting


4 Veronica May 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Congrats Sarah!

You are quite an inspiration! Can’t wait to check out that new book.


5 Monica May 2, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Congratulations !!!


6 Emily May 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

WOW – congrats on everything, girl! What an exciting 2013 you’ve had so far. Can’t wait to add your book to my Christmas list! :D


7 Victoria May 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Wow, congratulations! This is fantastic news! Look at you go! :)


8 Viviana May 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

OK now can you please plan a meetup in orange county? I’ve recently met the tiu girls in la and cassey in NYC but I want to meet the person who first introduced me to fitness and youtube videos! Congrats on the big news and I will also add your book to my Christmas list.


9 Jenni Guillemette May 2, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Congrats Sarah! I have been a loyal follower for quite some time… love the fact that you are making some remarkable changes in your career!


10 Lisa May 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Great news! Happy for you!


11 Sarah (Shh...Fit Happens) May 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm

So cool, congrats!! Way to make things happen!


12 KaleiV May 2, 2013 at 4:39 pm



13 Vanessa May 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm

I am so excited to hear about your book! That sounds exactly like something I need. Can’t wait to get it!:)


14 chocolate-covered katie May 2, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Congratulations, Sarah!!!! So excited for you! (And that’s pretty awesome about the Target thing as well. They know a good thing when they see it.)


15 Danielle May 2, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Congratulations Sarah! So many exciting things going on and so well deserved!


16 Taylor@LiftiingRevolution May 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Congrats times 100, that iis so exciting and i am sure it was hard to keep all of it bottled in.


17 skinnyrunner May 2, 2013 at 5:40 pm

congrats sarah on the good news!! how exciting.


18 McKenzie May 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Wow!! You rock!


19 Erin May 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Hey Sarah,

When does you book come out? I will totally grab it? Congrats….that is awesome!



20 Jezz Dallas May 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Wow, that´s amazing news!!! Congratz!!! I love me a career girl!!


21 Roni May 2, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Wow!!! Sarah!!! Get down with your bad self girl!!! That is just so awesome!!! First off congratulations on the book deal. How do we get an autographed copy?? *big grin* Also I LOVE Target. It’s just like 2 minutes from my house!!! So I am always in there!!! So happy for you on these major events!!!

As a lot of the girls have said, you were the first person I found via youtube and your blog. So I definitely couldn’t be more prouder. We have a celebrity in our midst! Yeah!!!

Big Hugs!


22 Patty May 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Congratulations Sarah! Such wonderful news! I’m very happy for you. You deserve it. All your hard work has paid off. I enjoy your videos and am inspired by you.


23 Jess May 3, 2013 at 8:41 am

Congrats Sarah on all this exciting news!!


24 Katie Silva May 3, 2013 at 9:15 am

Sarah, that is awesome news!!! You are such an inspiration and I am looking forward to ‘following’ you for years to come!


25 melissa@fitnessnycblog May 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

That’s amazing! congratulations, sarah!


26 kate May 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm

AHHH that’s so exciting, Sarah! Congratulations!! Can’t wait to see the new book! :)


27 Ja @ Ja on the RUN May 3, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Awesome!!!! Congratulations!!!


28 Brittany May 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Wow! This is all so exciting! Congrats.

Being part of Target’s Inner Circle is so awesome. I’m pretty sure Target is one of my favorite stores and you’re totally right about not being able to get out of there without spending $100.


29 Lotte May 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Wow, such great news! I’m definitely going to buy your book. I love your youtube videos/workouts as you’re so enthusiastic, which in turn makes me enthusiastic. Will it also be sold in the Netherlands? I hope so!


30 Sarah May 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

It is available to purchase on Amazon and Barnes & Nobles so I would think yes!


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