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MizFit Commenter of the Month goes to….

Fri, Jan 20, 2012

MizFit Muzings

Ahh People.

Back in the day—if you’ll grant me for this post that 2009 was the day-I did a Commenter of the Month blog post.

I cant speak for you, but I adored these posts.

I reached out to a  consistent commenter (whether she had a blog of her own or not!) and emailed her a list of questions.

Random, serious, snarky, silly, seeking her wisdom kind of questions.

I ceased doing this when *I* became more busy.

I put myself in the place of the reader receiving my email and thought:

I do NOT want to be the proverbial straw which breaks her too life-busy back!  We’re all stretched so thin these days I don’t want to give someone yet ANOTHER assignment.

The thing is, I have missed these posts (again I can’t speak for you. Id love you to speak for you in the comments) so Im bringing them back and would welcome your input as I do.

First, however, I wanna introduce you to JODY.


I wish I could remember when we first met (Ill blame that on the fact MizFit turns 5 next month and not the fact I turned 42.5 yesterday), but I can not.

It feels as though Ive known her forever and yet, as with so many virtual friends, we’ve never met in real life.

Jody is one of the most supportive women Ive ever encountered.

She’s a cheerleader for so many of us.

She’s always the first to congratulate on successes and encourage when we need a kind word.

She makes me believe I can keep getting better as I age.

That I will, as she has, grow stronger, wiser, more loving, and more beautiful inside and out.

Her blog is filled with fitness tips (warning! she’s weights-crazy as I am! I like to think that may be the KEY to her badass physique.), recipes ( yeah. we’re alike here too.), product reviews (she loves those Hokas. Ive never seen those Hokas) & GRATITUDE (this final one is, IMO, the key to staying young at heart).

And she has no idea Im profiling her today.

And that, alone, makes me love this post.

The very thought of her clicking through and stumbling upon it & the very *hope* it will bring a smile to her face as she has done for so many of us.

And yeah. If reading her isnt part of your healthy living routine this misfit firmly believes youre missing out.

Which all leads me back to you.

Are you as slammed busy as I imagine? Would you sigh audibly at an email from me filled with mind-challenging queries like “what celebrity would play you in the movie version of your life?” 

Or are you thisclose to jam-packed yet still have a little bit of time to ponder brain-bending issues like ‘ if you had to choose one meal to eat for breakfast for the rest of your life—what would it be?”

Please to share your wisdom (& Jody love) in the comments below…

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54 Responses to “MizFit Commenter of the Month goes to….”

  1. Angel says:

    I busy, but not for this LOL

  2. Myra says:

    I love to follow Jody because I am (gulp) going to be 53 next month. I am only beginning to get fit. She ( just look at her) is so inspiring I think I might actually make it to my goals this time. Really. Then I could grow up and be a (fit) blogger too.

  3. Lila says:

    I love this idea.
    It could be fun to tie it into Fitbloggin.
    Are you going? Are you speaking?

  4. Cort The Sport says:

    Jody does rock! She shows that fitness habits do require a certain amount of tweaking and adjusting to meet our needs as we age and as life changes == nutrition, exercise patterns, and even shoes (!). I told her every time I see “Hoka” shoes I think of her!! I’ll be turning 45 shortly but plan to get fitter, stronger, and faster!

    Featuring a “commenter” is a great idea!!

  5. Runner Girl says:

    Oh. Jody looks amazing.
    I am 22 and don’t have that body :)

    I would love to be a blogless feature some day.

  6. MilesMusclesMom says:

    GO JODY!!!

  7. Lance says:

    Jody ROCKS!!!

    How awesome to see her amazing picture here on your site today, Miz! She is a wealth of fitness information along with being so, so supportive!

  8. Valerie says:

    (a) I think the posts are a great idea, as I see so many of the same names but don’t really have time to read each and every blog to get to know people better. (And some, of course, don’t blog at all.) So I would love to see more of these.

    (b) Jody rocks. We love Jody!

    (c) Who could possibly be too busy to talk to you, Miz? :-)

  9. Nicole says:

    Going to check out Jody! That is so nice she doesn’t know she’s being featured :) And she does have a rockin’ body! :)

  10. Big Girl Bombshell says:

    Love this idea! I more often than not, check out commenters by their links in the comment…but that may just be me…

    Jody is supercalifragilisticexpealidoshas…..

    She is one of the first that I followed..her support has always been an icing on the blogger cake. I was just thinking yesterday…she is the prime example that we CAN get better with age!

    And I wish I could be a fly on the computer screen cuz she will be over the moon about this post!

  11. Lori says:

    I love Jody - she is always there, always! So supportive. Plus, she virtually loves my cat, which makes me smile.

  12. [email protected] a Colorado Gal says:

    Man, Jody has an amazing body! I can only hope I’ll look that great in the future!

  13. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean says:

    can’t wait to check out her blog!

  14. Heather Montgomery says:

    cute post! I am busy but always make time for other bloggers, b/c I want them to return the favor, and I don’t want to be one of those selfish ones!

  15. Tara Burner says:

    luv Jody, luv you
    I’m busy but always love posts and bloggers

  16. Dr. J says:

    Yeah, Jody is a special person! Her years of dedication to fitness does a body good!

    I have had the pleasure of talking to her and her enthusiastic personality was contagious and left me smiling the rest of the day!

    We are pretty lucky to have her as part of our health and fitness circle!

  17. Wow! Jody is so fit! That’s awesome :) And I am as busy as a newmom with a 3 month old. Haha.

  18. Kyle @ Getting Better and Better says:

    I’m busy, but not interested in what I’m busy about much anymore…sigh.

  19. Jill says:

    Even if I’m busy, I welcome these kinds of questions. It’s a nice distraction from the usual humdrum plus it forces me to really think about MYSELF, instead of everything but.

    And wow - Jody? Seriously? Girl got it going on! :)

  20. Marcia says:

    Jody rocks! Age is just a number right? I’m busy to crazy busy, but would still welcome some fun questions. :)

  21. Mollie says:

    I love how this unites us.

  22. STUFT Mama says:

    Awww….. I love this. Jody is amazing. I think anyone (crazy busy or not) would be truly flattered and honored to get questions from you and be featured on your blog. You are an inspiration to so many of us.
    It’s also so awesome to read about ALL you’ve done in 5 years. As a newbie I get discouraged sometimes, but I’m trying to learn it takes persistence and patience.

  23. Molly Nitka says:

    I really like that idea Miz! DO IT :)

  24. messymimi says:

    Four kids, husband, cats, foster kittens, exercise, cleaning, laundry, taking in stray kids whose parents throw them out, cooking a meal from scratch almost every night, and no, i wouldn’t be too busy. Too boring maybe (i am a walking cliche in so many ways), but you would be worth taking the time.

  25. Heather Frey says:

    You only do good by lifting other people. There is nothing like sharing energy. You both are amazing. xo

  26. Cat @Breakfast to Bed says:

    what a terrific idea!!!

    I am also THISCLOSE to falling over asleep in my cereal. so busy.

  27. Tamara says:

    So thrilled to see Jody featured here ths morning! I always enjoy reading her comments on your posts, she has such positive energy!

    Looking forward to seeing her comment on this one!

    And yes, please do resurrect this series. Even if people think they are too busy, spending some thoughtful time in introspection can be a powerful thing!

    (I just finished answering a whack of personal questions for another blogger and learned a few things about myself in the process!)

  28. Sinner Ella says:

    I’ll have to check out her site. I’m always up for a new fitblog read. Gives me ideas for mine.

    As for the commenter of the month: COOLEST IDEA! I hope to be less busy soon so I’m able to read more often. As of now, I’m lucky I have time to destinkafy daily….

  29. Drazil says:

    People would love it - me too! People eat up my BYOC and that’s just 4 little questions but people love to talk about themselves and learn about each other as long as it’s short and sweet….go for it! I can’t believe you used to do commenter of the month. I recently thought about doing that and thought I was being all original. LOL

  30. keila says:

    First off, Jody is AMAZING!!! What an inspiration. And secondly, as for being crazy busy - well, yeah. With two kids in two different sports, plus homework, and 2 dogs and 2 cats, and a husband who works away half the time, I’m usually completly busy with everyone else’s stuff. It might be nice to be forced to think of myself for a moment. Great idea.

  31. janetha says:

    Dang! Jody is fit and fabulous! I love the idea of featuring a commenter of the month. What a great way to honor your loyal readers :) It is even cooler that you do it out of the blue without their knowing. It is amazing how it’s possible to develop such strong friendships with people we have never met IRL. There are people I have never met and I have to think really hard to remember if we have met IRL or not, because I feel like we have!

  32. Samantha says:

    I love LOVE the Commenter of the Month idea, it’s fantastic!

    And Jody is fantastic - she is in amazing shape, I follow her on Twitter and love all she has to say!

  33. AlexandraFunFit says:

    I’m so busy I don’t even have time to play with myself! Okay, just kidding. But it’s the first few weeks of the U quarter, so I’m slammed. Jody is a hottie!

  34. Morgan says:

    Wow, she looks awesome - and sounds like she is too based on your description of her!

    I am never too busy to answer random questions…I like random questions. And I like you, so those questions I’m sure would be super awesome!

    Oh, and about the fact that you are the only one who has never Shredded…I think that you could make your own 20 minute video to give the Shred a run for its money, but since the rest of us aren’t you, we have to use what we can find :)

  35. Jody - Fit at 54 says:

    To all: THANK YOU!!!! Friday is a rest & sleep in day for me so I am so late to seeing this & SO SHOCKED!!!! I would have seen it hours ago if I had worked out! ;-) I wrote this on Carla’s FB page & send it out to you all with my humblest of thank yous!!!

    OMG - not smile, but tears with a smile!!! Course it is my sleep in day & I would have seen this hours ago if a workout day so sorry about being late to the game!!! I LOVE YOU & than you!!! I don’t feel I deserve this but coming from you really makes it so very special & meaningful to me because you have changed me so much for the better & I have learned more than I could ever even put into words!

    Just thank you all for taking time to comment & your words that mean so much to me!!! This blog world is amazing!!!!

  36. Jody - Fit at 54 says:

    PS: I was so overcome that I forgot to say that I love the idea of your questions!!! Sounds fun! Love this too - really made my day and weekend and month - well, it will stay with me forever!

  37. LOVE this Carla. Can’t wait to meet the future commenters of the month!!!! And YAY (big YAY) for Jody. She’s a true inspiration. (and she loves my cat, so I love her back) :) Have a wonderful Friday!!!!

  38. PS: I’ve just read over the comments to this post. Hilarious that Lori said “Jody loves my cat” too!!!

  39. KCLAnderson (Karen) says:

    First of all, as you would say Carla, I love me some Jody!! :-) You are so right about her!!

    Second of all, I would love to get an email like that from you!!

  40. Heat says:

    Busy? Sure! But that’s not the normal kind of “another freakin’ thing that I have to do” kind of thing. I would love it! Though I interact with you more on Facebook than here on the blog.

  41. Michele @ nycrunningmama says:

    If I got an personalized email from you, my day would be made =) Seriously.
    I love this idea - and double love that she had NO IDEA you were going to profile her - what a fab idea!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  42. Miz says:

    I think I may just keep it a surprise then! troll yer sites and make this a tribute to YOU!

  43. Jeremy Logsdon says:

    Jody is awesome! And yes, when I have actually accomplished something significant in this healthy living blogosphere, I can’t even imagine a greater honor. I can’t really think of anyone who would!

  44. Jody - Fit at 54 says:

    Again - humblest thank yous to all of you & especially to our beloved Carla!

  45. Three cheers for Jody! She’s a winner in so many areas!
    and you’re a winner for recognizing her!

  46. Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss says:

    This is a truly fun idea — and a great way to meet new online friends.

    I can’t speak for anyone else, but even though I’m busy, I wouldn’t mind getting an e-mail from you making me ponder some of life’s “big questions.”

  47. Joyce Cherrier says:

    Loooooove Oh love me some super supportive, always making time for everyone, rocking body for any age Jody! :)

  48. Katie says:

    I love this idea! I may have to steal this one for my blog. :)

    Its like a two-fer post. We get our daily Mizfit dose, along with a side of some new faces. I love Jodi’s and your) outlook. I really feel like the love is being spread here.

  49. Dena @ 40 Fit In The Mitt says:

    I love Jody, I found her blog 2 weeks ago and have been reading her posts daily! She is amazing

  50. Lisa says:

    I have known Jody for most of my life and she has always been the fittest person I’ve known. I am soooo happy you did this for her as she works so hard to encourage others to be healthy all the time. This recognition is wonderful for her!

  51. addy says:

    Yay for Jodi. Can I look like her please? She is amazing. Keep it a surprize Miz - way more fun that way.

  52. I think it’s a fun idea, Miz. And I’m a big Jody fan. One thing I really love about her is that she practices tough love when she is cheering us on. Telling it like it is, giving advice, and all in the sweetest way:)

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