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FITNB is Trademarked!


It’s official: Fit is the New Black is a trademarked blog!!

Fit is the New Black has been in existence since 2009 or 2010. I started it as a hobby and it’s evolved in so many ways since then. When I began blogging, the term “(fill in the blank) is the new black” wasn’t such a buzzworthy term in pop culture but was generally something you read in fashion mags. I developed a sturdy following of readers back in my WordPress.com days and had a huge following on Tumblr. That’s when I started to notice annoying copycats popping up. They used different url’s but their blog titles were similar or straight up the same. That urked me out, so I decided to protect myself and go official. Yes it cost some money and took some time but it’s worth it in the end. I now how legal rights and if I so choose I can send these copycats “cease and desist” letters because really, this is the original Fit is the New Black and no one should accept wannabes or imitations. Even though sometimes I take blogging hiatuses, FITNB is my baby and I love it. I’m not going to just leave it to the wolves.

In other news, if you follow me on Instagram (@miss_holly_j) you know I’ve broken out into a gnarly rash.


This weekend my arms broke out into this mess! Gross, I know. The culprit? My diet.

Oh, diets can be such tricky beasts. I think I’m going to write a more detailed post about food allergies and intolerances down the road, so I’ll just say here that when I look back at what I’ve had in the last week this skin rash makes sense. Last weekend I had ice cream with cookies. I’ve been enjoying way too many sauces and dips. I’ve had chips and I also have been sneaking bites of the pasta I made for my boyfriend. Because I eat well most of the time it’s really easy for me to ignore these indulgences. I eat them in such small amounts that I fool myself into thinking I’ll be fine. The problem is that when these “small amounts” happen frequently, my body freaks out. Now I’m beginning to wonder if this is the reason I’ve been also feeling stressed and moody.

I really hate the idea of having to monitor everything I eat and being so stringent. I associate these things with eating disorders and you know how I feel about that.  On the flip,  I also feel too old to still be dealing with this. There was a time when I always had rashes like this on my arms and face. Eventually I hauled in my eating habits and the problem went away. I look back and cringe over how reluctant I was to do something that was good for me. Now I’m thinking I’m repeating history. Not cool.

Finally, remember how a few posts ago I wrote about how I wouldn’t wear leggings to the gym? Well guess what I’ve been sporting recently?

workout outfit

I’ve come to strongly dislike posting cell phone pics on FITNB but just so you can see me in the feared garment…



I started wearing leggings and tight pants out in public, so I decided to try do it at the gym. Honestly, it’s easier working out when you’re not wearing heavy clothes. Who knew?

That’s it, darlings. How was your weekend?





8 thoughts on “FITNB is Trademarked!

  1. Congrats on the trademark! That’s really exciting :) This weekend wasn’t too productive. I worked on Friday and Saturday night. Overindulged in sunflower seed butter…fail. This morning I got my workout in before church (success) and then Charlotte and I went to the later service (at 1130 instead of 930.) I’m thinking I want to switch to the later service from now on because I love getting my workout in early. It’s so hard to go at 2PM once I put her down…

    Also, expect an email from me tonight or tomorrow. Hopefully we can plan a meet up!
    Diane @ Life of Di. recently posted…The Whole30: Weeks Two & Three.My Profile

    1. Why is nut butter so addictive!?!?! I’ve been eating my share of nut butter lol. I like morning workouts too. It’s nice to cross it off my list. I get sort of tired as the day goes on and there are always other things to get done. Yes, email me! xoxo.

  2. Working on your blog content and then having someone lift it must be all shades of annoying. Congrats on the trademark.
    You should definitely get that rash checked out. Is it food poisoning? Hope you’re better soon.
    Runwright recently posted…Changing The FocusMy Profile

    1. It really is and now I’m learning how common it is. I use to edit a writer’s manuscripts and last time I saw her she told me that people take the downloads of her book and post it online for free. She self-publishes, so this hurts her sales in the long run. She had to hire a lawyer to deal with it. Negative to the food poisoning. I get these rashes from time to time. All from food sensitives. I’ll be posting about it soon.

    1. Thank you to both! Isn’t the internet great for free fonts and vectors?! Yes, I completely gone to the dark side. Now I’m always wearing legging to the gym lol.

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