Hi Star,

What a year…

Time flies by when you are having fun. I can not believe it, but my blog is TWO YEARS OLD TODAY, where did all that time go! Honestly, I still can not believe it. I still remember the first day I clicked PUBLISH on Tumblr back in my TUMBLR days. I look back and can remember the crazy  journey from Tumblr to Blogspot to WORDPRESS, from theme to (wanting to throw my laptop out of the window) theme, writing style to writing style, Thirsty Thursday to Interviews and my very first YouTube Video filmed in Hong Kong to now filming workouts and posting every Wednesday! <—MOUTHFUL..

So, to get Monday started off on the RIGHT foot, I wanted to throw a shout out to a fabulous DIVA over at HEALTHY DIVA EATS and say my gratitude for a Marvelous Monday..

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and what makes it so MARVELOUS is that I am hosting a GIVEAWAY to say THANK YOU to those who have been there following me throughout my journey!

Star Systemz has been running strong and I finally have a grasp on what this blog is all about, I still change my mind, but I swear it is my childish ADD and never ending imagination.

Courtney Bentley, fitness blogger, recipes and workouts

 

My advice to new bloggers has always been, just go for it, find your voice + remember you can always delete those first couple of posts that were not so great later on but you have to start somewhere in order to find what you enjoy blogging about, the content you look forward to creating and where you fit in in this crazy world of bloggers!

It is crazy that Star Systemz has gone…

From this..

Star Systemz Workout

 to this…

All of the amazing opportunities blogging has given me..

tartecover Being published in a Fitness Book Series…

17 minutes

Fitness Expert for ehow.com.. 

An Expert at Sweat Guru..

Courtney Bentley, Fitness Blogger, Workouts and Skinny Recipes

and many other awesome opportunities that I have been so blessed with, I could write a novel but seriously I say gratitude every night before I go to bed! (Jackie Fame, Livestrong, Demand Media, Thoughtful Media..)

and also a BIG SHOUT OUT to all of you who have followed me and my never ending journey from LA to Cabo back to LA and to Bangkok, from a crazy random blog where I had no idea what I was doing, to wanting to start a business with other women, back to who I am and being ME CourtStar the Personal Trainer, Fitness Expert and NUTRITION NUTHOUSE <–Really, I read all day everyday and study

Starting my blog was a total blessing in disguise, the people I have met, the bloggers who have connected with me through comments and blog posts, I never knew that blogging would be something I would continue on with. Star Systemz has become a place on the internet that is MINE, a place that I can take with me anywhere I go anywhere in the world that I journey off too. This blog gave me the strength to have a voice, share my stories, findings, workouts and recipes…Having this blog made it ok for me to move across the world because I knew I had my space, my goals, I had a voice, I had a way to connect with others who share my interests and knowing this gave me the comfort to pack my life in two suitcases and move across the world. Thank you for that, thank you for reading my nonsense posts, thank you for understanding my crazy-ness, my ADD and my writing style of being EVERYWHERE, and it really is crazy to me that people actually READ my blog..

Ok anyways, let me get to the good part..THE GIVEAWAY!

blog giveaway!

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This post could literally be a million pages long, but I like to keep things short + sweet but the gratitude and LOVE I feel from this community is beyond words.

SO I wanna know..

  • If you are not currently blogging, why not?
  • If you are a blogger, what keeps you going?

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