As I drove home from the gym today I was thinking about what I was going to do for the rest of the day. My son is at his grandparents today to allow me a day to myself. Usually on this day I workout, do housework and do some work on my Nutrtion Course.
However today I found myself eagerly thinking about blogs to write. I was thinking about when I started my blog at the beginning of 2016, my goal was to help people in terms of fitness and parenting. I enjoy the lifestyle that I lead. I enjoy documenting it and hope that readers can take something away from my blogs.
I was thinking about how far I have come on my own fitness journey. Starting out overweight, unconfident and lacking direction. To where I am now – self-educated about fitness, self-motivated, qualified in gym instructing and soon to be qualified in nutritional advice. For the first time in probably 10 years, I am NOT trying to lose weight. I’m proud of what I have achieved but I’m never satisfied. There’s always something I am working towards and at the moment I am working towards building up my back and leg strength.
Health and fitness can be a very selfish activity – the pursuit of bettering yourself. When I started out that is all I was interested in. But the stage I am at now, I really want to help other people to achieve a healthy body and a healthy mind. And I never thought that would be something I was interested in, I was always so caught up in my own weight loss journey. I am excited about what I can produce on my blog in order to help other people.
Since starting the Blogging101 course I have managed to complete each daily assignment. Even though when I first began blogging I thought that it would be something I would do just two or three times a week. But as my followers and views increase, so does my passion and my motivation for my blog. As I get more comments on my blogs and as I read and comment on others, I am becoming absorbed in the positive community that was the reason why I started to blog in the first place.
Much like the beginning of my weight loss journey, the beginning of my blogging journey was also quite selfish. I planned on focusing solely on my blog, and never really gave a thought to reading other blogs. But as I have worked my way through blogging101 I am quickly falling in love with the blogging world. I am so excited to see where I can take my blog in the future and I am enjoying having a place to voice my thoughts and discuss with others. 🙂