I’ve been getting a little slack for yesterdays post and even though I’ve been planning on writing this quote since BlogHer the timing couldn’t be more appropriate.
The amazing MizFit has a saying…
Ever since I saw those words on her blog it struck a cord with me. It’s SO empowering. I find myself thinking about it every time I’ve been insecure our unsure of myself.
People have mentioned my blog "has changed" or that that the focus as been "all about me." Well I hate to burst everyones bubble it IS all about me. I started this blog for me. I had no intention or goal of becoming a professional weight loss blogger. It was simply a way for me to stay accountable on my own weight loss journey. For that it served it’s purpose. I feel so strongly that blogging helped me face personal issues when it came to food and body image that I started BlogToLose to try to create the same space for others and now I’m planning FitBloggin’.
That being said my focus has morphed and changed over these last 4 years (thankfully, I mean, I have reached some goals, I’ve changed, I learned, I’ve gotten older.) I write what I’m inspired to write. I share when I’m inspired to share. I have no master plan or high hopes of becoming some A-lister blogger. I do what comes natural. Amy C said it best in her comment yesterday…
"[your blog is] part therapy, part experiment, part work in progress, but always honest and always forthright."
That’s pretty much my intention. And those of you that follow along on my crazy journey have no idea how much you have inspired me. When I blogged about considering exercising or that I completed my first 5K, you were there. When I posted a video of my pull up and cried that all my data was lost, you were there. Funny thing is when I reached goal and became a lifetime member only some of you were there. I had a lot less readers back then when I was just tracking points and sharing weigh ins. It seems so long ago.
So if you think the blog has changed it really hasn’t. It’s still a means for me archiving and journalling my journey. Where I will end up I have no idea but I committed to this blog July 27, 2005 and I have no intention on stopping. And if I feel like venting I’m going to vent. If I feel like celebrating I’m going to celebrate. I may not have to lose weight anymore but I want to keep it off. I find balance as I figure out how to live the healthiest life I can while sharing with you along the way.
*phew* I feel better getting that all off my chest but this wasn’t my initial intention for the Weekend Quote. I really just wanted to share MizFit’s fabulous life philosophy. I hope you find it as empowering as I do.