Although my blog has officially been up for a year and a half, I’ve been lax over its upkeep, to say the very least. My average posting rate is probably similar to a lot of people’s exercise routines…non-existent. And my excuses are probably not much different…busy with life, work, family, church, volunteering, etc. Unless it’s a fixture in my routine, and there’s an concerted effort on my part to make this succeed, my blog’s future will probably end up much like the martini shaker that my husband & I got for a wedding gift three years ago: it seemed like such a great idea to put it on the registry, never mind the fact that we hardly ever drink.
I’m guessing that I’m not alone in my struggle to start a new habit, and then fail. It seems that a lot of people face that same conflict, especially seen around every New Year’s Day, when magazines, health clubs, and every business in America pounces on consumers to make new resolutions. It seems there is a profound desire in every person to better themselves, and despite the adage that says “People don’t like change,” I tend to think that with the right motivation and achievable results, people actually do pursue change. The problems come when motivation diminishes, and the results seem gargantuan.
Enter my new motivation for this blog. Well, let’s first start with my first motivation, which was to provide an understandable, yet scientific site for individuals to embrace healthy lifestyles. Since I possessed little knowledge of the blogosphere, I looked to my husband’s example. He writes on religion, Muslim evangelism, and current events. He does a lot of research, and writes scholarly articles for Yahoo!. He pores over articles and sometimes takes weeks to write a post for his blog. Needless to say, that approach proved rather daunting to me; so daunting, in fact, that I entered a blogging paralysis. I realized that while scientific articles offer great perspective, they also take a lot of time, which I tend to lose all the time.
So 583 days later, I had an epiphany where most great epiphanies take place…washing dishes. I thought about the lifestyle changes I’ve made since entering the fitness career field, and how easy many of them have actually been. Then I thought, why don’t I write about that for my blog? Personal experience is way more motivating and fun to write about than research. Although I haven’t completely given up on my first ambition, my new motivation is simply this…to write on a conglomeration of topics, from recipes to fitness gear to exercise studies…anything fitness or health related that I find interesting that I hope interests you as well.
I hope my newfound motivation speaks into your life as well, and that you will be challenged and encouraged by my posts to jumpstart your own ambitions. And in the mean time, I hope you enjoy the posts to come!