So a few people told me that they liked watching my videos and that I should do more of them. Of course I had no idea what to talk about, so here are some thoughts lately that I’ve had about giving up, trying, and how this journey never ends.
I guess I get a little bit reflective every June because it’s when I finally decided six years ago to stop what I was doing and care about losing weight. A lot of you have only been around for the last few years where I got depressed again living at home after college and regained what I originally lost. But for me, this all began six years ago, before blogging, before the internet, before I had anyone to rely on but me. And that decision I made to finally care is the best one I ever made and I continue to celebrate it and reflect on it each June. I’ve come a long, long way both mentally and physically since then and I’m glad.
And of course, it’s time for some awesome links I ran across this week:
Merry Go Round of Healthy Living Blogging Awesomeness!!
Roni’s note to herself this week was really a note to all of us:
STOP doubting yourself. Just stop. Half the battle is won with confidence.
She also had a great post about how trying to get skinny will keep you fat. (Yeah, I loved her posts this week.)
Jess wrote a post about exercise vs. training. She no longer exercises, but trains for things. It’s a whole new mindset that I think is really awesome.
JackSht has some encouraging words (and note cards) for the bad days.
Lyn, aka Escape From Obesity, one of my favorite weight loss bloggers ever, reached 198 pounds and has lost 80 lbs total. She is one of my inspirations and I really love that she is really succeeding now.
Matt just published 21 tips health bloggers need to know. It’s got a few good tips, so check it out.
There’s a new fitbloggin video up about how to pitch traditional media.
Then of course, as always there is my guide to creating a better health blog. I still get lots of awesome comments about the ebook each week because people buy it and find it really useful. I want to start sharing those comments because it makes me feel really great that people are learning from my work!
It’s so wonderful to get that kind of feedback about the ebook! :)
My video above about never giving up on being healthy could also go for anything you do in life. If you want to be a famous blogger or do an ironman or travel to every country in the world – whatever you want in life you have to pursue it without giving up. I’m finally learning that lesson and I hope most of you already know it. It’s not worth it to give up on yourself and your dreams.
And now, I’m off to have a great weekend helping my friend move and celebrating her birthday! I’ll be back on Sunday with my weigh in (ohmygoshaweighinafterbirthdayfestivities!). Have a great weekend! :)