Although I was not largely overweight, I was far from what you would call in-shape. After high school, like a lot of people, playing sports and staying active gave way to everyday responsibilities and a lot of eating. I needed a transformation and I needed it fast.
Motivation from other people for this transformation was the biggest problem. Living in a small town in Northern Michigan, there are no gyms close by, and worse yet, most people here don’t really see staying in shape as a priority. So I devised a plan to start a blog and practice what I preached.
A Fitness Blog That Is Useful
I was young once and didn’t have to work at staying in shape. So useful content for a fitness blog didn’t just come naturally, I had to search for it. Upon my search, I found things that not only helped educate other people with, but I also found what I needed to help me start quest to getting back in shape.
Wanting to keep my blog updated, so it would not be another blog that was abandoned in the blogosphere, I was forced to go find new diet ideas and workouts on a regular basis, all of which I could not only blog about, but also help in my plans of a health and body transformation. By coming up with fresh ideas, it also helped my diet/workout plan from becoming to monotonous and possibly extinct.
Blog for the Motivation
It’s easy to sit down and start watchingTV and just forget about your goals of getting back in shape. And making excuses, like “I had a hard day,” makes it even easier to justify being lazy. But I found posting on a blog is like getting a positive boost of energy. You think about what you are writing and why, then your excuses start to sound pretty lame.
Motivating Through Online Community
You may not be surrounded by a lot of people who share the same passion as you do when it comes to your health and body e.g. Family, friends, co-workers. But having a blog and communicating with people through forums and other blogs that share the same passion could be just what you need to get that personal support that you have been lacking on your quest to get healthier.
Sure I would like everyone I know to take health and fitness as seriously as it should be, but sometimes that just can’t be. The old saying is: You can take a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. The most important thing is not to let other peoples bad habits wear off on you. If you can’t get the motivation and positivity that you need from people around you, writing a blog and contributing in online activities is a great alternative to help you stay focused on your goals.