I love my Ramblin Fridays. It’s my day to purge my thoughts. I’m not as consistent with them as I should be BUT ……………….well I don’t have a but. I’m just not as consistent as I should be. Moving on!
So I’ve really wanted to grow my Blog (I prefer website, I hate the word blog) but a few things have held me back.
1. I hated the weight I gained. I realize I didn’t gain it till last year but my problems began right after my 1 year blogiversary. So any momentum I had going up until that day I lost. How could I preach the good word of diet and exercise when I ate my way through 2012. I felt like a hypocrite so I held back. I didn’t just hold back, I tried to hide it. Like crazy Stepford Wife hide it. You know, “Oh gosh all is great” as internally I was breaking down slowly . Not good.
When I started the “blog” (gawh, what an awful word) I wanted to use it to motivate and inspire you guys. I knew I needed to lose some pounds back then but since then I’ve gain even more weight. So how can I do what I set out to do if I’m backsliding? I can’t. So for once I appreciate where I’ve been but this sister ain’t going back there!! I’ve learned my lesson. Now it’s time to get down to business and do what I really set out to do.
2. After I got myself out of the funk hole I was in I decided my reward for losing the weight would be to do what I’ve been wanting to do. But I couldn’t move forward till May 11th.
Now let me take a moment to clarify something, my weight does not define me. At my heaviest I was unhappy, tired, irritable, lazy, unmotivated and lifeless. As the pounds have fell off I feel so much better. I have more energy, I feel better, I’m in a better mood. So no, my weight does not define me but I know I am better version of myself at a lighter weight. I know the scale doesn’t tell the whole story but let’s be realistic the scale has to go down some to reflect the fat that I’ve lost. Yes muscle weigh more than fat but trust me I’m not going to put on 70 pounds of muscle. Heck 131 pounds of me is muscle already and I’m 5’9. So let’s all be realistic and realize I need to lose some weight and the scale at some point has to reflect those changes. Now, let’s move on………………
What can you expect after May 11th?
*I vow to be more personable with you. I’ve held back. Yes some aspects will remain where they are but my struggles and achievements and dull boring days will be documented more.
* I want to Vlog more. I want to do more video post. I feel like you guys will see more of ME (not physically although you will, but more of who I am.). I love, love the written word. I love to write but I feel like sometimes that holds me back. I can edit and edit till it’s more formal writing with my style but less of me.
*I’ll be posting more recipes and nutrition.
*I’ll be posting more workouts
My goal for 2013 is to make Pounds To Miles more personal. I want to show you that you don’t have break the bank to get in shape. Yes I love to run but I want to show you that you don’t have to enter a gazillion races to be a runner. I love all aspects of fitness. I have had a passion for it for most of my life. I want to show you that but it’s going to have to wait just a bit longer. I feel like after May 11th you’ll like some of the changes coming your way. I hope you’ll stick around and bring a few friends to see what I have in store.
(P.S. BAM! It’s out there, no take backs. Now I’ve really got to do it or there will be some serious egg on my face!)