Yesterday was my blog’s 1st birthday!
I remember writing my first blog post and wondering what type of blog my site would turn into. Would I be someone who posted all of their eats on a daily basis? Would I only post recipes? Was it okay if I also threw some random topics of interest into the mix? This was something I thought about a lot over the course of the year, but not too much into it I came to the same conclusion about my blog as I have for life in general: there are no rules! There’s no ”right” or ”wrong” way to go about blogging, just as there aren’t set guidelines to how you need to live your life. You just have to follow your heart and do things your own way – to me, this is the way that you’ll be most happy.
With that, I decided that I’d write about what I wanted to write about – which sometimes meant yummy recipes; other times workouts and exercise gear & tools; sometimes wine tastings or pictures of nights out with girlfriends. On other days I would talk about whatever else was on my mind, from ranting about animal abuse, talking about life as a Marine Corps wife, or writing about the power of a good attitude. I began to realize that my blog is really a reflection of my personality and passions in life, and I think I have too many interests to box myself into writing about just one topic. However, one recurrent theme that you’ll constantly find in my blog posts is the whole reason why I started a blog – to share my love of healthy living and all that it entails.
Foodie Loves Fitness began after I had been reading healthy living blogs for awhile, and I am so glad that I took the plunge and started one of my own. I’ve become part of the blogging community, and I truly enjoy expressing my thoughts, sharing my life on here, and hearing comments from readers. When I look back to my earlier posts, I think about how much I’ve progressed in my blogging knowledge, from photo editing to transitioning from my WordPress-hosted Foodie Meets Fitness to my own Foodie Loves Fitness site. I love that I have this sort of online journal documenting some of the things that happened in my life in 2012. I’m excited to continue growing as a blogger and as a person, and I thank you for reading my blog and being part of my journey!
”Fitting someone else’s mold doesn’t make you happier. You’ll live a full and happy life if you pursue things you think are important and live the life YOU want to live.” – Anna Paquin