It’s time to restart, rebuild, and rebrand. The blog has always been a sacred spot in my heart, but I stopped blogging for several reasons:
- There are only so many things I can say about weight loss and my weight loss journey. I am far removed from that part of my life.
- The weight loss niche isn’t for me. It’s a part of who I am, but it’s not everything that I am. And honestly, the weight loss niche can be toxic and unbearable at times. There’s no one right way to lose weight, and what works for one person will not work for someone else.
- Exposing your life to the internet is hard. There are things you don’t want to share. There are things you can’t share. But once you open the door, people expect you to share everything. I received the mean DMs. I had to stay out of the comment section. The one thing I had to learn to do was look the other way. Sadly, this thing is more common today than it was “back in the day,” but it stifled me. I didn’t want to create content to share, and I was just scared to put it out there.
I love creating content, and I want to get back to sharing with others. My life has changed, and my personality has changed, and it’s time to start over and rebrand. I still want to inspire people to be the best version of themselves when it matters the most when no one is looking. And I also want to share more of everyday life, the things I love, and how I’m trying to live the healthiest life (physically, mentally, and emotionally).
- I’m a mom. Becoming a mom changed me in many ways and reset my priorities. The things I once made time for, I can’t do that anymore. I’ve had to change and adapt to do the things I love, which means I’ve had to become more innovative with my time and get things done. The most significant change with becoming a mom is the lack of restful sleep, which sometimes pushes me behind.
- I still run, but I run a lot slower. There’s not going to be anything that is going to keep me down. But I am a back-of-the-pack runner now. It’s been a mind f$&k, and I’ve had to learn to let go of the ego. But I’m still here covering the miles, and it takes me longer.
- I’m a more well-rounded person. I felt like I was living an all-or-nothing situation. Running was THE focus of my life. Everything revolved around my training and trips. I was all weight loss and running, but now I’m learning to live a more balanced life. Maybe that’s what becoming a mom has done to me, but I’m here to appreciate all parts of life. It’s been a struggle, but I am learning not to live on the edges so much.
There is nothing wrong with running being the focus because that was a season in life. I met lots of great people and traveled to some fantastic places.
I’ve wanted to shift my content for a while, but something was holding me back. I didn’t know the right way to go about it, so I stopped blogging altogether. That was a horrible idea. You don’t grow, learn, or even succeed if you don’t try. Trying is always something ingrained in my being, but I’ve backed off from it for some reason.
But I’ve been taking the time to read, listen to music, consume all the content (YouTube and podcasts), and of course, running and trying to stay fit. Those are the things I’ll be blogging about in the future, and I hope you come along with me (and bring some friends, too)! Here’s to a new season, staying committed, and moving forward.
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