Oh, hi there. Remember me? Supposedly, I blog around here every now and then. That's what the rumors say, at least. To be entirely honest, I really and truly enjoyed not putting pressure on myself to write the perfect post, to try to catch up on responding to comments, to not check blogger 85 million times a day looking to see how many page views I've had versus the number of comments per post.
Instead, we lived.
I don't want to do that anymore. I don't want to try to be successful in this space. I want to write what matters to me. What helps me be a better person. What motivates me to continue on this journey called life. I don't want this to be a place where I refuse to write a post about my butt freezing off when I run, because "people will be bored by that". I want to talk about eating healthfully, about working out, about not working out. About baked goods and beer. About how to live a life that has space for joy.
I want to be a health and fitness blogger. This space has come full circle. It was the easiest "hard decision", and it made sense to me from the second that I considered the possibility. Health and fitness are among my greatest passions in life, behind Ammon, Beckham, and Gunner (Ammon will debate that order, but that's his own issue). I should have known, way back 6 months ago when I started putting out feelers to contribute professionally to health and fitness websites. I have the credentials. I have the passion. I want to do something positive with all of it. In turn, I want to feel that positivity in my own life. I love that talking about it immediately makes me more accountable for my actions, and can serve as the motivating force to propel my personal growth and development.
With these changes, I also decided to get a little bit of a blog redesign. Don't you love it? Erin hooked me up in a big way with this new layout, and I'm pretty sure that I drove her crazy with all of my fine-tuning, but then end result is so much better than what I had in my head. I also added a new page, called "Upcoming Adventures". You should definitely check it out, I need suggestions for new adventures!
I know that some of you aren't going to be so happy with these changes that I'm making. I get it. Some of you are bored by workout talk and recipes. It's all good. But I hope you'll give it a chance. And for those of you who are okay with it, thank you. Thank you for sticking with me, for checking in while I was on my hiatus, for just being your awesomely blogtastic selves. I can't wait to see how we grow together going forward!