In addition to being a fitness professional, writing is a huge outlet for me. I’m fairly certain I have never gone to sleep at night without writing something somewhere about something, either in my journal, or online, or whatever. Even so, when I dove into a 30-day blogging challenge – which I am finishing today WITH THIS BLOG RIGHT HERE – I was worried that it would break every writing bone in my body.
But it didn’t break me. As I said here in this blog by Kayla Fioravanti, another participant in the challenge, this challenge has taught me that my writing is a huge part of my ministry to broken women who are trying to put their bodies back together. It’s revealed how I’ve run from that aspect of my ministry, because while I’m good at it, I’m lazy about it. It’s showed me how smart (and dumb) it was of me to keep dumping ideas into draft posts so that I’d have (too much) content to sort through on rainy days. It’s highlighted what my fans do and DO NOT want to hear from me. It’s forced me to create outlines, learn some new tricks, and finally figure out how to yoast my post.
#17 – Giving Diastasis Recti Time to Heal (This post was once a very VERY very long draft that might still become a book, but meanwhile I opted to break it down into 5 separate posts. So this one became the introduction for a series. See parts 1-4 below)
#22 – Healthy Christmas Gifts Based on The 6 Dimensions of Wellness (I needed a brain break from the series)
#24 – How Sit-Ups Hurt Veterans with Diastasis (another brain break and honoring Veterans day)
#30 – The one you’re reading right now about all the fitness blogs I’ve written.
Whew! Praise Jesus I’m done … for now …
As a child, I wrote about flowers and ponies and babies. As a teenager, I took journalism classes and wrote about school mischief and politics. As a college student at OSU, I was a paid news writer and fitness columnist at The Daily Barometer. For the past 5 years, I’ve written all the content here on Fit2B plus so many guests posts for other sites.
Sometimes, I do so much writing for others and with daily member communication, that this blog gets neglected. Accepting this blogging challenge forced me to knuckle-down and allow all the stuff in my brain to flow. It forced me to quit agonizing and start writing. It forced me to open up more. It forced me to take a hard look at old draft posts and trash a lot of things to find the good stuff. Call me crazy, but I’m looking forward to the next one already!
If you have an idea for a blog I should write, or if you’d like to have me as a guest blogger on your site, please leave a comment. I’d love to hear your input! Thanks!
Here are a few images from some personal favorite fitness blogs that I’ve written for other amazing sites. Just click the images to be taken to the articles!