In honor of joining Healthy Living Blogs...Here are my thoughts...
Awhile back, I was about 186lbs. I did Weight Watchers, got down to 155lbs and then gained it all back. Then I did it again and went down to 143lbs. I am still working on losing a little more. I felt good at 143lbs but plateaued. I was getting frustrated so I had my husband hide the scale. Seriously, I don't know where it is.
After two months of not having a number stare me in the face every morning (ok, sometimes many times a day) I started to rely on my body more than numbers. How do I feel today? What do I feel like doing for exercise? What do I feel like eating? Are these pants tight/loose/clean? Ok, the clean part wasn't a feeling but more of a smell but you get the idea. I started reading 'healthy living blogs' and they gave me tons of inspiration, recipes and general good advice. Some of the info worked great for me (overnight oats, new veggie rich recipes, new workouts, etc) some didn't work out so well. I am not going to tell you which ones because I am sure they work for some people, just not for me and I would not want to keep you from trying those things.
I loved the blogs I was reading and I wanted to be a part of the community. The people were all so positive. I liked that. I am not really that but am trying. My only worry about blogging about 'healthy living' is that some of the blogs (NOT ALL) I visited seemed like they were just about food and fitness and exercise. That doesn't work for me. Why? For me 'healthy living' is all encompassing. It is about living your life, your whole life, in a healthy way. That means that I write about those things above but I will also write about things that have nothing to do with those topics because I need an outlet for other subjects in order to keep my mental health healthy. To me, it is all woven together. I now realize that I don't have to box myself in to just writing about a few topics. Healthy living has to be woven into the craziness of my everyday life in order for it to work for me. I hope that you stick around to see the whole fabric. :)