Starting a Fitness Blog

Hello, world. I'm starting a blog.

So, I started a fitness blog.

Let me be clear here: I have no clue what I’m doing. I’m a mediocre writer and subpar athlete. So, I’m probably not the most qualified person to start a health and fitness blog. However, I’m going out on a limb and hoping my underwhelming normalcy makes me the perfect person to start a blog… because I’m likely a lot like you.

I don’t have a rock hard six-pack, but I’ve come a long way in my fitness journey. Someday I’ll post more about my back story, but here’s a condensed version:

I was a chubby teenager with low self-confidence and an unhealthy relationship with food. I took my first foray into the world of crash dieting with SlimFast when I was 12 or so. With knock-knees and exercised-induced asthma, I was a real star athlete (sarcasm will be utilized heavily on this blog).  In my early twenties, my weight became more of an issue. Around that time, I was also diagnosed with PCOS. I decided to start being kinder to my body and focus on good ol’ healthy eating and exercise. It’s been a slow journey without any dramatic numbers, but I lost 35lbs over the years without gaining any weight back.

When I look at a lot of fitness advice in magazines and blogs, I get pissed. A lot of the advice is the same kind of crap that I heard when I was younger – it’s ineffective at best and harmful at worst.  There’s other advice you’ll read that is great if you can spend 2 hours a day at the gym and 3 hours a day cooking.  I want to keep a blog that’s honest, down to earth, and maybe helpful to those trying to get in shape. I’ll share some stories, post some recipes, give some honest feedback on products, and link to some instructional videos. But, again, I have no clue what I’m doing here. So, I’ll just start blogging and let’s see where we end up.

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