Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Why I Love Being a Part of the Blogger Community

First and foremost, thank you so much for your love and support from Monday's post. It was a very difficult one for me to write because I was being 100% honest with not only you guys but myself about my lack of motivation. I mentioned that I was embarrassed of going through this, but your comments really made me realize I am only human. I have to remember that we all go through this at one point or another. Mine just seems to linger a bit longer than usual and is completely playing with my mind.  Now it is a mental battle with myself to get back to my running/workout routine.

Needless to say immediately after writing the post I felt better. It was as if a weight had lifted off my shoulder. I wish I could say that I magically went to my old normal fit self, but I didn't. I did however, start to plan the rest of my week and figure out what to do. I decided the best thing I could do was just plan one day at a time. Since I really have no motivation, I was getting overwhelmed with the daunting reality of a week's workouts. One reader told me to focus on just 20 minutes at a time. I thought that was brilliant. Twenty minute workouts go by so quickly and I immediately thought to myself, "I could do that!"

Well I am happy to report that since Monday's post not only have I done Insanity workouts but I actually ran! Well I ran two miles at a VERY slow pace, but hey at least I was out here doing something. So how do I feel after after not doing anything for a few weeks? SORE!! Of course I did not miss that but I did miss the adrenaline rush after a great workout. Not sure how tomorrow will go but like I said I am taking it one day at a time. Eventually I'll look back and see how hard I worked to get back to being my old self. 

Being a blogger is kind a weird concept for me to grasp still. It's hard to explain to people what exactly it means to be a blogger.  When I first started it was like the first day of school. You know when you want to meet new friends but scared others won't like you? That's how I felt. I wanted to be a part of this blogger community and feel welcomed. I didn't want to be the loaner that no one talks to.

Well I will say fellow bloggers have been nothing but kind, inspiring, and my cheerleaders during this slump of mine. They have been giving me great advice and tips on how to get over this. I may not have a workout or running buddy in San Diego yet, but I know that my blogger friends are there if I need some support. It's a great feeling. I can't thank this community enough for being so open to new bloggers and for showing such great support. 

Other places you can find me:
Instagram: fitwanderlustrunner
Twitter: fitwrunner
Bloglovin': fitwanderlustrunner

I am linking up with Amanda from Running with Spoons


  1. I definitely agree about the awesomeness that is the blogging community! I swear that I'm closer with some of my blogger friends than I am with my RL friends, mostly because we can relate on that whole other level. But it's a nice feeling to be able to open up and receive so much support and advice when you need it :)

    1. I couldn't agree with you more Amanda! :)

  2. Woohoo!! So glad you've been working out :) we're here to support you!!

  3. aw, we got you girl!! hoping you get your groove back soon! at least you've got SUN!!

    1. Thanks Mar! Very true, hope it gets warmer for you guys over there!