Monday, November 9, 2009

Let's try this again...

Once again I am entering the world of blogging. I have always liked the idea of keeping a journal or diary, but I haven't been good about keeping it for long. There must be 10 various lock-and-key varieties in a shoebox in my parents' basement that are half-filled with scribbles about my friends, they boys I "loved," or rants about bad days. About 5 years ago, my friends turned me on to blogging because it would be a way to keep in touch while we were away at college. They turned it into a catalog of drunken pictures and outrageous party stories that I just couldn't live up to.

Now, I'm at it again. Not for my friends, but for myself. I'm at a stressful point in my life and have been doing some reading about how keeping a journal helps some people with their stress. This, I am hoping, will help me deal with things better.

I have chosen the title "Motivating Me" because I am starting an adventure into the world of running and weight-loss. There is a Half-Marathon that my husband and his sisters are running next summer that I would like to participate in. Through this blog I am going to keep track of my training and weight-loss goals as I work through a variety of programs designed to get my ass off the couch and out into the world. I will need all the motivation I can get because I'm not the best at motivating myself (hence the shoebox of half-filled diaries). Any words of encouragement or advice that you could offer would be appreciated.

Well...Off I go...

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the blog world! While I am relatively new to it myself I really have enjoyed following other people and hearing their stories - it is so motivating and inspiring. Good luck with your goals!