No. Really, it's not a question at all. I am finding that this blog thing is great for me. Seeing others succeed and sometimes struggle is helping me immensely. I know I need to blog and frankly, I like it. I enjoy seeing comments when I get them. And, I do learn from them. Plus it's cool to think I have followers who are checking in on me. Keeps me accountable.
I guess my big question right now is when to share my blog w/ my close friends and family, mainly my husband. Just like the exercise and diet business, I've kept it just for me so far. At first, I didn't tell anyone I was dieting or exercising. Really that is partially because I really wasn't looking at it as a diet and partially because I didn't want to face my old nemesis FAILURE. But, now that I'm more comfortable with where I am in this process, I think I'm ready to let them in on my secret.
It's just how to do it and I don't want them to feel like I've been hiding it from them. I just needed some time to 1) see if I liked doing it and 2) see if I could figure it out. There are times when I feel really intimidated for no good reason. I had that same, "what if they laugh at me" feeling my first time in the gym. I just didn't want the people I care about most to think I was doing something foolish. Now I realize that if it makes me happy, I'm sure they'll understand because they love me.
On the subject of telling people what you're doing, my BFF and I had a conversation about that just last night. We were talking about using the Facebook links w/ our LoseIT app. We both decided we didn't want to turn ours on. She told me that usually she gets all excited about a new diet and motivated and she tells everyone she knows she's doing it. Which is good at first, but then she starts to feel pressure because they are expecting to see results and keep asking her how it's going. Sounds like that would be a good thing, but I can definitely understand what she means. That same thing has happened to me.
That's partially why I started out doing this alone and not really sharing it with people. I realize I have to find motivation within myself. There isn't any amount of encouraging words or suggestions or nice comments on my blog that will get me to eat right and exercise. I'm the only one that can do it.
So here I am. Doing it.
This blog is an accounting of my personal journey to find fitness. All the content on this blog should be read as a biographical piece of literature, not a medical resource. I am a physician, but I am in no way giving medical advice or establishing doctor patient relationships with my readers. I am simply keeping a diary. If you are starting a diet or exercise program or require medical evaluation or advice, please see your own family physician.