Blogging for me is not about the likes, the perfect photo, or the number of followers I have, I do it because I love it. I love to write. For as long as I can remember I have loved writing. Whether it was a birthday card, a thank you note, or a blurb in someone's Year book, writing has always been an outlet for me.
I started blogging back in college for a reporting class in 2012. I signed up for the class because when I grew up, I wanted to be Erin Andrews. During my childhood, my favorite channel was ESPN, my favorite magazine was sports illustrated & my role model was Erin Andrew's. Who am I kidding all those things are true today. Little did I know then that this reporting class would spark an entirely new passion & hobby… Blogging!
I was told in school that I was a good and expressive writer, that I had “voice” but when it came to writing an informative essay or reporting just the facts… mmmm… I didn’t get quite the same reviews. I tended to ramble and get too wordy instead of just getting to the point. That's when I realized reporting wasn't for me. I don’t like simply stating the facts & getting down to the nitty gritty. I like elaborating & making my words dance and sing while I type away on my computer. Blogging and magazine writing are two forums that are perfect for me. They allow me to be me!
In 2016 I relaunched my blog Fit Meets Fab with an entirely new design. I decided to hone in on the audience that I wanted to reach (busy people on the go who struggle to continue their healthy habits in the real world). Maintaining a healthy and balanced life on the go has become my specialty.
My traveling background comes from years of youth sports, college athletics, my own career in nonprofit work, and now my husband's professional baseball career. We live in 3 cities throughout the year, in the spring and summer months we travel a ton, somehow through all the hotels, airports, bus rides, eating out, and celebrations, I've maintained a healthy way of life. I exercise daily, I eat “real whole foods”, and I've dedicated my blog to helping others do the same.
I blog about health and wellness because I feel like the world is always looking to lose weight or jump on the new fad diet or juicing trend and I am sort of over it. I've become such a wellness junkie that part of my day usually consists of reading books, articles and blogs on the latest health research and trends. It's not always about what you eat or how you exercise, health is about so much more. Family, faith, emotions, skin, hair, food & fitness all play into one’s overall health and wellness. Everyone's version of "healthy" is different. That's the beautiful thing about life. We are all different and we are all put on this earth for a purpose. Blogging has given me a purpose to share my thoughts and views on how I define health.
I personally feel the healthiest when I am comfortable in my own skin, when I am drinking a lot of water, when I am smiling & happy, when I am calm, when I'm eating a big green salad with something sweet for dessert, when I have me time, and when I am laughing with family and friends. This is when I am the healthiest version of myself. It's not when I'm cutting sugar, gluten, dairy & exercising until I no longer can move. Just visit my post from when I had Rhabdomyolysis. That's the furthest from healthy that I have been.
So, I challenge you to define health for yourself. When do you feel the healthiest? I'd love to know!