a blog conversation
I have a runner on my blog header.
“Living life one mile” at a time is the first part of my subtitle.
Since I was young I have been actively engaged in sports, fitness, and my own routine.
I workout or exercise 5 to 6 days each week.
(So this justifies my online stalking of Lululemon, right?
I claim this is a healthy living/ wellness blog.
But then I don’t post what my daily workouts are, how I exercise, or what my regimen is.
Recently I received a question about this and why I don’t post what I do.
So here are my thoughts on the subject.
“A Side of Simple” is my blog of my own living and aspirations to a balanced, healthy life. This could never equate to just how many calories are burned on the treadmill, whether or not I had too many spoonfuls of Nutella last night, or whether or not I had vegetables at all this weekend (week?).
Instead it’s my daily living. It’s how I conduct and present myself in public and in my personal life. It’s how many breaths I take to appreciate the special moments. It’s the time I spend cherishing the company of family and friends (in-person and virtual).
Also, running and “one mile at a time” apply to life in general, not just fitness. Whether it’s the miles I’ve traveled from one country to another, or the miles figuratively I run, walk, (crawl : i.e. pub crawl anyone?) each day, they are the miles that make up my personal journey.
I think that some bloggers and readers may get to comparing themselves too much to others or thinking, “well, so and so is training for this so I better train for this, too.” Or maybe thinking, “I better cut back on this,” etc. The list goes on and on. While one way it can work as inspiration or motivation, it can also play a part in self-scrutiny. This also goes for food and posting daily meals. I don’t post either because I don’t feel they are necessary for my blog nor are they what it is based around.
I’m in no way critiquing what others post. I love reading about every mile Janae’s tacks onto her life. I practically drool over Kath’s meal photos, which make me want to buy every bowl and place mat I see. I love following bloggers through their training schedules and reading their food diaries.
It’s just not a part of my blog.
We’re all part of the same “strive for a healthy life” party.
We all just celebrate in our own way.
What are your thoughts on the subject (both posting daily meals, daily miles, etc.)?
Do each of your posts follow a specific pattern or standard? Each one of posts are different. Some may be a recipe, others a random profession of my love for Cracker Barrel, and others just a recap of what I’ve been up to. It’s all a part of life, though, and for me about celebrating the simple things. Oh, and let’s not forget about clothes.
What is your posting style? It really depends on my mood and what I want to share. I love so many different blogs and their style. The best part is that no two could ever be exactly alike!