First I would just like to say that my google reader is so full and that I apologize I’m behind on all of my favorite blogs. Second, I am amazed at all the hard work that goes into my favorite blogs and the dedication to producing a good product. My reader is filled with so many awesome woman sharing fitness, health, and food advice that I’m looking forward to dedicating my Sunday catching up! All of these blogs got me thinking about my own blog, and what I want to achieve with it. I marvel at so many recipe filled blogs and the amazing food that is posted! I wish I could cook like Angela at Oh She Glows or master the gluten free side of life like the Pure2Raw Twins or even have the cutest family/best way to cook for a family like Mama Pea or take awesome photos like Ashley at the Edible Perspective. I find great inspiration at LizAshlee.com and awesome fitness advice from Courtney and Katie.
It can be a little overwhelming sometimes with so many incredible blogs but with that said, I have decided to set a clear focus for my blog. My blog has been all over the place with topics and I will continue to blog about my life and what interests me, but I would like to focus more on fitness, healthy habits, and happiness. I absolutely love cooking and I enjoy finding a great recipe but I do not have the gift of creating one, or the quality camera as well as the talent of photographing food. Don’t get me wrong, you will see photos of my favorite foods on the blog, just not the “recipe book type”.
I am going to try my best to post more about quality fitness and the benefits of working out. I also want to stress the importance of healthy eating habits vs “diets” as well as finding happiness/balance in your healthy lifestyle. I hope to be a positive voice (I’m sure I’ll have my not so positive moments as well) and offer a healthy point of view from a dancers perspective and the pressure that business brings. This has been on my mind lately and I’m not exactly sure why, but I question if the entertainment business is where I should be. As a dancer, we are expected to keep our bodies in great condition as well as maintain a figure fit for the stage. Many are blessed with a strong sense of confidence and this pressure does not effect them as deeply, but for others, it can be rough. For me, I feel like I land in the middle of those two planes. I am a strong, independent woman, but I constantly have “body” on my mind. My goal over the next few months is to change those thought patterns and be a voice for many in the same spot. I do not suffer with a life threatening disorder and I marvel at the many posts I’ve read regarding recovery and their courage, but I hope to help myself as well as others in similar, less serious situations. Focusing too much on numbers, inches, how a costume does or doesn’t fit, and hating pictures, is no way to enjoy life. I’d rather focus on my family, friends, and what I love to do!
I’m excited for a new start and a clear focus for my readers. Thanks for your patience with such a “wordy” post and I welcome any suggestions you may have!