Last week I wrote that someone had recently asked me how long ago I was fat.  This question came about during a conversation regarding an experiment. A blogging and fitness experiment that I want you to all join in.  Since it has been over a decade since I started my journey, I thought it would be a great idea to share the thoughts and experiences of someone who is at the very beginning of their fitness journey.

The Great Fitness Blogging Experiment
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After all, who you are and how you think at the beginning is very different than who you are and how you think 12 years later.

My friend (and fellow #SGFTwitterChick) Linden wants to get healthy and fit. I help people get healthy and fit.  Linden is also a social media professional and a writer. It seems to be a perfect match.  I proposed to Linden that, in exchange for my guidance, she write and tweet about her journey.  I think a fresh perspective will be beneficial for not just you the reader, but for me as well.

Sometimes I have to remind myself that the things that are instinctual to me now felt impossible for me then. For example:

  • Running. Are you kidding me? Hated it when I was in school and never thought I would cross a 5K finish line.
  • Giving up Diet Coke. I had quite the habit and it was one of the last bad habits to go. For a long time that one soda a day kept me going through conference calls and never ending data mining.
  • Waking up at 5:30 am to workout. It has to get done right? If that’s the only time, then that’s the only time.
  • Food logging.  It was time consuming to start but what a revelation!

Starting in the next week or two, Linden will be sharing her thoughts and revelations with you, right here, on a regular basis. Our goal is to do this till the end of October as she prepares to run a half marathon and celebrate her 30th birthday. I’ve asked her not to sugar coat it, to keep it real, for better or worse.  I don’t know about you, but I very anxious to see what she says. My hope is that it will provide not only fresh insight for you but for me as well.  I want it to be motivation and inspiration for you. For me, I want the fresh perspective and feedback so I can the best fitness professional and coach that I can be.

Excited? Me too!

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