My company brings in tons of interns each summer and it's great because it brings new blood and fresh perspective. Today I was talking to one of them and the subject of blogs came up and he said he used to keep one, but it had just become a rant and he gave it up. I said, "Well, you could make it private and just keep it as a personal journal." He smiled and said, "Isn't that what actual journals are for?"
He's right, but I am crap at journaling. In fact, I have bought no fewer than 20 journals in 10 years in hopes that one day I would be capable of putting pen to paper on a regular basis. Instead, it's a collection of 3 page tomes that are completely incoherent. But with blogging, it has some how clicked and other than being uber busy or sick, I am capable of committing to this - yea me!
Anyway, right before the end of this conversation, he asked, "What do you blog about?" Oddly, I hesitated. I wanted to answer in a paragraph, for some reason, when I know a sentence would do. So, I self-edited, and said, "My blog is called "Get Healthy with Kate Garner" and I write about my journey to losing weight again."
Succinct is good, but I felt like I wasn't really selling what I write about. I talk about food and life and family and exercise and doctors and all of the things that are life as an overweight person. In other words, this is indeed a journal, but not the kind collecting dust in my overloaded closet in the office at home. LOL.
So, do you blog? What do you blog about? Does it give you a different angle on your life?
It really has changed how I look at my life. Every day I hash out exactly how I have done and yes, sometimes I struggle to put key to post because being honest can be painful. But then I have it out and I can look back to see how far I have come and that is motivating.
As for actual health related things today - I worked out with Gwyn at the YMCA Healthy Living Center. I forgot my sports bra, so there were no bouncing exercises. ;) We did my lower body today and then core. There were some tough points, but I just had to breath better, which is a weak point for me.
Gwyn has sworn to beat me down tomorrow because I am not going to be able to workout Thursday and Friday and maybe not over the weekend either, we will see. What is that about? Well, I am having exploratory surgery around my uterus. I have been in pain for about 8 months now. Initial tests have been inconclusive, so they have no choice but to make an incision and go inside for a look.
I am sure it is nothing, but I will have to rest until my body heals enough to jar it with a workout again. Anyway, I need to finish work. More tomorrow.
Yours in Health,