How ’bout a resolution?

Once upon a time, I had a blog. It was called Count On Me for Life. I posted regularly and had a small but loyal following. Then I got depressed and felt like I just couldn’t blog anymore, so I shut it down.

It feels like ages since I’ve crawled out of that dark hole and made huge leaps in my mental and physical health. But that’s for another blog post. I’ve wanted to start blogging again for a while, but I wasn’t sure what to write about, then I was too busy.

2017 will be different. Some of the busy-ness has stopped. When I make goals, I stick to them. This year, I resolve to resurrect my love for blogging and keep it going. Twice a week. Here it is. Published, on the internet, for everyone to see. I designed a header. I made a list of about 30 blog topics to get me started. I’m ready.

This blog isn’t in its final form. I’ll add sections and headers and make it look more professional as I go along. This blog is just a baby.

What’s this blog about?

I’ve developed a passion for food, fitness and self-love in the past four years. I’ll tell you more about how that happened in another post, but for now, it’s enough to say I want to share and talk about what I’ve learned and what I’m still finding out. It’s about meal planning and nutrition and recipes and lifting and running and better body image and self-confidence and having a busy life.

This blog isn’t medical or fitness or mental health advice. I’m not a doctor or a dietitian or a personal trainer or a psychologist. I’m just a regular 30-something, work-from-home, married, cat-owning Wisconsin woman who is on this journey with you. And sometimes it’s nice to hear about how things actually worked (or didn’t work) for a regular person rather than how they’re supposed to work from an expert. I hope you’ll follow me.

I made some other resolutions

A few weeks ago, when I was thinking about my 2017 New Year’s resolutions, my only resolution was to resurrect and maintain my blog. Then I figured I could do better than that and added a few more. They’re fitness related, and besides making me feel proud of myself, they’ll give me something to write about. So here they are:

  • Complete two half marathons. Goal time: Less than 2 hours.
  • Complete Ragnar: Madison to Chicago. I’m all signed up and my team is ready! We assign legs in a few weeks.
  • Deadlift 250 lbs. That’s about double bodyweight. I deadlift regularly and pulled 225 lbs. two years ago, so I think that’s an attainable goal for me.

Maybe I’ll add more to this list as the year kicks off. Who knows. I think it’s a good start. What are your resolutions for 2017?

Stay fit,


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