Finding Community

I can’t believe it’s been a week since I learned that my first-ever article in Birmingham Magazine was out on newsstands, and I haven’t let you know about it yet!

The June issue of Birmingham Magazine

I had the privilege of interviewing some local residents about their weight-loss blogs. These amazing individuals are Stephen Vinson at Who Ate My Blog?; Jen West at The Jen West Quest; and Will Nevin at Duct Tape Wedding Ring.

We talked about what inspired them to lose weight and why blogging was a great tool for them. They all felt accountability was the key, and I know from personal experience how important that is! Simply knowing that I want/need/have to discuss my journey on this blog keeps me from giving up. It doesn’t always help me succeed 100% of the time. That comes from me, inside my head and my heart. But the spark that keeps me trying? A big part of that comes from writing here as much as possible and from the feedback I get from readers.

There are plenty of times in my past where I’ve given up completely on trying to lose weight and get healthier. I’d go months without exercising or eating healthfully. While my weight has gone up and down over the past two years, I’m still down overall and, most importantly to me, I’m still trying. I’m still pushing myself and figuring out what works and simply not giving up!

What inspires you to not give up? I know these bloggers inspire me every day to try harder. Do you have people in your life who inspire you this way?

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About stellarfashionandfitness

I am Jennifer, a 35-year-old woman living in Birmingham, Ala., miles from my Northeast-based family and some of my closest friends, but loving the Magic City, my husband and the friends I’ve made here in the South. I’ve lived in nine different states, plus London, and worked for some top-notch publications (Southern Living, Women’s Wear Daily/W magazine) as a writer and copy editor. Now I am loving my role as assistant editor at a bass fishing magazine.
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One Response to Finding Community

  1. I am pretty new at this, but started a blog for the accountability, too. It seems to work, when I follow through and actually write the blog. Congrats on getting published in Birmingham Magazine. Too cool! I live in Bham too, and really like Birmingham Magazine.

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