Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Selfish Blogging

Tonight, I was at my weekly get-together-to-sing-a-little-and-talk-A-LOT night with my girlfriends. It was the first time we've gotten together since before Christmas, and it was great. It's our "singing practice," but we didn't even sing a single note tonight. We talked, and laughed, and relished in the beauty of away-from-home-and-kids time.
Four of us are pregnant, and listening to the two that are still in their first trimester made me SO GRATEFUL to have those 13 weeks of you know what behind me. All night vomit fests should be enough to force every woman to never have a second child, but somehow we forget.

One of my so-miserable-she-hasn't-washed-her-hair-in-five-days friends asked me how in the world I manage to keep working out when I'm pregnant. Honestly, when I wasn't feeling good for those few months, working out was the only thing that made me feel better.

A few nights ago, I was feeling sorry for myself. I had just watched Julie & Julia and was wondering why in the world I even write this silly fitness blog. I definitely don't have the knowledge or skills MizFit has, or the organization SimpleMom has, or the 365-day plan Julie Powell had.

But tonight, after talking to my lovely friends, I realized why I blog. I've started and failed at a lot of things in life. I've dreamed big dreams I've yet to accomplish. But I've somehow mastered the art of fitting fitness into my occasionally chaotic life. If I accomplish NOTHING else in a day, I can almost always (as long as the last two weeks don't count) say that I exercised in some way. And somehow, blogging about it keeps me motivated and accountable.

So for those of you who stop by and read what I have to say, thank you! YOU are my inspiration! I can't wait to share 2010 with you!

7 comments:

Marci & Marcus said...

Robyn, I don't know what I would do without FitMePink!!?? Well, that's a little dramatic, but I love it!!! We are all going through some of the same things and you know how to express it just perfectly for the rest of us!!!! I can't tell you how many times I've said, "well Robyn said" to do this or, "I read on Fit Me Pink" that you should do this, so keep on keeping on!!!!

Michael said...

You're welcome. (Ha ha ha.)

Sherry said...

I'm glad you are blogging! I look forward to spending 2010 with you & getting to you & getting "fit"!!

I have been tied up for 2.5 years with a my church job (RS Prez; know you'll appreciate that)...I am now free to take care of me! Can't wait!! (that would be me doing the happy dance...lol)

Sherry said...

meant to say "getting to know you"...sorry

Jer + Lu said...

I love your blog! Please don't stop!
My family's eating healthier than ever + I have 2 big races coming up this year.
Thanks for the motivation. Seriously!!

Trenda said...

Thank you for the shoe inserts you left on my door a while back. I haven't used them yet, because I am 14 weeks pregnant and just getting over the sickness and tiredness little by little. I plan on working out regularly again next week and trying out the inserts. Oh, and I love reading your blog and appreciate the advice and motivation. I have a membership to 24 hour fitness too. We should do a class together sometime if I can get up as early as you do! Thanks again!

Bonnie and Brian Wayne said...

Amen Sistah! And by the way - we totally need to do our blog swap we talked about! Lets make it happen :)