Wow. I have read blogs where someone says “I’m back, sorry for the break!” and thought, they were gone a really long time.
Yeah, not quite like this.
I am not sure exactly what I am doing back here, typing up into WordPress, but I think it’s a good thing. I have been missing this outlet for my writing. But I haven’t missed spending a ton of time on the computer. Because, you see, I felt overwhelmed with life in general, and so to cope I pulled back. Way back. I stopped blogging. I stopped tweeting. I stopped posting on my personal Facebook. I cancelled this blog’s Facebook page. I needed to have some air.
And do you know what? It didn’t really help. I mean, not checking Facebook was (and still is) a great relief. I like people a whole lot more when I am not reading the minutiae of their every waking hour. And I liked finally not feeling obligated to post, or comment, or tweet.
So why am I back?
Well, it’s 2015. I need a bit of a fitness “push” – and so when I saw there was a new online challenge, I decided to give it a shot. I mean, I already have a blog, I have a Twitter account, so I figured it wouldn’t take much more for me to join a challenge for some accountability.
So here goes.
I’ve joined the Fit Approach #NoExcuses challenge. Maybe it will work, maybe not. Either way I hope that I will enjoy getting back into a tiny online presence, without it sucking up too much of my time or energy. My friend Paula did this MadLib and I thought it was cute, so here goes my version!
Hey 2015, it’s me RunningUnplugged (nickname, spirit animal, real name, blog name)
This year I would like to run 1000 miles (I ran 774 last year), minimize stress, and enjoy life.
It would also be super duper awesome if I also spend more time playing with my kids this year. It’s not a resolution, though, just a reminder to myself to try and have the best year yet because who doesn’t want the best year yet?
The thing I am looking forward to most this year is celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary with my husband.
I’ll use the one thing that truly gets me out of bed in the morning which is coffee to help me get up, get running (verb) and get after my #NoExcuses 2015.
Speaking of excuses (ahem), my very favorite excuse is I am too tired, I just want to chill and I have used it to get out of doing anything but knitting and reading on more than 999 (number) occasions.
I vow to move my body and be more healthy this year even if it means I have to get up early or work out after the kids go to bed.
Even if my alarm clock gets eaten by the dog in the middle of the night, I’ll still wonder how a dog got into our house.
I will stop blaming the aliens [ex: kids, dog, husband] for eating the rest of the chocolate when everyone knows it was really me.
My family [job, hair, car, husband, kids] are not the reason I make excuses. I will show my family [same as before] who’s boss this year and get my run [type of sweaty activity] on.
I know that Pilates [type of workout] is better than chocolate (but it’s really close) [noun]
I will reward myself by sleeping in on Saturdays (when there’s no soccer, baseball, or other kids’ activities…)
Want to join the fun? It’s easy, just…
- Copy the MadLib above
- Fill in the blanks with your own answers
- Tag 3 friends to share how they’ll make 2015 the year of #NoExcuses!
Tag, Tweet, shout-out, call, text, fax or email 3 friends to take this survey and share how they will have a #NoExcuses 2015. Remind your friends to simply fill in the underlined parts!
PS: Click here to join #NoExcuses.