Thursday, April 7, 2016
Hey y'all! Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a wonderful day and week! The weekend is just a stone's throw away, so can I get a big yay for that?! I know I'm super excited about this weekend for many reasons! But more on that next week, today I'm super excited to share something that is relatively new in my life but has really got me passionate about it!
For the past four or so years I've struggled with getting and staying healthy. And when I say I struggled, I mean it was a struggle. I'll be the first to admit that trying to lose weight and becoming healthy is hard. One of my biggest issues is staying motivated when it seems quite literally impossible to lift another weight or the scale doesn't want to budge. And in those moments, I felt like my personal confidence was the lowest it has ever been. So I began to wonder how everybody else did it?! What gave them the confidence to continue through the struggle and come out the other end with a success story?! After a few Pinterest searches for some new at home workout ideas, I stumbled on an amazing community that gave me the answers I had been missing.
|Throwback to Summer 2013 when I was doing Insanity for fitness|
One of the main things that drew me into LG's fitness world is her personal confidence and how she shares it with all the girls that stumble across her website. She has created a whole community of #LGSisters that pretty much embody everything that confidence means to me. This is a community that is super supportive of each other! I couldn't believe how much love I felt when I began posting with the #LGAccountability hashtag on Instagram. Every member is proud of their success and not afraid to congratulate other when they've achieved goals as well!
If you find yourself in a similar situation where making progress towards your goals seems impossible, don't be afraid to seek out the encouragement of others. Having that community environment is one of the best places to share your struggles, express your desires and be proud of your successes! Confidence doesn't come overnight but with a little work and a supportive community like the LG community, you can make the changes you want to see!
I'm sure that the LG community isn't the only supportive [fitness] community around! What groups do y'all belong to that boost your confidence? (It doesn't have to only be about fitness either!)
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Why hello there! Long time, no chat, right?! Well that will all change now! I have been doing quite a bit of brainstorming and mental changing of American Honey. I know personally I felt like I was all over the place and just couldn't focus in previous months. I can't imagine how y'all felt trying to read my little place on the interwebs.
So in the time that I've taken off from physically writing posts, I began brainstorming about American Honey. I really tried to focus on what AHB means to me and what I want it to mean to y'all. And finally I've come up with my purpose!
When I started blogging many years ago, I told myself my purpose was to connect with other people and to help somebody somewhere. Well, over the past three years, I've certainly connected with a lot of wonderful people and I'm so happy about the connections I've made. However I'm not sure I really fulfilled the helping somebody somewhere part. I made that goal too broad. I didn't really know how I wanted to help when I first started American Honey.
So let's fast forward to this past month. I had been thinking about how I really needed to write for the blog but I just didn't want to because I didn't know what I should write about. I had been researching a mission statement and trying to come up with what kind of help I waned to provide to that "somebody somewhere". And then it happened. On a random Tuesday I was talking with a coworker (about something totally unrelated to anything blogging or about anything in our personal lives for that matter) and I had an epiphany... I want to help others build their confidence.
The more I thought about it, the more it resonated with me. I wanted to help others with their confidence much like so many great women in my life had helped me build my confidence. To me being confident is such an important part of my life, I can't wait to start blogging more about it and wonder why I hadn't thought of it sooner!
So what does that mean to y'all? Well hopefully you'll know what you're coming to American Honey to read! It will be packed with everyday life and how to live it confidently! You will still see many of my favorite (and hopefully yours too!) topics such as workouts and health talk, recipes, fun stuff with NPG, crafts and a few other odds and ins that pop up every now and again!
I can't wait to start out refreshed on my journey with American Honey and hope y'all are just as excited as I am! As always many thanks to my loyal readers for your continued love and support!
Common Discussions: Confidence