I started blogging tentatively, not quite knowing what I wanted this blog to be about.
In practice Bodycapable started out as a personal weight loss blog, but because I’ve always been very interested in physical fitness and wellbeing, that approach didn’t satisfy me for long.
It’s also important to me to have my writings backed by solid facts, so I decided to start educating myself about health and fitness topics. My readings have inspired many of my posts and also helped keep me motivated in my personal fitness journey.
I have made discoveries during my year of blogging: I rediscovered the joys of walking for fitness, I learned how to use pedometers for monitoring my physical activity and the importance of everyday physical activity for health and weight loss.
It doesn’t stop amazing me how much I have in common with people who I’ve never met and who live in another country. And I never stop learning something new.
Future Direction For Bodycapable
Internet is chock-full of great weight loss and fitness blogs written by fitness experts or young women in their twenties. While I love many of them, I often have trouble identifying with them. When you get older, your perspective changes (for the better!) – I’m not as interested in looking good, partying or achieving perfectionist goals than I was in my twenties.
That’s why I want to write for 35+ women who have full lives with jobs, families and other obligations and who may struggle to get back in shape. I also want to write to women who are already suffering from the adverse effects of physical inactivity, poor diet and failed weight loss attempts.
Losing weight is an important motivator, but I believe it’s a consequence of learning to take care of yourself by becoming physically active and learning to eat a balanced diet. Focusing on fast results and quick fixes doesn’t really help you make healthy lifestyle changes.
In my experience, making real lifestyle changes requires lots of patience and willingness to experiment – not suffering, crash diets or overly demanding workout regimes.
My Personal Progress
I’m a work in progress. At the moment I’m pretty happy with myself- my runner’s knee has finally healed and being physically active is a routine part of my life (and believe me, I’ve striven for that goal for years). I have also made progress toward my goal of fitting in my size 8 goal jeans (the goal I set for myself a year ago).