Thursday, January 24, 2013

Why I'm Blogging

I know, I know...

You need another friend to start a health and fitness blog like you need a hole in the head. Well, tough shit. I'm training for a 70.3 triathlon in August and I plan on complaining about it.

Here are my top 5 reasons why:

1) It can make you famous - a couple years ago my dear friend and business parter Jennifer Roe started her blog and not only did she lose 100 lbs and become an inspiration to many but she met an amazing group of virtual friends who have now become real friends. That lead to the formation of a Rangar team that lead to the filming of a movie. During the filming of said movie she had a nervous breakdown at 3:00 am in my rainbow tutu and trust me, a year from now Jen will be famous. 

2) You can get free stuff - My blogger friends get free stuff to review all the time. Jennifer (again) and Linda both got these cool things for "that time" of month. 

and Linda got this gizmo so she can pee while standing up!

Who doesn't want a free pStyle urination device!?! 

3) You get a public platform to act like a goofball - I know that might not sound exciting to most but anyone who knows me will understand. Rather than explain I submit the following collage of race pics as evidence. 

Yes, I did run a race dressed as a bath loofah.

4) You (me in this case) will probably lose weight - Keeping publicly accountable helped my role models in their success. Check out what they've done!

Katie's Story Here

Lealah's Story Here

Jennifer's Story Here

Linda's Story Here

Jen's Story Here

Carly's Story Here

John's Story Here

Okay, my dog doesn't have an inspiring story but there
was extra space and she's fun to look at.

and last but not least...

5) It can change your life - Read through the amazing blogs out there like Katie's or Meredith's and you'll feel empowered and motivated. They are living examples that you can do anything you put your mind to. They say blogging helped keep them accountable. I think they both have it in them to have done it anyway but I sure am glad they are sharing their journeys. 

Okay! My first blog is complete. Figuring out this blogger stuff took too long and I skipped my workout. Thanks to my new found accountability I'll have to double up tomorrow. 

Over and out...


  1. Awesome blog, Angela!! Excited to follow your journey!! Hope someone from Softcup bestows you with that honor too! :-)

    1. Ha ha! I was kind of hoping for one of the pee pee things.

    2. yeah. actually that thing really rocked! lol

  2. I can NOT wait to read all about your training antics. Will you be including all the "love" you have for your killer trainer as well?

    1. Week one has been challenging yet fun but makes me scared for the future. I'm going to put a pic of Jen's abs on my fridge door as inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Francie! I just downloaded your book to my iPad. Can't wait to read it. :-)

  4. Yay! I've been waiting for a good tri blog. I can't wait to hear about your training!

    1. Ah, no pressure there. Thanks Kelly :-)

  5. I was about to get frustrated that I did not realize you had a blog! I feel a lot better finding out that it's new! Great post and I LOVE the collage! :D

    1. You guys inspired me to start one.

  6. love this!!! love you girl :) welcome to the wonderful world of living on display.