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Friends, Fitness and Other Stuff

I know that I mentioned that I’m working on a new blog, but when I start thinking about replacing this one with something else, I start wondering if it’s a good idea.  The name obviously doesn’t have the same meaning as it did when I started writing here, but it feels like me.

It’s always been about so much more than weight-loss.  It’s about the reasons that I gained weight in the first place, the reasons that I struggle so much to lose it.  It’s about finding happiness and peace and strength to do the things that scare me and invigorate me.  I’ve found a lot of that through God, family, friends and my church, but I don’t know if I’m ready to let go of something that has been such an important tool for my growth.

Kenlie and Friends

The truth is that if I knew how to give this blog the facelift that it needs, I’d simply do that.  I just don’t know much about the technical part of blogging, which is why it’s always been so simple here.  Maybe I should work on figuring that out (even though the other blog name is pretty awesome too.)

In other news, school has started again, and I can’t decide which classes to take.  I also decided that I wouldn’t drink anything at Starbucks this month until after I completed a workout.  It’s my home away from home, and I think it’ll work as pretty good motivation.

Last night while I was comfortably knitting on my sofa, the fire alarms went off in my building.  I put my sneakers on and walked from my floor to the ground floor (because we couldn’t use the elevators,) then I quickly walked up several flights of stairs in the parking garage to get to my car so I could leave.  My heart was pounding a little by the end, but I looked at it as a bonus workout.

Knitting

I’m looking forward to September because I love this time of year.  I made an exercise goal that has nothing to do with numbers, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it impacts my health.

Is anyone else starting a new semester?  Do you have any goals for the month?

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    Erin@LivingMadeHealthy
    September 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Long time reader, very seldom commenter…also we briefly met at FitBloggin in 2013 but I didn’t really introduce myself as a reader of yours. 🙂

    I just wanted to say, I did the same thing a few years ago. At least in a way, I felt like a new blog would change the way I felt about not succeeding at weight loss, maybe new blog would give me confidence, maybe I needed to be an anonymous blogger. I also felt like I couldn’t share it with my friends and family because my title had my name in it, and it felt too personal. First I started another blog, but I felt like I had already poured my heart and soul into my original blog so I went back to the first one and it still didn’t feel right. So then I changed the name and bought my url. For a long time that felt right.

    But now again it doesn’t feel right. I’m a new mom, and I want to write about so much more than weight loss or healthy living, but does that mean I need to change my blog name? I’ve approached the topic with readers and friends that read my blog, and they all say the same thing…they come to read what I say. It doesn’t matter what the title is. So I just write what I want to write, I guess with a “healthy or weight loss” undertone.

    Just though I’d share my experience. In the end I think it all matter about how you feel! 🙂 good luck, I know its tough when you have been pouring yourself into something for so long but it just doesn’t feel right.

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      Kenlie
      September 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      I think that the new name is much more fitting, but I don’t like the idea of deleting this one. Keeping both seems silly. I just can’t decide…still. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who goes through these things.

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    Lance
    September 3, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I like blogs that are content driven. I rarely frequent blogs that are nothing more than self promotion for marketing deals. Your style if writing makes it fun to read and most topics are real world issues that we all face but don’t always talk about.

    School, ugh I just started a new semester, I’m working on my M.B. A. And I’m taking Marketing Management and an Accounting course.

    I struggle to find time to work out, but that’s not my #1 problem, my problem is a consistent good diet. I tell myself this one thing won’t hurt but the truth is the culmination of those one things negate any exercise I am doing. 🙁

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    Steelers6
    September 3, 2014 at 11:01 am

    My DAUGHTER started college recently. Wow. (& I’m doing ok so far, incase you wondered.)
    It sounds like you are in a good place. Warms my heart.
    I guess the fire alarm was nothing too serious?
    Fall is coming, my friend! Cozy sweaters, pumpkin edibles & coffees, candles & decor, scarves, boots! Woo hoo. My daughter & I are both excited for all of that.
    The wreath & pumpkin are cool. Did you make the pumpkin? I want. You working on a scarf?
    Chrissy

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