Good morning and Happy Friday everyone!
I want to start today off with a bit of good news, and then send you off to read some great articles/posts that I’ve read lately. Honestly, I meant to write this post last night, in which case it probably would have been funnier, wittier, and just better all around, but I was exhausted and Project Runway hogged all of my attention. (Anyone else a Sonjia fan?) Sorry!
Anyway, on to the good news. One of my goals is to eventually get into the freelance world of fitness/health magazines, and to someday, in the very far future, write a book. Well my little tidbit of good news is my very first stepping stone in that direction, my friends! A small, local paper has asked me to write a health column for them!
ME? You want ME?
Granted, it is a small paper, but it’s something, right? I’m not going to lie, when I was contacted by one of the editors there was a small part of me that thought it was some kind of joke. It took me a few minutes to realize that yes, dummy, someone out there might actually want you to write for them! I’m extremely nervous about it, because other than crappy school essays and minor research, I’ve never written for anyone else besides myself. On my blog, I can say anything I please. I can even swear!ย But writing for someone else, for another publication, is a whole other beast. I can’t just make up words and spill my stream-of-consciousness on the paper, I have to actually come up with something intelligent yet still entertaining for the readers.
Can I do it? Only time will tell! I submitted my first draft of a column already, so I’ll let you all know if the editors tear it apart like a pack of hungry wolves. ๐
And for that good news, I’m going to go ahead and give myself a High Five, in celebration of my friend Meg’s High Five Friday! (Because self high-fives are fun sometimes)
And now on to the link love! Below are some great posts that I’ve come across lately. Some of them are from earlier this summer, but I love them anyway. So if you haven’t checked these out yet, make sure you do now, I promise they’re all worth your while!
Are You Fitness by Alli McKee. This article from the new Girls Gone Strong webpage is just pure genius, and a must read for all you ladies out there!
Intermittent Fasting: How and Why A Food Lovin Girl Chooses Not To Eat by Neghar Fonooni. I’ve been tossing around the idea of seriously trying IF, just for the fun of it. This is a great, if lengthy, recap of why, how she does it, and even a food/training schedule. If you’re interested in IF, check this out!
Zombie Survival Workout from Roger Lawson. Just for shitz and giggles… and becuase we all know the zombie apocalypse is coming.
6 Keys To A Successful Fitness Blog from Tony Gentilcore. For any of you out there looking to start a fitness blog, or for those of us who have them and are looking to improve, great points here! And don’t forget to also check out part 2 of this post, found here.
What If I Don’t Want To Lift Heavy? from Nia Shanks. I know I talk a lot about lifting heavy on this blog, but it certainly isn’t theย only way to stay fit for everyone. This post is a great piece with some perspective on the heavy lifting style of training and why it may or may not be best for everyone.
There you have it. Some great news, great reads, and just like that it’s almost the weekend! I’m off to spend my weekend in NYC, so maybe I’ll hit you all up with some great food pics when I return on Monday. (Because we all know that the only thing I do when I go to NYC is eat. And eat, and eat…. ) Until next time!
What are you up to this weekend? Have you written for any publications other than your blog? Were you nervous the first time you did so? What do you think of these articles, do any of them really speak to you?ย