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Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Ok 2016, let’s do this.

Being away from the real world (and quite literally as Australia is FAR away from my current real world), I pondered blogging quite a bit. So often harping on about sensible long-term changes to your diet and exercise seems so pointless as the masses are still fed article after article, book after book about special quick-fix diets and exercise plans that target “problem areas” or “get you a six-pack in 3 weeks”. The world is drowning in BS! Have you heard about the latest “miracles” of the Pegan diet and the Sirt food diet?

Seriously. Some days I have no strength left to talk about these things anymore.

Getting healthy isn’t that complicated – you’ve got to find a way (or two, or three) to move that you enjoy (yes, it is possible, despite reading in the latest fitness column in the Evening Standard that “But obviously, exercising is a miserable pursuit.”) AND you have to gradually try to cut down on the amount of processed food you eat (includes most supermarket bread & breakfast cereals by the way). Read this awesome post by Gymbags & Gladrags about how to start eating healthily for a bit more information ;)

So do I keep on blogging? I don’t know right now for sure.

I have to say the type of blogging that has always appealed to me and that I did for years and years when I was a mummy blogger is just to ramble about my life. Health and fitness blogs these days are all so freaking scientific and professional though… But then again – I’m never going to be a professional blogger so maybe I should just forget about everyone else and write whatever the heck I want, hoping someone other than my mother will find it useful/interesting.

Thoughts, people? If I just wrote about my eating, my exercising (and that will include LOT of Crossfit stuff), the major daily juggling act of fitness/work/mothering and throwing in an occasional photo of me in a bikini (because I’m turning 40 this year and if I don’t throw in these photos now and again now, then WHEN? ;) – would that be enough to keep you visiting?

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  • Triin Thursday, 7 January 2016 at 11:05

    It would absolutely be enough!

  • Kishha Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 22:19

    Yes! It’s your blog write what you want. I enjoy it. I’m also a mummy juggling family, work, running and crossfit.

  • Tikker Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 21:12

    My favourlte blogs are about ramble of life. Just write about whatever is on your mind. That’s always the best topic :)

  • Scallywag Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 20:59

    I would still visit! I love you as a blogger (and dare I say it… role model)- loving your movement, eating like a healthy but NORMAL human, and rocking abs ;-)

    I say keep at it, I’ll keep reading.

  • Alice Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 20:17

    Yes, in a word! I love your healthy sporty stuff, and obviously the juggle is definitely of interest to me :)

    • MrsB Thursday, 7 January 2016 at 14:42

      Some days I think it’d be easier to be single – one less person to tend to :)

      (Although I have to say that thankfully my husband is actually a very self-sufficient and independent person, if I had to pack his lunches or iron his clothes I would go nuts.)

  • Ingrid Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 19:40

    I would definitely miss reading your posts if you decided to stop blogging. Your blog has not only provided information about things that I find interesting like sports and fitness and food and life in general but it has also been a great source of inspiration on the days when I don’t really feel like dragging myself off the counch. All the sciency pro sites would just be too much then but your enthusiasm, be it then for Crossfit or bouldering (which I actually tried out because you made it sound like fun, which it was!) or anything else is usually enough to give me an appetite to go and do things myself. Thank you for that!

    • MrsB Thursday, 7 January 2016 at 14:41

      So good to hear you tried bouldering!

  • Noel Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 17:58

    If you enjoy doing it then yes, please continue, you have an audience ready and waiting. If you no longer get pleasure from it then drop it and spend your time doing something you would enjoy more. No one will hate you for that. (But we might miss you a bit)

  • Lasouth Tuesday, 5 January 2016 at 16:46

    Yes! Yes it would! Normal people like reading about normal people of a similar age, trying to stay fit and look after themselves whilst juggling everything else! Don’t go! x