healthy living blogger

Posted: August 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm

I’ve had quite a few things come to my attention that could easily define me as a healthy living blogger. It never ceases to amaze me how blogging has become such a key component of my life in the past 7 months. I love the community and the fulfillment it brings me. Who cares if it leads to a few quirks along the way?

Five Quirks that tell me I’m a Healthy Living Blogger

1 - My birthday wish list. I will be celebrating another year of life gone by a week from tomorrow (Aug 23). The other day Peter asked what I would like for my birthday. I told him nothing since not too long ago I received the mother of all material presents – my dSLR camera. Nevertheless, images of sugarplums fitness/blogging gear began running through my head.


A macro lens for the camera, Insanity DVDs, TurboFire DVDs, or a Garmin. You can call me crazy because 75% of my wish list revolves around items I can’t even use for around another 6 months.  I know I’m insane. After all, I know my birthday wish list item for next year even. A trip to the Healthy Living Summit 2011. If they have another one? I can be hopeful.

2 – Having a green monster…followed by birthday cake. I live my life by the belief everything works in moderation. Which is why I don’t have to feel guilty for eating a decent slice of birthday cake at a friend’s child’s 1st birthday party yesterday.

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The Green Monster I had post Power class balances it out perfectly you know. Nutritious + indulgent. There’s always room for both in a healthy life. 

3 – I no longer feel odd taking pictures of my food. I’m not shy to bust out the big camera out in public restaurants. Who cares if the waiter gives me a confused look when he comes up to the table and I am playing America’s Next Top Model with my food. I need to get quality shots of my dinner. This girl has priorities!


4 - “I should blog about that” is a recurring thought in my head. I don’t think a day goes by where something catches my interest and my immediate thought process doesn’t include the blog. Open your eyes and you can find blogging material anywhere. It helps me to see things in a new light as well. I don’t really plan much out. God just gives it to me somehow. He knows I wouldn’t be creative enough on my own. 😉 We’ll call the below my “thinking face”. No, I don’t know what I was actually doing here.


5 – I don’t mind getting up early to check comments and visit blogs. I have grown so close to so many in the community that waking up 1.5 – 2 hours before M to get writing, email catch up, and blog reading done doesn’t phase me. I want time with my darling one during the day, but know I couldn’t give up my precious blogging time either. I think she appreciates it. Blogging did lead me to Green Monsters and she is very appreciative of those.


She’s also appreciative of the review I get to do. Like the most recent one for Sesame Street e-books.

Over the past month, we have had complimentary access to the Sesame Street E-Books page. The site provides interactive learning to children, revolving around the Sesame Street characters. You can pick books on various topics – colors, foods (!!!), shapes, life moments, and more. Some of the books even have a recorded voice for kids to follow along to or coloring pages available for printing. I found Makenzie really enjoyed the site because, as much as I try to limit it, she does like watching TV. She showed interest in the e-books from seeing things on a screen, but I felt comfortable because they provided valuable learning. I really believe it helped her with her colors too! Overall, I would highly recommend this site to mothers. For a free trial e-book click the widget on my sidebar. Thanks, Swetha for giving us this opportunity!

  • What makes you a healthy living blogger?
  • What would be on your birthday wish list?
  • Be sure to check out the 30 Days of Self-Love challenge coming to my site in September! And don’t forget to let me know if you added my button or shared the challenge on your blog. 🙂


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