Thursday, January 24, 2013
"I'm Afraid to Post this Blog" Blogger Challenge
I posted a blog last week-end called, "I'm Afraid to Post this Blog." I talked about some of my personal challenges and it was scary for me to put it all out there. If you missed it, I invite you to check it out here.
I almost couldn't believe the outpouring of support. So many people wrote to say that they were just like me. I can't even express how refreshing it was to read all the reminders that we are not alone in our personal struggles.
We are all human. Who are we trying to kid with all this perfection bullshit?
In my post I invited other bloggers to share their own, "I'm Afraid" blogs. I am so impressed with these brave women (no men, interesting) who were willing to come clean in the name of transparency. Please check out these great posts from bloggers sharing the things they might otherwise be afraid to tell you.
Fit and Fat: The Secret I Keep about Being Hungry from One Lovely Run
Let's Get Real Here from Couch to Ironwoman
Good Enough from Running Away with Myself
Am I a Hypocrite? from Love Life Surf
Becoming Transparent: The 'I'm Afraid to Post This' Mission from Project Girl Get Fit
Pity Party of One: Your Table is Ready from Never Ever Been Skinny
I'm Afraid to Post This Blog from Carpe Diem Crystal
Today I was the slowest runner at my new team’s practice from Running to Race
I'm Afraid to Post This Blog from Melissa Running It
Thankful Thursday: Stretchmarks from Rise.Run.Mom.Repeat
Fighting the Fear from It's All About the Journey
My Story of Darkness from Evelin Runs
Let's Go Ahead and be Vulnerable from The Almost Vegan
Baggage from Smilin4Sugar
I'm Afraid to Post This Blog: Dun Dun Dun from Sneakers and Fingerpaints
I'm Afraid to Post This Blog from Jacqueline Gonzales
I'm Not Perfect from Muddy Mommy
If you are a blogger I invite you join in with me on the "I'm Afraid to Post This Blog,"challenge . What are you afraid to share with your readers? I think it is important to portray a transparent, real world, real life, fitness journey complete with our faults and struggles. Even the most famous, most fit, most compelling blogger has some areas of imperfection in their lives. When we share our imperfections, it goes a long way in showing others that perfection is not the goal, or even reality. I believe that steady progress, growth, and a well-rounded healthy lifestyle is the goal, complete with all internal struggles that go along with being a human being.
Who is in? I'll link back to your blog posts here if you decide to share your own, "I'm Afraid to Post This Blog." Just submit your post to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is not too late. Send me your post and I will add it. Men? Where are you?
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