I nominated myself to be a contributing writer to the PriorFatGirl Blog. There are several writers for Jen's blog- all with amazing and inspiring stories of weight loss success and determination. Recently, they decided to open a hunt for a blogger Mom who is in the beginning of their weight loss journey and willing to share their story along they way of becoming a PriorFatGirl.
I've been a follower of the PriorFatGirl blog for awhile now and thought it would really be the perfect fit for me in terms of my story and journey. While I do blog about my weight loss adventures among other things here on Mixed Bag of Rant, this is an opportunity to be dedicated only to my weight loss journey including all of my successes, struggles and inspiration with a larger group of readers. I hear from SO MANY women that they can relate to my weight loss struggles, especially as it relates to being a mom. Lack of time, motivation, energy... the list goes on with all of the excuses why us moms find it hard to make exercise and healthy living a part of our lives.
Well, I made it to the semi-final round of "casting" so to speak to become a writer for PriorFatGirl and was asked to submit an introductory post about me and my story- you can click here to read it.
The final round is a voting round. The readers of PriorFatGirl will vote for the mom whose story they want to continue hearing about. I'm not posting this here today to ask for votes (no, seriously I'm not). I wanted to share with you if you are on a journey to healthiness, then you should really be reading this blog. Not only are the stories of the PriorFatGirls (and even a PriorFatGuy) inspirational, but they offer great healthy tips along the way not to mention they have some pretty dope merchandise available. So if, and only if, you like and can relate to my story, then by all means, I'd love your vote!
Regardless of whether I am voted to be the new Future PriorFatGirl Mom, I will continue on my healthiness journey as well as continue to write about it. There is something incredibly raw and humbling about putting yourself out there for the world to see. For the past four months, blogging about my experience has helped me to be accountable and allowed me to have even just the small sampling of success that I have accomplished to date. I feel as though if I fail now, I fail for the whole world to see.
Overall, I am excited to have made it to this final round with the PriorFatGirl blog. I love writing and am extremely thankful and humbled by the opportunity to support and encourage other moms out there who struggle with weight loss. I hope that I can always continue to let other moms out there know they don't have to do this alone.