Do I Motivate You? A Request for HONEST Feedback

I have to admit, that I often struggle to find things to write about here. Yes, there are so many, many things that impact one ‘s health, fitness and motivation, and trust me, I want to write about all of those things. I want to share all of that scientific knowledge I gained in my years of schooling with you, so that you can step back, ponder what I ‘ve written and find a way for that to motivate you, and help you.

Are Bloggers Role Models?

On the other hand ” I want to keep my blog real ” I want to be informative without telling you “This is how it needs to be done . I want to share my experiences, including my ups and downs because the journey to health never ends and occasionally resembles more of a battle than a journey. I want to write in a little more anecdotal style ” less like a magazine, because honestly, if you wanted to read a magazine article, then you would probably pick yourself up a copy of Shape magazine, right?


Today Mizfit (whom I absolutely love and adore) had a great article on her blog called “Are Bloggers Role Models? . I personally think that yes, bloggers are certainly influential. Don ‘t believe me? Look at all of the PR firms and brands trying to work with bloggers ” if blogging wasn ‘t influential, then they would completely ignore us all. Does that make us role models? Of that I ‘m not really sure.

As a result of Mizfit ‘s post, I ‘ve been thinking about Fitness Cheerleader, what I write about, and what YOU get out of my blog. It ‘s also gotten me to thinking about what my goals are when writing here, and how I can accomplish those goals. I ‘m not talking about my own personal health and fitness goals either.

I want to be motivating and inspiring. I want you to read a post and think to yourself “That thing I want to accomplish, well I CAN do that . One of the things I ‘ve learned in all of the touchy/feely (soft skill) courses I ‘ve had to take for my IRL job, is that in order to improve, you need to ask for feedback. So I ‘m asking you …

1. Have I motivated you?
2. Have you learned anything from me?
3. What can I do to improve?
4. Which of my posts have you liked the most?
(I know which ones bring in the most search engine traffic, but that doesn ‘t really indicate which posts you ‘ve liked).
5. And lastly, what other bloggers motivate you?
(I ‘m looking for more great reads, because another thing I ‘ve learned is that modelling the skills you like in others is another way to improve).

Hit me up in the comments and let me know what you think, ok? (Or if you ‘re feeling shy, send me an email through my contact form ” I won ‘t publish your feedback ” I promise!!).


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  • Greta
    October 12, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Well. I think you know that you have motivated me. My favorite post? Ha ha. The one that you wrote for me personally!!

    I think there are lots of other people on Mamavation and other places that would love to have you write plans for them too. It’s confusing and it helps to have someone who is experienced tell you EXACTLY what to do!!

    I don’t follow a lot of blogs, but this lady is pretty inspirational:

  • Steph aka Fit Mom in Training
    October 15, 2010 at 9:15 am

    You totally motivate me! And inspire and shock and awe me! You’re fantastic. I pretty much enjoy all your posts because they’re honest and they don’t talk down to people.
    I’ve learned that pregnancy doesn’t mean sedentary.
    I don’t think you need to improve. I like what I read 🙂
    I can’t name just one or two bloggers who motivate me…seriously there are so many. That’s what’s great about our community, motivation is endless!

  • Jessica @fringies
    February 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I’m definitely motivated by you. I think you are a perfect mix of realism and positive feel-good. I appreciate all the info you share with us. My favorite post was the one about how many calories to eat daily because it was just what I needed to know at that point. Just be you; we all love you!

    • Janice
      February 23, 2011 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks Jessica! You’ve warmed my heart tonight with your thoughtful comment!


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