(This is the sixth in a series of interviews with the top women fitness bloggers I could find!)
JoLynn writes at The Fit Shack where she believes the mind, body, spirit are all involved with making the change to a healthy lifestyle.
I recently asked JoLynn some questions about her blog:
1) Why did you decide to start your blog or how did you start it?
Wow, this could turn into an entire post when you get into why and how I started it, so I’ll keep it short – I decided to start The Fit Shack after reading some inspiring posts online from Probloggers and combining that with my passion for spreading the word on processed foods, that was my initial reason.
I’d already learned through my experience with the 6-Week Body Makeover lifestyle plan that when you go back to basics (whole foods) that not only do you lose weight, but you also have tons of energy; hence my desire to inspire and inform my readers of how great life can be once you get off of those processed, dead foods.
In the beginning I was mainly focused on informing and inspiring my readers to get off the processed foods filled with sugar, white flour, additives, excess sodium, and other gunk – the foods that bog you down, slow your metabolism, cause food cravings, and do not help you lose weight.
2) What do you think is the biggest obstacle that keeps women from engaging in a regular fitness routine and/or from living a more healthy lifestyle in general?
I think that the biggest obstacle for women is that many women do not treat themselves as well as they treat the people in their life that they love. Somewhere along the line women picked up the thought that it is “selfish” if you put your own health and fitness first, when in actuality you are doing everyone else a favor by doing so!
The fitter, stronger, and healthier you are, the more you have to give to others. Therefore you are cheating your loved ones when you don’t take care of yourself first, because when you’re in poor health you are limited in the amount of care, love, and time you can give to them.
3) What do you consider to be the most unique or helpful thing about your blog?
I approach weight loss from a complete mind-body-spirit perspective, which makes my blog unique since I am not simply giving out diet advice – I don’t believe in diets and I do believe in creating a healthy lifestyle that brings all of these pieces together. I also put a lot of focus into the mindset that is needed to be successful and stay motivated to live a healthy lifestyle.
Additionally I freely share my own experiences with emotional eating, sugar addiction, weight loss motivation and such, all at the same time walking a balance between professionalism and engagement. The Fit Shack is a family friendly blog and I am very focused on giving a positive and inspirational message at all times.
Thank you for interviewing me today Trisha, I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Thank you very much for participating JoLynn!
Please take some time and visit JoLynn’s blog: The Fit Shack!
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