If you’ve made it here, it’s probably because you follow me on Instagram (IG). If not, that’s okay, too. Gosh, the whole concept of having “followers” on any social media really irks me. I personally prefer the term “friends” over “followers,” but let’s save that topic for another day. Perhaps now is a great time to warn everyone about my thoughts. My brain tends to work faster than I type. Meaning, my writing may jump from one topic to another without first finishing a thought. Therefore, please be subtle with your comments and understanding as this is a new venture for me. You know what they say, “practice makes perfect.” Eh, there’s no such thing when it comes to humans. That was a side note or a misplaced thought.
Okay, so let’s get into the real reason I’m here writing. You know, the important stuff like who, what, where, how, and when; so hopefully, you come back to read more of my blogs. I’ll start with the basics: my name is Cheryl and I’m 38 years-old. Keeping it real simple for now because BABY-STEPS, right? Yes! That covers the who, which means I still need to write about the what, where, how, and when. Ugh, this may turn into an all nigher, so time to focus. Well, it all started with me documenting my weight-loss journey on IG.
My first weight-loss related post on IG dates back to August 8, 2014 and has 11 likes. My mom and high-school acquaintances were probably the ones who liked that post because I was still learning how to use hashtags back then. However, that’s besides the point. See how easily I get distracted? Back to my initial thought… oh, yeah, recalling now! My first IG post was posted many moons ago and it’s taken me a long time to successfully lose weight and that’s all she wrote. Nope, there’s more to it. The purpose behind me using IG to document my weight-loss journey was for accountability, motivation, and a sprinkle of inspiration. But what happens now since I have no more weight to lose? Got it! I’ll get certified as a personal trainer and start selling online fitness plans.
Selling online fitness plans sounded like a great idea on the surface; but my busy life doesn’t accommodate one-on-one time for clients. Just being honest. Also, I wasn’t going to quit my day job anytime soon. So, now what? Well, my heart is still set on helping others struggling to lose weight. So, I brainstormed some more and thought about creating a YouTube channel. Hey, I figured that would be an easy way to share my weight-loss tips and experiences. However, I don’t see myself carrying a camera (or siting in front of one) to blog or is it vlog. Either way, vlogging seems so foreign to me. What about a blog? Yes, now we’re talking!
Honestly, blogging is a win-win for me and my subscribers or rather friends. How, you may wonder. Let’s see… blogging will hopefully improve my writing (English isn’t my first language) and researching skills, while everyone else learns all of my weight-loss secrets fo’ free. Ha! Seriously though, this is my way of paying it forward without trying to cash in on my success. Know why? Because I believe this world is big enough for all of us to be successful. And on that note, let’s go!