Blog Angel Reveal and Fitness Link-Up Info!

Happy Friday ya’ll!

It’s time for the Blog Angels Reveal (hosted by the lovely Craftbotic)!
I was lucky enough to be paired with the lovely Megan from Shaping up to be a Mom.

As her blog angel, I tried as hard as I could (while trying to be subtle) to comment on her blog often, share her posts on my Facebook and Twitter and I even sent out her giveaway link in some of my emails. I wish I could have done more though!

My favorite posts of Megan’s are the ones with pictures of her adorable kids Carter and Vanessa and her posts about her fitness journey. She definitely inspired me to start my own fitness journey recently by training for and completing her first half marathon! 13.1 miles, I was definitely proud of her (even if she has no clue who I am! haha)

The experience of being a blog angel was definitely an enjoyable one, it’s so important to step back from the craziness of blogging to think about someone else too! I hope Megan feels like I did a decent job this month, I’ve loved getting to know her!

Fitness Journey link up information

So I had a few bloggers encourage me to make my fitness journey posts a monthly link up and I’ve decided I’m going to do it! I want to emphasize that this journey ISN’T just about getting skinny, it’s about getting HEALTHY. Whether that’s more exercise, better diet, more doctor’s check ups, it’s about getting the body to a healthy state. And I want this link up to be different, to be a place to find and give support rather than find followers. Every month the link up will also include health and fitness tips from anyone willing to share their knowledge! So here’s a general outline of how it works:

Confessions – This can be for bad habits, realizations, the horrible truths! After your 1st time linking up, this will be where you assess how well you executed your goals (i.e. Confession: I completely failed at No-Fry August!). But confessions can also be good, like if you achieved weight loss or went for your annual check up.

Facts – Some people might call these excuses (and maybe they are) but this is your chance to air them out! Talk about why fitness is hard for you, why you ate especially bad for that month, why you didn’t feel like working out for that week; basically this is where you air your grievances! At the end of the day, nobody’s perfect and there will always be obstacles. This is a place to lay the obstacles out so we see them clearly (and so we can hurdle over them in our own time).

Goals – The easy/hard part! I’ll leave this completely up to you, to set your own goals! They can be food related, exercise related to even just health/wellness related. Just list the goals you plan to work on for the month!

All of this is really up to your interpretation and my format is just a suggestion! 🙂

**But again I want to emphasize, please don’t treat this like your standard link-up. I know sometimes we put our links on a linky list and never do anything with it (never visiting other sites and commenting or following). I want us to truly take the time to support each other and read about each other’s accomplishments. I don’t want this to be used to find followers, I want it to be more than that!

So anyways, if you’re still reading this obnoxiously long entry (THANK YOU!), I just wanted to give you a heads up that the 1st Let’s Get Physical Support Group (link up) will be happening on September 5th (the first Wednesday of the month). So if you wanted to get your blog post ready to link up, you know it’s coming! I have no flippin idea how to create those nifty “grab my button html” things on WordPress so I’ll work on getting something out on Sept. 4th (if you know how to do it on WordPress.com let me know please)!

Come join me on Sept 5th for the 1st ever Let’s Get Physical Support Group Link up!

Okay I’m done boring you to death with my words, I just hope you link up! 🙂

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Find me on Instagram to follow my adventures in SoCal! Username: SimplyEvani

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8 thoughts on “Blog Angel Reveal and Fitness Link-Up Info!

  1. Yay! Thanks so much! I did suspect it was you, especially after the halfway linkup. I read through most of the posts and immediately said, nope not that person. When I read yours I said, hmm…maybe! Thanks for being a great angel!

  2. I love this idea! I’ll be hanging around your blog a lot this fall 🙂

    I was Megan’s blog angel for the last round and she’s pretty great. You might also want to check out who I was a blog angel for to (hint, hint).

  3. Your link-up is a wonderful idea! I’ve been trying to live a healthier life this month and I have to admit I got very depressed this week by the number on the scale. I am trying really hard to focus on the fact that I’m feeling great and have a lot more energy! I think one of the healthiest things for me to do may be to throw out my scale!

  4. It goes without saying that I support your new healthy lifestyle quest! Side note: the husband and I went on a mini road trip today, and I had my ipod on shuffle in the car. Suddenly BSB came on (All I Have to Give) and I literally broke out into song and dance in the car. My husband looked scared and envious at the same time. It was glorious. And I totally thought of you! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. She will have absolutely have loved that you were her Blog Angel and I think you have done a great job. It’s just your kind nature that thinks you should have done more. I really hope that you’ll join in again and continue to make connections with other bloggers! Thank you!

    Rosie xx

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