Blogging Makes Me…

Good morning!

Thank you to all who tuned into my solo Super Bowl vlog adventures yesterday 🙂 I hope that you got a chuckle or two out of my shenanigans.

Yesterday was actually a wonderful, unexpected snow day that was much appreciated (sleeping in!). My mom told me about it as I was already getting up, and when she did, my eyes widened and I ran to look outside. BOO-YAH. My obligatory tweet:

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Monday night note: I just got a call from the school that there is a 2-hour delay today! That ol’ groundhog is bringing a few good tidings I guess 😉




Since there was no way I was hittin’ the roads yesterday, I decided to do a workout at home. I warmed up by jogging up and down the stairs for five minutes, and then I completed Purely Twins’ 300 rep sliding workout. I love it because it’s low impact and all bodyweight, but I can still feel the burn! I also did some other leg exercises like (bodyweight) modified pistol squats, Bulgarian split squats, and bridge lifts. A few planks and handstands were thrown into the mix as well!

I got in a second workout when I went out to deadlift shovelfuls of snow shovel the driveway. I waited until the afternoon to start, when it had already been snowing for several hours. The verdict:

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Now onto the main point of this post, which is all about how blogging and blog reading as impacted me.

I’ve only been blogging for about half a year now, but I’ve already taken note that it has affected me in several significant, mostly good, ways. If you’ve been reading my blog since the very first day I posted, you might have noticed that Daily Moves and Grooves has evolved ever so slightly. I’ve experimented with different types of posts, different time frames between posts, and even different picture sizes. However, hopefully my voice has remained constant throughout, because that to me is of utmost importance.

I think I’ve finally found a “niche” in this healthy living blog world, and I’m content with my little (yet growing!) web space for thoughts on food, faith, fitness, family, and friends. The famous five F’s -Alliterations end here- Every single reader and blogger with whom I’ve come in contact has been nothing but supportive, fun, and thoughtful, which is really why I’ve come to love blogging more and more each day. Reading others’ blogs and sharing experiences through my own has helped me to truly appreciate other human beings. So without further ado, I want to share with you all the reasons why blogging and blog reading have become such a big part of my life in this past year.

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Blogging makes me genuinely want to talk to and listen to people, both online and in real life. I used to not have much patience for “small talk,” but now I want to hear how others are doing and what they’re up to.

Blogging makes me realize that seemingly insignificant things can actually be profound and be great conversation topics.

Blogging makes me want to do a million things at once. Answer comments, leave comments on others’ blogs, read posts, write posts, take pictures, pin, tweet, Instagram. ALL THE THINGS. But…..

Blogging makes me want to take things one step at a time, because it’s about quality, not quantity.

Blogging makes me hungry. Food pictures left and right.

Blogging makes me tired sometimes when I really want write a post, even if it means going to sleep a little later.

Blogging makes me need to clean my laptop all the time since I’m always eating around it.

Blogging makes me frustrated at times. Like when photos get deleted from all my posts.

Blogging makes me learn patience.

Blogging makes me a better writer (and a faster typer).

Blogging makes me manage my time as efficiently as possible. But sometimes….

Blogging makes me procrastinate. It’s the truth, but I’m working on prioritizing!

Blogging makes me reach for my goals and support others to do so too.

Blogging makes me want to try so many different kinds of fitness! CrossFit, Bikram yoga, hot yoga, spinning, barre, BodyPump, hiking, Zumba……but at the same time…

Blogging makes me take care of myself. Sharing my eats and fitness allows me to reflect on whether or not I am truly nourishing and respecting my body.

Blogging makes me open-minded to new ideas and perspectives on different topics. And different foods.

Blogging makes me remember that we are all a work in process. No one is perfect and everyone goes through trials.

Blogging makes me look like a crazy person in public. I’m always taking pictures, and my friends just shout out, “It’s going on the blog, guys!”

Blogging makes me want to get up in the morning. Blog reading + breakfast = best time of day.

Blogging makes me feel like I have more and more friends every day!

Blogging makes me reflect on the things for which I am grateful. When I write out my life, it’s easier to notice all the little things of which I would otherwise take advantage.

Blogging makes me look like a fool sometimes. Like in last night’s vlog 😉

Blogging makes me smile, laugh, and cry. Mostly the first two though.

I hope you all have a lovely Tuesday! Stay safe and warm, those who are in the midst of winter storms!

So tell me:

{If you’re a blogger} Blogging makes me_______.

{If you’re a blog reader} Reading blogs makes me_______.


21 thoughts on “Blogging Makes Me…

  1. This sums up how I’m sure most of us feel in regards to blogging and blog reading..this post is so perfect there’s nothing I could add to it. I find it easier to connect with bloggers regarding my ED – than the people around me – because they ‘understand’ exactly where I’m coming from. And of course it’s amazing how incredibly caring and supportive everyone is ❤

  2. Blogging makes me grateful to find like minded “blends” who care about the same things I do.
    Blogging makes me happy because I don’t feel “judged” for sharing who I am and the things I enjoy.

    Love, love, love this post girl! 🙂

  3. Love this, girl! I can’t even tell you how big of an impact blogging has had on my life… but I guess you kind of feel the same way 😉 It’s gotten to the point where I honestly couldn’t imagine life without blogging, and I try to remember all the positives I get from it (friendship, ideas, motivation, a creative outlet), when it starts to frustrate me sometimes. Blogging makes me happy… simple as that 😀

  4. Reading blogs makes me feel like a have a whole bunch of really awesome kinds interesting friends who share the same passions and values as me! But reading blogs also makes me sad that you all don’t live nearby 😦
    Loved this post!!! Have a great day Alison!!

  5. Great post, Alison. I have a problem with having to clean my laptop since I eat around it! haha.
    And, I’ve been blogging for a few years now (I created a new blog this year). I blog when I feel like it (when I have time). It has grown on me but sometimes, there are times that I just want to disconnect for a bit.

  6. Girl, you just took the thoughts and feelings right outta my head!
    Even though I have been blogging for a month, (I’ve been a sly reader of blogs for months) I have enjoyed each and every day of it. I feel like I am connecting with people all over the world! It has opened me up to new thoughts, ideas, and opinions! I love how versatile it is. Seriously, I don’t know what it took me so long to start. I love it. It makes me happy. 🙂

  7. Dude those meatballs and Brussels sprouts look PHENOM!!!!!! I am watching your video right now – and I LOVEEE ONIONS so load em UP!! 🙂

    Oh and BLOGGING totally makes me want to get up in the morning! I love the morning when I post, I get so excited – ha ha ah! Does that make me lame? NEVERRRRR!

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