Blogging for Fitness

Washboard abs, a toned tummy, firm thighs… these are the images which usually come to mind when we hear the word “fitness”. Fitness is not limited to the physical, though. There is also such a thing as mental and emotional fitness. Blogging helps keep me mentally and emotionally fit.

I started to blog only 3 weeks ago, and I must say, it has so far done me a great deal of good. It has become my soothing balm for the aches and pains of the daily grind…the icy lemonade which refreshes me after a long walk under the sun. It has been a welcome respite from a tedious day in the office. Blogging is my “un-sweaty” alternative to going on a treadmill at the gym. I get just the same kind of high without having to put up with that cheeky gym assistant.

Blogging has enhanced my emotional fitness in the sense that it has boosted my confidence in my ability to write. This renewed confidence has permeated into other aspects of my life as well. I feel I am better able to cope with the challenges of motherhood, and I am more headstrong in overcoming problems at work. Mentally, it gets my mind working, so I feel I’m a good 50 years away from getting rusty. It’s workout for my dendrites.

In the beginning, I felt like I was a fish out of water. I felt uncomfortable and intimidated by the enormous wealth of knowledge that had to be amassed in blogosphere. Terms such as meme tracking and link exchange were all Greek to me. Now, I live and breathe these words like they were particles of oxygen passing through my lungs.

My ultimate goal is to make a living out of blogging. I’d be living out everyone’s dream of earning money while doing what one is passionate about. In order to achieve this goal, of course, I’ll have to keep learning and honing my craft. I should not be content with what I already know, and what I can already do. Specifically for 2011, I hope to continue building my site, attracting (read: luring within the bounds of decency) readers in the process. Baby steps will get me there.

Now, if I could just keep this laptop steady on my belly as I do reverse ab crunches…

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About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. great entry…thanks for following me.

    i’m also trying to stay in shape. excuse me, to get back in shape, i mean. good luck to us. =)

  2. goodluck pep!

  3. wow galing mo naksali ka na agad sa contest…me it took a while pa apa magkaroon ng courage sumali sali…goodluck mommy peper

  4. I just knew you would thrive in the blogosphere Cuz! I’ve always admired your writing skills. ;) Good luck!

  5. Hi pepper.. (hot to handle hehehe) thanks for dropping by and for the nice comment.. followed you here… all the best…

  6. gie santos says

    very well written peps. good job! happy for you and i’m glad that blogging has been one of your ways to vent out some feelings about certain issues especially about parenting and at the same a good old exercise for the mental health :)…will definitely read more of your articles and i’m already a fan! GO PEP!!!!

    • thanks Gie…u better start your own blog, so i can follow you too :). hirap sa yahoo eh..pero i got to read some of your articles…excellent writing!

  7. gie santos says

    thanks peps, mana lang ako sa iyo. hehehe pero is till need to hone my skill. the way you write kasi it comes out naturally. sana ako din ganun. ang tagal ko magsulat grabe. hehehe. minsan bago ko matapos isang article it would take me 1-2 days to compose it. kasi mag research pa ako, etc.

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  9. good luck! thanks for following my food blog…really appreciated it ;-)

  10. Katheryn Bisso says

    We want to go to Philippines in a month, I really enjoy reading about it, I want to know more about the people of Philippines how they live and where they live

  11. Bloggers need to be physically fit in order for our mind to function as healthy as possible and that we can avoid writer’s block which is the most common problem among bloggers.

  12. Ngaun ko lang na visit blog mo, and im glad malayo na din narating mo since pinost mo itong article na ito. Congrats, im new to blogging too.

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