Before I started my final project, I was really struggling to find something that I thought that I could write about for a month (without getting bored with it). I was thinking about a range of topics for a week before I thought of writing blog posts on different factors that play in creating a healthy lifestyle.
This is a topic that I have really wanted to learn about, especially as a college student. Ever since I started college, I have wanted to live a healthy lifestyle and to not gain the Freshman 15 at all costs. I thought that writing a blog about workout tips, eating tips, healthy recipes, and self-love would help me educate myself and others about the things that help create a healthy lifestyle.
I was right. I do love this topic.
Since starting this project on blogging about the factors that make up a healthy lifestyle, I have learned things that I wouldn’t have if I didn’t have this project.
I had a lot of fun writing the Every Little Thing Matters blog post, because I have always struggled with expecting to see results right away and it was nice to learn tips that would help keep me motivated throughout my fitness journey. I loved finding articles upon articles to help me think about what I wanted to include for this weeks section of workout tips.
I also loved writing the Burgers and Fries and Carbs… Oh, My. blog post, because I could really relate to the struggles that college students deal with when their only options for food come from the campus food outlets or the campus cafeteria. I loved learning about things that I could do to eat healthy while living on campus and why colleges don’t tend to provide a lot of healthy eating options. This blog post was really interesting and I really liked the information that I got out of it. I thought the topic this week was very educational.
One blog that left me disappointed was the Mac and Cheese: The Healthy Way blog post. I was so excited to try out this recipe and I thought that this project was the perfect time for me to try it (after having it saved for months). I ended up not liking the recipe at all and was disappointed that I spent so much of my time on something that I didn’t enjoy. That’s the one thing I learned this week… I’m not going to like all of the recipes that I like, but I love that I’m trying them out.
The Just Love Yourself… Is It Really That Easy? blog post was really hard for me to write because I sometimes find it hard to like my own self image. I thought that it was nice to learn more about why people think negatively about themselves (hint. hint. selfies) and find articles that made you feel okay in your own skin. I really liked learning that the definition of beauty is always changing and that there’s no set definition. It made me feel more at ease about myself, because I learned that I was probably just being hard on myself. Overall, this blog post was very therapeutic in a way and is one that I am looking forward to blogging more about this next week.
I really liked the first week of this project and found all of my blog posts to be very fulfilling, as I educated myself a lot on things that matter to me. I can’t wait to see what this next week will teach me.