Dreams For Lean Girls Club

There have been fewer and fewer post these last few weeks, maybe even months. It’s not for a lack of activity. Yes, I’ve been running less since the marathon was canceled but I’ve been more active in other areas of my life. I’ve also given myself a much needed break after marathon training.

You see, when I started Lean Girls Club in 2009 I was at a place in my life when health and fitness was everything. Health, fitness, and living a great life was about being skinny (being honest here!), lean, being able to run fast, developing muscle, and having very little fat as possible. I’ve struggled with weight loss and self image all my life and I figured blogging was a way for me to connect with others going through the same thing. And it is. But I now know it’s about more than that.

Maybe it’s maturity, or maybe it’s laziness, but I’ve come to learn that health and wellness are about more than working out, fitness, and eating right. There are so many things in our lives that weigh us down besides poor food choices, cause us to over eat, not exercise or value ourselves. And there are so many other things in our lives that lift us up, make us want to love ourselves, exercise, and take better care of our bodies. For you maybe it’s a good book? Or a new hair-do? Wellness and health in life is about balance. Balance of work, play, fitness, food, the good, the bad, and the ugly. There is nothing wrong with the bad and ugly. The point is to make sure that the good outweighs the bad. The point is to celebrate the former, and learn from the latter.

That’s what I want LGC (and my life) to be. Over the next few weeks, you’re going to see me fiddle with a few things on this blog. At times you may think I’m all over the place. But in my head it all makes sense, because at the end of the day, it’s me. I want to share more of my work and play (in addition to the fitness), because those things have a greater impact on my health and fitness than workouts and certain foods do. At the end of the day, I hope you are inspired and challenged to do the same – to really life a life worth living…with grace. I hope you will join me on this journey.

PS: I hope you are all having a wonderful season of holidays. I, for one, am enjoying some time actually celebrating Christmas in NYC and in Virginia with my family. I even decorated my very own “tree” in my tiny NYC apartment.

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Calling All Lean Girls

Are you someone who has made a lifestyle change for the better? Are you committed to fitness and overall wellness? Have you lost a tremendous amount of weight and want to shout it from the mountain tops? Or do you need some accountability in helping you stay on track and want to write about your new health journey?

Lean Girls Club wants you to be featured in THIS LEAN GIRL ROCKS segment. I haven’t done those in a while and I know there are lots of people out there who are inspirational and I want to celebrate your success!

Here’s how:

1. You must be a girl (sorry, guys, it is a girls club after all) over the age of 18.

2. You must reside in the U.S.

3. Submit a writing sample sharing what you’d like to write about and why. Want to share your before and after photos? Great! Brag about how cooking at home helped you lower your cholesterol? Ok! Be creative. Be inspirational. Be You.

4. Subscribe to LeanGirlsClub either through WP or submit your email address on the upper right hand corner –>

5. Deadline to submit is November 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm