Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday Five: Favorite Fitness Bloggers

To say I've been lacking in the fitness-related posts (or any other type of post, for that matter) lately is an understatement!  I have, however, continued to read my favorite fitness blogs while I've been on my maternity leave/getting back in the groove hiatus.

Today's Friday Five topic is Favorite Fitness Bloggers, so I thought I'd share mine with you!
While I read many more fitness blogs, I chose these five bloggers because of how awesome they are.  They're all so different, too!  Hopefully today's post will introduce you to some new fitness bloggers that will also strike a chord with you!

Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers
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Julie's blog was one of the first fitness blogs I started reading and ultimately inspired me to start my own!  Her commitment to and consistency of working out has always impressed and motivated me.  She also posts great workouts that meet a wide variety of needs (treadmill, at home, cardio, lifting, etc.)!  Julie just had her first child about 3 months after I did, so I'm hoping that her return to fitness will help me get my butt back to the gym (literally and figuratively!).

Annette from Enjoy Your Healthy Life
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Annette is another great influence in my fitness journey, as she is also consistently working out and super positive about it!  She is a Les Mills instructor and shares some great reviews of the program releases, which I love reading after taking the classes myself.  Another thing I love about Annette's blog is her posts about faith and family.  Her faith in God is so evident, and I love that she is a positive light for Him while also sharing about her health and fitness journey.  She's also just had a baby (her second), and I've used her blog posts as references quite often while preparing for and dealing with Baby Fish thus far.

Kathryn from From Dancing to Running
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Kathryn's blog is a favorite of mine because of her focus on running.  What drew me in to her blog is that we were at a very similar running pace.  I loved reading about her training, because it was so relatable!  Since then, she's done an excellent job of training and increasing her pace, and it's been great proof of what can happen if I were to stay as committed to my training!  Fun fact: Kathryn is also pregnant with her first baby and has kept up with her running while pregnant!  You go, girl!

Chelsea from Chelsea Eats Treats
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Not all the blogs I read feature new or soon-to-be moms!  Chelsea is a 20-something living in DC who does a great job of keeping her fitness routine fun and interesting.  She's always trying out new workouts that sound like so much fun.  I love reading her reviews of these workouts, as well as seeing how well she balances her healthy living with plenty of fun, as well.  Something that makes her blog unique is all the travel she does.  I enjoy living vicariously through her travel reviews (and watching how she stays active all over the world, as well!).

Erika from MCM Mama Runs
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Erika writes another running blog that I love!  Her goal is to run a half marathon in every state, and it's fun watching her meet that goal!  I also appreciate her honesty and willingness to admit defeat.  Life gets in the way of fitness and running, and I love that Erika shares everything with her readers--the good, the bad, and the ugly.

I have to say thank you to three other ladies that also have pretty awesome fitness blogs (Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia) for the Friday Five link-up!

Question for you: What are your favorite fitness blogs?  What do you like about them?

Hope you have a great weekend, everyone!  People on the East Coast, please stay safe with all the rain and the possibility of Hurricane Joaquin!