Thursday, July 30, 2009

500th post!

I've got to take some time this morning to blog about the blog. This is my 500th post, after all.


I can't believe that I've made it to 500 posts on this here trusty blog. When I started this blog back in April 2008, I wanted to keep track of training for the Mud Run (Oct '08) but also try and share some of the things that helped me lose weight. It was tough at first because I had A) little idea of what to blog about and B) I had one regular reader and I could just call him and fill him in on what was going on in my life. For the first three or four months, I had one reader and then I guess I just lost my motivation to post because when your audience is virtually non-existent it makes it difficult to post.

But the Mud Run neared and I started to blog again and this time some readers came along. Slowly I've added more readers and am up to 21 followers, which is amazing. It's nice to have readers. If I had zero readers, I'd shut the blog down. This blog is a labor of love in some ways as it helps me get out my thoughts, ideas, hopes, and I do hope that people get something out of all of my posts.

I don't consider myself special but I do think I achieved something special in having lost 120 pounds, and I know that there are a lot of people out there like me who can lose the weight but just have to find whatever I found that helped me lose the weight. I'm not gifted or talented or anything like that. I just have some drive, motivation and discipline but I struggle with things on a day-to-day basis. Like trail mix. I have a weakness for trail mix. It calls my name. Loudly.

But if I can help others reach their fitness/weight-loss goals, I'd be content. Because life is so much better when you're in size 33 shorts and a large t-shirt than size 44 and a XXL. Believe me.

Blogging about nutrition and running and motivation, that's enjoyable. I have lots of things to share and I hope that others can gain from my experiences, past and present.

I wish I had a cool giveaway or something like that to offer as a thank you for helping make this blog what it is and what it's become. But I don't. All I can give away are my thoughts and the promise of more posts, which I realize isn't a whole lot but it's what I've got.

Anyway, thank you all for coming here and reading up on my fitness journey. I have a long way to go before I'm done so if you're up for more fitness/nutritional/running/motivational/family/etc. posts, then I'll gladly have you along on the voyage.


Amanda said...

Congratulations!! ** throwing confetti, tooting a horn**

5thsister said...

Congratulation Luis! It's been a wonderful ride! Your motivation and spirit has influenced countless others (myself included). Can't wait to read the next 500 posts!

Willoughby said...

500 posts! That's quite an accomplishment! I love reading your blog and I'm glad that you have no intention of stopping. Here's to the next 500 posts!!

Angie Eats Peace said...

Happy 500th! I love your blog!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Happy 500th birthday!! You don't look a day over 400 :D

Mark said...

Congrats from one of your non-follower readers. I am enjoying your blog and will probably go through all the archieves as I start training in earnest for the mud run next year.

buenovi said...

I think you're talking about me when you say you only had one reader. It was like you were writing for my own personal enjoyment! Now you're blog is way too popular and mainstream for my taste.

Lissaloo said...

Congrats! Wow 500, that is awesome! You have a wonderful Blog, I always enjoy reading it, Here's to 500 more!

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