10 Surprisingly True Things About Fitness Bloggers

by TaylorR

I’ve been hanging out and sharing my life here consistently for 2 years now. Prior to that it was a post here, a post there, and a whole bunch of posts that no one ever read.

It was 2 years ago when I decided that I wanted to give blogging a real shot. As a girl that dispised (no, really I did) writing, that was a huge challenge.

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My very first post!

It was an immediate “love”, but blogging eventually became more than just sharing tips, stories, and recipes. It’s become a piece of my life, and I am proud to say that I no longer hate writing… I love it.

Each post is something I take pride in. And yes, there have been times when I’ve considered backing down the frequency in which I write but when I try, I feel as if something is missing.

The time that sit writing is precious to me, and something that I hope you look forward to  each day. I can’t, I won’t stop.

It’s changed me in more ways than one. Sure it takes up several hours of my day, every day, but it’s made me into one of those people…

You know: A fitness blogger.

We’re a strange breed. And that is the reason I thought this post would be so much fun to share.

10 Signs You’re A Fitness Blogger

1. A workout isn’t complete without a picture.

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If a tree feel in the woods but no one was around, did it make a sound?

To a fitness blogger… if a picture isn’t taken at the end of a workout, did it happen?

2. You have friends with weird names.

Your friends don’t have names like Amy or Lindsay. Instead, it’s normal to call them by their blog name, Tiny Terror and CotterCrunch.

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And if you’re wondering I even call Tiny, Tiny when we hang out.

When I do call bloggers by their real name, Dan often looks up and asks, who?

Just call me LiftingRevolution, or LR for short… it’s cool.

3. You secretly hope she’s doing a workout of yours. 

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I can’t deny this, and it should probably be a confession, but I have been guilty of looking at the workout of girl beside me to see if just possibly she’s doing one of my workouts.

There is a sense of hope each time that maybe, just maybe someone in the room reads your blog.

And in case you’re wondering the answer is no. The girl next to me wasn’t doing my workout.

4. You’re not afraid to take pictures without makeup on.

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Most girls refuse to take a picture without their “face” on. Oh not the fitness blogger… we have more make-upless, sweaty selfies on Instagram than any group of women.

And… we like it. Well, okay maybe I went above overboard with this example.

5. You eat cold food… a lot. 

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Made a beautiful, healthy dinner? Too bad you spent 5 minutes trying to get the kitchen lighting just right and then another 10 minutes trying to snap your dinner at just the perfect angle to make it look OMG-Delicious.

By the time you actually sit down, the gorgeous steam is gone and a chill has set in.

6. Words like Vitamix, Quest Bars, and overnight oats make you giddy.

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Fitness bloggers have a tendancy to follow other fitness blogger (duh).

This means fads pop up and spread like wildfire. You go to bed, wake up and realize that 10 of your friends are going on and on about the same new product. You feel left out, and have to try the newest cool thing too.

Quest Bars (get the Raspberry White Chocolate); chia seed pudding, shakes (ALL types), Vitamix, and overnight oats are a few items that are often brought up in blogger conversations.

7. You publicly announce your love for burpees.

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This wouldn’t be a proper fitness post without mentioning burpees. And yes, I love them. I do them. I create workouts around this crazy exercise. And I blog about them.

That should be a t-shit: “I Blog For Burpees”… who would wear it?

8. You’re guilty of the “Oh, I just did ____” disease. 

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When friends see me on Saturdays they often ask, “how many miles did you run this morning?”

They know I ran because of the lovely Instagram photos and Twitter posts I pasted up earlier (remember: PHOTO NEEDED).

And I may often reply with, “oh, JUST 7 miles.” Or perhaps during a workout… “Just 100 swings.”

Guilty. We feel the need to shake off accomplishments because we think people expect us to be able to do these things. Well, guess what? It’s not “just”… celebrate!

9. We worry more than we should about our bodies.

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Fitness bloggers want to look the part of a fitness expert. So of course in the back of our minds, we wonder… “do I look fit enough?”

Is this fair? Is it too much unnecessary pressure?

Probably, but when you’re sticking pictures up left and right of your workouts you want to feel confident! In truth, it’s likely no one cares, it’s what we share that matters and brings our friends back to read each day!

Hopefully? Yes?

10. You do things fitness things you never would have considered.

There have been plenty of events/diets/taste tests that I have done and I have wondered… did I just do this because it would be a fun blog post?

There was the Paleo Experiment, The Raw Diet Test, and how could I forget the 100 year old egg?

Talk to me… 

Tell me something about the job you do! 

 

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots March 20, 2014 at 7:27 am

OMG I LOVE MY VITAMIX! lol just had to say that.

Other than blogging, I work as a tutor, tutoring mainly high school kids for SAT prep or academic subjects. It’s a pretty interesting job, and I almost never get bored.

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TaylorR March 20, 2014 at 2:41 pm

That is fun, I give you props I used to tutor in college and just have no patience. But I think anyone that can do it is amazing!

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Abi@AbsofSteel March 20, 2014 at 7:35 am

haha, I’ve got number 5 down for sure. also the thought of a vitamix blender does indeed make me giddy. I draw the line at the 100 year old egg though :)

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TaylorR March 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Yes, I should have drawn the line as well!

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Amy Lauren March 20, 2014 at 9:03 am

I don’t think you have to be a fitness blogger to get excited about a Vitamix… ;). I love seeing the demos in Costco!

Haha, everyone calls me Tiny Terror :). And I really don’t mind at all. You are right though, I tend to know bloggers as their blogs not their real names. When you mentioned Run to the Finish the other day I was like, Oh I have seen that blog. If you’d said her name I don’t think I would have a clue who that is…

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TaylorR March 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Vitamix does rock! I said “Amy” the other day and Dan looked all confused and said “who?” haha

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Amanda @runtothefinish March 20, 2014 at 9:10 am

right, we invented the no make up selfie!!!!

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TaylorR March 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Yes we did! It’s a treat when we post with makeup on!

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Carla March 20, 2014 at 9:12 am

uh oh :0)
IM NOT a fitness blogger :-)
who knew?

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TaylorR March 20, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Bahaha.

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Erica March 20, 2014 at 9:24 am

#8 is my favorite…such an instagram addict ;) Cute post! PS You look fab without makeup- pretty lady!

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TaylorR March 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Thanks lady! Go team Instagram!

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Sheena March 20, 2014 at 10:22 am

I’m a CAD monkey but I feel like I spend so much time reading fitness blogs that my vocation could be fitness blog reader, now if only it paid :)

I’m a big big fan of the overnight oats, or anything pretty well that is healthy that I can prepare the night before, stuff in my lunch pail and eat in the morning at work.

I love your workouts, come to my gym and you’ll see me doing them and I am always sending my friends and colleagues links to your site :D

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TaylorR March 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm

YES!! Haha, made my day!

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lindsay March 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm

LOL! i’m glad i’m known as crazy cotter instead of lindsay. I refer to you as KT–> kindal taylor!

p.s. you know i love burpees

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TaylorR March 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Haha, KT works!

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misszippy March 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Spot on here! And I DO do some of the workouts I see on your site and others. It’s a true source of strength routines for me. I DON’T jump on the blogger bandwagons, though–I have to keep what works best for me in my mind, always, ignoring the trends. That said, I have a smoothie awaiting in my Vitamix!

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TaylorR March 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Enjoy the smoothie! You do a great job at keeping what works!

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Carly @ Fine Fit Day March 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Ha ha, I was nodding along with this post! Especially number 4 and 8. You’re on your own for the 100 year egg, though!!!

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Purelytwins March 20, 2014 at 3:54 pm

haha love this! so true

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Kim March 20, 2014 at 4:40 pm

It is rare for me to have a picture of myself in “real” clothes and makeup – usually they are all early morning workout shots!!!

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Brittany @ Barr & Table March 20, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Hahaha a friend of mine said something about not taking a picture when she ran and was asking if that meant she didn’t actually run. Of course the next morning, I had to post a picture just for her! I also never thought I’d take pictures without my “face” but now it’s rare for me to put makeup on!

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Sarah Kay Hoffman March 20, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Fun post!

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Elle March 20, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Fun read. I admit though I don’t take nearly as many pics as I could…

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Christine @ Love, Life, Surf March 22, 2014 at 5:34 pm

This is hilarious. Love it and all so so so true!

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