Yesterday I asked for feedback on my blog from a few honest friends.  It was pretty unanimous – I am writing too much about health & fitness, and not enough about me.  I would have to agree with them… the only problem is that I am living and breathing it 24/7!  It is hard not to think about anything else sometimes.  On any given normal day, I have 4 important things to accomplish:  write in my blog, eat well, get my exercise in and do my job.  There isn’t much time for anything else.  Then they asked me a question that I’ve been getting a lot lately – why am I blogging everyday?  Because I want to.  Blogging everyday makes me happy, and I don’t want to stop!  But I don’t want to be boring… that’s the last thing I want to happen.

I think my blog will go through phases of peaks & valleys, just like life.  After all I am writing Every. Single. Freakin’. Day.  🙂  When I was blogging about weight-loss, that appealed to a lot of people because it was inspiring.  It was something tangible that happened before our eyes.  It’s hard to beat a good before & after photo!  Now that my goals have shifted to maintenance and sports, it might be a little harder for every person to relate to.

I asked for some ideas from the friends who gave me the feedback to see what they’d like to read more about.  They said that they find themselves interested in a lot of the people I hang around with, and they miss reading about the “Jen West” philosophy on life.  I’m going to think on those suggestions and see what sort of creative ideas I can come up with!  If you have any thoughts, please feel free to leave them as a comment or message me privately on Facebook.  Honestly… it could be as easy as answering a silly question each day or doing a video on a specific topic, just something to get me out of my blog box!!  Seriously – I am taking requests so put it OUT THERE and I might just do it.   But just FYI – I will always blog about exercise b/c it is such an important part of my life.  Especially since I want to finish my first full Ironman in 2011!

GOOD NEWS – I found out my Rachael Ray segment is going to air on January 20th!!!  AAwewEWOwewooo!!!  <— (That was excitement.)   It airs on FOX 6 at 10 a.m. for those of you here in Birmingham.  Annnnnnd, since the newest Health magazine issue is out, it’s finally OK to post my full “I Did It” article!  (Click to enlarge)

Health Magazine Article