Recently I’ve had a few people tell me I’m good at what I do. As much as I appreciate these comments, I REALLY do, it made me think, what am I doing? What am I trying to accomplish with LoveCookRun? I’ve had this on my mind for the past few days trying to put together what my goals and intentions are. Yesterday while getting ready for work it finally became clear to me exactly why I started LoveCookRun and what I hope to get out of it.
What I am:
- An educator
- A motivator
- An example
- Teach others that living a healthy lifestyle isn’t as difficult or as complicated as they may think.
- Develop simple, easy recipes that make eating healthy possible for those without a lot of extra time or money
- Educate on what it means to be “healthy”. Hint: healthy doesn’t equal having a six-pack (although I wouldn’t turn one down)
- Share my love for running and hope to motivate others to try it out
- Encourage eating real food and hopefully lead you to try ingredients or products you wouldn’t normally eat/use
This blog started as a passion project. I started it with the intentions of sharing tips, tricks, and recipes for staying healthy. I had a lot of information in my head that I planned on sharing with others, and I still will. What I didn’t plan on was how big of an effect it has had on me. Starting LoveCookRun has forced me to practice what I preach and keep myself accountable. It has encouraged me to be a better version of myself and strive harder for success. It has helped me come out of my shell a little and not be as scared to take risks.
12 weeks ago I took the plunge and bought a domain name, started a website, created an Instagram and Facebook without having any idea how many people would care much less read. Now I have 1002 followers on Instagram (mind blown!), 60 followers on Facebook, and quite a bit of followers on this blog and I can honestly say I am SO thankful, surprised, motivated, and grateful!! If I can help even 1/3 of you live a healthier, happier life then I have been successful in my book.
I want to say THANK YOU for reading, for caring, and for being such awesome people. While I am trying to help you, you are actually helping me.