Getting back on the blog wagon

It sure has been a while since my last post. Life has definitely sped up (in a good way) and I just let blogging slip through the cracks. I am still in the process of figuring out what kind of style blog I want and what content I want to focus on. Over thinking all of this has caused me to just avoid it all together. Starting a blog these days is challenging! There are so many amazing blogs out there and I feel overwhelmed about where to start/ how to keep up.

Then I took a step back and realized that I just simply need to write and be real. I want to use this space as a journal, as inspiration and as way to reach out to others with similar interests. Since my last post in June- A LOT has happened! A lot of big life things that I am proud of and that I worked hard for. So I want to re-visit this space and stay consistent with it going into 2017. I don’t have to put pressure on myself to have a beautiful blog with a ton of followers. I just need to put myself out there and write! Simple as that.

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Welcome to Fitlosophy

Hello therIMG_0605e. My name is Karen Thompson and I am starting my blogging journey with Fitlosophy.  My vision for this blog is to provide readers with knowledge they can use to live a healthy lifestyle and understand a bit of the science behind exercise. I believe that understanding is motivating and the more we are aware of what our bodies are capable of, the more we strive to be our best.

Ill start off by sharing my fitness story. I grew up in a small town in Michigan. We had 10 acres of land, so I had plenty of room to run outside and be active. My mom decided to put me in gymnastics because I had so much energy. Gymnastics became a big part of my life once I joined the competitive team. I loved gymnastics more than anything. It did not come easy to me and I was hard on myself, so there were challenges throughout the years. But the sport taught me so much about myself; how to push myself physically, work through fear and be confident in myself. I continued with gymnastics throughout high school and competed on my college club team for three years.

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