Blogs I Love… JenFul

It is that time of the month again. I want to talk about another blog I love.

JenFul, previously known as Pasta Queen, is a blog by Jennette Fulda who blogs from North Carolina.

I started reading Pasta Queen after her blog was mentioned by Shauna over at The Amazing Adventure of Diet Girl way back in 2007!

I love how Jennette writes. She is funny and insightful. Sometime I think she can read my mind. Posts often pop up out of no where and click with me. Like todays post, which I will talk about shortly.

Jennette started off writing about her weight loss journey. I think this is why I first started reading her blog as I was just starting that journey for myself in 2007.  One page on Pasta Queen blog called Weight Loss No Flash sets out her journey in only photos. Jennette lost an amazing 192lbs over 3 years. This is still an inspiration to me!

I have yet to read her books but Jennette has published 2 books:

 

I have had them both on my wish list for a long time but have not been able to read them yet. I will change this.

Jennette has written some great posts about a variety of topics. I thought about going through and finding some of my favourite but I have decided to focus on the one posted yesterday call What You Do Today Is What You Do With Your Life.

I read this post this morning and loved it. I found it true and something that I can relate to right now. This quote struck me especially:

‘Most of the big things I’ve accomplished in life didn’t come in a sudden deus ex machina moment. They came by adopting behaviors I executed every day.’

I often live in the future and expect things to happen just because I want them to. This is not the case unless I work for it. I have to do something everyday in order to achieve my goals. They are not just going to happen. Putting things off until tomorrow is easy, but it will not help me do what I want to do.

Jennette uses the example of reading, which also happens to be something I want to do more of:

‘When I look at my average day, I can see what I’m doing with my life. If I want to be a person who reads more, I have to do a bit of reading every day. When I put it that way, it seems obvious. Duh, if you want to read more you actually have to read. Instead, I usually think, “I should read more. I’ll do that tomorrow or next week or something.” If I want to add more reading to my life, I have to add it to my day.’

It is obvious, but it is also hard. We all say we don’t have time or money or something else that gives us an excuse to put things off. However if we want to achieve something we have to work for it. Doing a little everyday is better than doing nothing. It breaks it down in to manageable chunks (wow that sounds familiar – weight loss anyone?).

I want to lose weight. I want to be healthy and active. Therefore I need to eat healthy foods and be active everyday. I also have another goal I haven’t even started working on yet as I keep telling myself there will be time later. What if there isn’t? I know I shouldn’t think like that, but I need to start doing something now so I know I tried.

After all it is all about the journey :)

I hope you enjoying reading Jennette’s blog as much as I do!

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