Hello south of the border neighbors!
My name is Camille and I am a fellow fitness lover from Montreal, Canada. I’m a French Canadian but figured I would reach more people if I chose English as the primary language of my blog.
I’m slowly trying to make my way into the US blog community, because let’s face it; Canadians are slow to jump in the blogging thing. I don’t get it though…I only see advantages to blogging right!? Anyway, I want to be honest with you guys and tell you that my motivation has gone out the window lately…I haven’t been to the gym in 3 weeks! What?! But I’m still active don’t worry, with running and walking a lot. I think that there are 2 main reasons that explain my lazy attitude.
First, the Montreal weather…and especially for a runner like me. I accept the fact that winter exists and that it’s cold and snowy and always seems to last forever. I don’t hate it and I’m equipped to run outside in this kind of weather, even though I prefer the treadmill in winter. But, when spring makes its appearance and gives us a few beautiful sunny days in the 40′s, it gives me hope and strength to last until summer. And then, you wake up the next day and it’s back to 25 degrees!! Aaahh! The whole outside running plan and motivation goes straight in the trash. Depressing…
The second reason is that my desire of becoming a full-time personal trainer this year has received a slap in the face. Let me recap the last couple years of my life in a few words: Fell in love with running, got injured, fell in love with weight training and the fitness blogging community, received my certification as personal trainer, started my blog and my at-home PT business, was counting on the blogging community to help me build my business…realized that Canada is not where the US is in terms of blogging…:( specially the French part of Canada…So now, I have to find another way to reach clients while still having to work my 8 to 5 desk job and pursuing my own fitness passion and balancing that with my family-friends-boyfriend life…How?! I need a plan…
Thankfully, I can always count on you blogging friends :) I want to thank you for inspire me and accepting me in your community. I read many of you religiously and wish I could be closer to you…or maybe you could extend your community up north and have events and conferences in Canada :) I think I should work on that. I also want to thank you for making me discover so many great products before everybody else in Canada because you’re always ahead of us (almond butter and Greek yogurt got here in 2011, imagine… I had been looking for those forever!).
So, until the summer happens over here, I know I can count on you guys to bring my motivation back and make me want to inspire people with a healthy lifestyle, just like you do to me! I’ll keep dreaming about a future meeting with some of you ;)