Oh my gosh you guys, I have amazing news- Commitness to Fitness is on Facebook!!!
Why is that amazing news considering a billion people are already on The Facebook? Because I have never had a Facebook account In. My. Life.
“Why? Who? What the?” Is normally how people react when they find that out.
Actually it’s more like, “Are you a hermit?” “Are you a spy?” “Are you on the run?” “You know they say sociopaths don’t like Facebook, are you one of them?” Fun stuff like that. To which I used to reply, “Ha ha no, I simply like my privacy and see no reason to join.” But after hundreds of blank stares, I changed my response to “Ha ha yeah it’s weird, I’ll sign up at some point” but I never really meant it.
Truthfully, when I was in college and everyone else was signing up for Facebook when it was first invented, I thought it was just the next myspace, or AIM profile thing. It didn’t interest me. Plus I’ve always been big on talking to all my real friends on the phone, on email or IN PERSON so why would I need to be on Facebook?
And the answer is: BECAUSE.
Because you do. Because that’s just what people do now. So, I’m on. And I’m LOVING IT. And I have to give the BIGGEST thanks to Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama who was my crutch during this process.
She was also a Facebook newbie up until recently, and she literally talked me through the process step by step by step. For those of you who have been on Facebook for forever, let me tell you about the emotions that signing up after holding out for so long can evoke:
First there are doubts.
Then there is dread.
And then there are panic attacks.
And then there are tears. Or perhaps the tears get scattered throughout the process, depends on the person.
And then suddenly it’s done, you’re signed up. Do you feel happy? NOPE you feel totally exposed.
Because everybody is already so cool with their awesome Facebook skills and all their millions of Facebook ‘likes’ and you’re like: “great, I have 1 like, aaaand it’s from myself”.
But then a minute later you get another like and suddenly you relax and you’re all, “Friends! This is great!”
So, if you wouldn’t mind liking me on Facebook, I promise to return the favor. And if you don’t, s’cool, I’ll just like you first And don’t forget to check out Nicole’s blog because it is amazing and she’s amazing and you’ll thank me. And then, like her on Facebook because her Facebook page is so rad too.
So, the Facebook fiasco took up all my allotted blog time yesterday, and I had plans last night, so I had about 40 minutes to prepare this post. That might sound like a long time, but it normally takes me a lot longer than that. A lot longer. (And right now it’s 5:30am on Friday morning and I’m editing for typos/grammar- I’m not lying when I say my first drafts look like something a 1st grader wrote) SO, even though Eric and I made a really delicious smoothie last week that I was so excited to post today, I’m going to save that for next week and instead let some of you guys take center stage. Below are some of my FAVORITE recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. I love round-up posts, don’t you
1. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health: Roasted Asparagus Lemon Cream Pasta
Sarah posts some of the most delicious recipes I’ve ever seen and her pictures are sensational. This is one of my favorite dishes that she has posted.
2. Amanda @ Running with Spoons: Blueberry Banana Breakfast Muffins
Amanda talks about awesome food-related topics as well as her personal thoughts surrounding them and, while she’s at it, shares some absolutely mouth-watering recipes. This one happens to combine four of my favorite things: blueberries, bananas, breakfast and muffins. ’nuff said.
3. Meredith @ What Merry Makes: Crock-Pot Fruit & Pork
For all you crock-pot fans (and I know that’s exactly all of you) this recipe is sure to please. I personally love anything with apricots and pork tenderloin so this one is right up my alley. Absolutely scrumptious!
4. Chelsea @ The Outlaw Life: Because it’s Friday!
This post deserves honorable mention because even though there is no recipe, it incorporates my favorite snack foods. (Note: If you’re ever trying to bribe me, use some sort of sour gummy candy.) So yeah, no recipe, no prep required, just good ol’ step 1: open the bag, step 2: enjoy. Because it’s Friday and gosh darn it, we deserve it!
So there you have it friends! Boy, am I glad it’s Friday.
What are your plans this weekend?
What are your thoughts on social media? Love it? Like it? Loath it?