How Will You Follow Your Dreams?

This is me on The Roseman Bridge in Madison County, Iowa in 2001. It was 
always a dream of mine to visit here and I was SO happy on this day.

“The old dreams were good dreams; they didn’t work out, but I’m glad I had them.” Clint Eastwood as Robert Kincaid in Bridges of Madison County 

This is one of my favorite quotes (and movies) of all time. It is in a frame in my office and I read it often. Especially today.

Today was a very hard day. It is the day that one of my dreams, the dream of owning my own fitness facility, is coming to an end.

But, I am SO glad I had the dream, I followed my dream and I don’t have any regrets about it at all. Plus, I had a lot of fun doing it, too.

So, does this mean that I am going to sit like a lump on a log. Of course NOT! My new plan is to continue to motivate, educate and train others in my community and online.

As anyone in my family can attest to, I have a LOT of dreams and ideas. Sometimes I probably drive them crazy. It isn’t that my family doesn’t think that I can and will accomplish all of my goals, hopes, dreams and desires. They know I will if I really put my mind to it. No, they just know that sometimes I need help with focus.

So, here is my plan to facilitate my newest “dream” of becoming a top notch fitness and wellness blogger and help make it into my new “reality.”

– Jump right in. During the past few months, I have been blogging here and there but I have not been very regular about it. My new plan is to blog at least once a day so I can stay connected with my followers.

– Attend a conference this summer that will help me better understand the social media and blogging world. One conference I plan to attend is the Fitness and Health Bloggers Conference in Denver, CO in June. The agenda looks so interesting and informative. I also hope to be one of 40 lucky recipients of the Refuel with Chocolate Milk  Scholarships to the FHBC Conference. After being laid off in January, a scholarship would surely make this conference financially possible for my family and me and also help to jump-start my blogging career.

– Connect with others through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. I have been using a personal Facebook page for a couple of years now but I wasn’t too involved with Twitter until a couple of weeks ago. It is amazing how many fantastic resources there are and how many people you can learn from on Twitter. One of the first groups I decided to follow was @FitFluential.  Their motto is, “FitFluential is a growing family of fitness fanatics spreading a positive healthy message year-round. Fitfluential is Fitness Found.” Perfect!!

– I have even made a couple of friends/connections that I am very excited about. One person in particular is Bonnie Lang of She is an amazing blogger with a lot of great information and advice to offer. You can find more links to other blogs, websites and interesting “stuff” on my resources page, too.

– Last but not least (and probably not last either) is that I will always continue to dream. I will update my bucket list of dreams, set goals and push hard to accomplish them. Life isn’t always easy but at least I won’t regret trying to live it to the fullest.

Do you have any dreams or goals for 2012? If so, what is your plan?

Good luck to you!


  1. So glad to hear you won’t stop dreaming! You never know what the future holds.

    • Thank you, Suzanne. I find that (if you stay positive through change) the change is usually something bigger and better than before 🙂

    • Great news! I’d like to hear more about how to make sure to get enough wihegt training in in a consistent way without being boring. I love kick boxing, for example, and they mix in the wihegt training with the cardio, but I don’t think I get enough consistent, rotating exercises for all the muscle groups. Some days we do more legs, some days more arms, but if I just do kickboxing, not sure I’m getting enough of a whole body workout. On the other hand, when I do just wihegt training, I can get bored, although I have some good routines. Suggestions?


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