Let me break it down fo' ya

Here comes a completely unpremeditated post. But I needed a preface for posts to come. I'm thinking about making some big changes in my life... I just haven't figured out what they are yet... But I'm working on it. What I have realized is this: I want to have a bigger impact on the world and be heard more in order so that I can help others.  And I don't know what that looks like yet either, but I've got some ideas. Those updates will be for another time when I've got more direction.

One thing I want to do is to begin to write more.  This will stay as my personal blog (although it needs some serious cosmetic edits), but I want to start more fitness writing. Ideally, I'd like to find a way to write for magazines and online articles. With my personal trainer certification, I have the credentials to do this, but I'm also thinking about expanding my knowledge base in this area with physiological knowledge.

So sometime this week I want to start trying out some of my articles here on my blog.  Soon, I will be creating a new website dedicated to training, healthy living, and fun, where I will focus my fitness and life related articles so that I can keep the more personal stuff here. I know I run into the consideration that I'm recently in recovery for my eating disorder, so is getting into this a good idea? For me, absolutely yes. It helps me walk the walk as well as try out new things on myself. Plus, I really want to get rid of the eating disorder label that I've placed on myself for so many years.

I've still been training for triathlons, just more intelligently, and spending a lot more time lifting weight, which I love! I actually feel like I'm getting stronger and moving toward my goals for the first time in a while. Building some muscle is definitely helping my body image as well, although I've still got a ways to go.

I want my writing to be fun and motivating and helpful to others. I'm planning to start taking personal training clients again as well, as its something I've always loved. So I hope you read my first fun article later this week. My writing will focus not just on fitness and health, but simply personal betterment. Hence why my first article was inspired from an animated Disney movie I recently watched...

In other news, the past few weeks have been busy but a lot of fun! Here's a quick run down, a la photo journal style:

A couple of weeks ago, 9 friends and I went up to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia for the weekend:




We did some hiking


Played some video games:


And learned to catch water bottles on our heads. Check me out in the background as I totally nailed it... (Bill is an incredible performer!)



The next weekend my parents and sister came to visit so we went to an Astros game:


Then to Disney World!



And my dad and I became official Cosmic Commandos on the Buzz Lightyear ride.  No shame at all.  We may or may not have ridden it 6 times and found all the secret target...

Buzz Lightyear


That's it! More stuff coming soon!

On a real note--I am looking to build a new, really good looking website, but have no idea how to do this. If anyone is looking for some freelance work and knows about building and hosting websites, send me an email at chuckfeerick@gmail.com.  Thanks!