Friends!! Things are looking a lot different around here on the blog and it has been a hot minute since I have posted last... It has been on my heart and mind to do a revamp of sorts on this site for a long time and it wasn't until I started my new Instagram that my fire for blogging and posting really sparked again. When I started Class in the Bluegrass my junior year of high school, I genuinely thought I would be a "good blogger" because of my preppy closet and naturally fast metabolism and stick thin figure. Since then, I've gone through a lot of personal struggles, a little bit of inevitable teenage weight gain, and started a new journey that is college life. I can honestly say I am nowhere close to the person I was in high school and that is 100% for the better.

Since I started @balanced_baig on Instagram this fall, I post because I genuinely love health and fitness, figuring out what I like and what I don't, and being able to connect with people about real life stuff. I love to try new workouts and foods and document my progress and growth. As I am getting older, my body is always changing and responding differently to food and exercise and, because of that, I sometimes lack motivation or confidence in myself and my body. Posting on Instagram keeps me inspired and holds me accountable, as silly as it sounds.

So circling back to why I am back on the blog... I love sharing my photos on Instagram and it has allowed me to dip my toes into taking photos, photo editing, etc. I want to use the blog to delve deeper into my fitness journey, balancing wellness with college life, and my struggle with body confidence. I am making some big life changes in 2018 and I want to document this journey for myself but also for other college students or anyone that is trying to stay healthy and motivated. When I am online reading blogs or watching YouTube videos, I am constantly searching for motivation or inspiration from others, but my goal for 2018 is to recognize that everything we need to reach our goals is inside of us. We just have to have the confidence in ourselves to take that leap of faith and start. I am always inspired by a new year and I feel like 2018 is going to be one of my best years yet. xx

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