does blogging keep us motivated and on track with being healthy?

by purelytwins

Howdy luvs!

Now that we all have bellies full of cereal and legs feeling like jello after some cardio it is time to just sit back and relax.

haha right….

nope it is another day to get stuff done!

Also we thought we would answer a fun question we received from a reader from a few days ago.

Does blogging keep us motivated and on track with being healthy?

Such a great question! More on that below.




Purely Fit Life purely power program is still kicking our butts! Yesterday we did our ladder workout. Phew. We were left tired and sweaty.

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plantain kefir donuts

Besides cereal, we enjoyed lots of other yummy eats over the weekend.

plantain donuts

Enjoyed plantain donuts (we did 2 duck eggs instead of arrowroot). Perfect pillows of heaven! We topped our donuts off with homemade goat kefir, banana, and cardamom. We are starting to make our own kefir again from raw goat milks that we get from a farmer. LOVE IT! We sure have missed it.

flounder plantain dinner

Enjoyed some flounder we picked up at the farmers market. So good! A very nice change to our regular mahi and salmon.

avocado mint ice cream

still enjoying mint chocolate chip avocado soft serve

amaizing breakfast

We cannot even describe how good this meal was so many of our favorites together in one bowl – local eggs, with runny yolk, plantains, coconut oil, local  sausage, and lots of plantain socca! We were hungry 🙂

perfect fit banana mush

Enjoyed simple meals like this – perfect fit protein with banana and coconut oil. You guys have seen this many times before.


Simple breakfast – green juice, blueberries, banana, perfect fit protein, and coconut oil.

plantain avocado grass-fed beef dinner

Love the colors of our dinner last night – grass-fed beef burger, 1/2 avocado, cooked local swiss chard with fermented veggies, plantain and coconut oil!

Just a few highlights of some of our meals these past few days.


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Now back to Morgan’s question.

does blogging keep you on track with health goals

How has blogging motivated our health journey?  Blogging has helped us in so many ways – personally.

One – it keeps us accountable. Which we know several other bloggers would agree.
Two – by sharing our eats and workouts allows us to see our health journey unfold. Allows us to look back and learn from our past. Allows us to grow and push harder.
Three – it allows us to share our health issues to be able to connect with others who might be going through the same thing. To know that we are not alone and that we are not perfect. We are human. We have our issues. We do our research. We do our own self experiments. And we wait for results.

Would we be as consistent with our healthy choices if we did not keep up the blog?

Yes. We have always been interested in health and fitness our whole life…dating all the way back to middle school. So we would still be reading, learning, researching, and trying new things whether or not we had a blog.

Do we ever feel blogging takes up too much time?

Yes it can. Honestly we still love blogging, even though it takes us a lot of time to write up post, edit pictures, film and edit videos, think of content to write about, test recipes, etc. But it is worth it as we have a true passion for health, fitness and recipe making. So we never look at it as “oh my gosh this is taking forever;” okay well we hate waiting for videos to upload. Those do take forever.

We love our blogging community. We love that we can share whatever we want. We love that we can connect with people all over the world. We love trying new things. We love being able to share what we love with others.  And especially we love hearing from our readers that means the world to us!

plantain baking

food love Seeing our purely twins community come together – inspiring, sharing, and motivating one another – is so motivating and inspiring for us!

We love you all!


Twins Question: To other bloggers — do you feel your blog keeps you accountable? do you feel you would make healthy choices even if you did not blog? To non-bloggers — Do you feel you would make healthy choices if you did not read blogs?

Lori and Michelle


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Amanda H @eathardworkhard August 13, 2013 - 10:49 am

I just started my blog a month ago and I really feel like it has helped me stay consistent and hold myself accountable. And reading great health and fitness blogs helps too! 🙂

purelytwins August 13, 2013 - 5:55 pm

awesome Amanda so glad to hear it 🙂 We will have to check it out!

Lucie@FtiSwissChick August 13, 2013 - 11:20 am

Love this!!
Blogging helped me TONS in my recovery. Getting all the feedback from the community, the support and the feeling of not being alone made me going forward and taking BIG steps. Also, I started to love food even more and get creative in the kitchen and make my food look pretty!

purelytwins August 13, 2013 - 5:55 pm

same here girl, it is amazing how making connections through blogging can help in so many ways!

Sandra August 13, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Afternoon awesome coaches! Question is that one whole plantain socca per serving or one whole socca split in half?

purelytwins August 13, 2013 - 5:56 pm

it really depends, but that particular day we split the plantain socca and had a few plain pieces of plantains along with it.

Jillienne@ChasingRaspberries August 13, 2013 - 2:12 pm

Love this question! Blogging is my number one tool in keeping myself accountable and motivated! I hate missing a workout or a long run because then I have to report my lack of progress to my readers. Sure, a few missed workouts here an there never killed anyone, but the blog is a great reminder to keep on truckin’, as they say!

purelytwins August 13, 2013 - 5:56 pm

yep 😉 keep on truckin!!

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots August 13, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Blogging definitely makes me accountable for working out and marathon training. I started my blog about a year ago, when I decided to run my first half marathon (and first race). Blogging helped me stay consistent with running. I had never ran so consistently in my life, and I finally consider myself a “runner”.

I would still be making healthy food choices, though. I don’t post everything that I eat on my blog, and I wouldn’t hesitate to post about that extra cookie that I ate. I think I eat pretty healthily, but I don’t overthink it.

purelytwins August 13, 2013 - 5:58 pm

we try not to overthink it too 😉

Gis August 13, 2013 - 3:06 pm

I’ve definitely made a bit of both (blogging and read blogs). I must say that it completely helps me to keep accountable about workouts especially. Another thing that has helped me is checking in communities (it’s not like blogging but it’s quite helpful). I’ve gone without checking or reading blogs and I can tell the difference. I’m more like: “well… today I can eat whatever I want, and tomorrow I will too” and it’s like a viscious circle. Instead, as soon as I start reading and researching I start feeling good again and I get inspired and motivated much more often. So, yes, I think it helps me making healthier choices 🙂

purelytwins August 13, 2013 - 5:58 pm

awesome Gis so happy to hear it 🙂

lindsay August 13, 2013 - 3:14 pm

goodness i want that bowl! looks amazing! and yes, blogging is a lot of work. I think it helps me to BE REAL though. And when i’m struggling, others can lift you up and vice versa.

purelytwins August 13, 2013 - 5:59 pm

yes!! love that about blogging!!

Laurin August 13, 2013 - 7:18 pm

I think my blog holds me accountable but also reading other healthy living blogs has been so beneficial to me! It’s helped me to see beyond my immediate circle of friends and family and to get inspiration from so many other people with an interest in living a healthy lifestyle!

purelytwins August 13, 2013 - 8:35 pm

we agree Laurin!

GiGi Eats Celebrities August 13, 2013 - 11:58 pm

The foods you both post on your blog constantly, make me think that your house is like DISNEY LAND and I really want to win a trip!!!!!

As for blogs keeping you accountable, I really think that they can! People use blogging as a way of tracking what they’re eating and how they’re working out – it’s sort of like their journal that isn’t so private (I totally remember my journal that had a voice activated access pad) and it works. Readers are motivating 🙂

purelytwins August 14, 2013 - 8:11 am

haha you too cute 😉 xo

Heather @ Better With Veggies August 14, 2013 - 1:49 pm

I so agree that blogging is great accountability. It’s one more group that I can share my commitments and know Ill get questions if I back out. And so much support and encouragement – from friends like you guys! 🙂

Jazial - Foxy Fresh August 14, 2013 - 9:04 pm

Blogging definitely keeps me motivated. It keeps my mind on new ways to eat well. This might be corny but it also makes me proud of myself for seeing kind of a record of my healthy recipes on my blog! Helps me stay on track for sure 🙂
PS – platain donuts look gooood!

Morgan August 16, 2013 - 11:09 pm

Oh wow I’m so excited to see you made a whole post about my question!! How cool 🙂 I’ve thought about keeping a blog, I actually have one out there but it only has 2 lonely posts from months ago.. But this conversation makes me want to keep up with it. I feel like it would help with accountability and to be more creative with cooking. To answer your question, reading blogs definitely inspires me to stay on track. Without them, I would probably have long ran out ideas for fun and easy meals, snacks & workouts. My favorite thing about blogs are the community aspect. I don’t have many health seeking friends, so it’s crutial that I have some kind of support system. I love connecting with like-minded people over the interwebs!


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