Well here I am again. Included in this post is the very first video I have ever uploaded. I wanted to include some different types of media into my blog, so here it is in all its glory. In the interest of full transparency this process has been a bit terrifying, but not for the reasons I originally suspected. Prior to this class I really hadn’t had much to do with social media. I’ve have used Facebook for a number of years but mostly as a third party observer ( as I type this I am suddenly acutely aware of how creepy that sounds). What I mean to say is apart from a status update every few months and the odd hilarious cat video, I haven’t been an active participant within the realm of social media ( there that feels better!).
So to move from being a social media neophyte to recording videos of myself making a record of my fitness goals has been a very new process for me. I’m learning some interesting things about myself. The following is a list of observations I have made since my last check in:
- I think I can finally confirm that I am in fact an introvert. Yes, it is true. Every week I sit down to write on this blog and feel a strangely invigorated and terrified at the same time. I guess this is kind of like keeping a journal. On the internet. Where everyone can see it. If you listen carefully you can hear the muffled screams of my inner introvert. At the same time this is a powerful means of connecting with my classmates and colleagues. I would be very interested to hear what other people’s experience has been.
- I’m learning a lot. In truth, it hasn’t been what I expected. Allow me to explain. Have you ever tried to start a YouTube account, then realized you had no idea what you were doing and then found yourself searching YouTube for ” how to use YouTube?” Yes, it turns out I am that guy. At any rate I found out all that I needed to know. I suppose this is what happens when an observer of social media takes the first steps toward becoming an active participant. I look forward to learning more about this process.
- The things I’m learning have less to do with diet and fitness and more to do with how to incorporate these things into my life. I’m learning that the internet is a great provider of ” what to do” to be healthier. It is up to me to determine ” how” best to do it. I hope this makes sense. In a way this is not unlike what I have written in this blog about principles of use of social media for nursing students. I a very real way I am having to sift through online information and determine ( in my case about health and fitness) determine what meets my needs and how to incorporate into my own life. Whoa. I’m not going to lie, I didn’t see that one coming.
- Lastly, I will jot something down about progress. As mentioned in the video I am down 10 lbs. For my next entry, I’m going to attempt to record a snippet of one of the workouts I’m doing and talk a bit more about some of the tools and resources I have found helpful. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope your projects are going well and I look forward to reading about them!