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We all want to be healthy and fit. But for many of us, setting a goal to lose weight is a lot easier said than done. A weight loss journey can also feel isolating without a strong support system.
That’s where blogs can come in. If you’re looking to lose weight this year or need some inspiration and motivation to keep you moving forward, these are your people!
Emily Ho isn’t trying to lose weight to be someone else. And that’s exactly why she’s the person you should be following if you’re struggling with weight loss. She’s all about body positivity and staying healthy, no matter your size. She also shares some amazing fashion reviews from designers catering to plus-size women. Visit the blog.
Run Eat Repeat
Monica Olivas is a holistic health coach and certified running coach. And as the blog name implies, she loves to run and eat! Running helped her shed 20 pounds, and she’s since competed in 50 half-marathons and 30 marathons. Run Eat Repeat has giveaways for runners, tips for improving distance, and all kinds of healthy, delicious recipe ideas to fuel your next run. Visit the blog.
No Thanks to Cake
In 2010, Kelly decided it was time to make a change. So she started blogging about losing weight. She credits the bulk of her weight loss in those early years to Jenny Craig. Today, she writes about how she manages to keep the weight off. No Thanks to Cake is full of healthy recipes that are sure to make your mouth water. There’s also plenty of inspiration for people starting out on their own weight loss journey. Visit the blog.
Runs for Cookies
Katie’s weight has been a challenge her entire life. But after having two boys, she reached an all-time high: 253 pounds. That was when she decided to make a change, but it didn’t happen right away. For the next three years, she dieted and bounced between losing and gaining 50 pounds. Her real weight loss journey began in 2009, when she used calorie counting and running to take off 125 pounds. Today, she writes about maintaining that loss, running, being a mother, and managing a bipolar diagnosis. Visit the blog.
Several writers share their own stories on PopSugar Fitness. The posts you’ll find here range from fitness tips and recipe ideas to personal weight loss journeys and the latest information experts have to share. It’s a fun, fitness-focused community that’s sure to inspire you. Visit the blog.
Gina Harney started The Fitnessista after she’d already lost 40 pounds. At the time, she was in maintenance mode in Georgia where, as she explains it, “healthy options were pretty scarce.” The blog was her way of chronicling how she sought out those healthy choices and often created them for herself. Today, Gina works as a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and weight loss specialist. She loves sharing tips with her readers as they embark on their own journeys toward health. Visit the blog.
Nicole Morrissey is a registered dietitian who works specifically with diabetes and weight management. What sets her apart from many other dietitians is that she’s struggled with her own weight since a young age. She was 14 when she went to her first Weight Watchers meeting, and the years that followed brought many ups and downs. Today, she accepts that she “may forever be a work in progress,” so she focuses on balance. That means healthy, good-for-her foods, and doing the active things she loves, like running and hockey. Visit the blog.
Full Plate Living
Full Plate Living is a nonprofit dedicated to a simple mission: Encourage, educate, support, and inspire anyone who wants to live a healthier lifestyle. They don’t advocate for starving yourself, spending your life at the gym, or giving up the foods you love. They’re also not about fad diets or weight loss supplements. Instead, they offer practical, straightforward steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Visit the blog.
The Healthy Foodie
Sonia is a single mom of two in her 40s. She’s also a former drinking, chain-smoking food junkie. Then she made a New Year’s resolution that stuck. She wanted to lose 50 to 60 pounds and be active at least 30 minutes a day, six days a week. She started running and hasn’t stopped since. The Healthy Foodie is full of healthy recipes that will help you on your own weight loss journey. Visit the blog.
Andie is a healthy recipe developer and New York Times best-selling author. She shares some of her most delectable food ideas on her blog. She’ll tell you right up front: She believes in balancing health and happiness. And it was through that balance that she lost 135 pounds — a journey that can also be found in her memoir, “It Was Me All Along.” Visit the blog.
Not Afraid of Stripes
If you’re looking for a writer to follow who’s still in the midst of their own weight loss journey (and willing to admit might always be), Amy is your girl. She blogs about the ups, downs, and challenges on her path to weight loss on Not Afraid of Stripes. She doesn’t hesitate to share her insecurities or efforts to improve her own body image. Visit the blog.
Instant Knock Out
Full disclosure: This is a blog created around a product. Specifically, a supplement that claims to increase your metabolism and stamp out cravings. But you don’t have to take the supplement to benefit from their posts. They’re full of workout tips and ideas for weight loss. Visit the blog.
Mexico Bariatric Center
This is a medical clinic providing weight loss surgeries. But their blog also has a lot of helpful information about losing weight and maintaining that weight loss without surgery. You can find posts about the types of conditions that contribute to weight gain, posts about personal weight loss journeys, and yes, tips and advice for those who might be considering surgery. Visit the blog.
This is the weight loss blog for self-described “underdogs, misfits, and mutants.” Basically, if you’ve never seen yourself as the meathead grunting and lifting weights at the gym, this might be the space for you. Home to a community titled “The Rebellion,” this blog is full of resources, training courses, and options for private coaching. Nerd Fitness is all about deliberate, small changes to help you live a happier, healthier life. Visit the blog.
Lisa began Workout Mommy in 2007. Back then, she was a busy mom of two who found out that continuing her pre-motherhood commitment to health and fitness wasn’t as easy as she thought it would be. Now a single mother of four, she admits it’s even hard to find the time to commit to fitness. She writes her blog to inspire others to make that time, and holds herself accountable for finding it as well. Visit the blog.
Life by Daily Burn
The goal of Life by Daily Burn is to help readers live healthier, happier, and more active lives. The posts will help empower you to take control of your own physical, mental, and emotional well-being. You’ll find articles with exercise tips, recipe ideas, and weight loss advice. Visit the blog.
Kasey Brown is passionate about helping kids and women love their bodies. She’s a certified personal trainer, a best-selling author, and an IDEA fitness-inspired advisor. Her posts on Powercakes provide healthy recipe ideas, new fitness tips, and inspiration to keep moving toward a healthier lifestyle. Visit the blog.
Mind Body Green
The Mind Body Green fitness section is full of articles sure to help fuel your health and weight loss journey. Multiple contributors talk about everything from the impact alcohol may have on your metabolism and the correlation between fitness and money to the workouts wellness leaders are obsessed with. Visit the blog.
Cassey Ho, award-winning fitness instructor and Pilates teacher, is the creator behind Blogilates. It’s now the No. 1 fitness channel on YouTube. Her blog is an extension of that channel, where Cassey’s aim is to motivate and inspire readers. She does this by sharing monthly workout calendars and posts about clean eating and getting fit in a way that’s actually enjoyable. Visit the blog.
Carrots ‘n’ Cake
Carrots ‘n’ Cake is written by a food and fitness blogger who also happens to be a mom. The blog provides meal plans, advice for those looking to get fit while dealing with chronic illnesses, and relatable posts about maintaining health while balancing motherhood. You can also find some great recipes, like these blender chocolate chip cookies. Visit the blog.
The Lean Green Bean
Lindsay, a registered dietitian and new mom, has a passion for nutrition and healthy living. She shares that passion on The Lean Green Bean. She provides healthy recipes, nutrition information, tips for new moms, and workout advice. Her focus is on balance: She’s all about helping you live a healthy lifestyle without feeling like you’re giving anything up. Visit the blog.
Ross Enamait is a boxing coach and trainer. He has a passion for high-performance conditioning, strength, and athletic development. His philosophy is that successful training requires figuring out what works for the individual. On Ross Training, he provides the research and real-world advice his experiences have backed up, but never a “my way or the highway” approach. Visit the blog.
Before creating Comeback Momma, Jenn Mitchell had 50 pounds of baby weight to lose, plus anxiety and depression to battle. This is now the space where she writes about her own journey to health (both mental and physical) and happiness. She’s family-focused, but also strives to be more fit, stylish, and fun. Visit the blog.
Once upon a time, Tony Gentilcore helped found Cressey Sports Performance. While he no longer coaches there, he remains an active athlete and trainer. He contributes to fitness magazines and helps others reach their fitness goals. He blogs about finding focus in fitness and also has some fun posts about work and life. Visit the blog.
Tone It Up
Tone It Up is all about health, fitness, and happiness. It’s perfect for women looking to find a little motivation and inspiration without having to give up the fun. The blog provides weekly exercise schedules, tips on keeping your diet clean, and at-home workouts to get your heart pumping in 10 minutes or less. Visit the blog.
FitFluential has several contributors all dedicated to the same thing: bringing together health and wellness fanatics. Founded in 2011 by Kelly Olexa, the blog features posts about improving your workouts and lifting yourself up on the journey to better health and wellness. Visit the blog.
The IDEA Health & Fitness Association has a 30-year history of serving fitness professionals. Their organization started as a way to help those in the industry advance their careers. But their blog is also full of helpful articles for people simply hoping to achieve better wellness in their own lives. Visit the blog.
There are over 30 different coaches and trainers contributing to the Breaking Muscle. All of them share their experience and expertise about health and wellness. Here you’ll find tips about athletic equipment, diet tips to help you reach your goals, and information about the latest health and fitness news. Visit the blog.
Ace Fitness knows movement is important for feeling healthy and alive. They aim to inspire people to keep stepping, jumping, and moving throughout their day, whether that’s through a dance class, a run, or a swim in the pool. Their blog provides exercise tips and ideas to get your heart pumping. Visit the blog.
Leah Campbell is a writer and editor living in Anchorage, Alaska. She’s a single mother by choice after a serendipitous series of events led to the adoption of her daughter. Leah is also the author of the book “Single Infertile Female” and has written extensively on the topics of infertility, adoption, and parenting. You can connect with Leah via Facebook, her website, and Twitter.