Just as I am pulling myself out my own blogging doldrums (with the help of all of you fabulous people!), I am very excited to welcome the arrival of my best friend Kate to the blogging world at Return of the Mackie.
I’ve blogged about the lovely Kate before here – she really is a top chick and she is currently going through a big life change as she takes on the Michelle Bridge’s 12 Week Body Transformation challenge and prepares for her wedding in November.
This photo is a favourite of mine of the two of us, taken by Kate’s fiance Leonie, when I was around 35 weeks pregnant with Jarvis.
Kate is currently into week 5 of her transformation and as of last Wednesday had lost more than 11 kilograms. She is really hitting her stride and her results and enthusiasm for the task ahead is really inspiring.
Although I am now almost at my goal weight, she’s inspired me to up the ante and get running on that treadmill and we’re preparing to take on our first fun run, the Bridge to Brisbane 10 km (and at least try to run half of it!), in September.
Watching Kate’s blog take shape has reminded me of the power of blogging and why I started blogging in the first place – that feeling of self-discovery and rediscovery. Of writing yourself out of a dark place to embrace the joy.