I initially started Sweet and Strong over two years ago as a place for me to share how I balance a healthy lifestyle and a love for baking and eating all things sweet. You will never hear me label my diet. While I’m not opposed to anyone that does, I just know my life cannot go on without pizza and cake, I just refuse to give certain things up.
But I also believe in eating as much real food as possible and being active. I hope this blog has shown you a good balance of all things sweet and indulgent, fitness, and healthy food choices.
I honestly never imagined Sweet and Strong would grow into a place where I feel connected to other bloggers and where I get the chance to work with some of my favorite brands. It really started like more of a public food and fitness diary and a chance for me to be heard about my lifestyle. Those of you that know me well know that I’m actually a very quiet person in real life. But now I truly feel like all of my readers are a part of the Sweet and Strong community and I want to develop more ways to connect with you all.
But first make sure you’re on the Sweet and Strong mailing list. You’ll be the first notified of new posts and an occasional extra Newsletter, no spam!
Of course you can always leave me a comment below in any blog post, Instagram image, or in my Facebook page. I always try to respond to everyone. I want to get you involved in other ways as well.
After attending a Photography Workshop last week and listening to Rachel talk about Instagram themes and engaging with your followers I decided to use the #sweetandstrong hashtag in a special way. If I can get it to be one of the top IG hashtags, it can be a great space for my followers to form a community. On the topic of engaging with followers, it’s difficult to do that when starting out on the platform which is why many users buy Instagram likes, to boost their online presence. I’ve even heard that some people buy followers too so that their page can have a head start when it comes to setting up. Usually, the more followers you have, the more visible your page is as it can often come up as recommended pages to follow. Not to mention, the more followers a page has, the more the content gets viewed which is great for the person running the page. Some like to use a bot like Ingramer to boost their following whereas others prefer different bots, so it’s all about finding the right fit.
#sweetandstrong Sunday! Starting a traditional on my account every Sunday night ?? Did a mix of workouts during the week ??ate lean protein ? veggies ?and healthy carbs ??. So occasionally I have NO shame in indulging in my favorite sweets. And these doughnuts from @b_doughnut were amazinggggg ???? the traditional glaze are always my fav, oh and anything with sprinkles ? I invite you to post something you treated yourself to this week using the hashtag #sweetandstrong To show others that you can be strong and #treatyourself too. Enjoy your sweet ending to the weekend loves! ?
Every Sunday night you will see me post an Instagram image of something sweet or indulgent I’m treating myself to. In the caption, I’ll talk about how I am balanced this with exercise or movement during the week along with healthy food choices. I’ve found that being honest and truthful with your following can help you grow your Instagram faster because they can relate to you and understand that you are in fact, a normal everyday person. Not someone who is perfect all the time and not someone who tries to give that impression. You know what they say, honesty is the best policy.
I like to match my sprinkles with my shoes 😉
I want you to not feel embarrassed, ashamed, or upset with yourself for eating the cookie, cake, or whatever it may be. We all do it and #yolo right!
I really hope you’ll join me and post any photo of something you’re treating yourself to each week and how you balanced it with a healthy lifestyle. Whether it be a dessert, a pizza with all the cheese toppings, or some self care. And tag me @sweetandstrongblog in your post and photo and use the hashtag #sweetandstrong.
Each week I’ll share some of your posts in my Insta Stories. And stay tuned for a few other fun ways to get us all connected in the Sweet and Strong community.
Oh did this post make you hungry? Sorry hehe! I’ll leave you with this plate full of salmon and veggies.
Keep life Sweet and stay Strong my friends.
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Linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud and Heather for Friday Favorites.
What’s one thing you treat yourself to each week?
How do you balance exercise and a healthy lifestyle?
If you’re new to a creating a healthy lifestyle what do you need help with?