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Patch Blogger Chronicles Staying Fit As Active Mom

Get to know Jenny Hodges in our Patch series, Better Know A Blogger.

Editor's Note: This is a new feature where we get to know bloggers around Tampa Bay. You don't have to be a Patch blogger to be featured. E-mail blogger suggestions to charles.schelle@patch.com if you would like to be featured.

In this edition, we learn about Jenny Hodges, who lost more than 212 pounds and is keeping it off while raising a child.

Blog: MetamorFit (and Land O' Lakes Patch)

Town: Land O’ Lakes 

Writer: Jenny Hodges

Started: November 2012

Social Media Pages: 

Why did you start your blog?

I started blogging to help inspire, motivate and encourage other people who might be struggling with different aspects of their life; from weight loss, to fitness, to raising 3 young children (one with special needs) my blog covers it all!!

What can we expect from your blog?

  You can expect honesty, humor and a dose of reality! 

What do you do when you're not blogging?

I work out, I co-teach indoor cycling classes,  I try to do chores around the house, I have lunch with my kids at school. I try to stay as active as I can. Weekends are usually family time when we are active together, usually bike riding.

When do you find time to write between raising a child, working out and everything else you have to juggle?

I find time to write when the kids are in school during the day, or after they go to bed at night. I resigned from my full-time job in November so that I could concentrate on writing and motivational public speaking.

What have you learned from your own blog?

I’ve learned that  people love giveaways ;) Seriously though, I’ve learned that blogging takes a lot of time and you have to network with other bloggers. Also I’ve learned not take myself so seriously. I’ll write what I think is a great blog post and no one will respond and then I’ll get a ton of comments on a post that took me just a few minutes. Blogging is a finicky thing.

You serve as an inspiration for folks trying to lose weight. When did you have that moment when it just "clicked" to get into a routine to shed the pounds and eat right?

My story was actually featured in the Land O’ Lakes Patch. The two part story is here:

  • The Sweet Smell of Victory

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