Jennifer Sader of PerfectInOurImperfections.com
Years attended: 2013, 2014, 2015
What is FitBloggin’ to you?
A chance to connect with a raucous, fun group of people who share my interest in (and struggles) with health and fitness. A chance to be myself and enjoy exploring a great city while getting to know new people.
How has the FitBloggin’ community impacted your own life?
I love posting things in the FitBloggin’ private [alumni] group that I wouldn’t dare post on my blog for fear of Martha attacks.Sometimes I just need to say “This sucks” and have someone reach out and say they know because they have been there instead of offering a bunch of annoying advice.
Have you had a weight loss success story?
Yes and no. I have been heavier than I am and thinner than I am but I have been in a sort of holding pattern in the middle.
While at this current weight I have accomplished fitness goals I never dreamed about when I was thinner.
What keeps you coming back to FitBloggin’?
Besides the chance to hug Roni’s mom? Knowing that I will have a great time without having to plan and micromanage to make it that way. The awesome staff have done most of the work for us
Has the social media community changed wellness/fitness for the better or worse, and how?
I think there is a lot of information out there, but it helps to read about people’s authentic, real experiences. Unfortunately there are a lot of readers who will tear a blogger apart for admitting a moment of imperfection or weakness, so people are becoming more guarded.
What is your best tip for blogging/social media success?
Write what you like to write, and don’t worry so much about the rest.
Read and comment on bloggers so they know you’re out there.
What’s your fitness sweet spot?
I started training for my first sprint triathlon in 2001, and have done more than a dozen tris of different lengths.
What’s your personal fun fact?
My teacher thought I was dyslexic because I was taking notes in backwards cursive in my notebook. I was just incredibly bored.