About the Writer
My name is Michelle and this is my little blog. If you followed me for the past few years you knew this blog as FromFitToFigure. I started that as my personal training page in the fall of 2012 to document my weight loss as I trained to compete in a bodybuilding competition. I succeeded at getting on stage, which was my goal.
Since then, fitness and work has taken a back seat of sorts as I have been discerning my vocation. Everyone has a vocation in life, and I have had quite an experience discovering my own as a single female, which I intend to post about here.
Training people for health and fitness has always and probably always will be one of my passions in life. But as I’m getting older and growing up (is it possible to finally grow up after a certain age?) I’m discovering so much more to this world than I ever thought possible and it’s becoming difficult to write about fitness and dieting with the same enthusiasm as I did previously.
Why A New Domain Name?
There’s nothing I loathe more than going to a website that has been “dead” for months with no new posts. I always wonder, “What happened to that person?” Instead of killing the domain altogether, I just decided to add a new one and combine it so anyone who types in the old one will know that I’m still here, I’m still blogging, it’s just a
slightly different completely different subject.
I thought starting another wordpress site (FittingInFaith.Wordpress.com) would help scratch the itch. While it has definitely helped, it hasn’t quite solved the problem of what to do with all of these never-ending thoughts swirling in my head.
Since it’s too difficult to keep my faith and my work separate, I’d rather merge everything into one destination and continue to blog about whatever is on my mind and in my heart in one place.
What’s with the title?
The title The Joyful Celibate was inspired by the words of the late great Saint – John Paul II and his famous work “Theology of the Body,” and specifically, this paragraph from author Christopher West in his book “Theology of the Body Explained” which states:
Celibacy emphasizes that man is called to be a “Partner of the Absolute” – that his deepest yearning is not for the marriage of earth, but for the marriage of heaven. When viewed in light of “the kingdom,” the celibate person loses nothing and gains everything! The joyful celibate testifies that heaven is real. And it is worth sacrificing everything to possess. – Christopher West – Theology of the Body Explained
There will no doubt be more questions from some of my (few but loyal) regular readers as to “What the heck happened to all the fitness stuff you used to post about?” It’s all still there although I have deleted a few of the lowest viewed posts that went nowhere. What I had originally said when I started From Fit To Figure still holds true:
“I’m excited to start this journey! I have no idea what’s in store but I hope you’ll come along for the ride.”