It looks like this is not only my first post of 2014, it’s also my first post since the move. In case you’re wondering what that means, I made the transition from blogger to wordpress last year, but never really posted after I officially moved. Granted, the old address is still up because people still visit the site. However, I just wanted a fresh start. Relocating seemed to be the answer.
As with most new year resolutions, mine revolve around health. However, instead of creating an unattainable list of resolutions, I decided that I would keep it simple. This year, I’m focusing on the following:
A consistent yoga practice. As I get older, I’m finding that my body needs something like yoga for consistency. With that, I decided that I would take the plunge and try out Bikram Yoga. Don’t ask me why I decided to do this. One day, it occurred to me and before you know it, I’m online purchasing a Groupon to Bikram Yoga Tempe.
Movement. In my post CrossFit life, I have reached a point where I no longer feel guilty for not doing CrossFit. Though my ass isn’t quite as hard and my thighs aren’t as massive, and I’m not part of the popular
cult club, I can proudly say that yes, there is life after CrossFit. The downside is I have been trying to find some type of exercise that suits me. (Sorry. I think I have just outgrown CrossFit.) With that, I’m simply focusing on more movement. I have a FitBit and a lifetime supply of at-home videos that I use on most days. No fuss, no muss.
Cooking at home. I’m the first to admit that I’m a bit of a junk food junkie. As I approach the 40+ club, my body processes food differently. This year, I’m going to focus on cooking more. I have built up a lovely collection of awesome kitchen tools and I have a stack of recipes I’d like to try. Though I like to cook with paleo sensibilities, I’m not going to be a total hard ass about it. For me, eating real food and eliminating processed foods is okay.
That’s pretty much it. I can’t say that I have a long list of stringent goals. Ultimately, I am aiming for consistency. That’s it. Some other goals I have are to maintain a steady writing practice. Unfortunately, among the goals I have set out for myself, this is the one I’m failing at. Note to self: logging in a daily photo does NOT constitute a daily writing practice.
The other goal I have, and it’s kind of silly, is to care less about what I look like in photos. Specifically, I’m trying to make it a point to take more photos makeup-less. This is my answer to my dislike of social media. Again, it’s silly. But I was inspired by this clip:
So how are you using the new year to reset? Please post to comments:)
Celebrating EVERY body,
the fierce fathlete