I planned to have a new design up and ready to roll come today, but it is not quite there yet. In the meantime, you will just have to stay intrigued. I have decided to make a few changes to the content of my posts, so in addition to the usual workout of the day and recipes, you can expect periodic videos, challenges, product reviews, giveaways, and investigations of the latest fitness/nutrition trends. I’m super excited!
On New Years Eve I took a CorePower class and the teacher encouraged us not to make resolutions for 2013 but to reflect on 2012 and recognize our strength. This really struck a cord with me and in about 2-minutes my eyes filled with tears as I thought about persevering through
some many challenging times over the last year.
Often we make grandiose plans for what we need to change and develop our “plan of attach” for January 1, when in reality, nothing needs to change. By realizing the things we did well over the past year, we can use this as momentum and motivation to stay on course through the next year.
Just some food for thought.
To catch you up a bit, it’s been a whirlwind of a month! Colin started a new job, forcing us into a new routine and changes to our schedules. We had out-of-town visitors three of the four weekends from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and I traveled to California last weekend because my grandmother passed away. Phew!
Other than that, I’m about to celebrate 4-months at my new job (which I still LOVE!), but have been feeling a little lonely as it has been hard to meet people and make new friends. I just started teaching kickboxing at one of the big clubs here and am hoping that will help me meet some like-minded people! I’ll keep you posted
Speaking of group fitness classes, I jumped at the chance toteach this morning because I love the idea of starting of the new year with a fantastic workout.
For all of you kickboxers (or instructors!) out there, here was my combo:
Low Punch/Elbow/Low Punch/Jump
It was pretty simple, but I wasn’t sure what the level of the participants would be, so stuck with the basics. I’m glad I did, I had a wide range of people…young, older, men, women. I started class with 20-minutes of drills, and threw in a bunch of agility between segments to keep our heart rates up. It was great!
After teaching I headed to yoga for class, which was super challenging after all those punches! My arms were pretty shaky but my tight hips and hamstrings felt so good after it was over.
I don’t have any fantastic food pics to share with you, but plan to post a veggie chili recipe in the next few days that is delicious! Instead, here is my latest favorite drink of choice.
(Yep, I sure did take a picture of my sparkling water )
And, my current favorite picture:
With that, I’m off! Zoey is begging to be walked before the sun goes down.
See you tomorrow!
When setting goals or modifying behaviors remember that you do not need to completely overhaul your life, simply make small changes each day. This will eventually add up to something big over time.