One of my goals this year is to pay more attention to this little corner of the internet of mine.
I want to have more focus.
Health. Fitness. Travel. Musings.
I want to have more focus on each of those things too.
I don't know if it was turning 32 in November, or finally feeling like I've hit my stride personally and professionally as of late that has me feeling this innate sense of calm and focus.
It's weird. But I like it.
When it comes to health, I've experimented with every method of eating out there - Whole30, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, eat all the things. When it comes down to it, I can instantly feel and tell a difference in how I feel inside and out when I fill my body with stuff that doesn't agree with it. Gluten and dairy rank high on that list but lately I know I've been over-doing it with sugar and grains (toast, oatmeals, smoothies topped with granola) which in turn has me constantly hungry and craving more sugar and grains. Even if it is natural sugars or those at their purest form (fruit, raw honey). So I'm making an effort to cut back on that and to fill my diet with whole, nourishing foods - lean proteins, vegetables, healthy fats, nuts and seeds. (Luckily ya girl's an avocado addict so that's not too difficult.) Oysters are also chock full of protein. Wine is chock full of happiness.
Fitness too. Over the last year I've been a walker, yogi and Bar Method addict when things got stressful professionally and I needed calm. I've been (and continue to be) a SoulCycle addict because... well it's the most fun 45 or 60 minutes I ever have working out. (That's never goin' away by the way). Recently? I've fallen head-over-heels back in love with running and incorporating weights, toning and strength into my routine. A different body part each day after my run. When it comes to running, I'm trying to get faster - tonight I ran my 3 miles at an 8:00/mile pace - a speed I quite literally haven't seen in YEARS. (2011, training for CIM to be exact if we're keeping track.) I find when presented with too many options I go an inch deep and a mile wide and don't focus or commit to any one thing. So lately? My daily weights, and alternating SoulCycle classes twice weekly with 4 runs is working for me. I'm trying to go to yoga once a week because goddamn I'm sore and tight and know I need it. We'll see. Namaste-away from yoga is usually my motto even when I try to like it.
I love to travel. Doesn't everyone? Seriously, what type of person is like, "No I hate going to beautiful places, eating amazing food and disconnecting for a week"? In an effort to see as much as this world as we can, we've booked a trip to Southeast Asia this spring. I'd love to make it back to Europe in the fall if we can and explore some other countries. For us, we love to explore beach towns, beach culture, fresh food and get a local vibe. That's our thing. Get me in the ocean/sea immediately. I want to share more about our travels (including a recent meltdown when I was informed we'd booked the airline ranked 60/60 on world safety ratings and insisted we cancel and rebook on the #1 safety rated airline. That was a fun and not at all anxiety filled evening).
General musings. I like to talk a lot about a lot. Some days it'll just be that, talk. I'm all for it.
So there it is - things I'm focusing on when it comes to this blog.
Expect to hear a lot more from me, I've got a lot to say.