I am beginning to realize that I have lost a bit of my groove. I mean, life is seriously good, I have no real honest to goodness complaints. Just a little bit of life, laziness, and lack of routine have taken their toll over the past couple of years and I want to be the best version of myself for a multitude of reasons. I am taking a pro-active approach to finding said groove and finding it fast.
Here’s my plan:
-Take time to pursue things that interest me. Last night I started a “flower arranging from the home garden” class and I was kid on the first day of the school year excited and it totally lived up to my expectations! Me and the adorable 60ish year old lady I sat with walked to our cars cooing about how nice it was to do something totally for fun and random and that was all for us. Next up I really want to learn to play the banjo! And you know what, I am going to.
-Slow down. I think I need to do more yoga or find my center or something because I always have about 20 bruises and cuts and bumps from banging into things throughout the day. I’m moving too fast, not taking my time to enjoy the act. Even if its as simple as getting a roll of paper towels from the laundry room, I am acting in too much of a hurry and its draining.
-Get in shape & push my exercise comfort zone. I know that this is cliche and this is by no means meant to be read as “get skinny for summer.” I want to be strong and fit and capable. My sister, Sean and I have been running the same loop from where we currently live, to the site of the house we’re building, up a couple hills and down a couple hills and through the village and back to our house and we recently found out that it is 3.5 miles! I am so NOT runner and its still really really hard but I’m doing it! Boom! I want to take this further though and push myself. I am aiming for being able to run 5 miles by the end of summer.
-Drink one (read: one!) glass of wine a day. For health, of course.
-Eat clean and eat for long term health (most of the time). Up until very recently I had been a vegetarian (but ate fish) for about 5 years and lately I have really been re-thinking my dietary choices and putting a focus on local and seasonal foods. I still don’t eat much meat but I’ve actually been feeling physically better eating the occasional free range chicken breast. I am looking so forward to living literally 20 steps from the local farmers market once our house is finished!!
I hope you guys will keep me accountable!