Hello again!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Just wanted to say hello and apologize for my absence during most of December.  Along with my friends, Becca and Christine, we have been working hard since September to bring you the Zero Calorie Advent Calendar.  We started it last year and will most definitely be bringing it back in 2014.  The funny thing is that we seem to forget how much work it is!  From my point of view, I was also starting a new job (with a longer commute) and moving (to be closer to the new job) so time simply vanished.

This last month of 0 fitness (both because I am injured and I had left my freelance gigs at various gyms in London) has really be frustrating.  I miss working out. I also miss walking without pain.  As I am settling into 2014, I was pondering being selfish and working on my own fitness goals.  Swimming is the only cardio I can do that shouldn't aggravate my plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis.  Our new place is a 2 bedroom, so we are setting up a nice workout room (aka Sweat Lodge?) which will give me space to lift.

With the move, I promised my husband hot meals on the table every night.  I really do enjoy cooking and after 36 weeks of studying with Institute for Integrative Nutrition, I feel compelled to work more with whole food and avoid pre-packaged/processed food within reason.  It will require a bit of planning from my end (as we have our groceries delivered) but I am up for the challenge.  With the overeating (and a horrible 12 hour vomiting bug) I had this Christmas break, I am really looking forward to eating healthy again. But don't worry, I could never give up on chocolate.  Just need to work on my moderation with Thinking Slimmer's Chocolate Cure. 

One thing I have learned from my years of coaching though is to keep a few simple goals.  Sometimes we have the best intentions but changing everything all at once can be too much and we loose focus or drive.  For now, I will work on sorting out an exercise routine (do I really need to join a gym or does my local council have a pool) and creating a weekly meal plan.

How about you? How will you be incorporating health and happiness into 2014?

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