I can’t believe it is already 2014! The past year went by so fast and each year seems to get faster and faster. I know that is just perception but it sure seems like time has sped up. I got busy in the last month of the 2013 and have been crazy busy in the first two weeks of this one. And I realize that I have been neglectful with the blog here. I decided that I am going to change things up a bit from here on. So far most of the posts have been thought out and researched articles and I think this has kept the posting down because it takes a good bit more time for these. I will continue to do these types of articles, but will be filling in with tips, recipes, fitness and fun stuff in between.
I don’t really do New Year’s resolutions per se but I did have some new things I wanted to start working on in December so I have made a promise to myself to up the physical activity this year. I have been practicing yoga regularly for the last five months and now my body is starting to crave more exercise. Yoga is my main focus and I am trying to do my best to do other workouts around my yoga practice so as not to take away from it. I have been a gym sort of guy for a lot of my life but have taken a break from that over the last six months or so. I need to get back to some resistance exercise and haven’t decided if I am just going to do bodyweight exercises for a while or if I will get back to the gym. I’m going to mix some running and mountain biking in for a little cardio and get back to working on the core like I was last summer.
So far I have not been able to implement these new workouts. As I mentioned the first two weeks of this year have been crazy. I’m not beating myself up though as I have been eating very clean, keeping it close to 100% raw food, and have been practicing yoga at least 4 days a week. And with this crazy schedule has come very simple food. I have been living largely, almost entirely on fruit throughout the day. A typical day consists of 15+ bananas, 32-64 oz of fresh orange juice, a smoothie or 2 and maybe a papaya to mix it up. The evening meal is mostly green soup, but I occasionally mix it up with a salad. This is when I get my fat. I always mix in an avocado with the soup or cut one up on salad. Some nights, when I feel the need, I have 2 of them.
Ok, just wanted to make this a quick checkin. I will be following this up with more on my current diet and what specifically I am eating, as well as what I’m up to in Costa Rica these days. I hope the new year is going well for you, but if it isn’t remember that each day begins a new year. Health and happiness to all of you.