Step It Up | Challenging the Body and Brain
I’m back on the blogging game and ready for action. I finally feel refreshed and that new year hustle that so often comes to us this time of year.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a “Step It Up” on here, so I thought being that it’s the new year, now would be a great time for one. This Step It Up is more of a resolution I’m setting for myself, a challenge to my body and brain, knowing that it will help me in all areas of life, including work!
So here it is friends, the goal I have to challenge myself this year is to run a half marathon. Yeah, I said it. Ok, I’m SO not a runner, (I’ve always been more of a jazzercise kind of gal) but this is something that I truly believe I (and everyone) needs. A mental and physical challenge. 2012 was probably the least active year of my life, being a newly wed and freelancing made me want to spend every spare second I had cuddling with my husband while watching a Netflix series. But now that I’ve gotten that out of my system and have learned that having a balanced life really does help you in SO many different areas, I’m more motivated than ever to do this. My husband is also training for a full marathon (crazy guy) so we’re in this together, which makes it even more awesome. I’ve been training since the beginning of the month and today I ran 2 (slow) miles without stopping for a walk! It may seem small, but for someone who hasn’t worked out very hard in a year, I feel pretty accomplished. I even got myself some crazy colorful new running shoes to inspire me to get out there!
I think everyone at one time in their life has had a resolution to eat healthier, so I know I’m totally falling into the pack when I say this, but I do resolve to step it up by eating healthier. I think of it as an overall getting balanced thing. I’ve recently discovered some great healthy eating sites such as SkinnyTaste.com, Kris Carr, and the awesome recipe pinning site Punchfork (they were actually just bought by Pinterest). I made this soup last night and it was delish!
Working from home and freelancing can seriously take over your life if you let it. Anyone out there feel me?? If so, you should sign up for a half marathon and train with me. Get out of your normal day to day world and challenge yourself apart from work. It’s great to set goals for work, but I truly believe that setting goals like this will help you be smarter and more productive in everything you do. It will be fun! (kinda) A lot of work, but a challenge to your body and your brain.
Take the challenge with me, do a halfsy. Get yourself some cute running outfits and do it! We can do it together!! Leave a message in the comments if you’re down and I can send you my training sched.
Happy Monday and 2013 everyone!