Looking back over the first 6 months of 2013 I am pretty happy with the way things have gone and with the progress I have made, both in my nutrition and my fitness.
I am not usually one to look back, to grade my efforts or ever have regrets. I like to forge ahead; to make improvements, plan new adventures, set new goals, climb new mountains.
But today I am checking my rear view mirror.
And I see that I have adopted a food plan that I am extremely happy with and makes me feel good. And I have come to enjoy an exercise philosophy that works for me and fits me and challenges me. It works my heart and lungs with running and walking and full body interval work, and it strengthens my arms and shoulders and back and legs and core with resistance work.
I feel stronger, more confident, more playful and more flexible. There is no drudgery or foreboding or dread... only excitement, determination, and joy.
And I have been putting my one word mantra for the year, KAIZEN, into good practice. KAIZEN… daily improvement in Japanese.
- Eat Lots of Plants and Animals
- Avoid Poisonous Things
- Move Frequently at a Slow Pace
- Lift Heavy Things
- Sprint Once in a While
- Get Adequate Sleep
- Get Adequate Sunlight
- Avoid Stupid Mistakes
- Use Your Brain
LIVE. LOVE. LET. CARE.
I know I will write more specifically about each of these points as the weeks unfold ahead of me. But for now, I am just happy to see (and share) the list.
I feel like I have a delicious little secret and just want to savor it for a while.
Are you making plans for the second half of the year? Do you review?