Hi friends. Well, it’s 2018. We made it. I’m not usually the resolution setting type, but I do
resolve, no, will try to blog on a more regular basis. If you’ve frequented this blog then you are probably aware of my issues with following through on things. I can’t make any promises, but I will try.
I am very happy and grateful that Denice is back from Phoenix and doing well. I feel like the road has opened up before us. It’s a new year, and we are both becoming new people. We have some big dreams that we intend on pursuing this new year, but for now, we are working on building a strong foundation.
For me, there are a few things that I was able to maintain some consistency with in 2017. I am going to try really hard to build on these and turn them into habits. The one big thing that has taken root in my life is barefoot running. I have fallen in love with it. I have been struggling as of late due to the winter cold, but I am hanging on. Every time the temperate peaks above 50F/10C, I am out there. I am still running in my minimalist shoes when it’s colder than that, but it is nothing close to the same experience. It’s dull and awkward. Even so, I don’t want to lose what conditioning I’ve obtained, so barefoot or no barefoot, I am going to run.
I have also been pretty consistant with intermittent fasting. I almost don’t think that term is appropriate anymore. Eating once a day is just my normal eating schedule now. I don’t really get hungry during the day. What I would like to improve on however is the quality of what I eat throughout the week. I don’t want to make it any more complicated than it should be, so I am going to try to follow these simple rules: One meal a day, Monday through Friday. Whole foods only, nothing processed. And, absolutely no refined sugar at all.
The other persistent thing in my life has been the Wim Hof Method. I haven’t been as consistent with it as with the others, but it is a regular practice of mine. I got a good three cycles in this morning. The focused breathing exercises of the WHM also double as a meditative practice for me. I feel better when I do it, and I am certainly going to try to make it part of my daily routine.
I think that’s enough for now. Let’s go get this new year going.