It has not, however, been a great year for my blogging life. Which is okay, I guess. At some point, I decided blogging regularly just wasn't a goal for me anymore. I can't do it all, after all. But, now I would like to start again. For weeks, I have been collecting ideas. I have real notebook pages, and digital notebook pages filled with plans and words to get me started. I just didn't get to the starting part.
That's the power of inertia at work. Starting is hard.
But I came across Stephanie Howell's Blog Your Heart series. I'm using it as the nudge I need to get started.
So now I did it. I just have to keep doing it.
Let's move on to exercise. I had a pretty good rhythm going in 2013. It felt great.
Bike riding, with generous doses of Ellen Barrett DVD's, (one day, I should write and scrap all about Ellen Barrett), had me feeling healthier than I ever before.
But about a month ago, I was having some leg pains that could not be ignored. I didn't do anything crazy like, say, go to the doctor, but I realized I needed to take a break and heal. Stopping exercise is quite relaxing, I should tell you. It frees up some time, that's for sure. But, I feel inertia lurking behind me, waiting to take over, so that another decade or two can go by before I start again. Because starting is so hard! So before inertia could fully work its evil magic, I tried a workout. I took it a little easy. One of the things I love about Ellen Barretts's approach to fitness, is her focus on paying attention to how your body feels. "If something doesn't feel right, modify it..." The next day I thought I really overdid it, but I realize now that was just the sore muscles talking.
Ok, this is not the world's most interesting and/or earth shattering blog post. But it's a start.