Friday, July 25, 2014

Fun for Friday - #MoveEatLive

Happy Friday! I've been a bit MIA this week where it comes to blogging. I guess I'm experiencing a bit of writer's block. I am also feeling a bit out of sorts as to where to take my blog these days.

I began the blog on a whim with no real knowledge of blogging - I didn't really even read many blogs at that time. I wrote about what I ate and my workouts each day. After two years of basically recording every.single.dinner I realized I had put silly pressure on myself to A) 365 days a year, B) record every dinner with a photo and often recipe, C) record every single workout, D) respond to every comment.

Slowly I started to allow myself to not post on the weekends (crazy talk right?). I stopped posting every dinner and every workout. Guess what? I still had my amazing friends showing up to read and comment. Phew.

Last year I passed my certifications to become a Personal Trainer and Running Coach. Since that time, I have tried to get a new business off the ground - Where's the Beach Fitness. Along the way, I realized that my ideas for blog posts were starting to change.

I want to share informative bits of info related to fitness and health. Yes, part of that is to drive my business, but it's also what I am passionate about. I'm also seeing a huge trend in blogs to be more about reviews, campaigns, information and less personal. So where does that leave me and my blog? I'm not exactly sure, but that's part of why I've been blogging less I suppose.

But I'm still here. I still read and comment on other blogs. I miss the interaction over here on my blog as well. So I'm not going away, just blogging when I have something more meaningful to say rather than just blogging to have a post going out. I hope you stick with me and I would love any feedback on types of posts, recipes, workouts, me blathering about my weekend ...

With all that being said, I will continue to be Moving.Eating.Living it up. So, for Fun for Friday, I thought I'd share what I've been up to this week.


Move

I've been running (shocker I know). I've gotten in some fairly speedy runs this week and am looking forward to slowing my roll for tomorrow's longer run. I've been doing my weight workouts during lunch. I just can't seem to muster the energy to lift in the morning, especially after a run. I prefer to let my body recover from a run before lifting - trying to separate the two. As cross-training, I will ride my bike. 

Eat

Our garden has been doing amazing this year and my dad and mother both sent me some fresh veggies from their respective gardens, so we've been eating a TON of veggies this week trying not to let anything go to waste. The grill is getting a lot of use.

Live

I've been trying to really relax and enjoy my weekends and evenings. Last weekend my sister was in town so I got to spend a lot of time with her, which I always enjoy. Weather permitting, I've been sitting out on my patio reading for a bit each evening as well. It's a great way to decompress and simply be.

What is your #Move.Eat.Live for the week?