Wow, it has certainly been a while since I last checked in on my blog. Just about two months into the year and its about that time to see who stuck to their resolutions. I am batting two-for-two with resolutions this year, and both are polar opposites.
My fitness resolution was to do more cardio and to change my workouts to high intensity bodyweight exercise circuits. Blah blah. Done deal. After two months I am satisfied with my vitality, endurance, strength and appearance. A little bit of will and a lot of attendance and fitness goals are met. No big secret there.
My crowning achievement of the new year has been the overwhelming success of reading more books. What good is a physical victory without a moral or spiritual victory? Thats a quote from one of the many books I read. Eight books in January and four in February. My favorite place to read is walking on the stair-stepper. Those pages and 20 minutes just seem to fly by.
After two months I love my training and love the books that I read. I am looking to make my workouts better and looking for book recommendations of things I’ll find interesting. There is no exact science to how long it takes to form a habit, but with book reading I have certainly found it in these first two months of the year.
I think the key to being successful at any resolution or self-improvement is to find a way to make it interesting for you. I love fitness so it isn’t difficult to make drastic changes, just as long as I am being active. The books I chose to read seemed to be interesting to me, so it didn’t feel like a chore to read them. If you are clever enough, anything can be made more interesting.
I am going to start focusing my blog more on the books that I am reading and have read because I feel like there is more I can say about literature than exercise and health. I will still keep my fitness posts in there but there is going to be a shift in my writing on this blog in 2015.