Starting Over with Fitness Goals

Whenever there are big shifts happening in my life, I usually get the itch to start over. Not with everything, but certainly I view a changing environment as the perfect opportunity for a fresh beginning. Such changes are happening with me now– I just finished my last term of the year in school and will be starting my second full-time internship next week. Currently, I’m in the middle of a two week break, and it has given me tons of time to figure out what I want a “do-over” for. First on the list? Exercise.

I moved back in with my parents (serious adjustment) about a month ago, and it made it easy to skip the gym. But no more excuses.

So here’s the plan.

The Plan:

  • Yoga 3-4 times per week
  • Run/Cardio 3-4 times per week
  • BodyPump/ Spinning once or twice over the weekend @ the gym

and so far so good. Today, I did yoga (this video, to be exact), and while it wasn’t challenging and I didn’t work up a sweat, it was just what I needed today. I’m so sore from yesterday (this, this, and this) that a solid 25 minutes of stretching was all I could handle. However, getting into the habit of setting time aside to focus on my wellness is what this is really all about.

As for the goals behind the rules? I absolutely need to increase my flexibility. Not being able to touch my toes is getting old. I want to get to a place where running isn’t a chore. Right now, I huff and puff my way through a painful two miles and want to keel over as soon as I’m done. But mainly, I want to wake up every day knowing that I am my best self, and that only happens when I am in shape and taking care of my body.

Other things I’m doing over? I’m revamping my diet and de-cluttering everything. More on that later, though.

Exciting Stuff

First of all, I know I’ve been completely MIA for a long time. But I’m done school until April, so I’m back for good. For those of you who have been with me since the beginning, the site may look a bit strange. I’m redoing, revamping, reorganizing, and adding a ton of new “stuff” to herbivoress. The plan is to create a lifestyle blog, rather than a food blog. While it will still certainly be primarily vegan recipes, I wanted to give myself the opportunity to write about fashion, makeup, and attempting to balance it all. Forgive me if the site is a bit messy over the next few weeks while I work out kinks, but look forward tons of posts and new information!

How it works:

The new layout makes herbivoress easier to read and navigate. Each of the items in the menu at the top of the page has several sub-categories within. Using the “Food” tab as an example– clicking on “Food” will take you to all of my food related posts. However, hovering over the “Food” tab and clicking on the list items below will take you to those pages instead. Within the recipes tab, you can also choose to access only breakfasts, entrees, desserts, etc. I’m hoping that in the long run, this process will make things run more smoothly and help you to find what you’re looking for with more ease!