After a long, unannounced break from blogging I’m returning, but this time with the goal of blogging more quality content and less of what I’ve done that day (though there’ll still be plenty of that I’m sure). I aim to post once a week, because my weekdays are pretty jam-packed at the moment. Kudos to all those bloggers who make time every day or two to post! I really don’t know how they do it.
I also want to use this blog as a way to share fantastic nuggets of information that I find on the web or in books that I really want to talk about with everyone. I already have so much I want to talk about! I do enjoy blogging, I guess the only thing I don’t enjoy is when it seems like I’ve waffled on about my day the same way too many times and it gets to feel like I’m repeating myself. There are only so many times I can talk about netball practice as if it’s a new and interesting thing (even if it is fun and interesting for me)!
However, before I start posting these wonderful bits of information that I’m learning about, I thought I’d recap my 2013 to date.
So far in 2013 I’ve…
Started Seido Karate
Kyoshi Tony (click image for source)
Pictured is my teacher, Kyoshi Tony, and behind him is the dojo where I learn Seido Karate. ‘Kyoshi’ means ‘Senior Teacher’ and is the title given to those who have achieved 5th dan black belt (so they’ve graded in their black belt up to the fifth level). I’ll go in to more detail about karate another time, but basically, it’s awesome.
Continued to play netball
I used to be in the senior 2B grade (the lowest grade), now I’m in the senior 1C grade! Moving up in the world, woop woop!
This is not me. I can’t do that. Pretty cool though. Click image to go to the youtube clip I cut it from.
The picture is actually of a woman from the CrossFit Dynamix gym in New York. The youtube clip is a promo for crossfit. The exercise she’s doing is toes-to-bar, which I’ve never even tried, but it’s a pretty typical crossfit move. I’ve done three crossfit foundation classes – once the three foundation classes are completed, a person can move on to the normal, or ‘open’, classes. So my next step is going to lots of open classes. More on that later!
Changed trainers at the gym
Sadly Ally left for sunny California, so now I’m training with a guy called Jordan. Essentially the plan is that I’m going to get strong and super fit! Booyah!
Started eating paleo
The paleo diet is pretty much removing anything processed and eating only whole foods, with the emphasis on vegetables and meat. I found with the competition diet last year, I felt a lot better for eating a lot of fish/chicken and vegetables, but the diet wasn’t sustainable. Thanks to websites like http://www.thefoodee.com/, I’m making different paleo recipes all the time, so I don’t get bored. Also, because there’s no restriction on amount and there’s good fats in all the meals, I don’t get crazy hungry or end up craving anything. I started on the 1st of April, and so far I’m feeling good. I want to write a post about the paleo way of eating once I’ve been doing it a bit longer.
That’s about it so far in 2013 for my fun times outside of work. I hope to settle more in to these activities and get better at all of them, so hopefully I won’t introduce another tangent any time soon. Hope you all have a good week and see you here next week for some quality info on fun stuff!