Well I had to start somewhere. I admit, it’s been a little hard getting back into blogging. It’s like that old friend you keep meaning to call, but the longer you wait to call, the more you feel bad about not calling, and then you never call at all. And then you feel sad.
This blog is not about sadness, so I’m diving in head-first, like I did this morning at the swimming pool. It was my first swim in weeks. My goggles fell off when I dove in, but I didn’t care – it felt great to be back in the water.
While swimming, my mind drifted to something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit these last few weeks: where do I want to go with Smarter Fitter?
I’ve been writing this blog for a couple of years now. What started out as a link blog has become something more personal. And as the blog has evolved, so has my own life. I’ve fallen away from gyms and workout schedules and more into a “this is life” approach to health and fitness.
Here’s what I mean: in California, I didn’t do a lick of exercise. But I did kayak, snorkel, hike, play volleyball, run errands on foot, cycled to coffee shops, and did a lot of walking around campsites and state parks. I never really thought about exercise, but I somehow feel healthier after all of this. Part of that is the nature of vacation. But part of it is the sun and the freedom of the fear that if I don’t “exercise”, I’m gonna turn into a blimp.
So where do I go from here? I thought I’d ask you: what do you like to read about on SmarterFitter? Food? Fitness? Personal stories? Recipes? Cool links? Product reviews? Videos of elephant seals mating on the beach?
FYI: That’s my sis in the video and I’m the one filming. I love my new Panasonic Lumix!