Rebooting The Robot

Ten years ago, I stood on a scale and saw a number that I hadn't previously seen in my adult life. It was a one. A one that was followed by two nines, but that didn't matter. It was a one, and not a two, which had been the only number I'd assumed I'd ever see and I was pretty amazed. I was certain that number meant the end to a number of real and perceived issues and that my life was about to become so perfect that I'd never have another bad day as long as I lived.

Ten years later, I recognize a pattern of expecting everything to be one hundred percent hunky dory if only (insert pipe dream here) were to happen. Most recently was my pie in the sky aspiration of my house magically remaining clean thanks to the installation of my new kitchen. While it is handy to have convenient drawers for everything, we still cook, we still have a dog that insists on shedding, and space for more dishes in the sink just means more can pile up.

But this isn't meant to be a deep dive into the inner workings of my mind (yet). Instead, this is the first of what I hope will be several "lifestyle" driven posts that I'm planning to make in 2020. As I mentioned in nearly all of my scant posts in 2019, I'm not writing much, if at all. I'm okay with this and I'll reiterate that this (most likely) isn't the end of my author life (and even if it is, I've done more than I ever set out to). So instead, I'm planning to focus on other things that are important to me. My main goal is to write something entertaining, but if anything I post can inspire someone else who might need a lift out of a rut, then I'll consider it the best bonus ever.

Which brings us back to the point I started to make at the beginning. 2020 is the tenth anniversary of me living a life focused on health and well-being. It hasn't always been easy. There have been a lot of ups and downs and I won't pretend I haven't also discovered a myriad of mental health issues that come with trying to live healthy for the right reasons in a world that only sees the superficial. As such, I'm dedicating this year to not only documenting my current journey, but also looking back on the last ten. I'll be reacting to things I posted on my old blog and revisiting some of the things I posted here in the past.

I'll also be sharing some of my recipes and ideas, but I need to make it clear that I'm doing this for fun and not to promote any sort of notion that I consider myself a professional. Hell, once we get into this you'll see that even the ideas that I thought were brilliant and yielded me great results weren't always for the best.

And you'll see that there are some things that never change. This year for Christmas I received something of an upgrade in the form of a Fitbit with a heart rate monitor built in.
Obligatory Sally photo bomb.

While this means I've had to get used to wearing something on my wrist, it also means better tracking of my actual activity level. I've paired my new Fitbit with My Fitness Pal, so we get to see if two virtual overlord heads are better than one.

Honestly, I'm kind of looking forward to this year of blogging. I've been watching far too much YouTube lately and I wonder if anyone still reads blogs now in this day and age of vloggers. I guess we're about to find out!

See you next week for my thoughts on going vegan and why our personal food choices come under attack from others.



Comments

  1. I will try this again tried to leave a message once and got booted
    basically I'm very proud that you are doing what you want instead of what you think you have to do. you are a fantastic writer and I look forward to the next time when and if you publish again it will be great. however I am also looking forward to your tips on how to get healthy with the vegan lifestyle as my diabetes is kind of out of control at the moment. Just want to say again how proud I am of you always have been always will be I love you I love you I love you.

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  2. Bravo, Christina, and bonne chance on your new adventure in healthy living.

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