The dawn of a new year brings fresh opportunity which is why I love January so much. It’s like a mile marker on the road of life. It reminds you to look up, to take stock and to reset your course if need be.
I have done a lot of thinking lately about my workout routine. I’m not as interested in heavy lifting as I used to be. That’s not to say I’m ready to give up the little bit of muscle I’ve labored to add to my frame over the years. I just don’t have the unbounded energy for the very hard days in the gym that I used to (this is year number 23 of steady lifting for me). Figuring out just how to tweak my program to allow me to keep most of my mass without doing what I’ve always done will require attention and careful thought over the next months. I want to build an effective program that will allow me to work smarter not harder. I’m excited to see what I can put together during the first part of 2015. My gym life has always been a bit of an adventure….a handful of weird routines, mixed with a big cup of tenacity and a dash of “It hurts…but I like it.” It’s going to be interesting to see what the new incarnation of my workouts end up looking like.
We are lucky. We stand today, bathed in the breathtaking light of a lovely, new start. I’m so glad our lives intersect now and then. It’s a blessing in my life to be able to keep company with fellow travelers on our fitness journey.
Happy New Year!
Keep going! Stay strong!