In addition to changing the look of my blog, I’m also changing the focus. Last year was all about making changes, setting ridiculously lofty goals and working toward them with an effort that hovered near the ground, then making excuses for missing workouts, events, etc. with some self-deprecating humor and a pop song.
Then I managed to finish a marathon. (No one was more pleasantly surprised than me.)
And I realized something about this so-called “new leaf.”
It’s not so new. It was just buried under a bunch of crud. One of my favorite comments last year was from my friend, Sunny (00badness). When I posted a Father’s Day tribute to my dad, she wrote, “You obviously have it in you (not Gatorade, silly) – 'it.' Like the eye of the tiger or something. Your dad is an ass-kicker and so are you. Now go find your inner ass-kicker.”
Hell. Effing. Yeah.
I’ll talk more about my ass-kicker in a separate post, but suffice to say, the focus of this year’s blog will be on channeling the inner ass kicker in all of us. Every week, I’ll post a new quote and video clip. The theme songs will remain, though I will embed them in each post. I can’t imagine that my sense of irony will slip away, but my hope is that I will use it to keep myself moving forward instead of reveling in lapses of commitment.
Hope you like the new New Leaf.