I don't know if it's just within the circles I move in but there's a lot of excitement about this year. It seems to feel really focused. Granted a lot of us have started it with the lurgy but we'll brush that aside. For 2016 I decided I was going to quit the gym. I came to the realisation that a gym membership was actually dampening my effort in other leisure activities in my life - I've found better focused yoga and pilates classes and actually started boxing too these all fit better into my life and feel much less of a chore.
And as I was always a morning gym person I've been able to focus more on my morning walk with Monty (if you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that's my young chocolate lab) and it's a revelation. 60 minutes of blissful walking time before breakfast means by the time I sit down at my desk I've often discovered a new place, found 4 geocaches (more on this in my next post), cleared my head and structured my day, bonded with my pup and if the inspiration hits, taken some photos. Much better than sweating and counting down the minutes in an air conditioned room.
That said, when we headed out in the mist at 7.30am the other morning I wasn't relishing it much. But once deep in the Sussex countryside the world started to look extremely beautiful. I thought you might like to see some photos I shot on my Fuji XT1.
Have you had a new year epiphany on an aspect of your life? Or any suggestions on fun things do that are better than the gym?
Formally Emma Gutteridge