This time of year, you can’t open a magazine or turn on the TV without coming across yet another year-end round-up. Best moments, worst moments, funniest moments, best albums, best movies, best books—the list goes on and on.
All this reminiscing has us looking back at our 2010. Such a big year for us! We quit our full-time jobs as editors at national magazines, started our freelance careers, launched The Fit Trip, said goodbye to New York City, drove more than 4,000 miles across the country in a car named Fonda, and started our new lives in Portland, Oregon. Talk about a year of change.
2010 is going to be hard to top, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to try in 2011. As you might have guessed, most of our resolutions revolve around our two favorite subjects: travel and fitness. (Ok ok—cookies are our true favorite subject, but we don’t need a resolution to make sure we eat plenty of those…).
Resolution #1: Travel to sunny places. As you may have heard, winters can be a bit gray and rainy in the Pacific Northwest. To be honest, it’s not nearly as bad as we’d expected—but then again, we still have a good 4-5 months to go before we can be sure we won’t need our rain gear at the ready. Locals have told us that the best strategy for Portland winters is to plan vacations to sunny places during the gray months, so that’s exactly what we’re planning to do. So far on the docket: a January trip to Park City, a February trip to Lake Tahoe, and a March trip to Hawaii.
Resolution #2: Eat more fruits and veggies. We really do try to get 5 servings of fruits and veggies every day. Bananas and/or berries in our morning cereal, blueberries and bananas in our smoothies, a constant supply of clementines in our refrigerator fruit drawer, and edamame in the freezer that we can boil up anytime we need a quick veggie fix. Still, sometimes we fall short. This year, we’re going to be on the lookout for even more ways to incorporate fresh produce into our busy lives. As always, we’ll be sharing our favorite recipes with you, so stay tuned!
Resolution #3: Learn something new. Even the best workout can start to feel boring if you do it too often. The best solution? Try something new. In 2010, we had a blast learning to stand-up paddle board in Hood River, OR, and trying snowshoeing for the first time in Washington state. What will it be this year? We have no idea, but we can’t wait to find out!