The day has finally come, friends! Welcome to My Fresh Perspective, also known as the new home of my blog for 8+ years, Eat Spin Run Repeat.
First things first, how the heck are you? I have to say, writing this post feels a bit like writing a letter to friends to tell them all about what I got up to at summer camp. While I’m in denial that the days are getting shorter and the first official day of fall is just around the corner, there’s no doubt that the last couple of months have been memorable ones. I hope yours were too.
My summer blogging hiatus was all about getting settled in LA, transitioning into my new full-time job, making new friends and soaking up as much city exploration time as my spare time has allowed for. And now, with most of us getting back to our routines, I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to my new digital home.
During the break I had a big realization: I absolutely love creating. Whether it’s making recipes, taking photos, designing e-books, decorating my apartment (mostly with plants!), and even simply writing in my journal – creativity is a big part of mental wellness and I don’t think it gets talked about enough in the broader conversation of health. Taking a step back from my blogging regimen made me realize all the ways in which creativity exists in my day to day when I let it. These activities were a big source of inspiration for what you can expect to see here in the future.
So perhaps you’re wondering…. why My Fresh Perspective?
To make a long story very short, for the past 2-ish years, I’ve felt as though I’d outgrown Eat Spin Run Repeat – the name, the connotations around it, some of the subject matter, and some of the rigid structure I’d put in place around maintaining it. When this all began back in 2010, I did a LOT of teaching spin classes and running. But things are really different now to how they were in my early 20s (which is a very good thing!) and My Fresh Perspective is going to reflect that evolution.
On August 15th, I said goodbye to my 20s and hello to 30. While part of me felt sad to say goodbye to such an action-packed decade, another part was super excited. Perhaps some of you who have met your 30s would agree when I say that it feels as though I know myself now better than ever.
Of course, there’s still a ton I definitely do NOT have figured out. In my early to mid-20s, I recall feeling desperate to uncover the answers and “sort myself out”. (Classic Type A personality – no surprises there!) Fast forward to now, and I guess you could call it a new-found contentment in not knowing. Don’t get me wrong – I still like the security that comes along with having a plan, and I have many plans! But one of the biggest takeaways from my 20s was that it’s best to worry about what you can control, and let the rest just be. Easier said than done, but evidently, also one of those lessons you just have to learn first hand (and with repetition!) to appreciate.
Eat Spin Run Repeat was very focused on food and fitness, but there’s absolutely no denying that our health and wellbeing is about SO much more than that. My goal with My Fresh Perspective is to bring you a more balanced mix of holistic wellness content, in order to support and inspire you to live your life to its fullest potential. That means more of the healthy recipes, nutrition news, fitness and goal setting content I’ve been shared all along, PLUS newer features on clean beauty, career, relationships, mental wellness and more. I’m confident that best is yet to come, and I’m honoured to have you along to share it all with.
Thank you (especially to all of my long-time Eat Spin Run Repeat readers!) for your patience and for bearing with me through this change. Until the next post, I hope you’ll take a look around My Fresh Perspective and find a few nuggets of inspiration to take with you today. Welcome!
Psst! Is this the first time we’ve met?
I gotchu! Here’s a few places you won’t want to miss:
- Let’s get to know each other here.
- If you’re hungry, hundreds of healthy, delicious recipes are waiting for you here.
- Before you head outside or to the gym for your next sweat, check in here to grab a workout and add some new tunes to your playlist.
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To finish off, I’d love for this to be a 2-way introduction. Pop into the comments, tell me your name and one of the best memories from your summer. I can’t wait to get to know you better!