Hey guys! It’s been a little while since I’ve shared some of the current goings-on in my life and updated you on various projects, so I’ve decided to take this Friday afternoon to do just that, before I hopefully get back to a regular posting schedule. Let’s catch up!
A couple of months ago, I began a DietBet and promised you an update on my progress. My timing was somewhat bad when I started it, as June is full of birthdays, including mine, and we were just beginning to experience the first truly warm month in our new New England home, and I may or may not have gone a little overboard with all the delicious food offerings in the area. Suffice it to say, I did not reach my goal. I came in two pounds short of it, but I wasn’t too torn up about it because it was after all my birthday weekend! With the exception of all the outdoor dining we did during one of those weeks, I had been eating well and trying lots of new workouts. So, though I didn’t win any money, I was happy with my activity level, which has remained consistant now that I have both the gym and the outdoors at my disposal.
I’ve also been a bit too scarce around here for my liking! One of the reasons for this is that I’ve been busy producing a podcast, which is part of my day job, but also new territory for me. My degree and professional background is in photojournalism, so I’ve worked with audio and storytelling before, but I’ve never really thought about telling stories using only audio. The premise is the connection between data and humanity, meaning we tell stories, but through the lens of data. I’ve had my fair share of breakdowns when it got tough, but after producing two episodes, it’s become a welcome challenge. We’ve now begun work on episode 3, so if you’d like to hear what I’ve been up to, you can listen on iTunes!
Something else I’ve been giving a lot of thought to is this blog. As anyone that knows me knows, I have a pretty crazy passion for the New England region. Since we moved here (5 months ago today!), I’ve wanted to share various region-specific restaurant reviews, hikes, day trips, etc. but I was afraid that this would give Fresh an identity crisis. So, I’ve decided to resolve this issue by adding a new section to the blog, which will cover all things New England. I’ll still be posting all my regular content too: recipes, fitness reviews, travel, food + wine, and thoughts on health and wellness. But, I’ll also begin sharing some of my favorite restaurants, activities, hikes, and travels in the New England area. The focus will remain the same: living a happy and healthy life.
As per the decision above, I’ll also share that I have a second Instagram account, unrelated to the Fresh The Blog account until now, which features tidbits of New England life. Feel free to follow that one as well! You can follow along @newenglandlife.
Finally, today I’m beginning a project that has been in the works for a while – home brewing! Wish us luck. Happy Friday!