It’s January, which I suppose means it’s time to start a fresh, turn over a new leaf blah blah blah.
I don’t really believe in New Years resolutions if I’m completely honest. I reckon you are who you are and just because it’s the first month of a new year you can’t and shouldn’t try and change that.
That being said….
I do believe in trying to better yourself at every opportunity, and therefore I’m all for New Years resolutions that are about self improvement rather than self reinvention. So this year I’m going to do something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. I’m going to try and get healthy.
Now when I say healthy I don’t mean I’m going to be the vegan, yoga at 5am kind of girl, far from it. I just mean that I’m going to try and be less unhealthy.
For background information, I am honestly quite unhealthy. I’m not fat but I’m not skinny. I’m just lazy. I tend to eat out 5 or 6 times a week, a habit for when I was full time at college and working as well, I used to just grab food in between and when I was finished I certainly couldn’t be bothered to cook. Well now I only have the one job, thank god, and I’m there normal hours, so really I should be cooking more. Even if not for my health for my bank account! And I don’t exercise, as I said I used to be on the go all the time, I didn’t have time to exercise. And now I’m nowhere near as active as I was, so I need to make time!
So what am I going to do?
Well I’m going to try and eat out less. I’m not going to cut it out because it’s one of the things that I thoroughly enjoy, going to a restaurant and getting food. BUT, I’m going to stop doing it as much. Limit it to twice a week max.
And I’m going to join a gym. My boyfriend is gym mad, has been as long as I’ve known him. So I’m going to take him along to motivate me and help me learn what I’m doing. Again, I’m not going mad, I’m not going to be in the gym for 2 hours 6 days a week. I’m just going to go when I can to try and get a little bit fitter.
I do want to lose some weight, I’ve definitely put some on in the year that I’ve been with my boyfriend thanks to the aforementioned eating out habit and slowing down my lifestyle. I don’t think that obsessing over weight is healthy though so I’m going to try and focus my energy into just being healthy and weight loss will come as a by product of that.
And I’m going to share my journey. I’m going to give monthly updates on how it’s progressing. Even if just in part to keep me accountable!
Are you trying to get fit? Let me know in the comments below!