New Me…an update…

So here we are in the middle of January and I thought I’d update on my progress. I started back at the gym properly on January 8th – and since then I’ve been six times! Visit number seven is today – I have a personal trainer but I’ve also been going on my own!

I’m not going to pretend I’ve been perfect – my eating still leaves a lot to be desired – but as a good friend said Rome wasn’t built in a day…

However there is something different in me – I want it this time. It’s very hard to put my finger on it but I feel different about it this time.

Only a brief post this morning – I’ve got to get ready to go to the gym!

Goals or Resolutions…

So I mentioned on my previous post that I have a number of goals that I want to achieve this year….however these aren’t New Years Resolutions but long term life goals.

The most important one of these is to improve my health….most of if not all of my health issues (of which there are a few) are related to my weight and to my poor eating habits.

I’m not going to tell people how much I weigh or how much I need to lose….the numbers are only really relevant to me, what I will say is that I am committed to improving my health in 2018….so I’ll be looking for support and encouragement along the way!

Anyone that knows me will know I have started many journeys and dropped off along the way – this time I want it to be different – anything I can do to improve my health is to be seen as a victory no matter how small.

It’s very easy to say ‘oh I’ve failed by eating a cake or having a glass of prosecco – so I may as well keep eating badly forever’ – and I admit I have sabotaged myself in the past with this thinking. However, I know I’m not perfect and I know that I still want to go out and enjoy myself, but I just need to eat better for the majority of the time, and then I can have the nice stuff!

So if you need to change something in your life – go for it….after all you have nothing to lose and everything to gain….

A new year…. and a look back!

So as we enter 2018 and a new year, I thought I would take the time to review 2017 and the events that made a difference in my life and the world around me.

2017 was definitely a year of mixed emotions – I went through the whole spectrum – happiness, anger, pride, heartbreak to mention a few.

I’ve taken the time to think about those we’ve lost, those we’ve been lucky enough to come into our lives and the constants that make our lives what they are.

So we leave 2017 behind and look forward to what is to come… in my case I have four holidays booked as well as some theatre trips and other bits and pieces.

More importantly I feel that 2018 will be the year of me – I have goals and resolutions but that’s not what it’s all about… it’s about making sure that the most important person is me…I need to put me first.

I’m sure there are people reading this who have no problem with putting themselves first – I have never been able to and this has resulted in me neglecting my own health and well-being. This year that is going to change!!!!

Happy New Year!!!!