Well happy new year! I’m not a massive resolutioner but the ones I do make never usually stick 😒 so this year I’ve only really got 1 resolution, it’s just that it has a few factors. So my new years resolution is to focus and improve myself.
Ok so I know everyone is on this keto diet but I’ve tried it and can’t stick to it. Instead of going on a fad diet or joining a slimming club I’m just going to make it really simple for myself; eat 3 meals a day, only snack on healthy foods (if any), drink more water, cut down sugar and eat lower fat foods. I really do struggle to eat 3 meals a day. Sometimes I’ll have 1 meal sometimes 2, very rarely is it 3 and the times I eat are so sporadic. I do tend to snack alot on my hungry days and I hate fruit which does limit what I can snack on, nobody wants cold veg 🤮 Water, pretty obvious. Keep myself hydrated and hopefully fuller. The only issue is that I only like bottled water….I know I’m fussy! Sugar, apparently as addictive as cocaine! I don’t know, but it’s bad for you and apart from in a brew I dont think I’m having that much if I clean eat but we shall see. Then finally stay away from crappy foods. So as I said not too strict, hopefully it’ll work. A standard day would be: breakfast- shredded wheat, weetabix, eggs on toast lunch- salad, wrap tea- shepherds pie, fajitas, spaghetti bol etc
Personally this is a massive hurdle for me but this year I’ve gone all out and brought some new clothes, trainers and sports bra to entice me to do it more. I found some really nice stuff on prettylittlething.com and they had a sale on too. My plan is to walk both the dogs separately, one in the morning, one in the afternoon with my son. I’ve then set aside an hour a day to exercise in the house. I’ve got a few dvds and also created a playlist of short exercises on YouTube. I’m thinking if I keep it adaptable theres more chance of sticking to it. Also have signed up to challenges with friends on Samsung Health, nobody wants to be a loser Haha.
Another huge issue for me. I struggle to sleep, generally once asleep I’m ok but it’s just getting to sleep. If I dont get enough it knocks me off the next day at least, can’t regulate my body temperature and the mood swings are horrendous. So the plan is to get to sleep before midnight and wake up by 7.30am everyday. Again, I’ve used Samsung Health on my phone to monitor my sleep patterns and I’ll keep a close eye on this.
4. Mental health
This is a very vast subject but a few things I’m going to do are; find a hobby, try to think positive stress less and keep a clean house. The hobby is mainly just to occupy my mind and stop me snacking. I’m currently looking into my family history which is so interesting and keeps you busy. Ancestry.co.uk give you 2 weeks free so you can see if you can get into it but they do ask for card details when you sign up. Another thing I’m doing is OpenLearn, they offer quite a selection of free courses, so why not sign up, nothing to lose by adding to your CV. I’m also starting cognitive behavioral therapy to try and be more positive as this will help massively, I’ve been referred through GP but theres loads of private companies offering it if your unable to be referred. I’m getting rid of all the negative relationships..probably 90% of them Haha. Finally, clean house, clean mind. Well that’s the plan, when your feeling down its the last thing you want to do but I keep hearing all these success stories and if it’s good enough for Mrs Hinch it’s good enough for me.
So that’s it, my new years resolution 🥗😴🏊♀️🧠. What’s yours? Comment and let me know, maybe I could steal your ideas. I’ll let you know how I get on in my next post 😁