Initially I thought I may be a little late posting about New Years’ Resolutions, but then I thought…Hang on a minute, New Year Resolutions are SUPPOSED to last the whole year so I am definitely not too late.
I know people usually have the same resolutions every year…’Stop eating Chocolate, Lose Weight, Stop Smoking etc. etc. etc.’ and also usually have forgotten about them by the beginning of February. In my opinion, if you aren’t going to stick to it, or at least try, then don’t bother making one!
This year I have taken a slightly different approach to Resolutions. I have decided to be more specific rather than ‘Be More Healthy’ I have set smaller goals to overall improve my health. Here they are:
Drink at least 2 litres of water a day
This is something I really used to struggle with and if I’m being honest, I have no idea how it is working for me now! Before I used to buy a 2 litre bottle of water and sit with it on my desk at work, the size of the bottle just over faced me. I also tried drinking 8 glasses of water a day which seemed even harder! Trying to remember how many I had drunk and trying to keep the same size glass etc. Now, I take a litre bottle of Volvic Water EVERYWHERE with me and constantly drink from it, once it’s empty I simply refill. It seems so much easier than ever before but it really helps that the litre bottle does not look like a litre at all!
Be More Active
While this is always on people’s resolution list (myself included) I feel like I really am going to up my game on the fitness front and in fact already have. For Christmas I received a ‘Jawbone UP 3’ a wristband which monitors your heart rate, sleep rate, steps taken, exercise, calories burned/eaten etc. I wear it every day and am completely obsessed by it! If I haven’t done 10,000 steps a day I feel bad! It has definitely encouraged me to walk more as opposed to using my car and my dogs are loving it! I am also going to the gym more. I go to a yoga class twice a week and am trying to fit in 4 gym sessions a week which may not seem a lot to most but it is definitely a step in the right direction!
It’s the beginning of the year and I already have so much planned for 2016! In some aspects my dreams may be a little too big to fit everything in to one year but I am certainly going to try! A friend’s wedding in Cyprus, Hen Parties, Festivals just to name a few. I am definitely going to try and avoid spending money on the things I don’t really need to spend money on, so that the things I really want to do this year are totally achievable. Although not this year, in the near future I really want to put myself on the property ladder and buy my own house and I really hope I manage to reach my saving goal for a mortgage!
Eat out Less!
This to some people is a strange one but my boyfriend thinks I eat out far too much (and he’s right) sometimes I’m eating out once a week which to be honest isn’t going to help my Saving Money resolution or contributing to a healthier lifestyle. I am sure he will be happy to see this one!
I think my resolutions are definitely achievable and I really hope I will stick to them! Maybe I will keep you updated and revisit this post half way through the year!