I’ve decided that things need to change around here. I’m not going to make the usual ‘I am going to lose x amount of kilos’, only to feel guilty in a weeks time when I am stuffing my face with food I told myself I wasn’t going to eat.
This year is going to be different. This year I am aiming for health instead. Losing weight will be just one of the bonus’. Physically my body is feeling the effects of my not giving a damn. My hair is dry and frizzy, my skin is forever in a state of break outs, my nails are growing at a snails pace, my energy levels are lacking. I go to bed feeling crap, I wake up feeling crap. It is a giant rut and I am stuck right in the middle of it.
This year instead of being a year of cycles of deprivation, followed by guilt when I ‘give in’, I am going to follow my body. Eat healthy but not deprive myself. Live realistically. Everyone is different and I know for myself, the minute I say that there will be ‘no more (instert food here)’ that is the exact food that I crave. I won’t be following any fad diets. I will just be getting back to basics.
This year I am starting from the inside and then the effects will show on the outside. Every time I go to my GP and she does my iron it is always ridiculously low, I need to start taking Iron supplements, as well as multivitamin. Filling in the deficits that I know are there, getting energy back that I used to have. Drinking more water, flushing out my system from the sugars and chemicals of months of drinking nothing but cordial and soft drink.
This year I will become more involved. Working my way back up to being active like I once once. Pushing for the endorphins that exercise gives. Enjoying being in the outdoors again. Becoming involved with actually playing with Devil Spawn. Working towards a better fitness level. Allowing myself the opportunity to feel good physically again.
This year I won’t be getting caught up in the details. I will be taking it a day at a time, moment by moment. I won’t be leaving things until tomorrow because tomorrow never comes. Seizing the moment, no matter how strange it feels. Using my energy to it’s advantage. Getting back into a routine. Fixing what needs fixing and moving on. Letting go of the negative and allowing the positive to flow through.
What have you decided needs to change in your life? Are you already making steps or are you waiting for the tomorrow that never comes?
What are you waiting for? Seize the moment, you never know when it will come again.
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Sounds like wise words to me, and a great start to 2013 with that mindset.
I’m with Sophie, definitely wise words! I know that feeling of feeloing like crap, I’ve really been so bad these last two months on the eating and exercise fronts and it’s really starting to take its toll. The fact that I woke up with another two pimples today is testament to that! Here’s to feeling better and looking after ourselves in 2013 and no more pimples!
Happy new Year!
No more pimples indeed!
It sounds like you are really motivated towards health, and that would have to make all the other pieces fall into place, surely!
I’m trying to exercise more this year myself. Started off with a nice walk today, so we’ll see how it goes.
I wish you all the very best, and I look forward to seeing how you go! Happy New Year! 🙂
I’m starting with walking as well 🙂
Thats pretty much what I have said over on my blog so I totally agree with you on this one. I hope your motivation continues through the year.
Great minds think alike 😉
I feel the same too, only problem is we are going away next week and it’s hard being on holidays and eating out a lot.
Sounds like you have the right attitude though and not a ‘diet’ mentality.
Enjoy your holiday 🙂
Last year I let too many amazing opportunities slip past me, overlooked moments of happiness and felt sorry for myself for no good reason. This year I take ownership of my life and my happiness and I hope this will make me a better, happier and more patient mumma to my 3 wee angels! Happy New Year Tegan, found you through IBOT, Emily
Good luck with your goals Emily! I hope that you grab opportunities with both hands this year 🙂
What a fantastic attitude to have lovely, there is nothing better than a positive attitude to propel you through. Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses
Go you. One step at a time. You share my thoughts too especially not depriving yourself. We eat fairly healthy but you stil need a treat every now and again. My biggest problem is getting off my ass. Make ssure you get yourself some multi vitamins I am a massive believer in them!!
yay! You can do it!! 🙂 I love your attitude… you can do it!! 🙂
#teamIBOT was here 🙂
Hey T! That’s great!!
I think what you’ve written here sounds like a plan. XX
Great plan you’ve got! Wishing you an amazing 2013 🙂
Love this Tegan! Back to basics is the best thing you can do, and it takes out all the guilt. xx
you shall rock this year. I can feel it.