So. 2013. That was a toughie... Lots of Big Stuff - some really good, mostly not so fun - resulted in seriously disappointing progress against goals and a whopping two stone (28lb) weight gain (comfort each much?).
This year started out with good intentions and initial progress but has already been waylaid by more Big Stuff. I'm struggling with my weightloss goals, my exercise goals, my budgeting goals, my personal development goals, my make-and-do goals, my home improvement goals...
I think I may have too many goals.
So I've decided to keep it simple. For 100 days, starting next Monday - 10 February to 21 May 2014 - I am concentrating on establishing some healthy habits. I want to:
Get back into healthier eating habits
Establish a sustainable exercise routine
Practice kind/positive self talk (I really need to stop the 'I'm so rubbish at.../too fat...' etc in front of the boy)
Make more time for Girl Stuff (doing my make up, having pretty nails, hair that's 'done' not just stuffed up in a rubbish knot. (Good knot - fine, just not the rubbish ones)
Also, I'd like my underwear to fit again!
Thing is, I am so BORED of dieting (I put on most of that weight while 'on a diet'. Make of that what you will...). Looking back at pictures of myself a year ago (on a diet, dissatisfied with myself, looking great!) I have come to a realiseation that I just can't diet any more. Right now, I am well and truly Over It. Hence the emphasis on establishing sustainable healthy habits:
* Herbal tea instead of builders/coffee in the week
* Drink a pint of water before each meal
* Good bread at the weekend, none in the week.
* Minimise processed food
* Minimise sugar
* Maximise fruit, veg, lean protein and healthy grains
* Some sort of exercise every day. Some days a little, some a lot; I want to be able to run 5k comfortably by May 21st.
Lets see how this new approach works. I'm hoping for a little less lard, and a lot more energy.