5 Jan 2018

# New Year # personal

New Year, New me?

Happy New Year everyone!

2018 has started in style and I am loving the fact it started on a Monday! One thing I'm not loving this year is that I've really noticed the diet pressure that follows Christmas - it seems like the week before Christmas is full of adverts encouraging indulgence but the moment Boxing Day hits, the diet and fitness industry raise their heads.

Don't get me wrong, if you want to lose weight in the New Year more power to you! But why is the first of January any different to the fourth of August? I get that its the whole new year fresh start thing but seriously it sucks. I've been into Iceland and pounced on by Slimming World representatives who are literally only targeting larger people - I didn't see one slim person get given a leaflet! 

This rant does have a purpose I promise!

This year I'm not setting a resolution of lose 50lb or whatever it was I said last year because it obviously didn't work. Instead I'm setting more manageable small goals where I'll be able to see benefits more quickly - side effects may include weight loss but to be honest I don't really mind if they don't. I feel comfortable in my stretch marked skin and the only reason I want to lose weight is to become healthier.

On a side note, I'm also not calling them resolutions and instead I'm calling them goals. I feel like goal is a more positive word and I can break it down into smaller steps as required!

My biggest goal is obviously to qualify as a teacher and move in with Josh!
My more personal goal is to reduce the amount of meat I'm eating and work on my skin care.

This year is about me, not about the person some may want me to become.

What are your goals this year?

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