A new year, 365 new days full of promise and hope.
I like the ring to it, sounds like a nice solid number.
What are the most common New Year’s Resolutions, I wondered?
Well a quick Google search helped and this is what I found –
1 Lose Weight
2 Getting Organised
3 Spend Less, Save More
4 Enjoy Life to the Fullest
5 Staying Fit and Healthy
6 Learn Something Exciting
7 Quit Smoking
8 Help Others fulfill Their Dreams
Fall in Love (in my case)Do not take love for granted
10 Spend More Time with Family
I seem to fall into the most common category of human being as I would like to do all the above this year and quite frankly, that gave me comfort.
Statistics on success rates of Resolutions aren’t that hot. Again, Im glad I fit the norm –
Age Success Rates
Percent of people in their twenties who achieve their resolution each year 39%
Percent of people over 50 who achieve their resolution each year 14%
Length of Resolutions
Resolution maintained through first week 75%
Past two weeks 71%
Past one month 64%
Past six months 46%
Over the next ten months, I will be getting out of my comfort zone and documenting the above list. Hey, I know a year has 12 months in it but month ten is pretty special to me, it happens to be my birth month.
Why on earth would you put photos of yourself online for all to see? I hear you asking.
Well because I am a classic YOYO. The heaviest Ive ever been was last October (please dear husband do not read this!) 69.7kg. By the way, I am 5ft3. So that’s some timber.
I am a comfort eater. Anyone else out there? I mindlessly eat when I am unhappy or bored, upset or under pressure.
I drink a little too much wine.
I love potatoes and bread,
I have been cooking for a living for the past few years and well, anyone who works in catering or knows someone who does, knows our eating habits/times are not the healthiest.
I am not too pleased with my reflection at the moment.
What would I like to achieve this year?
Well, I would say I’ve gained well over a stone in the past 6 months, and my body could do without it.
I would like to get lean (forever)
I would like to lose the cellulite (forever)
I feel heavy and sluggish, I want to feel light and full of energy.
I need to move around more.
Keep up a workout routine – no excuses (forever)
I started going to gym for the first time in my life in November 2013. I got myself a personal trainer and worked out 3 times a week. For the first few weeks I died but as time went on and my endurance started to build I became addicted. I still ate and drank what I wanted, so weight loss wasn’t great or fast but wow did I transform. (see pictures above!)
between work and family commitments, excuses I haven’t been going for the past few months. And then I lost it all. I lost the drive and motivation, I lost the addiction.
So new year, Life change. Drastic? Maybe, but at 36 I seriously need to get cracking!
Ive found these great, great, online personal trainer videos which I have no excuses not to do as I can fit them in any time of the day.
Ive already done one of the videos this morning as Im stuck at home with a sick little one. How am I feeling? I feel like Ive made a start.
I’m also going to start fasting again. If you’ve never heard of Dr Michael Mosley – watch this documentary.http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x18a1b6_michael-mosley-eat-fast-live-longer_lifestyle