I’m not a big lover of new year resolutions (e.g. those ones where people plan to magically turn their whole life around because the year has changed), if there’s something in your life that needs changing I believe you can make that change at any point. But there are certain things in life which don’t happen immidiately or that it’s nice to have a starting milestone for – one of mine is definitely the latter! Last year I set myself the easy peasy target of looking after my skin. If you flick back to January 2012, you’ll be able to see that the skincare stash was a lot smaller. I thought I’d continue along the same line of looking after myself this year, and have set myself some new, but uber simple, resolutions:
Now I’m not saying I’m setting myself targets I will never reach e.g. “getting abs for summer”… For one I can’t take holiday between April and August, I’d just have abs that no one would ever see. It’s also just very unlikely that i’d stick to such a regimented routine… Cue feelings of disappointment. My first target, after two weeks of living off of take aways, Christmas dinners, and biscuits, is simply to make healthier food choices. Choosing to eat more fish, vegetables and eggs than I have recently. This is an easy goal as I don’t dislike these foods and the more of them I pile in to my little tummy, the less room there is for a Chinese takeaway. No depriving myself, just making the effort to cook guilt free yummyness!
Choosing fruit tea over standard tea is also on the agenda as they’re super good for you and will keep me warm in my chilly little office! Green tea, peppermint tea and lemon and ginger tea – from acting as an antioxidant to aiding digestion, or even just giving you a pick me up – it’s all about the tea this year.
Whilst the boy and I are both in on the healthier food choices change, we’ll also be cooking more together and eating out less – hello extra dollar! The money I save will be going towards our new little home together, as we look set to be moved out by the summer – fingers crossed!
And finally, I’m pushing the boat out here – In the next few months I want to have tried Yoga. I’m not setting myself targets of being able to put my legs behind my head by the end of 2013, but it’s an activity I’d like to introduce into my lifestyle.
So this year it’s all about making better lifestyle choices… because who doesn’t like feeling good about themselves? What ever your new years targets/resolutions/goals are, I’d love to have a read so pop the link below!