Along with the rest of the population, the start of January saw me feverishly promising to be an all round Superwoman for 2013.
This year is going to be the year I :
- Miraculously become three stone lighter in the space of as many months
- get fit (I’ll be running marathons by the time December is upon us)
- be sooper-dooper organised and carry around a diary in my handbag for appointments (you know, instead of the usual scrunched up pieces of paper I usually fish around for in there. That’s if there’s any paper in there to start with.)
- To give up the dreaded drink and have some kind of healthy fruit tea habit going on instead on a night.
What is it about January that makes us think just because it is the start of a new year we can automatically change ourselves into different people?!
OK, we can, but we need to be realistic about it instead of trying to change too much at once.
I’ve decided to keep the original list, but amend it slightly for more chance of success.
A slow, but steady weight loss of a pound or so a week up until December is more conducive to success than some mad salad binge that sees you sick of the sight of lettuce leaves and craving chips by the time February rolls around.
Getting fit can be achieved by walking more, and adding more activity into your day where there is usually none, such as taking the stairs instead of the escalator.
A calendar on the wall with appointments on is a step in the right direction and one up on last year.
As for the wine? I’m keeping that to just on Saturday nights. Well, that’s the plan anyway and it’s working so far….well, you’ve got to have something!