I spoke to a few friends pre- Christmas about this very issue. Since then, I have read some posts where people mentioned losing weight etc..... it's a thing that happens at this time of year... the gyms and weight loss centres will tell you they are inundated with women at this time of the year...or in the coming few weeks...
I am not going to join the frenzy.. I can't stand gyms.. although I have been known to go. I may still go for the Pilates class...or I may eat my words.. time will tell.
Kim from a box of chocolates, has gone one step further.. starting her blog, 'From Fat to Free' to document her weight loss journey.
I am not about to create another blog, however, I have taken inspiration from her and put a weight loss ticker on my blog side bar... just to encourage me along the way. Great idea isn't it? For those who are worried about this, it is free, and very easy to set up. You also have a choice to show/not show your actual weight as opposed to purely the amount of weight you lose.. I chose the latter.
I am going to set myself my own 2013 health and fitness aspirations and weigh up weekly.. nothing like a little public humiliation to keep me on track! Here are my personal goals for this week.
- Reduce the amount of tea and coffee that I drink ( this will take time to give up entirely)
- Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water each day
- No bread for this week.
- 2 pieces of fruit each day, one to be a citrus
- 20 minutes brisk walk each evening
- make sure I take my Vitamin D tablet daily
- be positive, enjoy my day and understand that changes cannot be made overnight.
Lunch.. a great salad of salmon, avocado, tomato and salad greens with olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing.
How about you.. what are you doing to feel good in 2013?