Wednesday, 2 January 2013

A Plan to Keep my New Years Resolution


Happy New Year! 

So it's the beginning of the year and everyone gets a new start, we all want to improve on last year whether its fitness, work or spending less money! We make promises to ourselves that often go out of the window after the first few days. This year I've decided to help me with my New Years Resolution I've decided that it would be a good idea if I have something to work towards, something to reward myself with.

My biggest battle is my weight. Now by no means am I obese but when I was younger I was a lot bigger so my insecurities are still there. In 2012 I put on over a stone and I can really feel it. People always say to me ‘Don’t be silly’ or ‘Where?’ but I’m just so fed up of having that feeling of getting dressed and getting upset because either nothing looks good or things that are used to love now are just too tight. It really makes me feel insecure.

So what am I going to do about it?
Gym (or some form of exercise) 3 times a week
I am a member of a gym which is literally just around the corner from me, I have no excuse, 45 mins after work 3 times a week should not be a problem. I also have the 30 Day Shred for that bit extra.

Cook my own healthy meals each night
My boyfriend and I cook a lot together but with his shifts a lot of time it’s for convenience and stops at the chippie are a lot more common than they should be. Chicken, fish, veg and salad are now on the menu, no carbs after 6 and one treat meal a week.

No alcohol throughout January
This one is because my boyfriend is taking part in the ‘Dryathlon’ for Cancer Research. The Dryathlon involves getting people to sponsor you for giving up the booze for 1 month. Now this might not seem like a challenge to some of you but he loves a beer after work and has friends that own a pub so it’s hard for him to avoid it sometimes. Lucky for me he is trying to shift his beer belly and be healthy with me so I am fully supporting him the whole way, of course giving up the wine will have health benefits for me too, and I hope to see the back of those dreaded drink related blemishes!

How will I reward myself?
I've decided to treat myself to one ‘High end’ product a month. A product that I cannot usually afford, something that would be a massive well done to myself. The big problem will be how can I choose just one haha.

At the moment I am really lusting after the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, it’s pretty pricey at £33 for 30ml but all of your lovely reviews are making me crazy for it! So if by the end of January my criteria have been met I will take a trip to that glorious Laura Mercier counter.

I’m obviously not trying to lose the whole stone in a month, maybe an aim of ½ lb per week?

Do you think this is a good idea? What are your New Year Resolutions? I'll keep you posted, I might even do a few posts on my cooking but we will see how that works out!

I hope you all had a great NYE, mine wasn't as great as I wanted as the night before new years eve I became ill. The glamorous dinner party I had planned still went ahead but I couldn't drink or eat anything, what a great way to welcome the new year eh? Everyone else had a great time though which I suppose is what counts. Anyway i'm currently curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea watching Jeremy Kyle trying to feel better about myself, haha!

31 comments:

  1. GOOD LUCK! this is really inspiring and i wish you best and hope you succeed in this!
    i really want the laura mercier foundation too :X but i just don't know whether to splash all that money on such a small amount?


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    1. thanks! yeah the money is always the issue with me but apparently you dont need to use too much x

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  2. Best of luck! My one and only resolution is to visit the hair salon more. I always ruin my hair and the hairdresser hates me. Great blog - hope you can visit mine sometime: www.thesmartgirlsfashionguide.com

    Love, Mags
    @magstheblogger

    xxxx

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    1. good luck with yours too! sounds like a good one x

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  3. I really want that foundation as well, my sis has it and loves it. hope you feel better. happy new year! xxx

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    1. ooo jealous of her! im am thank you hope you did too xx

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  4. Good luck, I think the idea of a reward is really good x

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    1. I hope it will keep me motivated! x

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  5. Good luck! It's always tough keeping resolutions, but what a nice reward!!! :)

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  6. awesome resolutions and a great reward scheme! I tried the 30 day shred once. I made it for 4 days but I actually quite liked it?! haha I hope you do better than me! :) good luck. Following x

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    1. i quite like it too its def a good workout! x

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  7. Definitely the best idea to lose it slowly! I'm trying to lose a bit of weight this year myself! Good luck!

    Justine xx
    www.fashionmixbag.blogspot.com

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    1. we can support each other! good luck x

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  8. Good luck with your resolutions hun. x

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  9. good luck! silk creme is DEFINITELY worth buying and will be a great reward :)

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // @thelovecatsinc // YT: thelovecatsinc

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    1. yay im glad you said that! i hope i love it x

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  10. Good for you planning to keep healthy! Going to the gym 3 times a week sounds amazing but would be terrifying for me, I've never even been to a gym!

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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    1. haha once you get out of the nervousness of going its fine :) x

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  11. Oo I think I fancy the 30 day shred dvd, where did you get it? Also did the kettle bells etc come with it?
    xx

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    1. from amazon hun had to buy the weights and kettle bell seperate xx

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  12. This seems like a great idea, in a way its childlike behaviour, reward when you've done well, but in another way a bribe ALWAYS makes us work hard for it! :) X

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    1. haha exactly its always a good incentive! x

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    2. haha yer its def a good incentive! x

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  13. Silk Creme Foundation is top of my list too :-) I've put on a stone and a half in a year and a half. It's really horrible putting on clothes that don't fit any more. I feel your pain. I'm hoping that working more this year, I'll lose a bit of weight! Wishful thinking haha! xx

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    1. hehe we can support eachother i just wanna feel nice in clothes again! xx

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  14. i should really try the no carbs after 6, but i don't finish work till then..and i'm a bit of a pasta fiend so i'd be screwed there!
    these resolutions seem like good ones! happy new year lady xx

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    1. i love carbs far to much lol. happy new year to you too miss! xx

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  15. I actually like this idea, I find it difficult to stick to something but rewards might work!

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    1. worth a try if theres something to work towards :) x

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