So a little elaboration and some nailing down of #50daystofit for me. This is what the Fit Writer has said:

“We’ve each set five positive habit, lifestyle and routine changes to work on every day from 1st Jan to 19th Feb. They’re mostly training and diet related but are specific goals personal to each one of us (for example, I want to stop sitting up too late every night and instead go to bed earlier and get more good quality sleep)”

I don’t want mine all to be about diet/training so far I have 2 nutrition related so I definitely need a training one and then I have 2 other slots.

The training one will be in 3 parts 1) join the gym 2) go to the gym twice a week 3) run once a week for 30minutes. I’m really hoping this will be a no-brainer once I’m back in the routine.

The fourth will be to write my blog. Not this one, my old work one. I say old because I’m currently on sabbatical from being a PT and am working as a Health Trainer, I am enjoying being a Health Trainer and I have no intention of leaving that for the moment but a) it’s a fixed term contract and b) I want to keep my brain ticking over with PT.

One of the things I wanted to do when personal training  was have a regular blog, 4-5 times a week. I never did as when I decided to write it always turned into a weighty tome (for a blog post!) and took hours as I am not a natural (or concise) writer. Pithy, funny facebook statuses are no problem but I would like to learn the art of turning out a fun, useful, informative blog post in 30mins and this will take (lots of) practice (and probably some failures).  Might be a good idea for me to start with reading this article Easy Ways to generate contact for your business blog !

I used to get bogged down in thinking I had to be original when I posted but to be honest all the information is already out there I’ve just got to learn to put it in a way that my reader enjoys, reads and wants to return to. This is going to be like my own NANOWRIMO (please don’t ask me what that stands for, just a lot of people I know and love use that phrase once a year to mean they are going to write lots every day). I would like to learn to own my opinion and to acknowledge the naysayers without taking it personally or starting to doubt myself.


  1. ½ pint of water everyday
  2. Fruit or Veg for breakfast every morning
  3. Training
    1. join the gym
    2. go to the gym twice a week
    3. run once a week for 30minutes
  4. Blog more on work site (and hopefully here)
  5. WHAT!!!

Still thinking about the 5th. I want it to be something that improves my mental health, something that makes me smile, something that makes me a better person to be around and…wait for it….the 2014/2015 BUZZ WORD…MINDFUL…

I quite like the idea of getting a journal and writing 3 things I want to achieve that day and then at the end of the day writing 3 things I am grateful for that day. A resolution I borrowed from this article Fitness Pros Resolutions  and of course it means I would have to buy a lovely looking journal to write them in. Wonder Woman notebook  (or, and much more likely to happen, I could write them in one of the school exercise books I bought from £1 shop when they did 10 for £1).

Or it could be something like reading a novel for 30minutes a day, which would aid for NYE resolution of reading a book a month (I used to be capable of reading a book a day #sigh)

Or it could be to turn off all electronic devices after 9pm (this would involve me decamping to the bedroom as my husband likes to watch TV until late but again would help with the reading a book a month thing)

Or it could be to practice being kind, which sounds a little odd, but offer to help others more and remember to thank them for their kindnesses, to compliment more (but not about looks), to be better in keeping in touch with old friends who I rarely see. That sort of thing.

Or maybe it could just be to be more decisive…..

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Comments: 3

  1. Caitlin January 2, 2015 at 1:58 pm Reply

    I think all of your ideas for #5 sound great. Personally I’m hopeful that after 2014 – which was the Year of Outrage – that 2015 becomes a Year of Kindness. I’m going to try my best to do my part!

    • Helen January 5, 2015 at 7:33 pm Reply

      I like the idea of being more kind, I want to buy some homeless person a cup of tea (is that patronising?), remember to text people to find out how they are doing, send a card to a friends just because, offer to babysit more often. I just want to be, what I think, is a better person.
      I would have thought working on a newsdesk and seeing what people are capable of makes it very easy for you to have a Year of Outrage!! However you also accomplished some very cool things with your running.

  2. Nicola Joyce January 2, 2015 at 3:02 pm Reply

    Sounds fabulous! How about doing your version of “Morning Pages” – google it, but it basically simply means free-writing one page of a journal every morning. I do it before getting out of bed, it takes 5 minutes if that and I honestly think it sets the tone for a productive day. Or you could write one “lovely” thing per day on a piece of paper and pop it in a jar. Open the jar up at the end of the year and read. I did this one year and it was wonderful :)

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