January 1st 2015

ooo everyone loves a Jan 1st, resolutions flying around, minds set in determination, this year things will be different, this year will be the year things change instead of revert back to business as usual by the 10th of January. Of course there are also the grumblers insisting that Jan 1st means nothing.

I’m in both camps I know that whilst I continue to talk about healthy living in my day to day job my life at the moment from a fitness and nutrition point of view is far from healthy. I need to do something about my health, I don’t need to do something about this because of an idealised view of what women should look like (however in past years this has been the case) but because I feel like shit and Jan 1st seems as good a place as any to start.

I miss lifting, I miss my nutrition making me feel awake. When you type this the answer seems so simple – if you like lifting and eating healthily then just do it and quit the whinging. Unfortuntely the sofa and the biscuit tin also have a magical lure.

I now can get into about 10% of my clothes so I’m not going to pretend I wouldn’t like to lose a little of the excess from a practical point of view and comfort point of view. I don’t feel comfortable at this weight especially as my clothes don’t fit. Yes I could buy new clothes but as I have several hundreds of pounds of jeans sitting in my wardrobe I would rather not. This I hope will be a side effect of changing my eating habits back to more veg less biscuits and moving more rather than being something that is done by counting calories and it won’t be measured by scales (which I don’t have anyway)

I’m having a dry January, I really enjoyed it last year.

I’m participating in #50daystofit with The Fit Writer, go check out

50 days starting tomorrow

I haven’t yet decided on all 5 of my goals but in there will definitely be drink 1/2 pint of water every morning. (which will be about the level of excitement and glamour of my goals)

The running stopped for a while due to the fact my running partner and I couldn’t find time to do it together and I don’t like running enough to get my lazy butt out by itself. I need to sort a gym out. I need to stop procrastinating just get to the gym and see if picking up weights still makes my back hurt. We are moving next week to a new rented house that is about 5mins walk from a gym, it’s not Bridge Road Barbell but it has weights and (something new to me) a boxing ring! Maybe 2015 will see me trying out a new sport!

I’ve just re-read this post to myself and it sounds a little bleurgh a little down, it’s not meant to be, it’s meant to be a positive step on the road back to self love and self acceptance. I’ve shared this blog post before but I think it very much encapsulates what I am going to be doing.

Focus on Adding not Taking Away

Whether you decide to make some changes in your life or not I wish anyone reading this a healthy happy and love filled 2015.


Edited to add: Just read this new blog post from @fatgirlphd which I think is also a great idea for Jan

The Year of Trying New Things



Comments: 3

  1. Nicola Joyce January 1, 2015 at 11:26 am Reply

    Yay, so glad you found my idea/post useful and that you’ll be joining us! See you on insta! I really look forward to watching you make all those positive changes over the 50 days. We can do it! X

  2. Gingerzingi January 1, 2015 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Wow, boxing sounds cool! And five minutes walk away is great.

    The thing about starting on January 1 is it’s the best time for getting support and enthusiasm from other people – nothing wrong with that!

    • Helen January 2, 2015 at 10:40 am Reply

      It does doesn’t it! I used to love giving the punch bag a going over when in a bad mood, clears the mind like nothing else!
      I hope your healing is going well. hx

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