Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Non New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year! I know, I know.  How late am I?!  But recently I have been super busy.  I haven't even had 5 minutes to myself.  So you can't blame me really, right?!

Anyway, let's get onto my New Years Resolutions Aims.  I never make New Years Resolutions.  I just think what is the point?!  I am never going to stick to them, I will forget all about them when it gets to February, and come next December I will remember my resolutions and feel like a lazy, unachievable slob.

I'm not going to lie.  I did think of some possible resolutions.  Lose weight, travel to a country I have always wanted to go to, take up a new hobby.  Blah, blah, blah...
But realistically, who knows if I will be able to do these.

So instead, I have thought about what I achieved in 2014 and I would like to set myself some aims to build upon what I have accomplished over the last year.

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  1. Cut the crap, eat healthy.
    I do already eat quite healthy.  But often when I work late shifts I find myself reaching for a chocolate bar or a packet of crisps to get me through the evening at work.  I have quite a busy lifestyle too so I can be pretty lazy when it comes to cooking, choosing to make beans on toast with lots of cheese or cook some frozen chips instead of taking the time to make a proper meal.  I want to eat healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner, making proper meals and consuming what is good for me!  I will document it here each week.
  2. Train like a beast.
    I was doing really well with going to the gym then December hit.  I had an illness for more than four weeks!!! Then I just got lazy because I hadn't been in so long.  But since then I have gotten back into the workout mood and feel very motivated! I want to look good for summer and I will achieve this!!  I have been going to the gym a lot recently and have been really going for it, I hate it and my muscles hurt, but in the back of my mind it feels good!! Work hard, train harder
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  4. Learn a language.
    No this isn't one of those 'I want a new hobby so I will learn a language then never do it'.  In 2014 I started learning Spanish as I made a bunch of new Spanish friends, then when I went to Spain I was able to talk some Spanish.  I was able to order food, and understand directions but could no way hold a proper conversation.  I would like to improve my Spanish because I am sure I will be back there some time.
  5. Take Opportunities.
    What I mean by this is, make things happen and experience adventures.  Sometimes I think I just let life sail by and months go by and all I have done is go to work and have drunken nights out.  In 2014 I started doing more with my time, I went to Spain, I went to a festival in another country and various other trips which have all made my year memorable.  I have already planned a few events and small holidays for 2015, so let the good times begin!!
  6. Drink Less.
    This will be by far the most challenging of all of my aims.  I would love to stop drinking alcohol altogether but we need to be realistic here, that's not going to happen.  I'm talking about nights out.  It doesn't take much to get me drunk but I try to keep up with everyone else which doesn't end well and leaves me with a rotten hangover the next morning.  Not to mention the harm it is doing to my body, and drinking less keeps in theme with eating healthy and training hard.

Here's to 2015 being awesome!! (It still feels weird writing 2015.)

Do you have any resolutions this year?