Monthly Archives: December 2014

Too much feasting for my liking!

Why is it, at Christmas, I feel the need to eat until I feel so full I’m going to burst? Is it because the food is there? Is it because that’s what I have always done? Is it because I love food and its so tasty? Is it because I have a big family and this is the one time I could have whatever I want and as much as I like?

Honestly I think it is a mixture of all of these reasons. There are a number of delicious things to eat and I have 3 times what anyone would normally have. Not only that but its usually lunch AND dinner. No wonder I put on weight over Christmas. But not this year!

This year I’m having a plate like this:

Well it wont look exactly like that, but that is the measurement method I’ve been working with. I need to make sure I don’t snack outside of meals and if I do its health and only because I am genuinely hungry. I’m wearing jeans today. My only pare of jeans and they feel tight and uncomfortable. I’m stressing because I know where I’m headed and I can’t seem to make myself care enough to stop. I just keep sitting on my ass and eating whatever I like.

But that isn’t who I am, and I want who I really am to shine through to the outside, not be covered up with weight. With Christmas comes a new year and this year is going to be the year I publish my before and after photos. This year I’m going to take charge and make my dream come true. I know I will stumble, you can’t reach 28 and not know you will fail, but I know I will get back up and make this happen.

Here’s to my best year yet!

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What do you want to do?

I want to reach some real targets, and see real progress with my weight loss. I want to fly to a place I have never been and spend a week at the beach. I want to celebrate milestones with my friends and family. I want to have money to cover living costs, have money to have a good time, and have savings in the bank.

So if these are the things I want then why haven’t I made it my mission to do it? Why don’t I already have these things? What is holding me back?

So if there’s a tip I would give you for 2015 it’s this: decide what you want to do and figure out what’s getting in the way of you doing it.

Let’s break my list down and do just that.

I want to reach some real targets, and see real progress with my weight loss. I constantly fall back into my comfort zone and avoid the pain of working out.

Solution: Choose workouts that ease you into it and stretch – swimming, yoga, walking, light weight lifting.

I want to fly to a place I have never been and spend a week at the beach. I never have any money because I just spend it whenever I like. The I worry about debt from credit cards.

Solution: Start a realistic budget and follow it for 12 months. Tweak it as you need to but really make it work. Have a goal thermometer to help you see that you are reaching your goal.

I want to celebrate milestones with my friends and family. I’m always so busy and it feels like I don’t have time to do this properly, trying to please everyone.

Solution: Make appointments with people and keep them. You do not live to make everyone else happy.

I want to have money to cover living costs, have money to have a good time, and have savings in the bank. Money seems to just come in and out every week and I have nothing left. I’m trying to save for a house deposit but there are no other savings, where does it all go!

Solution: Spending Fast, track your money, and use the above mentioned budget.

My dream for 2015

I have 2 years until I reach my 30th Birthday. Last year, turning 27 didn’t seem all that big of a deal. But this year, turning 28 and knowing I haven’t achieved things I wanted to makes my stomach ache.

Don’t get me wrong I have achieved HEAPS these last few years. But there are some big milestones I want to be able so reach before my 30th. For example, I want to live in my own place. I know I wont have paid it off from the bank by that stage but I want to live in it and know that is will be mine. I want to reach my goal weight of 65kgs and be super fit, super healthy, and addicted to exercise. I want it to be where I turn when I’m stressed or worried. I want to spend my 30th at the beach (Fiji? the Caribbean? I can dream) with close friends sharing drinks, stories, and a well deserved break.

I have lots of smaller goals but these are the things I want to do over the next 2 years. These are the goals I want to help shape my life and help me be the person I want to be.

I have most of my deposit for the house, I am really hoping to find something this year and I can get stuck into my weight loss. I feel like that kind of change will really help me get some new routines in place. Making sure I eat right and exercise. There needs to be a safe running track or park near the house so I can really get on track.

I want this so bad but when I am presented with temptation I cave and eat take-out or I skip gym. If it was easy it wouldn’t build character right?

Heres to making my dreams come true in 2015.