Working It Out in 2014

I normally don’t make New Year’s resolutions. I feel like if you have things you want to sort out in your lives, just do it. But this year, I have one. Losing. Weight. I started on a diet and exercise regime at the end of July 2013, but on the 1st August I fell down the stairs and broke my toe. It has taken months for that damn toe to feel 75% better. Then on the 2nd December 2013, I had a laparoscopy. Cue more recuperation. Meaning cue more eating and less activity and gaining more weight.

But I’m finally feeling better, and coincidentally it is the 1st of January 2014. So I have booked a weekly Pilates equipment class beginning the Sunday after next. And I’m thinking about booking another Pilates course so that I will be attending twice a week. 

Check if your teacher has an appropriate qualification, such as one from the Pilates Foundation

Tomorrow I will be doing a very healthy food shop. And I will be reducing my carbs, increasing the vegetables and cutting out the sugar beginning this Saturday. I find that carbs aggravate my endometriosis. But I could eat toast, pasta and rice all day. I have decided that I will only have carbs once a day. And I eat chocolate or biscuits everyday, which is not necessary for my well-being. So those are going.

My unhealthy diet and the almost non-existent exercise are adding to my lack of sleep. I go to bed at around 12.30am most nights, which isn’t great considering I am up at 7am most mornings. If I was eating healthier, then I wouldn’t be so buzzed on sugar at night and could get to bed at a reasonable time.

I have two stone of baby weight and half a stone of ‘extra’ weight that need to be eradicated. I will keep you up to date. It’s more than a resolution. I am really ready for this. A new year, and an old me.

2014, I’m so ready for you!

Last night, Husband and I were discussing the good and bad times of 2013. For me, 2013 has been one of the toughest years I’ve ever had. But in between the tribulations, our family has had some wonderful times. So rather than reflecting further on 2013, I wanted to write my hopes for 2014.

1. Continued love and happiness (generic but true).
2. Dubz, who is currently 19-months old, should have a big jump in his vocabulary.
3. Moozles, who is five, might be able to ride her bike without stabilisers.
4. Healthier lifestyles for Husband and me (and finally losing that damn baby weight).
5. A family holiday, which I will have to swindle or win a competition for as we’re on a tight budget.
6. Find an amazing part-time job that pays well and isn’t far from where I live.

The last two feel a bit greedy, but you gotta dream big right?! Happy New Year! May all your hopes comes true. xx