NU YR NU ME

The awful way of writing the title gives you some idea of the contempt I have for the phrase.  Everyone comes into New Year with the same thoughts – This year, something’s gonna change…

But this year, it actually is.  I’m going to blog more, travel more (New York is finally booked, yay!) do and SEE more – and I’m excited.  I’ve got 3 days left of sitting on my ass before I embrace the change, and be the person I want to be.  That’s right – 3 more days of watching Grey’s Anatomy, while sinking into a deep state of despair at SPOILER ALERT Derek, Lexie, Mark etc. all dying, an the inevitability of Shonda Rhimes destroying my heart in the palm of her writing hand.

I read a wonderful post the other day (when I learn how to link and mention on this thing, it’ll be available, but I retweeted it (@millerralice) so feel free to pop over and check it out.  In light of that, here are the things I’m actually going to achieve in 2017…

  1. Lose weight – I will be in size 14 jeans by August.  Preferably size 12 as I was when I was at my goal weight, but I have to allow for a couple of setbacks…
  2. Try yoga – this is one I’ve been meaning to do for a while.  I don’t have to stick to it,and if I don’t like it I don’t have to do it again, but I think taking some time for myself, learning to breathe properly and being “in the moment” would actually do me some good.
  3. Successfully complete Couch to 5k – preferably Couch to 10k, but let’s give me room to start.  I’ve never been able to run – which sounds silly, because it’s totally natural to some people.  I’m a strong swimmer, but I just can’t run!  I really want to finally give it a good go.
  4. Blog twice a week – stupidly simple, but I want to put more time and energy into myself, which is wearing blogging comes in.  It’s not about followers (thought thank you in advance to anyone who ever reads this silly ol’ thing), but expressing myself, and having a creative outlet.  I even bought myself a shiny new Mac, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to put in 20 mins twice a week!
  5. Learn to save money (at least a little)– I’m terrible at saving money.  Me and the bottom of my overdraft are best friends, but me and the bank are not.  Because of this, I would like to at least NOT be at the bottom of my overdraft by the end of the year, and get my spending habits under control…
  6. Get off my anti-anxiety meds – I’ve been on and off 20mg of Citalopram for just under 4 years, and now I’m down to 10mg, it’s just a teeny step to get off completely.  I can do this.  (#bebrave – and yes, it took me a very long time and then a google to work out how to put a # in on a Mac…)
  7. Read more – see “2017 in books”
  8. Watch more  – see “2017 in films”.  Note, watching more does NOT include Grey’s Anatomy.
  9. Keep a food diary – this one is one I’ve been meaning to keep up for a while – I get horrible stomach pains which I’ve self-diagnosed as a mild dairy intolerance and IBS, and if I went to a GP they’d tell me to keep a food diary and come back in 4 weeks.  So I should probably keep the food diary in the first place…
  10. Learn more about myself – A bit of a cheat number 10 – I’m hoping that the above 9 will help me learn a bit more about myself, and find my passions again.  I know I miss writing, but I’ve lost my inspiration.

 

I know full well that I won’t keep all of these up – and there will be plenty of morose posts moments where I put on a kilogram I’d worked hard to lose, but I need to be healthier, and I need to be happier.  2017 is a year for me to look forward to, and I can’t wait.

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