NU YR NU ME – The February Update

 

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…

Oh no.  I tried so hard to start with too.

I have lost ZERO POUNDS, having lost 4 in January.  Which means I’ve put 4 on.  Eurgh.

But every week is a new one, and there’s always time!

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.

Nupe.  It scares me.  Too many stories of women farting during Downward Dog.

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.

To be fair, this one is going OK.  And when I say OK, I’ve done three days of it.  But running isn’t always horrific and most of the time I don’t want to die.

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!

I’VE DONE THIS ONE.  I’ve had a post a day for the last 30 days, to the point where I’m mildly terrified of running out of content.  But it’s going well, and I’m enjoying it.

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…

This month I had a lovely chat with Lloyds (having avoided their phone calls for months) about getting my finances a little more under control.  This month seems to be going well, but it has only been a week since payday…

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…)

This is the one I’m most proud of.  I am finally Citalopram free, and I haven’t taken a pill in a fortnight.  It hasn’t been without wobbles, and sometimes I feel a little bit like I’m in the middle of a tightrope where the only option is to move forwards – but four years ago my only option would have been backwards.  We’re gonna get there, girl.

Read more – see “2017 in books”

YES.  I’ve read 3 of my to-read books, and I’m still desperately trying to get into Little Women, though I suspect it might be the most boring book of all time.  Sorry, fans.

Watch more  – see “2017 in films”.  Note, watching more does NOT include Grey’s Anatomy.

Probably doesn’t count, but I have made my way through the entire Parks and Rec boxset.  Doesn’t count, does it?

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…

There’s always one I forget I’m supposed to do.

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.

Slowly but surely, I’m getting there.

 

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