04 January, 2012
First off let me start this by saying this is NOT a resolution.
I have a funny thing about New Year's resolutions. I feel like they are a token nod to 'what I really should be doing in my life'. No offence to anyone who makes them. It's more how you tackle them and your reasons behind making them. But I am a firm believer that you don't have to wait for the excuse of a new year to try and better yourself.
So, not long before Melbourne/Christmas I decided I wanted to start being healthier and getting fitter. I tried to be on my best behaviour over Christmas and be as good as one can be when that much food and drink is going around. However I am looking forward to a motivated and fresh start along with the new year.
This time 2 years ago I was in rather good shape, aesthetic and fitness wise. I am still quite happy with myself in general terms, although I know I am not as fit as a should be and could afford to shift a couple of kilos. But lets be clear about something.
This is not a weightloss journey. This is not a new diet. I am not going sugar free. I am not giving up carbs. I am simply going to eat smarter and exercise. I am still happy with me. I just want to improve my fitness and overall wellbeing.
I know how good I feel when I eat well. Good, natural, healthy, nutrient rich food. My body thrives on it. My skin glows. My clothes sit just that little bit nicer. If I am going to tackle this year and the amazing, awesome, challenging, big things it's going to bring my way - I want to be ready.
So I am putting it out there. Making myself accountable.
I would like to get back to how I was 2 years ago.
It's not good to do as little exercise as I do. My body and my system isn't strong. It's a big girly girl that runs away screaming or is put to the ground at the first sign of trouble.
Well no longer, I want to be strong, capable and fighting fit.
I'll be eating healthier food more often, shaving down my portion sizes a little and most importantly making myself exercise!
Here's hoping I have some results to share with you soon. I feel so determined and motivated already. This year is MY year! I hope you're ready world!