MY NEW YEARS RESOLUTION & PROGRESS PICTURES


resolutionrɛzəˈluːʃ(ə)n/


noun
  1. 1
    a firm decision to do or not to do something.

    I think the definition of 'resolution' is partly why so many people have a problem sticking to them - me included.

    I prefer the term 'goal'. It's easier to work towards a goal, as opposed to try and stick to something instantly.

    I'm a sucker for lists, and find I get things done better working to deadlines. Setting goals to be completed by a certain date, e.g. "I'll do **** by May" or "I will complete **** once a week*" is another way I'm going to get things done in 2017. 



    1. PUSH MYSELF

    Oh hey, Miss Obvious.

    Working out brings results. I lost 3 stone from it - it works. Now, I want to build my strength and work on definition, and I've figured out that these results will appear by pushing through the last repetition, even to step into the weight room without feeling ridiculous (gymophobia, eek)

    I know so many people can relate to 'gymophobia' - being fearful of working out in a crowded room. I want to break down that barrier and laugh about it next year.

    No, I'm not yet where I want to be fitness-wise, I have a long way to go. But I'm prepared to work for it.

    Pushing yourself doesn't mean restriction either. This year, I learned that through my love of food. *insert pig emoji*


    2.  STOP CRITICISING MYSELF

    This is the most difficult one. Until recently, I didn't even know I did it that much. The term 'first world problems' comes to mind!

     'I keep getting spots', 'I've gained weight', 'I wish my hair would do what I wanted it to do JUST THIS ONCE' Yada, yada. 

    We can't change some things, and I want to focus on the things I like. I like the length of my legs. (that was hard to write!) And for the things that can be changed, I'll do something about them. 

    PLUS talking in a negative way will most likely rub off on the people around you and bring them down. And that's just not worth it.

    No excuses.




    3. PRACTICE GRATUITY

    Does anyone have a bad day, maybe not get what they want and turn agitated? *guilty* 

    I'm not going to go as far as to say that feet are always stamped, but I reckon it's important to take a step back and look at the things you have, before wondering about the things you could have.

    I'd understand someone reading this and rolling their eyes, but it's not always as easy as it may seem to see the glass half full.

    It's easy to feel downhearted, but it's even easier to realise that there are a lot of things in life that we should be grateful for.

    I'm grateful for my parents not being far away, I'm grateful for my boyfriend, friends. I'm grateful to have stability in my life. And I'm grateful to have a bloody lovely view outside my window. Even things like that.


    4. READ MORE

    I was originally going to name this 'PUT DOWN MY PHONE', but I thought of an excuse do this. I love reading, and haven't really been able to engage in a book for a while, due to university, laziness... basically, excuses.

    This links with criticising myself and seeing the negative side of things as well. Maybe reading helps.

     I see people around me reading personal development and thought-provoking books, and I want to hop on that wagon ASAP.

    Someone really special told me a quote by Will Smith once:

    "There's no new problem that somebody hasn't already had and written about it in a book."


    5. MAKE THE MOST OF OPPORTUNITIES & GRAB THEM

    I think everyone can relate to this one, and interpret it how you will. I'm the Queen of being indecisive, and often push ideas or actions aside out of fear. 

    Just do. Is going to be one of my mantras this year. Like Nike's 'Just do it'. Actually no, 'Just try it'. That works. 

    See what I mean about being indecisive?


    Thank you to the beautiful Lucy (@thefashionfitnessfoodie) for my gifts pictured. They're definitely going to help me get myself into gear for the year ahead. PS I won't be denying myself pick & mix AT ANY TIME, either.
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