Last January I wrote this post featuring my New Year’s resolutions. There were goals focusing on achieving a better work/life balance, goals to drink more water and look after my skin better (I’ve achieved the latter, but still fail miserably at the water consumption) and as with all New Year’s resolutions, there were the goals to get fit, lose weight and eat more healthily.
One year on, I feel like I’m back in the same space I was last January! Don’t get me wrong I did get fitter in 2015 with the help of a wonderful PT and I trained for a half marathon in October. But since the half marathon has been and gone I seem to have slipped back into my old ways and my weekly game of netball is not cutting the mustard on the fitness front!
Likewise my eating is all over the place. At the start of the year I was using my Nutribullet daily (it’s ingenious btw!) and felt healthier than ever, but slowly the unhealthy food crept back in and over the Christmas period I feel like I consumed my body weight in Chocolate Oranges!
So where do we go from here?
Last night my husband (who is super fit!) and I were chatting and knowing my lack of willpower he has given me the mother of all incentives. If I can lose 20lbs (my target, not his; he’s not that cruel!) he will treat me to a child-free, long weekend trip to Dubai. Now we haven’t cleared this with the grandparents who will undoubtedly get roped in to babysit and in reality I’m not sure I can bear the thought of being so far away from my babies for that long, BUT it’s a brilliant motivator. Time-scale wise I want to lose the weight by June (which I’m hoping is realistic) as we are off on a family holiday to the South of France with my parents and my super slender sister and her family.
To start my healthy eating on the right note, I have trawled the internet, done a lot of research and bought the following healthy eating cookbooks (all of which I can highly recommend) to help me on my merry way.
2 // The Detox Kitchen Bible, £17
3 // Hemsley & Hemsley – The Art of Eating Well, £11.75
6 // Everyday Super Food, £11.99
What are your New Year’s resolutions? Do you have any hints and tips to help me achieve my goal or a favourite healthy eating cookbook you’d like to share with me?