Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. It’s hard to believe we’re already 5 days into 2015 yet I’m still trying to work out what happened to 2014, it passed in the blink of an eye and I wasn’t ready for 2015. As it’s a new year I couldn’t let it pass without blogging my resolutions for 2015, usually I manage to keep one or two, at least for the first month or so! It’s better to try than not to give it a go so below are my resolutions for 2015.
Learning to drive
Okay I know this was a goal from last year but I didn’t get round to doing it for a few reasons. The main reason being I was waiting to get a date for an operation on my eye, after the operation I need to rest my eye so I won’t be able to drive whilst it heals and I didn’t want to learn then take a huge break and not get back into it. My operation is in a couple of weeks time so fingers crossed I might be learning to drive from the end of February/start of March.
Be more organised
I admit I’m not the most organised person in the world. This year I have promised myself I will be more organised both on and off the blog. I have bought an organiser and a few really cute notebooks to keep track of things I need to do so I can hopefully be more organised. I don’t think this will be easy but I’m determined to be more organised and think it will let me relax more and not rush about because I’ve forgotten I have to do something or go somewhere.
If I have spare money I do try to save it but with Christmas just past and 3 birthdays in the family in January my savings are looking a little sorry for themselves so my aim for this year is to try and save as much as possible. I would love to go on holiday abroad again this year or next so I have the incentive to save and just need to put my mind to it. No more looking at the sales, well after the 75% Boots sale that is ha ha.
Have a better sleeping pattern
My sleeping pattern isn’t great, although it has improved from a few years ago. I normally go to bed around 12am however on rare occasions I can go as late as 2am. This usually results in me sleeping in, being tired and being on a completely different time schedule to everyone else which isn’t great. I’m trying to change this bad habit and have been aiming to go the bed between 10:30pm and 11pm so I’m up at a reasonable time. I have been using my new Lumie Bodyclock wake up light with Aromatherapy which has been helping massively with getting to sleep quickly and waking up feeling rested, fingers crossed that will continue.
Lose weight and be healthier
In 2013 I started eating better and was exercising regularly and went down from 12 stone 6lb to 9 stone 13lb unfortunately I stopped eating well and exercising and have put weight back on, I’m now 10 stone 12lbs. I’m more determined than ever to start the year off well and so far so good, okay it’s only day 5 but I have managed to stay at my calorie goal each day and have been using my exercise bike to cycle for an hour with the aim of doing this 4 times a week. Something I was really bad with last year was drinking water or any form of liquid really, I can go through the whole day without drinking and if I did grab a drink it was usually cola. I have now started filling up two large water bottles each night, putting them in the fridge so they’re cold and drinking those throughout the day. I have also started using the myfitnesspal website again which was a massive help last time.
Have you made any New Years Resolutions?