Slow and Steady

2010 New Day resolutions

Posted on: January 6, 2010

Happy New Year!

I’m back.

I’ve decided to get back into blogging. I miss it, and I really want to get myself motivated again.

So new year, new beginnings? We always seem to make these massive resolutions and by the end of January we’ve usually tried and failed to get a proper routine going.

I think that it’s because we want to change, but don’t think about how we are going to make this transition. We run into our resolutions head first, and not realise that if we start slowly and take our goals day by day we’d succeed.

That is why I have called mine New Day resolutions

Everyday, I’m going to work at my resolutions. If I cannot do any for whatever reason, I’ll start again the next day.

I’ve set alarms in my phone to go off at a particular time each day for each particular task. I’m really enthusiastic about this way. I think it will also give me the sense of being busy, which is what I need.

My daily tasks are the following:

Walk away the pounds exercise and stretches.

The exercise will hopefully help me lose weight and the stretching helps me feel less stiff when I wake up.

Pre course work for CELTA course

The course I spoke about starts next month and I need to complete all the pre course homework.

Listen to Paul McKenna CD and fill out the diary

When I follow this system, it works. I just haven’t been doing so for various reasons. I want to lose weight, and I do not want to give anything up, so I’m back on this, and have restarted the 90 day diary. I’ve also taken pictures of myself in a bikini (awful) and trying on my favourite pair of jeans (they don’t even go up my thigh).

I thought about weighing myself, but I’m not really interested in weight because I’m naturally muscular and so even if I lose a stone, I barely lose a dress size. I’m more interested in inches so I’m looking for my tape measure.


I’ve been playing around with my meds for the past few months trying to find out which way is best for me. The pain clinic suggested only taking them when you start to feel really bad. I tried that and it didn’t work for me, so I’m back to taking them every 4 hours. I set my alarm to take them though as my memory is awful!

Weekly reminders

Checking my phone minutes

I’ve been caught out recently going over my minutes and it’s really expensive, so I’m going to check my balance weekly to make sure I don’t go over

Deal with only cash…

Except for petrol. The money I use for my weekly budget is £28 and some pence. I can’t get a fiver out of the cash machine so am going to use the £8 for petrol and have £20 for food outgoing etc.

Write a weekly meal plan

When you meal plan, you spend a lot less money so I’m going back to planning.  I want to have one fish day and one non meat day. I’ve been slacking a lot on this, and I’m feeling it. To make it more exciting I’m going to make one of the meals in my menu plan from my ever growing home made recipe book. recipe, weight loss

That’s me for now. How about you?


2 Responses to "2010 New Day resolutions"

Glad to see you are back to blogging. Happy New Year

Thank you, Happy New Year to you too

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