I know, I know, we’re 3 weeks into 2016 and I’m only just saying Happy New Year and giving you a 2016 update….doh. BUT I did get struck down with the flu a week into the year, then as soon as I was better it was all go go go again. PHEW.
I had honestly forgotten how horrible the flu was, I hadn’t had it in a good few years and then it just hit me like an absolute ton of bricks after having a sore throat for, oh, about 2 hours. Next thing I knew I was in bed wrapped up shivering and sweating at the same time. Ew. So after almost a week doing zilch and eating nothing but mushed up dinner and Mumma’s soup I started to feel better and here I am, back to full health!
Anyway, I thought it was time for a bit of a ‘hello 2016’ blog post. So what better way to do it than to tell you a couple of my goals for the year ahead…
P.s. I’m actually already really liking 2016, I don’t know what it is but I’ve got a really positive little elf on my shoulder this year.
2016 update – goals
I think it’s really important to set yourself small goals rather than ridiculous ones for the whole year. Mine tend to be for the up coming months and I set myself deadlines on things otherwise I’ll just think ‘Oh I’ve got until December to do this, I’ll just leave it…’
Goal 1 – Get fit so you can actually run without nearly dying by June
I set this one every year and I never manage it. I stick to the exercise classes I know I like, (uhum body balance and yoga) and don’t really venture out. I want exercising to be fun and when I do it I enjoy it but it’s just too easy not to do. Luckily, this year is different. I’ve gone and got myself a personal trainer so I’m half way there! I had my first session last night, naturally I went dizzy and had to take a breather but that’s what it’s all about, progress and getting better. For someone who only ever does yoga, it might take a while but I will be stronger, fitter and more confident in the coming months, hoorah. Let me know if you’re interested in my PT sessions and I’ll blog about them as I have them, warning, you will get to laugh at how unfit I am as I’ll probably nearly pass out after every session.
Goal 2 – Write more
Um, sorry how much do I talk about blogging more? SORRY. It’s more like, ‘stop wasting time watching Netflix/napping when you get in from work and blog’ So yeahhh, 2 posts a week, wish me luck…
Goal 3 – Prepare your food rather than giving away all your money to Costa at lunch time
Fairly simple really, buy the ingredients then make up lunches for the week so I don’t end up having a cheese toastie per day instead.
Goal 4 – Read a book every month/6 weeks
I started the year half way through a book so I’m giving myself until the end of January to finish that then I’m going to start a new one. The amount of time I spend scrolling through instagram really could be put to a better use!
Another mini little goal which I’m carrying on from last year is to continue to drink lotsa water, last year I was drinking between 1-2 litres a day, this year I want to be drinking between 2-3L a day! Bring on the good skin, feeling energised and other stuff that comes with being super hydrated. Obviously I’ve got a couple of other cringe ones about being happier and more positive but doesn’t everyone do that every year?!
So anyway, there you have it, my goals for 2016… 3 weeks into the year.
How are your resolutions going?! Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @lizzydrewett.