OK I'm the person who NEVER
makes New Year’s resolutions because I know I am not going to keep them. I'm
honest enough to know I'm weak and don't really care about most trivial things.
And these days it looks like if
you want to change something you put yourself on national TV for all to
see. While channel flicking I stopped on Supersize vs
Superskinny. It’snot my normal viewing but I was stunned to see the large guy give such
great advice to the super skinny woman.
A drink for everyone
It was 'don't do it for your
children, do it for yourself.' What great advice. How many of these
reality shows do we have to watch where women have lost themselves and live for
their kids. Now there is nothing wrong with having your kids best
interests at heart, however if you lose the person you are because you live for
you kids what kind of role model are you being? You’re saying when you
have kids your life is over. It's not. It's just an extension to who you
are becoming NOT who you are.
SO let’s get back to CHANGE.
If I wanted to change something
I would just go ahead and do it, there is no need for me to wait for a time of
year to make a change. I have lost too many years just plodding along now
it's time to live life to the fullest. You just never know what tomorrow holds.
When I decided I wanted to go
back to work I wanted to be healthy and fit. I was sick of feeling
lethargic and rundown so I decided to give myself a super healthy kick. I
joined a boot camp exercise group and did a juice detox. For me, I needed
to clean up the inside and outside.
Boot Camp fitness is outdoor
and it’s total madness, full on and not for the faint hearted. I have
fallen in love with it (love-hate really). It will make you fit, change
your shape, it clears out the cobwebs and you will not be able to walk the next
day for the first few times. For me it has better results than
half-arsing my way around a gym.
Day 1 Juice Detox
Now Detox. If you’re going to
do something, do it well and I booked myself a five day Juice Detox Programme. It was
simple, no messy hard work or working out what I needed to buy and drink in
what order. It just turns up at my door the night before.
It was one of the best things I
have done in a long while. I lost weight which is a bonus but more importantly
I had lots of energy, my skin was clear and I woke up on day 4 ready to take on
the world. I was on a real juice high.
Fast-forward a few months and
I have stuck to some of the 'lifestyle' changes. Santa gave me a new
juicer (the old one died) and I still love boot camp (just maybe more in
So if you have found yourself a
week and a half into 2013 and nothing is different from last year it won’t
change by itself. If you want change in any area of your life, just do it
and don't wait to go on the TV and air your low points to the world.
If you want to lose weight then
exercise; it’s free to hit the road and run. If you need a new image then hit
the shops or charity shops - something new (to you) is new! Who cares about the
price. Need to give up smoking then just stop (I did cold turkey many years ago
and it can be done). Got to the library - I'm sure there is a book to help with
whatever excuse you’re giving yourself for not changing something for the
better. If you’re not happy there is no person nor amount of money that
will change that. You have to decide to change your thinking - the grass is not
greener on the other side.
If you want a New Year and a
New You then drop all the excuses and say (just like an over produced L'Oreal
ad), “I'M WORTH IT”.
We have one life, let’s live it
and not just survive.