Now Dear Reader you know me (well some of you don’t literally KNOW me in the flesh, but you know what I mean). I am one of great talk, great intent, great beginnings and complete lack of resolve leading to abject failure and frustration. It’s all well and good making these long lists of things that I will and won’t do over the coming months and they all sound perfectly doable in theory – but then theory is a wonderful thing, isn’t it and the benefit of hindsight even better?
So for 2011 I am not going to make a hard and fast list of dos and don’ts and impossible tasks. No, rather than that I am going to harden my resolve just to try a bit harder at those things that I am already doing, do one or two things that I should be doing and cut back on several things that I shouldn’t be doing so much of.
So in no particular order:
I will do more exercise – even if it’s just a walk at lunchtime and stop making excuses not to go to ballet. I will get out a bit more and stop being such a hermit and ‘make the effort’. I will stop spending money on silly things like Haribo and ‘interesting sandwiches’ that contain a billion calories and taste like cardboard. I will cease endless at work cake eating because otherwise I am going to be forty stone before you can say ‘ blimey haven’t you got fat!’. I will have a month of not drinking from January 4th … now this will not be easy, nor pretty but I’m getting fed up looking in the mirror and seeing a bleary eyed, blotchy, bloaty me and so I will harden my resolve muchly in this respect.
Whilst I am wearing my non alcoholic hair shirt I will resolve to do the following to ease the passage (so to speak). There will be always nice things to nibble in the fridge – nice healthy things naturally (luckily I’m not a chocolate monster). The house will be tidy with fresh flowers especially in my bedroom. I will join the library and read all those books I’ve been meaning to read for ages and watch all the films that I’ve missed at the cinema. I will phone neglected friends and family and see those who I’ve not got around to seeing for far too long.
Hopefully the direct consequence of all this is that I will come out of the long month of January feeling refreshed and renewed. I may (or may not) have lost a pound or two and will be feeling better about myself and life in general. I know that it’ll be hard because I do love a glass of wine and an unwind – but then anything that’s good for you is never easy is it? And it’s only a month – and even I should be able to manage that….shouldn’t I?
I shall also pay more attention to my blog – not because I think you need to hear more of me that is strictly necessary Dear Reader, but because it’s good for the soul. And when things are good for the soul they make you feel better instantly don’t they?
By the way – and just in case you were wondering, this is what I’ll look like at the end of all this…..
See my sprouty wings…..and youthful blemish free look. Well Dear Reader, one can always dream….