here's to 201413:30
Hello! Remember me? I seem to have finally got back into the swing of things after Christmas (yes, it really has taken me the best part of January to put down the mince pies and accept the fact that I really do have to go back to work) and decided to sit down the tackle my extreme case of writers blog. So just when you thought you'd cleared your blogroll of the influx of posts welcoming 2014, setting out goals and resolutions and re-capping the previous year - here I am with my own!
STAY MOTIVATED, BE FIT
The last 6 months of 2013 saw me call on the help of a personal trainer, lose 2 stone, become a gym bunny and take on a healthier diet and that's something I'm going to be continuing throughout 2014. I don't want to set any weight related goals such as lose 1 stone by a certain date, because although losing weight is a goal of mine, I want to focus more on strength and how my body feels.
I'm going to continue cardio (the spin bike is my best friend, there's no way I'm ever giving that baby up!) but I'm keen to add a lot more weight training into my routine and get stronger. My main fitness goal of 2014 is to complete Tough Mudder in June. Running a 12 mile course through obsticles such as running through fire, diving into ice water and being electrocuted by 10,000 volts is probably most peoples idea of hell but if I can get the fitness and strength to complete it then I'll be proud!
SAY YES AND DO MORE
I want to make the most of this year, and do things I've never done before. I don't like change or taking risks, so I'll be the first to admit I can be a bit of a bore sometimes! This year I'm going to say yes (errr well, to most things... *gulp*) when my instinct tells me to say no, and tick a few things off the bucket list - starting with that bungee jump I've been meaning to do for years!
MAKE TIME FOR THOSE I LOVE
Having never lost anyone before, 2014 was a difficult year when my Gran passed away in May and a friend took his life in October. It's made me realise that life really is too short, and you don't know whats around the corner. I have lots of friends who I am guilty of not seeing or speaking to regularly and I probably don't spend enough time with my family either. Everyone is busy, but taking a few minutes out to send a quick text, make a short call or a spending few hours over a coffee is nothing in the grand scheme of things.
I zone out quite a lot and enjoy my own company meaning I forget to reply to texts and I'm pretty bad at remembering to make plans with people so I'm going to make a lot more effort to be there and show them how much I care.
Well, this one is pretty self explanatory. I love blogging and I love the people I've met through blogging but lately life has taken over and I've not had any time to read my favourite blogs, nevermind write any posts for my own. I'm going to become more organised, keep a little blog diary full of ideas and lists and blog as often as I can in 2014 - starting from today!