I’ve given up doing resolutions as a whole, instead doing a Bucket List every year but I have been thinking for a few months about having one solitary resolution, one for me.
2015 is going to be the year I start doing more for me.
Since being pregnant and having kids I haven’t taken care of myself as much as I probably should have. I have never been the girliest of girls but making time to do the simplest things – like shave my legs as often as I should, straighten my hair regularly, put contact lenses in instead of wearing glasses all the time – have all gone out the window. Over the last four years I have done the bare minimum for me and it is now time for a change.
This year will be the year I get down to my own personal ideal weight, the illusive 10 stone, that I know I can be but haven’t been able to reach for years. To help this I am starting running again and I will complete Couch to 5k this time. I will aim to run 2-3 times a week and am looking forward to a new healthier me.
I’m going to take lunches to work every day, eat a proper breakfast and start eating fruit regularly again. Our healthier lifestyle went out the window as soon as the weather got colder but I am making a stand – This has to change.
I am then going to go to bed earlier, before midnight on a regular basis. I will then get up earlier to give me time to get ready at a more leisurely pace and even straighten my hair – or even straighten it the night before. I will try and start doing my nails – this is something I have never really done but I look at other women’s nails and envy them, I’d love to have nice nails so I will put effort into this.
So, 2015 will be the year I start doing more for me. Nothing massive but changes that I want to make. I may be a Mum now but I can be a Mum and take care of myself too.