Thursday, 29 December 2016

2017 Year of Change

Change is going to be my theme for 2017. It's cliched as hell to go balls to the wall with diet, exercise etc. starting in January, but its good timing for a little push to get me started properly.

I need this because 2016 was a big struggle for me. I had a huge amount of anxiety and stress 24/7. The stupidest things made me anxious, like checking my email, phone or dealing with day to day problems.
 Why do we (and our bodies) do this to ourselves? The only up side is if it had continued I would have got Boomer registered as a therapy dog :) he'd be the naughtiest one ever! Thankfully, I've been feeling so much better, so Boomer is off the hook.

As a result I'm so ready for this next yearLet's get back to kicking ass (even my own) and just get shit done!

Changes I want to make:
* Be happier, more confident and at ease
* Run and work out more
* Move cities. Keep your fingers crossed for LA. It be so great to have something to aim for and a fresh start somewhere new.

So far we are off to an excellent start with improving my diet. Exercise is also getting better. Mostly, down to the fact that Martina is also coming with me (because she is the best). So right now I've been walking the dog for around an hour durning the day by myself and either running (or walking on rest days) at night with Martina.
I don't run as far with Martina cause she can't just throw herself into a 5 or 6 mile run straight away (that's smart :p). However, if that's the motivation I need to get out the door right now then it's much better than nothing! Next week, when classes start again, I'm going to add in a body pump class or two and just keep building up the amount I do from there.

The good thing is I don't have any crazy unrealistic expectations. Really I just want to get back to how I was 1.5-2 years ago...just in a different city he he. So at least my goals for 2017 should be achievable!

Anyone else making any changes in the New Year?


  1. That is awesome Martina is joining you when she can! That will definitely help both of you stick to a healthy 2017!!! And fingers crossed for LA! :)

  2. Yeah. She want to get fitter too. It extra motivation...we take turns being the bad cop and reminding the other person that we said we'd do some form of exercise every evening 😀 I'm keeping everything crossed. It'll prob be a month or two before we know for sure.