I love food, I really do, and I eat a lot of it. Having an extremely sweet tooth, unfortunately, I eat a lot of the wrong kinds of foods too. I do love fruit and vegetables, but my biggest weakness is for sweet things. Over Christmas, as most people do, I may have over indulged slightly. Up until last Saturday, our cupboards were full of biscuits, selection boxes, brandy snaps, Thornton's, roses, quality street, cake & Wonka Bars (how amazing are they?! They were from Santa!). But this Saturday, David & I made our way through the very last box of chocolates, and that's it. No more sweet treats in the house. I don't plan on getting any more for a little while either, and when I do buy some, I will eat them sensibly, making the packets last, not scoffing them down in one day!
I am determined to get healthier this year. I don't particularly want to loose weight (although a little toning in a few areas wouldn't go amiss!) but I just want to feel healthier. I want to climb the stairs without getting out of breath, I want to shift my iron deficiency, I want a healthy glow to my skin instead of it looking tired and dull all the time. I want to feel satisfied and full of energy after a meal, rather than bloated and tired due to ridiculously large portions.
Fingers crossed, if our saving continues the way it is, David and I will be getting married by the end of 2013, and that will be my motivation for a healthier lifestyle. I don't want to diet, I don't want to start going to the gym, and I don't want to cut out any foods. I just want to take a little more thought over what I'm putting in my body, and I want to spend a little more time exercising.
I am starting the 30 day shred again, but instead of completing it in 30 days, I'm going to do it at least 3 times a week. When I did it before I saw amazing results and it really helped shift my baby weight, but as I said, I just want to feel fitter and look a little more toned. I want to walk more. I've started drinking 2 Litres of water a day, which is a massive step for me. I am guilty of regularly going to bed thinking 'oops! I forgot to drink anything today!'.
I received some lovely recipe books from family and friends for Christmas, to add to my growing collection, and I want to start using them more. I do try to cook healthy meals from scratch as much as I can, but I find it so easy to slip into the routine of cooking the same meals all the time. So I want to make something new at least once a week. I was thinking I could make it a weekly feature on my blog, what do you think? Would any of you be interested in that?