Monday, 3 June 2013

My Half Year Resolution

My May was absolutely crazy. I was away quite a lot, work has been manic, my Grandma is ill, and I've been trying to fit in family, friends and boyfriend so I haven't really had time to look after myself. June should (fingers crossed) be less busy, so I've decided to make a 'half year resolution' to look after myself much better.

I think unfortunately it's a sign of my age that I can't live at 100mph without any repercussions. I'm 27, and throughout May I could feel that my muscles were getting really achey and tight and stiff but ignored it, I had no time for a massage. And now I have a trapped nerve which is agony and affecting my whole left side. I've had no time for the gym for about a month, and haven't been eating well.

I know this isn't a beauty post but I wanted to write it down, as if I put this into the blogosphere I'm more likely to stick to it!

So here is what I'm pledging to do:
  • Drink more water
  • Eat a least 5 portions of fruit and veg a day
  • Go to the gym at least 3 times a week (once my trapped nerve has gone)
  • Take up yoga and meditation again (this really helped my insomnia a while ago, and something which can help a condition that had been going on for about 2 years must be powerful and worth doing!)
  • Sleep more
  • Take multivitamins (need to get my body back on track. I will be eating better but I think right now my body needs an extra boost)
  • No/minimal alcohol (I say minimal which is more realistic. I'll have a couple of glasses of wine if I go out for dinner, but I won't have crazy amounts of alcohol)
  • Have more me-time
  • Don't treat massages as an extravagance, they are essential for my back
  • Don't see draining friends (you know the ones I mean, where you leave feeling exhausted rather than uplifted)
So there we go. It may sound a bit boring, but I need to do this. My body is completely run down, I've now got ulcers all down the side of my mouth, and I really need to put more thought into my health. I'm hoping if I focus on myself for June, I'll feel much better, have more energy, and perhaps lose a bit of weight and tone up!

If you have any more suggestions for what I can do to get myself better just let me know, I'd appreciate it.

I'll keep you updated with how I'm getting on.


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