I actually quite like New Year’s Resolutions. I think it’s important to think about how you can improve, and heading off for a nice Christmas break proved the perfect chance to do just that, away from the day-to-day list.
The trouble is that the break also proved perfect for overindulging on the all-inclusive food and wine, hence the need for my first one, the obvious -
2013 was an off year here, with a wedding, stag do, honeymoon and all manner of celebrations, weight loss just wasn’t happening (in fact quite the opposite!).
This year I’m looking to replicate the success I had in 2012. Just by eating a bit less, and moving a bit more, I lost over 2 stone. And with a small injection of tech, the resolution stuck right through the year.
Some of it has come back on now, so this time I’ll be really focusing on trying to maintain the lower weight, but without the constant calorie counting.
I’ll be sure to write up how it’s going every now and then.
Learn to cook
A gradual shift towards unhealthier food hasn’t done my waistline any favours either, so my second resolution is about cooking, and cooking well.
Nick bought me Tim Ferriss’ book ‘4 Hour Chef' which is serving as my culinary bible. The really fascinating part though is that Tim uses cooking as a way to illustrate how to learn anything more effectively and efficiently.
I’d really recommend having a look - I’m only just starting, but some of the methodology is eye-opening.
Get up earlier
I’m still not ready to lay down and accept that I’m a night person… but the weather last week didn’t provide much encouragement for an early start!
I’m hopeful that through learning to cook, I’ll have a repertoire of tasty breakfasts ready to inject some warmth on these cold winter mornings… I’m sure last week was just a blip!
Have you got any good resolutions? Or is the whole idea simply too horrifying to contemplate?