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Spartonian Sun 29-Dec-19 11:12:36

I need to get my arse into gear next year, so far, I'm planning on C25k and have signed up to January Cure.

will be attempting to get my hair trimmed more regularly than once a year and I need to eat healthier and cook from scratch more.

Anyone else wanting to join me?

Disillusioneddaisy Sun 29-Dec-19 11:16:25

I am rejoining SW. Cutting down on booze and aiming to exercise more - hopefully more walks in nature and something that will make me feel better mentally as well as physically like yoga.

Really want to start taking care of myself.

Spartonian Sun 29-Dec-19 11:17:44

I'm going to give myself an hour before bed to have a nice bath, instead of a quick dip in tepid water because I got side tracked by other stuff and it went cold, followed by a beauty care routine, I have all the products, I just need to use them.

Spartonian Sun 29-Dec-19 11:19:35

@Disillusioneddaisy I have a gym membership, I used it for a week 4 months ago so I need to get into the routine of using that too.

MillieMoodle Sun 29-Dec-19 11:25:25

Me! Every year I say I'll get my shit together and every year I don't. But this year I will. My plan is to:

- get out for a walk every day
- stop eating as much crap, especially in the evenings
- lose at least 2 stone
- sort my house out, there's so much clutter
- take time to look after myself more - hair/eyebrows/nails/decent skincare routine.

I have put everyone else first for so long. I need to put myself first, even if only for an hour a day!

Spartonian Sun 29-Dec-19 11:40:47

@MillieMoodle I have put everyone else first for so long. I need to put myself first, even if only for an hour a day!

That's exactly my problem, my DC are old enough to either be home alone for an hour or to come to the gym with me, so I have no excuses, I just need to actually do it.

Joyfulincolour Sun 29-Dec-19 12:57:38

Me too. Need to get more organised and want to start exercising too. Also need to sort my weight and finances out!

MillieMoodle Sun 29-Dec-19 12:58:51

@Spartonian my DC are still little (8 and 3) but DH can look after them for as long as it takes me to go for a walk each day, I just never ask him to. And I need to be stronger and say no to takeaways for financial and waistline reasons grin

MillieMoodle Sun 29-Dec-19 13:05:14

@Joyfulincolour me too, I don't really know where to start!

Spartonian Sun 29-Dec-19 13:07:18

@MillieMoodle I may delete the Uber eats app off my phone.

Spartonian Sun 29-Dec-19 13:14:10

@Joyfulincolour I have started with my bedroom, I have gone through all drawers and got rid of all the little bits of crap I find and then chuck in a drawer.

I have my new make up items laid out and the old ones gone.

I need to organise underwear drawer and sort through my wardrobe.

I have lots of nice clothes but default to wearing the older clothes so I need to change that.

I will need to buy a tracksuit I can pull on every morning to do the school run in but will also use that time to do the C25K.

I have an Apple Watch but forget to charge it, so have not worn it for a while. have now moved the charger so it forms part of my evening routine to charge, while in the bath and then wear, over night to track my sleep pattern and keep it on during the day.

MillieMoodle Sun 29-Dec-19 13:19:34

@Spartonian I think we are going to allow one takeaway per month but decide on the date at the start of the month so we can look forward to it and enjoy it, rather than order too many times a month just because I'm late in from work or we haven't bothered to go shopping.

I'm full of cold at the moment so taking a couple of days to do pretty much nothing but rest, to try to get over it properly. It's been hanging around for nearly 4 weeks and I want it gone before I go back to work on 2nd Jan!

I really need to sort my clothes out, there's so much that doesn't fit any more and that I don't wear. I did sort my wardrobe before Christmas but the clothes I took out haven't made it into the charity bag yet blush still need to do the drawers.

Joyfulincolour Sun 29-Dec-19 13:29:37

Hi everyone 🖐 I've started with sorting my calendar and bedroom out. I'm trying to decide how to lose the weight, once and for all. I've done WW countless times plus tinkered with a few others (SW, Lighterlife & low carb) over the years. I really don't want to join another weightless club as I know what I should be eating. I'm trying to work out a plan that suits me and creates some weight loss too. I know that exercise would help but I have a dodgy back so have to be careful!
One thing that did work in 2019 for us was to use those Gousto meal boxes. The food feels like you're eating a take away but the portion size is controlled.

Spartonian Sun 29-Dec-19 14:41:49

New tracksuit ordered and a sports bra with a cheap pair of running trainers also ordered.

Spartonian Sun 29-Dec-19 14:43:19

Going to sort wardrobe now and will then have a flick through quick to make recipes as sometimes we only have half an hour to cook and eat in before I need to go back out.

confusedandemployed Sun 29-Dec-19 14:47:01

Me!
More self-care: manicures, eyebrow shaping, haircuts.
Join CrossFit gym.
Eat healthy.

Spartonian Sun 29-Dec-19 15:39:13

I forgot to add in meditation time

Not quite sure where I'm going to find the hours to fit everything in.

On a more positive note, my wardrobe is done, just have underwear drawer to go but I know that involves trying on every bra and I really can't be arsed right now plus I have no money to replace the bras that no longer fit

mildlymiffed Sun 29-Dec-19 15:45:45

Yes- me! I am time poor as a single parent so:
- joining the gym in town which run half an hour exercise classes at lunchtimes. So can do in my lunch break at work.
- eat healthier- especially making & eating soups for work lunches! Keep a list of soups to make at the front of my diary so have inspiration when I'm doing the food shopping.
- do food shopping online so healthy stuff in fridge
- planning a day once a month for me and my son to do something nice together as a treat day.
- Sunday nights to be used for sorting out son's games kit for week and what I'm going to wear for the week.
- checking weather forecast before I leave home so that I don't get pissed on on my way to work.

Stilllivinginazoo Sun 29-Dec-19 16:03:03

Can I join please?
I've spent all my adult life looking after others(late teens my mum died and was left care for my dad and brother,then I went on to have 4dc of my own)my youngest us 12 now,but my 14 yr D's is going through ASD assessment and still needs a huge amount input,another in GCSE exam year and having panic attacks..in spite of this I NEED start taking better care if myself and I'm hoping if I write it here I will be accountable to actually start!!

CanISpeakToYourManager Sun 29-Dec-19 16:12:48

Top tip that I started doing in Sept and which helps HUGELY is booking three hair appointments ahead. And then I book any beauty treatments on the same afternoon. I love knowing I have it sorted.

I spend half an hour on Sunday evenings with kids and DH going through the plan for the week. Just need to integrate meals with that conversation as I am horribly bad with food stuff.

Spartonian Sun 29-Dec-19 16:53:26

I already do the planning on Sunday for the week and make sure correct bags are packed.
I put the bags in the boot of my car so we have them ready for the various activities during the week.
That is one thing I won't be changing.

Hair and beauty appointments booked in advance is a good idea, I will just need to wait until I have had the household budget chat with DH.

MyGhastIsFlabbered Sun 29-Dec-19 17:25:43

I'm heading back to SW, have signed up to Red January and will be restarting C25k. Every year I say this is the year I'll get my shit together but it never happens. But...new decade & all that. I've got cases full of clothes that don't fit me, and if I don't get into them next year then the whole lot has to go.

Plus I'm going to practice on the piano every day. I used to play and regret giving up. I know I'll never be as good as I was, but I can still get a lot of pleasure out of it.

Spartonian Mon 30-Dec-19 15:32:52

I need a kick up the butt today, need to finish front room and go through the kitchen today.

Tomorrow is under the stairs and the laundry room which have both been turned in to "just put it in there" places.

Spartonian Mon 30-Dec-19 15:35:10

Have done nothing but eat and mess around on phone so far today.

Spartonian Mon 30-Dec-19 16:59:24

Front room and kitchen both done.

I recommend an app called Forest, you put a timer on for how ever long you want and it grows a tree, if you leave the app, the tree dies sad I set it for an hour and got front room and kitchen done in that time.

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