New Year Resolutions

2015…come and get it!

The New Year brings new resolutions for 2015, and whilst I don’t judge myself too harshly if I don’t stick to them throughout the following 12 months and beyond, this year I am making resolutions that I hope to adopt long into the future.

  1. Connect with loved ones more – I am a terror for not replying to text messages, not returning phone calls and not listening to my voicemail  for days, so this year I have made it my main resolution to be better at connecting. Answering communications from my friends and family quicker, and starting the conversation if I haven’t heard from someone in a while.
  2. Read more books that aren’t historical fiction – Oh how I love a bodice-ripping, sword wielding book set in the 16th-18th centuries, but I also love a lot of other books and need to read more in 2015. I have purchased Hilary Clinton’s Hard Choices and the first few chapters have been very promising. Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind Of Girl was a Christmas present and that’s next on the book shelf.
  3. Enjoy more fresh air – Getting outside more in 2015 is an aim of mine. Now that my little girl is more agile on her feet and is able to walk further without needing the pushchair, we can walk along the canal or the woods in my hometown. We can also take day trips into the Yorkshire Dales, which we are lucky to live on the doorstep to.

I can’t say that getting healthier is a New Year resolution as it’s more of a life goal, one which I have been trying to achieve for many years and am still struggling with daily.

With that said, my next post will be the dreaded post-holiday weigh in:-(

What are your resolutions this year?


Do you have plateau’s in your weight loss journey? I have been stuck at 167-168lb for the past few weeks and I really want to see that number getting smaller.
I’m not seeing any difference when I look in the mirror so don’t think its muscle gain either!
What I need is to find some super effective workouts that I can fit into 20 minutes (lunch break at work) and will have an impact on my body. I currently like to mix it up between 20 minutes interval running on the treadmill, and a 10 minute bike session followed by 10 minutes arms, abs or legs/butt.
What do you do to get out of a plateau? Mix up your exercise routine, your diet, take a break?

Eeek…The challenge starts here!

Hi world!

So, my name is Sarah. I am 23 years old and happily married, living in Yorkshire and working in marketing.

My biggest problem? I weigh 11 stones and 7 pounds. At 5 feet 5 inches that puts me in the overweight bracket and gives me an unhealthy BMI of 26. Today marks the start of my 21lb challenge. I want to lose 1 1/2 stone, taking me to 10 stone and a healthy weight for my age/height.

My first step in the challenge: The Great North Run

In 10 days I am running the Bupa Great North Run in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. I have been training (but not hard enough) and carbing-up (too much).

After Sunday 18th September 2011 I will be working hard to get down to 10 stone. I have not put a date on when I would like to hit my target but December would be great – just in time for Christmas and the party dresses! How I wish to wear a strapless dress (and losing 21lb should make my boobs easier to manage in  a strapless bra)!

Elements of the challenge…

  • Healthy Eating – moderation, portion sizes, more protein and vegetables, less binging.
  • More Exercise – gym, running, yoga/pilates, swimming

And that’s it! Wish me look!