It’s that time of year again! Time to reflect on the year that’s been and the new year that lays blank ahead of us. It’s a time to choose how we approach and shape the new year. For me I look forward to the new year and a new fresh start. Living in Australia, the new year also brings our warmest weather, and that itch to be outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.
Many of you will be making new years resolutions, and others will be picking one word to inspire them throughout 2016. Some will be doing both. Last year I wrote a post about breaking down your resolutions and setting goals that are achievable. You might find it useful to read about that here. Re-reading it, it’s still very relevant.
For me personally, I’m going to be focusing on my fitness, eating, sleep quality, and studies again in 2016…nothing new. In 2015 I had a few injuries that set back my exercise goals. Towards the end of the year I was able to re-build some of that fitness. I want to continue to rebuild my strength and fitness levels in 2016. I don’t have unrealistic expectations about what my body will look like, but I’m focused on being stronger and fitter. I’ll have my own ways to measure these, for each of us these will be different.
My food will be cleaned up a bit. I will still be enjoying eating paleo, but I’m going to be focusing on my eating patterns more than the specifics of what I am eating. This means things like less snacking and including more nutrients in every meal. Specifically, I want to look at quality foods, as opposed to quantities.
My sleep is my weakest link. As a result, my sleep will be a big focus for the new year. You can eat well and exercise regularly, but if you aren’t sleeping adequately, your body won’t be functioning at its best. These three; exercise, food, and sleep, all tie in together.
Finally, my studies will be taking up most of my time this year. Studying full-time towards double advanced diploma’s is going to be very demanding of my time. Hopefully, by the end of the year, I will have one qualification completed though. I’m so passionate about nutrition and helping people feel their best, so hopefully this will help me through the tough and demanding schedule. I am very nervous about it though, I won’t lie.
In amongst all that, I will be sharing loads of yummy recipes for you all.
So there’s my resolutions. I’ve shared them now….I have to stick to them I guess. I’d love to hear what your new years resolutions are or your focus word will be. Please share in the comments below, you may just inspire others.
Happy new year everyone!