20 resolutions for 2020

2019 flew past in a whirlwind. It was a great year, so going into 2020 I want to keep the good times going! To set me on the right path here are my 20 resolutions and goals for 2020.

  1. Cook more meals from scratch and cut down on buying pre-made food (ready meals especially!)
  2. Be more consistent with exercise – I always make the excuse that I am too busy but I enjoy exercising and should make the time for it.
  3. Finish a book at least every 2 months (this is maybe a bit optimistic considering I read a total of 3 books in 2019…)
  5. Cut down meat consumption
  6. Create more sustainable shopping habits – like buying second hand where possible
  7. Get back into swimming
  8. Go on holiday somewhere hot for a week of proper relaxation (and book reading…)
  9. Blog more consistently – rather than 3 times in one month then not at all for 6 months
  10. Don’t drink to excess! I don’t drink often but when I do I have a tendency to not know my limits…no hangovers here please.
  11. Get a good grade in the last module of my Marketing course
  12. Be kinder to people, let the annoyance go
  13. Be more focused
  14. Do a yoga practice once a fortnight
  15. Keep all my plants alive (so far so good – touch wood)
  16. Make healthier food choices when eating out
  17. Get my hair done more than once – especially now I have highlights!
  18. Talk about things that bother me instead of internalising them or playing them down.
  19. Go to bed earlier
  20. Stick to at least 10 of these 20 goals and resolutions… Got to be realistic!

Have you made your New Years’ resolutions yet?


20 Resolutions for 2020: An update

At the start of 2020 I very optimistically set myself 20 New Years resolutions, and as we enter the final month of this unprecedented year I thought what better time to look back and see if I actually achieved any!

What I read in 2020

One of my resolutions for 2020 was to read more, I set myself a goal of 10 books over the year and I have succeeded! So here is a round up of everything I read.

Top tips for gym newbies

New Years resolutions. We all make them and at some point or another one of those resolutions will probably be to join a gym or to eat healthy. Realistically most people don’t keep their resolutions and give up on them by the middle of January. So I thought what better post to write than some things that helped me when I made the same resolution this time last year.

  1. Shop around – don’t just join the first gym you find! Lots of gyms do free trials so you can decide if it is going to work for you. Picking a gym that’s convenient and easy to get to is a great idea for those times when you can’t really be bothered. Pick a gym thats close to work/uni or on your way home and take your gym stuff with you.
  2. Organise a gym induction – this will make you feel more comfortable when you go on your own.
  3. Plan your workout – so you don’t feel like a lost and headless chicken wondering around when you get there. It also gives you the opportunity to look up how to do exercises properly. There are so many free workouts out there which brings me to my next point…
  4. Follow a couple of motivational accounts on Instagram – great for workout ideas and keeping you motivated! A quick search for workouts will give you lots and lots of videos and posts with workouts you can do
  5. Invest in a couple of cute gym outfits – the saying look good feel good really does apply! You don’t have to break the bank, take advantage of the January sales or places like primark do cute gym wear for cheap.
  6. Get a gym buddy – not always possible but definitely motivational! When I joined the gym I joined with my housemate and for at least the first month we went together until I felt comfortable to go on my own

And if getting healthy is your goal….

  1. Drink lots of water – make it a target to drink more it will make a huge difference to how you feel and is a nice easy starting point to ease yourself in!
  2. You don’t need to eat chicken and veg for every meal! Mix it up, pick up a healthy recipe book and aim to make a couple of meals from this a week
  3. Download an app to help keep track of calories – one of the biggest issues people have is eating portions that are too big, tracking calories is an easy way to stay on track BUT don’t restrict yourself! If you want that chocolate bar then you eat that chocolate bar.

And finally….

DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP IF YOU “FALL OFF THE WAGON!” If you miss one workout or have that takeaway you said you wouldn’t don’t just give up. Life gets in the way and its important to enjoy life! You don’t have to be healthy all day everyday to make progress or feel better in yourself. Just keep at it and remember to enjoy yourself.

The gym should be enjoyed and shouldn’t feel like a chore. If it does you are way less likely to stick to it!

Happy New Year and best of luck sticking to your resolutions whatever they may be!



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