So almost two-thirds of the year is up and unlike previous years, I haven’t followed up on any New Year resolutions mainly because this year, I didn’t make any.
Having seen myself not keeping to my resolutions in previous years, I decided that this year I would just go with the flow, do my best and try to stay happy. For the most part, this has been working out pretty well in terms of my performance in university and my own mental health.
The problem, however, is when it comes to fitness. I have gained a few pounds, and while this has not made a significant change to my appearance, I have sensed that I do not have as much energy as I used to. In addition, I tend to get tired after physical activity compared to more than around a year ago. So I feel that when it comes to getting healthier and stronger, I definitely need to have a few resolutions to keep me on track.
Although the new year is still 4 months away, I’ve decided not to wait and to just start now. Putting this off ain’t gonna keep the pounds away.
So here are 9 resolutions I hope to stick to till the New Year comes around.
- Wake up at 5am every day
- Yoga and Meditation Daily (45 minutes)
- 30 minutes of Cardio/HIIT 5 times a week
- No alcohol
- Avoid oily food
- Drink at least 5 bottles of water every day
- To keep a food log and have a balance of foods from all nutrient groups
- Stick to my skincare routine
- Practice mindfulness throughout my day as much as possible
That’s it! They sound pretty reasonable, but some are going to be a real challenge (like waking up at 5am on holidays).
I’ll give an update on my progress in a month’s time. Wish me luck!