Twenty Fifteen.

There’s no shame in hopping onto the 2015 fitness bandwagon.
I’m doing it. And happily so.

It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut when looking for a job. Waking up at 9 and not getting dressed until about 3, if at all. Sitting at your laptop looking for jobs, grazing throughout the day and completely losing any routine or normalcy that may have kept you in line when you had a reason to wake up every morning.

That sounds depressing. It wasn’t meant to! I’m finding that routine suits me – I enjoy waking up with purpose and having somewhere to go and something to do. After a couple of months of what I now think of as lacklustre living, the buzz of the new year is going to whip me into shape. Both figuratively and literally.

New Year’s resolutions are funny things. You start the year with so much promise. So many goals. Yet what mostly happens is that they’re void after a couple of weeks. At least that’s the pattern I found myself following. Now I’m not exactly one to make any resolutions for myself, as I feel that can set you up for disappointment if you don’t follow through on your goals one day. I prefer to simply change my attitude. Be better. I’d prefer to look back at 2015 in 12 months time and think of all the things that have made me proud, rather than be faced with dissatisfaction.

So I’ve taken the plunge and signed up for a gym membership. That makes me proud. It motivates me. I’ve probably been more active in the past two days than I have been in the last couple of months. I suppose the health kick is so common for January, given that you’ve just spent days on end eating non-stop and, if you’re anything like my family, marathon-watching TV shows.

Making a change in one aspect of your life, making that aspect more positive and more fulfilling, will motivate you to do the same in others.

“New year, better (healthier, fitter, stronger, happier and prouder) you.”
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