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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Restoring Resolutions (not a beauty post)

I've been trying to lose weight pretty much my whole life and I think it's formed part of my New Years resolution for at least the last 10 years. Unfortunately I've been quite unsuccesful because I'll be good for a while then revert back to bad habits. I guess I always figured that one day I'd have a big 'Aha! moment' (as Queen O puts it) and miraculously just become super motivated and never look back.

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The ironic thing is that I did have an 'Aha moment' of sorts but it was more just realising that you don't always have the luxury of waiting till motivation strikes to get something done. I guess you just have to push through those feelings of 'can't be bothered' and 'really don't want to' and do what needs to be done. That being said, I finally started back at the gym for the first time in months and I've be doing well to force myself to go even when I don't want to.

I usually don't write about anything too personal up here but I thought that if I put it out for all the world to see, or at least the part of the world that cares to look :), then it might shame me into keeping on track to reach my goals. My first personal goal is just to get to the gym at least 4 times a week for a month because I've read that it takes you about that long to form a good habit.

It also got me thinking, do any of you have any personal goals/resolutions that you've been putting off? Join me and name and shame yourself into doing it by putting it out here for us all to see!


  1. yay! I'm so proud of you :) I'm the same way. I've been trying to get rid of this weight on and off since college. And for me it was one of those things, too. Like I didn't have an Aha moment, I just sort of decided that now is as good a time as any! And later on, I got even more motivated and more into it. I'm nowhere near where I need to be, but I'm getting there :)
    I'm glad you posted this today, because I was feeling a little unmotivated at the gym today. So this was a good reminder for me!:)

  2. Yay! Glad I could motivate you because your posts have been helping me get into my gym going habits :D
    I just have to teach myself not to expect things to change over night but I'm just so impatient! Fingers crossed we can finally get where we need to be :) xx

  3. I always have the best intentions when it comes to DIY projects... sewing, quilting, herb garden. My latest is refurbishing my dining suite. I always think I'm going to finish...but well you know how it goes.
    Someone once told me it wasn't about losing weight. It was about being happy and healthy. Being my best friend and all just wanted to say I love you the way you are but I'll fully support you being happy and healthy! xxx Suga

  4. Thanks bud! I'm totally coming to get DIY tips from you once you refurb your stuff :D
    I know it's about being healthy and all so that's my goal :) Love ya! xx

  5. yeah...I know exactly how it feels :) you have done a great job...finally even I am sitting and doing something which I have been postponing since quite a long while and that is just coz of no choice instead of a motivation factor so yup...I am happy that I am finally doing it :)