Thursday, 18 February 2016

2016 Goals: progress so far...


At the beginning of the year I posted my 2016 Goals so I thought I'd do a little update post to report on how I'm getting on. Hopefully it will motivate me to blast the things I'm falling behind on...

1) Weight loss - Ok, this one isn't going too well. I started The Body Coach plan and hated it. Got a post on that here! Then I went back to doing Slimming World and lost 4 lbs in a week. Due to personal circumstances, I wasn't able to have on-plan meals the next week and I haven't made much progress since then. I've mostly been eating Slimming World friendly meals but then totally overdoing it on the snacks. I don't know why I can't stick to plan at the minute. I looked back at an old Slimming World post I did here and saw that in my first 10 weigh-ins, I managed to lose 20 lbs. That's an amazing achievement and I'd love to do that again. I really need to get my head back into it. I'm absolutely sick of not being able to wear the clothes I want and feeling big all of the time.

2) Learning to drive - I'm happy to report that I've actually had 3 driving lessons now. At least I'm achieving something so far this year! I'm absolutely terrified every week and can't really feel happy that it's the weekend until the lesson is over but I'm glad that I'm doing it!

3) Cut down on shopping - I've actually managed to stick to this one too! I honestly don't know how I'm managing it! I've only went shopping for makeup twice this year and that adds up to around £100! I could easily spend that in one shop (...and then do that multiple times per week!) so I think I'm doing good. It's hard and I often end up feeling sorry for myself that I can't go shopping but I'm trying my best.

4) Learn to be happy - Hmm I wouldn't say I'm doing too well with this one. I haven't had any of the bubble baths and relaxation time I mentioned in my post. I'm still dreading work. I still get anxious. I spend a lot of the weekend worrying that I should be doing something but I can't quite bring myself to do anything either. I could be putting my mind to blogging or something but I just can't. I get lets of blogging ideas throughout the week but by the time it's the weekend, I just don't feel like it. Happiness is something I'll have to work on.

So in summary, I'm managing to stick to two out of the four goals up to now. Not too bad but I desperately need to lose the weight. I think that will also contribute to feeling happier! I feel it is quite hard to keep all of the plates spinning, as I like to put it. I feel like I have quite a lot to do at once and feel a lot of pressure to do it all.

Be positive, Suzy. If you want it, you can do it...

Are you managing to stick to your resolutions/goals for 2016?
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