I have been back at work for 4 whole day’s now, and I’m finally getting it into my head that it’s 2018 and not 2017….. that and the fact that I am one day behind due to the bank holiday Monday! It always takes me a while to get my head back into the routine that I am so used too.

I am now fully  back into the swing of things, I have finally accepted that Christmas is now over (that’s always a sad time) and am busy moving on with plans (Valentines day, a hen do and my Boyfriends birthday to name but a few) being a serial planner is sometimes exhausting, but it’s a part of who I am, and the bottom line is I LOVE TO PLAN!! 

It’s actually nice to be back into a routine after 11 days off over Christmas, don’t get me wrong, I am fully thankful that I am not required to work in between Christmas and New Year. Instead I get to chill out drinking salted caramel baileys and eating pretty much anything that gets shoved under my nose! I mean I do believe that over the festive period I have probably done a whole tin of Roses by myself……and more….if we are counting the crisps, nuts, biscuits, cakes and copious amounts of desserts that I have made my way through! But hey it was Christmas after all! that is the excuse I have used from around the 2 week in December!

Seeing as it’s the first week of a new year, I decided to jump straight back on the DIET, god I hate that dreaded D word! I have decided that in 2018 I want to diminish the weight issue that has followed me around for what seems like years, I mean I honestly cannot remember a time when I haven’t been on a diet. I am hoping at some point during this year I can find some sort of even balance where I am happy with my weight and can enjoy the nicer things in life without worrying about putting on a pound! I have mentioned this before but being a small 5ft a pound on me looks more like a stone! it’s the curse of being short!

I am planning more of an active lifestyle this year, I have my clubbercise class which I can’t wait to get back into, the weekly Monday run which I will be resuming, Luke and I have decided to walk more at the weekends and explore some of that beautiful Essex countryside that surrounds us, and then there will be more gym sessions along the way. Of course I write this post while making my way through a family sized pack of Veggie Chips (which are shaped as Mickey Mouse…Winner!) call it the last of the Christmas indulgence! And they taste so good!!

My point is we are not all blessed with bikini wearing bodies, and over time I have reluctantly come to accept this, it’s just not meant to be. And anyway what’s wrong with a tankini right?! in 2018 me and my body just need to come to this realisation that we are kinda stuck with each other, so we are going to just have to learn to love one and other, but it would be nice to at least look at piece chocolate this year without it going straight on my hips!!! It’s really not a lot to ask!!

This is definitely the new motivational me speaking, I wonder if I’ll still be as positive after stepping on the SCALES!!!!!!!!!!

We’ll see…..