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Happy New Year to a New Me

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Good morning Loves and Happy New Year.  I think the first week of January people can still say Happy New Year without it being too much, but any longer than that is overkill.  I hope you have a 2015 full of love, happiness and health – that’s what I’m looking forward to this year.

A loving and happy New Year

I am shaking off all the negative people in my life this year,  my world may become a lonely place but at least it will be one full of people I love and who love me.  In 2015 I vow to only do things I love a.k.a. I’m only going to do things that make me happy.  I’m over doing things to make others happy and this year is going to be all about me. If I’m not totally 100% on board with an idea I’m not going to roll with it.  I think this will make me a much happier person in 2015.

Cheers to a healthy 2015

Finally, but most importantly, my health.  I need to lose 30 pounds thanks to the doctor’s orders and I plan to do so by August 1st.  I just hope my body gets on the same page.  Sometimes my mind makes a plan with the best intentions but my body just doesn’t want to cooperate, let’s hope that’s not the case with my weight loss.

You may remember that I joined a gym November 17, 2014.  In one month I lost 4 pounds and I wanted to lose another 3 by the end of December, but I’m not sure if I’m still on the right track.  I had a back injury which kept me in bed most of the holidays; if we combine that with very few gym opening hours I only made it to the gym once in the last two weeks.  If we combine my lack of mobility with the fact that I ate a lot of desserts I’m sure I didn’t lose any weight the last two weeks of December, in fact I may have even gained weight (shrreeeeeek).  Unfortunately I can neither confirm or deny my suspicions because to top it all off my scale broke.

OK moving forward

All that to say I’m back on track.  It’s the first week of January and I’ve already been to the gym twice this week.  Back to my old new habits of eating half portions, snacking on fruits and nuts and hitting up the gym three to four times a week for 45 – 60 minutes each time.  I do 35 minutes of cardio followed by a weight routine.  I add in 40 minutes of yoga at home just to keep my body stretched out and feeling loose.

The old me would have just said “Oh I’m already not sticking to my plan so there’s no point in trying.”  But not the new me.  The new TK is eager to get back to the gym, back into a routine and back to losing weight.  Wish me luck.

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

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About the author

TK

TK is a Certified Financial Planner with over 15 years of experience in the banking industry. She started blogging in 2009 after the market crash. TK enjoys helping people plan their retirement, pay off debt, invest wisely, live on a budget and enjoy happy financial lives. You can see what she's up to on Twitter @TahnyaKristina.

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