Well it was the obvious title for the first post on my blog of the year, cunningly posted on the 1st of January. Happy New Year everyone! Firstly: thanks to people who have liked and followed my blog so far. Secondly: as you already know the beginning of 2015 will be a bit of a odd one for me. I have, however, been thinking about the bigger picture of the year, and looking beyond the up-coming fun and games in the hospital, hence the inspiration for this post. I have certain things that I would like to achieve over the next year, which I am going to share here.
In previous years I have made similar plans for the year, and sad to say that I’ve had limited success with seeing a lot of them through. This year however, things feel different. Things have changed in my mind-set that will allow me to change things, and to actually achieve things this year. Bizarrely this operation has been a big positive turning point on a number of levels.
Firstly: its made me take a look again at my work/life balance. I know that I have previously been working a lot of long hours, for other companies and lately on my own gardening company, and ignoring “me time”. I am now looking at other ways in which I can provide the income I need to pay for myself, but also providing myself with a much better time balance, in order to look after myself a little better. One way of achieving this is through working with a company called Forever Living, which I have done a lot of research into before and since joining them. There certainly is a lot of potential for the company to give me that work/life balance that I am after. I know that there’s a lot of work to do in order to get there, but I know that it is very much achievable. I started with the company a couple of months ago, along side other jobs, and so far I seem to be making progress.
The fact that the operation itself is quite a big thing for someone to encounter, has bizarrely poked at the determined streak in me. I obviously can’t know how long I will be recovering from the operation itself, and (going against my stubborn streak) I won’t be overdoing it. I know how important it is for me to take things nice and slow as to not screw things up. But I am determined to gradually build up my strength afterwards and pick up the things that I want to do in 2015.
I really want to get back to the gym. I went for a while last year, and really got into it for a while, saw some encouraging results. Then work and other stuff got in the way. Now with the operation on the horizon I’m taking things easy; I’m trying to spend a lot of time resting to get myself into as much of a healthy and relaxed state as I can in order to give me a better head-start on the road to recovery. Once I am in a fit enough state (as in not just me thinking that I am there, but the doctors giving me the all-clear as well) I am going to start off lightly at the gym again, taking things one step at a time. It’s a long road to get back to where I was and go beyond that, but in line with this new lifestyle I am going to mould, things are looking promising.
Along side this I want to improve the diet and nutrition side of things, exploring more styles of cooking and discovering more recipes. I am also going to get back into martial arts training which I used to be pretty active in. As with the gym other things got in the way. I look forward to getting back into this; aside from the fitness I used to train with a great bunch of people, so seeing them again will be awesome.
Annoyingly this is all dependent on firstly the state that I am in after my operation, and secondly how long it takes me to get myself together. Slowly but surely, when I am ready I will get on with this all. It kind of feels good having this goal to aim for afterwards. Once again: the support from family and friends makes all the difference.
I think thats all I wanted to say for the aims for this year. Thanks again for reading people.