Phew, a little victory dance for me and maybe a celebratory biscuit? I have finally done it after years and years of procrastination and just pure laziness to be honest. Lots of people have told me that I needed to write down what has gone on in my life and I really thought it was a good idea but that was all it remained.
This first blog entry is a landmark to me, not really because of anything more than that I have actually written something and I am really feeling a little bit proud of myself to have got myself in gear– although now I have started it means I have to keep going!
The reason it happened this time was a £2.00 notebook I impulsively bought when we were on holiday a few weeks ago. As usual if I pass a shop with bright glittery things in it (I think I was a magpie in my former life) I am compelled to go in and if it has a stationery display I am in Heaven! There was this lovely little notebook just asking me to buy it so I wheedling up to Chau and asking for some money (I am not trusted to carry money on holiday)
Chau knows when I really want something but don’t really need it as I tend to use the line ‘I think if I don’t get it the world may end and that would be bad for everyone’ I recently used that about buying a green eyeliner that for some unknown reason at that time was my only purpose in life and could not rest until the said green eyeliner was in my hand and happiness was restored.
New notebook in hand I vowed this would be my last until I have actually filled it with meaningful stuff and actioned what I had written. Now there is the challenge
I have a vast collection of notebooks, (all about a quarter used if that) each one bought was another ambitious signal to the start of my new life. Usually triggered by a weekend of over indulgence and therefore my quest is use to this lovely new notepad to inspire me to a new healthy, fit and motivated me. I just love that feeling of walking out of a stationery shop with a pretty new notepad and occasionally the matching pen planning what ‘inspiring quote’ to use as my first entry so I feel motivated each time I put pen to paper.
A couple of examples of my notebook topics
I painstakingly note down days of the week for a month on the pages and what I weigh and how much I estimate to loose each week. Then all I need to do is jot down what I eat each day when I have eaten it and how many calories – easy – thing is that I manage to log breakfast calories and then it all goes astray. It’s so easy to conveniently forget how many calories I have consumed or that the size of the portion I have just eaten was probably twice the size than an average people’s portion.
Anyway if you eat standing up it does not count does it? Same applies on a plane journey as well both for food and alcohol intake as your weightless already aren’t you?
Therefore to complement my calorie intake notebook and balance out the old calorie intake I team it up with another life changing notebook..
My Exercise Log
Well you would think I was training for the Olympics with the detail and amount of exercise I aim to do in a week!
I should really know myself by now but I continue to be overly ambitious and at the start of the week I think that it would be no problem to get up before work, run three miles or do a DVD and returning from work for another 7 mile run or a session at the gym doing circuit training or such like.
As you can imagine this lasts until about Tuesday before the crossings out, amendments and excuses start and back to the drawing board for a slightly revised weekly programme taking into consideration how comfy my duvet is in the mornings.
All quite exhausting to be honest and does it make a difference? – absolutely not! All is does is frustrate me and focus on the negative plus costing me money so no more notebooks for me.
Perhaps I will just keep the one that inspired me to follow my goal for writing as I deem this notebook a success!
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