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Get up off your Arse - New Year, New Me

I'm a sucker for New Year's Resolutions, and I'm also pretty rubbish at keeping them.  Every year I make a list, just like this one from last year and usually by February I've completely forgotten all about it.  I have tried to buy less, wear more.  And I have stuck to wearing an SPF50 on my face (at least, when I remember!).

My resolution for 2015 is to get up off my arse and get fit again.  I'm not sure what happened to my fitness over the year, it somehow dribbled away and left me feeling lacklustre and with a wardrobe full of clothes that barely fit me.

At the start of the year I was running twice a week, doing a few free weights and a few long walks with the dogs.  I felt energised, and it was easy-peasy to jump out of bed everyday.

It's really easy to get out of the habit of exercising and that's all that happened.  I missed a few workouts, went for coffee instead of a run and basically just got out of the habit.

I don't have any excuse not to exercise.  Or should I say, I don't have any reason - I have plenty of excuses!  I have friends with joint problems that can't run and others on medication that makes them put on weight, no matter how healthy their diet.  I have NONE of these reasons!

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Let me just say this though.  I know it's not fashionable to not love your body.  I'm all about acceptance and loving what you've got - ain't nothing wrong with that.  I don't hate myself or the way I look.  I don't have body issues, but I do have some weight I'd like to wave goodbye to this year.  With that out of the way, this is my resolution:

Every month I will set a fitness goal for myself and share it on the blog.

Don't worry, I'm not going to fill up your Bloglovin' feed with fitspo images of girls with six packs and thigh gaps.  It's not about that.  But hopefully, I'll be able to inspire you to join in with your own monthly challenge.  It could be as simple as you'll eat breakfast, or go for a walk three times a week.

My first challenge is broken down into two - for the first two weeks of January, I'm going to get up early three times a week and walk my dogs to the beach.  The walk is around an hour, and around 4km, and just the nicest start to the day.  I'm going to add another challenge half way through January and hopefully by the start of February I'll be fired up and ready to get serious about getting fit.

I'm hoping that a few of you might jump on board and share your fitness resolutions, too.  I'll be sharing my progress on instagram with the hashtag #TFMFIT if you'd like to join me.

I'll also be featuring some of my other blogging buddies who are also getting fabulous in 2015, and some that have already had a fitness epiphany.

If you have any fitness or health resolutions, I'd love to read them, so let me know in the comments.


  1. I love the idea of breaking it down into manageable challenges. I am so with you on this! Also, thanks in advance for the nonfitspo posts :)

  2. I am trying to get my endometriosis under control, and plan to run at least twice a week. My plan on doing the Buller Marathon Relay has had to be put aside, but I am doing the Color Run and Christchurch Marathon 10k this year. I am also undertaking a "100 Days of Whole Foods" challenge to get my IBS sorted!

  3. Great idea! My aim is to start running again (specifically 3 times a week) so I can try the WA city to surf half marathon in August. Wish me luck! Good luck to you

  4. Love this and look forward to seeing your journey and also joining you! I have a little post in progress that I'll be sharing next week that has my top 10 tips so stay tuned for that!!

  5. Such a great idea to kick off the new year! Good luck with your goals! :)

    I'm trying one of those little "30 day fitness" challenges, as I've spent all of last year telling hubby I'd join in with his exercise regime and never doing so. Hopefully I can stick to it this month and feel good enough to join him in February :)

  6. So even though I'm retaining fluid like a 90 year old with gout, I've walked every day so far this year. Yesterday I managed to do Lake Herdsman just over 7km. It was at snails pace and I couldn't feel one foot for most of the walk but I did it. Thanks for the inspiration. Will share and tag in when I can.

  7. I'll definitely be joining it. I'm sitting down tonight and working out exactly what my goals are for this month so that I have a place to work towards. I'll be blogging about it too, although I am hesitant because the amount of times I have made the 'this is it' type of exclamation is quite frankly a little embarrassing.


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