And i am back…

So i have been missing – The whole family fell ill and while I attempted to keep to my resolutions – the virus overtook us all and it was not pleasant at all.

The good part is while i didn’t track my resolutions, I did pretty well on some of them – I have actually resumed a lot of physical activity. I even managed to win a bronze in a badminton championship in my apartment complex – I mean its not like the nationals or anything but i am quite kicked about it.

I have also managed to bring a lot of order into my life – I used the Marie Kondo method to clean my cupboard and boy it has changed my life and how. I waste so much less time dressing up and I actually look forward to folding clothes which is usually my nemesis.I also used it to clean my kid’s room and have trained the child on putting back his books and toys and life is so much better.

It’s taking me a lot of courage to come back and admit that I didn’t stick to the challenge but i guess I am back for now starting tomorrow.

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Jan 9th Update – Catching up

So i am feeling miserable today – I say that for the sympathy and the oh no’s and to explain why this post will be extremely short and to the point.

have adopted 2 new resolutions since we last met – tracking what i eat and exercising 6 days a week. I can see i wont exercise today coz of how i feel – but i will be giving myself that lee way.

Update for Jan 9th on  2017 resolutions

Weight : Lose 10 Kilos by Mar 31st – No loss yet

Book – Read 25 Books by 2017

Resolution Jan1st: Veg juice for breakfast – Done – Streak – 9 days

Resolution 2 Jan 2nd : Spend 15 mins a day (on weekdays) cleaning up –Still kicking up backside, while I do tidy up the mess in the house, 15 mins seems to be impossible

Resolution 3 Jan 3rd : Make my bed – Done – Streak 7 day.

Resolution 4: 7th Jan – Track what i eat to help me make healthier choices . Streak 2 days

Resolution 5: 8th Jan – Some form of exercise 6 days a week (Other than Saturday) _1 Day

 

Jan 7th Update – If I dont come back today, I never will…

The title should be a giveaway. Nope I haven’t been very well on my resolution per day – it is a lot harder than i expected. I expected things to be a lot easier but a few busy days like the last few days and I fall off the wagon. I havent even made any new resolutions!!!

It is taking me a lot of subduing my

But I need to back me and accept these are temporary glitches and start afresh tomorrow – why tomorrow. Coz today is going to be a crazy day and I am not yet in a place where I can power through a tough day.

Update for Jan 7th on  2017 resolutions

Weight : Lose 10 Kilos by Mar 31st – No loss yet

Book – Read 25 Books by 2017 – Reading a book I need to teach from – really not sure I will finish it though. I am not a non fiction reader

Resolution Jan1st: Veg juice for breakfast – Done – Streak – 7 days

Resolution 2 Jan 2nd : Spend 15 mins a day (on weekdays) cleaning up – This resolution is kicking my backside. You would think getting 15 mins a day will be easy but nope not if you are me.

Resolution 3 Jan 3rd : Make my bed – Done – Streak 5 day.

 

Tomorrow i should be back with a new resolution and getting back on track 🙂

Adios!

Jan 3rd Update – Your Mother warned you there will be days like this…

So if you thought I had fallen off the bandwagon, you are wrong – I haven’t. I just had a particularly draining day yesterday. Anyway who is a parent of a young kid will know what I am talking about – the kind of the day when the kid is emotionally charged up and your mere existence can be a cause for distress. I was emotionally and physically exhausted!

In a way, I am glad a tough day came early in the year while I am still motivated. It told me that “there will be days like this” and I need to find the will power to power through and follow through on the small changes I want to adopt.It also give me an insight into how unpredictable days might be however well I plan and maybe I need to plan and get through some resolutions earlier in the day.

I had a resolution planned for yesterday  which involved drinking more water, however with the kind of day I had I found myself not able to complete it. So I had to change my resolution for Jan 3rd.

So the small change i adapted yesterday was making my bed the minute I wake up. I come from a family where the minute people are up, the first thing they make is the bed. I married into a similar family.I love the feeling of a made bed, the room looks 10,000 times more tidy. And the feeling of getting into a bed, where the bed cover has protected the sheets and the sheets are all stretched out and cozy.

But for some reason, neither my husband or I make our beds the minute we wake up. There are times, that if my househelp doesn’t come, the bed isnt made the whole day – we are that horrible. The husband is least affected by this -doesn’t seem to matter to him. For me on the other hand, it weighs on my conscience, not enough to make me move my lazy butt though.

So anyway, I have decided to act on my conscience and make my bed, the minute the occupants of the bed have slithered out.

Update for Jan 3rd on  2017 resolutions

Weight : Lose 10 Kilos by Mar 31st – No loss yet

Book – Read 25 Books by 2017 – Reading a book I need to teach from – really not sure I will finish it though. I am not a non fiction reader

Resolution Jan1st: Veg juice for breakfast – Done – Streak – 3 days

Resolution 2 Jan 2nd : Spend 15 mins a day (on weekdays) cleaning up – Done – Streak 2 days though I have to admit this was quite a fraudulent job done

Resolution 3 Jan 3rd : Make my bed – Done – Streak 1 day.

I will be back later at night or tomorrow morning with my update for Jan 4th. Until then adios my friends.

 

 

Jan 2nd – Small Steps

This one resolution a day, I realise makes your life a lot more easy. You put less stress on yourself – Usually by Jan 2nd I am trying to balance all the resolutions I have made and I am overwhelmed at the sheer enormity of it all.

One of my main dreams in life is to be organized – you know the type of person who knows where everything is. The one who is not struggling to find things or clean up the house everytime guests arrive. I feel this whole exercise of finding stuff, shoving the stuff back because you are in a hurry, really bites into my time leaving me feeling I dont have time to do the things I really want to do.

So my small change for today is to spend 15 mins a day on weekdays tiding/cleaning some part of my house. A friend who in the past was my despair companion in messy cupboards recommended I read up Marie Kondo’s book. Now i havent read the book – i found an article which found key takeaways from her book and I tried to adopt the same.

She recommends that rather than clean rooms, clean a category of things like books or clothes. So today – stupid as it sounds, I took on my handbags – I gave away 2 handbags which didnt give me “joy”. The remaining handbags I used plastic paskets and Organized them into “dressing up handbags”, “work handbags”, “holiday handbags”,”Small handbags” and oversized handbags. This way its easy for me to find the right handbag without wasting too much time. Now if you think i have a closet full of handbags . you are wrong. You may think I am a handbag afficiando and you are wrong again. I am just a person with way too much stuff. Sigh!!!

Getting back to cleaning, post that I cleaned out the handbags and i was amazed at the things i found from medicines, to sanitizers, to money to earrings to lipsticks – Phew! the list is endless but what amazed me most is the amount of paper. It amazes me the amount of paper I find lying around my house – from receipts, cc slips, airline tags, to envelopes, to bills – Phew the list is endless.

Sure I took more than 15 mins today, but i am sure with time it will take me a lot less time to keep my things tidy.

But in the meantime, my bags are clean, organized and while I am a couple of bags lesser I feel a whole lot lighter.

Update for Jan 2nd on  2017 resolutions

Weight : Lose 10 Kilos by Mar 31st – No loss yet

Book – Read 25 Books by 2017 – Not begun anything yet

Resolution Jan1st: Veg juice for breakfast – Done – Streak – 2 days

Resolution 2 Jan 2nd : Spend 15 mins a day (on weekdays) cleaning up – Done – Streak 1 day

Jan 1st

A resolution a day

A glass of veg juice a day keeps the doctor away

Like millions world over, this is part of a resolution. Like many world over, I want to be thinner, fitter, calmer, more at peace, more successful by the end of 2017. and like many world over, I have tried before and failed. This year I want to do small things – little steps to make me a better me.

A small change in me everyday through 2017- mostly directed towards me being fitter and more organized. I am sure along the way, I will realise some changes are not worth the effort or dont really matter and I will drop it. But the aim to track each change for 2017.

If I am able to accomplish it – everyday for 21 days – they say its a habit and i get to reward myself.

Starting today- since I am a tad bit sleepy and a little hungover – I am starting small.

Day 1 resolution – a glass of veg juice everyday for breakfast.

In 2015 – I went to a dietician for the first time and while i lost some weight with her, I promptly put it all back. She introduced me to veg juice. Never in my wildest dreams, would I have ever thought I would enjoy this. But I have to agree I love it and it feels good and all that stops me from having it everyday is laziness.

2017 resolutions

Weight : Lose 10 Kilos by Mar 31st

Book – Read 25 Books by 2017

Day 1 – Veg juice for breakfast

Adios and see you tomm.