Fuck New Year’s Resolutions, Change Now! It’s The Only Chance You’ll Ever Have.
I’m fond of the holiday week before the New Year. But I’m not one for New Year’s Resolutions. I think the week between Christmas and New Year is much more important than even the first month of the New Year.
It’s so easy to continue to eat badly during this period but not really get any enjoyment out of it.
Typically I’ll eat loads of chocolate, cheese and anything that’s lying around the house that’s either dead or……cheese. And I won’t feel any better for it. I’ll eat for the sake of eating and I won’t get anything else out of it.
There’s nothing wrong with over-indulging at this time of the year, but at the same time there is a point where it becomes really fucking boring.
You get no satisfaction out of it compared to how much exercise you’ll have to do in the New Year to get rid of it.
You could continue on with the tasteless mince pies now, or skive off a little in January..
The key to succeeding in transforming yourself is to wake up each morning and think of it as a mini-New Year’s Day and to do what you can to better yourself during that time.
Resolutions are fucking bullshit. You have no control over the future. You will only ever have control over the present.
And you don’t have to do anything drastic now to change.
You just have to eat less or do more every day.
And you don’t have to eat that much less or do that much more either. We’re talking about eating one less chocolate bar per day, or going on a walk or run each day.
You just have to remain vigilant, which is why this is an excellent week to start……
You could either eat like shit until the start of 2013 and have a lot of work to do, or eat some junk food, do a bit more and give yourself a head start.
I Started Earlier. I Had To.
I bought myself a box of Lindor truffles for dinner tonight.
I thought I deserved a reward for my 8 mile run earlier.
Then I thought back to Breakfast.
Where I had a quarter of a tin of fudge.
I knew I wouldn’t feel that much better for the Lindor Truffles. I’d have spent the rest of the evening brooding around my house like a fifty year old spinster.
Instead I threw the truffles out and started to put together a plan to see me through the winter. And this is it.
In 2013 I will run 3 Marathons and 10 Half Marathons.
The 3 marathons are Paris, Belfast and Dublin.
The 10 half marathons are the 7 I did last year with a few more local half marathons and Brighton thrown in for good measure.
In the meantime I will continue to eat badly over the Christmas period, but not to the point where I feel ill. Similarly I will be running most days too, but not to the point where I feel ill.
The beauty of running is that you can find the sweet spot between gluttony and fitness.
It doesn’t have to be one or the other.