2013 has started with a week of small achievements. I've exercised every day - alternating the NHS running podcast with a walk of some description. I'm taking a slightly different approach to resolutions this year. I am going to try to start a new thing each week. This week has been, guess what - exercise.
Each week, as long as I remember, I plan to start a new resolution in the hope that by February, a couple of them will have 'stuck'.
Next week, as well as the exercise, I am going to focus on liquids - no alcohol, more water, less caffeine.
Isn't there something about tomorrow being the most depressing Monday of the year? Or is that next Monday - I can never remember. What I have been reminded of, however, is how good running/exercise makes me feel. I wish that on the frequent occasions I give up on running/exercising/cycling/walking etc, my inner memory prompter would let me know that if I stop I will feel more rubbish than if I carry on.
I think I must have some kind of endorphin imbalance. The difference between my overall sense of wellbeing on an exercise day (especially running) and a non-exercise day is quite staggering. Maybe it's because I've accompanied this exercise business with a fortnight of lolling about but I do feel as if I'm ready for the rushing about that will inevitably start again tomorrow morning.
Good luck for the first proper week of the year....