Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January Cliché

“To lose weight” is such a January cliché, but I’m one of those poor souls attempting it. Is anyone else doing the same? After all that lovely holiday feasting, I had a moment of weakness and stepped on the scale…and it was not pretty. Shock and horror. Picture Edvard Munch’s The Scream and you’ve got a pretty good idea of my expression at the time.

I’m attempting a new approach to the age-old resolution to lose weight though. I’ve set out to eat healthier instead which, I’m hoping, will translate to some slimming down along the way. I want to lose those extra pounds I’ve accumulated over the last year thanks to my bad eating habits. Let’s face it, I know exactly where those pounds came from—too many take-out lunches and dinners (it’s so much easier to buy lunch instead of preparing something to bring with me to work), that extra dessert (a package of Milano cookies doesn’t stand a chance against me), and one too many soda, diet or otherwise. I know they are all to blame for my clothes fitting a bit snugger than I remember, that and my laziness when it comes to preparing healthy meals.

I want to teach myself better eating habits by introducing more home-cooked meals with nutritional value into my diet, eating more fruits and veggies, cutting out some sugar, drinking more water, and not skipping meals (instead I’m going to attempt to eat smaller meals more often throughout the day). That way, not only will I lose those pesky pounds but I’ll keep them off and not have to go through this again at the start of 2016.

I have to admit, I’m a bit excited at the prospect. I’ve picked up a cookbook with some really yummy looking healthy recipes, and I’ve been pinning others that I find on Pinterest too. Considering how much I hate cooking, the fact that I'm excited about this is some anomaly.  Some of the recipes do sound amazing though, so I’m looking forward to trying a few of them out.

Here’s to a healthy new year!


  1. I have been wanting to start a healthy lifestyle in forever. I need to really have the motivation and encouragement. Your post just remind me to just do it and stop procrastinating/ making excuses for myself<3


    1. I'm glad my post gave you a bit of motivation. Good luck! <3

  2. I love, love, LOVE the healthy trend right now! Screw skinny, let's get our hearts healthier and our blood flowing better and our muscles stronger. That's the sexiest, truest version of us anyway, right?! Keep it up, girl!