I hate long introductions. Shall we just?…
I CUT DOWN ON COFFEE
December 2016, I was drinking coffee like water. I wouldn’t have declined an espresso at 10pm if I was working. I started getting heart palpitations and headaches; I knew it was time to start simmering down from 7 cups a day, all with a small helping of milk and sugar. For the majority of 2017 I stuck to 2 a day, switching from dairy to soya and eventually to almond (soya is not my friend, ’tis my frenemy) and cutting out sugar in my coffee completely. No shakes, no headaches and better sleep. If anything I love coffee more when I don’t drink it all the live long day.
I JOINED A GYM
Hasten to add, I no longer belong to said gym. I don’t like the gym. But for 2017, partially influenced by the idea that I needed to get super fit in order to fix my shit and get a man who wasn’t worth getting (I didn’t get him) I joined up and actually did get a little bit fitter. And I needed that to remind me that I enjoy fitness and that I can really get some o’that muscle where I want it.
BUT. I really hate the gym. This year I’m going to put the energy into early morning workouts at home, buying my own equipment and trying some new classes instead. But I very much appreciate the lessons gained from sticking to a gym routine for a year!