4. January 2013 by swissfitchick
First of all – my Recipe Page and my Workout Page are up!! Go and check it out and let me know if you like it/like it not, any tips, comments? Talking about recipes: I am just having my pancakes while writing this post, and, yumm.
Now. I am starting to feel bad because since christmas is over, everyone is talking about resolutions. Resolution board, resolution achieving, etc. Hm. I am not very keen on doing resoulutions. And I don’t really smoke (occasionally) so I can’t try to stop. I just don’t know why I should do that exactly at the beginning of the year, why not when an idea or a goal or a dream pops up?
I am more a friend of goals, I think it s good to have goals here and there, but I always try to create them without too much pressure. I don’t want to beat myself down if I do not reach a goal on a certain date. I rather adapt the goal when I realize I can not achieve it in the way or on the date it was planned. Sure, I need to structure it to make it reasonable and that I have a motivation, but it just has to be realistic, right? I love these tips for setting goals from Gina. I have 2 goals in January, but that has a reason. My first goal is to shape up, to lose my last bit of weight and to define muscle. I did not want to do that earlier, because I wanted first to lose/maintain my weight for at least 6 month and to have a better relationship with food before I start this. I tried it in the past, but failed most of the time because I took the wrong approach . I would beat myself when I had a piece of chocolate, then had a relapse accordingly and everthing got even worse. Or I did something like a juice week – which made me really unhappy. I just didn’t realize that I am still quite deep in my bulimia.
Now I am more steady (not completely) and much more comfortable with myself and food and think I can go for this challenge. And I don’t set myself 4 weeks for this, I give myself again 6 months. No pressure. I am aware that I am still in recovery and that I have to be careful about my feelings and struggles. And besides that – who wants to lose weight in the holiday season?? Not me for sure.
The other goal is to absolve successfully my 3 months education (extra-occupational) in Real Estate Management which starts in 10 days. I got that possibility offered by my boss and I am very excited about it. It’s 2 years back since I finished my studies and it will be fun to learn again.
I will create more or other goals when the time is right – no matter about the date. And I will achieve it in the time I need – not the time that seems to be ‘appropriate’. If it takes me 2 months to lose 3 kilos, fine. If it takes me 6 months to do so, heck, totally ok! I am convinced, that if I have my goal clearly defined and keep the focus on it, I will make it. I slapped the ED in the face for so many times now, and this takes a lot of strength, believe me. And only because I always rose after falling and continued believeing that I can recover I am where I am today. I am not ED-free – but I have a much bigger distance to that disease/subject. So I will also be able to get in shape the way I want to.
Now on to some fun things. I was on a lunchdate with my friend Anne yesterday and I love her. First, because she is such a good friend and second because she always gives me her old magazines!! I am obsessed by magazines and this is SO nice from her, I have reads for the next 2 months now!
I am also obsessed by my frittatas lately. I made one last night, and an adapted one with cheese for Sandro. So good.
Since I found these bars the other day, I had to go back and get more….along with some really dark chocolate!
I DON’T like that my almond butter (Crunchy from Once Again – my fave) jar is empty 😦 always a scary moment. Phew, thanks God I have another one in the pantry…..
I am SO happy that all my orchids are in flower!!! This is the first time that they bloom ALL together. I think they made a pact. So they can look at each other. And then go withering all together again.
So my last weekend of my hols started and I will enjoy it to the fullest, I hope you will too! Sandro and me decided to go iceskating tomorrow night, I can’t wait….I LOOOOVE iceskating! I also plan to do some baking on the weekend, will share it on Monday or Tuesday.
I’d love to do another survey on Sunday. Do you know a good survey or have any questions you would like me to answer?
Are ou a resolution or a goal type? Any current goals?