Resolutions, fitness tips and posh frocks
Hello and welcome to 2014 peeps! Hope you entered this year in style? I personally stumbled and rolled into 2014 channelling a living disco bowl at the Ace Hotel in London. Yes my dress was very sparkly and this beauty by Virgos Lounge had been tucked away at the back of my wardrobe for months. Talk about hidden gems.
I was really surprised it still fit me actually after all the overindulging Iâ€™d been doing over Christmas but then again, Iâ€™m sort of back on track with regards to my healthy(ish) lifestyle. Here are seven New Year fit tips to get you back on track too
1. CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
Invite all your friends round to eat the mountain of mince pies, cheese, chocolate and sweet treats you collected over Christmas. Share the love and share the calories
2. SNACK ATTACK
Replace that new, empty space in the cupboard with mixed raw nuts, olives and fruit to snack on. Itâ€™s not boring, itâ€™s tasty.
3. WINE, NO!
Itâ€™s not always easy to cut something out entirely so if you can’t deprive yourself of that vino, maybe just stick to no more than 2 small glasses during the week and 2 at the weekend. Remember in the end, less will give you more.
4. WATER YOU ON ABOUT?
Itâ€™s a natural process so donâ€™t be afraid of peeing more, and drinking at least TWO litres of water a day. If you donâ€™t like water then thereâ€™s something wrong with you! Â I mean, add a lemon to it or a dash of fruit cordial or go on, shove a tea bag in it. You canâ€™t beat a good cuppa…just steady on the caffeine.
5. TICK, TICK BOOM!
Plan and schedule your workouts in your diary at the beginning of the week and tick them off as you complete them.
6. WORKOUT AND STAND OUT
Looking a little ridiculous whilst working out makes it more fun and will distract you from the pain (or at least thatâ€™s what I tell myself). Check out this discrete little Nike number.
(Keep your eyes on my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/ajodudu and Instagram http://instagram.com/aj_odudu for more lovely lycra).
7. AND FINALLY…
Start today because trust me, tomorrow will never come.
And there you have it. Youâ€™ll be fit by Feb and all that without making a single resolution.
Speaking of which, Iâ€™ve not made one yet. I usually make the same resolution each year which is to stop biting my nails but I fail every time *sigh*. So this year Iâ€™m going to aim to pursue all of the things that I thoroughly enjoy doing anyway. Blogging and writing more about fitness, fashion, music and my life as a Lancashire Love Lump living in London. Iâ€™m going to get involved in radio so that more people can hear my dulcet tones without having to see me at the same time. Of course Iâ€™m going to continue to present on television but I also want you to delve deeper into my life via my YouTube channel. Iâ€™m going to go shopping more (guilt free) and post pictures of me showing off all my new clobber. I want to visit the hairdressers more because Iâ€™m lazy and prefer someone else doing my hair. Iâ€™m going to treat myself to an expensive handbag because I bloody deserve it and most importantly, Iâ€™m going to continue biting my nails. Why break the habit of a lifetime if you truly enjoy doing it? I guess what Iâ€™m trying to say is that my only resolution this year is to do more of what makes me happy.
So hereâ€™s to a year full of giggles.
Wishing you the best 2014.