Becoming a January Cliché


The title for this post is so apt … I am about to become a humongous cliché and do the whole new year new you thing.


No personality transplant I’m afraid, just plans to improve my health in 2017. I’m doing the whole changing my diet and exercising more – well actually at all – thing. I am cringing at how much of a cliché I am going to be.


becoming a January Cliche


I’ve written posts this year such as 47 Reasons why I will lose weight, about Slimming World and even waist training. What all these posts have in common is that I didn’t stick to what I said or did in any of them. I have no idea why my will power is so rubbish.


I’m thoroughly annoyed with myself, as currently I am the heaviest I have been for a whole lot of years. I am almost back to how big I was originally and it really isn’t healthy. Not for my mind or my body.


I’m not a ridiculously vain person who is only ever happy if they look good, but like many people I do feel down when I feel like I look awful. I hate that I am so restricted in the clothes that I can wear as well… nothing fits me. I hate that my back problems are still present. Mostly though I hate that its my own fault.


In case you were wondering, I’m not a miserable crying mess at the moment ha, I just know that things NEED to change. One of my sons has to fight every day to keep healthy and I can’t just throw away my own health like this.


Luckily I have an amazing man to help me. Not some diet guru, personal trainer or military man to shout at me at a boot camp. Possibly worse!


Si is going to be helping me a lot by sticking to a healthier diet with me, not letting me give in to delicious temptation and oh my word help … going running with me.


I’m going to do the occasional update on here letting you know how I’m getting on … whether I’ve survived taking my wobbly unfit self running again and erm whether our relationship survives. All I can say is he’s a very brave man for volunteering to help me and a pretty fantastic one too.


That last sentence I have mostly written to re-read as a reminder when I want to actually kill him in a few weeks time ….


So lovely readers hit me with your best diet tips, exercise ideas and if you’re becoming your own cliché next week then let me know how you’re getting on! For the next few days though we are mostly eating ALL the food … well it isn’t quite January yet.


Stevie x

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  1. 29 December 2016 / 7:51 pm

    Good luck, I believe in you! I do think you look great the way you are :)
    When I get my National Trust membership, we can do lots of walking and looking at old houses! xx

    • 29 December 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Lots of National Trust walks sounds good to me :) and thanks lovely. I may have to wear my pyjama bottoms though, if they’re the only trousers I can breathe in by then ;)

      Stevie xx

  2. 29 December 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Oh good luck Stevie! I still have a mountain of Christmas food left that will probably see me all the way through January! Last year I was heavily pregnant in January so Food was my thing. This year I don’t have that excuse so I may possibly join in. Well maybe if I can clear all the goodies!

    • 29 December 2016 / 10:21 pm

      Ha I am actually eating my way through everything left here to remove the temptation … which makes little sense, but ooh yummy ;) Thanks lovely x

  3. 29 December 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Haha I’m the January cliché too! I’ll be cutting right back on sugar – I’ve written about it in my blog if you want to compare tips. I’m also relying on you to motivate me because if you’re sticking to it then so am I!

    • 2 January 2017 / 11:51 am

      I don’t mind being a cliche if it actually works – crossed fingers ;) I want less wibble wobble in 2017 ha!

      Stevie x

  4. 30 December 2016 / 7:40 am

    Good luck Stevie and you can do this. I too am joining the cliché of needing to lose some weight. We have a cruise booked for September and want to buy some dresses to wear but refuse until I lose xx
    I look forward to hearing how you get on

    • 2 January 2017 / 11:53 am

      Good luck as well then, I love it when I have an end date in mind like that as I find it keeps me motivated :) and EEEK! a cruise, I am so jealous!

      Stevie xx

  5. msedollyp
    30 December 2016 / 1:22 pm

    My hub and I run together, we haven’t been for a few weeks but when the kids are back we are back on it. We motivate eachother lots. We walk as fast as we can when we cant quite run all the time,power it up. Go girl and free yourself!

    • 2 January 2017 / 2:46 pm

      Ha thanks Dolly ;) We’ve just bought a cheap exercise bike that’s coming this week, I’m going to build up my fitness before the running now.

      Stevie x

      • msedollyp
        3 January 2017 / 1:23 pm

        we started running by walking as fast as we could,running progressed from that,even now if we don’t feel up to running we will walk instead, 4 miles is 4 miles however you cover it so as well as cycling give it a try!

  6. 30 December 2016 / 5:47 pm

    Good luck! Si is a wonderful person for helping you, I think it really helps if you have someone by your side supporting you. X

    • 2 January 2017 / 2:47 pm

      Thanks lovely and he definitely is, not being tortured with him eating chocolate etc this time should help too ;)

      Stevie xx

  7. 30 December 2016 / 10:58 pm

    Good luck! I need some motivation and willpower. I’m rubbish at the moment. Looking forward to reading your posts and for updates to inspire me (no pressure )

    • 2 January 2017 / 2:48 pm

      Ha! Thank you, I need to do something as I can’t afford to buy a whole new wardrobe ;)

      Stevie x