Happy New Year!

At last, we’ve made it. We weren’t wiped out in a Mayan apocalypse and we survived the forced jollity of New Years Eve. The discarded party hats, party poppers and champagne corks will soon be swept up and a new year begins. So what are my resolutions for 2013?

Normally, I’m the same as everyone else – lose weight, eat more healthily, take up exercise, yada yada yada. By the 10th of January, I’m back on the sofa, cramming popcorn in my mouth ¬†and channel surfing.

My brand new shiny trainers remain brand new and shiny and I refuse to take part in the ritual humiliation of the weigh-in at Slimming World. The last time I joined that club, I celebrated losing a pound by popping into the pub with friends on the way home for a white wine spritzer and a bag of crisps.

This year will be different. I am going to set reasonable, achievable goals:

  • Try something new every day – even if it is just buying a different newspaper or changing my coffee order. I need to shake up my routine a little, so small steps.
  • Take up 10 minutes of exercise a day – a quick walk round the block rather than an intensive, army-like regime which I would give up within two days.
  • Start our MS book club – Reading Between the Wines.
  • Finish my degree course, with honours. I’ve come this far, I won’t give up now.
  • Keep blogging every day apart from Silent Sundays – it keeps me sane…
Will I stick to them? I really, really hope so. For the last year or so, my life has been dominated by events out of my control, but hopefully with the Alemtuzumab treatment and a fantastic MS team at hospital, the MS monster is being tamed.
So, Happy New Year everyone. I love reading your feedback and comments and they all make blogging so much more worthwhile. Let’s start the year as we mean to go on!


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2 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Honeysuckle says:

    Hi SIF aka Alan/Al… and Happy New Year to you too. Hope that it brings all that’s good.

    One resolution that I’ve just made hasn’t been too hard to keep: find something funny. Just heard something on Radio 4 Extra this aft by Jim Sweeney, ‘My MS and me’. Hilarious/poignant/moving and just plain LOL. Bit like your blog really!

    Good luck with the job, sounds pretty tough going and all the best for 2013,

    Honeysuckle x

    • stumbling in flats says:

      Hi Honeysuckle!

      Thank you for your comment. Must see if I can download that programme, sounds fab. That’s an excellent resolution to have – might just adopt it as one of my own!
      Back to that job tomorrow – let’s see if she still calls me Alan…

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