Saturday, January 05, 2013

Sunday Social: New Year New You

Sunday Social

1. Do you plan to change any of your eating habits in the new year? 

Yes!  I am on Weight Watchers points and counting up a storm.  I am also aiming for at least two cups of green tea a day (I love green tea but sometimes to forget to make it!), seven portions of fruit or veg a day (most of this is zero point stuff, which is great for WW, plus if I aim for seven and miss one or two I still make the 5-a-day recommendation!), and one or two meatless days a week!

2. Any workout tips to get us back in shape after the Holidays? 

I am forcing myself to prioritise working out and making it a 'can't miss' in the diary  I'm aiming to do 30 minutes each weekday morning (rowing/cycling/cross-training) first thing, and so far have done quite well.  Of course, as school starts back tomorrow it will require be to do this at 5 am...wish me luck!  I've also put a few other things in the diary - walks at the weekend, a swim each Thursday (school events permitting)...

3. Favorite thing you did over the Holidays? 

Probably catching up with lovely folk - I got to see so many great friends.  I'm also excited for catch ups with other friends over the coming month or two.

4. What is something you hope that you accomplish in 2013 that you did not in 2012? 

I'd love to feel like less of a failure.  I spent far too much of the latter part of 2012 dwelling on stuff I couldn't do or wasn't and I was pretty sad...this year I'd love to focus on the positives and work productively on the things that get me down.

5. Name 3 things happening this year you are excited about and why...

I am so excited to meet my niece!  Matthew's sister-in-law, Elly, is due to have her and Nick's first child next month and I am oh so very excited for them!

Easter in Cornwall - it will be the first time the whole Thornley clan have been together in an age!

Eileen and Rory's wedding in Vienna.  Two of my favourite people getting hitched, I get to be a bridesmaid again, and I get to visit a city and country I've never been to!

2013, people.  2013. :)


  1. I think those of us with anxiety are so hard on ourselves. I look at you and see a brilliant, beautiful, successful person.

    1. Thanks, sweetie. You are so kind.

  2. There's some overlap between your list of things to look forward to and mine.

  3. I miss get-togethers with friends who are not part of the hockey world. I need to do more of that (like you did during the holidays).

    Like RK I see you as adventurous and fun-loving, very giving and motivated...I do NOT see failure anywhere in you. I think being a little hard on ourselves keeps us moving forward and striving to be better, but yes, a little r & r (when it comes to how we view ourselves) is a must.

    Hope you get all you want from 2013...and MORE!

    1. Thank you, sweetie! I hope you have a marvellous 2013 too!

  4. Sounds like 2013 could be a winner for you and yes please to some walks!

    1. Awesome, let's get them in the diary! Greenwich?

  5. wow what a fun year you have planned!! great list girl :) so happy i came across your blog! its super cute!

    1. Thank you, Cait - lovely to 'meet' you!

  6. Swinging by from Sunday Social. I'm also a WW member (though the last few months have been rough for me), but I'm hoping 2013 and the new Spaces/Routines part of the plan will give me the push I need! Happy New Year!


    1. Happy New Year! Good luck with the WW!

  7. Just found your blog!
    Happy New Year! Im going to need to push myself and make a gym schedule once I get back to school. :)

    Now following


    1. Do let me know how you get on - my schedule is working out, but is pretty tiring too!


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