Health + Fitness Goals for 2018

Monday, December 18, 2017
Image from WoodsyGirl via Pinterest
2018 is almost upon us and with it comes the plethora of New Years resolutions and 'new year, new me' promises that are rarely kept; I'd like to say that it is nonsense and I don't ascribe to changes with each new year but I'd be lying. This year I have actually fulfilled one of my New Years resolutions (that I have kept making for the past three or four years but never actually did anything about...) and that is to eat healthily, become more active and to lose weight, all of which I've done this summer and I've managed to stick to it since so it is possible! 

My diet is 100% vegetarian and it has been since I was around 11 years old and now my diet is mostly vegan with only a very small amount of dairy or eggs, I exercise even if it only a small amount every weekday and I use the Lifesum app to monitor my calories, carbs, fat and protein intake which has helped so much with my weight loss - I've lost just over 19lbs! However, I want to improve by becoming more active and potentially start cycling or kayaking which as someone who refused to take part in PE all of her life (unless it was table tennis), is almost unthinkable!

Become Fully Vegan?
Something that I have been thinking about more and more recently is about becoming fully vegan/plant based. I do adore cheese of all kinds *who doesn't* but I don't really want to support that industry anymore (it's too much to go into now) and being vegan seems like the more environmentally, healthy and ethical option. I will be taking part in Veganuary again this January which will be my third year taking part so who knows! 

Reach My Ideal Weight
I rarely acknowledge that I'm proud of myself, even when I graduated with a first but one thing I am actually really proud of myself for doing this year is becoming more active and loosing weight. My new years resolution of loosing weight as been going on for at least three years and 2017 was the year that I actually did it and I'm glad that I did as I feel so much happier in myself. 

Start cycling, kayaking or rock climbing
This year has been a little bit of a revelation to me and it's made me question my lifestyle and how I want to live. Since coming back from Norway in August which was quite an active holiday with walking around new cities, hiking through Norwegian forests to see incredibly waterfalls and glaciers, I've wanted to become so much more active and spend more time outdoors. I love going for a long walk around nature reserves or parks but I want to take up something like cycling or kayaking in 2018. I used to love cycling growing up and I have been kayaking a couple of times so I'd love to again, now I just need to find someone to go with! I'd also love to go rock climbing which I have done a couple of times both indoors and outdoors, My high school PE teachers would be so proud...and more that a little shocked. 
Become confident in swimwear 
Lastly is something I've always struggled with since swimming lessons as a teenager and that is feeling confident and comfortable in swimwear. I've always felt so self conscious about it even though I used to adore swimming and became a really proficient and confident swimmer but now the only thing stopping me is that I don't feel confident in any swimwear! There are so many gorgeous Speedo swimwear options to choose from, all of which I'd love to wear such as the Speedo H20 Active Storms Capri, Endurance Plus Bloom Legsuit and the Speedo Teamster Backpack, so hopefully in 2018 I'll reach that goal and be able to gain enough confidence *fingers crossed*.

Simply Swim also have a range fo swimwear for men and children as well as kneesuits (which I love the idea of), legsuits that might be great with a jacket for kayaking (obviously not in the winter, I'd freeze instantly) and even waterproof headphones and tech cases that could make great Christmas gifts! If you order within the next three days, you will get your order in time for Christmas. 

Do you have any fitness, health or wellbeing goals for 2018? 

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21 comments

  1. Good on you & you're right to be proud of yourself! Best of luck with your 2018 goals! xx

    Beautylymin

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  2. Congrats on reaching your goals! There are such fun ways to get exercising

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  3. Fab goals - kayaking or rock climbing sounds exciting!xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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  4. congrats to you!!!!

    http://fashionforlunch.net

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  5. Well done for reaching your goal this year! I always try to make resolutions and sometimes manage to stick to them. Norway sounds incredible and I would love to become more active in my lifestyle - I spend way too much time sat around or lying down! x

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  6. Good luck with your plans for 2018 and well done so far!

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  7. Some great goals to work towards.
    Good luck with your goals.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  8. I need to get back to the gym! I have to say uni has got in the way of itsince I started xx

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  9. The vegan lifestyle really intrigues me - I just could not live without cheese though!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  10. They are fab goals and I wish you every luck with them x

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  11. Such a good idea to set some goals, I think I need to as well! x

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  12. I’d love to hear how you get on with Veganuary if you decide to post about it!!
    Chantelle x
    http://www.thegirlinthetartanscarf.com

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  13. I really need to shift my baby weight next year - I didnt see the point in doing it this year knowing how much i love food and with christmas just a few months away but I really want to get back into a size 12!

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  14. Good luck with veganuary; their site is super helpful & happy to give any tips I can!

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  15. I have so many goals when it comes to my health it makes my head spin just thinking of them all!

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  16. I’d love to set some fitness goals for 2018 but I know for a fact I’ll struggle to stick to them as always!

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  17. AAAAH the pink bike is beautiful! I couldn't go Vegan at all though, I love Cheese lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  18. These are some realy great goals and I so hope that you meet them! I really need to up my health and fitness in 2018 as I'm so bad! xx
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  19. I just joined my local gym to up my fitness - and am also thinking of Veganuary x

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