Wise words from Mary Meadows (via x)

Back in September, I undertook a misson with a bunch of women committed to feeling better about ourselves. 

The timing wasn’t great: I was about to go to Ireland (where I never eat or drink great), I was preparing  (dreading) going back to work after maternity leave. I was tired. The thing with such a misson is that the timing will never be great. It’s about working with what you have rather than waiting for a better time. 

with two admirable women committed to making other women feel amazing about themselves. The misson is to gradually change the thoughts and associated behaviors (habits) and its name is Supercharged. 

Guardian article link

What Supercharged ISN’T is a diet. Rather, it’s a gradual changing of habits that have taken a lifetime to form. It’s about mindful eating, positivity, and gratitude. It’s about making choices and then owning them. And it’s about setting goals – because goals without a plan are just a wish.

Come January I’m revisiting that misson. On one hand blaming Christmas is a weak woman’s excise. On the other hand my relationship with Christmas food has developed over 30 something years. Plus when you are mostly or solely responsible for buying presents, decorating the tree, the carol services, the ice skating, the Santa visit… well, there’s not a lot of time left to make sure you’re on top of your game.

Because a goal without a plan is just a wish, I’m committing these goals to paper. So here they are:
– tighten, tone, posture.
– drop a dress size.
– meal planning and food prep. And keep a diary!
– be disciplined about getting in bed earlier.
– self-care. Stretch, massage, think, peace, read. Get in bed earlier. Sort my hair out and be confident in my own style after nearly 40 years!
– practice patience with my sons – especially the threenager constantly testing his boundaries.
– Pot plants and mess about in the garden with my boys. This is the year I turn to pot(s)!
– Blog, learn, grow my network, increase my tech saviness, be confident to share!