How's it February already? In 2020 I'm going to get fit (I say), it's going to be the year I'm going to learn something new (I say), I'm going to read a book, an actual book, not a magazine (I say). Well, I've been to the gym about five times and have seven books stacked at the side of my bed (unread) which I use to pop my glass of water on.

I like the idea of New Year's resolutions I just find myself having about 50 when I can't fulfill one. So I went back to the drawing board and thought let's be realistic. Maybe one book a year…. Seriously, FOCUS.

Yes I'm a bit late to the party, but I don't mind. At least I'm here. And, technically my “no year's resolutions" are money savers for me in a way.

1) Get fit.

I have started to get financially fit- by cancelling my gym membership. I was paying a silly amount each month for the very few times I went. I have found a great place that does pay as you go sessions and will save me a fortune.

2) Learning something new.

I'm on my way! I enjoy a bit of craft – and after speaking to my friend about how amazing her craft machine is, I bought one. Let's not talk about the cost of it- but if I can make some pretty cool presents for birthdays and Christmas I'm balancing the cost! That means the machine was practically free- right? Besides, I am learning new skills.

3) Read a book.

How does this save me money? Well, one of the books at my bedside is actually a cookbook. I eat out way too much and this cookbook is meant to be all around preparation and the best way to kick start your week (I should have probably kick started the month by actually opening the book).

At the end of each week I'm going to reflect on what went well, what didn't go well and figure out what might have stopped me from doing any of the above. Then I'll try and do something about it. February! It's going to be a good month… I know this because it's only 29 days which means less time in the gym for one week. WOO HOO!

Did you set yourself a New Year's resolution or were you late to the party too? We'd love to hear yours below!

Martyne - Activation and Engagement
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Ian says:
The whole discussion around New Years resolutions is always emotive, The "lets start a new beginning" in each of us says of course we will have resolutions lets use this time of year to make a change. However, the pragmatist, in us all says, no ! why bother your wont stick to them. I am sure more people use their new pingt devices in the gym in January than any other time of the year. For me 2020 is just another year older, although not always wiser.
Feb 7, 2020 at 12:00 AM

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