Healthy and Happy – New Year’s Resolution & Free Meal Planner Printable!

Hello my lovely readers,

I’ve not written much for a while and I do apologise, I’ve been on work experience at Etc magazine, working as a waitress, and enjoying the holidays with my family before going back to university next Monday.

I’ll start off my first blog post of 2016 with my New Year’s Resolution, and I am proud to say it is my first one since being a child that hasn’t involved losing a certain amount of weight.

I’ve decide my New Year’s Resolution this year is to be as healthy and happy as I can be. Dean and I get married next July and I want to be as beautiful as I can be in my wedding dress, but as someone who has struggled with weight and self confidence issues in the past I’m not going to pressure myself to get to a certain weight. Yes, I’d like to be slimmer and more toned, but as someone who goes to university, has a job, AND a social life (kind of!), it’s hard to be at the gym every day and eating clean 24/7.

I’m going to aim to go to the gym as much as possible, but I won’t punish myself if I don’t. I’m going to eat as healthily as I can, but I won’t restrict what I eat for fear of putting on weight. A takeaway or piece of chocolate every once in a while won’t make you balloon within a day. I’m not going to obsess over counting calories, but I am going to plan healthy and nutritious meals weekly so that I know what I’m putting into my body. Meal prep is the key.

Not pressuring myself to lose a certain amount of weight will make it easier to get back to a healthy lifestyle after a Christmas full of big meals, chocolate, and cheese (my guilty pleasure is cranberry Wensleydale!). I have 565 days to be the best I can be on my wedding day, and I am going to be happy whilst getting there.


Save the image below and print onto A4 for my handy meal planner, makes it much easier to prepare healthier meals in advance AND saves you money as you don’t over-shop at the supermarket!

Weekly meal planner

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