Towards the end of last year things in my personal life began to pick up, I’ve been dating someone which is great. I’ve not felt happier for ages. I am going to use the new year as a catalyst to help me make some other changes in my life that I have been delaying for ages.
The last time I weighed myself in 2017, I had broken the 11 stone mark and for someone 5ft 4 tall, that puts me well into the overweight BMI category. I’ve been having Huel for my breakfast for as long as I can remember, but for January I am going full Huel, 7 days a week. This might sound a bit crazy, and well quite frankly it is. But, I have made a tool (https://craig.sans.am/huel-calculator) which some of you might find helpful to help me quickly work out my BMR, my daily calorie requirements and calculate a deficit for each meal to help me loose some weight and hopefully lower my body fat. In keeping with this, I am also going to be heading to the gym 3 times a week, mainly for cardio to aid in lowering my body fat further.
In keeping with taking more care of my body; I am going to pay more attention to my mental health. A few weeks ago, I realised that I can get a Headspace subscription included with my student Spotify account. I’m going to set reminders for every day to remind me to meditate and hopefully this will start showing some positive results.
I am also going to dedicate more time to advancing my personal and professional development within the development community; wether it’s contributing to open source projects, helping other developers build on their knowledge, learning from other developers (such as learning additional languages – Go has been on my list for a while) and working on my personal projects – one of which is host to the Multi-Tenant code I posted about a while ago.
The above is where the change is starting – my diet, my health and mental health and my knowledge.
Are you changing anything for 2018?