2018, time for change…

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?

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