New Year Blues

So I’m struggling this week. Actually I’m struggling this month!

For me last year was extreme. I launched my book, I had ups and downs, engagements and then broken engagements, I had wisdom teeth removal and some major a-ha moments in my life. So let’s just say I had a hectic end to 2015. I feel like I am still recovering. So I wonder why I am still wallowing in relaxation, procrastination, unmotivated territory? It’s summer, I’ve worked hard, I deserve my vino and a lax schedule, don’t I? 

I know exactly what it is. I have the ‘New Year Blues’!

And I’m sensing you might be with me?

The blues come on strong, hard and fast and no one can hide from the dreaded New Year anticlimax. We are tired, we are financially, mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted and we are struggling to get ourselves back on track. I hear ya sister!

Tell me, have you been hit with the New Year, New You bull? How exhausting is it! We are trying to be the best we can be already, enough with the pressure of being a new version of ourselves, new and improved, more like new and lacking our usual va va voom. It’s another year and yes we are standing on the cusp of reinvention, of a bigger and brighter you for 2016, your finest year yet I hear you say. So why can’t we just quite kick our asses into gear?

You know what I mean don’t you? You just can’t quite find your mojo? You’ve lost your determination, your action goddess and your drive? It’s gone walkabout somewhere during November 2015.

Maybe we are in limbo, we are sitting ducks, deciding who we want to be, what we want to do and where we want to go. And the annoying thing is, I’m not quite there yet.  I am still resisting getting my shit in order.

Or maybe it’s something else. Maybe you don’t quite know how to get there. You know the person you want to be in 2016 but the work that needs to be put in feels daunting, confusing and the thought is exhausting enough. The saying ‘A year from now you’ll wish you started today!” Yeah but can’t I start next month? It’s all too hard. (Insert Penny throwing a New Year tantrum!)

I recently, only a couple of weeks ago, decided to do a photo-shoot with my good friend Justine Switalla, another Oxygen Cover-girl. We are planning to shoot together to A) have a goal to work towards and B) celebrate our fitness friendship.  There I was hoping to wallow in my self-indulgent wine ‘o’clock for a little longer. It may just be the kick up the butt I need.

If you’d like to follow my progress I’ll be posting updates and tips regularly on my Facebook and Instagram pages.

Next week I’m going to be chatting to you about “Resistance”. So today I’ve let you know the ‘what’ … and what you are doing is refusing. Refusing to start that journey because you’re suffering from the New Year Blues.

Next week I’m going to share with you the WHY, “Why you are being resistant”.

Tune in next week, It’s going to be juicy stuff!