1) I will have no alcohol AT ALL! My body needs a break.
Well I didn't stick rigidly to this, but I have realised over the past month that I don't need to drink as much alcohol as I was in the past. I've decided that I just need to drink less, and drink more water on a night out!
2) I will have no fizzy drinks.
I rarely drink fizzy drinks as it is, and when I do, it's with alcohol. I didn't manage to stick to this either but I'm not going to beat myself up over it. The occasionaly fizzy drink will not undo all my good work.
3) I will stick to my calorie goals of 1550 calories or less a day.
I thought that sticking to this for a month would be easy, but it wasn't. I want to be able to treat myself every now and again. I've decided that sticking to it at least 5 days a week is good enough for me.
4) I will exercise at least 5 times a week.
This was probably the easiest for me to stick to. While I didn't always make it to the gym 5 times a week, I always managed some form of exercise. However, i think I might have been pushing myself too hard, so I'm lowering this to 4 times a week now.
5) I will not spend money on anything I don't NEED.
I bought quite a bit that I didn't need, but, I work two jobs so if I want to treat myself I should be able to. I know I need to save money but there's no point saving money if it means I'm not enjoying life now.
So, to review, I didn't do to well at sticking to my goals BUT I learnt a few lessons from them. Hopefully, these will be helpful as I continue on this journey.