At the beginning of this year, I made a plan. Not resolutions, a plan. A plan for four major areas: a healthy body, a healthy mind, a healthy house and a healthy relationship. Quite a bit of it was interlocking, so get one area right and it would affect another area. Question now of course is: what became of this grand plan of mine?
Well, let's start with the healthy body. The food intake stayed more or less the same. I try to drink enough fluid during the day and I try and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. But the cakes and such are always beckoning.
I had to start moving again and I think I did that. Not only did I climb some (low) mountains, I actually participated in a triathlon as well. Came last of course, but I got across the finish line. Running!
And yes, I did finally found out where the headaches come from. Not that it does me much good to know it: the job is a big problem and so is cycling. Mind you, the fact that it had nothing to do with chocolate meant my food intake became a bit worse this year...
The healthy mind was next. Well, I started off great by going to the cinema in January, but after that it was a bit of nothing. Until the holidays of course when we went to see a concert and we saw an opera. In the street! Plus in London I saw 'the Snowman', which was great. Overall though: could have done better.
Let's not even begin about dancing lessons, because, well, I didn't take them. End of. I had a small plan to do them while on holiday with my sister, but for some reason I forgot them. Silly. Lessons in the Viennese Waltz in Vienna would have been extra special. Perhaps next time. The holiday itself however was fantastic and just what I needed.
Oh my, the healthy house. Now, that was a story in itself. But I can say that even though I am not living in my dream home (yet), I have moved to a much healthier house. I can actually drink the water here. The walls aren't moving during a gust of wind. And my landlord is great. Miss Oswin might not be quite as enamoured with the place, but I quite like it.
And last but not least, the healthy relationship. Well, due to all the training I did this past year for the triathlon, I went out walking/hiking/swimming/cycling with several people which was great. And having them support me during the actual race was so fantastic and it gave me a real boost.
I spent time with my family this year as well. Easter was spent in the Netherlands with my parents and my sister and I spent three weeks together travelling through Central Europe.
All in all, I think I did quite well. Of course there is always room for improvement, but that is what 2017 is for!