New Year, New You: How To Keep Your New Year's Resolutions In Subi
New Year’s resolutions seem so great when we’re making them after midnight on Jan 1st. “Yes,” we think to ourselves, glass of champagne in hand, “this year is going to be different! We’re going to get in shape, read more, learn a language, cook more, save money and fix up the house.”
Then, as the calendar ticks over all of those good intentions have a habit of going out the window when the realities of a busy life start to take hold. Well, we’re here to give you a bit of inspiration to help keep you on track with your New Year’s resolutions. No matter what you promised yourself you’d do, chances are there’s a spot in Subiaco that can help you achieve your goal of being a better person in 2019.
Getting Fit & Losing Weight
Getting fitter and in better shape is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. It’s also one of the hardest to stick with. Luckily there are plenty of great ways to stay fit and healthy in Subi (just click here
to read our full list).
Being healthier and more active doesn’t just have to mean hitting the gym. There are a number of great walking trails and cycle routes
in the area too. The best way of sticking with our health and fitness goals is working regular, achievable exercise into our weekly routine, and riding or walking can be a really enjoyable way of doing this.
Those of us looking to embrace a more wholesome lifestyle should also get down to The Subi Wellness Festival
happening in Market Square Park on Sunday the 24th of March. With a host of health, fitness and wellness experts as well as a range of business and products on display, we are bound to pick up a few tips and tricks to help us have a happier and healthier 2019.
Cooking More & Saving Money
The age of UberEats can be a dangerous one when you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to cook more and spend less money on takeaway food. The same danger applies when the resolution to cook more is part of a broader goal of eating better and being more healthy.
Who can really be bothered to make a salad when we can just have a burger and fries delivered within half an hour? Yes! We should be bothered! Just think of how disappointed our hopeful New Year’s Eve self would be if they knew we barely made it six weeks before reverting back to our old bad habits while sitting on the couch watching reality TV and cramming fast food into our face.
Buying some really nice kitchenware can be a great way of rewarding ourselves for being more active in the kitchen. Head to Dallimores Homewares or Table Culture
to pick up everything you could possibly need to become a lean, mean cooking machine. Buying a really good frypan, some nice crockery or a great set of knives is an investment that will last years, and is a much better use of our hard-earned money than ordering takeaway multiple times a week.
Those looking for healthy ingredients to cook with their fancy new kitchen gear can find a plethora of options at Stay Healthy Foods and a great range of fresh produce at Farmer Jacks or Subiaco Farmers Market
on each Saturday morning at the Primary School. For cooking inspiration head to Dymocks or the Subiaco bookshop and choose from a great range of cookbooks.
Reading More & Watching Less TV
Whether it’s your TV, computer or smartphone, most people would admit that they spend too much time glued to their screens. If you’ve made a resolution to read more and watch less mindless TV in 2019, then there are plenty of Subiaco based options to help achieve this goal.
Regardless of what genre, subject matter, fiction or nonfiction, Dymocks Subiaco and Subiaco Bookshop are guaranteed to have the sort of page turner needed to help wean yourself off your screen addiction and live a more intellectually stimulating lifestyle.
Can’t afford buying books all the time? No problem! Join the City of Subiaco Public Library and can read as much as you like for free. The library’s tranquil environment is also a great place to take some time out and disconnect for a while.