NEW YearCOs resolutions.
We all make them and we all break them.
But for David Kynaston and Kylie Ellis, New YearCOs resolutions are just what they need for a fresh new start in life.
David Kynaston is an overweight 43-year-old who just wants to feel a bit better. Kylie Ellis is a 25-year-old who has a new boyfriend and a new job and is ready to make a change.
Mr Kynaston has never made a new yearCOs resolution before and is hoping it is exactly what he needs to get healthy in 2013.
C[pounds sterling]ICOve had goals before but nothing like this,C[yen] he said.
C[pounds sterling]ICOve struggled to lose weight in the past but ICOm going to approach it from this way and hopefully ICOll have a little bit more luck.C[yen]
He said he didnCOt have any specific goals in mind.
C[pounds sterling]ICOm just going to take it one day at a time,C[yen] he said.
C[pounds sterling]I used to be a footy player but then my body changed and ICOm finding that I canCOt lose weight as easily as I used to.
C[pounds sterling]ItCOs a whole new ball game and I just canCOt get on the bike.C[yen]
Mr Kynaston said the weight issue was taking a toll on his mental health because he couldnCOt lose the weight like he used to. But heCOs confident he can do it this time.
C[pounds sterling]ICOm quite motivated now. ICOve never been huge, but itCOs the mindset I have to change.C[yen]
He admitted heCOs more motivated this time and has a plan of attack including a goal-setting routine based on healthier decisions.
C[pounds sterling]ICOve just got to keep thinking about how life used to be,C[yen] he said.
C[pounds sterling]I think the first month will be the hardest, but once I get past that itCOll get easier.
C[pounds sterling]I think self-esteem will come from small successes so ICOve just got to concentrate and build on those small successes.C[yen]
To lose the weight, Mr Kynaston said he planned to take his push bike for rides and go bush walking Co but with a camera in tow.
C[pounds sterling]I do like to ride, as I can take more in as I go from one place to the next,C[yen] he said.
C[pounds sterling]Riding a bike in Toowoomba can be quite challenging with all its hills.
C[pounds sterling]I also go hammock camping in the hills about Toowoomba. I have a hiking buddy from Ipswich who comes out regularly with me.
C[pounds sterling]So I guess wanting to continue to do things like this is my motivation.C[yen]
But it wonCOt be easy, living in a house with teenage children and a family who will continue to eat fast food like Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Kylie Ellis started her new yearCOs resolution long before the new year.
C[pounds sterling]I actually started about two weeks ago,C[yen] she said. …