Monday, 2 January 2012

New Years Resolutions

First of all I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year! I hope that you all celebrated the New Year exactly how you wanted to and had a great night. For me and the husband it's a quite night in every time and we love it. But if you spent the night differently, I'd love to hear all about it, so leave a comment below if you want to share your new years story. But for now I'll get on with this post.

The 1st of January 2012 has already been and gone and was spent in the best way that I can imagine, with family. We had an amazing day filled with food, boardgames and plenty of laughter. I love New Years Day and most of all having the perfect opportunity to reflect over the past year. 2011 was a year full of emotions both good and bad, but when I look back, the good things always stand out the most, and that's the way I want to remember the year. So I thought I'd use this post as a way to look back over the year, and plan a few things that I'd like to achieve in 2012. 

Great moments of 2011:

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Wedding Planning! here, here and here
Getting married
I completed my 50 book challenge with 1 hour 30 minutes to spare. 
I opened a youtube account for book reviews, hauls, etc. 
I started pole dancing for fitness but kinda lost my motivation after our wedding.
Baking and Making!
I gave up chocolate for the full 40 days and nights of lent! 
and probably tons of other things that made me super happy that have temporally slipped my memory.

My Resolutions for 2012

Walk Millie, our dog, every day.
This is a resolution more for Millie's happiness rather than ours. I want a happier, healthier dog and that means sacrificing a little part of my day, every day! This should come naturally but it's harder than it should be, and that's something I really want to change. 

Read more, but without a challenge!
Last year I competed the 50 book challenge that I started at the beginning of 2011, and though I am really proud, at times it really stressed me out. I became obsessed with my challenge and at times could think of little else. I also found that I didn't give myself much time to absorb one story before starting of the next. This year I'd like it to be a little more relaxed, which hopefully will give me more time for other things I love... like this poor, neglected blog. 

Complete the 365 photo challenge.
I found the 365 photo challenge mid way through 2011 and loved it. Though I wanted to start then, I put it off so I could start it on a fresh year, which for me is the best time to start a yearly challenge. Ultimately I want upload my daily picture, well daily, but I know that will not always be possible. So instead I will definitely take a picture daily, but at times I may have to skip a day and upload a few days in one.

Be more organised!
At work I am super organised. I can manage my work load to an extremely high standard, but at home I am useless and lazy. There are so many things I need/want to get done but always run out of time. So hopefully 2012 will be the year my life become a little bit more balanced. There are so many factors which fall into this resolution which will be listed below, but being more organised in general is probably the best way to start.

Eat better. 
A lot of the time my husband and I finish work very late and by the time we get home we are too tired to plan healthy food to eat, so we give in a eat takeaways. Not only is this extremely unhealthy, but it's also extremely expensive. My main goal is to plan our meals in advance so we can avoid the dreaded takeaways. Plus this way if we're both working late I can plan something super quick and easy to make.  

Workout more.
Currently I go through workout phases, and though I love to work out, and I love how my body feels after, I don't do it as often as I should. My goal is to workout at least 3 times a week. So far this resolution is rather unspecific (which isn't great as one of my resolutions is to be more organised, but it is only the 1st of January.) I know that I want to start swimming once a week, but the other two workouts are to be determined. 

That's it for my 2012 New Years Resolutions. There will probably be many more that I haven't mentioned, but I think if I make any more I will end up being overwhelmed and failing at them all. I am really excited to find out about what 2012 will bring, and I cannot wait to share my journey with this blog, after all that's why I created this blog in the first place.

Speak soon, 


  1. Your resoloutions sound a lot like mine, but I just know I won't stick to them, especially to eat better! Good luck with yours lovely xxx

  2. Happy New Year!
    I'm planning on becoming more organised too, 2011 saw me into a bit of a messy slump!


  3. Good luck with your resolutions. I plan to be more organised this year, but then I plan that almost every month and fail! I will try though (she says, sitting on her laptop in her PJs when there is a tonne of housework to be done) xx

  4. Happy New Year Katie :) Love your resolutions too x

  5. Good luck with your resolutions! x

  6. @ Melanie Davis - Good luck with your too. I'm sure you'll do better than you think. I'm not eating perfect, but so far we've not had a takeaway yet. Granted it is only the 3rd. haha. Small changes are better than none. x

    @ Eloise - I know what you mean. I'm amazing at organisation at work, but when I get home it all falls apart. Crazy. Good luck. x

    @ xXxStundonxXx - I'm doing the same at the moment, but I don't think that will last for long as Millie is currently ripping the stuffing out of her new snowman. I'm seeing the best in a bad situation as I'll now have to get off my bum to clean it up. x

    @ Caz - Happy New Year to you too. Hope you had a great one. x

    @ daisychain - Thank you. Hope you had a great new year. x


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