new year

The New Year, it’s finally here. I’m trying to think back to how I felt the last time I was in a new year and honestly, I just remember being happy. Being excited, and I feel very much the same now.

This past year:

We bought a house!

We reached the healthiest point in our lives. Though we lost our way after some unexpected events, we are going to get back there again.

We hosted many events full of friends, family, laughter and good company.

We made some amazing plans for the future wich we are still realizing today.

I saw many women completely change their life through my monthly challenge groups and was so humbled by it.

My husband and I had an incredibly difficult loss that brought us to the lowest points emotionally but we climbed out together, stronger than ever.

I lost an amazing uncle whom I will forever keep close to my heart.

I strengthened my relationship with all my female cousins thought the magic that is a WhatsApp group. I am so grateful for the opportunity that although many countries are between us we are all able to get to know more of each other and form a true sisterhood.

This new year, I’ve set some resolutions and goals that are trackable, and are specific and hopefully, this way will not get tossed to the wind:

I will workout 182 days out of the 365 days of the year.

I will eat 80% clean and reduce my dairy intake.

I will continue to grow in this beautiful marriage my husband and I have forged for ourselves.

We will travel to someplace warm.

We will pay off all of our debt, excluding our home.

I will take more videos of my husband, Congo and me. Photos are pretty but videos are special. I know we’ll love looking back through them in the future.

New year - family photo

I wish you the greatest year, filled with love, positivity, and happiness. I wish for your dreams to come true and the determination to achieve all the goals you have set for yourself.




New Year Resolutions

New years came and went and with it came the usual list of New Year resolutions that tend to circle my head around that time of year. There is much I want to accomplish this year but as long as number twelve happens I’ll be a happy girl! I figured I would post these as a list and when they get done I will post about how it went down and challenges I may have faced along the way! Hopefully by the end of the year all of these resolutions will be clickable and they will all take you to individual posts about how success was achieved!

Some on the list really are a little vague and kind of hard to track but I’ve learnt I have to make these resolutions/goals measurable so that I can really know when they have been completed! I have found in the past wishy washy things like ‘Do better, Don’t procrastinate and Workout More” tend to not do much for me because they can’t be tracked or measured against a target! So here’s to this New Year and to all that it may bring with it!!

New Year Resolutions

  • 1. Become a 1star diamond Beachbody coach.
  • 2. Work out daily on any  Beachbody workouts.
  • 3. Have a date with the hubs once every 2 weeks.
  • 4. Eat 80% clean.
  • 5. Get more quality sleep and 7 hours of it!
  • 6. Learn to cook 20 recipes off the top of my head.
  • 7. Stop being late all the time.
  • 8. Finish that novel.
  • 9. Become tidier.
  • 10. Read the life-changing magic of tidying up.
  • 11. Declutter my life.
  • 12. Get Knocked Up.
  • 13. Perform a solo at a Pole Showcase.
  • 14. Brush Congo’s teeth at least 5 times a week.
  • 15. Read 10 pregnancy and baby books.
  • 16. Read the first Lord of The Rings book.
  • 17. Volunteer at a shelter.
  • 18. Have 10 photoshoots this year and post them on the photography site.
  • 19. Write down how much I value someone once a month.
  • 20. Get to 15,000 subscribers on my knitting YouTube channel!