Here’s to 2017 and cheers to 2018

On the eve of 2017 I wrote myself a list.  A list of the things I would achieve in 2017.  A list written in big bold lettering and covering all aspects of my life.  A list that I can not lay my hand on presently as I haven’t finished unpacking.  I can remember what is written on the list though as I looked at it many times that evening and during the year.

I’m pretty proud of what I have achieved and where I am in life.  Some things on my list I have certainly achieved.  I travelled with my children through three states in a campervan earlier in the year for 4 weeks and I am now living in my own brand new home that I worked my butt off for.

Some things didn’t happen exactly how I wrote them on my list.  Some things that I thought were important or that I wanted changed and evolved over the course of the year.  I knew I wanted to do something more professionally but I just didn’t know what.  I never thought that I would start a blog to provide information and advice and I never thought that I’d really enjoy this and the possibilities it brings to my life and others.  It was a lightbulb moment when I decided to do it and I’m so glad I pulled that switch. I can’t wait to see where it takes me when I really sink my teeth in to it in 2018!

I wrote on my list that I would improve my eating and exercise more.  I have certainly done this in a way I did not think I would.  I enjoy my personal training sessions and because I work so hard at the gym I don’t want to ruin it by making poor food choices.  When it came down to it I knew what I should eat I just didn’t always do it!  I look forward to and enjoy my Friday chocolate treat after a Friday check in and I’ll certainly be enjoying my pear cider tonight too!

I feel proud of the 3kg, 28.5cm and 5% body fat I have lost over the 3 months since I started training and eating well.  Fitting in to clothes that I never thought I’d fit in to again feels awesome!

So. To 2018.  The year I will turn 40. Eek!  The start of a new decade of life feels scary however I will start this with a better body than I did when I turned 30 (mainly because I was 39 weeks pregnant when I turned 30).  Anyhow I will start this year and my next decade feeling grateful and proud of where I am now and excited and determined for where I will be this time next year.  I can’t wait to sit down on 31st December 2018 and list my latest achievements.


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