Thursday, 31 December 2015

New Year New Plans

I'm not one for new year resolutions and it's the one time of year I become a right bah humbug.

However I would like to make some new plans. They are aspirations. If they don't come to fruition I won't feel like I've failed.  They are just positive changes and thoughts.

So without further ado my plans for 2016 are -

  • Get fitter. Last year I started the #c25k and really enjoyed it but gave up around June/July time.  This year I'm going to give it another try.
  • Lose a few pounds. I know I know boring! Its on everyones list.  I'm not going to diet just eat a bit healthier in the week and hopefully the extra exercise will help. I lost 21 lbs last year but have put 7 approx back on.
  • Put some savings in place for the summer holidays. We want to do a few day trips but as everyone knows a day trip for a family of 4 is not cheap.  We are hoping to visit Drayton Manor, Legoland, Think Tank and London for a sightseeing trip.
  • Concentrate more on my blog.  My blog was originally born from a self publishing ambition. That didn't work out but I loved the creativity of a blog and writing.  I recently renamed it & hope to concentrate on mum bloggers issues, humour and holiday/trip reviews.
  • I've set a few targets for my social media outlets. They may seem small to some but will be a huge achievement to me. Facebook seems to allude me but is the one I'd most like to increase.  If anyone has any tips please share.

  •  Instagram currently 144 target 1000
  • Twitter currently 1383 target 2500
  • Facebook currently 68 target 250
  • Recommence my volunteer work at my children's school. I used to do 2 hours every Friday but stopped due to our house renovations. I really enjoyed it & would love to become a teaching assistant eventually.
  • Me time. Some people don't like being alone but I love a few hours of my own company which is rare with 2 kids. I tend to feel guilty making time for myself but think it's important & ties in nicely with starting the #c25k programme again.
So there you have it. Do you make new year resolutions? I'd love to hear your plans.

Emma xxx


  1. I started with the c25k app too but gave up. I couldn't believe how in the space of a few weeks my fitness went up. Determined to start it again x

  2. I loved it & although my legs were fine my breathing was always pants. Not sure what I was doing wrong. Determined to start again hopefully tomorrow eek!

  3. I love the idea of setting out your aspirations rather than resolutions. I hope that 2016 sees them all come to fruition for you. (I'll try and find you on Facebook to help you on your way a little bit. Might take me a while though. I am an IT dinosaur :-/ ) Happy new year. Dawn x

  4. Ah thank you Dawn & thanks for the Facebook like. X

  5. Great list of goals! Hope you achieve them. Good luck
    Thank you for linking up with #justanotherlinky

  6. Such a great idea to list your goals. Great post. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

  7. Thanks Bethan & Something Crunchy. Hope I can stick to it but life's too short to worry. X