Hello 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

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So i'm kinda slow on the uptake here, as I know New Year has been and gone and the talk of Christmas and resolutions is all a distant memory for most. However, this year I am determined to make some resolutions and stick to them. My sister in law told me hers over the holiday period - simple little things that could improve her life for the better - and it really inspired me to do the same. None of this 'get fit' with no actual plan in place to achieve this goal! So I sat and thought about it seriously and here are my 2016 resolutions.

2016 resolutions

001: Eat more fruit. With Dave being a vegetarian I eat a lot of vegetables but not much fruit. Now every night I make fruit smoothies for the following morning, I take mine into work and Dave has his in the car on route to work. Through one smoothie a day I have increased my fruit intake by almost 100%!

002: Decrease my refined sugar intake. Ive cut down the chocolate I eat to only allowing treats at weekends and Im working on reducing my one spoonful of sugar in my tea down to none. Until I can remove sugar from my tea completely I have been substituting black tea for mint tea.

003: Read one book a month. This might be a tough one but Im going to try my very best! I started a new job on the 4th January (last years resolution to change careers!) and managing my free time with my new work schedule could prove tricky but I think Ill soon find my feet & maximize my time with my nose in a book!

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004: Watch one documentary a month. Ive always known I favour 'rubbish' tv, I love Gogglebox and First Dates and binge watch The Walking Dead, all of which are awesome but they dont exactly challenge the mind do they? So Ive decided to try to include more documentaries in my life, there are so many on Netflix Im spoilt for choice. Please let me know if you guys have any recommendations! Currently Im watching the Planet Earth series with David Attenborough.

005: Be more organised. Kind of a vague one but last year felt like a very lethargic year for me & Ive decided - new year, new job Im not going to let that happen in 2016! Im getting up earlier, keeping a diary and keeping a his & hers calender for Dave & I so we can always keep track of plans and commitments.

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006. Decorate our big living room & hold a big party on Christmas Eve 2016. Not really a resolution but more of a goal, we have our kitchen finished now, (photos coming soon!) our little snug/tv room, our hall and bedroom all painted and redecorated. So next plan is our big living room, which needs wallpaper stripped, new flooring, painted and completely furnished. Its a big job and a big expense so I think the goal of having it ready by Christmas Eve this year is an achievable time frame!

So that's it, my plan for 2016! Nothing too crazy or unattainable, just the basic plan to look after myself better - body and mind and just focus on being happy. Have you any resolutions? How do you plan to stick to them? Love to hear all!

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  1. Good luck with your plans! I love making smoothies for breakfast! I didn't really make resolutions either but made some goals to achieve over the next few years.

  2. I love David Attenborough so anything with him in will always be a win for me, I just want to be more in the moment this year rather than worrying about what could be!

    Maria xxx