2017 Resolutions AKA The changes I’m aiming to make this year.

Happy new year to y’all!

I know I’m almost a week late, it’s been a busy week, but the sentiment was always there.

This busy week has been filled with making plans and setting schedules, organizing our time and generally have a refresh of a lot of things, which brings me to my titular subject today.

Every year I make a resolution, usually along the lines of, “I’ll lose weight this year, look out summer!” And this year is no exception! However, this year I have a set plan, as opposed to the vagueness of ‘eat less, exercise more’.
As you know, in August last year I joined Slimming World USA Online, and over the course of 4 months I lost 20 pounds. Then, over the course of Christmas, I put on 15 pounds, but I’m perfectly okay with that. If I hadn’t lost the weight in the first place, then I would be even heavier than I was in August.
So, my plan for this new year, is to refocus and carry on with SW. It’s the simplest plan I’ve ever made!

As far as other resolutions go, I used my lovely new bullet journal to make a record of them, I spent some time thinking about my life and the things I’d like to change about it.resolutions

As you can see, my aims are pretty varied, and I think that’s a good idea for when you’re making resolutions.

Don’t make your year be so focused on one thing that you pass up other opportunities to change because they don’t fit with The Plan.

One week in and I’m still on track.

  • I’m using an app to read the Bible, it has reading plans to break it down into relevant books and verses.
  • We’ve been to the park a few times and walked the path.
  • I take time every evening to write in my journal and I’m trying to get a new page done every couple of days.

From now on I’ll try to do a monthly report of how I’m doing, and that will be another incentive to keep me on track.

Wish me luck!

Until next time,
Laura x

Two Years Later…

As I said on the About Us page, I am now a stay at home Mum, looking after J2 and J3, and while I love these boys with all my heart, I felt like I was losing myself. I wasn’t Vixen anymore, and Laura was barely hanging on, I was gradually becoming just Mama.

For some women this doesn’t seem to bother them, and I know that others would do anything to be called Mama, I appreciate that, and that’s okay, but it’s not me, I like to look to the future…

One day the boys will be adults and what will I do then?

Just exist until I’m called Grandma?

No. I need to be someone, have an identity of my own, not just the one that has been given to me by giving birth.

So, welcome to my corner of The Blogosphere, you may call me Laura, and maybe, one day, Vixen will start blogging too.