2014 was quite a year. Little I was born in February completing our little family and changing the dynamic of day to day life. It was also a year for a big decision. We took the plunge and decided I would not return to my job after my maternity leave. Gulp!
So what does 2015 hold? Undoubtably it will be a very busy year so I have decided to set myself some plans and goals to help me focus on my health, work, family and blogging.
I am bridesmaid at my sister-in-law's wedding in April. This has given me real incentive to get in shape. I lost over 1 stone of baby weight in 2014 which was great but I want to really focus and aim to lose a further 2 stone by the wedding. I am trying a hormone balancing fat loss plan which basically is a high protein, low carb diet which balances your blood sugar throughout the day avoiding spikes and troughs. I am combining this with two interval training sessions a week and a Pilates session. It is a tall order but I am determined and Husband is on board with the plan which is a massive support.
So I am officially unemployed for the first time in my life since University. It is rather scary but exciting at the same time. I love the fact that I can devote my time to my girls but I need to so something for myself too. I want to go back to my art degree and do something with that. I love making art from fabric so that is where I shall start.
Little E's behaviour has deteriorated since Little I arrived. She is hyperactive at the best of times but having my attention split has caused her to loose focus very quickly. This year I want to focus her energy productively by tightly scheduling our week so she always has something to occupy her time. She starts school in September which blows my mind but it'll challenge her and help her concentration.
Husband works crazy hours but I want us to get back into the habit of taking time together. Our diaries are crazy until the wedding in April but after that I want us to plan a night out at least once a month.
My blog is incredibly important. It gives me the space to unload my brain and it gives us some fantastic opportunities. I want to be more interactive this year, commenting more on other blogs and keeping on top of comments left on my own. I would like to try and double my visitor numbers by the end of the year. This will require better scheduling of posts and keeping my content dynamic.
So 7 days into 2015 how is it going? Well I've lost 1lb in the last few days, I've got back into my blog posting and Little E is re-settled at pre-school. I need to focus on the work plan and structuring our schedule for the next few weeks. I am looking forward to the next 51 weeks!
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.