Tuesday, 9 January 2018

2017 Looking back to move forward

When you think back on 2017 what do you feel? Happy, sad,regretful, content. I am a very mixed bag if I am honest.
A week into 2018 and it's given me an opportunity to look back, but also look forward.

My health hasn't been great at all this year and I went through a big scare with my heart which I am still working through but you know what, knowing that I have the tools to get healthier etc lets me see I can make the changes needed.

We went through a hard time as a family, but with love and faith everything worked out and we could smile again. Sometimes you just gotta hold on to the knowledge that it will turn out ok.

Our fertility journey had to end as I have had to look at my health more closely and at the minute it's better to get healthier first, that was a bitter pill to swallow, but I know in times we can pick things up again, and try again.

2017 was definitely a year of ups and downs and one of the biggest ones is my best friend Joanne got engaged to the fab Gareth. Joanne went through an awful period and to see her get her happy ever after, well I am bloody chuffed and I can't wait to buy a hat.

I spent some fantastic nights in and out with my two main men. I couldn't love these two anymore if I tried, through all the downs they have stood firm beside me, and never faltered.

Another high was we booked NYC and as you read this I am probably writing and rewriting our itinerary lol we head away soon to celebrate 10 years of married bliss and in all honesty we couldn't be happier. NYC has been on the bucketlist for a long time. We are going with our best friends Nicola and Alex, and judging by this pic of Nikki and I on a night out, I would say some laughs will be had.

Another big big high is my blogging girls. We shared some fab days and nights and ended the year with a lovely dinner and a secret Santa. I can honestly say this year has brought me closer to so many of the girls, and they have helped me through so so many rough days, I would be lost without them. I think 2018 will bring more laughs and fun with them for sure.

We had some great nights out with friends, these guys and girls, see me through so many rough times, and I cant wait to make 2018 even better with them.

So, looking into 2018, where do you want to be?
I know for me the main focus is health, with that comes weight loss and for me now it's purely for health.

I don't really make resolutions they are more so goals, I don't like the word resolution if i am honest, so I hear you yell what are these goals, sometimes with the word resolution comes lots of pressure for me, so goals that are achievable is definitely my way forward this year.

Try and be more mindful and present
2017 was the year I discovered meditation and mindfulness and I really try hard with it, but like anything I could try harder and practice it more. It really clears my head and makes me see things clearer.

Work on my health
Well that's a big goal and has to come in a few parts. Firstly weight, I am not putting numbers out there this year but I just need to lose it to become healthier to achieve my dream of becoming a mummy in a few years. That crave for a baby never leaves and I need to be healthier to get the treatment we need desperately.
I am not going to be 100% all of the time and that's ok, we fall but I will get back up.
I had a big scare with the ticker this year and although it could have been better it could have been a lot worse but I got the all clear from the team to start light exercise, so I am determined even if it's small there will be a start. You guys know my battle with M.E and my spine but you know what, I just have to adjust and be safe and I will. I love the feeling it gives to exercise, nature's endorphins!
Working on my diabetes is a huge one, but I know with healthier choices it will start and work better.
I need to drink 3 litres a day of water in some capacity, now I know you're gonna go Alison what you playing at, hear me out. I am now on a trial of a medication for my diabetes which is all to do with hormones and kidneys and basically it's to help the kidneys flush the sugar etc easier.

Another big goal is to actually do what I want with the blog. So many times this past year I have said, oh I need to do this, have the latest product, be seen at the right events but nope not this year. My blogging girls are amazing, I have so much love for them it makes me so happy to have them in my life. They are all amazing in their own way.

I think all that should keep me going for a while, what do you think?

I think that's enough goals for now gang, so where do you see yourself this year. I wish you nothing but love and luck this year. Strive to make every dream possible and you will achieve it.

Till next time preeners, stay safe and keep smiling

1 comment:

  1. Firstly I hope you are having an amazing time in New York, I've been keeping an eye on your instagram and it looks like you are having a blast! Unfortunately I didn't get the chance to meet you last year but hopefully this year I'll come out of my shell a little more and try to attend some more events so I can meet everyone and say hello!

    I have loved reading your blog throughout the year, and I'm loving looking through some of your older posts as well! I can't wait to see what you do and what 2018 brings for you <3