My Goals for 2017

As my regular readers ill know, 2016 was a very hard year for us mainly due to my Daughters illness and the battles we faced along the way.  We are now a year down the line and she is still ill, but I am in a much stronger place.  As 2016 drew to a close I started thinking of the year ahead and how to make it a great year.  So here are my goals for 2017.

  1. Obviously, the first goal is to help and support C and try to get her back some of her life she is missing out on, we have lots of appointments coming up and hoping we can start to move forward.
  2. I turn 50 in April, there I said it, and instead of thinking how old I am getting, I am going to embrace being 50, as I did when I turned 40, and live my life and enjoy every second.  My birthday falls on Easter Sunday this year, and at 9 something that morning, myself and husband, along with two friends will be jetting off to Cape Verde for a week of sun and relaxation.  So by the evening I will have been sitting in the sun sipping cocktails.
  3. Start the diet and start to exercise, obviously to get my beach body haha, but I have lapsed and need to start the diet and start to eat healthier (will be looking for blogs on healthy eating with great recipes) and exercise.  Everyone who knows me knows my saying that ‘I am allergic to exercise’, but I do like the results and know I can do it.
  4. Sort my health out, I have neglected myself far too long, I am suffering with sciatica, after various tests and ruling out DVT, due to no feeling in my legs and pain.  I am hoping every morning I will wake up and it has gone.  I am also having tests for something else, so am really falling to bits at the moment.
  5. Give my blog some love, towards the end of last year I neglected my poor blog a bit, so I am going to be working hard on improving this and have a few exciting things coming up.
  6. Social media, I am going to be working hard on improving my social media, even the ones I am still not too sure on.

This is my list of goals I want for this year, do you have any goals for the new year?



  1. 3rd January 2017 / 12:10 pm

    Well I’m gobsmacked you’re turning 50. I’m 53 this year and was quite convinced there was nobody in my age bracket blogging. Hope you have a better year than last and that your daughter continues to improve. xx

    • admin
      3rd January 2017 / 3:13 pm

      Yes I turn the bigh 50 in April, but am determined to enjoy it, I thought I was the oldie so nice to have someone my age as well :). Hopefully she will improve x

  2. 3rd January 2017 / 12:19 pm

    I hope you achieve all you plan to in 2017 – for me diet and exercise are a big focus as well x

    • admin
      3rd January 2017 / 3:12 pm

      Thank you, I really hope I do. Good luck with your diet and exercise x

  3. 3rd January 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Great goals. I hope your Daughters health improves this year. Jo x

    • admin
      3rd January 2017 / 3:11 pm

      Thank you, hopefully she will when we gt back into the swing of things x

  4. Natasha Mairs
    3rd January 2017 / 4:18 pm

    my goal this year is too take care of my body. I have put 2 stone on over the last year and a half and I can really feel the effects of the extra weight

    • admin
      3rd January 2017 / 7:42 pm

      I had to go to the Dr last week and she weighed me, after I took everything I could off and breathed in, while moaning how mean the Dr was being just after christmas, I actually weighed the same as I did 2 years ago, so was pretty happy about that, I do need to sort my weight out though x

  5. 3rd January 2017 / 4:28 pm

    You have lovely goals for the year, and how wonderful that you will be jetting off on your birthday for a fabulous vacation! I do hope this year brings better health for your daughter x

    • admin
      3rd January 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you, I am going all out to make it a better year and hopefully C will improve with her health x

  6. 3rd January 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Awesome goals – I hope you keep at it. I also hope your daughter health improve. xx

    • admin
      3rd January 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you, I am pretty certain I will keep at it, my main priority is C’s health which hopefully will be less of a battle x

  7. 3rd January 2017 / 5:53 pm

    You definitely don’t look 50! Best of luck with your goals, I have no doubt that you’ll achieve these 🙂

    • admin
      3rd January 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂 fingers crossed I achieve them x

  8. Dannii
    3rd January 2017 / 5:56 pm

    You have some great goals there. I am working on my social media this year too.

    • admin
      3rd January 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you, I do seem to neglect my social media at times, so this year I plan to work harder on it x

  9. 3rd January 2017 / 6:01 pm

    It sounds like you have a lovely holiday booked for your birthday. I turn 40 this year and have nothing planned. I’d love to go to Cape Verde, maybe I will sneak into your suitcase and come with you 😉

    • admin
      3rd January 2017 / 7:37 pm

      I really can not wait to go, we need the break and always have such a great time with our friends who are going, you are very welcome to sneak in my suitcase x

  10. 3rd January 2017 / 6:17 pm

    I hope things pick up in 2017 for you! Cape Verde at Easter for your birthday sounds pretty amazing!

    • admin
      3rd January 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you I am sure they will, and I am so looking forward to getting away x

  11. hannah
    3rd January 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Good luck on your goals. I don’t really do them myself as i never keep them

    • admin
      3rd January 2017 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you, I don’t usually but need to focus and make this year a better year than last year x

  12. nicol
    3rd January 2017 / 7:59 pm

    sounds like you are going to have a lovely 50th! i know you’ve got c to look after but also please look after your health too. hope it all goes well for you x

    • admin
      4th January 2017 / 11:03 am

      Thank you, I am looking forward to going away, and C will be fine with my parents giving me a week off x

  13. emma white
    3rd January 2017 / 9:33 pm

    Sending you lots of love, health and happiness for the coming year x Keep going your doing amazingly well x

    • admin
      4th January 2017 / 11:01 am

      Thank you and same to you x

  14. Milly Youngman
    3rd January 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Sounds like some great goals! Health and fitness are on my agenda for 2017 too, it’s definitely something I want to improve on too.

    • admin
      4th January 2017 / 11:01 am

      I really do need to start looking at my health a bit more x

  15. 3rd January 2017 / 10:53 pm

    These sound like some great goals for the new year. The way you write I believe you’ll achieve them! Hope your daughter gets better too x

    • admin
      4th January 2017 / 11:00 am

      Thank you, hopefully I will achieve them x

  16. 4th January 2017 / 9:40 am

    What a wonderful way that will be to spend your special birthday x

    • admin
      4th January 2017 / 10:59 am

      I know I am looking forward to getting away x

  17. dena jayne
    4th January 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Sorry to hear about your daughter! Get well soon. Goals 3-6 are exactly the same as mine! xo

    • admin
      5th January 2017 / 10:04 am

      Thank you, we are working on her illness, and good luck with your goals x

  18. Laura H
    4th January 2017 / 3:31 pm

    Good luck with your goals! Changing your diet/exercise routine isn’t easy but if you are disciplined about it then the results can make you feel so much happier, mentally and physically!

    • admin
      5th January 2017 / 10:04 am

      It’s not easy but is achievable, we did do it before a couple of years ago and the results were great, but I did let it all slip back to old habits x

  19. Claire
    4th January 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Happy new year 🙂 I hope you achieve your goals this year. Looking after my health is one of my goals too x

    • admin
      5th January 2017 / 10:03 am

      Happy new year to you, I hope you have a bit a healthier year, I do understand how difficult health is as you suffer similar to my Daughter, lets hope this is a better one for us all x

  20. 4th January 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Good luck with all your 2017 goals. If you need any fitness related advice do let me know as that is what I do on my blog xx

    • admin
      5th January 2017 / 10:02 am

      Thank you, I may do that I have to be a bit careful due to other problems I have x

  21. melissa major
    4th January 2017 / 8:19 pm

    All the best for 2017, I hope its a brilliant year for you all. I have a fitness goal for this year too

    • admin
      5th January 2017 / 10:00 am

      Thank you and good luck for you this year as well x

  22. Baby Isabella
    4th January 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Hope your daughters health improves and you all get to enjoy 2017, doing fun things to celebrate your birthday. Good luck with the fitness – my mummy needs to exercise more too!

    • admin
      5th January 2017 / 10:00 am

      Thank you I do need to exercise and lose some weight along the way especially after christmas x

  23. 5th January 2017 / 10:05 am

    I think you do an amazing job with C, I cannot even begin to comprehend how hard it must be on the two of you, never mind the whole family.

    • admin
      5th January 2017 / 10:58 am

      Thank you, my friend often says she has no idea how I do it, and she would not be able to cope with it if one of her chidren had the same illness, but you just do it, you have no choice and it just becomes everyday life x

  24. Jemma
    5th January 2017 / 10:45 am

    Happy new year. Good luck with your goals.

    • admin
      5th January 2017 / 10:56 am

      Thank you and happy new year to you too x

  25. 5th January 2017 / 1:14 pm

    50 is a wonderful milestone to reach, and I hope you have a fabulous birthday this year and a wonderful year overall! x

    • admin
      6th January 2017 / 12:02 pm

      50 is a huge milestone, and looking forward to celebrating in style, hope you have a great year also x

  26. Rebecca Smith
    5th January 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Good luck with your goals for 2017 – hope your daughter gets better xx

    • admin
      6th January 2017 / 12:00 pm

      Thank you, and I really hope things improve for her x

  27. Francesca
    5th January 2017 / 6:38 pm

    I hope you smash all your goals for this hear!! Especially the turning 50 and embracing it one!

    • admin
      6th January 2017 / 11:59 am

      Thank you, I plan to and can not wait to go away to celebrate my birthday x

  28. 5th January 2017 / 6:59 pm

    I love your goals for the year and they are all so realistic too! I hope C improves and life gets a little easier xx

    • admin
      6th January 2017 / 11:59 am

      Thank you, I hope they are realistic and I achieve them, we are taking it one day at a time with C but am hopeful that things will get better x

  29. Anosa
    5th January 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Good luck with your goals and hope only good things for C this year.

    • admin
      6th January 2017 / 11:57 am

      Thank you, and we are taking one day at a time with C but at least we are one year on and more experienced with what we are dealing with x

  30. Emma
    6th January 2017 / 8:00 am

    What a lovely set of goals! Good luck with all of them. I hope you have a wonderful 2017 x

    • admin
      6th January 2017 / 11:56 am

      Thank you, I do intend to try x

  31. 6th January 2017 / 10:25 am

    Happy new year and good luck with your goals! My mum always keeps telling me that its better to embrace your age and enter that particular bracket gracefully!

    • admin
      6th January 2017 / 11:56 am

      Happy New Year to you, I totally agree with your Mum, you have to or you will just be miserable x

  32. 9th January 2017 / 11:11 pm

    Sorry to hear about your daughter & her struggles. Hope 2017 is better for all of you xx

    • admin
      10th January 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Thank you, we are seeing a new consultant in February and hoping he can help her x

  33. 11th January 2017 / 9:30 pm

    I love reading other people’s goals for the year. I hope 2017 brings you plenty of joy, and healthy recovery for your little one.

    • admin
      12th January 2017 / 12:18 pm

      I love reading them as well, thank you I hope 2017 is a good year for you too x

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