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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?

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  1. 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

    1. 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

    1. 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

  2. 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

    1. 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

  3. 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 😉

    1. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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!

    1. 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

    1. 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

  6. 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!

    1. 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

    1. 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

    1. 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

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