Sunday, 22 January 2017

2017 Aspirations


I blogged yesterday about my 2016 Reflections so now I wanted to talk through what I hope to achieve in 2017.

2017 Goals:

Learn to drive and pass my driving test - Following on from my last post, I did attempt this in 2016 but it didn't work out unfortunately but I'm back to try again this year. My intensive driving course and practical test is booked so let's do this!

Lose more weight and get fit - I want to focus on eating a lot healthier this year. I managed to get by last year counting calories but if I'm honest, I ate a lot of bad foods, I just got away with it because of portion sizes etc. I've also had way too many colds/flu in the last year so it's time to feed my body the nutrition it deserves. I want to get back in the gym as I haven't been since Christmas Eve and I think I want to focus a lot more on resistance training. Ideally I'm looking to lose around 20lbs or so and get fit! I've teamed up with a like-minded buddy and we've set ourselves a challenge for the next few months so I'm sure that will help boost me towards my target.

Be more selective with my shopping - I'm a huge shopaholic and I don't want to stop buying things but I do want to try and be more selective with what I buy. I need to stop buying things on a whim and stick to wishlists to make sure I'm buying something I really want. This will help me achieve some of the other goals that follow.

Go to New York - I've been saying for years and years that I want to go to New York. I think this is finally the year to do it. I'm not going to book anything yet but I'm doing my research. Any tips you can offer on hotels, locations, places to go, etc would be extremely useful!

Maybe go to London - I've still NEVER been to London! How crazy is that? If I can, I'd like to have a trip to London. I guess this depends on how my saving/shopping is going but I'd love to finally go this year.

Any other travel - I'd kind of like a European holiday as well as my trip to New York but I do have some credit card debt to pay off on top of my other goals, so obviously this takes priority but if I could fit in a few holidays this year, it would be perfect. I'd love to try and use more of my money for travel instead of mindless shopping!

Start saving towards a car - Hopefully I'll pass my driving test this year and whilst I can share my husband's car, I'd ultimately want my own car! Any savings I can put in this fund will be a bonus and my aim is probably to buy the car in 2018.

Blog/YouTube more - As you can see, I've got a lovely new blog header designed by Emmy's Beauty Cave and a new blog template by Pipdig, so I do have the best intentions to blog more regularly this year. Not only do I love talking about beauty and have a lot of stuff I could be writing about, I think it will fill in my time more so that I'm not just going to town every weekend spending money! I started off this year with my first YouTube video in over a year too. It's a Sephora Haul if you fancy watching it. I definitely want to try and film regularly too so any suggestions for videos you would like to see would be fab.

Here's to a positive 2017 where we can smash all of our goals and most importantly just be happy!

What are you hoping to achieve in 2017?
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