Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 - The year of ME!

Last year was so up and down that I decided this year I want to make it about me. Reinventing myself, following my heart and basically just trying to make life for my family and I better.

Christmas Eve morning I dyed my hair since my husband had been asking me for a while to go blonder (I am blonde, but this is REALLY blonde!) See...

And it's funny, because that small change made such a difference. I felt better about myself, my husband loves it and I got loads of compliments on it. It made me realise I need to take more time out to do things like this for myself.

I have been 'trying' to lose weight all year. I had not fully committed myself though, well not as much as I could have. I did lose weight, but nowhere near what I wanted and I finished the year lighter than I started, but not the lightest I have been all year.

Upon reflection of this year I realised the reason I had not achieved some of the things I set out to do in 2011 (including the weight loss) was that I did not put myself first.

I have been so focused on finishing renovations, work and my kids (not that the focus on children is a bad thing) that I sort of neglected myself.

So for 2012 I want to do more for me.

This will include:
- Regular hair/beauty treatments. I do it myself, but never book the time with myself.
- Regular exercise. With daylight savings and finer weather I can get out and do more. I have already started walking more and doing some exercise at home.
- Complete some bucket list things. I want to travel a lot, but have not done anywhere near the amount of travel I would like, so I am looking at how I can change this.
- Focus on health. I want to switch to organic products, including food for the whole family.

What is your focus for 2012?

1 comment:

  1. I need to do regular eyebrow plucking!! I looked in the mirror the other day and saw it was in desperate need of a pluck! I also need to start exercising. Hoping to sort out the wii fit and zumba this weekend!
    The rest is all lil squirts focus! Toilet Training, learning the abcs/123s and feeding them healthier meals.