First things first – a humungous, heartfelt Happy New Year to every single person reading this! I sincerely hope that 2014 is a brilliant year for you, you wonderful human being. Yes, you!
As some of you will remember from last year, I like to do a yearly ‘goals’ post come the 1st of January. I just had a look over my one for 2013, and I’m pleased to say that I have fulfilled (or at least worked towards) most of the goals on that list. OK, so I’m not a famous presenter yet, but I was under no illusions that that kind of thing happens overnight. Hand on heart, I could have probably put more time into that goal last year, but I actually ended up focussing on other goals that made me very happy.
One of those was the secret project I mentioned – yes, I spent most of the year doing it and it’s not quite finished! But hopefully it will be soon. I can categorically say I am fitter and healthier than this time last year, possibly more so than ever before in my life, and I have definitely tried to stay truer to myself. That’s 2013 rounded up – let’s move on to goals for 2014!
Make 2014 even better than 2013
This is my one and only official ‘New Year’s Resolution’ every single year. I don’t like to make resolutions as such, as I believe that if you’re going to make a big change you’ll do it at the right time, but I think this is general enough to work as one. I had some brilliant times in 2013 – I moved in with Tiz, visited Paris for the first time, was nominated for a Cosmo Blog Award. But I feel that 2014 has even bigger and better things to offer. I’m excited!
Bring the ‘Top Secret Project’ to you all!
Ok, I know I’m being so annoying about this, but I still can’t talk too much about it! As I’m writing this, I’ve been working on this project for 1 year and 3 months, and it’s almost finished. Almost. Please bear with me on this one – it has to be just right!
Conquer the fears that hold me back
Yes, that sounds a bit dramatic *cue thunderous music*. But on a serious note, there are a couple of things in my life that have restricted me in recent years, and I want to get rid of them for good. One of them is my relatively newly discovered fear of flying – I had never been scared of planes until one slightly turbulent flight that really shook me. I am planning a trip to a hypnotherapist to see what can be done, as I want to see the world without having to drink 6 cocktails before stepping on the plane!
Another is my irrational and limiting obsession with checking things. Plugs, switches, radiators, locks…the list goes on. It’s silly and incredibly frustrating. Again, I am looking into ways to get this sorted out – the sooner the better!
I’m also due to do a bungee jump early this year! It was a Christmas present from Tiz, and although I was terrified at first I’m actually looking forward to it. Do one thing every day that scares you, they say… quite!
Be the best version of myself
This is actually a line I’ve borrowed from my hero, Jillian Michaels, and although I think it’s a great rule in general I’m applying it to health and fitness in this case. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in, but I don’t ever want to be complacent. My goals have shifted from wanting to lose weight to wanting tone and definition, even muscles (when it comes to abs!). I’d love to run a 10K for the Race For Life this year, up from 5K last July, and myself and my friend Emily are looking into a mini Triathalon. Fitness, and healthy eating, are now huge parts of my life and I want to improve all the time.
YouTube and Blogging
All I have to say on this front is – more of it! I want to try and make the BEST videos I can, and post more frequently on my blog. If you guys have any requests or suggestions for videos/posts, please do let me know!
Thank you to everyone who has supported me in any way during 2013, I love and appreciate you all. Here’s to a ridiculously amazing 2014!