Five things for 2017

I know it doesn’t really mean anything at all but I can’t help it, the New Year just brings so much hope for me and I really like setting myself little goals while I’m in my ‘fresh  start’ mindset.

It seems (if I go by social media) that self improvement is so uncool in 2017 and we should be carrying on as we always have and not giving a jot about our waistline or lack of time to ourselves or drinking habits which is fab if you are happy with all those things, but I’m not!

So numero 1!

Finally, lose this extra stone and get fitter. I’ve done it before and I can do it again. I’ll probably share lots of my tips and tricks on here, Facebook and Instagram if you are on a similar health kick and want a buddy!


Stop yelling. This is probably going to be the toughest as I am so loud all the time but it needs to stop. I shout at everyone and I’m sure life would be so much calmer if I toned it down a bit. I’m also hoping that it has a knock on effect on the little ones and they stop shouting too!


Stop drinking so much. I drink too much, most nights. That’s not good for me and I can really see the difference the morning after if I don’t drink. Even one small glass of wine means I wake up feeling groggy and with less patience. I actually find it hard to believe there was a time I didn’t drink, but as with weight loss, I’ve done it before I can do it again.


I will not be a maid. I do almost everything in the house and day to day I really don’t mind it, it’s the routine we are in and we tick along quite nicely but I’m not the only person able to turn the washing machine on or see there’s a sink full of dishes. I want the kids to grow up in a home where everyone mucks in and helps out. I feel a spreadsheet coming on!


Put more into this here blog. More time, more thought, more effort.

I don’t know if I will achieve all these things but going into this new year with a new outlook feels really positive and I’m actually a little bit excited to get the ball rolling.

Do you have any goals for 2017?

Nat Halfpenny

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