Last years resolutions. How did I do?

So at the start of this year I made a list of my New Years Resolutions. I have to admit I haven't been looking back at this list very often and there are aspects of the list that I could of tried harder at but let's have a see, how did I do?

Family time.
Now Nick, Noah and I are a family I want to make sure we spend a lot of quality time together especially now while Noah is young. As he get's a little older and more aware I want to take him to the zoo and the sealife centre. I'm so excited to be able to do things as a proper little family.

- I think we've done good with this! Noah has been to the zoo and the Sealife Centre so that's great. We do have a lot of family time and every weekend we try to get out and do something, even if it's just for a nice country walk. Now that he is getting older and enjoying things more it's a lot more exciting taking him out to new places. I want to take him to the zoo again soon because he would be so much more aware now that he's older and he loves animals. 

Mummy and Daddy time
If you are a parent you will know that as soon as your little bundle of joy arrives there is a lot less time spent with your significant other. Although I see Nick every single day sometimes I miss him because we don't have that quality time together anymore as our focus is on our son. At least once a week I want to snuggle up on the sofa and watch a film together and at least once a month I want to have a date night with Nick where we go out and enjoy one another's company.  

- Ooops. This is certainly something that we haven't stuck to. We've not really had a "date night" but we have managed to go to the cinema twice in a year. Nothing to scream from the rafters about though. We love going out as family and we always feel strange when Noah isn't with us but we do need to make a few changes. In 2015 I hope we make more time for just Mummy and Daddy.

Diet - Join Slimming world
I was heavier than I would of liked to of been before I was even pregnant so of course going through pregnancy too I have a lot of weight to lose. The last time I was weighed was at my 12 week scan and I didn't even ask what I weighed as I didn't want to frighten myself. We don't actually have any scales in our house but I know I need to bite the bullet and see how much I weigh. I feel like I could lose about 2 stone. So I have a long long way to go. 

- Epic fail. I'm so embarrased. I joined Slimming World for a couple of months and did really well by losing a stone. I then noticed myself losing interest and motivation and I've put that stone back on and more. I so wish I could stick to it, maybe in 2015?

Excersise - Be more active.
I just want to be more active on a whole. I don't mean go full throttle working out every day cause lets face it I have a baby and don't get much sleep so at the moment that won't be feasible. Perhaps in a few months down the line I may join a gym but at the moment I just want to get out the house and go for long walks with Noah in the pram. This will be more appealing when the weather picks up a bit. 

- Another fail. Just like with Slimming World I was becoming more active and then just lost motivation yet again. I think as we had many distractions this year with the renovations that I just kinda got side tracked and lazy

Holiday - First family holiday.
Nick and I love going abroad and our home away from home is Alcudia in Majorca. We didn't go away in 2013 as I was pregnant. It was the first time in years we didn't go on holiday, we really missed it. This year we want to take Noah on his first holiday, which is so exciting. Probably back to Majorca knowing us! 

- This makes me sad because we couldn't afford to take Noah on his first holiday abroad this year because of other financial commitments (see below!) I really hope that we can take him on his first holiday in 2015 but it's not looking likely.

Mortgage - Buy our own home.
In 2013 we were accepted for a mortgage but we just need to now decide where we want to live and find the home that is right for us. We are getting there with our deposit but by the end of 2014 I hope we are in our very own home or atleast on our way to that goal. We are currently looking through various estate agents to find the perfect family home because now we have a baby it's time to start building a foundation for us as a family. 

- Well I feel a little better about all the resolutions that I didn't stick to or couldn't do this year now that I read this. We were able to buy our first home this year and that is one amazing and huge step. 

Savings - Pennies make pounds.
Nick and I are dreadful when it comes to spending. We waste so much money and really need to learn how to budget better. Our savings would look a lot more attractive right now if we weren't throwing money down the drain left, right and center. We spend way too much money on meals out and takeaways. I aim to put a little bit more money away into our savings each month.  

- It's safe to say we now have no savings because all of our money was put towards our mortgage deposit and home renovation. Every single penny we have has been invested in the house. That being said we haven't budgeted well at all this year and considering how I chose not to go back to work this is something I need to look at going forward.

Wedding - Make plans.
We have been engaged for a few years now and haven't talked in depth about our wedding as of yet. We've always been preoccupied with moving house, new jobs, redundancy, pregnancy and now a baby. This year I want to atleast start discussing our wedding plans and begin saving up. 2015 wedding? Who knows!

- Wedding? What wedding. No talk of a wedding this year but I think we would of had to of won the lottery to be able to afford a house and a wedding too. 

How did you do with your New Years Resolutions? 


  1. Oh this is why I don't like making resolutions, the ones you don't or couldn't stick to just make you feel sad. Huge congrats again for buying and renovating the house. You have a happy home and a beautiful family. You don't need much else. Think of January as a clean slate, throw resolutions out and just do what makes you happy one day at a time. Happy New Year lovely x

  2. Nice that you thought through various aspects of your life, and reviewed outcomes later. Allows us all to Develop if we assess. Plan, implement and evaluate. Best Wishes for Future.

    Rachel Craig