Goals for 2014



1. the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.
2. an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
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Since I’ve been doing Wellness Wednesday videos over on youtube, it was only natural that I chose WELLNESS as my word for 2014. Suffering with arthritis and other odd ailments, I’d like to make this year the one I end feeling so much better and put all my pain behind me. I actually started my wellness journey in mid Oct, so I got a bit of headstart by losing 6kg and feeling a whole lot healthier. But I still need to try and determine what (if anything) triggers the arthritis pain and other odd stomach issues I’ve been having.

What wellness means to me:

– feeling physically good & able to do anything I want to

– being active every day and fit & strong enough to live the life I want

– being happy within myself

– feeding my body good, nutritious food that will not only help me on the path to wellness, but keep me there

– taking time for me, relaxing and partaking in my hobbies


Goals for 2014


* Spend time of smashbooks/scrapbooking every week

* Keep up to date with my photobooks (and catch up on the missed ones)

* Work more on Youtube & my blog – try to get into a routine for uploading/posting

* Read for 30mins most days (from books/magazines)

* Learn not to take on/do so much that I feel overwhelmed

* Develop a pedicure ritual/routine (instead of painting nails)

* Go to the beach at least once a month

* More ME time



* Continue eating a low processed sugar/ vegetarian/ plant based diet

* Make one new meal/dish and one new snack/treat each week

* Walk most days with the dogs

* Strength training 3 times & yoga 2 times a week

* Focus on wellness

* Take a yoga class

* Attend a health/wellness retreat/day spa (finances allowing)

* To slowly but surely lose about 12 kg



* Stick to our new budget

* Develop & maintain new daily routine

* Develop & maintain new cleaning routine

* Declutter & organise all rooms/areas of the home  and maintain



* Meet up with a friend at least twice a month

* Family time every weekend

* 2 out of home “dates” with Kevin each month

* Special time with both girls (seperately) at least once a month

* Family holiday in Sept/Oct – where will depend on finances



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