New Year, New Goals

by - Friday, January 09, 2015

An official Happy New Year to you guys !!!
It has been quite a busy first week of 2015.

I want to apologize for my absence but to be honest I delayed this update for so long because I wanted to do a vlog. Yes, try to believe that! hahahaha I kind of came over the whole fear of it and figure if I continue it I would eventually become more comfortable, of course time was too short, so I promise next time. :)

So for the season I worked my butt off and then spent the remaining of the year in our sister island Tobago. Always such a beautiful getaway!

2015 has now graced us and so many people are using this ''New year, New me' term. We can be so 50/50 when we hear it but it is a new year to do things differently. A clean slate as some would say. A start over.
For me, I finally took the courage and switched gyms. The one I chose is in the same proximity, a whole lot bigger, cleaner and better equipment. There is an upstairs with a spinn room, a Trx / yoga room and a space where you can do abs, kickboxing, etc. however the fee is a lot more than I use to pay but it does includes all the classes which I end up doing elsewhere so in the end it works out. :)
With a new gym also came new goals, which was in my mind a package ! Lol  I started eating vegan again. I was vegan since 2004 and became vegetarian in 2012. So now, that I am back on track I have started calculating my daily macros and bought a food scale. Which also means I have been cooking a lot more. So exciting !!! :)

I also find writing in a daily planner helps and was really interested in the Erin Condren daily planner but it ran too expensive for me.... I've also started writing down how much money I spend a month so I can control that too. Just cause you don't feel it everyday, doesn't mean it doesn't add up. And when I already calculated how much I have spent in groceries alone was a big pocket hitter. So yes ! Saving saving saving and being so much more aware of daily spending. :)

[Photo Update]
So yes, new changes this year but all positive. :)

I hope the first week of 2015 has been beautiful for you!
Tell me about it. :)

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14 comments

  1. Louann, I love your goals... I REALLY need to write down the money I spend as I want to save some and I never seem to be able to do it... I know it would shock me to see the money I spend on food...

    As for spending the little more on the gym, I think it is great if all that you want from it is included... I can't swing the gym right now so I have conditioned myself to walk outside even if it is cold, once I get going I warm up quite fast... I am going for a 5k walk this afternoon. My New Years goal is No Excuses... I need that plastered everywhere, I am great at coming up with excuses... I am changing that now.

    Thank you so much for your kind comment, I have missed you, I figured you were busy... it is so nice to see you back xox <3

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  2. Happy new year! I agree, saving can be so hard, especially when you aren't spending money on frivolous things, but the necessary ones like groceries...

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  3. I know what you mean, although I'm not a fan of hearing 'new year, new me', your version of 'new me, new goals' is much more appealing! Good luck with your gym change - I've seen your improved nutrition on your Instagram and was sending good vibes your way haha :) Also, you looked beautiful in that black lace insert dress by the way!!

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  4. I'm always debating on a vlog, & of course, all of my favorite ones include me in the least desirable light! lol. Happy New Year Dear! Perhaps seeing your vid will give me the courage. (:

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  5. Wonderful pictures! I love the goals!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  6. Love the pics. Great goals!

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  7. Your new gym sounds lovely!
    Happy, happy 2015!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. A bit late but still a Very Good New Year! :) Your goals sound great!

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  9. Happy New Year! It sounds like you have been getting organised for this new year with your plans and goals. I too have been taking a break but I'm ready now to get back into a routine and start posting again very soon!

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  10. Beautiful pictures hun...love that pic of your face. Wish I could be in Tobago right now!

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  11. A happy new year to you too love! Hope it's been great so far! Your changes sound awesome - so great to have such positivity in your life xx

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  12. Awesome shots, dear! Here's wishing you the best of 2015! xoxo

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