Friday, 1 January 2016

2016 Goals

2015 has definitely had it's ups and downs. A few highlights were trips to Glasgow and Edinburgh, a family wedding in Essex, two trips to London and seeing Savage Beauty at the V&A, being chosen as an SFN ambassador and buying our first house! At the start of 2015 I set myself 6 goals. Here's how I got on...

  • Get more organised with my wedding planning!
    I  said yes to the dress! This year we've found the bridesmaid dresses, a cake supplier, stationary designer and I'm in the process of booking a make-up artist, so you could say I'm getting there.
  • Pass my driving test.
    I started lessons in August but with the way my days off are I only manage two or three a month. After my bank balance recovers from Christmas I'm going to go ahead and book my test.
  • Maintain my body fat at less than 20% - reach 18%!
    I did it! On 17th December the scales finally said 18.1%! This is a constant battle for me that I don't think will ever end. I put on about a stone in a month from comfort eating & had to start wearing my old size 12 work clothes and even they were tight! I'm ending the year on a high though - I'm seeing numbers on the scales that I haven't seen in years, but more importantly my size 10s are loose!
  • Keep lifting heavier weights. (12kg kettlebell, maybe?)
    I got a 12kg kettlebell from Gordon for my birthday. I've been struggling with lifting heavier lately but I'm putting it down to the massive drop in calories. My 12kg is used for swings, squats and big compound movements but I drop to an 8kg for things like single arm tricep extensions!
  • Run as many races as possible and beat my previous times.
    I took part in the Ythan Challenge and the Banchory Beast race - didn't beat my time but there's always next year!
  • Raise money for a worthy cause.
    I used the races as a way to raise money for SAMH - The Scottish Association for Mental Health. I raised £577 - as a team we raised £2607! You can read about our fundraising here.


I'm so excited for 2016 - we can finally say we get married THIS year! There's still so much planning to do but I'm looking forward to it. Here's a few things I intend to do over the next 366 days:
  1. Get married! 
  2. Pass my driving test.
  3. Survive Tough Mudder and complete every single obstacle.
  4. Reach Bronze ambassador status for SFN Expo. (Use SFNAM25 for 10% off tickets!)
  5. Master pull ups!
  6. Abs for Christmas!
I love hearing what everyone has planned for the year ahead, looking forward to lots of New Year's resolution posts! Whatever you intend on doing for the next year, I hope you have a happy and healthy 2016 full of love, laughter and carbs.

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