Sunday, 18 December 2016

Goodbye 2016...

'Can you believe how fast this year has gone?' Oh I think I must say this every damn year. Yet here we all are again claiming how fast the year went, scramming over the 'new year, new me' shizzle and promising ourselves the next year will be better than the last. Yep, here we are again. 

It makes me laugh actually, I've never truly lived by the New Year 'lets set a load of goals, start fresh and smash the year' type thing. I mean if you're unhappy with something, change it now. If you have some goals, start them now. Oh and the fact we have no clue whatsoever what the next 12 months will bring. Well ... Certainly not in my life... it's a roller coaster and half. 

However it seems last year I did actually write a few things down I wanted to do over the 2016 period. Oh how ironic. I did kinda forget but it seemed only right I review and see, did I actually achieve these (subconsciously...) 

1. Practise & get better at yoga 

Since begging yoga at the start of the year I basically do it every day. It's become part of my life. I feel like it helps my mind, body and soul more than anything really has. Each morning I'll do a couple of sun salutations to boost up my energy. Sometimes I'll carry out a whole hour on my mat going through a flow and poses. Starting my day this way it's by far the most satisfying and calming way. Along with constantly flowing, I've also been practising some more inversions and harder poses recently. It's my goal to carry on this through to next year, I'm determined to hold a forearm stand.

2. Look after myself 

For years I'd damaged and punished my body. I'd not really thought about myself as a person and how much danger I was actually putting myself in. At the start of this year I vowed to myself I was going to start looking after my body in the way it should be, I wanted to begin and heal the years and years of damage I had done. And this year I feel like I have. I've educated myself in so many ways regarding my health, nutrition, fitness which has helped me in the process. I've also tried being a little kinder to myself. We aren't perfect and not every day is going to be the same. It's about listening to your body and respecting what it wants.

3. Make more vegetarian/vegan recipes 

Well well well. I think I certainly accomplished this one, haha. As this year I have fully transitioned to Vegan. Every single meal I make is now Vegan and I've even encouraged everyone around me including friends and family to enjoy the recipes I make! (Vegan twix bars! ultimate fave!)

4. Get more tattoos 

This time last year I was actually getting my very first tattoo.... and here I am one year later 10 tats down and starting a sleeve. So yepp..... haha. What I'm most happy about thought is all of the tattoos I've had done all have a full meaning behind them. I am going to write a full blog post about this!

5. Organise myself more 

I've always been an organised little thing. I remember though at the start of this year, I was feeling soooo disorganised. I vowed to myself that I was going to get myself a little more organised. I can't technically say I've been the most organised all of the year... we aren't perfect, okay... I have imrpoved towards the end of the year however. I've got really organised in terms of blogging and work. But hey there is always next year!

6. Be happy & healthy 

One of the biggest goals and one I was to always stick to for as long as I live. Happiness and health. Two things that impact and connect with each other so much. With health comes happiness and with happiness comes health. This year like with looking after myself more I've focused fully on my own health. I'm really proud on how far I've actually come with that. Along with this I've focused on finding more positives within my thoughts, life and self. I've tried replacing negative views and thoughts constantly with a positive. So far so good and I want to continue to do this!

Overall It's been one hell of a year. There's always ups and downs but I feel like I've grown so much as a person and achieved more than I ever thought I would. As the year has come to an end I've found myself more grateful than I've ever been. Anyway, see ya later 2016. Here's to another 365 days of laughter, crazy workouts, lots of tears, yummy food and god knows what...