New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

1. Losing Weight

I’d love to know how many people make this as one of their New Year Resolutions.  I’ve lost count how many years I’ve said that and stuck to it.  The only time I reached that goal was when I took part in The Fast Fix using Exante meal replacement products.  As said in my previous post I’ve had a bit of a break from dieting, counting calories, etc over the past six months for various reasons.

To be honest, I’m sick to death of chocolate and the indulgences you have over Christmas; I feel yuck, bloated, sluggish actually I feel like a slug!  I actually can’t wait until New Years Day to get stuck in with my shakes – I’ve actually really missed them.  If it was up to me I’d start them now but I know readers are taking part from New Years Day so I will be joining them with their journey.

I will be doing a variety of posts to help motivate.  I had a lot on my old website but because of the computer hacker, I lost so much work.  But I’m going to think of it as a fresh start.  So if you want to join me please do.  If you are doing the Exante diet please click here to visit their site.  They have various offers on and there is also my exclusive code of TRACEY35 to get 35% off your shop.

2. Walking The Dog For Longer

My second resolution is to take Harvey Houdini, my trusty canine sidekick, on longer walks.  This is for two reasons it’s good for him and it will be good for me.  Exercise even 30 minutes a day (which can even be two lots of 15 minutes)  It’s the total that is important.  So if you have a dog and you walk him or her once change it to twice.  If you already do it twice do each one for 5 minutes longer etc.

Harvey Houdini

Those minutes quickly add up and also being out in nature and some sun or fresh air works wonders.  If you did watch The Fast Fix you might remember the effect of 5 minutes gentle walking every hour had absolutely amazing effects on lowering our blood sugar.

2. Successful Business

I decided to change my direction in life in 2018.  Sick and tired of working in an office for someone else I decided to re-train and work for myself.  This is one of the best decisions I have ever made.  I’m doing what I love every single day and also get to meet some amazing people along the way.

So hopefully by this time next year, I will have a full client list.  I am now a qualified complementary therapist so I provide Reiki treatments, reflexology, aromatherapy, and massage.  I am also currently on a Level 3 nail technician course so that I can provide manicures, pedicures and nail enhancements.

I have a business website which you can find here.  My daughter has also taken her first step into her business and has become a micro-blading technician and you can find her business page here.  One day it would be nice to have our own clinic to work from.  Maybe that can be next year’s resolution.

3. House De-Clutter

As if I’ve not got enough to do already I need to add de-clutter the house on the list definitely.  I can’t believe how much junk I seem to collect and struggle to throw away.  I need a serious de-clutter.  The last time I did it I felt as if I had a great weight lifted off my shoulders.  It might be easier with a flame thrower but it needs doing.  I’d hire a skip but I know the cheeky bastards on my street would fill it when I was asleep so it might be a man and a van job.  Either way, it’s getting done.  Then next it will be re-decorating; can’t wait for that (not).

4.  Publish the Poetry Anthology

I am in the process of putting together an anthology; a collection of poems written by people who suffer from mental health and also by the loved ones of people that suffer.  This is to raise awareness.  The title of the book will be called “A Darker Shade of Blue”.  I would also like to set up a social enterprise or not-for-profit organisation to provide complementary therapies to people in emotional crisis.

God this list could go on forever.  Maybe my next post will be a 2020 “to-do list”.

For everyone who has made some resolutions good luck and please feel free to share some with us.

Tracey xXx

Clouds Have Silver Linings

Day 1 of the new blog, brighter, fresher, more streamlined and definitely more me.

Now yesterday if you had said clouds have silver linings to me you may have ended up with a black eye.  Well you wouldn’t because I’m not violent but you may have received a virtual one.  I lost all my 3 years of blog posts literally overnight.  Now yes I was devasted but.. after another stressfull morning of setting up my new sites and hackers trying again to get in I’m feeling much more positive.

I have redesigned and streamlined and threw security at it from all directions.  I’ve backed up and tweaked and ummed and arghed, scratched my head – lots!   But I think the basics have now nearly been accomplished.  

As I said to someone this morning as the saying goes, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” well I am coming out the other end as the “Hulk” complete with ripped trousers.  And as my mate Del Boy says, “He who dares; wins!”

One thing I have learnt in life is to let go.  To let go of anger, resentment, guilt and to forgive.  It’s the only way you can move forward and stay healthy and sane at the same time.

So the new blog is I guess a bit of a fresh start.  I’ve learnt a lot over the past three years and I’ve learnt a fair bit about what makes a good blog post and article.  I’m going to be focussing a lot more on health and wellness, healthy diets including keto diets, recipes, creativity, things going on in the world or in my little bit of the world etc.  Hopefully too more interaction with my readers and a lot more campaigning for mental health awareness and also the charity/foundation that I am wanting to set up.  I also want to get some more books done.  So all in all it’s going to be a jam packed year.  

Next week, just to add a little bit more pressure I have my first Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology exam so this weekend will mostly consist of revision, revision and more revision.


So time for a well earned cuppa and a keto peanut cookie.

Back tomorrow 


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