Yes, I am sure most of your favourite blogs have also been doing a ‘What are my goals’ posts and here’s mine….I never said I was original.
I havent blogged for a while and that’s one of the things I plan on changing in 2017. So let’s get to it, these are my five personal goals I have for 2017.
- Spend time as a family.
At the beginning of 2016, we set out a plan of things to do that year and we didn’t get them all done. In 2017 I want to do as much as we can as a family. Every time I look at my boys and how much they have grown recently, it scares me how fast time is going. I need to enjoy them whilst they are small enough to have to spend time with dad because before long they will want to spend more time with friends and not their old man.
- Lose some weight.
I know, I know, I’ve blogged about it before but hopefully this time will be different. A few years ago, I lost 4 stone (About 56lbs) but I have managed to put most of that back on and recently I have really started to feel it. A combination of weight gain and age has really made my body feel tired and broken. I not only WANT to lose weight, I NEED to.
- Help my wife lose weight.
This sounds odd I know but even though my wife has done an amazing job losing weight already (She also lost over 3.5 stone but kept it off) and I love every bit of her, I know she wants to lose more and just like our parenting, we work well as a team. So, if I can help her by sticking to my weight loss then she can achieve her targets too and in turn help me achieve mine.
- Get a tattoo.
I have been droning on about getting a tattoo for years. Most of my friends have them and I have wanted to get one for a long time, but I want to get something that means something. I was friends with a guy many moons ago and he got a dancing devil when he was 18. I am sure he regrets it to this day. I have some ideas but need someone with talent to put them together. Any inspiration or examples of your own tattoos will be appreciated. Stick them in the comments or send me them on twitter.
- Don’t be so hard on myself.
I have always been the most imperfect perfectionist I know. By that I mean that whatever I do (Which admittedly isn’t a lot), I try to do to a high standard as possible. (I can picture my wifes confused look as she reads this). For example, when I diet, if I don’t lose a ton of weight fast, I feel deflated and give up because I think if I can’t achieve it, I may aswell give up. When I am at work, if everything doesn’t go perfectly it bothers me, even when it isn’t my responsibility. Like many parents when my kids do something they shouldn’t I look at myself and wonder what I did wrong or what I could be doing better, when in reality it’s probably nothing to do with anything I or my wife has done.
So there you have it. My 5 personal goals for 2017. Some of them overlap and some of them won’t be achievable, but if I don’t manage to achieve some of them well I will have to achieve number 5 and cut myself some slack.
What are your goals for 2017, personal or otherwise? What were your goals in 2016 and did you achieve them?
For some 2016 was a crappy year, for me personally it was pretty damn good. My kids are healthy, life is cruising along great and hopefully that will continue into 2017.
Thanks for reading.