New Year, Fresh Start

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Almost a whole month of 2013 has gone already. I think the time goes faster as I get older. But here I am, and I still (almost) remember how to blog.
This month has been a whirlwind of new schedules, ideas, renovations and preparations. We transformed our dark guest room into a light and airy school room. I’ve been prepping and organising my schedule ready to begin homeschooling in the next couple of weeks. My little girl who was a baby not so long ago has lost two teeth and is ready for kindy. Wow.
So far I’ve been successful in sticking with my New Years resolutions, although I’m not calling them resolutions, I’m scared of that term, as it sounds too committed. Mine are just ‘goals’ this year. I’m pretty sure they’re actually the same thing when it ones down to it but the word goals sounds better to me. Less of a failure if I don’t make it…
Anyway, I decided this year is going to be a more fit and healthy year for me. I’ve started a run training app and I’ve just completed my fourth week. I’m not loving the actuality of getting up early and pushing my body to it’s limit first thing in the morning but I can already see that I’ve improved and it’s exciting to be getting fitter and to be able to go further each week.
I’ve also started a bible in a year reading plan, which I’m actually loving. I chose a chronological one, and decided to do it over two years, but so far I’ve found it manageable enough to keep up with the one year plan. I’m using this app.
Apart from that I’ve been making lots of bread using this awesome recipe as well as lots of other scrummy things in the kitchen, and then, killing myself while I try not to eat them, because this is my healthy year!
Anyway, I think that’s our 2013 in a nutshell. I hope you are enjoying your new year and fresh start as I am!

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13 thoughts on “New Year, Fresh Start

  1. Bethany says:

    I’m so with you in regard to the New Year’s resolutions/goals thing. Goals sound way more manageable. I loved reading your update. I’ve been off cardio for about a month and I did my first big workout for the year. The crazy thing about exercise is the more hideous you feel while doing it the better you feel afterwards. We’ll have to share running stories next time we catch up. πŸ™‚ I hope Miss A. enjoys her first year of school. πŸ™‚

  2. Catherine says:

    Lovely to read your update. Never a dull moment at your place.

  3. Good for you Andrea! I do like the running programs, although I keep hurting things and having to stop πŸ˜‰ I’m going for a gym option at the moment instead…
    2013 is off to a pretty good start for us, although I don’t feel like I’ve fully gotten into a routine yet. Things are still a bit all over the place, but I’m working on it! I’m about to start the Hello Mornings Challenge. Have you heard of it? Are you interested in doing it together? It’s like a Bible study accountability thingo. I realise you’re not on FB, but that’s most likely where the group will be based, but of course you can still join in.
    Lots of love to your gorgeous family! Hope the homeschooling year goes off to a great start – you’re amazing.
    Hope to see you soon x

  4. PS that bread is amazing huh! I love making it, except now I’m on a gluten free diet and haven’t found a good recipe yet…

  5. Danielle says:

    Yay blog! Yay photo! Yay resolutions!
    (because they totally ARE resolutions)

  6. abbiemt says:

    Loved reading this post and hearing how your New Year has been! SO many happy, lovely things! x

  7. Carla says:

    Lovely to read what you’ve been up to – the light, airy school room sounds awesome, and I’m sure you’re going to be a great home-school-mum! πŸ™‚ The exercise sounds great too…. maybe one day I’ll join you…. I have NO energy at the moment! I’m inspired to make that bread though…. xo

  8. Meaghan says:

    I’m gonna check out that running app. And the Bible app. And the bread recipe. They all sound amazing! I’m glad you have a fresh school room πŸ™‚ x

  9. Lauren says:

    So lovely to see an update! That photo is just gorgeous! I’m a bit jealous that you’re beating me with the running app πŸ™‚

  10. I think I knew most of this but it was still really lovely to come here and find a new blog post πŸ™‚ More, more!

  11. Anastasia says:

    I am just so, so excited to hear every little detail of Amelia’s schooling. I hope you are all enjoying it immensely!

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