18 in 2018. My personal goals.

A list of 18 goals / to do’s / wishes / actions / (call it what you like) for my 2018.

1) Gain some lost muscle back.

I was so slack in the resistance training department in 2017. I’m sure I have lost some lean muscle. It’s time to get it back.

I commit to doing at least 2 x week, full body resistance training sessions.

Ideally I would LOVE to find a gym buddy to weight train with. I enjoy cardio by myself with something to listen to in my earphones, but with my resistance training, I love to do it with a friend. When I look back on my past, I was in the best shape when I had a weights buddy.

Oh and just to clarify. Gaining muscle does not equate to a bulky look. I simply want to regain a firmer look and feel that I had a few years back. Regular resistance training is the best way to achieve this. 

  • January – 2 measly gym sessions done 🙁 . No gym buddy found. Too busy moving house (excuses, excuses) 
  • February  – Regular weights sessions completed this month. Yay. No big changes to how I look or feel as yet, but I know building muscle is a long term game. And I am certainly taking the long and slow turtle approach 
  • March and April = fail. My heart just isn’t in it. I’m letting this one go for a while, instead of beating myself up with guilt and force. I will re-address it later in the year. Spring-time sounds good. 

2) Continue doing fun, active stuff.

Golf lessons and games, regular hikes with friends, bike riding, swimming in my new pool, morning walks, etc.

  • January  – walks, swims, golf (even got a new set of clubs). No hikes or bike rides as yet.
  • February  – golf lessons continuing. I am also participating in a fitness class once a week and loving it. I really enjoy being a participant again. Turning my brain off and simply following instructions. Pushing my body a bit harder than I would on my own. Morning walks as always. Some swims too. (By “swim” I mean splashing around, not doing laps) 
  • March and April – Sublime point stairs numerous times. 5km Park run a few times. Mt Annan Botanical gardens walk too. Yay. 
First 5km Park run with my friend Billie

3) Regular creative classes

Painting, jewellery making and simply keeping an eye out for new creative learnings that take my fancy.

I did some creative classes in 2017, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I would like to continue and do even more.

  • January  – nothing to report. 🙁 
  • February – Attended a beaded jewellery class at The Bead Room Chipping Norton. I am also enjoying decorating my new house. Simply pottering around and moving items here or there. It really is the little things in life that make me happy. 
February beading class

  • March and April – beading, crocheting (the poncho that I started last Winter might be finished by this Winter. 😉 

4) Move house and decorate it

We are moving house in January 2018 (same suburb). I am so looking forward to de-cluttering and living in a new, clean, clear, fresh space.

Confession – – I used to love to keep my house nicely decorated and clear, but I let that slip whilst living in my house that needed major renovations and was cluttered with too much stuff.

I am really excited about changing the environment that I spend he most time in.

I have a theme for the new house style… TROPICAL CHIC.

My new “tropical chic” home.
  • January update – MOVED HOUSE !! Yay. (This is why not much of anything else got done)

5) Go somewhere NEW each month

I have done this in previous years, its great. Gets me out of my rut. It doesn’t have to be anywhere fancy. Maybe a new walk, restaurant, café or market. 

January – Shangri La Sydney

  • January – Dinner at the spectacular Shangri La restaurant in Sydney. AMAZING. 
  • February – A day out at Warwick Farm races and the brand new William Inglis Hotel. Very enjoyable. 
  • March – Portbar restaurant at Parramatta wharf with a fabulous bunch of girlfriends
  • April – North beach Pavilion restaurant in North Wollongong. Pizza, salad and the most amazing Nutella, ricotta donuts that you have ever tasted. 

6) Find 1 new hobby or class

Either a new exercise class that I LOVE and look forward to, or a dance class.

I went to an event recently, where a lovely bunch of “senior” rock and roll dancers tore up the dance floor. I was so inspired. I thought to myself.. ” I’d love to do that”.

Let me make it clear that I am NOT a dancer and this will be way out of my comfort zone.

If you are a local and have any suggestions, please let me know..

  • January  – nothing to report
  • February – Yay, I am attending a new lunchtime fitness class at one of my local gyms. Loving it.
  • March and April – FAIL . I really need to get my butt into gear with this one

7) Read more fiction and / or find a new TV series to get into

January reading

  • January update – read one fiction from Liane Moriarty, read The Barefoot Investor book (non fiction, but LOVED it), about to start Jodi Piccoult.  *Also – wrote an extensive FB post about how the BAREFOOT INVESTOR book relates to your health, body and weight goals. ***
  • February – Watching the terribly trashy Married at First Sight whilst group messaging my closest girlfriends. The show is train wreck TV. Virtually chatting with my besties whilst watching is hilarious. Also reading “Run like a girl” ) not fiction, great so far. 
  • March and April – Stephen King short story book that I LOVED. An “erotic fiction” that I found BORING. (Didn’t finish it)

8) Continue to attend my Sunday morning joggers club

However, I have no goals to improve my time or distance. I simply want to go and enjoy it. Yes, granted, my fitness and time will probably improve from simply being consistent each week, but its not a driver for me.

  • January – Regularly attending and enjoying joggers club.
  • February – Oh no. Just one Sunday attended in Feb. I would be lying if I said I was too busy. Too many Saturday nights out is more honest.
  • March and April – I score myself 5/10 for this. Attending roughly every second week. I’m ok with that.  


9) Wear jewellery

This might sound like a weird one.

As you read in point 3, I like to make jewellery, I also like to buy jewellery. Problem is I make and buy way more than I wear.

I want to wear and enjoy my beautiful sparkly jewellery more often this year.

Jewellery, both bought and made
  • January  – I give myself a 4/ 10 for this one so far
  • February – Still making more jewellery than wearing it 🙁 
  • March and April – I’ve actually been doing this. 🙂 
My fav larimar necklace. Anniversary present from my hubby

10) Catch up with my girlfriends regularly.

This was also a theme for 2017. The online world is great, but there’s nothing like being in the same room as your besties, laughing and connecting.

  • Jan update – big tick here. 🙂 
  • Feb – Yes!! Both virtually and in real life. Woohooo 
  • March and April – yes, yes, yes. 

11) Law of Attraction

I have always been interested in LOA, this year I would like to lean into that a little more. ( I don’t know what that means for me yet, but keeping my mind open to it).

I recently discovered a new LOA podcast that I love. I’m just going to follow along with it and see where it leads me.

  • January – still loving the podcast. That’s all at this stage
  • February – Ok this is going to sound weird and woo woo, but I actually think some things have happened as a result of me thinking about them and / or  writing them down.

I have been writing down the following…

“I have an ideal Virtual Assistant who gets me organised including sending weekly emails, website updates and design”. 

I even wrote .. ” So H & G (Happy and Grateful) the perfect VA falls in my lap”. 

From my messy LOA daily journaling

I write or read it almost every day (as part of a big long list of other goals). Some days I feel like it will happen, some days I feel like I’m kidding myself, most days I write / read it and DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT.

Anyway, about a week ago someone I once worked with contacted me out of the blue and offered his services for exactly what I wrote. I’m not kidding! We have started the process of working together and if it works out as planned it will mean I finally get organised with my weekly emails delivering valuable information. You can sign up for those HERE by the way. 


A very similar thing happened with Number 15 on this list. (see below). I actually got goose-bumps, Like a sense of deja vu. I knew it would happen before it did. 

More to come on this NEXT MONTH.

  • March and April – still working with the VA. Winning. Waiting on the 2nd thing coming to fruition. Watch this space. 

12) I want to write a book !!

Fit, healthy and SANE. How to lose weight without losing your mind.

  • January update – I have a rough draft of the first 4 chapters. Happy with that. 
  • February – NOTHING MORE 🙁 
  • March and April – I created a video course instead. Fat loss success Master-class. You get it free with every coaching program of mine you purchase. 
I created this video course instead of a book. Very happy with it

13) Go to Macca’s once per week.


No, this one is not a joke.

I work from home. It can be challenging to get into a routine and not get distracted. I am going to trial a weekly routine where I go to a specific space for a set amount of time with my laptop and get some damn work done.

Macca’s and its free WI-FI seems as good a place as any.

14) Go on a Winter holiday to somewhere warm

This is essential for a Summer loving girl like me.  I don’t have any definite plans as yet. Maybe the familiar (and cheap) Bali, maybe somewhere new.

15) Community, team, involvement, contribute, more face to face connection


In 2017 I realised I was craving more face to face connection. More chance to contribute and make a difference. On a whim I put a letter on the desk at my local gym. I received a phone call the next day and I started working there a few days later.

I had big dreams and plans to run workshops, classes, programs and so much more.


Little did I realise that the current owner was in the midst of selling the gym. Nothing turned out as planned and I was left with a bit of a bad taste about the whole thing to be perfectly honest.

In 2018 I would like to be part of a team, contribute, help more people, be involved in something, connect face to face more often. I don’t know if that involves getting a JOB (I have some issues with that word), or if it will be something different. I am putting it on my 18 in 18 list and I’m open to opportunities.

  • Jan – nothing to report 
  • Feb – see number 11 – Law of Attraction. More details to come next month 
  • March and April – still working on this 

16) Continue my Saturday Sweat Session class

Saturday face to face group fitness session is always one of the highlights of my week. Meeting up with like minded peeps for a workout, lots of laughs, support and connection.

  • In the beautiful surrounds of Chipping Norton Lakes.
  • 8am every Saturday
  • Just $12 casual visit.
  • Details to join HERE 

17) Offer a new class on Saturdays

I would love to offer a brand new class with a different theme on Saturdays at 9am.

Tossing up…

  • Walking for weight loss
  • Total body tone up
  • Introduction to fitness for beginners

  • Jan  – still deciding on this one..
  • Feb – decided to resume my Tuesday morning class instead (at this stage). The first class ran this morning (6th March). I loved it. I have missed my Tuesday ladies so much.  Details to join HERE .  However I haven’t ruled out starting something new on Saturdays at 9am too. 
  • March and April – Still enjoying Tuesday classes 

18) Coach 150+ people to achieve their health and fitness goals

Via my online programs that will be available this year

  • 4 week fat flush  – Join anytime
  • Mindset and Motivation Make-over – Spring
  • Fit, Healthy and Sane – Summer
  • Jan update – 4 week fat flush starts soon – check it out and JOIN HERE
  • Feb – Fat Flush clients are SMASHING their goals. 
  • March and April – very excited about coaching a new bunch of people through my NEW program – WALKING for WEIGHT LOSS.


Ok, reading back on this post I can see that there is quite a bit I haven’t worked out as yet.

Lucky I’ve got a year, huh?