Insane Goals for July- June Review

June has been a whirlwind month for me. The kids had been on holiday and we took them to Korea for vacations.

Major Fail area


  1. I am back to 62/63kg instead of continuing to lose weight. All the feasting this holiday season is really sabotaging me.
  2. There are still many areas in the house which are yet to be de-cluttered and the holidays are already over!!.
  3. I still have books left over from June which I haven’t finished reading.  I also received  a few more books to add to the “to read” list. I really need to speed up my reading routine.
  4. I still  need to exercise more regularly but haven’t been getting around to doing so.


What I accomplished in  June

  1. I have increased my fan base to more then 5600  fans on facebook and 3688 twitter fans.( It was 4500 fans on facebook and 3350 twitter fans last month)
  2. Started on  two campaigns with two brands- Loreal and Lifebuoy
  3. Completed reading 5 books for review, done 13 giveaways and 4 product/service reviews.
  4. De-clutter the kids clothes and packed away/gave away clothes which they have outgrown.
  5. Had a few playdates for the kids and lots of fun outings with them.
  6. Set up a mentoring group for new bloggers.


Here is are my goals for 2012

Weight Lost Goals

I’m determined to get my weight down to 55kg by the time Tiger girl turns 2 in Sept. ( It’s currently stuck at 62/63kg)

My routine would be

  • Stair climbing (x2) 5 times a week
    Zumba WII/IWII Active or other interactive sports games.
  • Increase intake of fruits and water.
  • Cook more healthy foods
  • Try to get more sleep at night if possible ( hopefully Tiger Girl can sleep through the night soon)

Household maintainance

  • Organize the kids toy chest and donate the toys that they don’t need.
  • Clear out expired stuff from the pantry and the fridge.
  • Pack up the baking cupboard and put all the essentials neatly inside.
  • Wash all the air-con filters/ clean all the fans in the house.
  • Re-ogarnize the bookshelf.
  • Sort out the pantry and all other cupboards.
  • Rearrange the books/items in the kids room

Educating the kids (Ongoing)

  • Prepare Doggy boy for P1 next year by doing daily exercises in English, Maths and Chinese doing weekdays.
  • Read daily to Tiger girl and start doing more flashcards with her.
  • Brushing up on Monkey boy’s composition and oral skill for both English and Chinese.
  • Getting Monkey boy to polish up his piano pieces for the upcoming piano exam this year. He is taking hi  Grade 2 Piano exam this year.
  • Getting Doggie boy to do practice the piano more often.
  • Getting the kids to read more in English/Chinese before bedtime.
  • Read the bible at least once every fortnight.
  • Pray more often with them.

For the blog (Dominique’s Desk)

  • Increase revenue to be able to save enough to buy a DSLR.- Am reaching the target very soon!!
  • Have bloggers to guest posts on my blog.
  • Guest post on other sites/blogs at least once a month.
  • Increase readership and grow my community

For Myself

  • Practice taking more shots with my camera.
  • Brush up on my Japanese and French.
  • Do regular facials at home. (I ve started a new beauty regime now which I faithfully follow)
  • Try out new dishes/bakes once a month.
  • Be able to fit into my wedding dress again and take a picture wearing it with the 3 kids.
  • Go for short courses to improve my cooking/baking skills

For the family

  • Do up a photobook for Tiger Girl
  • Photobook for 2012
  • go on more family outings/ overseas trips.
  • spend more time with R and resume having date nights.