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My Resolutions for 2015

Resolutions for 2015

Resolutions for 2015

2015 is the year for massive change in our life.  For once I’ll be able to have some time to myself while ALL the kids  are in  morning school.

I’m embarking on a few new challenges in addition to the Weight Lost Challenge  that I announced in October.  I’m doing a  de-clutter challenge and also a healthy eating one as I re-sync myself  in plan with my  healthy living motto.

Why start on a De-clutter Challenge?

I’ve been hording too many things in the house which has collected dust since they were purchased.   Art material that I had purchased remain untouched as I haven’t really been doing much crafts with them as I’m not really an artsy person.

Bento  making equipment  and Cookie cutters by the  dozen  which were bought  to create lunch boxes for the kids have been under utilized. The boys do not fancy bringing  lunch boxes to school and would rather purchase food from the canteen instead.  I’ve decided to use the equipment to make fancy lunches or dinners for the kids instead since they return home for lunch on most afternoons.

The kids have a lot of story books  which have been passed down to them from friends with older kids or relatives.  There are so many books that they have been cluttering  our bookshelf which they do not read. I have yet to go through each of the books in the cupboard to see if they are still suitable for the kids to read or need to be given away to free up space in that cupboard.

Why  another Healthy Eating Challenge?

Even though we have stepped up on eating more natural foods at home there is quite a lot that I have to learn.  It has been difficult to lose weight last year due to the fact that I may not have been eating right for my body type. I will be actively tuning my diet to get the best out of it and get to my desired weight.  The kids too will need to cut out more processed and junk foods from their diet as it will certainly be beneficial to them in the long run.

If you do have any recommendations on healthy eating plans for kids/adults  do drop me an e-mail or leave me a comment below .

Last year I wrote down 10 things that I was looking forward to and in my 2014 reflection post  I managed  cross off many on that least and hope to do the same at the end of this year.

Here are some of the things that  I am looking forward to in 2015

  1. Completing all my challenges . ( Healthy Eating, Weight lost and Declutter)
  2. Improving my photography  skills.
  3. Learn more dishes to try out with the kids.
  4. Brush up on my French and Japanese
  5. Going  on a couple trip with R.
  6. The kids being able to speak Mandarin and Cantonese more fluently.
  7. Engage the kids more in bible reading and learning about values.
  8. Do more crafts and outdoor activities with the kids.

What resolutions have you set for 2015?

 

 

Goals for May and April Review

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I haven’t been posting this for the past few months as there has been lots of action here at Dominique’s Desk.  The kids are having their mid year exams soon and I have to prepare them for the upcomming exams.

Achievements for April

 

  1. Dominique’s Desk Fan Page has already broken the 10,000 fans mark and is slowly edging upwards to the 11K mark.
  2. Alexa ranking is down further and I hope that it remains the same or reduces further. Last glance it was 61,317
  3. I’ve secured a few new corporate sponsors and am continuing new campaigns with existing sponsors. Look out for my posts on items from  Philips, Drypers, Lifebuoy and Comfort.
  4. I’ve completed 4 book reviews, 8 giveaways and 5 product reviews on top of the normal daily posting on the blog. I still have quite a few book reviews to be completed but will finish them up months to come.
  5. I did my first media coverage event this month and had fun covering the #mozziewipeout campaign launch by NEA.
  6. I’ve attended my first baking class for the year and learned how to bake Hokkaido Chiffon Cake.
  7. I’ve completed 1/2 of the photo books which I have planned to do this year. MIL’s mother’s day present has been given to her.
  8. I’ve manage to have more couple lunches with R when he is in town 🙂 Love it!!

 

Major Fail area

  1. Weight has remained at 64-65kg. I have tried adjusting the portion size of my food and cutting out all the unwanted calories from junk foods. I need to step up on the exercise routine
  2. The year end  2012/2013 photobook has yet to be done and I schedule it to be done before June.
  3. I have yet to read all the  DSLR camera magazines which I bought back in 2012. However  I have been reading the photography books which I borrowed from the library.

Resolutions for 2013

For Myself

  1.  Focus on more healthy eating and exercising. Target weight is getting back to 60kg first.
  2. Reading up and learning more about how to use my DSLR
  3. Test out the recipes in the cook books that I have acquired in 2012.
  4. To brush up on my French and Japanese.

For the blog

  1. To increase readership even further and break the 15K FB Fan mark.
  2. Get more sponsors and campaigns.
  3. To double blog income.

For the kids

  1.  Engage them in more family based activities and teach them more life skills.
  2. Read scripture together with the kids bi-weekly with follow up activities weekly.
  3. Pray together before meals and before bed.
  4. Focus on both academic and physical development for each child.

For the family

  1. Go on family vacations at least twice a year.
  2. Spend time outdoors with the kids
  3. Watch movies or have games night once a month.

For our relationship

  1. Have a couple night once a month or as often as possible.
  2. Go on a couple trip without the kids.
  3. Pray together