New Years Resolutions 2016

Happy new year! I’ve not made any resolutions for years, I either forget them or forget to do them. This year I can’t forget them, they’ll be here to remind me, I may try to avoid them, but here goes. My New Years Resolutions:

  1. I will lose 1 stone. My goal is to lose 2 stone, probably 3 after this Christmas but I will aim for 1. A whole year to do that is achievable right? I type that whilst eating a mince pie.

  2. I will not lose my shit each time I trip over toys. I will try not to, I can’t promise this when it comes to Lego. The devils toy.

  3. I will take the children out more often. I don’t just mean at weekends or to the park, but during the week when it’s just us three. I need to make the most of our time as this year has shown me just how quickly my little munchkins are growing up.

  4. I will not swear (in front of children). I have two very small but very impressionable children. Need I day more.

  5. As a couple we will have a date once a month. I sometimes wonder who the man is laying next to me, so we need to be selfish once in a while and put ourselves first. He is where it all started and we need to make sure our love never dwindles. Besides, a meal without having to be eaten at full speed while the children create a circus of it all, would be heaven. We may not even speak to eachother.

  6. Wine. Once a day.

  7. Exercise three times a week. I’m hoping to go on regular walks or attempt a workout in the lounge. It’s all lazy dependant. Whether the children have slept well the previous night, and I’m not feeling lazy. I think three walks a week is achievable.

  8. Be more positive. I tend to have an ‘oh ffs’ outlook on most things. I’ve not slept in years, I can’t help it. I’m going to try and see a positive side in everything. For example, shitty tantrum in Tesco, means an entertaining blog post (?!).

  9. Be more assertive. I tend to be a bit ‘yeah that’s fine’ when inside I’m thinking ‘no no no no…’ This is mainly when it comes to friends and family and to do with my children. If I think ‘no’ or I’m not comfortable with something, it’s time to say it.


I think 9 new years resolutions for 2016 is pretty good. It’s enough. Happy New Year everyone, I look forward to hearing your resolutions too!

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  1. January 4, 2016 / 10:43 am

    Good Luck with your resolutions!! I also need to lose a stone, I managed a stone last year so maybe again? We’ll see ๐Ÿ™‚ And we also need to spend more time together as a couple too – Im currently planning date night!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • firstooth
      January 4, 2016 / 1:50 pm

      Thank you I lost a stone last year too and then I fell pregnant again and tripled the weight gain! Let me know what you idea is for date night, I treasure ours x

  2. January 4, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Some lovely goals, I especially like taking the kids out more often, even just a 20 mintue park run will be great for you all #MarvMondays

    • firstooth
      January 4, 2016 / 1:53 pm

      It does make a difference, we all love an outing, anything outdoors is better than being cooped up. My two go crazy at the park, they love it, I hate rounding them up when we leave though x

  3. January 4, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    Good luck with everything! I really need to take mine out more often too (if it ever stops raining!) x #MarvMondays

    • firstooth
      January 4, 2016 / 2:26 pm

      That will be our only problem, I may just have to stick our wellies on and go for it! I hope it snows soon that’ll be fun for us all with children x

  4. January 4, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    What a wonderful list of resolutions! I have so many the same as you although I haven’t written them down. I need to loose at least a stone, exercise 3 times a week & I’m loving the wine once a day plan too! ๐Ÿ™‚ Saying no when you want to is so important. It was a life changing experience for me a few years ago. Best of luck with your resolutions! #LovelyThings x

    • firstooth
      January 4, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      Thank you and good luck with yours too. I’m hoping mine don’t stray in a few weeks, we’ll all benefit from them (especially the wine for mummy) x

  5. January 5, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Being assertive is so hard sometimes isn’t it?! I also want to get out more this year, with Oliver starting nursery it should give me chance to get all my blog stuff and housework out the way and enjoy some time with him. AND I learnt to drive last year, so that will help too!

    • firstooth
      January 5, 2016 / 10:58 pm

      Yes I’m such a pushover, I find it hard to word things the right way but I’m ok with just being honest now, instead of bottling it up and blaming everything on my partner! That’ll be so nice and it’s nice for you to have a little break, you’ll have so much fun on the days you’re together and congrats on passing your driving test!

  6. pauline
    January 5, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    No. 2, 3, 4, 8 and 9 are also my resolutions, we may be the same person! Lol tripping over toys not so much but my son in his walker everywhere I go is not ideal. There are lots of toys always lying about though, I have a little basket sat next to me and I just pass them over to keep him quiet, doesn’t last long though as they eventually get tossed and I need to go round and collect them all again lol #TheBabyFormula

    Pauline x

    • firstooth
      January 8, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Lol!! I’ve been there with the endless toys but they’re bored of every single one. Actually I’m still there I think?!

  7. January 6, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    I also would like to loose some weight and do more exercise!! I hope I managed as it is always very easy to say than do. I also need to stop swearing in front of the girls all the time!! It is bloody difficult not to!! lol I would also like to have more time alone with my hubby. It is much needed. Good luck with your resolutions lovely!! Happy New Year!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • firstooth
      January 8, 2016 / 1:13 pm

      Haha! I’m trying to say things like ‘balls’ instead of the usual sweary words but I think even a toddler saying ‘oh balls’ is a bit iffy! Good luck to us both lovely and a happy new year to all of you too xx

  8. January 6, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    Good luck! I like your goals, they’re a nice balance, some to work at and some which might be fun to do too ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for sharing and hope you can join up next week too #TheBabyFormula

    • firstooth
      January 8, 2016 / 1:10 pm

      Thank you! Yes I’ve not started on the weightloss yet but all others are well under way! Thanks for hosting x

  9. January 8, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Ha ha ha to wine everyday and yes I find it hard not to lose it where there are toys everywhere too! Good luck with your resolutions and thanks for linking up to #lovelythings

    • firstooth
      January 8, 2016 / 4:13 pm

      Thank you for hosting hun x

  10. January 10, 2016 / 4:32 pm

    Completely agree! We had a date night last night for the first time on months and my god, we needed it! I think more of those are definitely on the cards but I’m not sure I can not get mad about stepping on toys, so annoying and painful! Thanks for linking up to Marvellous Mondays. Kaye xo

    • firstooth
      January 11, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      You never realise how much you need a date until to go on one. I feel all silly and giggly now as if I’ve never met my OH before. eurgh hate stepping on toys, I wish lego and this tool kit thing our toddler has was made from pillows, our poor feet! x

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