Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Year, New Me?

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Happy New Year!

As is customary with the first of a new year, I have made some realistic and some rather unrealistic resolutions that I'd like to try and uphold. Last year I planned to be a size 14 by Christmas, organise my bank statements and save a grand. And I achieved none of these. Excellent.

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(Nope, the image -from weheartit.com- has nothing to do with new year or resolutions, but hello..waffle hearts with pink rainbow confetti sprinkles?! How could I not share!?)

That being said, I'm ready to go with fresh enthusiasm and vigour (Oooh I love that word...vigggourrrrr).

1. Lose about 5 stone and spend all my days frolicking in a bikini flouting my non wobbling thighs, having baths that I don't create a little damn of water with my bottom and trying on ridiculously tiny dresses in Zara and suchlike. Maybe a tad far?

2. Save up enough money to take myself, Matt and Baby Glitter on holiday to America. IHOP calls me.

3. Eat five portions of fruit and veg and do thirty minutes exercise a day. I'm not going to weigh or measure myself because frankly, to me, diets and weightloss things are mind blowlingly dull so I'm just going to try and be more healthy. I think if I do this, excess fattybumbumness will go away slowly. Any tips and advice on this topic (ie. Easy low fat snacks, easy little exercise tricks. Please note, I hate cooking and sweating so easy and quick are key here!) are welcome!

4. Be proud of my blog and channel. Sometimes when I tell people that I don't know very well what I do, I feel like a silly little girl that plays with and writes about lipgloss. But I'm not, so I'm going to stop acting like it.

5. Continue to love, cherish and nurture Baby Glitter.

There are quite a few other little things I intend to do like keeping my wardrobe tidy, actually taking my toenail polish off rather than just going over again with the same colour in the hope nobody will notice and stop blurting out mental things to people I barely know, but I shan't bang on and on.

I must say, if 2012 treats me half as well as 2011 did, I'll be one happy lady indeed. Will this be another golden year?

What do you plan to achieve this year?

Toodlepip!

xx

58 comments:

  1. Ahh such a cute post. Your writing always makes me smile and brightens my day so thank you :)x

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  2. Good luck with your goals! Regarding exercise/healthy eating, one of the best things to do is go on long walks. You could take Baby Glitter for a stroll around the park (it will obviously be more fun in summer) but even a 15 minute walk will do wonders. :)

    xx

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  3. Happy New Year hun, great resolutions! Here's hoping you can stick to them (and me to mine!)

    Carla xx

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  4. You should be very proud of your blog and channel, i always look forward to your posts and videos :)

    I hope you achieve all your goals in 2012!

    Happy new year xxxxxx

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  5. Ahh this post made me smile! I'm with you on the weight loss thing, I said to myself I wouldn't eat crisps anymore or only once or twice a month from January, however I found myself eating doritos at 3:30 this morning oops hahaha. Anyway happy new year! Xxxxxxx

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  6. Such a lovely post full of dreams and wishes for the year... I hope it all happens and we will be seeing blog posts in the summer proudly telling us about your time in America on the beach.. in a bikini (I'm not a pervert by they way) haha xx

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  7. Aww, your prefect the way you are Louise! Don't need to change! And i wish you good luck with these! Happy New Year!


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  8. Good luck with all your goals! Happy new year!

    For weightloss and such, I think you should check out this youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/josielenore
    She has really helped change my life and has revolutionized my outlook on food and why I eat. She seems to have helped many people, including myself, so thought I'd just let you and others know about her channel :)

    All the best! xxx

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  9. Good luck with your resolutions! I don't know if you have any game consoles, but I started doing Zumba Fitness on our Xbox Kinect and it is so fun to do. You can set a weekly workout schedule and the game keeps track of it for you. The songs are catchy and exercising is more fun when you earn points, haha :) xx

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  10. Thanks for sharing this with us :) Concerning the exercise: have you ever considered doing Zumba? I always hated sports (and still do), but the fun thing is, that Zumba doesn't feel like sport though you're sweating. It's just like having fun within a group of girls and dancing around.

    I started doing resolutions again this year, after years of doing it. The toughest one for me will be to participate in a 10 km run in June...I'm so not sure if I'll ever be able to do it, but I really wanted and have to challenge myself, because right now, I can't even run for 500m without getting out of breath.

    All the best, and the best of luck for achieving what you wish for. Have a great 2012 :)

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  11. I hope you, Matt and Baby G all have a fabulous 2012, Louise! & I must say, i rather hope for your trip to america so we can all watch the long await Glitterbits meet! (:

    Lots of Glitter love,

    K xo
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  12. i have a little tip for you.
    my boyfriend is really keen on sports and he does this a lot: a good little snack would be some lowfat quark with fruits (although you hate cooking, you just have to cut fruits and mix it) :) you feel full after it but it's so good for your body!
    happy new year xx

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  13. I love ur blog <3 plz check mine out and add if u like it :) follow me ill follow you
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  14. I have you to thank for my exercise routine - well, you and the others youtubers. I click on all my subscriptions and then happily watch you chat away whilst i peddle away on my cross trainer for 30 minutes each day.
    Cross trainers are great, you don't have the problem of bad weather or lack of time. It's a comfortable exercise and you can start small and build up easily without looking stupid & unfit like you would with running in public. I *hate* exercise yet i've managed to keep up the cross trainer for 11 months now. Happy New Year to you and your lovely family :-) XX

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  15. I'm so desperate to lose weight its unreal, the most irritating thing is i have done it before so i know i can do it... i'm getting married in october and i do not want to be a bride being the size i am now!! I'd also love to be safe in the knowledge that i could enter any high street shop and buy something to fit! xx

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  16. Good luck with your resolutions! Mine is to find a job haha! xx

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  17. happy new year to you matt and baby glitter (darcy) xx

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  18. i def think you should be proud of your work! good luck on all your resolutions :) and you should come to america. ihop is ahmazing.

    happy new year!
    farah

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  19. your comment about toe nail varnish.. i do exactly the same thing! It just builds up and builds up and then its a right buggar to get off when i actually can be bothered hahaha. and you could try crunches to tone your stomach or just dance on the wii is hilarious but good for fitness.. maybe :D
    happy new year! :Dxxxx

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  20. Points 3,4 and 5 really resonate with me - definitely resolutions of my own! xo

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  21. Oooo cute post. I have watched you, read you and twitter stalked you for ages but never really communicated with you... So HELLO!!!
    One of the things I did last time I dieted and will do this time for my resolutions was to go meal by meal. I always try to choose the best options and if i need to have some junk (which is only natural) then its just one meal that is wasted not an entire day. I get right back onto it after the naughty meal... I started doing that because I would have something naughty and think "oh I blew might as well have pizza for tea tonight"... I also stop beating myself up about the little little bits here and there...
    Good luck with it all. I will be starting tomorrow also. X Stalk yoou on twitter soon. X

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  22. ooh, those waffles look oh so pretty and yummy! :)

    good luck with your goals! x

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  23. Good luck meeting your goals X

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  24. Happy New Year 2012 !

    Well on the losing weight front
    Eat less. Believe me. Forcing yourself to eat things you don't want to, or obsessing about the food you eat, unless you're psycho.. doesn't work
    So eat less. If you can, don't fry food, bake them, and limit your intake of fried food. Heartbreaking I know D:
    Invest in a non stick pan ! Makes you use less oil/butter
    Buy veggies you actually like ?
    Eat more rice ! <- My new year's resolution xD
    Have a smaller plate of food, and have a small bowl of rice. It'll fill you up (y)

    Exercise wise..
    Walk. If you think you can walk instead of taking the bus, walk it. It's pretty relaxing and you don't have to deal with other people lol

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  25. Marmite seeds are a lovely snack, I try to eat them when I get bored and start thinking about food, although I'm not sure how good they are! You just put a tiny weeny bit of butter on a tray to grease it, then plop a bit of marmite on top, and roll the seeds around in it. The put it in the oven for 5-10 mins on a medium heat. They are so nice, and I hate marmite!? Try it, if you are craving unhealthy food! xxo

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  26. Hahaha I saw that picture and I was expecting like a recipe or something. I always fail to live up to my new year resolutions, but hopefully you end up doing yours :)

    x

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  27. Some tips for you: don't buy a ton of candy, cookies, fried foods, ... to make at home, but instead, treat yourself to a cupcake or brownie when you're out and about, that way, you don't eat a whole box of things that are "bad" for you. Vegetables contain almost no calories, so eat lots of veggies for lunch/dinner. Also, using smaller plates and bowls will trick your mind. Buy low fat milk and butter, things that you can save calories on, you should. Don't be too hard on yourself, pick one day every week when you can have the dinner of your choice. Oh, and make sure you always have a lot of healthy food options in your pantry/fridge/..., that way you won't get tempted to eat a bag of crisps when you're hungry or bored. And when you're shopping and feel like you really have the urge to buy a snack, treat yourself to some magazines/bath products/toys/... instead. Good luck!

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  28. Hey Louise,

    Low fat rice cakes are really good to eat as they have about 25 callories in. Make sure you dont get the ones with caramell on!!!
    And a thing not to eat... You may think that Dates that come out of a packet are good for you but because they've been dryed they are for some reason not healty!!! hope this helps!!!

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  29. Louise! You really are so inspiring, i've said this on loads of your videos, i appreciate everything you do for all of us, i wish i really knew you! One day i'm going to be half as good a mum as you! :') As for the 'dieting' you really dont need to! But a tip that we do in our family (when we feel like it) is not eating after 8pm! xxx

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  30. Happy New Year Louise. Number 1. made me chuckle ... I'm glad the dam thing in the bath happens to others :p i've always wondered hehe. You are stunning I wouldn't worry about such things. Lots of love and sparkles being sent your way xxx

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  31. Happy new year Louise, Baby glitter and Matt. Cant wait to see you lose 5st! My mums friend had a baby at the same time as you, and now she has lost 4.5st in 5 months just by eating healthy and going to the Gym ; now whenever i see her i cant belive it is her she looks like a whole different person. Good luck on your waight loss. Your an amazing person and baby glitter is so cute an i hope that the end of the year you are still sprinkleing gitter. :)

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  32. This is wonderful! Love your blog - following now :) it would mean a lot to me if you could check out mine! xxxx

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  33. Happy New Year :)

    Fab resolutions - I've stolen the toe nail varnish one... I'm totally guilty of doing that! xx

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  34. Happy New Year to you and your lovely family! When I come home from school I’m always anxious to see if you have uploaded a new blog post or video on youtube. Good luck with your goals and I can’t wait for what you have in store for your Sprinklerinos in 2012! xx

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  35. Good luck with your goals, and happy new year! The waffles look sooo goooood! x

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  36. Awww, just came across your blog and I love it!!! You seem so lovely too! I've just started my own blog, hope you like: www.serendipitybeautyblog.blogspot.com xxx Amy xxx

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  37. Hello, your blog is amazing! You should be very proud of yourself!! xx
    P.S: Good Luck with your resolutions!!

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  38. Louise you are beautiful just as you are without needing to loose any weight! However if you did want to make a few not-drastic changes my sister dropped 4 dress sizes by cutting out junk food/ bad snack food, walking whenever possible and eating more fruit and veg! (I took longer but has lasted) Hope this helps (altho its pretty flipping obvious haha) i also want to loose a bit of weight this year so will be trying to stick to these steps too!x

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  39. Good Luck with all your goals and I hope you achieve them all!!!! Happy New Year to you and your family!!!!xxxx

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  40. Those are great goals :) I lost 100lbs 3 years ago and am working toward getting the last 30lbs off (it was 15lbs butttttt the holidays have not been kind...or have been too kind, maybe). It is hard work but it's so rewarding and there's something nice about watching your body change as a direct result of the work you are putting in.

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  41. Aloha Louise-io!!!
    OOOh those waffles look good...
    If this helps, I'll be glad :)
    If you want to lose weight and try to muscle up your stomach, you don't have to do 100 sit-ups a day. Thanks to this wonderful fact : 30 seconds of plank are the same as doing 1000 sit-ups!!! because whilst doing the plank, almost all your body muscles are engaged, whereas sit-ups only require stomach strength. Happy New Year to Baby Glitter, Matt and you of course!!!! xxx

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  42. A wee bit like me then Louise....I planned to be a size 10-12 last year too. I did however get to a 14 though...i went down one size... -_- still not good enough. Ah well...Ill try this year! woohoo!! Happy New year to you and the family xx

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  43. My aim is to lose weight too, i think everyones is. We can do it though!

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  44. You should be proud of what you do. I love what you do and I think your gorgeous!

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  45. I would suggest Zumba...its relatively easy...very funny, and brightens your mood either with endorphins or the fact that you've been laughing at yourself for half an hour...you can get great stay at home kits from amazon and such like, so no need to embarrass yourself in front of people *cringe*...and its SUPER effective...I went from a size 12-14 to a size 10-12 in a couple of weeks from eating a little bit less (but still enjoying the occasional glass of coke, or dreaded carbs :s) and doing zumba every day for 20-30 mins! I hope this helped, and just keep it up, don't lose faith, because it will happen for you if you stay committed Good luck and god bless the glitter household in 2012!!!!!!!!! xxx

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  46. I am with you Louise :) i need to lose 5 st after having a baby ;) we can do it ;)

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  47. Happy New Year! :)

    Good luck with your goals - I love the new blog layout by the way!

    My main resolution is to lose weight and just be healthier in general...oh and save money xx

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  48. Happy New Year and Best of luck with your goals lovely blog x

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  49. Try myfitnesspal.com! (also an app called My Fitness Pal) It's a fantastic calorie and exercise tracker that has a HUGE database of food (no need to enter in nutrition information) from Canada, US and the UK. They say you can lose double the weight if you simply track what you are eating (and mentally doesn't count, haha) and this app helps with that!

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  50. Hello Louise, I just read this post (a year late!). I think you do a great job on youtube and with your lovely family. I enjoy watching your videos and reading your blog and i love your honesty and openess. I am a 39 year old, happily married mum of three and I like makeup even though I don't have a lot of money to spend on it! It's fun being able to watch your videos and hear your opinions. Thank you. X

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  51. Hi Louise! So nice to see how far you've come since you wrote this post! And I think you've accomplished every one of these! So congrats Louise! You're an inspiration to us all :)

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  52. I honestly love popping back a few years to your old blog posts to see how far you have come. I just sit there and am amazed at how much pride I feel for you haha
    Hopefully, in a few years, someone is doing the same thing to me :)

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