What Happens AFTER 40?
It’s the new year! And one of the most important things to do is to check on our 2015 resolutions and assess the year that passed.
I remember when I listed out my resolutions for 2015. I was REALLY worried and kicking myself a bit. I was putting up the goals on the blog, out in public for all to see. Naturally, the pressure is on, and I’ve friends and family asking and ‘checking’ on me throughout the year. It was SCARY but it was worth it! Cos I achieved nearly all my goals. woohoooo!!
First up: 40 Day Fast
I did it!! and it wasn’t so easy, but a wonderful experience.
Then I wanted to do: 4x 10km runs through the year
In fact, I even wanted 4 different runs: Fun Run, Charity Run, Women’s Run and Formal Official Run. And I did it too!
And I wanted to sign up for Belly Dancing Classes
Alas, I didn’t do this. I didn’t even come close. I think I couldn’t find any friends who would be willing to do this with me. I seriously contemplated changing it to Aerial Silk Classes and I procrastinated and it’s 2016 now. I will forward this to my resolution this year.
And finally, I wanted to make 40 brand new dishes. And I DID IT!!! woooohoooo!!! it was challenging as the dishes I wanted to make were usually someone’s mum’s best dish, or some family’s secret recipe. All intentions good and encouraging, I did it! And I’m so so happy! I will give you more information on what 40 dishes I did, what were the easiest, what were toughest and what you should all try too!
So every resolution last year had to do with the big Four. What happens this year? Do I still want to set my objectives so clear? And tell the whole world?
Well, there are of course resolutions that are more personal which for privacy reasons, won’t be disclosed here. But the regular ones which I’ve no issues putting down are stuff that I would put down and blog about. This is my life and these are my goals for the 41st year of my life!
1. Keeping Fit & Fab
I want to work on bringing my BMI down to a healthy 21. These days, the metabolic rate has reduced significantly, and we always end the year wearing all the larger size clothes. Sigh… Let’s keep it to a count of 21 throughout the year. Although I’m in still in the ideal range, I’ve enough comments made about those legs and tummy to know that I’m edging too close to being overweight.
2. 21 Days Fast
Yup. Having done that long 40 day fast, I realised how important and good it is to start the year with a fast. But 40 days was really a long one and I don’t have that same conviction this year. So it would be a 21 Days fast. No food, just Juice and Clear Veg soup.
3. Climb 1 Mountain
After my 2014 Mt KK adventures, the temptation and draw to climb another mountain never left. So let’s do one this year!
4. Sign up and complete 1 Aerial Silk course
I think it’s 4 or 6 weeks, but it’s time to fulfil this resolution! Up that core!
5. Do 1 favourite dish per month
Last year, I tried 40 brand new dishes. It was a challenge! This year, I just want to do 12, one a month. And it won’t be any dish, it has to be something that I really like or love. (I figured no point making something I don’t like to eat, ya?) I am already thinking of all my favourite kuehs and peanut items!
So that’s my 2016! Specific goals for a fruitful year!
What are your goals for the year? Do share as we journey through the year!
Healthy food, healthy lifestyle.
40 looks fabulous!
Pack the family along to your workouts :p
OMG… you are an amazing mama!!! 4 x 10KM runs?!?!? I am struggling to get my butt movin’
Congrats on achieving most of your 2015 goals. Think u can do it for 2016 too. That aerial silk course seems interesting!
All the best to your new year resolution! I gave up planning for myself as I will forget all of them the week after I set them. Just live life to the best I can and be happy and spend more time with my love ones.
I was following your 40 brand new dishes and it was Wow! I haven’t given thoughts of my resolution but I want to cook some simple dishes for my family
Wow. IF i can get little inspiration and start some running for a healthy lifestyle. Well done dear!
Huge congratulations on making 40 dishes, wow! You’re an inspiration. That aerial silk class sounds enticing… I’ve never got round to signing up for pole dancing, I’ve always want to try that. This year, I am planning to try a little bit of teaching myself to play basic tunes on the piano. You Tube, here I come!!
You’re my inspiration Jiahui! May your years after 40 be even greater than those before!
I love pictures of the 40 dishes you posted! Makes me wanna cook more food for my family too!