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I don’t actually make resolutions as such, they’re more aims, I suppose, or goals. And they are remarkable similar to the ones made in previous years. Let’s see how I got on.

My list of aims for the year were as follows:

  1. Reach and maintain target weight
  2. Exercise twice a week
  3. Write a book
  4. Write 500 words a day

Now that’s not too onerous a list, is it? Well, let’s see how it went…

  1. Reach and maintain target weight

For clarity… this is not me…

My, how we laugh in the face of that goal… 2020 was most definitely not the year to be losing weight. Not in my world anyway. In the summer of 2018 I did reach my target weight. The first time in years. Then I went on holiday and never managed to get back on track since. My weight is a constant battle and I’m convinced one year I will conquer it. Maybe that will be in 2021? I will say that I am about half a stone lighter at the end of 2020 than I was at the beginning, so that’s some progress.

This one was a fail, but I will be trying again. You see I have a holiday booked in June 2021. Risky, eh? But I’m keeping everything crossed that this year I shall be able to go on it and when I do I want to be rocking that bikini… hahahahaha…

  1. Exercise twice a week

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Still not me…

My exercise regime (I don’t count walking the dog) is a DVD workout that I do in the privacy of my own bedroom. There are many different routines so I don’t get bored, much. Anyway, for the last few years I’ve set the goal to do this twice a week for the whole year, and I think there has only been one year I failed. But this was not that year – yay! I can tick this one off as having been completed, and I will be setting myself the same goal for 2021 too. It does me so much good, even if I do ache all over most of the time.

  1. Write a book

Now this is a tricky one to assess. Technically I have written a book, in fact, more than one book, but they, possibly four of them, are in the early draft stages and need a lot more work on them so I don’t think I can get away with ticking this one off as a success. I guess what I should really do is say, publish a book. Although I could cheat with that one too as I did publish a book, only it was a box set of two I’d already got out in the world. Publish a new book – that’s what it will have to be in the future. There’s no messing with that!

  1. Write 500 words a day

This is the one I am most disappointed about as I really, really, really wanted to reach this goal. That would have meant 182,500 new words, at least, and would have been a real achievement. However, the 3 months of the first lockdown pretty much ruined the chance of me completing the challenge. I tried to claw back some of the word count during November by tackling NaNoWriMo but only managed just over 20K. So overall I wrote 500 words for every day up to the 6th September and I will have to be happy with that. I think I might give this one another go in 2021 though. I’m still trying to piece together a new series and 2021 can’t possibly bring the same terrified brain freeze as occurred in 2020 at the start of the pandemic, can it?

So that’s it. One out of four isn’t great but I’ve at least made some headway with the others and I think I shall be sticking with these four goals for 2021.


How about you, what goals, aims or resolutions will you be setting yourself for 2021? And did you set any at the start of 2020 you want to tell me about? I’m hoping you were more successful than me.

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  1. It sounds good to me. You’ve made progress in all four in spite of a challenging year.


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