Nobody is perfect… 

​…apparently! 
However, when I have a look at all the channels that I follow on YouTube, I sometimes find it hard to pick fault! The drawings from the art channels are awesome, the people who do the fitness and weightloss videos are fit and skinny.
Some days I find so much “perfection”, I am using this word a little loosely, intimidating. It puts me off trying to draw something or trying a new workout.
It seems a lot of people start their channels once they have already reached whatever goal they set or once they have mastered a certain skill.
Is it just me or wouldn’t it be nice to see someone who is literally just starting out and watch them progress? This especially goes for drawing and other arts and crafts. 
What do you think?

New Year, same old me?

Ok, maybe not old. 42, according to my daughter, isn’t old. 

Overall, I am very happy with my life at the moment. The weightloss has stalled a little, because I had surgery on my foot two weeks ago and I have pretty much eaten what I wanted in that time. Now my stitches are due to come out on Wednesday, so I am hoping to be able to do light exercise again after that and get back to work at GymEtc asap so I can return to my normal day job soon.I need to be able to walk quite a bit to be able to get there.

I have fallen out of the habit of tracking my food on Myfitnesspal, which is definitely something I want to take up again, because it did help me lose so much weight. 

As for nutrition, I will go back to low carb and low fat, because that worked the best for me so far. It will be a hard couple of weeks as my body will go through the sugar withdraw and I really am not looking forward to that, but I will try and keep myself busy with knitting, crochet and of course my new love, drawing!

By the way, I never showed you guys the finished Mad Hatter. Well, here he is!

The Mad Hatter Finished 

I finished this quite a while ago and now there would be a few things I would still tweak, but I am leaving it as it is to keep track of my progress. I have included the link to my Instagram and if you’d like to follow me please feel free and I’ll return the favour 🙂 

So yeah, I guess this year isn’t much about changes, but more about fine tuning the changes I have made last year. However, I have set myself a few little goals I’d like to achieve in 2017, these are:

Be able to wear shorts and look good in them.

Take the kids on holiday to Greece.

Sort out my finances so in the end I’ll have more available money to spend on another holiday just for myself…That reminds me, I have not told you guys about my amazing time in the states! I’ll do that soon 🙂 

And I want to move house. The place where I am at is a bit to of a mess, me and the kids deserve something nicer.

I might not be able to achieve all of this within a year, but I definitely want to work at getting to the last two goals. 

Thanks again for sticking with me! 

What are your goals and hopes for the new year? Let me know maybe you will inspire me!

Love Mona xx