New Year, New Me?

New Year New Me

Well it’s day 8 of the New Year and how you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Apparently according to statistics most of us would have given up on our diets and fitness regimes by now. Have you? I haven’t yet, but trust me it’s tempting! I’ve done two 6am gym sessions this week and while I love the feeling of walking out the gym. I really hate the feeling when my alarm goes off and I’m struggling to get my jiggly ass out of bed. It doesn’t help that it’s January with temperatures that are resembling arctic conditions and pitch black in the mornings. But I’ve done two and that’s enough for this week. I don’t want to over to do in the first week after all. So is it New Year, New Me?

Well I’m hoping. Like most of us out there I’m planning on making 2017 the year about me. That’s right, for once I’m focusing on me. I’m putting myself first and just generally trying to be kinder to me. I’m the first to admit that I’m my own worst critic. In fact I can be a complete B I T C H to me. And I’m not sure why I do it. I want this year to be the year about me. I’m planning on putting myself first more. Being kinder to myself. And put myself out there more. Which is why I want to inject more of me in this blog.

I wanted to do this post as a sort of introduction back to my YouTube channel. I used to be pretty consistent with posting videos once a week. Heck at one point I was even posting twice! But since early October my channel has been bare. Why? Well I got a little bored with the channel and pretty busy with real life. Having been single since a pretty traumatic break up in January last year, I decided around September to dip my toe back into the world of dating. And while I realised not much has changed – I still hate tinder. I did get to go on a few dates and have even met someone who makes me laugh and I enjoy spending time with.

So now that I’m settled back into some sort of routine, and it is the New Year. I thought I’d relaunch the channel. I want to change up the content and post different videos. One of the reasons I got bored before is that I found I was just putting out the same content as everyone else. And my videos were probably getting lost in the (literally) millions of other monthly favourites videos out there.

So what can you expect from my content this year? Well having gone through my back catalogue of videos. It seems hauls do REALLY well. So they’ll be staying. And I’m hoping to add in some more chatty videos like this one. I hope my content will be more engaging. More real. And just generally enjoyable to watch. I’m also thinking of throwing in a few Vlogs now that I own a decent vlogging camera.

If you want to subscribe to my YouTube channel and help me break the 1,000 subscriber mark, then you can here – THANK YOU!

And if you have any ideas on videos you’d like to see – let me know in the comments below.


  1. January 8, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    OOh I need to know more about the mister which you have so far failed to mention missy!!

  2. January 8, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    I feel on track for my goals for 2017, but only time will tell. I’m trying to lose weight but don’t care how long it takes. I’ve found cutting portion sizes and when snacking on chocolate etc to not eat it all at once (habit i have) and try to walk at least 30 mins a day and do something that keeps me active. It’s just small adjustments that are making all the difference x

  3. January 8, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    I don’t really do new years resolutions as i never keep them

  4. January 8, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    In the first week of the New Year I managed 1 visit to the gym and that was awesome but I could do better this week. Good luck with the plans for the new year and hope you continue with your youtube channel

  5. January 8, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Love that being kind to yourself is one of your goals for the year. We get so busy and preoccupied that sometimes we forget all about our own needs. I’ve set a few goals, but there is so much going on this year, it all seems so uncertain!

  6. January 8, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    So pleased to see that youve started a youtube channel Steph as I love the aesthetic of your blog and the content of your posts. I’ve subscribed to you and am looking forward to future videos. I’m hoping that 2017 will be the year that I get into Youtube too although I have been saying that for the last 7 years haha xxx

  7. January 8, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    So far i’ve stuck to my goals, although i’m doing one at a time to stop the overload and stress of them. I’ve also put a time limit on some goals so it’s easier to manage, like I want to do yoga once a week for 3 months.

  8. January 8, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I stopped doing new years resolutions as i never really stick to them. However, I love the fact that you’re going back to loving you and putting you first…You go girl. wishing you all the best especially with your YouTube Channel.

  9. January 9, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Well done on the early morning gym starts. I haven’t swayed yet but I want them to be more lifestyle changes than resolutions x

  10. nicol
    January 9, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    good luck with the relaunch of the channel! yes to putting yourself first and let it be about you you you.

  11. January 9, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    I haven’t really set any resolutions this year. I definitely want to work on my fitness levels and my weight this year but I haven’t been well so I haven’t been able to start yet. I’m getting myself back into a routine with blogging as it fell off the wayside for me too

  12. January 10, 2017 / 10:55 am

    I didn’t actually set any goals for this year, but I am working on a list of things I want to achieve and do. I hope to organise my blog more, and include more topics, but we will see how it goes! x

  13. January 10, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Definitely gonna check out your YouTube channel! I haven’t set any resolutions this year per se, but I definitely want to lose weight.

  14. January 11, 2017 / 9:52 am

    I have set a couple of personal and blogging goals but no resolutions as such! Always end up breaking them lol

  15. January 11, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    It’s a good idea to refocus on what works best on your channel. I do like a haul to be honest. I have this very weird habit of looking for hauls for things I’ve already bought just to confort myself that what I’ve bought is brilliant!


  16. January 11, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Good luck with your channel. I’m doing quite well at the moment even started to get my power walk group going (we did our first power walk today). My main focus is sorting out my tax return at the moment which is slow (I don’t like doing it!) but after that vlogging is one of my focusses as well.

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