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Well hello there my friends,

You might be pleased to know that this crazy chest virus that I’ve been having for over 4 weeks is FINALLY on its way out. Was talking to an old friend to mine earlier today and realised that I’ve pretty much been ill 8 weeks out of the last 16 – which isn’t like me at all!

Anyway, I figured that due to the way the holiday days fell between Christmas and NYE, my new year would come into effect 5th January, and it kind of did.

Last week I started off with organising my life as much as I could (think planning, budgeting, making a start at creating new habits etc) but since I was still feeling weak and had a pretty bad cough, the plan was to get back into the whole fitness thing today… but it hasn’t really gone to plan.

thumbs down for me!
If I have learnt anything these last few years, it’s that you should let your body rest when it needs to rest, otherwise you’ll just end up taking forever to get better, or even worse, you get injured.

So taking my own advise, I have been a good girl and listened to my body and not done any exercise for over a month now because I didn’t want to start the year feeling like shit or with an injury (to be fair, only last week I was getting a bit dizzy and sweaty just from walking to the train station, so it was a good call…).

HOWEVER, fast forward a week and I am feeling much better! So much better in fact that I could have gone to the gym today (as planned!) and been fine.

But instead I snoozed all my alarms in the morning and gave up on going after work because I finished 1.5 hour later than usual and I just couldn’t face going to totally full gym with loads of newbies on my first time back since forever.

Of course now, 2 hours later, I’m regretting my lazy decision and I have made the grand plan of going tomorrow morning instead – but will I actually go or will I bail?

I can usually be pretty good at motivating myself, but it seems that since I lost my training buddy back in October and then went on having a rather irregular training schedule due to holidays or illness in November and December, I’ve somehow lost my training mojo.

I don’t feel like I have put on too much holiday weight over the last 4 weeks because my virus didn’t really allow me to indulge too much, but I do feel like I have become weaker and more sluggish – something I definitely want to change!

Plus, I have so many races and fitness goals this year – things that I am genuinely excited about!

So why is it then that despite being excited, Im somehow still feeling BLAH about it all?

Any of you felt the same way or have any tips on how to get “back on it” after such a long time off? Or is it as simple as “Just do it!”? (please don’t say that…!)

A new year – a new set of goals!

Sharing my goals on the blog have become a bit of a tradition, although it seems that I keep aiming for more or less the same things… ;)

But what can I say? Change can be a slow and difficult process at times.

These were my goals in 2013 and 2014 – and I’m very pleased to say that I achieved more or less all my goals for 2014!

Some I will reuse for 2015 because Im not 100% satisfied with how they turned out last year, but there will be some new ones as well!

My goals for 2015

HEALTH:
– DRINK MORE WATER! (same as last year)
– Train for 3 half marathons with the aim of doing a sub 2 hour one in Amsterdam
– Do more weight training whilst I run
– Become better at stretching
– Take better care of myself (wash my face, moisturise & floss daily!)

LIFE:
– Explore London & the world more (same as last year)
– Make more time for friends and family
– Go out at least once a month to some event
– Try to waste less time on pointless things
– Listen to more music & radio (same as last year)

WORK:
– Work on expanding some of my own business ideas incl. the MIC
– Create better content for this blog including more music, food and fitness posts
– Become better at doing my own regular radio shows
– Try to DJ out more
– Try to develop Jazzman Records online presence further

And there you have it! Anything I missed? What are your goals for 2015?

I usually don’t do yearly recaps, but since Im entering the 10th year of blogging in 2015, I figured there’s no better time to start than now ;)

So I stole some 2014 questions from one of my favourite Swedish blogs: NiotillFem

Describe the year in three words:
Busy, Challenging and Rewarding.

Did you do anything in 2014 that you’ve never done before?

orsii fogashaz 1I DJ-ed in Budapest

Orsi at 14KMI trained for and ran a marathon!

CelebrationsI spent Midsummer in Aberdeen

Orsii Thumbs Up! GraduationI got a Masters Degree in Music Industries!

Orsii JamaicaI went to Jamaica

Orsii djing at alibiI started a bi-monthly club night at The Alibi with Jazzman Records

What was your greatest success in 2014?
Getting a 1st class MA Degree was probably my greatest success in 2014. But I would say that training for the Copenhagen marathon and completing it was the proudest moment. Not only because of my bad knee, but also because of the dedication I put into the whole process (whilst still trying to complete my MA!) without giving up on myself.

Cata and Orsi at Cata's 28th bday!
Did something make you REALLY happy?
Spending quality time with my friends and family, especially the various trips we made all over the world to be together. Oh and that my best friend engaged and asked me to be her MOH!

And REALLY sad?
When I acted like a drunken fool and hurt the person I love the most.

Granny and Me at Xmas

Were you happier or more sad in 2014 compared to the previous year?
DEFINITELY HAPPIER! My god, 2013 was such a SHIT YEAR compared to 2014!

What made you feel good?
Believe it or not but marathon training made me feel good. And also the fact that I was a bit less harsh on myself when it came to setbacks in various plots and plans. Oh and having my own place was just the best! Not that renting is bad, but man! Nothing beats living in a home that you own and have control over (even when stuff goes wrong!)

Room looking better

What do you wish you would’ve done more of?
Run more after the marathon. Even though I started weightlifting 3-4 times a week, I somehow feel that I was my fittest and healthiest when I ran a bit more. Definitely spent more time with my friends and family. Gone out more to various events or just in general here in London. Oh and as always, done more radio and blogging.

What do you wish you would’ve done less of?
Worrying about my finances and my future. Wasting time doing pointless stuff like browsing the internet for hours without achieving anything.

Was there something you missed in 2014 that you want to have in 2015?
More money and better health – or at least better health ;)

And that’s about it! How about you guys? Was 2014 a good or bad year for you?