Thursday, 3 January 2013

2013 Goals and Ryvita Review

Hi readers I am hoping your start to 2013 is going well?
Mine has been great but its now time to buckle down and get my goals in place! Yes its the 3rd of January but my holiday carried on till yesterday so today I am setting my goals for the coming year and they will start from tomorrow. I am setting goals for my year, things to work towards that can be ticked off my list as I go through 2013. I plan to come back to this post and share with you what I have managed to achieve every 3 months or so to keep you updated : )

2013 Food Goals:
1. Eat more veggie/vegan dishes (like the above chickpea salad and vegan pesto brown rice)
1 because its cheaper and 2 because I want more veg in my life!
2. Create more healthy recipes such as health bars to save money. 
3. Cut down on sugar/use only natural sugars honey/maple syrup and a little stevia.
4. Keep eating wheat free. Since being diagnosed with a wheat allergy and cutting it out I feel so much better : )

Fitness Goals 2013:
1. Complete Insanity 60 Day challenge! I started last year but with work holidays and the festive season it didn't go as planned so this Monday I restart the 60 day challenge!
2. Get down a dress size by March. (we are going bridesmaid dressing in March for my little sisters wedding in September!)
3. Get to the gym 2/3 times a week go for 2/3 short runs a week
4. Do a 3 minute plank

Life/Work Goals 2013:
1. Move into a new flat with Dale! Yes me and the boy are saving up to get our own home, so excited!
2. Save money for new home/new courses for my fitness career
3. Do 2 fitness courses (at least!)
4. Get back to regular blog posts and put more time into Salad and Sequins.
5. Get more personal training clients!

So there we have it, down in print for all to see! I think these are achievable goals and I am excited about this year ahead. I am especially excited about finding a new home to share with Dale and my little sisters wedding in September : )

Before I go I have a review to share with you. I was very kindly sent some Ryvita to try:

In my ryvita parcel there was 4 types of crispbreads all wheat free and delicious! I love ryvita pretty much any which way so I was excited to get these on the plate............

Hint of chilli ryvita topped with boiled eggs is just fab, perfect breakfast for sure!

The Original is just plain rye crispbreads. I like these best with a little butter and dipped in vegetable soup, the soup has got to be thick too : )

The Mediterranean Herb crispbread is really tasty, especially topped with tahini! These were a winner with Dale too as soon as these were finished he had put them on the shopping list so we could buy some more!

Hint of Chilli were definitely best topped with boiled eggs, the chilli really warms your mouth not too hot. I don't really like hot food but these went down easy!

Lastly my favorite crispbread of the lot Pumpkin Seeds and Oats. These I loved for soup dipping too or topped with tuna was good as well. 

For someone that can't eat bread I love the Ryvita option. I think my boyfriend has been converted as well, I am sure these will be a shopping list regular from now on!


Have you tried Ryvita, whats ya favorite flavor?!


  1. 3 minute plank? Gives me the shudders just thinking about it!

    That's a great list of goals; I like the sound of making your own health bars too :)

    I'm a big fan of pate on ryvita, but the boiled egg on chili ryvita sounds awesome! I'd love to give that a try!

    Zombie Food to Zombie Fit

    1. Ha ha well I can do 2 minutes so I'm more then half way there! Ooooo pate would be fab!

  2. Oh yey for all those goals, especially moving in with Dale! I love Ryvita - I got some as well, I love that their ingredients are so clean :-)

    1. I know so excited to live with the boy!!!

      I love the I ingredients too no nasties!!

  3. Sounds like some great goals. How exciting about saving for a house as well :)
    The Insanity workouts sound so hard. I daren't even attempt it, sound a bit too intense for me hehe. Good luck!

    1. Thanks! The workouts are prett nuts but I live them!! Ha ha

  4. I need to try those chili Ryvitas! Good luck with your 2013 goals :) x

  5. Your goals sound pretty exciting, especially moving into a new flat :) I've recently done the same and am still trying to declutter it and keep it tidy! Love it though.

    I'm also a fan of ryvitas, especially the flavoured ones. My favourite is probably the pumpkin seed one. I could eat those with nothing on, they're that nice. Haven't tried the chilli flavour, but I might need to now!

    Happy 2013.

    Georgia X

    1. So excited to move and have clutter of my own to tidy!!!

  6. Exciting news- I wondered if it was that when you mentioned it before :)
    I love ryvita- the pumpkin seed and oat are my fave, along with the ones with raisins in them.I like the look of the chilli ones but have not tried them in case they are too spicy.

    1. They are rather warming to the taste buds but in a good way!

  7. Love your goals, and ditto on the flat thing, Iestyn and I are hoping to buy a house this year :)

    1. Yay for you!!! I wish we were looking for somewhere to buy just renting for us!!