2014: The Year That Was


Helloooooo December 31st. Hello New Year’s Eve. Is it really the last day of 2014 already? I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like this year has absolutely flown by. It is actually a little bit ridiculous how quickly this year has gone. But it sure has been a great year and 2015 is going to be even bigger and better. I can feel it. In fact, to kick off the new year with a bang, tomorrow will be One Active Life’s first birthday!!

Yes, that’s right it’s almost been one whole year since the launch of One Active Life. And what a year it has been.

I want to take this opportunity to whole-heartedly thank every single person – friends, family, readers, followers, visitors, subscribers – for all the support over this past year. To every person who has read a blog, liked a photo, shared a post or just curiously checked out One Active Life, thank you! It really, truly means the world to me and I am so grateful for all the support.

One of the most amazing things is having someone personally thank me for a blog I have written. Over the past year I have had numerous people approach me and thank me for something I have shared. It truly humbles me and gives me such fulfillment to know my words have touched, even just one person. To know that my words and my experiences have resonated with a reader and helped them in some way, is all I need, to feel my purpose is done. It’s not always easy to publicly display some of my deepest insecurities and my ongoing battles. It can be pretty daunting. But when I get positive feedback it really does fill me with such joy and I know it is all worth it.

So with that being said, what better way to celebrate 2014 and 1 year of One Active Life, then by reminiscing back on some of our most popular blog posts from 2014.

Do What Makes You Happy. One of our most shared posts on Facebook this year, this blog touched many readers and was certainly the beginning of positive change in my life. Every one can benefit from the message in this article.Free Happy Woman Enjoying Nature. Beauty Girl Outdoor. Freedom c

Mindfulness. Being present. Staying in the moment. It’s not always easily done but sometimes we just need to stop rushing, refocus and Just Slow DownPerhaps 2015 is time for you to practice a little bit more mindfulness.

In true new years resolutions style, have you made the decision that next year you are going to transform your health? That 2015 is going to be the year that you become the fittest, healthiest version of you yet? Well, don’t be disheartened if it doesn’t happen overnight. This post reminds us all that Some Things Can’t Be Rushed. Be patient with your health and fitness goals.

And while you are at it, check out this one on how to Stay Motivated On Your Health Journey With Incentives and Rewards.

Do you have big plans, big ideas for 2015? Starting to doubt that you can make it happen? Then this is a must read for you. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are usually the ones who do”. How To Reach For A Dream When It Feels Like No One Believes In You609750-86a491a8-9dae-11e3-b2ad-08c02f4f904c

Finally, here’s one just for fun. You guys loved reading this one – as I am sure many can relate… 14 Pet Hates Of Fit People.

And that’s a wrap…

Once again thank you for all the amazing support over the last year. There will be some changes to come in 2015, along with plans to grow One Active Life, so stay tuned!

I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year! I hope 2015 is an amazing year for each and every one of you. What plans do you have for the next year and how are you going to make them happen?

Believe you can, and you are half way there.

Love Elo xx


Jess’s New Year Goals


Well Eloise may not like the concept of ‘new year resolutions’ but I really don’t mind them. Mainly because if you make them vague enough you can achieve anything. But I suppose that would defeat the purpose.

Last year my only goal for the year was to ‘constantly impress myself’. By which I meant that I just wanted to get out of my comfort zone in general. And to be perfectly honest, it’s the only new year promise I have ever made that I have also kept. Or did I? Only I know the truth because key to last years resolution was in its lack of measurability and accountability.

This year is different. I’m publishing my measurable goals for the whole world to see. You dear readers, must keep me accountable. Here is my list of achievable and non-vague goals for 2014:

  • Make some goals for 2014 that a less vague than my one goal for 2013.
  • Get married. After being engaged for 3 1/2 years I should really get my ass into action and make it official.
  • Run 5k without stopping. Eloise pledged 10k. Good for her but I feel the need for baby steps.
  • Quit sugar….again (more on this in the coming weeks).
  • Make One Active Life a raging ,roaring success (feel free to help out with this).

The best thing about this list is that I have already achieved 20% of it. Go me!

Jess xx

Coming Up This Week

Elo’s 2014 goals

Elo’s 2014 goals

I’m not really into ‘New Years Resolutions’ (you may have already cottoned on to this from my previous post), because as pattern and social norm suggests, none of us are particularly good at keeping them. It’s not so much the idea of a … Continue reading