May has just been a crazy month! I feel like I’ve hardly stopped, despite the bank holidays and our trip to Brighton I haven’t really slowed down that much. This last week has been spent living between home and my parents while we’ve been getting a new bathroom fitted! On the goals front I didn’t do too badly…
- Have a fantastic time in Brighton! – success!
- Just Giving page set up – success – you can find it here.
- Start half marathon training plan – success!
- Declutter flat – fail – more on that in a mo!
- Get home improvements done – success!
- Have at least 3 ‘chill’ hours a week – kind of success
- Have a home retreat day – fail
Brighton was fabulous, but when we are there we tend to be busy all of the time and to be honest I felt like I needed a holiday to recover from it! I started a 16 week beginners half marathon training plan last week and so far so good. On the declutter front I’ve realised that decluttering has been on my goals list consistently so it’s just not really getting done, or at least to the extent it needs to be done! I have managed to have those hours of chill time which has been super important for me this month as I didn’t get my retreat day because we ended up having the work on the flat scheduled in when I was hoping to do it!
The Fabulous YOU Course started and it has been brilliant, I’m so proud of the ladies in the group! I’ve also had some amazing feedback on my programmes and coaching and I really enjoyed my little gaunt to London to give that presentation.
My fave posts on the blog include:
- Recipe for healthy low calorie Angel Brownies!
- Recipe for cherry banana mug cakes
- What I got up to in Brighton
- My experience of overcoming HA (loss of periods) and getting pregnant
- How to reduce sugar cravings and how I’m tacking mine
- Finley at 9 months
- Have a home retreat day
- Stick to GNR training plan
- Continue to reduce sugar in my diet
- Get back on track with financial management
- Have a full on declutter day
- Free up weekends of ‘work’
So the retreat day is firmly back on the list, I NEED this day now! I’m also aiming to stick to that half marathon training plan to ensure I get to the starting line of the Great North Run in September knowing I’ll make it across the finish line. I’ll also be continuing to reduce sugar as I have been and I also need to refocus on my financial management and keeping a tracking of this much more closely. I’m thinking I’ll be outsourcing this completely on the biz side of things.
As decluttering keeps coming up, I’m now thinking that the best way to tackle it will be through setting a full day aside to just get that shit done.
Finally, I’ve come to a new place for me with regards to weekends. The past several years I’ve happily worked on the blog etc over the weekend and it hasn’t bothered me, I love what I do after all! However now that I have Finley I’m feeling that need to be a little more select with my time. It’s hard, as I struggle to read and comment on my favourite blogs as it is, and I still write my Eat, Move, Wear, Love, Link posts on a Saturday. I just feel like I’m at the point where that is going to have to change for me. I’ll still be posting on a Sunday, as I really enjoy sharing (and documenting for myself!) my week but I might write the post earlier in the week if that makes sense. I know to make this happen I need to be more of a productivity ninja in my 3 working days!
How was May for you? Do you have anything you’d like to achieve or focus on in June?
Good luck with your June goals Laura! I know what you mean about weekends – I study at the weekend after working full-time during the week and always want to find more time to blog than I can or do! I think it’s just all about prioritising – I read something this week that said when you say yes to something, think about what you’re saying no to. For me, that’s always saying no to relaxation time, which is bad!!
Thanks Lou! That’s a really useful way of thinking about it, I’ll have to remember what I’m saying no to in future!
It sounds very busy indeed! I think you just need to find a comfortable rhythm and routine with what works best with you and your family. And make sure it doesn’t stress you out! Life’s too short!
June is about getting my marathon done and then sorting out my house ready to put it on the market…scary times!
You are so right Anna, I think it’s just finding that routine I need to figure out. Good luck with both the marathon and the house, I’m sure both will go very well :-)
Wasn’t May a whirlwind?! I cannot believe we are now half way through the year – total madness. May was just non-stop for me, I finished my degree and also completed my nine month training course at work – and passed! I’ve had to take a little time out, especially blog wise, just to get my mind back to normal after it had turned to gloop during May!
Congrats on all of the successful goals achieved in May! And well done on all of the half marathon training – I honestly don’t think I could ever achieve something like that!
June is going to be a bit more madness for me as I’m moving to my new flat in two weeks (eek!), start working full time but finally I get to go on holiday at the end of the month until early July – phew!
Hope you have a good week Laura
She’s So Lucy
Wow well done! Sounds like you have a lot on but how blissful to have a break at the end of it all, enjoy!
So lovely that you’ve got a whole team of you running the GNR! All the best with training. Maybe in all the busy-ness it will be a relaxing “me-time” sort of thing for you…
I haven’t thought about my goals really yet but I’m running a couple of 10K races this summer so I want to keep up consistent exercise. I’ve also just started a new job so I want to put 100% into that but also maintain the blog. It’s tricky juggling everything, isn’t it?!
Haha I should have read this before I wrote my post on running! Actually that is how I’m going to reframe running for me, trying to think of it as positive time for just me to be on my own :-) Congrats on the new job, you are right it’s really tricky juggling things but I’m sure you’ll find a great balance x
Good luck with the half marathon training! x
Thanks Lily I’m going to need it!
I know what you mean about needing a rest after a holiday! We went to Florida for half term, and only landed at lunch time on Sunday- back to work this week has been a bit of a struggle!
I also agree with working less on weekends- if only there was a way to make weekdays a bit longer then I could manage it! :)
I need to do a bit of a de-clutter too, although I am trying to do one thing at a time- I did the bathroom cabinet, and also my sports clothes drawer, so that way I can tick a few things off the list.
Blimey that is a quick turn around after a holiday! I think we both need a Harry Potter style time turner so weekends can be made a little longer!