November Health & Fitness Goals

Oh dear, it’s been quite a while since I’ve written a health and fitness post. Far too long, I think. I had some grand plans in my head before starting my holidays (hitting the gym twice a day, participating in juice cleanses etc), but very little of that has eventuated. One benefit of being on holiday is that Sebastian and I find it a lot easier to make time for the gym, as he finishes work at around 2pm every day. Having said that, time is easier – motivation is not. I decided to get back into the habit of setting monthly health and fitness goals, as it’s an easy way for me to track what I’m doing while keeping you guys in the loop. Here’s what I’m going to try and achieve over the course of the next month –

– Go to the gym at least 3 times a week
– Do 1 additional non-gym workout a week
– Track physical progress weekly
– Buy a new heart rate monitor
– Make a new gym playlist
– Make fresh juices every week

November Goals

I am actually really struggling with having so much free time, how pathetic is that? I was discussing it with my mum the other day, and she agreed with me that the more time you have the less you manage to get done. This has been so true for me, so I’m making a conscious effort to pack as much into each day as I possibly can. Here’s how I went with my October Goals, and some goals I’ve set myself for November –

October Goals
* Make an appointment with the bank to talk about refinancing my mortgage – Nope.
* Go shopping for “school supplies” for my course – Kind of, although I pretty much had everything I needed already, so it was a small shop.
* Go on a girls trip down south – This was much needed, and enjoyed by all.
* Weed the entire garden (this has become a bit of a nightmare) – I’ve gotten started on this, but we still have a way to go.
* Start painting the house – One day, eh?
* Host an afternoon tea & utilise the new outdoor setting – Not yet.

November Goals
* Pick a “death row dinners” themed dessert to make for our pot luck dinner party club dinner – any suggestions?
* Weed, tidy, and re-mulch the back garden
* Cancel an old credit card
* Replace the washing machine (ours broke, can you imagine how frustrating life is without a washing machine? it’s a hundred times worse than what you’d imagine)
* Organize my birthday celebrations
* Write a Christmas shopping list
* Write a Christmas to-do list

October Goals

Well, it’s October. Normally around this time of year I’d be thinking about starting to organize the work Christmas function… but not this year! I’m on holidays, and now that is for someone else to deal with. Hallelujah! It’s a bit of a difficult time for me and my family at the moment, so my motivation levels have been a bit low, but that’s life I guess. Here’s how I went with my goals for last month, along with the list of goals I’m hoping to achieve this month.

September Goals
* Enrol in my diploma of healthcare documentation course (I did it! I’m still waiting for everything to go through, and I have some paperwork to complete, but I should be well on my way to getting started next month)
* Maintain a strict budget, and track all spending (I have been keeping track of my finances on an almost daily basis, and it’s made a huge difference with how much control I feel I have over my money)
* Set my desk up for studying during my three month break
* Focus on skincare, and taking extra care of my skin (I’ve been making more of an effort to take care of my skin, and it’s showing. Which is a good thing, because my skin has been behaving pretty badly lately)
* Write a to-do list for my upcoming time off work (I decided to write daily to-do lists, but I do have a list of projects that I want to get done around the house, so I can turn to that when I’m looking for things to add into my daily routine)
* Make an appointment with the bank to talk about refinancing my mortgage
* Go shopping for “school supplies” for my course

October Goals
* Make an appointment with the bank to talk about refinancing my mortgage
* Go shopping for “school supplies” for my course
* Go on a girls trip down south
* Weed the entire garden (this has become a bit of a nightmare)
* Start painting the house
* Host an afternoon tea & utilise the new outdoor setting

Spring/Summer To-Do List 2015/16

Last year I put together a wishlist of things I wanted to try and accomplish during the spring/summer months, and it was a really fun way of keeping track of all of the summery things I wanted to do. It was a bit of a mixed bunch of goals, but they were all things that made me feel like I’d be making the most of the warm weather. I decided to do the same again this year, and hopefully with me having a break from work I’ll be able to cross even more things off of my to-do list. Here’s hoping! I’ve carried across some of my goals from last year that I didn’t quite manage to cross off, here’s the full list for this year –

– Buy a BBQ and an outdoor setting for the back yard
– Set up the outdoor area in the back yard
– Catch up on my 50 Book Challenge
– Go for long drives on warm evenings
– Make iced tea to drink on the weekends
– Make musk (and possibly redskin or caramel) vodka
– Swim as much as possible
– Go for walks along the beach
– Have weekly lunch with my mother and grandmother
– Get a professional pedicure
– Re-Read ‘all in the blue unclouded weather’ by Robin Klein
– Go on a girls’ trip/weekend away
– Host a summer BBQ/dinner party
– Buy (and plant) some pretty pot plants for the back yard
– Buy fresh stone fruits from the local farmers’ market
– Have fresh cut flowers in the house every couple of weeks
– Buy a new maxi dress (and wear it to death with my favourite summer sandals)

September Goals

Wow, it’s September. Someone told me recently that the reason time feels like it’s moving so fast when you’re an adult is because you’re not experiencing as many ‘new’ things. When you’re a kid time flies because everything feels so new and exciting. Something to think about. Here are my goals for the month:

* Enrol in my diploma of healthcare documentation course
* Maintain a strict budget, and track all spending
* Set my desk up for studying during my three month break
* Focus on skincare, and taking extra care of my skin
* Write a to-do list for my upcoming time off work
* Make an appointment with the bank to talk about refinancing my mortgage
* Go shopping for “school supplies” for my course