Thursday, 3 September 2015

September Goals

1. Eat healthily and work out (so cliche)
Recently, I've become a lot more conscious about what I eat and where it comes from. I don't believe in fad diets or being too restrictive, but it's good to know where your food comes from so you can make an informed choice. I suffered a lot with allergies over the summer. Reducing my dairy intake seemed to help and when I fell off the cheese wagon (I do love cheese!), my symptoms (itchy throat, stingy eyes) flared up again. (Me and a couple of friends actually had a cheese and wine night - it was amazing!) Obviously, I can't prove it was due to dairy, but I do want to limit it and see whether my overall health and energy levels improve. I've also shopped locally a couple of times lately and the veg I bought was delicious. I'm not anti-supermarkets, but I am a firm believer in supporting small businesses and shopping locally.
Exercise wise; I've slacked! Although, carrying trays back and forth and lifting ridiculously heavy dishwasher loads is exercise. I think I've finally given up on the idea of a gym membership, but I'm definitely not taking enough advantage of my Wii.

2. Do more cooking and baking
I'm such a late bloomer, but I've recently discovered a love of cooking. Being on a relatively tight budget has meant that I've eaten out a lot less and done a lot more cooking and making do with what's in my fridge and cupboards. I want to do more baking too, but first I need to tackle the space issue in my tiny studio kitchen ...

3. Sort out my flat
I want to reorganise my little flat and get some decent storage. Something like this for my kitchen would be perfect.

4. Reconnect with old friends
Sometimes people naturally drift apart, but sometimes life gets in the way and staying in touch means setting aside some time and making an effort. A few of my friends have moved away or had children and I haven't exactly been great at keeping in contact, which I want to put right.

5. Blog/journal more often

Poundland Nail Polishes

When I moved out of my last flat I realised that every single nail polish I owned had gone gloopy and I'd only used them once or twice....