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


  1. I'm with you on the cooking one, I'm attempting to make soup tomorrow! :)

  2. I love your goals, and I hope that you achieve all of them! I love specially the first two, exercising and cooking are my favourite things to do! hahaha
    Have a good day xx

  3. excellent post
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  4. These are lovely goals! I share the ones about more cooking and keeping in touch with old friends. Great post!
    xo Kiki

  5. These are really great goals, hope you achieve them all x

  6. Cooking and eating healthy go so well together. If you start making your food from scratch you get aware of how much stuff is put into store bought things. That really helped me get more healthy without feeling deprived.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. Definitely! And I think it actually works out cheaper to cook from scratch. :)

  7. These all sound like really fun and motivating goals for the month
    Love the thought of monthly goals, as opposed to New Year Resolutions which are just not realistic!

  8. Reconnecting is one of my goals this month too, Its a shame when you drift apart from old friends :(

    Lillies and Lipbalm

  9. hope September goals will be realized, girl!

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