Wednesday, 5 June 2013

June Goals & Workin' It Wednesday

I'm being a bit naughty and doing a double link up. I am linking up with Corinna over at Surfin' Through Second and I {Heart} Recess. I discovered Corinna's blog last week through another link up and saw her Workin' It Wednesday linky. I've been looking forward to posting for the last few days, not because I necessarily have anything insightful to say, but because I think this link up will keep me accountable.
Corinna's link up worked perfectly with I {Heart} Recess' June goals link up.

I am engaged and have exactly 2 months (from today!) until my wedding. Unfortunately, unlike most brides, I really haven't changed my eating habits and tried to lose weight. In January I decided that I did want to try and be healthier and by Easter, I finally started a workout routine.
Yoga/Climbing, step aerobic (1-2x a week),  korfball training, and personal training session. I really want to maintain this. It hasn't been easy with teaching and does take up a lot of time, but I think 3x a week is an achievable goal.
My personal goal sounds really horrible ... My fiance and I work at the same school, so essentially see each other all the time. I have noticed that since we've both gotten our fancy phones and laptops, it's quite easy to not actually interact as much while at home. I would like to go technology free for at least one day.
My other goal was to keep in contact more with my family. Being 8 time zones away, it can be hard. Thank god for WhatsApp.
The health goal I have set myself I think will be the hardest. I love sugar! I have it in coffee, sweets, biscuits - which are definitely my vices. I've not lost any weight since starting my workout regime 2 months ago and I know sugar is the main culprit.
Goals for school have not changed all year! I'm terrible when it comes to marking and planning. I go to school having a plan for my lessons and will write my maths plans, otherwise ... As far as marking goes, I literally forget they have done work in their books so often forget to mark straight away.
My blog/TPT goal is to try and blog at least once a week. It can be really hard to come up with ideas or have the time during term time, but again, I think once a week is an achievable goal. I'm also trying to get my blog out there a bit more, so am currently having it made over, should be ready by July!
The Reading Goal is a bit of a long shot. I used to love reading, but find that I only really make time for it during my holiday. I got Life of Pi for Christmas and have not had the urge time to read it. I know it's supposed to be brilliant, so I'm going to try and force myself to read it. The Polish Boxer is a book that was recommended by the local library and Waterstone's as a summer read. It has references to World War 2, which is always my favourite time to read about.

Going back to the health goal, I had read on Corinna's last Workin' It Wednesday post about My Fitness Pal. I have seen this app but was only tempted to use it when I read about how it has been working for her.
I've used apps like this before, but I didn't like that they didn't take into account the exercise I had done. I started using this app last week and like that it gives you a daily calorie goal. I managed to go to Step, so when I input that, it essentially increased my calorie intake, because of the calories I had lost. I'm determined to keep up with this app so I can achieve my weight loss goal. I know I won't lose 20 lbs by my wedding day, but hopefully I'll be looking good for my honeymoon.
If you've managed to read this far, well done!


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your engagement! This is so exciting and great motivation to get in shape. I hear you on the sugar! I have a huge sweet tooth. According to my Fitness Pal I am already over my sugar limit by breakfast!! Thank you so much for linking up!!