Thursday, 31 October 2013
New month, new goals...
Last month feels like such a blur. I've been so busy, which I secretly love (spare time scares me) but I have realised just how much better I feel when I take a rest and exercise and eat well. Surprise that, eh? Hmm. Towards the end of last term I felt so run down and ill, never rested, that it became the norm. There are certain things I can't change...working full time, doing a masters, tutoring and commuting for over an hour to work and an hour and a bit back each day can't be changed. But my eating and sleeping habits and general attitude can! Oh yeah, so enthusiastic there.
So this is what I aim *vow* to achieve this month:
Yesterday I went for my first non-forced run (ie, I didn't feel like I was about to fall asleep on the treadmill) and it felt SO good. I stepped off feeling nice and energised, like I could take on anything, which is how it should be. That was also due to listening to Hairspray songs and belting out 'Good Morning Baltimore' a hundred times. So yes. Exercise being helpful= acknowledged.
Next month's exercise:
*I know I'm late to the bandwagon, but I want to try Jillian Michael's 30 day shred.
So that, every day.
*Using the treadmill for at least 30 mins 3X a week.
*Swimming once every 2 weeks.
Now I'm going to be a bit wishy-washy on this one. Basically, I want to eat a diet that looks something like this:
B/f: Big bowl of bran cereal to fuel me for the day.
L: on the go...so a marmite sandwich and apple (was having protein bars)
D: I always struggle to think of ideas...but variation of tuna/broccoli or sweet potato and cottage cheese.
Possibly a few snacks too. We'll see how this goes, but I want to eat more healthily than I did this month!
I have a long commute so I get to read a fair bit. I want to start enjoying reading on the train again. At the moment I have been resorting to my course textbooks and Jacqueline Wilson books for comfort! I have a whole stack of books waiting for me, I just need to dare to delve into them.
I want to experiment with my outfits. I have a whole lot of clothes and usually stick to the same old outfits. Blogging here will help me to document/get inspirations, and my 'clothes for the week rail' that I purchased last week should help too (see below)
Do you have any aims for next month?