Well hello there June! You kind of creeped up on me to be honest. How can half of the year be already done? But I’m not mad about it, it means that the dark, cold days should be done and only sunshine and a blue sky should welcome me every morning from now on, right?
Well, we’ll see about that.
I tend not to set goals to myself each month. The struggle is already on from trying to manage to work full time, blog on the side, manage two or three workouts a week, spend time with my boyfriend and my family and have a little time to relax. Phew. So if I stress myself out with a list of things I want to get done on top of that every month, I think my head is going to explode.
But this month is the first month of summer and I’m well excited for it. So here are a few things I want to work on or do in this upcoming four weeks.
Plan our trip to Italy
I know, I keep blabbing on about it but boy am I over the moon about it. It’s been a long time waiting and so not to jinx it, I haven’t planned anything so far. We just have booked the hotel and that’s about it. My best friend has been several times so I’ll ask her a few recommendation to start with and then I’ll work around a loose schedule. I don’t want us to stress over things but just have an idea of what to do and a list of where to eat so to avoid tourist traps.
Get back into a regular fitness schedule
I don’t think I’ve talked about it but my gym closed down at the end of April which was a real bummer to me. I had been going for a year and 7 months and really loved the instructors and my routine. But unfortunately, cheaper gym franchises had started to win over some members and the family-run gym couldn’t face the costs.
So since then I’ve been working out at home. It’s not the best because I don’t have that much space but I appreciate the freedom it gives me to workout whenever I want, and from home. I go straight home each night and as soon as I’m done, I can hop into the shower straight away. I also fell in love with Popsugar Fitness on Youtube, their workouts are amazing and I have a whole playlist dedicated to their workouts.
But the past few weeks have been a bit all over the place what with the kitchen renovation planning, a trip to the osteopath, back issues and overall tiredness. But with the sunny days being back, I want to feel confident again and for that, I need to workout out smarter and more regularly. And that brings me to my next goal…
Stop worrying about my body
*Major sigh* If I earned a euro every time I was mentally hating on my body or comparing it with others I’d be a billionaire by now. But no, all it does is make me feel down and kick my confidence down.
I had been in such a good place at the beginning of May. I’d listened to Emma Gannon”Ctrl Alt Delete”‘s podcast episode with Jameela Jamil and had been nodding the whole time. I wasn’t stressing about what I was eating, stopped hating on my body every time I’d catch a glance of it in the mirror and was overall, way happier. But then I got my period on the mental monster that it brings and it all went downhill from there.
But it.has.to.stop. So this month, I’m going to work on my inner self-talk and do my best to accept my body for all the amazing stuff it does for me. Because damn, the body is an incredible thing.
Give my blog more love
My blog is my baby and I’m oh so happy to have one. It’s quite incredible how much of an impact this little platform has had on my life. However, I realize that as much as I try, I’m having a hard time treating it and caring for it as much and as well as I’d want to. I don’t have much time to spend on it and when I do, I rush through the process of writing, editing, planning, scheduling, proof-reading and all that goes on behind the scenes. I want to do so much but I can give it so little time.
I’m going to do my best in June to spend more time on it. I have big plans for this platform and other projects and I’m going to work my butt off to get everything back it this special place in my heart and my mind.
What are your goals for June? Anything you are excited about?