Get Good Summer 2014

The lovely Claire at Clarina’s Contemplations ran the #GetGoodSummer linky series last year and I thought I would give it a go. It was a great way to achieve something over the Summer months. Half way through the year, it’s a great time to take another look at those New Year resolutions that may have fallen by the wayside. So, I’m really happy that it’s back. Here goes!


1. Complete a Book – I was sent a book for my birthday (back in April), from one of my sisters and I have simply not felt like I have had the time to fit in reading a book. I guess any spare time when you have a newborn you want to just rest and sit in silence haha. Now she’s nearly 3 months I’ve got no excuse and need to make some me-time to finish it- I’ve heard great things about it.


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2.Drop a Dress Size – This is so cliché and a standard goal for me (I seem to be forever counting the calories) but why not? I’d love to lose at least a dress size by the time we go on our holiday in September, so I can feel happier and more confident on the beach.

3. Improve my Personal Best – Since having the all clear after having Chloe (C-section), I have taken up running again. I have started to run nearly every evening, at least 2 miles each time (got to start somewhere). I have also started to do a ParkRun every Saturday morning. They are free timed 5k races and there are loads of locations to do them around the UK. I’ve been trying out my local ones and so far have run 32:26 as my fastest time for the 3 miles. I would love to get to 30 minutes by the end of the Summer. Hopefully goal 2 will help with this too – the less I weigh, the faster I should run, right?


4. Get Creative with Our Fruit – We are lucky to have our own garden and we have started to grow our own fruit and a few herbs. We started this last year but seems this year we have an abundance, particularly strawberries. Other than just eating them whole, I need to get creative and make some yummy things like jams or jellies, throw them in salads and maybe pies with our gooseberries. Will see what I find and see what tastes good.

5. Try New Things – I would love to do at least one new thing with the kids each week. We get stuck in a bit of a rut sometimes of just doing the usual things and going to the same places. I would love to try new crafts with Max, try new parks, go to the beach, watch a new film, pick berries etc. Must get my thinking cap on!

What are you’re goals for the summer? Wish me luck!


Rebecca x

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  1. 26th June 2014 / 2:06 pm

    Love the last one – just to try new things! This is something I dont do and am terrible at doing thensame things day in, day out. Good luck! #GetGoodSummer

    • 30th June 2014 / 2:25 pm

      me too – hopefully we’ll have some fun filled weeks

  2. 26th June 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Good luck with your goals. I am going to try running again. You sound like you are on the right track with yours and I think it is great to be trying something new each week.

    • 30th June 2014 / 2:23 pm

      fingers crossed – I’m looking forward to trying some new things x

  3. 26th June 2014 / 2:38 pm

    Lovely to have you on board, Rebecca! These are great goals… I had “Learn how to make strawberry jam” on my original list too, but it had to get scratched when I whittled it down to 5… maybe next year! Will look forward to seeing what yummy recipes you come up with and hearing how your getting on on the fitness front… think that’s on everyone’s list this year! See you again next Thursday! Claire x #GetGoodSummer

    • 30th June 2014 / 2:23 pm

      thanks for hosting it – its such a lovely idea! x

  4. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)
    26th June 2014 / 2:56 pm

    Good luck with your goals, I hope you achieve everything you want to achieve, I may have 1 or 2 of those goals next year (post-baby!) 😉 Look forward to reading about your progress 🙂 xx #getgoodsummer

    • 30th June 2014 / 2:22 pm

      good luck with your new baby x

  5. 27th June 2014 / 6:48 am

    Lovely set of goals, best of luck with them all. I know what you mean about completing a book, My average is three a year since starting to have kids in 2009!

    • 30th June 2014 / 2:20 pm

      it’s hard to set aside the tine when theres so many other things you could be doing!

  6. Jess @ Catch A Single Thought
    27th June 2014 / 5:10 pm

    Good luck with your goals! I don’t think I could run 5k in 50 minutes to I am in awe…hope you can get your book read too. I find reading helps me forget/ignore the chaos going on around me 😉 #getgoodsummer

    • 30th June 2014 / 2:18 pm

      I’m looking forward to working on some quiet reading time x

  7. Anonymous
    28th June 2014 / 8:22 pm

    Ooooo I like the idea of making jams. Our veg didn’t really grow this year x

    • 30th June 2014 / 2:17 pm

      fingers crossed I’ll be able to give it a go!

  8. 2nd July 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Great list. I’ve just finished mine. I’ve got a similar one to your no. 1 – I haven’t finished reading a book since my daughter was born (and she’s just over 1 now) so this summer, I’m going to read a book cover to cover!

    • 3rd July 2014 / 8:50 am

      I’m really going to make sure I have the time to do it over the next few months, love reading but hardly get to now

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