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.
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!