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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

May Look Back and June 2018 Goals

Personal and blogging goals for June

How I did with my May 2018 goals
Spending ban
"I did it again: I spent far too much money on unnecessary personal shoppingDon't get me wrong: I'm a strong (too strong) believer in treating yourself, but the amount of money that I spent in April was ridiculous. I actually set myself a spending ban back in March (hint: I failed) but I'd definitely like to be far more strict on myself this month and not buy a single non-essential item. My bank account looks atrocious right now."

I did terribly (see here and here and another one coming soon)

Continue following my workout plan and lose 2kg
"I created a pretty intense (intense for my lazy ass, anyways) workout plan for myself last month and I pretty much stuck to it, with the exception of one public holiday day. Its only been a month but I already feel pretty great. I've been a fair bit heavier than I would like to be for the past couple of years and with our holiday coming up, I just want to feel my best, especially when it comes to wearing a bikini. Continuing to work out the way that I have been lately should definitely yield some results if I don't slack off. I’m hoping to really get in to it and lose 2kg this month."

Cross: I followed my workout plan pretty consistently, actually. I'm a little disappointed because I feel that I could have accomplished my weight goal if I had pushed myself harder and eaten a little better. I did manage to lose some weight, but nowhere near the 2kg mark that I set myself. Maybe we'll call this one a semi-achievement?

Make better food choices
"I tend to make poor choices when it comes to meals and portion sizes, especially when it comes to dinner. As a result, my weight loss hasn't been as drastic as I would like it to be. I know that no matter how much I work out, eating well has to be a part of the process too, so I definitely need to learn to control how much I eat at mealtime (I always cook too much for the two of us) and be much stronger when it comes to ignoring my cravings. I guess this goal goes hand in hand with a spending ban (bye fast food) and a big ol' exercise plan. I just have to have enough self-control. R.I.P."

Cross: I started off pretty well, but by the end of the month I was right back to my snacking ways. I definitely was more mindful about what we were having for dinner, though, which is definitely something that I could build on.

Closet clean out
"I have a lot of clothes. Many of them are pretty well-worn and have reached the end of their life, and a lot more just plain don't fit anymore. It's gotten to the point where my closet rails are clogged and my chest of drawers is difficult to open and close. I've accepted defeat and am planning to get rid of the clothes that I am hoping that I will fit back in to one day, sigh, so do need to buy a couple of pieces that fit me properly. What better time for a long overdue clean out?"

Cross: I thought about doing a closet clean out a handful of times during May but did I actually do it? No I did not. I feel as though the month just kind of came and went for me.. Next thing I knew, we were starting June.

What I want to achieve in June 2018
Input all food in to MyFitnessPal
Rewind a year-or-so ago, I was using MyFitnessPal religiously and guess what?! I saw results. Shocker. I have been inputting my calories on-and-off for a few months now, but I always eventually grow tired of the process and end up not bothering. Queue the weight gain... Re-gain? I'd definitely like to get back in to the habit of inputting my meals and snacks in to MyFitnessPal each and every day. It's tedious, but it works

Find a portable power bank
I've been meaning to pick up a power bank for years now. I'm doing much more after work these days. Whether it be going to the gym or attending blogger events, it's imperative that I have my phone charged and ready to go. I'm looking for something of good quality, that isn't going to cost me an arm and a leg at the same time. Preferably in pink.. Because I'm basic.

Have at least 2 date nights
Jesse and I used to have a date night every Wednesday after work. Since building a house, once a week dates aren't as doable with the funds that we have available but it's no excuse to not have any at all! We haven't had a date night in over 6 months, easily, which is sad because I do love spending quality time with him. Adult life has definitely gotten in the way, but I think that two Wintery date nights this month would be wonderful.

Visit a (dog friendly) walking trail
For as long as I can remember, I was excited to get a dog because it meant that I would have an excuse to explore plenty of hiking trails. Do you think that I've visited even one since getting Milla? No, Sir. It would be a great excuse for a doggy playdate and catch-up with a friend and it's an easy way to get a bunch of steps in! Being Winter, there is likely to be far less people around and the creeks and waterfalls should have at least a little water in them. Lovely.

Let's hope that I achieve more in June than I did during May.
What are you hoping to achieve this month?

See also:
May 2018 Goals
2018 Resolutions



  1. Good luck on achieving your June goals! I've been in search for the right portable phone charger, also. Why are they so darn expensive, or huge in size?

  2. Amanda | Maple AlpsJune 6, 2018 at 7:59 PM

    When I was inputting into MyFitnessPal it worked wonders for me too, so I totally feel you on that! I need to get back to it! Great June goals! Get it girl!!!!!

  3. It’s winter where you are? Where do you live girl? I also need to do a “spending ban” especially to pay off my small credit card debt! I also love the idea of finding dog friendly trails, I love going to the dog park, but sometimes you just need to hit a trail! These are great goals, I hope your month is amazing girl!

  4. It's so easy to spend more money on unnecessary items than needed. I do that all the time at Target. Lol There seems to always things I find for my home, storage, girls, etc. My husband and I need a date too. It can be hard to get someone to watch all three girls. Hope you get a date this month!

  5. Oh my...this feels like I am reading my own diary!I have stuck it out with the exercising. The food is still a sore point, and somehow I do not seem to log into MFP as much. I also use the Pacer step counter with MFP. It's very nice to see the calorie adjustments from the steps that I take.

  6. I am so glad that you want to have a dog for whatsoever reason. They are the best friends to us. Also a portable power bank is your saviour when your phone battery goes down n it's urgent to use the phone.

  7. Girl, I am the same way! I am always spending too much money on clothing for son and for myself.

  8. Hmmmm I think we share a lot of the same fails lol; overspending, not working out, too busy to plan a date night. Oh well, we're all human and have the blessings of trying again!

  9. Nadalie BardowellJune 7, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    It is the PERFECT time to revisit our goals, with the middle of the year approaching. I love how well rounded your goals are, I really need to add some personal goals to my planning.

  10. Lisa Torres AllenJune 7, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    Okay I need to borrow that "spending ban" and impose it on myself! I've blown a lot of my resolution this year too but I keep going and keep trying. I like your way of making it 'monthly' though. I think it will be easier to track and it will inspire me more to be celebrating small victories every month. You keep going!

  11. Awesome goal setting! So important. Great job & good luck with June!

  12. Haha yes! I live in Australia. :) We're a backwards bunch down here with Winter mid-year (although, I can't imagine a cold Christmas!).
    Spending bans are HARD! Or maybe I'm just not motivated enough.. either way, good luck to you ahah!
    Yesss! I've made plans to hit a trail with a friend this weekend - I'm so excited! x

  13. Let's motivate each other to use MyFitnessPal for food input all month! x

  14. Oh boy. Target is my weakness haha. Especially when it comes to homewares!
    Aw I could imagine it would be difficult with young children! I hope you get a chance to soon - you both deserve a lovely date together. :) x

  15. Hahaha we sound so similar, girl! Good on you for sticking to your exercise plan! The food is what gets me too - hopefully we do better in June! I'll have to look in to Pacer, too - thanks for the recommendation! x

  16. They really are a man's (or WOman's) best friend. <3 My life has changed since we got little Milla. YES! I've been stuck without a phone charge countless times - I really do need to look in to a powerbank. x

  17. Hahaha I hope you have better luck with a spending ban than I did! But that's okay aha, the most important thing is that you keep trying! You should be proud! I tried doing resolutions, but I always ended up failing. I think that smaller, more attainable goals each month is the way for me to go. :) x

  18. I like the way you think, girl! Every chance to try again is a blessing. :) x

  19. Definitely, Nadine! A great time to check in on our goals and resolutions for the year!
    Thank you for your kind words. <3 x


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