Monday, 3 April 2017

April Goals!

I don't think I've ever done this before, but this month I won't be recapping on how I got on with my goals in March. Why? Because, truthfully, I didn't achieve any of them. And even though I'm trying not to, I'm beating myself up pretty badly over my perceived failure. But, you see, I started the month off with a nasty cold/flu. I spent about a week on the sofa, under the duvet; feeling pretty sorry for myself. Suffice it to say, I didn't exactly have the motivation to swim, watch what I ate or weight train! As the month wore on, my mental health took a knock. Anxiety has been a constant presence in my life for ten, or more, years; but recently, it's been getting worse. And it's had a huge impact on my motivation; in that, I don't have any! But I'm going all out for April; I'm pushing for better mental and physical health, whatever it takes. Here are my goals for the month ahead...

1. Swim at least once a week. It's amazing how much of a difference exercise makes to both my physical and mental health. Even if it's a struggle to convince myself to go, I always feel better for it afterwards. And the weight just falls off me as soon as I start exercising!

2. Count calories daily. At the end of last year, I combined restricting and counting calories with swimming once a week and had fantastic results. I was losing 2-3ibs a week, and feeling great. I want to go back to this, especially with my wedding in five months!

3. Lose 8ibs. Based on previous experiences, I reckon this is doable. If I can maintain, or exceed, 8ibs a month, I should have lost around 2.5+ stone by our wedding! 

4. Eat out no more than once a week. My fiance and I have slipped into a very unhealthy habit of eating out a lot. This needs to stop, and eating out only once a week is more than enough!

5. Talk to the doctor about my mental health. It's so important to seek help when you need it. I know that, more than anyone. I want to get on top of my mental health this month, and the first step is seeking help! 

Bonus: 900 followers on IG. I actually set myself this little 'bonus goal' last month, too. And I achieved it, about a week before the end of March. Then I went on an unfollowing spree, and lost about 50 followers in a day. I know, right?! I was so gutted. So I'm re-setting myself this goal for April! 

What is one thing you'd really like to achieve in April? 

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  1. Amazing goals and fingers crossed you reach them! I'm in the middle of a fitness phase and trying to get myself more healthy xx

    Jenny | X

    1. Thank you! Good luck to you, too! xx

  2. I always enjoy reading your goals posts. Sorry to hear you've been feeling so crap in March; let's hope you smash all your goals in April!

  3. We all have good and bad days so please don't beat yourself up over them! Shows you're human! I'm trying to eat less processed foods and have been loving it so far! Making things from scratch it surprisingly relaxing hahaha I get so frustrated with instagram.. Can never seem to grow my account but oh well! Em xx

    1. Aww thanks Em. And don't worry; you'll get there!! xxx


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