New Year’s Resolutions-September & October Update

I never got ’round to doing a September update on my new year’s resolutions, so this is a double whammy post! Here’s a look at how I got on the past two months.

1-Eat Healthy & Exercise

Tick and tick! The last couple of months I’ve been working out four times a week. I do a mix of weights and cardio at the gym, boxing, badminton and body balance.

I’ve also been eating healthy for the most part. Whilst we went to quite a few food events in September and I get free food at work now, I’ve still been good most of the time.

2-Read More

In September I read:

The Woman Before You by Carrie Blake.

This book is described as a ‘shocking thriller’, but realistically it’s just shockingly bad! It’s like a cheaper version of Fifty Shades, where Isabel does everything Matthew tells her (sexually/stealing/lying, you name it) yet he seems to care very little for her most of the story.

The book progressively gets worse, where the characters are unlikeable, unrelatable and weak. It grew on me (a bit) at times, but it wasn’t what I was expecting and I wouldn’t recommend it.

In October I was so busy I had no time to read books, only magazines, but I hope to do better in November.

3-Do 2 New Things Per Month

In September we:

Went to the Titanic Exhibition in London.

Went to lots of new food events, such as It’s a Vegan Ting and Plant Based Live.

Tried amazing food at Hackney Downs Vegan Market.

In October we:

Stayed in a junior suite at The Chesterfield Mayfair for our sixth anniversary.

Watched Aladdin at the theatre.

Went pumpkin picking at Stanhill Farm in Kent.

And much more.

4-Visit three NEW countries and three NEW cities (Any towns and villages or any extra countries and cities are a bonus)

We spent September and October in London, Kent and Essex, so no new places were visited.

5-Try to use up what I have before buying more

I have to admit I splurged money on makeup in September and also bought several bits and pieces I didn’t need in October, as there was sales and offers on.

On the upside, I’ve been focusing on using up older products in my makeup/beauty collection and have given away/or thrown out any makeup items I no longer use.

Bonus Round

In September I had some ‘me’ time, but in October I started a new job and have been super busy. I hope to give myself more time for reading, long baths and pampering sessions in November.

Let me know how you’re getting on with your new year’s resolutions.

17 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions-September & October Update

  1. awesome that you have been consistent with working out and finished the book even though it was not up to expectation, I tend to read from best sellers lists or classics for that reason, some reviews cannot be trusted though. love the food share and your noodle dish is so very identical to what is common food for me here. It was lovely to be a part of your celebration, you always make the ordinary so spectacular. hope November will ease up a little and you will have more me time as December approaches.take care and lots of good wishes to you.

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    1. Aaw thank you. I always try to finish books, even if I don’t love them. I ususlly pick books that I’ve seen reviewed online or in magazines, but I saw this one in the supermarket and it sounded good. The noodles are from a Filipino place๐Ÿ˜Š It’s really nice. I love noodle and rice dishes. Thank you so much Gina. I hope November is a great month for you xx

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      1. thank you so much for your lovely wishes, it is busy but a good month so far. books can be deceptive like that in a way and i too must finish it no matter how awful. noodles and rice dishes are staple in Asia and we share many similar dishes between the cultures. have a wonderful November too!

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  2. You don’t have time to read because you’re doing so well at the gym! ๐Ÿ˜› Those donuts look so yummy, I’m loving donuts lately! That book sounds disastrous, I’ve never read 50 Shades because lots of people mentioned how badly written it was but because I haven’t read it so I don’t know. You’re doing well with your resolutions xx

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ That’s true! I go four nights a week so I guess that’s where my time goes! They was so good, vegan too๐Ÿ˜Š I love doughnuts. It’s funny because it sounded such a good, creepy thriller but it was just so bad. I quite enjoyed Fifty Shades but it is poorly written. Thanks huni๐Ÿ˜Š xx

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  3. All this food looks so yummy. Dannii, your posts always make me super hungry!!
    Was Aladdin good? I’d really like to see it at the theatre ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you seen the Lion King?
    Congrats on working out 4 times a week, that’s amazing!
    The book review is pretty funny, I won’t be reading it ha aha.
    Have a great Nov Dannii! & congrats on your new job too, how exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Haha there’s always a lot of good food๐Ÿ˜Š I thought Aladdin was okay the Genie was great but they could have done more with it. I’m very fussy with theatre shows though๐Ÿ™ˆ I haven’t! Aaw thanks hun๐Ÿ˜Š Lol the book might make you laugh though, that’d be the only upside. Thanks huni, I hope it’s a great month for you๐Ÿ’• xx


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