It has been a crazy two months! October in particular was full of birthdays and other celebrations and I also worked my last day in my job (but let’s not get into that!) So here’s a look at how I got on.
1-Eat Healthy and Exercise
September was overall a good month for eating and exercise. We hiked around Richmond Park, went for forest walks and went to the gym.
October was definitely more difficult due to the amount of celebrations, so I ate out more. I still did a lot of activities such as bike riding, white water rafting and more, but exercise did slip at times.
I did pretty well reading two books both months!
In September I read:
-Fireball by Robert Matzen
I initially started this book about movie star Carole Lombard in August but it was such a huge book, I only finished it a month later! I found the start of this book a bit slow with a lot of detail about not just Lombard but all the other passengers on the plane she was on.
But after a while I really got into this book. I learned a lot about Lombard, her husband Clark Gable and the plane crash that took her life at just 33 years old. I also understood the amount of detail earlier in the book, as you get to know the passengers on the doomed plane, their stories and it’s utterly heartbreaking.
Would I recommend? Yes.
-Something In The Water by Catherine Steadman
I wont say too much about this book as I recently did a full review on it, but I loved it! Realistic language, love, crime and a thriller all in one book made it hard to put down.
Would I recommend? Hell yes!
In October I read:
Just Before I Died by S.K. Tremayne
Again I wont go into as much detail as I also wrote a review of this book, but it was an interesting one. It was easy reading and I couldn’t predict the ending, but there was too much time spent on descriptions and the characters were hard to warm to.
Would I recommend? Despite it not being perfect, still yes.
-You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero
I’ll throw it out there, I hate self help books or any kind of book giving advice. Most feel cheesy, there’s too much ‘you go girlfriend’ talk and it all just feels pretentious.
I was two chapters into this book when I wanted to give up, (because of all the reasons above) but I carried on and this book really spoke to me.
It tackled a lot of everyday situations, such as jobs. Like how we carry on even if we’re miserable because it has some perks, finding a new job is hard, you feel you’re not ready or good enough. It discusses all the ways we hold ourselves back and encourages self belief in all areas of our life.
Would I recommend? Definitely.
3-Do 2 New Things Per Month
We went to Kensington Palace in London.
Explored the stunning Richmond Park.
Stayed at the beautiful Rhinefield House Hotel in the New Forest.
Watched a boxing match at the O2 Arena.
Went white water rafting.
And much more!
4-Travel/Go For Days Out
In September we had a lovely day at Kensington Palace and Hyde Park, we also went to Richmond Park.
In October we went away for the night for our anniversary. We spent two days in the wonderful New Forest.
We watched a boxing match, went pumpkin picking and white water rafting, so we crammed in lots of activities.
In September I did fine, but October was tough with all the celebrations. That said I did write down a budget plan for the month and I pretty much stuck to it.
6-Use My Phone Less
I think I’ve failed on this most months! I use my phone for blogging, planning, job searches. I have spent too much time on it lately.
Let me know how you’re getting on with your New Year’s Resolutions.