So January’s goals went semi-well!
They were as follows:
- Complete my Low-FODMAP Whole30. This went really well! I fully completed it (sorry for not giving a review of the last week – college got a bit crazy) though there were a few accidental FODMAPs hiccups. Accumulation is a bitch – although you can be eating all low-FODMAP foods, accidentally eating too big a portion (or even eating a normal-sized portion of more than one low-FODMAP food) throughout the day can trigger symptoms!
- Get up in the morning when my first alarm goes off (the snooze button is probably one of the worst habits of mine). This has definitely improved, but I’m still not quite there.
- Start oil pulling every morning. (Obvs while not neglecting my normal dental routine!) This got really derailed after my boyfriend visited for a few days in the second week of January – I didn’t do it while he was here as he already thinks I’m weird enough with my fognap diet (sic) without me swirling oil around my mouth in the morning. Lolz. So I’m going to try and be better at this this month.
- Put in at least 2-3 hours of college work per day. Those exams are getting close! This also went okay – didn’t get the full 2-3 hours everyday but definitely stepped up my game!
So now for February’s goals:
1. Get up on the first alarm. I know this is a repeat of last month’s goal, but I’m going to try harder to get to bed earlier and hopefully that will make the difference!
2. Cut back on the number of blogs I follow. I love each and every blog (and the blogger behind them!) I follow on bloglovin’, but it’s just too much. I feel so pressured (and excited!) to read all of the new posts that go up each day, and it’s just not realistic to do so when I have exams coming up. It takes me away from other things I can do with my free time (away from the computer) – talking to family & friends, running, cooking, shopping, etc. (What an exciting life I lead.) So I’m just going to have to cut back for now. If you continue to be followed you’re very lucky indeed, 😉 .
3. Complete my Runkeeper beginner’s running training programme. This is my fifth time taking up running, as every time I get injured after a couple of weeks and have to stop. I think it’s because I start out too enthusiastically – so this time I’m going to hold myself back and ease myself into things to prevent injury. Of course I could run as far as I can, but if that prevents me from running for another few months it’s pointless! Slow and steady wins the race. All things going well, I hope to be ready for a 10k by the summer.
4. Continue to oil pull in the mornings, and study for a couple of hours each day. If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.
That’s all for now – just thinking out loud here really 😉