So, you may have noticed that it’s been a whole month since my last post as June was very very busy. If you follow me on twitter you might have seen my many tweets complaining about packing, assembling flat pack furniture and having no wifi but it’s all pretty worth it as Matt and I finally moved into our very own home, that we actually own and I feel extremely lucky. I can’t say it’s been my healthiest month physically or mentally but let’s take a look to see what goals I managed to adhere too in routine pedalandpout monthly goals style.
1. Leeds Girls Can
I challenged myself to participate in a Leeds Girls Can cycling session and last month I attended a track cycling session at the brand new Brownlee Centre in association with Breeze. It all ended up being a bit of last minute decision to go in the end on that particular week but I felt so much better afterwards. I started writing a post about it all pre house and haven’t quite got round to finishing it yet but I’ll be sure to share the experience with you all as I had a lot of fun and everyone I met was lovely!
2. Regular walks at work
Towards the end of May I started to notice that with the number of meetings decreasing so were my steps on my Fitbit so in June I made more of an effort to take a break away from my desk and get moving. I always take the stairs at work and usually go to offices to talk to people anyways (so much quicker than email) but I have to admit I get lazy with offices a few storeys down so this month I made sure to walk down. I also took advantage of the sunny weather to find some new eating spots for my lunch, venturing a little further away from the office.
3. Prioritise and stay calm
So moving house just happened to fall at the same time as 3 major deadlines at work so you know that was fun… *eye roll*. It was difficult but with my headphones on and some late nights I managed to keep on track and get done what I needed too before going away on annual leave. Yes some things didn’t get done but I had to prioritise and lets face it – there’s never a good time to take time off you just got to remember you’re entitled too it and you deserve it 🙂
If I’m honest despite the cycling session and regular walking – last month was a bit of a fail but I expected that and I’m going to allow myself it. After a month of not really knowing what we were doing the next day and sorting ourselves out I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine, exploring my new area (no longer a city girl) and taking good care of myself again.
To do that I’m going back to basics –
- Eat plenty of fruit and veg
- Drink lots of water
- Have some early nights (I do not function well on minimum sleep)
- Start to build my fitness levels up again
It’s a month to get back on track and I am very much looking forward to getting my shit together again! Wish me luck…