June. Yikes- this year is flying by. I had an amazing holiday with my family in South Africa, and I don’t think that I managed any of the mountains. Which I was fine with. Let’s be honest- spending quality time with family and friends is far more valuable than ticking off a list.
Getting back on track has proven to be quite a challenge. But as I head towards the summer, hopefully I will be able to attain some more mountains.
Mountain 1: Physical Mountain
No mountain climbed. Not even Table Mountain. No-one in my family was keen and when I did find someone, I had run out of holiday time.
Mountain 2: Mountain of Weight
The mountain has grown.
I don’t actually know, if I’m truly honest. I’m worried I’m developing a mental hang up, and my 10 year old daughter is getting concerned about her weight. So I’m trying to work out how I can serve healthier meals, and lose weight while not give her a hang up about dieting and her body size (which is normal I might add, but living in a country where people are naturally petite and her friends are petite, I can understand where the thoughts can stem from.)
I am getting help from a trainer to build my fitness and strength, something that’s come about as my body aches and pains have returned! I am also starting to use my FitBit to help me get moving regularly again.
To that end, I think I will focus on getting my strength and fitness back and try and move towards a more plant based form of eating.
Mountain 3: Mountain of Paperwork
I have managed some paperwork, but not as much as I had hoped.
Complete my scout training. This is a huge mountain in my life and it just needs me to take the time and tackle it. I have given myself a deadline and have been in touch with my training advisor to that end.
Mountain 4: Mountains of Photographs
Small steps: I’ll work through 10 other folders of photographs. Something that should be perfectly doable while I’m watching tv.
Mountain 6: Mountains of Creative Projects
I have managed to complete a few tasks that have been sitting in my sewing box. My top that I have been knitting for the last 18 months has finally got one side complete.
I think I will aim small as this last month of the school year is manic and my diary for June is already very full. So I shall:
:Scrap 1 double page
: Knitted 10cm of the second side of my jumper.
: Sew all badges onto the camp blankets. (I might get my girls to do their own. Actually what am I saying, all 3 of mine can sew their badges on. It doesn’t matter if J’s aren’t super neat!)
Mountain 1: Mountains of Books
Reading is beginning to feature again!
I read After You by Jojo Moyesand I’m currently reading Desert God by Wilbur Smith. I am also enjoying a book about improving habits called Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin.
Finish Desert God and Better than Before, listen to one on Audible and start another book.
This has definitely been the Month of Sighs!
Still looking at the positive, I have managed somethings. And to quote a U.K. superstore’s slogan- “Every Little Bit Helps”
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