August was a busy month, but I still tried hard to keep to my resolutions. So here’s a look at how I got on.
1-Eat healthy and exercise
In August I continued using a personal trainer twice a week and also fit in an extra gym session most weeks.
Food-wise, I chose the healthy options when eating out, but I mostly cooked and ate at home. Whilst we was on holiday in Greece, I relaxed my diet and allowed myself some treats.
Definitely achieved! August has been my best reading month of the year so far. I read:
-Zakynthos & Kefalonia Pocket Guide by Berlitz
-The Party by Lisa Hall
-His Other Lover by Lucy Dawson
I enjoyed all three books. ‘The Party’ is unique in that it covers the topic of rape, but does so in a thriller style fashion. I do wish some of the characters were more developed and the ending was different, but it was still a good book.
‘His Other Lover’ is a book I already had in my collection and enjoyed reading whilst I was at university.
Re-reading it I still liked this book, but maybe some parts were more far-fetched than I remembered.
3-Do 2 new things per month
At the Vegan Nights event I tried new foods, such as corn dogs from Ninety Degree Melt.
I had a beautiful birthday cake from Flavourtown in London.
Me and my partner went on holiday to Kefalonia in Greece, where we did lots of new things such as visit Melissani Lake & Cave.
We did a couples yoga class at Yoga Place, London.
We also went to a couples Boxercise class.
And finally, we headed to St Albans for their Vegan Fair over the bank holiday weekend.
4-Visit three NEW countries and three NEW cities (Any towns and villages or any extra countries and cities are a bonus)
For my birthday we went to the Greek island of Kefalonia. It was our first time in Greece and we visited the villages of Agia Efimia and Fiskardo.
5-Try to use up what I have before buying more
I bought a few holiday essentials for Greece, but mostly I bought everyday makeup items I’d ran out of (Concealer, primer, etc).
In August I gave myself some ‘me time’. I made time to read, watch TV shows I wanted to and go to the gym for an extra workout. I also had time to relax whilst on holiday.
Let me know how you’re getting on with your New Year’s Resolutions.