Monthly Review: August 2017

I’m back with a review of August. I stumbled across Belle’s review posts over on her blog¬†by accident and decided to attempt to revive my own Monthly Review posts. This is August’s review. You can see others here.


What went well this month

  • Well I managed to write the thank you cards for Jaxon’s presents.. (Normally I would have already have done this but July seems to have flown by).
  • Continue to work on the weight loss – this didn’t really happen, it bobbed up and down around the same sort of mark and didn’t get much further. Really need to try harder in September
  • Exercise at least half an hour on the majority of the week (so 5 days at half an hour a day). Another one that didn’t entirely work. Some days I did more than others – I’ve tried to get to ParkRun or do some alternative exercise which has resulted in a longer workout. On one Saturday we walked from home to Danish Camp at Willington and back – while Chris carried on one of his training walks for his Bullring to Big Ben Birthday Challenge.

Other Highlights

I attempted to cut down on the amount of caffeine/Diet Cola I was drinking. I’ve tried to give up Diet Cola completely but have found that giving up the caffeine side really hard. I ended up drinking Green Tea (I discovered that the Salted Caramel Green Tea and Caramelised Apple Green Tea by Twinings is good. I still have to have sweetener in it but in the grand scheme it’s a lot less than Diet Cola from what I understand).

We explored Salcey Forest and MK Museum for Chris’s birthday. The tree top walk was great fun but I couldn’t climb to the tallest bit.

Top Posts

Books read

I finished not one but two books in August! Oh yeah!

First was InkHeart by Cornelia Funke and the second was On The Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher. I then carried on with another I had previously started and that was The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking.

Series Watched 

Films watched

Goals for September

  • Continue to work on the weight loss.
  • Exercise at least half an hour on the majority of the week (so 5 days at half an hour a day)
  • Get work back on track following the Summer Holidays.
  • Get Christmas prep sorted.

Focus habit

  • Get posts about Christmas and Autumn scheduled for posting.