The end of June is almost upon us. I thought I’d have a look at where I wanted to be when I started this blog, and where I am now – especially as things have changed so much.
My original goals:
- Improve my fitness
- Lose some weight
- Move in with my fella
- Get his house ready to sell
- Buy a house together
- Get a little dog
- Become pregnant
Improve my fitness – well that one is a bit of a fail. I did buy a stupidly expensive bike with every intention to do a 70 mile bike ride for charity – and the day after I bought the bike I found out I was pregnant!
Lose some weight – I did lose quite a bit of weight doing the Dukan diet, but stopped following that when I went on holiday at the end of January. While I’ve been pregnant I’ve actually dropped a dress size, but I don’t imagine this will carry on throughout my pregnancy, fully expecting to widen everywhere else any minute.
Move in with my fella – well that one is definitely ticked off. As soon as we found out I was pregnant we moved the moving in day forward and have been living together happily ever since.
Get his house ready to sell – here’s one of the ones where things have changed. We decided not to move, so the house isn’t going up for sale and we’re furiously decorating instead. I say “we” but that obviously refers to Phil, I’m not allowed to help with the decorating.
Buy a house together – As above, we decided not to move so haven’t bought anywhere new.
Get a little dog – As much as I’d truly love a little dog we just can’t afford the expensive of one, and we can’t give the dog the attention it would need right now. I miss not having a pet and I’d desperately love one, but I understand it just isn’t the right time for one.
Become pregnant – I think it’s clear that this one was a success, although a far quicker success than I’d anticipated would happen. It’s not been good timing for work, I haven’t been there long enough to qualify for occupational maternity pay so I’ll be on basic SMP while I’m off, meaning a huge drop in salary – very scary thought for me! I’m loving being pregnant, although the hormones are a nightmare, I don’t know how poor Phil copes with me.
As a few of my goals aren’t applicable now I thought I’d set some new ones for the next six months:
- Exercise more, including going swimming
- Go to NCT classes to learn more about becoming a parent/make new mummy friends
- Be well prepared for finishing work for maternity leave
- Assist (as much as I am allowed) with decorating the house
- Do some crafting before the baby comes
- Find as many bargains with the baby buys as possible
- Save for a new kitchen
I think the new list is achievable, I definitely need to do all of those things!