First, as always, let’s review how we did in May, shall we?
- Eat more veggies (eat a salad a day!) – did that
- Throw an awesome baby shower for my sister – did that
- Be more prepared with my meals – did that
- Get back into yoga – haven’t done that yet. As the weather gets nicer, I just want to get outside more! But if there are any outdoor yoga classes going on around town, I will be sure to hit them up, as I just missed doing last weekend on the top of Grouse Mountain!
Not bad, May, not bad at all.
Here we go for June…
- Read for my age.
I read a ton of young adult, as is evidenced by my Recommended Reads posts which almost only feature young adult books, and that’s really helpful for my writing. But I want to get back into reading some good ol’ adult fiction now and again, rather than about angsty teenagers all the time ;).
Chelsey posted a great summer reading list, and I’ve already picked up a couple of those books – Hidden Wives by Claire Avery, and a few by Joshilyn Jackson. I also picked up Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. A huge honking beast of a book (see photo above? It’s the bottom one). I’ve always wanted to read the original text, and now that the movie version (which looks phenomenal – check out the trailer below!) is coming out at Christmas, I have given myself the goal of at least starting it by the end of June (I’m reading all the others first though lol)!
- Take a break from challenges, but use them for inspiration.
In April I took part (and succeeded!) in doing the Photo-a-Day Challenge. I took a photo every darned day, even after my eye surgery lol! In May, I held my own Salad-a-Day challenge (which is now big news because Angela is hosting one for June!).
I would say I’m challenged out right now! I succeeded in both those challenges but it meant that every day my mind was preoccupied with making sure I completed it (I’m a bit of a perfectionist, so there was no way I was going to miss a day in either challenge!)
For June, I’m taking a break, but I intend to still use the challenges that are going on in the blog world, like Katie’s tea challenge and Angela’s salad challenge, to inspire me to include more of these things in my life but without the regimented nature of a challenge. I can’t wait to see if this inspires me in a more relaxed way!
- Keep getting outside more for workouts now it’s summer.
Vancouver has yet to actually really show any true summer weather, but I’ve really enjoyed the few workouts I’ve taken outside recently on the odd sunny day we have had. From doing the Grouse Grind to my quick run on the seawall last weekend, I want to ensure that at least once a week I’m making the most of the weather and changing up my workouts with something outside!
- Tell me one of your goals for the month of June! Are you taking part in any of the challenges going around the blogosphere this month?