My October goals have gone very, very badly. I am somehow reminded of this. I’m so clever for meeting some arbitrary goals I set for myself one month! I’ll do it again next month! No… on second thoughts, I won’t, I will spend all my time playing Angry Birds.
Run for 30 mins on the treadmill at least 4x a week I did not do this at all. I bought the 30 Day Shred dvd, then did no exercise while I waited for it to arrive, then I was struck down with The Cold From Hell, then I finally started it. No treadmill involved, really. The 30 Day Shred made me unable to walk and also made me feel pretty badass. Exercise and I fell comfortably back in our glorious love/hate relationship. Then I had lots of (social) things to do. There were people in my house all the time. I stopped exercising. I feel okay. I walk around. I dance in the kitchen. I will finish the 30 Day Shred, one day. Just not today.
Read & recycle old magazines Yes! I did this. I also recycled a lot of my lecture notes from uni. This was hard to do because I feel like they are important things that I spent a lot of time and effort on. I had to convince myself that they were now useless things taking up room in my already cluttered living space. Goodbye, lecture notes on Sally Morgan’s My Place. I knew a lot about that book. Gone are the days when knowing a lot about a book was the pinnacle of my achievements and responsibilities… Woe is me…
Cook/bake one new recipe a week As is typical, I wrote a list of all the recipes I wanted to try, lost the list and completely forgot about it. The Cold From Hell may have had a hand in this. Coughing and sneezing my way around the kitchen did not appeal to me, and I don’t think it would appeal to my family if I were to force them to eat something I had coughed and sneezed and spluttered all over. I did make some nice things once I started feeling more like a human, though. Like this thai red curry, and this sweet potato tortilla.
Read 4 books I got myself into a huge muddle and kept starting books and then reading no further than about 20 pages. I did not read 4 books. I read three, maybe. I’m currently reading The Bone People by Keri Hulme which is really good.
Moisturise every day Just no, basically. Although my skin hasn’t been as dry as it usually is when the cold weather sets in, so I didn’t feel the need to as much as I imagined I would. This is not a goal I am particularly devastated about not achieving.
My November goals are simply to stop failing at life and get something done. Apply for some more jobs. Try to resist the urge to emigrate to a country where Deal or No Deal doesn’t exist and isn’t shown on the telly. Etc.