Monday, 5 March 2018

march plans

Erm, can someone tell me how it's March already?? It felt like January was the longest month ever, then all of a sudden, February slipped right by me! I guess the one positive thing is that Spring is on the way - woop wopp! (although there's currently a snow-blizzard raging outside as I write this...but... let's ignore that.)

I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets a spurt of enthusiasm for life in the Spring. It feels like a new beginning, and I'm here for it! I feel like I have so many things I want to do and accomplish this year and March feels like a great time to drive some plans forward - yey! I find it hard not to plan too much for myself, so I've picked just four things I'd like to get started on in March and I'm gonna share them with you all!

No.1 Finish decorating my home-office-dressing-room-thing...

...because it currently looks like a well-lived in crack den... oh dear! We have a three bed terraced house, and when we moved in a year ago, I put dibbs on the bigger of the spare rooms for my home office and now I just feel a little guilty that it's taken me so long to do absolutely anything with it! I've got my eye on lots of lovely stuff, but I really need to get the basic decorating finished first before I get completely carried away!
I'm hoping that it'll be quite minimal in terms of decor, despite the fact that it needs to serve so many uses! I'm really digging neutral tones and simple design. Here are a few gorgeous images I've saved on Pinterest as inspiration:

Photo credit: Pinterest/ The Beau Influence Inspiration

Photo credit - Pinterest / 

No.2 Take more photos

I've had a bit of a hiatus from taking photos for the last few months. I think I just got a bit sick of feeling like I HAD to, for Instagram etc. and if I'm totally honest, I feel like I lost my mojo and passion for it for a while. Then a week or so ago, I randomly decided to start a new instagram profile, for my off-the-cuff, lifestyle photos that wouldn't really fit in with all the product shots on my usual instagram. I've called it FAUXEleven, and you can check it out here! I'm quite impressed with the name if I do say so myself... it's just related to a really boring fact, and that's that I'm 4ft 11" tall - pahaha!

Lindsay Davison faux eleven instagram

No.3 Make long-term weight loss and maintenance plans

I've been on The Cambridge Weight Plan for the last 6 weeks, and I've managed to shed 20lbs - wooo! Weight loss, body positivity & general body image is a hot topic in the blogosphere at the moment. so I want to be really clear to disclose that I'm not trying to lose weight to confirm to the 'thigh gap' culture, and all the negativity that goes along with it. I'm merely trying to get healthier. I was overweight, almost obese, in terms of BMI and I decided I didn't want to go any further in life without addressing it and doing something great for myself by loosing weight.
The Cambridge Weight Plan has been great at giving me a jump-start into weight loss, and like I mentioned, has helped me lose 20lbs of the 60 that I ultimately would like to shed. I think the next step for me is to transition into the Ketogenic diet (high fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrate) to lose the weight a little more slowly and steadily. I'm hoping to write a post more specifically about my weight-loss journey, so let me know if there's anything in particular that you'd like me to include!

No.4 Find a form of exercise that I love

As a bit of a continuation from my last goal, I'd really like to find a form of exercise I love. I do enjoy weight training, but I have grown to hate the gym environment. I love to dance (although I'm rubbish...)  - I wonder if there's a dance based weight lifting class anywhere in the North East...? Paha!
I also want to give yoga and pilates a try. I've done a few home yoga workouts, but I feel like as an absolute beginner, I might benefit more from going to a class to get some initial guidance. Wish me luck!


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