Goals for 2016 – addendum

After some thought, I’ve decided that I need to add a couple of things to my original 2016 Goals list.

Both these items are going under the “Health & Beauty” section.

  1. I’m going to give the “capsule wardrobe” thing a go. I tend to wear the same stuff day-in, day-out anyway, so I figure I’ll just make this a conscious rather than unconscious decision. I’ve got a few items that I need to purchase still, and I’ll be doing that once I’m working, but otherwise I’m pretty much good to go.
  2. I’m going to have another go at the 5:2 diet. I tried it last year, and I sort of got a bit slack and just stopped doing it. This year, I’m going to re-read the book and borrow the recipe book(s) from the library and properly plan my fast days. Maybe it will work better for me this time.

Both these items were inspired by a slight freak-out I had on Saturday.
I was trying to get ready to go out to the city with Hubby and a couple of friends, and I originally thought I’d wear a dress. Which is when I realised that pretty much all my dresses (all but 2 being hand-me-downs) either didn’t fit properly or were in colours that don’t match most of my accessories. So I thought, since it’s a cooler day (for summer), I’ll wear jeans and a nice shirt. The first nice shirt I selected was another hand-me-down, but one I absolutely ADORE. It’s gotten these weird spots all down the bit where the buttons do up and around the collar. The option was a red blouse with short flippy sleeves – it looks awesome with jeans, and is SO my colour. BUT it’s a bit thin so you need to wear a white or skin-colour bra underneath… and my ONLY bra in that category that actually fits me is a sports bra and GUESS WHAT… The fabric around the edges of the bra cups has discoloured, so you could see it through the shirt. AAAARGH by this point I was having a horrible time and was sorely tempted to cancel dinner, because I just felt fat and awful. I ended up wearing a button-down shirt that was a little less dressy, but still nice. It worked, but the sleeves were a little tight when I first put it on (they always are, it’s cotton so it stretches a bit once it warms up) and that just made me feel 1000% worse about all of it.
At least my jeans fit!

So, after all that chaos I decided that I need to do something about my wardrobe. I clearly have a large number of items that I just don’t wear, for whatever reason. I need to cull them and replace them with things that I will wear. Enter the capsule wardrobe idea. This was closely followed by the thought that there’s not much point making a capsule wardrobe if I still feel fat and gross. The 5:2 diet seemed to work reasonably well while I was using it last year, so maybe it’s time to give it another go.

Sadly, the “buying new clothes” thing will have to wait until I’ve got a job and am earning my own money. In the meantime, I’m just going to get rid of the stuff that I don’t like wearing or can’t clean up and work out what I need to buy to fill out my clothing options.

~K

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Goals for 2016

Here’s my goals for this year! I’ve used the same categories as I did for 2015, because they still fit the best with my life.
I’m posting my goals here, because having them where you guys can see them keeps me accountable.
I’m thinking that this year I’ll do a monthly progress post (or at least try to), with how well I’ve managed to keep up with doing these things.

Relationships – anything to do with how I relate to other people
Organisation & Management – things that relate to how I manage time, money, and life in general
Health & Beauty – mental and physical health, fitness level, things that I associate with making myself ‘pretty’
Creativity – things I enjoy and that give me a creative outlet
University/learning – anything connected with study

Relationships

  • write to my grandparents at least once every 3 months
  • date night with Hubby at least once every 2 months
  • catch up with friends once a month

Organisation & Management

  • plan my week every Sunday
  • stick to my morning and evening routines
  • maintain my weekly “cleaning day”
  • continue meal planning every week

Health & Beauty

  • clear out any clothes in my closet that I have not worn in the past year
  • only buy clothes that fit my style and I truly love
  • go to the gym at least 3 times a week
  • 2 strength training sessions a week
  • lose 1kg per month (total aim for the year – lose 10kg)
  • meditation for 10mins, 3 times per week
  • go to bed before midnight
  • get up before 7am every morning

Creativity

  • minimum 2 blog posts per week
  • 2hrs per week recreational reading
  • finish my fair isle jumper in time for winter (finish by May)
  • design a vest from the fair isle jumper pattern

University/learning

  • Get a job as an AIN
  • Maintain my 6.0 GPA
  • keep up to date with my lectures & readings each week
  • spend at least 3hrs on Japanese study each week

~K