Sumo Deadlift

We’re well into half of this year. Where has 2019 gone? I usually ask myself this question around this time of year. Summer tends to be a busier time of year for happenings and when weekends ahead are filled up with plans, it’s easy to think ahead of time and feeling like the year is soon coming to an end. But no!, we’ve still got plenty of time left. There is no need to panic if goals set at the beginning of the year aren’t met yet, or haven’t even begun to take place. Let’s take a look and see where I am at with my goals for 2019.

Goals for 2019 | Half way check-in

1. Weigh 65kg

At my last PT session back in February I weighed in at 65.5kg which is amazing. I’d met my goal of loosing 10kg since I started going to a personal trainer. I did know that maintaining the same weight would be more difficult than loosing weight and I was right. There have been many food outings since (not sorry), drinking opportunities and when you have visitors or are on holiday, you don’t want to be tight with what you can and can’t eat. Don’t worry, I haven’t gained that much and I quickly go down it again. My new goal is to loose some more weight and end up on 60kg. This to give a bit more leeway when dining out and enjoying an extra beer or two. I work hard as it is cycling and going to the gym so fitting more exercise in will be tricky.

Sumo Deadlift

2. Complete Leeds Half Marathon 

I did it! When I signed up, I estimated to finish the race in 2 hours and 30 minutes. During training earlier this year I did think I could complete it with a time nearer the two hour mark so that ended up being my final goal. May the 12th ended up being a really hot day which slowed me down and having my body more or less giving up with another 5k left, I finished on 2 hours and 5 minutes. I remember saying “never again” to myself crossing the finish line, and also having to sit down immediately after, catching my breath. Safe to say it took everything out of me but I’m so pleased I ran it, and with a finish time like that I’m really proud. I’m no longer saying “never again”, I’ve actually got plans to perhaps run another half marathon already next year.

3. Finish Tattoo Sleeve

It’s finished! Just the other day so when writing this, the last part of it is still healing but I now have a complete sleeve on my left arm. I’ve been for four sittings in total, between February and July. One for full outline and the other three to gradually colouring it in. I’m so very pleased with the final result. Tasha is an amazing tattoo artist, making my arm look stunning! I shall write a full blog post about my sleeve tattoo experience at a later date and share with you. Stay tuned!

4. Read 12 Books

Like I mentioned at the start of the year, I need a goal in order to actually read any books at all. It’s sad really but I want to read so a goal is necessary. Like a few years back, I’m aiming for one book a month, 12 in total across the year. It’s a goal I know I can meet so no need to go higher. If I read more than 12 books, it’s a bonus. So far I am more or less on track. We’re in July now and I’ve read five books so far. Some of them which I read earlier this year. I know I’ll pick up the speed when I’m on holiday later this month so I’m not worried, I’ll meet my goal.

Jannuary to March Book Reads

5. Look into buying my own flat

This is something I haven’t looked into at all. I knew earlier this year it’s something I didn’t want to look at until autumn time as spring was busy and during summer come holiday expenses. A decision of postponing it even further has been made as I would like to have paid off my credit card before I go ahead with anything. I shall revisit this goal next year, and instead set a new goal for this year: pay off half my credit card bills.

There you have it. Aside from the last goal, I’m doing really well if I get to say so myself. How are you getting on with your goals for this year? Smashed any yet?

Jennie xx