Setting some goals for 2019 : Update n°3

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As it’s July 1st, it’s time for yet another update from the goals I’ve set myself for 2019! Read on to find out how I’m doing…

Keep watch over my 2018 goals

Exercising:

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(sorry… same picture as last time… guess I am still proud of me in grand écart 🙂 )

On May 1st I had ruptured a muscle in my calf so I had to stop going to ballet class for a while. I was afraid it would be difficult to resume my ballet classes again, but I must say that I really missed going to ballet! In the beginning my injury was quite painful, but after a couple of weeks I was really counting the days for me to return to ballet…

I didn’t want to take risks, so I waited long enough and after 6 weeks I could resume the stretching classes. I was glad I could still do my grand écart!!! I am now taking 2 stretching classes a week (instead of 1 stretching class and 1 regular ballet class) and I will probably wait until after the summer to start the regular ballet class just to make sure my calf is completely healed.

Eating and drinking wisely

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Still not doing too good in this section I’m afraid to say… haven’t said goodbye to those vacay-kilos yet I’m afraid to admit 😦 But now I have started ballet again, I hope this will help me fight those couple of kilos soon!

Start saving for my Australia trip

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Miss Queeny here is behaving so well that I try to reward her as much as possible… soooo curious how much money I have already saved for my ‘trip of a lifetime’!!!

Read 12 books

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I’ve read 8 books so far. In between reading novels, I am also reading a travel guide about Australia… yip… I have started preparing my trip!

  • Lam – Hannelore Bedert (review)
  • Becoming – Michelle Obama
  • Behind her eyes – Sarah Pinborough
  • Chestnut Man – Soren Sveistrup
  • A home at Honeysuckle Farm – Christie Barlow
  • Tara Road – Maeve Binchy
  • Challenge Accepted – Celeste Barber
  • The woman in the window – AJ Finn

Quality time with family and friends

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In May and June I have had several occasions of quality time with my loved ones and I always enjoy those precious moments. Mother’s Day (see above pics with my mum and sisters), Father’s Day, a night out with my sister and a friend, a shopping afternoon with mum and sis, a two day trip with the hubby, a bookclub gathering, celebrating my daughter’s 23th birthday, a birthday party for my sister’s children’s, a special mission with my best friend Katrien (she said yes to the dress!!), a teambuilding and a barbecue with my colleagues,… those were all times I thoroughly enjoyed!

So quality time with family and friends in May and June??? A definite check 🙂

My good, fab and lovely blog

to blog or not to blog

I blog less these days since I have so many other things to do. I have promised myself to keep on blogging, but at my own pace. I don’t want to give it up, but it’s not my number one priority to have blogposts up all the time.

Keep watch over my stress levels

May and June were really ok concerning my stress levels. Besides the many parties and events, I also took the time to relax. I really enjoy spending a couple of hours in my sofa reading a book, browsing a magazine or making notes out of a travelguide about Australia (yip, I am slowly starting to prepare my trip 🙂 ).

I helped organise a large event at work, which really cost a lot of energy. But I got so much energy in return as the event was succesful. At the end of the day I was really tired, but oh so happy and satisfied with how it all went!

Focus on photography

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I have taken pictures at a wedding and that was so much fun to do! I was happy to give the couple their images only a couple of days after their wedding so they could start reliving their beautiful day.

I am also making a photo album of our holiday pics. As I took a couple of thousands of pictures, it will take me a little while to sort them all out and to make the album, but that’s a job I really lik and it gives me the opportunity to look back on a wonderful holiday.

I hope to do a project from the book ‘the photographer’s playbook’ during the summer months and show it to you here on my good, fab and lovely blog!

Do some bigger chores around the house

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Doing great on that department!!! All thanks to my husband I must admit 🙂 We have bought wallpaper for all four bedrooms upstairs, so it’ll take him quite a while to finish this project but once this is done, everything will look soooooo good!!! Can’t wait to see the finished result…

We have also decided to hire someone to lay our driveway and to put up a garden fence, so that’s another big chore to tick off by the end of the year hopefully!

I have also cleaned out some drawers and cupboards and once the bedrooms are all finished, we will definitely ‘Marie Kondo’ them a bit 🙂

And on above picture, you see the door between our hall and living room. This was installed a couple of months ago and I really love it ♥

I have re-read this post before publishing and I must say I am quite satisfied with how I’m doing with my New Year’s resolutions… halfway through the year and I’m doing great on most of them… one happy blogger over here 🙂

Love, Kathleen

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