Oh, hello June! 1


I can’t believe it is June 1st already!  It seems the older I get, the faster time flies 👵🏾 hehe.  While it’s not quite summer yet (the solstice isn’t for another 19 days) it sure feels like it here in sunny Florida and I only have 11 short days left to enjoy it, being on vacation.   While I have been working out regularly and eating right I have a few goals for the month of June that I’m really going to focus on trying to achieve.

Firstly I’d like to express how important I believe it is to set goals for yourself regularly.  It gives you the opportunity to push yourself to achieve things or try things you hadn’t fathomed were possible.  It’s also very important to make sure your goals are realistic & attainable, don’t go overboard!  Start small and gradually work your way up to the more challenging things you’d like to accomplish.  When I first started my fitness journey my goals (now seem more simple than they did then) were to drink 3 litres of water daily or work out 5 days a week.  I tried month after month until I reached these goals and now they’ve become second nature for me!  I’m slowly getting into the habit of setting goals for this blog so that I can share more with you all and that is proving to be the hardest goal so far but I won’t give up!

For this coming month my goals are as follows…  I have committed to 300,000 steps for the month of June with a couple of my fitbit and fit girl friends.  I also follow a very inspirational yogi on instagram @koyawebb, and now that I’ve re-commited to doing yoga daily I’d like to try to keep up with her #yoga4growth challenge.  My final and hardest goal to achieve for June, which I won’t begin until I’m back in the UK(I will explain later in this post), is to do a complete sugar detox for a month.  I know this all sounds like a lot to achieve but I am more than ready for challenge, I think it’s time I take things to the next level!

As you all know I live the ‘housewife’ lifestyle(without actually being married) and because I am unable to work at the moment I struggle with hitting my step goal of 10,000 steps a day.  When we were in San Francisco in April, I CRUSHED my daily step goal.  We walked every and anywhere.  Our second day there we walked from our hotel to get breakfast and back, then around the downtown area, to the baseball stadium,

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My darling Dave and I reliving one of our first dates, watching our favourite baseball team.

watched the Giants play (they didn’t win 😕), we had a fantastic time, walked back to the hotel, walked to dinner and back to the hotel.  That was just one day!!  I felt fantastic that week, granted I was a little run down with all the socialising, drinking, and catching up with old friends.  I’ve tried to keep up with what I had achieved in San Francisco and I found that it is an achievable goal.  I’ve been hitting the gym in the mornings here in Florida, being active around the house and running errands, then going for an evening walk after the sun begins to set.  I think these are all things that I can easily add my routine once I return home.

So I’ve been practising yoga regularly for almost 3 months now.  The first time I tried to do yoga was 4 years ago and I had a groupon for a two month trial at a Bikram studio.  I loved it so much but I wasn’t in the right mindset to commit fully to joining.  Now that I have cleared my mind and I’m in a healthy place in life, I have fallen in love with yoga all over again.  I started out doing the at home videos on youtube with Adrienne in order to re-familiarize myself with the poses.  After a few weeks of practise I found a local yoga studio that was looking for volunteers to help out around the studio for free classes in exchange, how perfect!  I started volunteering two days a week at Sweat, participating in hot classes and flow classes.  This also gave me the excuse to get out of the house besides going to the gym or to the market and it was an opportunity to socialise.  Since coming on vacation I’ve struggled a bit to keep up with my daily yoga practise because we went from hotel to hotel the first two weeks and now that I’ve been at my mom’s for the past couple weeks it has been easier.  I’ve seen a few of these yoga challenges on instagram but I couldn’t gain the courage to give it a go until now.  I’m hoping that this challenge will help me to get back into my daily practise and get me ready for classes upon my return home.

My final goal for this upcoming month is a bit of a doozy, quitting all forms of sugar.  I know, it sounds crazy right?! 😬 Maybe I should start from the beginning.  I’ve been learning more and more about health and nutrition over the last year.  And I’ve been trying to use food and my diet to try to solve some health ailments.  One thing I suffer from is, brace yourselves this isn’t an easy subject to discuss…yeast infections.  I’ve been prone to them for as long as I can remember.  I was once on medication to help lessen the re-occurence of them and I stopped taking it a few years back because I am trying to take less medicines unless it’s extremely crucial.  Another thing I suffer from is eczema, I have also struggled with this nearly my entire life. After doing a bit of research I learned that both can be directly linked to an over abundance of candida, a bacteria that we all have naturally that thrives on sugar and warm environments.  Since being on holiday I have indulged in more adult beverages, sweet treats and been exposed to warmer temperatures than I’ve grown accustomed to which has lead to a very uncomfortable situation, I won’t explain any further.  I’ve been thinking about doing the sugar detox for some time now, and I’ve been very afraid to take the plunge.  It means giving up all my favourite things…fruit, dairy, carbs just to name a few, but I really think it will make a huge difference in my body and how I feel.  I’ve decided to start upon my return to the UK because I will home alone for two weeks and from what I’ve researched the first two weeks are the hardest, so I won’t be taking out my crazy on my darling Dave.  When he returns home he will join me for the final two weeks as a cleanse for himself.  I’m really hoping this reset on my system will do the trick and I’m also hoping that I can slowly re-incorporate my favourite foods to my diet.  I don’t know if I could ever live without overnight oats in my life!

Please wish me luck on this journey!  Do let me know if any of you have any thoughts on anything discussed in this post and I will be sure to update when its all said and done with my progress.  And a very happy June to you all, may you achieve your goals as well! 💕


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  • Missy

    You will smash your June goals. I also struggle with the sugar bug….lol definitely keep me posted on what worked for you!