My friend Pam told me about this challenge she was doing which is doing something new for 30 days. She told me I should take photos and since my camera is gathering dust I thought what better way? So here is 30 days of things I love. Number one is a little narcissistic but it took me long enough to get there so I chose myself. I’ve battled with this for years and I am 100%ish happy with myself. There is something super rad about finally accepting and loving yourself. It’s not stupid or shallow to love yourself because a little thing I have learnt is how can anyone love you if you don’t love yourself? I’m not a big fan of editing photos (aside from Instagram of course) so here is the original for shits and giggles.
I’m not really sure if there is a feature to love the most right now but I am enjoying the work-life balance and making the time to work out and put my all into it! It’s a really rad to see your goals taking shape and to have the support of your friends who are doing the same thing as you. I am super greatful that my life is pretty sweet. I must say though I’m STOKED coz Taylor Swift is coming in November. If I get tickets I will be so, so happy!
Little things: rereading ‘Will Grayson, Will Grayson’ by John Green; early nights; my electric blanket; cake Fridays; buying new stuff on ASOS; pay day; achey exercise body; buying new body products; slipping into bed after a long day and feeling like I ticked off a whole lot on my to do list; berry banana smoothies; red lipstick; my flat mates scarily similar attitude to Nick from New Girl; inspiring others to do the same as what I’m doing; day dreaming; Allie from Hyperbole & a half posting again!!; my parents and planning sweet hangs over the weekend!
I’ve been completely slack with my updates. In my defense I have been killing it at work and the gym but I would like to write more but end up crawling into bed and dying. My efforts have been a mix of eating healthy, hearty work outs and most of all some insane support from Pam & Michelle. I feel a lot better physically and mentally. My weekends are mainly based around working out instead of going out and getting drunk which I miss but now that the evenings are getting colder and the seasonal change is upon us it makes it not so bad (getting white girl drunk with my BFF next weekend holla!). I’m down a kilo and a half (I’ve gained ten kilos in under a year…yikes!) so here’s to the next 8.5kg!
Little things: post work out stretch, sauna and shower; my fitness pal (total life saver!); Les Mills Body Pump; reading in bed; ‘Farmer chic’; emails from friends to make the day brighter; amazing nights sleep; planning my ‘relaunch’ party; Taylor Swift (p much all I play these days and I’m not even embarrassed about it); listening to music before work; first cup of coffee in the morning; my best friend who appreciates me taking jokes too far; finally painting my toe nails; planning an epic Winter; lazy Sundays on the couch; Glee; Veronica Mars; Pinterest; Iggy Azalea (o m g); and finally settling on a color for my bookshelf (The Princess Cave will officially be finished this year I swear)
This week I am going to kill:
- kill pump class thrice
- eat clean as possible
- read two books
- party like it’s 1999
- plan a trip up North
- plan my birthday
I’m stoked that this week I have a quiet week with late starts. I’m looking forward to taking the week slowly and chilling out a bit. My favourite thing to do when I start later is have breakfast in bed and watch an episode of a t.v show I love. I am not a morning person so I like having the chance to chill and start the day right.
This week I am going to:
- go to the gym five times
- finish ‘the curious incident of the night time dog’
- start rereading ‘The Lovely Bones’
- get a good nights sleep each night
- eat healthier snacks
It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these but this is what has been up since….the last post.
One of my favourite spots in Wellington!
They have concerts at the Botanical Gardens over Summer then afterwards we went venturing and I took these cool photos of the lights and tree reflections. I think it’s one of the first times I’ve taken a picture of something so ridiculously beautiful and it’s come out like I saw it.
Joe’s Garage – one of my favourite cafes! My dad & I come here whenever we go get coffee.
The menu at Poquito (a cute hole in the wall cafe/bar on Tory St)
Pigeons making out!
On a boat! We grabbed one of those ‘One day’ vouchers. Best $45 I’ve spent in a while!
Roti chanai + coca coca is one of my absolute favourites. Plus it’s $9 at satay kingdom. Rude not to.
This is one of my friends work mates who sang ‘You say it best when you say nothing at all’ by Ronan Keating at the top of his lungs while playing my poorly tuned never used guitar on our way to a bar. Potentially one of the funniest moments of the year.
One of my favourite ways to start the day. I hate rushed mornings!
My flat mate insisted we take a photo of me as a cat on St Patricks Day.
My friend Michelle sent that to me in a text one morning & I loved it so much I had to write it down.
This is the sub par pie I made. I ended up just eating the mashed potato off the top it was that average. Next time I’ll make it with pastry, a recipe & leave the mash for a shepards pie.
I love my hair right now. The length, colour & how it dries straight makes me a v happy lady.
This is my dads bachelor pad that I had to myself last Saturday night. I sat on the internet for hours and listened to his embarrassing neighbours who resemble the West family.
This is my book shelf! My dad made it for my mum way back in the day but it doesn’t fit her new place so I ended up with it. Stoked coz it’s so rad.
And may I present to you one of the best dresses ever! It looks 100% better with a belt because it makes me look 7kgs heavier otherwise.
I’ve had a pretty crazy week! I caught up with these two trouble makers after coming back from my dads and my weeks been busy. I feel like I’m just comprehending what happened this week. I’ve sat in bed all day catching up on t.v shows from the past week! Now I’m taking a break, getting over the previous weeks sinus infection, listening to John Mayer & devouring a block of Whittakers chocolate. This is definitely the weekend for R&R!
Little things: devouring blocks of Whittakers chocolate; having a clean room; Suits & Community!; sharing jugs with mates; drinking heaps of green tea & water!; how beautiful the ocean looks when the sun goes down; getting a good nights sleep; the transition into Winter (I’ve missed the crisp morning weather!); my best friend who always reads me well; The Help; drawing cartoons of peoples funny situations; lasagne!; The Body Shops glittery plum moisteriser! dreaming of getting back to the gym; bacon and eggs for breakfast; making a super yum chicken and chickpea curry (still needs a bit of tweaking!) clean sheets & John Mayer – Battle Studies.
This weekend is officially Easter weekend. I love these long breaks that allow a fair stretch of time without having to take any leave. I’m sick at the moment but I still have plans! I’m currently up at my dads and we had an awesome roast last night to celebrate~ with one of his long time friends and watched Djando Unchained. This weekend I am going to….
- find the perfect shade of pink for my bookshelf
- <s>get a decent grocery shop done</s>
- catch up on the t.v shows I didn’t get to watch last week as well as Community!
- read ‘The Help’
- devise a good eating plan
- <s>catch up with my dad</s>
Image via Pinterest