Achievement Unlocked: June 2017
Hey everyone! I have been so busy lately that I really struggled to find the time to commit to writing a summary for June. I’ve still remained busy with work since returning from Perth (even though I was working remotely while there, too!), but I have a few exciting bits and bobs.
On the side, I have been helping out with the startup that Nick works for, so a lot of work to do there! I also helped start codebar in Sydney, and we are going to have our first event very soon. My friend Charlotte ran codebar in Brighton in the UK before moving to Sydney, and wanted to start it up here. codebar is workshop-based and we will be mentoring and helping people learn how to code. I’m excited to be part of this initiative.
It was Nick’s birthday in June and I surprised him by delivering him doughnuts and wine. 🍷🍩 I was in Perth and couldn’t be there. But I liked that it was a total surprise, hehe. ❤️
I have been using Instagram stories a lot more, but mostly for gym workouts haha. Since leaving Snapchat three years ago, I found that although Instagram stories seems very similar on the outside, the content people post on Instagram stories is far more interesting and meaningful than what I used to see on Snapchat. I still don’t treat it like a big deal though.
Also, I get that dog filter. I get it now. It makes so much sense now! 🐶 It’s my favourite. Bahhah.
Just before writing this, I was:
Sipping on my Russian tea (that I bought from Paris last year) and having some rosemary and sea salt crackers. They are sooooo good. It’s not the healthiest snack as I could be having some fruit instead but it’s not too bad.
This past month, I achieved:
I am still on a meditation streak, 43 days at the moment – admittedly this gamification makes me squeeze in a three-minute meditation session way too close to bedtime when I have realised I want to keep my streak. That is not the right way to do it, haha. I need to improve that.
It’s kinda cheesy, but the judges liked it because it was different and amusing. The theme was “heroes” and we didn’t actually know that until the day. I had to build this in 2.5 hours. ⚡️ It was fun, and my first time participating in some kind of hackathon!
I went to the gym a LOT while I was in Perth. It was a crazy effort because there was no gym within great walking distance so I had to travel to the gym. I didn’t really have a commute because I was just working from my apartment, so it was not so bad. I’m proud of my commitment and that I have kept it up in the weeks following my return.
This past month, I learned:
That pushing your limits can be good. The key is balancing it.
This past month, I got bored of:
My keemun tea that I had had for over a year. 😦 I finally finished it, though I did throw out a lot of the tiny remnants at the bottom that were practically not tea leaves anymore.
But that’s OK, because I enjoyed:
I really enjoyed the soy chai that I had at the Moon cafe in Perth! I love when a chai latte is served with the leaves still in the tea and you get the strainer with it too. Chai latte is not just powdered mixed shit, guys.
Today, something that made me happy was:
I went to the gym. But don’t get me wrong, I always feel pretty good after a workout. :P
Today, something I could have done better was:
Nana gave me a suggestion to do bicep curls and more isolated exercises towards the end of my workout, starting with things like bench press and dips. It would make the bicep curls more challenging. I’ll definitely try that next time. 🙃
Tomorrow, I’m going to:
See Hey Geronimo play a show again! 🎸
In July, I’m looking forward to:
Working out more!
In July, I’m going to make the positive change of:
I have recently started splitting up my gym workouts into muscle groups. Previously I tended to work two muscle groups every session (like both arms and legs), but with upping my workouts recently, I am going to change that. I’m also inspired by Chynna who is doing a summer shred this month! I guess I’ve sort of decided to do a winter shred. I am trying to get some exercise in every day if I can. This is what July has looked like for me so far:
- 1st July: Mostly arms and chest, but did a bit of legs. My arms were on fire!
- 2nd July: Rock climbing! Pretty sure I climbed at least ten walls.
- 3rd July: Mondays I typically rest (but next Monday I am planning to participate in soccer).
- 4th July: Leg and butt day!
- 5th July: Cardio and abs. I am feeling the ab pain at the moment and did way more cardio than I have ever done in a single session! On Wednesdays I will be trying to go to yoga.
- 6th July: Today it was back to arms and chest.
I’m going to try and work out as much as I can this month and see results!
One thing on my to-do list is:
Write up more posts about Perth. 💖
One happy photo from this past month is:
If I had to write a book or record a film about this past month, I would call it:
Fitness + Life = Life (It’s still life, hah!)
After I post this, I’m going to:
Get on working with some of the contract work I need to do. 😄
Thank you everyone for reading this post and for your support! I hope you have had a great past month and that July is going well for you. :)