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Day 8 Goals for the year #Bloggingwithnataliec

Day 8 – What are your goals for the year?

Let me answer after I’ve had a huge bowl of fruit, whilst eating a bag of onion rings.

Any idea what we’re starting with?

1.Weight loss!

I hadnt realised, which is always frustrating, but I have gained weight since last summer, mainly around my stomach and face.

I suppose since then, the seasons have changed therefore I’ve been wearing different/new styles of clothing.and hadn’t noticed the change. It wasn’t until yesterday when we were heading to a social dksfancing bbq, i put on a dress I rocked last summer and was disheartened by the fit of it.

I’ve lose weight before- I shall do it again!

2. Save money

I am hoping that this time next year I’ll be in the position to buy my first home. The past 5 years, we have been on a a few holidays, weekends away, comic cons, theatre trips, gigs, festivals, etc, and have just made the most of spending our money and having fun. Not to say that needs to stop, but I am now a little more conscious of what I’m spending and the impact saving can have on the future.

3. Cooking/learning Arabic dishes.

I don’t know if you’re aware, or if I have mentioned it before, but I am half arabic.

I have grown up eating the most insanely delicious dishes, and the last couple of years have been trying to learn how to cook some of my favourite middle eastern meals from my childhood.

The typical, ‘you don’t measure, you just know’, is 100% true.

My mama has taught me so much when it comes to cooking, and I admit I am ashamed to say when I want to learn a new recipe the conversation normally starts with, ‘you know the one with the potatos and the lamb with the red coating’, I’ve forgotten most of the names for my favourite dishes which is a ridiculous.

I was very kindly gifted an authentic middle eastern cook book with hundreds of recipes by one of our family friends. I have been making my way through it and have been trying to lerfect recipes in preparation of a great feast for loved ones.

And as always, just be happy and make memories with the ones I love.

What are your goals for this year?

Kaya •


A great start and even better finish

Good morning lovely WordPressers!

Today, I wanted to share some exciting news with you.

On Monday, I had my third weigh in since I started my Slim Fast challenge, and have now lost, 1 stone!

14 pounds down!

I didn’t think I’d lose my first stone in just three week, but am absolutely over the moon.

I have had a few ups and downs the last couple of weeks, with the odd glass of wine, slice of birthday cake, flaming hot Cheetos (who can resist those?), But ultimately I’ve stayed pretty strong and tried to balance out those naughty treats.

I will be continuing with Slim Fast for the next 9 weeks, and hope to lose at least another stone and a half.

My goal may be ambitious but, that’s the point right?

My other news is that I completed my Race at your pace 100 miles running challenge!

Last month, I truly fell back in love with running. Maybe the beautiful weather, and stunning sunsets helped? But it was truly a joy to run in April. I achieved a few personal best records, and also beat those too!

I let out, (just a little) scream when my base layer, certificate and medal came.

I have signed up to a 75 mile running challenge for May. I intended to sign up for the 125 miles, but I have alot going on this month, so 75 miles seemed more realistic, as I don’t want to get behind on running, or interrupt plans I’ve made.

What are your goals for May? And what do you want to achieve

Kaya •