Monday, 14 August 2017

August goals

I'm still very shocked and personally offended, that it's already August. My god, this year has been a total blur. Summer seems to be flying away and I've only been to the beach and had a 99p ice cream, once... which is totally unacceptable. It's also beginning to dawn on me that I'm the ripe old age of 22 in four months, growing one step closer to impending adulthood by the minute and I am not a fan. 

Since I've somewhat spent the whole of July either in bed or at the pizza shop, I thought I'd start up my monthly goal posts again. Purely because I've been such a lazy arse lately and I need to get some sort of motivation from somewhere. So my logic being, if I write these posts which will be spread on the internet for everyone to judge my lazy arse ways, surely that'll spur me on. So here goes... 
August Goals


August Goals

1. Start to work out. 

It's official, I've gained weight. But what did I expect, lazing around doing nothing and eating nothing but carbs and regret? It's not a substantial, huge amount of weight. But I think being someone who can only look at a slice of pizza and gain weight on her thighs, I can tell the difference almost immediately. So far, I've done a pretty amazing job of hiding it, due to my trusty culottes and mom jeans stash I've been stacking up. But enough is enough, because the minute final year begins is the minute stress eating begins and I don't want to end up gaining even more weight. So August is the month of eating healthily and being more active (with a sneaky pizza in between, more than likely)

2. Shoot more style posts.

This is the blogging goal that I'm really trying my best to work with. It's not like I don't have enough content to shoot (believeeee me, I've got a terrible spending habit). I just haven't got the time or the right photographer for it. Currently I'm using my boyfriend Nathan, he works full time and I don't want to waste the little time we spend together always getting in a hump and being moody because the photos aren't how I want them to be. To be honest, I don't know if I'd even have the balls to get a photographer, I'd probably just look like a huge ball of awkward and uncomfortable. But yeah, this is something I'm definitely trying to work on this month. 


3. Hit the big 2K mark on Instagram.


Now, don't take this goal as me being like 'oh my god, she's so ungrateful' because I can assure you girllllll, that ain't the case. I am honestly so overwhelmed by the support and love I've been receiving on Instagram lately. I still act like a small child at christmas when I wake up to follow notifications, how sad is that?! Working my little butt off to try and grow my Instagram organically seems to be finally paying off. Being just under 200 followers away from 2,000. TWO THOUSAND a whole 1,800 of you are actually interested in the photographs I take. If you want to help me reach my goal, you can follow my instagram here and we can be friends.

4. Get a bloody bedtime routine back.

Hi, I'm Jen and I like to stay up until 4-5 in the morning and do weird things like plan a food shop or google best places to eat fish and chips in the North East. Getting into the habit of staying up late and not being able to switch off, is really beyond a joke now. I need to start to get a decent bedtime routine going before I head back to university next month. Otherwise it's night owl life for me. If anyone has any product recommendations that help you sleep, please pass them my way!

5. Plan a year of blogging giveaway.


This is something I've always intended to do and SHOCK yet again I'm two months late with it. But this will definitely be up and running this month I swear by it. Making a poll on twitter I found that a lot of you would prefer beauty giveaways, so I'm on the lookout for the best giveaway products I can get my lil hands on. Would you love to win a certain thang? lemme know and I'll see if I can work my magic. 

What are your goals for August?
Thanks for reading x 

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28 comments :

  1. I know what you mean, even though I am currently on vacation, I think that this summer went soooo fast! i need June to come back, I need more summer days in my life!!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. I do! I feel like I really haven't done enough this year xx

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  2. Aw I love goal posts like this! I hope you can manage to achieve everything you want to. P.S Where is the planner from featured in the photos? It's gorgeous xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's a Kate Spade planner! It's soooo cute xx

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  3. These are some great goals! Goodluck

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  4. Girl, you got me at the first sentence! I'm so bloody offended that it's August and that summer is ending. Like no, I want my sun, sea and heat back! On the other note, I wish you all the best with your goals. I gained a bit of weight myself as well and I will try to get back into shape. Hopefully, successfully, haha :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Me too, where has the summer gone please?! thank you so much Leta xx

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  5. Great goals! Totally agree with HOW THE HELL IS IT AUGUST ALREADY though omg! It's gone so quickly, not ready to get back into university in September. I need more chill time haha! Gonna try to work out some more too, it's been way too long...

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    1. I'm not ready to go back either, tooootally not prepared! xx

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  6. Good luck with your goals! Instagram is really hard to grow, so why not celebrate all the hard work you've put in?! Hope you reach your goal soon. Mines is just to get more posts written up because I'm terrible at doing them in advance x

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Very true girl! thank you sooo much xx

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  7. I love your goals! And I agree, it's heinous that we're already almost halfway into August... like wtf where did my summer go hahaha

    - Shannon | www.goingwithhappy.com

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  8. I've been trying to shoot more style photos recently - my poor boyfriend has fell victim to photographer too! They're my favourite posts to make and read for sure. Your instagram is looking fab as always girl!xx

    Lucy | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. Haha literally what would we do without them!?! thanks lovely! Xx

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  9. I mean, WHERE has the time gone? 2017 is flying by, I am in shock as well. LOVE your goals and just KNOW you will succeed, lovely! I am so trying (and doing my best) to get back into shape. It's always a good idea to do that. Don't even get me started on Instagram milestones - I feel like every time I get close to one, I lose followers. It's a tough one to grow but gotta keep going!!! :D
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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  10. I also need to start working out again because for the whole month of July I was on holiday so I stopped working out for 4 weeks. My sleeping schedule also hasn't been the best I fall sleep as soon as the sun rises. I thought I was the only one who plans food trips at night, glad I am not alone! hehe ♥

    mooeyandfriends.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahh what a pain! I hope you find some motivation soon lovely xx

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  11. I know right, we are almost in the third quarter of the year and I've no idea how it went. These are some great goal. And the write up is good too! Cheers.

    rabbitfacewrites.blogspot.com

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  12. Finding the time to shoot fashion stuff can be so hard, I feel your pain! It's only going to get worse when - gulp - we get into Autumn/Winter and there arent as many daylight hours. Related to some of these so much (except 2k on insta because lol that is never going to happen), I've put on weight recently and my nighttime routine is a shambles, so getting my workouts and sleep back on track are big August goals for me too. I'VE ALSO ONLY BEEN TO THE BEACH ONCE THIS YEAR, WHAT IS GOING ON. xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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    1. YES IT IS. I love your insta!! thanks gal xx

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  13. Love the post jen! I definitely feel the same with you on the outfit posts, wish someone could teach me how to pose

    www.sonias-style.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. hahaha saaaaame, why are we like this?!? xx

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  14. I really need to start shooting more style posts too! Hope you hit your 2k Insta goal soon; I just followed you ;)

    Alice x

    Check out my recent? http://www.girlabroad.co.uk/2017/08/zaful-wishlist-denim-dresses-dupes.html

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