Bucket List Update {June 2016}

This month I expected to tick off maybe one or two things from our annual bucket list but I’ve amazed myself with managing to tick another four things off the list! Here’s how our Bucket List is looking at the end of June:

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Go to a Gig

Before having children Hubby and I used to go to concerts all the time. It was our thing. Rather than go for meals or the cinema we’d spend all our spare cash on going to concerts every couple of months. We’ve seen everyone from U2 to Westlife, Beautiful South to Lenny Kravitz. Live music was my life for so long but it was something that we couldn’t afford once we had kids – and something we found hard to organise childcare for, especially when the kids were tiny.

But, when Coldplay announced their latest tour, and hinted that it could be their last we just had to go. We’ve seen Coldplay live so many times – my first concert was the year after Hubby and I got together seeing Coldplay at Crystal Palace. Their Yellow song was our first dance and we couldn’t miss the chance to see them live one more time.

LP and Little Man went to their best friends’ house over night and Hubby and I went to Wembley. I could dedicate a whole post to the gig but I would. There aren’t actually that many words. It was phenomenal. I loved every minute and wanted it to last all night. My feet were numb from dancing, my voice was croaky from singing but it was immense. Loved it! I am now raring to book more tickets to more concerts and have a list as long as my arm of people I would like to see.

Get to 10st

At the start of the year my weight had crept back up to over 11st and I was determined to make a change. My Weight Watchers goal weight was always 10st and this was a weight I hit – for just one week – before I found out I was pregnant with Little Man. I was 11st something when I found out I was pregnant with LP and so 10st was a weight I hadn’t been consistently for a very long time but it was a weight I knew I could aim for. So I added it to my bucket list and didn’t think any more of it, thinking it would be nice if I reached it but not sure I ever would.

But, over the last few months I have been focusing on Slim Fast – something that fits nicely into our family lives – and I have been exercising more. I’m now proud to say I’m about 9st 12lb, a weight I can’t remember ever seeing on the scales before. But, I would still like to lose a little more weight and am aiming to now get down to 9st 7lb. I’m only 5ft 3 so even at my current weight I am right near the top of a healthy BMI so ideally I’d like to be somewhere in the middle. I’ll be posting a lot about my weight loss and fitness in the coming months as I have a lot going on – I’ve joined a gym, am doing the 30 Day Abs Challenge and will even soon be getting a push bike…!

Go to the Beach

We managed to go to three beaches whilst we were in the Isle of Wight at the start of the month – Whitecliff Bay, where we were staying, the beach at The Needles and Shanklin. The weather wasn’t the best but we made the most of it anyway!

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Fly a Kite

Also whilst we were in the Isle of Wight we flew LP’s little butterfly kite. It’s just a finger kite, that she can run around with it streaming behind her, but she loves it and it was great to spend an hour playing with her with it.

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So there we have it. A pretty productive month! July is set to be even more productive and I can’t wait to share it with you.

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6 Comments

  1. June 30, 2016 / 8:24 am

    Well done on the weight loss! So exciting to go below your target weight! I am not sure that paddling is going to work out so well with the ‘summer’ we are having… you may have to just get cold!

  2. June 30, 2016 / 8:41 am

    Ah well done for ticking off so many! You’ll definitely manage them all by the end of the year. I noticed your afternoon tea one, I’m up for joining you on that, we could meet half way?
    Nat.x

  3. June 30, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Ah you have had a productive month. Well done for smashing your target weight, sounds like slim fast is really working for you. Little bit jealous that you got to go to a gig, I loved going to gigs and festivals before the kids, now I’m lucky if I even get to listen to music in the house without someone complaining and asking me to put kids music on!

  4. July 2, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic month and you have done so well with your weight loss and put me to shame πŸ˜‰ When I finally met you at Britmums you looked absolutely loved and tiny. Now get on and cross the go to Cornwall one off, and get Nat to come with you ha πŸ˜‰

    Stevie x

  5. July 4, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Well done on the weight loss, fab achievement. And I absolutely love LP’s little mask x

  6. July 13, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Awww sounds lovely, flying a kite is such a wonderful thing to do! And well done on the weightloss! I really need to get my bum in gear with loosing weigh – I think it will help me feel better both physically and mentally too

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