Time for my usual monthly bucket list, where I look back over the previous month (in this case June 2016) to see how I got on with my goals for the month. I also set new goals every month and vow to actually try to achieve them.
Here is how my June went:
Increase my stats and follower numbers
At the end of May there had been 141,883 site views on my blog, there have now been 150,970 views to my blog since I started it in January 2015. This was actually a pretty quiet month for me view wise, but then I also posted less as we were away twice and I actually allowed myself some time off. I’m still happy with the numbers luckily.
My Twitter was at 14077 followers and now I have 14751
My Facebook page was at 1798 likes, and now has 1877
Instagram was 8920 now 9582
Pinterest was 4362 and now is at 4378 – I haven’t done anything to my Pinterest in ages, definitely need to work on it.
Youtube – I had 313 subscribers, and I now have 353 subscribers.
Tots 100 – Tots decided not to update in June, so my Tots score hasn’t changed – well it did go down one to number 50, but that was just a reshuffle of someone else’s score. That’s 13 months in the top 200 now, even if one of those months now was a ‘freebie’ :)
Well I did lose weight, a whole pound! Annoying as it was to only lose a lb I actually lost more, as I had to lose the weight that I put on at Butlin’s. It also meant that I was officially no longer classed as being overweight – a brilliant feeling. After a couple of naughty days of eating, I may hold off on weighing for a few days though…
Have an epic weekend in London and at Britmums!
I still need to write my Britmum’s actual post, but I did write about not winning my Brilliance in Blogging award ha. We had a great weekend and it was amazing to finally meet so many of my blogger friends in person. It was a crazy busy event and I missed seeing a few I was hoping to, but overall it was absolutely fantastic.
We also went to Warner Studios for a bit of Harry Potter geekery and oh my word I loved it.
Have lots of baby cuddles
I got to have some teeny baby cuddles, Lisa and Trev’s new little man Hudson was overdue, so he was very much still a newborn when we went to visit. He is absolutely gorgeous, and we loved seeing Jack again now he’s running around. The boys loved playing with him, and I so wish they lived closer to us as Newbury is very far from Cornwall!
Remember to take loads of photos at Butlins and have a great time there
Yep I succeeded in this one, the boys loved our Butlin’s break and seeing Diversity live was really something else.
Run as much as possible
Well…. not as much as possible, but I did run a lot more this month than I have been and I am now managing 15 minutes full pelt without a break on the treadmill. I know this is really not long for a lot of people, but for me it is the longest I have managed in years after all my back issues and I am planning to beat that time this month.
Sort my son’s school play costume out
This was almost a disaster! Having been told by the school that he needed to dress as a man dressed as a woman… a Tudor woman, it was a bit of a challenge. Then after altering one of my old dresses and making a bit of a hash of a costume the night before it was due.
I then had a bad mum moment of guilt and went out and bought a less embarrassing costume for him. So it was sorted… eventually.
My goals for July are:
Increase my stats and followers as always
Work on my Pinterest – I need to start remembering to do more pinnable images and just generally remember to use Pinterest. I need to have a tidy up of it too and get it more visually appealing.
Run on the treadmill for at least 20 minutes in one go – Like I said, not a lot for some people, but this will be a new record for me in recent years and a sign that my fitness is heading back to where it used to be.
Get back on the Slimming World bandwagon – I have been a lot more naughty in the last few days, but hopefully I can start afresh from Monday – I have got a chinese takeaway ordered tonight. With increasing my running time, hopefully I can kick-start my weight loss again.
Send my youngest off to camp properly equipped – You know when children go on school camp, the school give you a long list of equipment they’ll need? Well my youngest goes away on Monday and I need to find that list again and actually buy what I need to.
Give Fin a good birthday – The day his brother goes to camp is also Fin’s birthday, so with it being a school day as well it may not feel that special a day for him. I am determined he’ll have a great evening and we’ll be doing something as a family on the weekend before. He will be turning twelve crazily enough.
Get Scheduling – The school holidays start at the end of July and I would love to have some posts pre-scheduled so that I can take a bit more time off with my boys, without my blog suffering too much. I’ll be taking the time off regardless though, some things are more important that anything else.
I hope you’ve all had a great month and have an even better July!
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