Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Hey y'all! So I've decided to change things up and start posting seasonly goals instead of monthly favourites (which I still might pop in occasionally). Firstly because I've just provided you guys with part 1 of my summer favourites and secondly because I feel like If i share my goals with you guys and on here, I'm much more likely to fulfil them. Also I'm so excited it's October because that means Halloween, and more scary releases on Netflix yay!

october goals


1. Read 'Rebecca'. I've heard this book is a lot of people's favourite book. I've also heard it's quite the head fuck and not exactly light reading. I do love books that are a bit thrilling and with it being Halloween and all this month, what better time to read it. I'm currently 50 pages in, so just another 300 to go! 

2. Find a graduation dress. For some unknown reason sunny Bournemouth decides to have its graduation ceremony in November, which means nobody is going to see my dress anyway. I mean this is a goal I have to achieve or else I'll be strutting down the stage in my pyjamas. If anyone has any good websites for dresses for the occasion please send them my way! 

3. Limit my Costa coffee spendings to £6 a week. In other words, twice a week. I'm not a big fan of the office coffee so I got into the habit of buying a vanilla latte every morning, which is £3 I could put aside for other things (like a muscle malt). I'm starting to bring my own coffee in a mug and putting the money I'd usually spend in a savings jar! 

4. save £500. I don't know how well I'm going to fulfil this seeing as I'm also currently setting £400 aside the next few months to pay for my overdraft aha. But I want to start being an adult and saving for those unexpected expenses, such as a spontaneous tattoo. 

5. Start driving lessons. Seriously guys, if in Novembers blogpost I fail this then please share your disappointment with me. I keep putting this off because I think a part of me actually has a fear of driving, I'm constantly in my own world and tend to overthink things so being on the road where I have to be cautious of 503843 things sounds like a nightmare. 


6. Lose 3kg. If you've been following my posts then you might have picked up that I am on a mission to become sexy Giana. I've hit a bit of a plateau the last month but having got back into the gym I'm hoping to drop another 3kg this month. I have a total of 6kg to lose before I hit my goal, so here's hoping! 

7. Not gag when I drink Apple Cider Vinegar. I'm sure most of you have seen lots of articles/Youtube videos about the benefits of apple cider vinegar, but damn is it disgusting. How can something so gross come from precious apples. I'm making it a point to drink a glass of water mixed with 1 tbsp of ACV, raw honey and lemon juice every morning. 

8. Be comfortable at 20kg. I have the upper body strength of a T-Rex, so this is something I'm really trying to work on at the gym. On the arm machines my weight resistance varies from 10kg - 20kg, but my goal is to be comfortable at 20kg across all the machines. 

9. Lose 1% body fat.  As we all know muscle weighs more than fat, I'm not going to be disheartened if I don't shift much on the scale, but instead see that my body fat % has gone down. I'm currently weighing in at 28%, so watch this space! 

10. Start a class. Technically I do yoga once a week, because we luckily have an instructor that comes into the office every week for a class, how fab is that?! I still haven't made the most of the classes offered at the gym, but I'm hoping to start the piloxing one.


11. Post two blog posts a week. I will probably fail at this, because after work all I want to do is watch Youtube videos or read other blog posts, but I am going to try! Wednesday's and Sunday's folks. 

12. Come to grips with my new camera. As an early graduation present my parents bought me the Olympus Pen E-PL8. I've had digital cameras before when I was 15 and would just use them to take videos of Justin Bieber at concerts, but I actually want to learn the ins and outs of this beauty and thus improve my blog photography and shiz. If anyone has any blog posts on this then holla at me! 

13. Discover 5 new blogs I love. There's already a hefty list of blogs I love reading, but as from next month I want to also share with you guys some of my favourite bloggers. We must support each other gals! 

14. Grow my social media. Especially Instagram, but we all know with the way Instagram is going you could be posting nudes and still hit 10 likes. 

15. Be more honest. Some of my favourite (and yours) blog posts are the ones I write at 2 in the morning when I feel like ranting about something. As much as I enjoy writing about movies, travel and what lipsticks I'm loving, I want to reflect more and write more about my life and experiences (exes watch out).

This was originally meant to be a 5 goal blog post, so maybe I'm being a bit too optimistic. What are some of your goals for this month? 



  1. I definitely find that sharing my goals in blog post form, or even just on social media, really helps motivate me to achieve them, so I really hope the same works for you! lucky you for being gifted an Olympus Pen, I'm sure that you will have a lot of fun working out how to use it! I can't wait for more raw and honest content from you as well! Good luck with your driving lessons too, once you get started it only gets easier!

    Abbey 😘

  2. Good luck with your goals Gi! I bet you will be able to achieve them all :)

    Steph xx

  3. Loved this post! A lovely read, you have such a friendly, chatty writing style☺️ Good luck with all your goals, you've inspired me to write some of my own!
    Chloe xx


  4. I loved this post. I've heard so many good things about Apple Cider Vinegar but it sounds pretty awful... I'm definitely hitting the gym again, but I'll have to wait til next month as I've literally just had a baby haha!

    Good luck with your goals!

    Jaynie Shannon*


  5. You’ve got some amazing goals here! Apple cider vinegar sounds gross haha! Xx

  6. These are great goals; wishing you the best of luck with all of them! I'd also like to grow my social media over the coming months. Maybe hit a few milestone before the end of the year (:

    Jenny xo

  7. I feel the same about sharing goals, I feel almost as though I need to show people I can do it and so stubborn me gets it done! There are some amazing goals here, but slightly daunting at how many there are!! Driving is an incredible thing once you get used to it, so much freedom you just have to keep your wits about you! Good luck for when you decide its time!

    Sarah | xx

  8. Good Luck with your goals, I need to save aswel, it is just so hard!! Also I too need to get Driving Lessons, I should be getting some in November so fingers crossed for both of us xox

    Emma •

  9. This was a lovely post to read, Gi! You have some amazing goals and all the best for them! xxx

  10. I loved reading this, goal posts are some of my favourites and you have some great goals. I'm not sure I could deal with Apple cider vinegar but look forward to hearing if you reach this goal haha. Good luck with driving one (and the rest), it gets easier with time, you'd be surprised.

    Kristy |

  11. Some great goals here lovely. I love reading these as give me motivation. I’ve never heard of the book Rebecca! Going to look it up.
    Saving is soooo hard I think because there’s always something I need haha but I think saving for a spontaneous tattoo is very adult so high five!! Xxxxxxx

  12. I loved reading all about your goals! Definitely with you on the limiting the amount you spend in Costa one! I've spent an insane amount on coffee and breakfast out this week and it's such a waste of money that could be spent elsewhere :( Good luck with finding your graduation dress, it's such a special moment when you find the one! xx

  13. Post like these are great. You can see how far you've come. AND I HEAR YOU ABOUT COSTA.

    Em xxx

  14. I think its amazing you've got so many clear focusses - and it sounds like you've achieved so much already, Gi! I totally need to reign in my spending, and you're motivating me to get back into my fitness regime, especially with it being Christmas soon too! Also, Emma is right, these posts are wonderful to look back on and to see how far you've come!
    Kate x

  15. These are some really great goals and I hope you achieve them all! I’m working really hard at the gym this month too and also trying not to get disheartened if I don’t see the progress I want too. I hope you’re able to save the amount you want to too x

    Kayleigh Zara ��

  16. Isn't Instagram so frustrating at the minute? I've gone from about 100 likes per photo to about 40. Like you say, you could post nudes and the likes still wouldn't increase! I too am trying to save but it's very hard when you have rent and bills to pay! Fitness is a goal every month for me and it's good that I've got a gym downstairs in my accommodation, I've just yet to use it! What a great set of goals!

    Sian x


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