I don’t think I have ever done an ABC of Autumn but apparently the 1st March was the first day of Autumn. Autumn in Australia is not like Autumn in the UK but I am looking forward to the change in seasons and what those changes bring.
A – Adventure – now the weather is improving (because it won’t be quite so hot now) we can go out exploring and adventuring which hopefully will include some big walks.
B- Boots – I am quite looking forward to the weather cooling so I can wear boots, jeans, tights, the whole works! I bought some clothes in the UK at Christmas which I am really looking forward to puling out of the wardrobe during Autumn and Winter.
C- Citizenship – I will be applying for my Australian citizenship this Autumn. Once my application is reviewed I will have to take a test and I doubt that I will get a date about the test during the Autumn but it will be nice to get the process underway.
D- Dresser – the elusive blue dresser project remains outstanding! I really need to get my butt into gear and finish removing the paint so I can sand it and we can finally use it in the house!
E- Exploring – more of Brisbane and the surrounding areas. My wish list for visiting places in and around Brisbane is long and ever increasing but we found that it was just a bit too hot to get out there and explore in the summer, plus I burn extremely easily! As autumn heads into winter we will get out and about I think.
F- Find – find out how and when I can have the skin removal surgery which I want to complete as part of my health and fitness “journey”.
G- Goodreads – every year I sign up to the Goodreads reading challenge but I haven’t managed to complete it the last couple of years. I am aiming to read more and so hoping to that I can achieve the Goodreads challenge this year with lots of autumunal reading.
H- Healthy Living – I am excited about continuing to improve my diet and exercise regime so my health continues to get better and better.
I- Inspiration – to write down my weight loss story, to become a greater lawyer, to try and inspire others who want to loose weight but aren’t sure they can or how they would go about doing it.
J- Just – Just enjoy the journey. Loosing weight isn’t easy, particularly if you want it to be long term. It is a whole lifestyle change and some times a hurdle is harder than you can imagine but you get out the other side of whatever the challenge is and the rewards are well worth it.
K- Keep – keep working on the blog. I had a long hiatus whilst I was studying but have been good at keeping on writing for the blog. I have some ideas planned for updating it and moving it forward which should be achievable with the help of the Aussie.
L- Long Weekends – I am really looking forward to the Easter long weekend which is coming up this season. I don’t know what we will do but hopefully it will be an opportunity to explore and / or relax or maybe a combination of the two.
M- Memories – Making many many more memories.
N- New job – I started my new job this month and I am excited to see how the next few months play out.
O- Outside – I am looking forward to getting outside and into the great outdoors again. I love being out there.
P- Park Run – Due to the heat I haven’t been doing park Run during the summer. Instead I have been going out for a walk or run when I get up a bit earlier on a Saturday morning. Now it should be cooling down I can start getting back to Park Run and work towards that 50 runs shirt!
Q- Quality time – with the Aussie. Now that I am excited about getting out and walking I am looking forward to some quality time with him out hiking in the mountains and parks and things like that
R- Running – I recently started trying to get back in to running using the Zombies Run 5K app. I can run about 2km and want to increase my distance and stamina but kept getting frustrated because I couldn’t get past 2km so would stop running. The App is used to help you gradually become a 5km runner so I am giving it a go and hopefully soon I will be running 5km’s.
S- Selling – I have cleared out quite a bit of clothes from my closet which no longer fits me and so I am looking for a clothes sale and trying to sell some bits on Ebay.
T- Training – We have various walking / running events scheduled again for this year year and I am really enjoying my time in the gym so I am excited to keep on training to see how far I can progress again this year.
U- Unplug – I am still not the greatest at shutting off the technology so I want to set myself the goal of unplugging more often to enjoy things like reading and being completely present.
V- Vacation – I’d like to plan some small trips away with the Aussie. We will need to do some saving but hopefully we can make it work.
W- Walking – I love being fit enough to walk and I want to start hiking, I have even bought walking poles. The hikes I’d like to do will be a lot more challenging and hopefully get me over my fear of falling over on hikes!
X- (E)hibits – There are quite a few museums, galleries and art shows in and around Brisbane and I am hoping to get out and about to explore them.
Y- Yoga – I keep meaning to try a yoga class and my gym runs one which I can easily get to on a Saturday morning but I just haven’t made it to a class yet. I need to try and get to one this Autumn.
Z- Zooming – I have borrowed this one from last years ABC again but we will be zooming around on the buses, trains and ferries in Brisbane as we have such good public transport here it’s easy to get to most places in and around the CBD.