Quarterly update on my 52 in 52 list

Holy cow, how is it May already?! This year is flying past! I’ve been a little preoccupied writing about the pregnancy all year, I know. Surprisingly, I’ve still had a great start on my 52s! Let’s check out what I’ve achieved.

Completed:

Buy a pair of coloured shoes

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All of the shoes that I own are either beige, black or white. I’m so boring. I decided to challenge myself this year to get some coloured shoes to push the boundaries. Originally this was “heels” but after I fell pregnant I revised it to shoes so that I would get the most wear out of them, especially as I would need something flat and easy to put on.

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52 in 52: Declutter a closet (aka get rid of the *shit*)

I’m not going to lie, declutter and cleaning out our cupboard was probably my most favourite one on my entire 52 in 52 list. My hubby is notorious for hanging onto things “in case”. I have those moments too, I’ll admit. But once it gets to a certain point I go insane, and I do a throw out.

That point has been approaching for the past 12 months.

Of course I would choose the hottest day in probably the last 12 months, but it needed to be done. I had timing on my side. We’re going to moving into our new house in about a month, which meant we were going to have to deal with this eventually. I pointed out that it would be good to just do the charity bin/rubbish tip runs now, instead of when we’re overwhelmed by the rest of the house move. Finally, he agreed.

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52 in 52: Daily activity rings (apple watch vs garmin 920xt)

apple activity rings january

Coming off the back of the Christmas period, I knew I needed to stop being such a sloth. I had put on a few kilos and it was time to shift it.

I didn’t expect to have such a great start to the year, but the motivation was high. Suddenly, I became a bit obsessed with filling the rings on my watch. It also helped that Apple announced a special badge you could earn, “Ring in the New Year” – earned by closing all three rings for a full week in January. I’m obsessed with stats and achievements, and that gave me the extra kick I needed. Even though all I could do with the badge was look at it in an app (or send it to others to gloat) I wanted it.

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