Zombies Run Review

I use two apps when running; Zombies Run and Run Keeper. Zombies Run was something I was at first hesitant to get into. I go running on tracks in a forest so the idea of having zombie chasing sounds didn’t really appeal to me, but I downloaded and tried it out and I loved it.

 

I’ve also had a subscription for 2 months now and I’m definitely going to continue with the subscription. It allows you unlimited access to all the stories so you don’t have to wait to unlock the next story. This works out well for me as I try to go running every second day.

 

The plotline is great, I will admit it took me a few runs to really get into it and now that I’m near the end of season 1 I’m really invested and want to find out what happens next. It also gives you a nice break from music. I find that listening to music so often gets boring and having a new story really makes it interesting.

 

Not gonna lie the “You’re doing great” comments are nice, even though I’m using on my walking phase at that point.

My Goals for 2017

I would really consider these resolutions or things that I need to change overnight. The problem with resolutions in general are that they’re too big and people fail within a month and lose motivation. These goals are more where I want to be at the end of the year.

Invest in a good wardrobe
So this section was partially inspired by Sarah Rae Vegas’s video. Although I do have a health/weight related goal I’ll go into a bit more in it’s own paragraph. I’ve never had a wardrobe I’m particularly fond of I usually just grab whatever fits me and run. So usually this is just jeans and t-shirts. But I really love the grungey look. I’ve recently figured out the reason why I didn’t like my wardrobe; it didn’t fit me well. I’ve always been a bit on the bigger side, but after a couple episodes where my health turned to shit I put a bit more on. I’m still somewhere inbetween the regular sizes and plus sizes. I can occasionally find things that fit me okay but there’s always a but as to why I don’t wear them. Thinking back, a lot of my favourite pieces have been the ones that have fitted me well. I could just chuck them on and go and not have to worry about anything. But again my health turned to shit and I no longer fit my favourite jeans. Then I started looking at plus size hauls on Youtube and seeing hey there are clothes I like that fit could me. While I haven’t had the courage yet to place an order I’m hoping to build up a cash pillow so I can make an order in the future. I want to build a capsule wardrobe of staple pieces that will last a longish time.

Keep running.
If you read my last running post you’ll know I’ve started running again.Well kinda I ended up taking a break over the holidays and will probably not be running as much this coming month. I want to clarify that my goal isn’t actually to x times a week or x distance a week. It is simply that by the end of the year I’m running regularly and at a fitness level I happy with. While I do admit that I would like to loose weight and drop a few sizes they’re like thoughts in the back of my mind. As in I’m hoping that this is a side effect of running regularly and eating well but it’s not my end goal. I do have specific goals to kepe me on track but this is the overarching goal.

Try more makeup and skincare
This year I’m wanting to get into skincare a bit more and maybe play around with makeup a bit more. Not necessarily the makeup, definitely more the skincare. I’m hoping that it’ll become a part of my self care routine and part of my winding down routine at night. At the moment I’m planning on trying out AB skincare and the 10 step routine. I’m thinking of doing a post about how my routine looks in a couple of months when I have a basic routine sorted. My beauty/makeup philosophy is pretty simple. I prefer a fresh natural base and like experimenting with eyeshadows and lips. I’m hoping to have a full face of products that I like. I’m not really into the whole try everything mentalittly mine is more find one you thing you like and buy ALL of it. 

Keep a routine
This kinda follows on from the last paragraph. One thing that I have noticed definitely helping me is if I get up early do a routine of things that help me feel ready to face the world. If I miss a step it can throw my whole day off. I find if it’s something important but if it’s something with no immediate consequences then I’m more likely to flake off and take the day inside. This also interestingly happens if I’m waiting for a package as sometimes they’ll deliver and other times they’ll leave a card.

Keep Up with Uni
A major problem that I have pinpointed was going to lectures. I’ve had a few health issues that have kept me from uni which I’m still working on but they’re getting better. I want to keep this improvement going. I have a study plan sortedish, I’m thinking of posting about it here but not too sure.

My Planning System 2017

So as I mentioned in my planning planning 2017 post I decided on the Hobonichi, and now I have perhaps too many. Here i’m just going to outline my planning system for 2017 which what I’m using and how I’m using it. 

 

My main planner is the Hobonichi Techo, I use this as my daily planner. I don’t plain in great detail but I use to give me an overview of the day and track things I need to track. As an appendeum to this I use the weeks booklet to pencil in my hourly timetable so I can have a detail view of my day and appointments.  I tend to write notes down on the day page so I can back and see when I had that conversation or thought, so I mark important pages with book darts until I copy it over somewhere.

 

I use my Hobonichi Weeks to give me a good idea of what’s coming up and for forward planning. I’m surprised at how much I really enjoy using the weeks. It allows me to plan and schedule in appointments to see how busy I am. I also kinda really want to buy two more… I know. It’s a problem. One to track mental health and one for fitness. I’m planning to have a review up on Friday,

 

I also use the Hobonichi A6 Avec as a journal, in here I doodle and paint and write whatever happened to me that day. I also use it to write down things that are bothering me, goals and things I want to work on.

 

Now last year I used a Rhodia Webnotebook which I still love. So I use as a… hmm I guess you could say list book. I use it to store important things and again I use book darts and book marks if I need to refer to something again.