So yesterday as the conclusion of my second block of 5 fortnights or 10 weeks. I was full of optimism and created some additional plans back during the first review period in April some of which I failed to achieve.
However I did achieve my original goals, losing at least 1 kilo a fortnight and keeping to my very tight loan repayment schedule!
I put down tour deposits and even managed to get my employer to approve leave for this trip. Unfortunately COVID, and in particular the slow pace of vaccinations in Australia, has seen Federal Government Ministers talk down allowing much travel outside of Australia during 2022 forcing me to rethink my travel plans
So back in February 2021, as I moved into the third and final year of my original repay the mortgage plan, I expanded it to also cover weight and wellbeing in response to 100+ days of COVID lockdown and negative habits I developed which I call the COVID Kilos.
Today is the end of the first ten weeks / 5 fortnights and the first major check-in (I also undertake fortnightly reviews and adjustments which is aligned to paydays but major changes are set for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 fortnights).
I’m happy to report that I’ve met all my goals so far and it’s time to slightly expand and adjust my objectives.
With a lot of effort over the last 8 weeks, I have finally gotten rid of the COVID-19 lockdown kilos I gained just in time for my long planned year long Wealth, Weight and Wellbeing Plan which I’m starting today, Thursday 4 February 2021.
Official Name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Established: 4 February 1948 (Independence from the United Kingdom), 22 May 1972 (Republic) Population: 21,803,000 (2019 estimate) Religion: 70.2% Buddhism, 12.6% Hinduism, 9.7% Islam, 7.4% Christianity Language(s): Sinhala, Tamil, English Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (legislative), Colombo (executive and judicial) Order of Visit: Fifty Sixth First Visit: 26 July 2016 Last Visit: 12 August 2016 Duration: 18 Days Visit Highlights:
–Anuradhapura: The Anuradhapura Stupas, The sights from the top of Mihintale.
–Colombo: Exploring a working gem mine, visiting Independence Square, the beautiful Gangaramaya Temple, walking around the Galle Face.
–Dambadeniya: Views from the former rock fortress of Yapahuwa, the school children ceremony at Dalada Maligawa Temple.
–Galle: Exploring the Galle Fort, the beautiful cricket ground.
–Giritale: Polonnaruwa Ruins, Dambulla Rock Temple, Kayanwala village (including canoe trip), and Herbs and Spices Garden (including back massage), exploring the Sigiriya ‘Lion Rock’ Fortress.
–Hikkaduwa: Relaxing and exploring the Hikkaduwa Beach, undertaking a Mangrove Safari, visiting a Turtle Sanctuary, learning at the Tsunami Museum, surviving and later benefiting from a Sri Lankan Full Body Massage.
–Kandy: Watching Elephants enjoy themselves at Pinnawala, learning about tea at the Geragama Tea Factory, visiting the famous Temple of the Tooth, enjoying the Cultural Show seeing different dance styles of Sri Lanka and fire eaters and fire walkers.
–Mirissa: Whale and Turtle Watching.
–Negombro: Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara better known as the Kelaniya Temple), Dehiwala Zoological Gardens, Hamilton Canal Tour.
–Nuwara Eliya: Scenic Train Trip, enjoying the ‘Little England’ feel.
–Udawalawe: supporting the Baby Elephant Sanctuary, enjoying a Udawalawe National Park Safari.
Places Visited:Anuradhapura, Colombo, Dambadeniya, Galle, Giritale, Hikkaduwa, Kandy, Mirissa, Negombro, Nuwara Eliya, Udawalawe Sri Lanka Journal Entries