20 January 2015
14 January 2015
12 January 2015
Another fun week of the #fmsphotoaday challenge. I must admit I did not put too much thought into the prompts, was first week back at work and had to actually use my brain which obviously shut out any creative thoughts! Continued on with my happy theme for the month.
5th Square - INXS Shabooh Shoobah album listening too. One of my favourite albums of all time and have it on vinyl. The One Thing is the ultimate INXS song. Most people know I was obsessed with Michael Hutchence.
6th Round - Love when the lights go green, go go go!
7th Currently Reading - Mindfood magazine - the mixture of health, fitness and psychology articles makes me happy as I hate reading trashy magazines.
8th Landscape - an ocean shot from doing the Watson's Bay walk, mixing the love of the ocean with walking with a friend and having coffee.
9th Pattern - Seeing lovely flowers make me smile, then I realised it was for Marc Jacobs "Daisy" that smells divine. Gorgeous pattern.
10th Hello - I always greet my coffee with a "hello lover" with my best impression of Marilyn Monroe.......ahem. Divine coffee at Cafe Morso, Saturday brunch with friends.
11th I see - I was watching a National Geographic documentary on one of my favourite mammals, the penguin (after seeing the new penguin movie last week too) and I was so happy on the couch chilling that I thought, "this is my prompt for today".
5 January 2015
4 January 2015
Having walked past the Wyles Baths at Coogee for over 9 years I finally WENT in today!!
I used to walk past it many times and see the signs "yoga by the sea", "massages by the sea" and thought I must do that.... if I had a dollar for everytime I said it I would probably have about $45 (half a massage or a few yoga classes perhaps).
Maybe it was the New Year looming or the fact I am more familiar with hatha yoga now, I decided a couple weeks ago to "just do it". Thanks Nike for the slogan.
Thinking Coogee wouldn't be "that" busy at 8am on a Sunday was a big oversight on my part. Every family within a 15km, no 20km radius was here with families galore. Runners, walkers with cute doggies (lost count after patting about five cuties) it seemed this was the normal time to use up ALL the carparks near Wyles!
So a good 15min walk either way had been added to my morning routine, excellent. No worries. Love a good warm up.
Finally met up with our instructor Daniela, lovely lady who thought it would be best to take the morning class up onto the grass as they were still cleaning up from a wedding the day before (now that would of been a great place to get hitched, slapshead) maybe if I had of come here earlier......
So up under cover joined by swedish sisters Nadine & Nadia (two very fit, young blonde, lovely girls) we completed the hour hatha class. Worked up a right sweat and managed to stretch out any stiffness from holiday activities (golf, sleeping in, riding my new bike, napping on the couch, sleeping, eating).
A quick shower and change into my togs/bathers/swimmers for a swim in the nipply ocean. Brrrrrr first swim of summer for me in the sea. It was refreshing and just floated in there for what seemed like forever, sat in the sun, enjoyed the sounds of the waves crashing, children laughing, the squad coach yelling at his swimmers in the far lane (strangely comforting) and enjoyed a nice latte near the water. What a perfect way to start my Sunday and finish off my two week break!
2 January 2015
Second day of the New Year and I am excited about the challenges I have set in place for myself. Project ME 2015.
A few things to start for January:
Going off Facebook and utilising other social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest (not to forget blogger)!
#fmsphotoaday challenge - have done this for a couple years off and on. Every day of the month there is a word prompt and you take a picture to reflect your interpretation of the word. Some people have a theme attached to the month (like black & white, m&m's) and for January my theme is #happiness.
Pinterest - collating information, pictures, recipes, home/creative tips, gardening advice etc
Creating ideas, writing stories, tapping into the Yin side more and coming closer to publishing a book.
Finishing the nutritional psychology course I signed up for over a year ago. Making time to complete my realm reading certificate (have always been interested in doing card readings and would love to learn more about tapping into the spiritial realm).
2014 was a busy year & quite stressful really with a few things (planning a wedding, turning 40, my cat going missing just before the wedding, getting married, injuries which led into winter, then I went off the pill, which led into a cannot be fucked making an effort which contributed a little to the weight I had gained). Despite my clothes being tight i am super happy despite having put on many kgs, my injuries are getting proper maintenance & rehabilitation due to improving my body & mind with hatha yoga. I feel in a much better head space and now need to stop being so relaxed with food, wine etc.
Eating well, making smarter choices, moving my body everyday whether it is a 30min walk, weights smash session, yoga, swimming, bike ride, walk etc. I am going to shed 16kgs. The husband is also looking after his health, reducing weight and getting us both healthier as we head into our forties!! (41 in March, for me).
Coffee is something I have a love & hate relationship with. I love the smell, taste & the social interaction of "coffee" but feel it has become a habit to make it through my day/week & is associated with being stressed/frantic. Grabbing a coffee on my way to work daily costs $3.50, I think I need it but in reality I don't always. So coffee only 2-3 times a week instead of 7-12!! Drinking more tea (green, ginger, white tea) which will save money and also reducing milk intake (waste of fat calories). I will really enjoy the few cups I have.
Changing habits can assist changes in other areas of my life to being healthier (bringing lunch, walking to a different bus stop, not sitting on Facebook every 10mins, positive affirmation challenges etc). I also got given a second hand bike for Christmas so I can join hubby in outdoor activities more to mix up walks with rides and exploring different areas in and around Sydney!!
So January should be a productive month!! Weighed myself today purely as a starting point and measured as well. Excited to mix things up this month.