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BE-ing in February – WOTY Update

February 25, 2022

Be-ing in February – My 2022 WOTY Update

It is the last month of Summer where I live and soon the Frangipani’s will no longer be blooming. Walking my grandson to school provides some beautiful floral displays and an opportunity to stop and smell the frangipanis which always remind me of relaxation and holidays.

I think I aced my WOTY – ‘BE’ during February which was full of self-love, love for others, staying healthy inside and out and taking time to just ‘BE’. I’m loving this monthly link up post because it is definitely keeping me accountable and more aware of living my WOTY. Okay, it’s only February but I’ve achieved two months so why not believe in myself that I will continue to focus living my WOTY for the whole of 2022?


I stayed physically and mentally healthy through my usual Saturday runs with my Saturday Sister, taking sessions in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio and working out with friends and walking with Mr M.

All of this activity has a two-pronged affect on my health and well-being.

I’m physically active consistently (that’s a key word) which keeps me fit and strong to keep up with living life my way and also my grandsons!

I’m also looking after my mental health because:

  • when I exercise I’m in my happy place
  • movement produces ‘feel good’ hormones and
  • I’m maintaining social connection by running and working out with friends plus using my brain to train others to stay fit and strong.

My Saturday Sister and I also kicked off our running year with the Sri Chinmoy Twilight Run in Brisbane

Mr M and I maintained our date days and explored Mt Tamborine which is just under and hour’s drive from our home on the Gold Coast. It is a beautiful area and on our first trip we visited the SkyWalk and then had lunch. I wrote about this in my post Lunchtime in the Rainforest at Mount Tamborine. There is so much to see in the area that we visited again and this time went to the beautiful Curtis Falls followed by lunch in one of the many cafes on Gallery Walk.

Discovering our backyard is a great way to explore and spend time in nature which is always wonderful for our health – physically (with bushwalks) and mentally (being in the serenity and calm natural environment).

Mr M and I have also been busy in the kitchen trying healthier recipes especially as he recently had diverticulitis. An inflammation or infection of the pouches formed in the colon (diverticula) and something that can be quite painful.

Healthy Banana Muffins recipe – only using 3 ingredients!

Banana muffins


February is the month of Love. Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day (with your galpals?) Mr M and I don’t usually make a fuss and we believe love is a daily celebration. However, after a very stressful 2021 I wanted to show him some love and my appreciation by making a special dinner.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the kitchen and being mindful of why I love and appreciate the love of this gorgeous man.

On the Menu

  • Individual Camembert & Asparagus Tarts (I made the pastry from scratch which I was pretty proud of)
  • Air fryer Salmon with Steamed Bok Choy in a Garlic, Chilli and Ginger sauce
  • Mini chocolate mousse hearts with Raspberries & Vanilla Yogurt – these looked great and I used my creativity to make the heart shapes from aluminium foil as I didn’t have any heart shaped tins.

I’ll be sharing these recipes in a future post.

Loving is also about showing yourself some love so I continued the Love theme on the Podcast in the episodes:

BE-ing a #GoldenBoldie

In February, I became a #goldenboldie! I’ve taken on a paid ambassadorship for BOLD Health using and promoting their BOLD Health Plus Protein Powder which is specifically designed for 55+ to help provide the adequate protein we need to keep bodies strong. Mr M has also started using the product and we are creating new smoothie ideas and recipes which is fun and healthy.

Living a healthy lifestyle in our 60s and 70s

You can read the story of how BOLD started HERE and if you are interested in purchasing the product you can use my discount code: LIVINGWELL20 at the BOLD shop checkout.

A thought to live by – BE ………

I found a top in the back of my drawer which reminded me of all the things I wanted to be. So reminder for us all is to celebrate who we are as individuals and to:

BE Strong, BE Fearless, BE Beautiful – BE YOU!


and most of all BE YOU!

The 2022 WOTY Link Party is a way for us to stay accountable to our WOTY (or Goals or Intentions if you haven’t settled on a particular Word for the Year) and write about how we are tracking each month on the last Thursday PM (Northern Hemisphere)/ Last Friday AM (Southern Hemisphere). We would still encourage everyone to leave a comment or if you have written a post feel free to link up with us.

What: 2022 Word of the Year Link Party (#2022wotylinkpary).
When: Last Thursday PM (Northern Hemisphere)/ Last Friday AM (Southern Hemisphere). The link will be open for 3 days so you’ve got plenty of time to join.
Why: To encourage us all to keep the focus on our chosen WOTY (OR GOAL OR INTENTION)
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Sharing their WOTY progress this month

Take a moment to link through to see what my co-hosts and others have written……

Deb from Deb’s World
Jo from AndAnways
Donna from Retirement Reflections

Now over to you – how are you living your WOTY, Goal or Intention?

Deb, Donna, Jo and I hope that you will join us each month and share what you’ve been doing to focus on your 2022 WOTY. If you have any questions just ask us. You can also link to any, or all of our posts, with a pingback, that way we get to see your posts quicker!

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Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Debbie February 25, 2022 at 09:03

    I loved this bright and beautiful post Sue, you certainly are living your WOTY in so many different ways! Well done on the paid ambassador gig too, you’re a perfect example of a #goldenboldie!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 25, 2022 at 10:05

      Thanks Deb, I’m loving the post because it makes me reflect on how I was living my WOTY each month and again I achieved my goal in February. Now on to March xx

  • Reply Retirement Reflections February 25, 2022 at 09:11

    Hi, Sue – I agree that this monthly linkup is awesome at keeping all who join in accountable and more aware of living our WOTYs. Without it, I fear that my good intentions may lose their steam….. 😀
    I’m so sorry to hear about M’s inflamation. I hope that he is healing well and that he is feeling better.
    Congratulations on your ambassadorship. They chose an awesome role model for us all!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 25, 2022 at 10:06

      Hi Donna, it’s a great way to share our WOTY isn’t it? Like you if I didn’t have the link up I may not keep up with regular reflection on my WOTY. Enjoy your weekend, have a great March – Spring is on the way for you. xx

      • Reply Jennifer Jones February 25, 2022 at 15:43

        Hi Sue. Be is shaping up to be the perfect WOTY for you for 2022. We dont do Valentine’s Day either, but that dinner you cooked looks amazing

  • Reply leannelc February 25, 2022 at 10:09

    Hi Sue – look at your guns in that last picture!!! You’re such a great example of healthy living and being super fit – I’m not surprised that the Bold people are using you as an ambassador. Nice to see you and Mike enjoying each other’s company and having so much fun with your romantic meals and dates – keeping the love alive! x

  • Reply Christine February 25, 2022 at 13:59

    What an uplifting and encouraging post Sue! You certainly are living out your BE! I love seeing your photos of your dates with Mr M. You have challenged me to really dig deep to see if and how I am living out my WOTY, which is RECLAIM. More specifically reclaiming myself as I got lost with caring for hubby who has mild dementia and many other health related issues. While nothing has changed with the situation I think I am slowly making some changes. I am aware of not neglecting myself and my needs and things I enjoy and after blood tests revealed a couple of issues I am taking steps to change that. As well as my craft, I have recently discovered I enjoy doing mindfulness colouring in. I have much more work to do with reclaiming but baby steps for me. Christine x

  • Reply Jo February 25, 2022 at 15:56

    You are the perfect ambassador for Bold. Lovely seeing the balance this month too! Here’s to March be-ing fabulous too…

  • Reply rawsonjl February 25, 2022 at 20:03

    That top is perfect! What a great look at your month Be-ing you. That waterfall looks amazing; we tend to spend lots of time hiking around in nature too as I find it very relaxing as well.

  • Reply Natalie February 26, 2022 at 00:07

    What a great February recap, Sue. Congrats on your ambassadorship. It’s nice to see you and Mr M are enjoying exploring local sights and healthy living. Love that t-shirt on you. Have a wonderful March being you.

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs February 26, 2022 at 14:23

    YOU are nailing this “BE-ing” business and it is so good to see how refreshed and happy you and Mr M are. I hope he continues to make good progress with his medical condition. I know it can be painful. You are both great examples of love and care…for and of each other. Thank you for the link up. Denyse

  • Reply Susanne February 26, 2022 at 19:24

    Hi Sue, it’s always inspiring to read about your outings, activities and self-care. Sorry to hear about Mr M’s diverticulitis. My husband has thought of getting an air fryer, how do you like it and what benefits do you think it has compared to, for example, using the oven?
    Have a great week!

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt February 27, 2022 at 01:36

    Sue, you are Da woman! Your pic of your showing your strong arms is just so motivating and beautiful! I couldn’t pose like that now after 2 years of covid flab, but it is motivating to me to see just how women in their 60s can look. Sorry that your hubby is struggling with diverticulitis. Your recipes look fresh and inviting, thanks for sharing! WE have also been exploring air frying with our multicooker. My hubby occasionally struggles with stomach issues and thank goodness we invested in an adjustable bed. He sleeps every night slightly raised up (which also reduces his snoring, LOL). Spring is just around the corner her in Northeaster Washington and I can’t wait until I can explore some neighborhood hiking trails. “Be-ing” out in nature is my go-to place for my “walks.” Have a wonderful week!

  • Reply Christie Hawkes February 27, 2022 at 06:12

    Hello Sue! You did indeed ace your WOTY in February. Nice work. Larry and I do not make a fuss on Valentine’s Day either. We did, however, exchange cards, which turned out to have similar sentiments. I guess we both feel the same about our relationship! Then we also fixed a special dinner at home. Thank you for hosting the WOTY link party.

  • Reply Janet Alcorn February 28, 2022 at 02:07

    You are nailing your WOTY! Nice job on the homemade foil hearts! I have zero talent for making food look pretty, but I admire people who can.

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  • Reply Kirstin March 5, 2022 at 11:12

    I had to look up what that flower was…we call it a plumeria, but I don’t think we have them here in the PNW..maybe we do, I’ve just seen one when we were in California. It’s always fun to try new recipes though sometimes I do get frustrated. We’ve been on a journey to healthier eating for years and it’s amazing how much has changed since when we first got married, but new things come up so I try different foods and recipes. Those muffins look good.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric March 14, 2022 at 12:59

      Hi Kirstin, it is easy to get into a rut with eating, I know we do. Lately we’ve tried to experiment with some new recipes which has lifted us out of our rut. x

  • Reply Anna May 13, 2022 at 16:56

    Love all the positive energy here. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 14, 2022 at 08:02

      Thank you Ann I’m pleased your found some positive energy. Have a lovely weekend. xx

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