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.
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:
- It’s Valentine’s Day and it’s time you start falling in love with yourself to live life your way. In this episode I discuss: Self love and why we need to be our own cheerleader
- 10 self-care ideas that don’t include a pampering session
- Trust your instincts, find your power, Tell Your Story – my guest in this episode is Annette Simmonds author of Drinking from a Different Well – How Women’s Stories change what power means.
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.
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
and most of all BE YOU!
Welcome to the 2022 WOTY Link Party
2022 WORD OF THE YEAR LINK PARTY GUIDELINES
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)
Where: Link Party, Blog, Blog Comments, Instagram or other Social Media.
Who: This linkup is open to everyone.
How: You can share in the comments, with a blog post, or on other social media of your choice. Include the hashtag #2022wotylinkparty so that we can find you and include your link in our posts.
Be a proud contributor to #2022wotylinkparty
To show our appreciation to all participants, contributors are welcome to display this badge on their blog, website or social media.
Sharing their WOTY progress this month
Take a moment to link through to see what my co-hosts and others have written……
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!