#WeekendCoffeeShare #11 – sharing special moments & musings from my week.

April 30, 2021

It’s time for the weekly #WeekendCoffeeShare where I share thoughts, special moments and also learnings and inspiration from my week.

If you would like to catch up on previous posts you can find them HERE.

Weekend Coffee Share #11

What I’m Grateful for

The week started with taking my husband to the Gold Coast hospital for a Myocardial Perfusion Scan. I am very grateful that Australia has wonderful health care especially for Veterans. Want to know what a Myocardial Perfusion Scan is? It is a nuclear medicine testing scan that shows how the heart muscle is functioning. It is performed in conjunction with a cardiac stress test. Here is a link

Celebrating a 7th birthday

My grandson, Ethan turned 7 this week and as is my tradition I made him a special cake. I will show you the finish product in my next coffee catch up. He wanted a Minecraft cake and I am officially now ‘square-eyed’. This is halfway through. I love making cakes for my grandchildren and as you know I’m a rustic cook but I always cook with love and that is the most important thing, isn’t it?

Quotes I liked

Time to focus on your happiness. How are you feeling right now? Where is your happy place? Can you imagine it easily?

What are your happy triggers?

The message from this week’s Micro Mondays podcast about Discovering your happiness triggers and the challenge to turn negative triggers into positive ones. You can find the link to the episode later in this post.

Weekend Coffee Share #11

What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well

It’s Friday and a great way to finish the week, training the 6am, 7am and 5:30pm sessions in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio. I also made these images below into a Reel as I was playing with Instagram. You can take a look here

Stronger Core, Stronger Body & Fresh Start challenges

I completed the Strong Healthy Women, Stronger Core, Stronger Body 5 day challenge. Peta provided some important information on what the Core actually is and why it is so important to maintain a strong core, especially as we age.

I also joined in Wendy’s Way to Health Fresh Start challenge and discovered some delicious breakfast recipes which I tried. Bacon and Cheese Muffins, Overnight Oats. On my list to try next is the Banana and Walnut Bread.

Weekend Coffee Share #11

Join me for Mental Well-being in May

Mental Well-Being in May
Mental Well-Being in May

Mental Well-being is certainly a foundation of living well. During May I invite you to join me for Mental Well-being in May as I focus the blog, my Weekly Living Well letter to susbcribers, podcast and in the Women Living Well After 50 Facebook Community, on this vital pillar of health. It’s all about prioritising your Mental health and well-being.

What is Mental Well-being in May?

Simply, it is about putting the focus on our Mental Health and Wellness every day for May. That’s 31 days which hopefully will be the beginning of a lifestyle. You can read all about Mental Well-being in May HERE and I hope to see you there as we continue to Live Well together.

The latest on the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast – Micro Mondays

In this Micro Mondays Episode we are discovering your happiness triggers. I discuss and explain:

  •  What Triggers are and how you can turn negative triggers into positive triggers to start Living Well.
  • How to discover your mind’s  ‘happy place’ to cope with times of stress, sadness and when life is dragging you down.
  • Developing Happiness Triggers
  • Discovering your Happiness Triggers that are unique to you

Take a listen

Guest Interview on the Podcast – Becoming Fitter & Healthier after 50 with Chris and Jill from Becoming Elli

Like many of us, turning 50 can mean taking a long hard look at our health and discovering that perhaps we aren’t where we would like to be. Menopause, weight gain which seems to creep up on us, loss of muscle strength, and years of looking after others means we aren’t in the best physical or mental shape we could be.

But! It’s never too late to start.

My guests in Conversation are Chris Brown and Jill McCauslin from Becoming Elli an online community, dedicated to becoming and staying fit by gaining strength and having fun at the same time.

I was delighted to chat with them both as a few months ago I was a guest on their podcast Fit Strong Women Over 50

Both Chris and Jill have struggled with weight gain and general loss of fitness.  They share their personal journey and how they overcame these challenges which are common to most of us in midlife.  We also chatted about the meaning behind the name Becoming Elli and their podcast Fit Strong Women After 50.

Becoming fitter & healthier After 50

Thanks to Natalie from Natalie the Explorer who started this idea earlier in the year. I link up each week with my contribution to her #WeekendCoffeeShare. It is a great way to record what happens in life, like a diary or journal really and to reflect and be grateful for the good things that happen in my life.

Well that was my week and I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my life. How was your week? I’d love you to share with me what you have been up to.

Sue Loncaric
Sue 2021

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Toni Pike April 30, 2021 at 18:27

    Can’t wait to see the cake. Toni x

  • Reply Natalie May 1, 2021 at 11:14

    Hi Sue, The cake preview looks great. I look forward to seeing the final cake. Good for you to continue staying fit both physically and mentally. Life is better when we’re fit. Thank you for your #WeekendCoffeeShare.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 2, 2021 at 17:54

      Thanks Natalie, it turned out really well and he was very happy. x

  • Reply Susan May 1, 2021 at 14:10

    Love makes the food taste better.

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au May 1, 2021 at 14:27

    Hi Sue – that cake is going to be amazing when you finish it. Ethan is a very lucky boy! I also love the quote you shared – it popped up on my FB feed a couple of times this week and it holds a lot of truth. Love your healthy women workout pics and you definitely set the bar high for the rest of us.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 2, 2021 at 17:55

      I do love this tradition, Leanne and feel so full of joy when I see his reaction.

  • Reply Regina May 3, 2021 at 02:01

    Ooooh, that cake looks yummy and I can’t wait to see what the finished product looks like.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 6, 2021 at 10:12

      Hi Regina, I delivered the cake in one piece so that was a good start! Ethan loved it! x

  • Reply Lizl Bennefeld May 3, 2021 at 13:45

    The cake looks like quite an undertaking. Hope it’s turned out the way you wanted. Amazing, your fitting in all that activity into your days! So many things to do and think about. Best wishes for the coming week. Enjoyed reading your post!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 6, 2021 at 10:11

      Hi Lizl! The cake turned out really well thank you and my grandson loved it! xx

  • Reply Kirstin May 4, 2021 at 02:23

    I really enjoyed the podcast on happiness triggers, and then later in the day someone posted a meme about happiness triggers…how fitting. The cake looks amazing!!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric May 6, 2021 at 10:12

      So pleased you enjoyed the podcast, Kirstin. The cake was a success and my grandson loved it. xx

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