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 #14
Phew! What a week. Most of my weeks are full although I do try to ensure there are some hours each day where I can relax and read a book. This has not been one of those weeks but at least I’m ticking off my diary list and feeling that although it has been hectic I’m feeling good which is the main thing.
It’s lovely to receive a surprise in the mail
Never underestimate the value of sending a note in the mail. I was delighted to receive this beautiful card with a thoughtful message and some inspirational words as well. Surprises can lift your mood and let you know someone is thinking of you. Is there someone you know who could benefit from a surprise in the mail?
What I did to stay healthy, happy and living well
On track for the half marathon
One of my Saturday Sisters and I have entered the first run of the year – The Brisbane Half Marathon on 6th June. Last week we clocked up 19.35kms so on track for the 21.1km Half. We always enjoy a lovely breakfast afterwards and catch up over a coffee.
An important part of my Health & Wellness is continued learning. Exercising our brain is important. It stimulates chemicals that improve your mood and the parts of the brain responsible for memory and learning. Last week I mentioned I started my Cert IV Fitness and this week I’ve added a couple of short courses.
I’ve started a Photography Editing Course
I’m usually a ‘point and shoot’ photographer – apologies to all you photographers out there! Anyway, my weekly Women’s Circle has organised a Photography Editing Course. It is a 4-week course with the lovely Debbie Flynn and after Lesson 1, I’m feeling very excited to keep learning.
Would you believe I even took a photo yesterday and actually made sure the horizon was straight? I told you my photography skills leave a lot to be desired. We had to present one photo and then Debbie gave some ideas and a critique for improving. It is using my I-phone and here is the photo from my first lesson – before and after. Now I know what all those editing buttons are for LOL 🙂
Here is another attempt at capturing the cloud formation which was hanging low over the ocean.
Do you know your First Aid and CPR?
It was time for my annual CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation renewal so took time out to attend a First Aid class and testing.It is amazing how COVID has changed so many areas of life. During the CPR test we could only do the compressions without the 2 breaths.
Basic first aid and CPR is something we should all have an understanding of although did you know that you don’t have to help someone? Morally I would think we all would want to assist where we can, however there is no legal obligation.
FastFIT in Strong Healthy Women
Over in the Strong Healthy Women VIrtual Studio we have introduced two FastFIT sessions per week. These are only 10 minutes but are designed to get our hearts (the biggest muscle in the body) pumping! This week I chose Boxing as my theme and so did Peta, the CEO of Strong Healthy Women – great minds. Here is a snippet of what I did…..
In the Kitchen
I’ve fallen in love again with baking and cooking but with a healthy twist where possible. I made some Blueberry Muffins and also these delicious savoury Sweet Potato Muffins with cheese from the Super Food cookbook by Jamie Oliver. I had to make a couple of adjustments as I didn’t have all the ingredients but it is fun to take a recipe and make it your own.
The latest on the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast – Micro Mondays
Mental well-being is as important as physical and spiritual well-being. This week I continued the Mental Well-being theme and discussed ‘Understanding the 4 main components of Mental Well-being’ click on the link to read more or…..
Take a listen to the podcast which also includes the weekly guided meditation to reset for the week.
Catch up on the latest guest interviews in Conversation HERE
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.