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 #16
My WOTY is SELF and I’m trying to align my daily living with this theme, ensuring that what I do, decisions I make impact positively on mySELF. Last week I did a monthly roundup post for May and based my thoughts around the Four ‘C’s – Creating, Connecting, Celebrating and Cooking.
This was a fun way to remember what the month of May brought and so I started thinking about how I could incorporate SELF(my word of the year). If you pop over to my friend Debbie’s blog, Debs-World, you can see where I’ve found my inspiration for using my WOTY as a prompt. Her word of the year is BOLD and I don’t think she can better that! I wish I had thought of it myself as it is such a fabulous word – perhaps I’ll borrow it next year!
Isn’t it wonderful how we can be inspired by others and try new ideas and experiences? Thanks Deb!
So this Weekend’s Coffee Share will be based around the 4 fours I came up with for S.E.L.F. – making YourSELF a priority.I’m testing this out and hopefully it will feel right so I can use this process each week. Sometimes I might not have anything for one of the categories but that’s okay. It is all about striving to live my life aligned with my WOTY.
After a busy May, it has been a quiet start to June – we all need that balance of busy and relaxed times don’t we?
Success is an individual thing isn’t it? It can be huge but equally as important are the small successes we have in life. Like overcoming our fears and limiting beliefs or trying something new or achieving a goal. The important thing is that you believe in yourself. My friend sent me this quote and it sits on my desk as a reminder.
Earlier in the week, I had a success where I overcame that ‘negative Nelly’ in my head. I was asked at the last moment to take a Strong Healthy Women session which would have a couple of new ladies with some health issues. At first, I thought – ‘I can’t do this’ ‘I’m not prepared’. Then the voice of reason took over and reminded me that I have my qualifications, I know what to do and although I didn’t feel prepared my reasonable voice told me ‘I could do it’. I did and received a lovely comment after the session from the new client.
I am so pleased l showed up at 7am today. A friendly group of ladies in the group whom l met briefly via Zoom. Sue our “director of exercise” was wonderful. She knew about my physical challenges and organised a program taking those into account. It was fantastic. I felt so good mentally and physically because l had taken the plunge to do something that was so important for my overall health, but was a bit reticent about starting.Jenny
There is nothing better than positive feedback and this made my day. Are you holding back or listening to your ‘negative Nelly’? Believe in yourself !
Tomorrow my Saturday Sisters and I are running in the Brisbane Half Marathon so I’m hoping for success in finishing. I’ll keep you posted.
Eating , Exercising & Emotions
Eating – I tried a new recipe Sweet Potato Muffins which are delicious and also healthy. My friend Donna from Retirement Reflections and Deb from The Widow Badass have teamed up for a monthly link up #whatsonyourplateblogchallenge. I’m feeling motivated with this challenge and am enjoying trying new recipes.
Exercising – I’m loving being a Trainer in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio 3 – 4 sessions per week. It is so satisfying helping women 50+ stay fit and healthy. I also enjoyed catching up with my running buddy on the Gold Coast, Wendy from Wendy’s Way to Health.
On the Emotional side of life, I’m feeling good. The weather has been glorious here on the Gold Coast with sunny, mild winters and I’m so grateful to live where I do. Yesterday, my husband and I went for a walk and it was such a stunning day I couldn’t help but feel alive.
I’m enjoying my photography editing course that I’m taking with my friends in my Women’s Circle. It is amazing how much more focused (ha!ha!) I am when taking photos rather than just clicking and shooting. Last week we had to design a Feature and my story was about weekly My Saturday Runs and my Saturday Sisters. I also went for Black and White for continuity. What do you think?
Spending time with my grandsons is always fun as children find joy in the simplest things. We can certainly learn a lot from them.
We have booked a holiday to Tasmania in October (COVID permitting of course) so now the FUN starts planning the itinerary. My husband and I have been very fortunate to travel the world but now with travel restrictions it is time to explore our own beautiful country – Australia. Tasmania is the small island at the bottom of mainland Australia and it’s natural beauty is stunning.
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.
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. I wonder what June will bring?