#WeekendCoffeeShare #16

June 5, 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 #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. 


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.

Surfers paradise Weekend Coffee Share #16


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?

My feature for last week’s assignment


Spending time with my grandsons is always fun as children find joy in the simplest things. We can certainly learn a lot from them.

May 2021

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?

Remember, to live well & enjoy life

Sue Loncaric
Sue 2021

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Jennifer Jones June 5, 2021 at 09:21

    Loved your catch up post Sue. A holiday to Tasmania sounds fabulous. It’s a beautiful holiday spot and especially in spring. I was heading up to Noosa in August to visit my son and family but rethinking that as the virus is still around here. I’m a bit hesitant about border shutdowns while away.

  • Reply Retirement Reflections June 5, 2021 at 12:44

    There is so much positive, feel-good energy radiating from this post! A glowing testimony from Jenny, Sweet Potato Muffins, Grandchildren time, Holiday Planning, and a Stunning-Feel-Alive walk with Mike…that is all so inspiring.
    I love your B & W photo collection. I think that ‘Self’ is a perfect WOTY…and you are totally rocking it!

  • Reply Debbie Harris June 5, 2021 at 17:19

    This was such a good catchup Sue, you’ve really been busy with lots of positives happening. Thanks again for the mention of my Bold #WOTY, it’s certainly had an impact on my year already! Your photos are really good and i love the grittiness of your running photo feature, you’ve captured and told the story well! Love these posts. for #weekendcoffeeshare

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au June 5, 2021 at 22:31

    Hi Sue – well done on all the Strong Healthy Women training sessions you’ve been conducting – you are such an asset to the team. I’ve already told you I loved the grandson pics (and that amazing cake) and well done on booking the Tassie trip – I still have a map saved somewhere from I think it was Kathy Marris’s car trip (??) that I’m hoping to do one day.

  • Reply suzanne June 6, 2021 at 07:20

    This is such an energetic post, Sue. I love your B/W of the skyline. It is amazing how you start to see things differently when you know what to look for. Traveling in your own backyard is a great place to begin. Have fun planning the trip.

  • Reply Natalie June 6, 2021 at 09:19

    Hi Sue, You’re totaling rocking your WOTY Self. Have fun planning your trip to Tasmania. I hope you had a fantastic half marathon. Have a great week! Thank you for linking with #weekendcoffeeshare.

  • Reply Kirstin June 8, 2021 at 12:09

    This is so great. Love your plan for sharing and I loved the photos!

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan June 15, 2021 at 08:56

    I know nothing about Tasmania so look forward to learning from your plans and your adventures. You are truly fortunate to have traveled the world. My travels have been pretty limited to North America. And much of those were trips taken with my parents when I was young. I hope to get to Great Britain, Italy, Australia and back to Panama one last time, before my traveling days are over.

    Your photography is really outstanding. Glad you are continuing to enjoy your work as a trainer. What an adorable cake you created. I think it might be my favorite of your creations to date. So clever. My WOTY was light and I need to write more about it. Beginning to see the light at the end of the long Covid tunnel over here.

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