I have decided to cancel my gym membership. Normally this is seen as a bad thing – far from it in my situation. Truth be told, I have been cheating on my gym since earlier this year, when I signed up … Continue reading
Last year I entered a competition on Fitbit’s Facebook page to win a voucher to buy some wearable exercise tech. I didn’t win, but a couple of months ago Fitbit commented on my entry and asked me to get in … Continue reading
I have been using a Fitbit to track my exercise for the past 18 months. Starting with a Flex (which I wrote about here) I was able to track my steps and monitor how much I moved throughout the day. … Continue reading
I read an article a couple of weeks ago about a new health program and accompanying app, Trim For Life. It piqued my interest and started to do a little more research about it. The program was developed by Geoff … Continue reading
On Monday, my little blog turned two and that means it’s time for a Style Unearthed giveaway! You may have noticed that it looks a little different around here. I have updated the header and colours for a nice fresh … Continue reading
This week is Meat Free Week, which was founded by Lainie Bracher and Melissa Hobbs in 2013. It’s no secret that I am a vegetarian, and I wrote about Meat Free Week last year here. This year, I thought I … Continue reading
Yesterday afternoon I was driving to the supermarket. My husband had forgotten one of our bags, and I volunteered to go and retrieve it as he had already run the food shopping gauntlet for the afternoon. As I was waiting for my turn at the round-about near home, I noticed how beautiful the light was becoming. Instead of turning right at the round-about I went all the way around, and back home to pick up my camera, recently found tripod (still hiding in a box from our move three years ago) and my son. We went to chase the light.
We had a beautiful hour together, driving around our area looking for places to stop and take photos. We chose a safe location on the side of the road, bordering a paddock, and played with our cameras taking in the clouds, sun and trees. I also took him to picturesque part of our town with a little babbling stream, wind whistling through the trees and a historic bridge as old as our town. We chatted away, compared photos and enjoyed the peace and quiet.
It’s not often that we take time out of our busy days to do something that we really enjoy. I ‘should’ have been doing many other things like work, folding washing and vacuuming the floor. The vacuuming waited until I got home, and the washing will still be there tomorrow (the work was finished tonight). Instead, we chased the light, relaxed and had fun. It turned out to be something that was sorely needed, and something I have now promised I will do more often. Spontaneous outings are so good for the soul.
This week, I would love you to something out of the ordinary, something spontaneous, something just for you. Perhaps it will be taking a long walk in your lunch break, treating yourself to a magazine and a coffee, or visiting a loved one you haven’t seen for a while.
If you would like to share your ‘chase the light’ moment on social media as part of 12 Weeks to Calm – Week Nine, please hashtag it #12weekstocalm so everyone participating in the project can see it and support you.
Do you take moments out of your week to pursue things you enjoy?
What will you do this week to chase the light?
Welcome to Week Eight – 12 Weeks to Calm. Last Sunday I found myself alone in the gym. That doesn’t happen very often as I always seem to frequent it at busy times when there are always lots of … Continue reading
Welcome to 12 Weeks to Calm – Week Seven. Yoga is steeped in ancient Indian tradition. The Sanskrit word for yoga has several definitions, basically meaning ‘uniting’ or ‘a method of discipline’. The practice unites the body, mind and breath. … Continue reading
Recently I have really been enjoying High Impact Interval Training (HIIT) workouts. They are fun, and they really burn through calories. After spraining my ankle last week and being told I can’t do weight bearing exercise for six weeks, I … Continue reading