Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gratitude #11

Little moments of thanks.

My sweet treat. Peanut Brittle.

C25K - Week 3

Yesterday I started week 3 of the program - 
5 minute walm up then 2 repetitions of the following
Jog 90 seconds
Walk 90 seconds
 Jog 3 minutes            
Walk 3 minutes
Then 5 minute cool down.
I was daunted by the 3 minutes - but they weren't that bad. 
I still can't fathom myself running 5 K. Something big to aim for.

My fibromyalgia/fatigue has been bad of late so my morning exercise is pretty much taking all my oomph for the day. Will persevere though - there has to be that time when the exercise gives me energy instead of taking all I have! 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Gratitude #10

Everytime. That aaahhh moment.

That first sip of tea. Made by someone else.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gratitude #9

My gratitude for the ones who taught me this fantastic, relaxing, yet productive skill.

The art of knitting. Purling also.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gratitude #8

I am greeted with this sight at the end of my morning jog/walk.

Streaming sunlight. Blinding light.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gratitude #7

I re-aquinted myself with a good friend today.

My beautiful guitar. To make beautiful music.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Gratitude #6

I'm thankful for these on those cold winter mornings on the polished floors.

Warm slippers. Blue stains optional.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Gratitude #5

I am grateful for this so often. So many nights.

Dinner cooked by my hubby. With leftovers.

You Better Run

I made the effort to lift my two feet off the ground and started to run a little a few weeks back. Then I was sick - 2 lots of tummy bugs and a head cold - and the death to my short lived bout of exercising ensued.
In my angry phase I decided I would start the quest again and looked into some help.
I found Couch to 5K (C25K).
I have completed four sessions of the program - to find out more info check out the founding website here and another good website here.
I downloaded their app and it has been great.
My goal is to compete in the Bridge to Brisbane 5K section.

I hope running can be a tool for my recovery.
I hope I find that love runners seem to have.
I hope I stick with it.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Gratitude #4

I was fortunate to go on my son's school excursion. Beautiful location, fabulous weather and learning to boot.

A day on St Helena. With my baby.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gratitude #3

Something I am grateful for many times everyday.

Puppy Love. X 2.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gratitude #2

So many things to be grateful for on my birthday. Hard to choose!

Cake! Gluten free yumminess.

Birthday Girl

Today I became officially in my forties - not just 40!
I was spoilt beautifully by my family, starting the day with breakfast in bed - poached eggs, my fave. The good food continued all day and my presents have been great.
Some of my special goodies - 
New Thomas Sabo Charm

Framed Family Photo

Gorgeous Gerbras

Adele 21


Gorgeous purple canvas yoga mat cover

yummy shower gels

All in all a lovely day.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gratitude #1

I know this has so been there and done that but have been inspired to take this step towards wellness by posting things I am grateful for.

My new clothes line. In the sun.

Many a New Day

The start of something new. 
A little over a week ago I hit a bottom again. I had a huge cathartic cry in my beautiful new bath. A big teary, desperate conversation with M (my hubby and beloved). A heavy, long sleep.
I got up Monday and got angry. I used the anger to fuel my rise. I didn't stay in bed for the whole week. I didn't even feel too sorry for myself. I had a new conviction to help myself get better. 

My motivation and conviction is waining today. So I will focus on something. My new blog.
The last one was not only about my depression - it was depressing.
I needed to come to a bright place and I needed to not be 'bluehart' anymore.

I am J-M. Hope to hear from you soon.