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Out in the Open!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      5 comments

Day 18 of the Balanced Life Challenge encourages us to get outside to exercise. Today I am going to be outdoors all day - I'm going to a lovely garden, called The Lost Gardens of Heligan, with two lovely friends. The plan is to have a pi... Read more


Tuesday, July 28, 2015      9 comments

Day 17 of the Balance Life Challenge is to 'Get Rid of Time-Wasters' it's about cutting down the amount of time we spend watching TV or on the internet - and the suggestion is to stay right away from it all today (unless you have to use it ... Read more

Thank You :)

Friday, July 24, 2015      9 comments

It's Friday - it's been raining since yesterday evening and it's still going strong! It's 7.30am and still dark as night! Ergh! I'm going away for the weekend - leaving at midday - and have just made my packing list over a cup of coffee. ... Read more

Taking Time Out

Thursday, July 23, 2015      8 comments

Today's Balanced Life Challenge is about recognising our sources of stress, and learning to manage them. I feel like I've been doing quite well at this recently - and I do take quite a lot of 'me time' when I need it. When I clicked throu... Read more

shhhh....... she's sleeping!

Thursday, July 23, 2015      5 comments

Day 14 of the Balanced Life Challenge was about getting enough sleep - and all that wind-down routine stuff. I can honestly say I don't have a problem with this - I sleep whenever I can! And on work days that end late and start early, I c... Read more

Buddy Up?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      10 comments

Encouragement to exercise with a friend is the message for Day 13 of the Balanced Life Challenge. Well, I do take up offers to do things like swimming, walking, with friends - but on an everyday basis I prefer to exercise alone. '..... and... Read more

I love Spark People!

Monday, July 20, 2015      8 comments

Day 12 of the Balanced Life Challenge is 'Get Socially Inspired' I already do this - I get a lot of inspiration from twitter - but most of all from the Spark People community. Twitter is a launch-pad for links - and I often get inspired to... Read more

Stop Complaining!

Sunday, July 19, 2015      11 comments

Today's mission for the Balanced Life Challange is to Create a 'Complaint-Free Zone!' This is an excellent one for me today, as I (a) have to go to work and (b) feel a bit grumpy (stuffed up nose/headache). So - I've read the articl... Read more

What time is it?

Saturday, July 18, 2015      7 comments

Day 10 of the Balanced Life Challenge is called 'Switch Your Schedule'. I guess what their getting at is (a) not getting stuck in a rut and (b) being flexible about when to exercise. It's also about experimenting and testing the edges. ... Read more

Communication Curfew - Balanced Life Challenge

Friday, July 17, 2015      6 comments

Day 9 of the Balanced Life Challenge is to set up a 'Communication Curfew'. By this they mean turning off the computer and phone an hour or two before going to bed - to wind down properly and sleep better. Mystically, I've just begun d... Read more

Variety is the spice of life

Friday, July 17, 2015      7 comments

The 8th mission on the Balanced Life Challenge is to go 'Round The World' - by this they mean trying out new exercise machines in the gym - doing something different. I don't go to the gym - but I do already put a lot of variety into my ex... Read more

Look on the bright side

Wednesday, July 15, 2015      6 comments

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How many pedometers have you lost?!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015      7 comments

Today's task for the Balanced Life Challenge was to look into fitness trackers. Well, I'm not really someone who wants to track my every breath and move - although I can see the value in them. I do make a note every day of what exercise I'... Read more

Connect with my inner child? where is she?

Monday, July 13, 2015      8 comments

Today's task for the Balanced Life Challenge was to 'connect with your inner child'. By this, they meant join an amateur sports league of some kind. I'm really not interested in joining any sports leagues - I work irregular hours anyway ... Read more

Some photos from yesterday's walk and Balanced Life Day 4 - read a book

Sunday, July 12, 2015      8 comments

Hooray - the photos are uploading today! These are all various mine ruins on the Great Flat Lode which is one of the trails on the Mineral Tramways in Cornwall. Read more

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