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Friend or Foe?

Friday, July 31, 2015      10 comments

Ooh, today's Balanced Life Challenge kind of shocked me, to be honest! Day 20 - and it's called 'Dump the Deadweight'. I thought it might be a continuation of yesterday's Clear the Clutter task - but no! It's about getting disassociating from... Read more

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Thursday, July 30, 2015      7 comments

Yesterday's day out at The Lost Gardens of Heligan were wonderful - such a lovely day. I loved the Jungle Garden - so lush! (Melissa - sorry you can't see these pictures - but these are very, very green !) Read more

Out in the Open!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      6 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

Luddite!

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


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