Thursday, February 21, 2013

Learning to live a life of Gratitude

Last night I met together with my beautiful sisters from my home group. It was the first time we had managed to get-together since the start of the year ( I know it is nearly the start of March). We spent the evening catching up with what has been happening in each others lives and just reconnecting again. We decided we would like spend the next few months looking at Ann Voskamp's amazing book 'one thousand gifts'. Also we are sharing with each other the blessings that God bestows upon us every day of lives. They may be small and some days they may be hard to find but this is a time for us to develop that heart of gratitude. If you feel like some further inspiration head on over to Ann's blog.
 gratitude #2 Early morning Coffee
gratitude #3 Studying and learning about the environment at the same time

Friday, February 15, 2013


Six is a very big thing - in someways it is one of those milestone birthdays. You are now old enough to do things by yourself but at the same time you are still young enough to ask someone to do something for you such as tie your shoelaces. My youngest boy turns six today. For me it is a bit sad as it means those years of early childhood are slowly coming to a close. Yet at the same time I am enjoying every bit of independence that he achieves. He is in his second year at school and he is beginning to discover the delights of reading. Lego and cakes how contented can a boy be.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

12 week project

I have been on a 4 month holiday! At the start of 2011 I began studying an Education degree and at the end of a very hard year comes a very long break. After working for so many years, I thought what am I going to do with all that time; I do not have a part time job and I am not going to go travel the world like some of my fellow students will be doing. After thinking about it I decided I was going to use the time to get fit and lose some weight. I was not very overweight but I was carrying some extra kilo's. I enrolled in an online program with the trainer who does 'The Biggest Loser' in Australia, you can go to the website of 12WBT by following the link here. The program sent me all my meal plans, recipes and a workout plan every week. The thing that I found I needed was self motivation and time. There is no way I could have done this whilst studying as my mind is focussed on study and family. I am pleased to say as a result I have lost 9kg, 11% total of my body weight and 63cm from all over my body! Not bad for 12 weeks work.