Welcome to my April round up:
40 Days of Self Care
Instead of giving up something for Lent, I took up a little challenge that Sharon Fitzmaurice set. Which was for the 40 days of Self Care, I had to celebrate things that brought joy into my life, share things that makes me smile, gets me moving, be it out in nature, good music, meditation, quotes, books etc. It was a lovely challenge and while it’s something I tend to do anyway , it was nice to have the little extra reminder every day.
See examples below:
Sharon Fitzmaurice’s Meditation
A great way to reset for the long weekend is with Meditation and I love this Meditation by Sharon. I shared this on my Instagram in April.
We took the long weekend away and went to the beautiful city of Edinburgh. It was simply fabulous to get away and was made even better by the beautiful weather so we got to explore the city by foot all weekend. Here are some of my highlights- The Castle, Arthur’s Seat, Bobby Greyfriar,Ice Cream in Princes Gardens.
CrossFit Progress- Football Total
The “CrossFit Football Total” is a strength workout that is based on 4 lifts that we ‘test’ every six months or so to see how we are getting on. The back squat, the bench press, the power clean and the deadlift.
I ‘tested’ mine in April and I am delighted with my progress – 3 new PR’s in the bag. The deadlift is still my weakest lift and over the years I’ve stripped it back and worked on technique a number of times and while it’s never going to be my favourite lift I’ll continue to work on it under the watchful eye of the coach.
Books Ive read this month:
The Kindness Pact – Domonique Bertolucci
In this book Dominique outlines eight promises/commitments on how we can makes changes/ improvements in our life’s that will help us feel good about who we are and the life we live and also to be as kinder to ourselves. This was an excellent read and it’s definitely on my go to list from now on.
An Unwanted Guest – Shari Lapena
I downloaded this from Borrow Box and having read Shari’s other books, I knew what to expect from her. A bad snow storm, a remote hotel, many guests (all with their own secrets and stories) and a murdered body, all add up to her latest psychological thriller. A great fast paced read.
So that’s it, April and Spring is all over.
Bring on May and the long summer months.