I’m very excited for this very first day of being a member of the Lovin’ Life Linky team where together every Thursday we (the LLL team of six and those of you who link up posts) will aim to spread the aging positively message! Huge thank you to Leanne of Deep Fried Fruit for opening up the linky to the new team (all listed at the end of this post).
There are a couple of things making me smile over recent days and they can be summarized by two words, each a different colour: Aqua and Purple.
By following doctor’s orders I have rediscovered an activity which I used to enjoy in my 20’s but have not done since! It’s Aqua Aerobics! Oh but wait – there’s not just Aqua Aerobics anymore. There’s Deep Aqua, Shallow Aqua, Gentle Aqua, Aqua Zumba, and Water Running! I’m yet to try them all, but I will. If you follow me on Instagram and/or Facebook, you’d know I’ve had a few little health issues of late and have been seeing a specialist in the city. One of the problems I have had has been some fluid retention. What has caused this problem is yet to be officially determined but I suspect it relates to some mid-life hormonal shifts – *groan* – but better that than some of the more sinister possibilities mentioned to me which have now all thankfully been dismissed! Anyway, apparently Aqua Aerobics will be excellent in helping with this problem. My prescription was for a minimum of 3 times per week, but preferably every day! Ok then – gosh!! I do have a pool at home but it is too cold yet to get into it, so I’m trying for 3 days per week at proper classes (where there is a heated pool) and when it warms up I will try to do my own classes, with what I’ve learnt, in the pool at home as well. It really is an awesome form of exercise for the hot summer months here in Brisbane and it’s fun! I’m really enjoying myself at these classes and to think, if the doctor had not prescribed this, I would not have even considered a return to aqua aerobics!
I am absolutely loving all the Jacaranda trees in bloom across Brisbane at the moment. They have bloomed early this year! Usually, I associate the blooming of the Jacaranda trees with exam time in November. Every time I hop in the car and drive anywhere there they are, at least one on every street but mostly more. They are my most favourite tree. When they are in bloom they are just so beautiful and always, always a joy to behold. The beauty of them is uplifting and always makes me smile. I was going to take my own photo’s around my local area of the Jacaranda trees in bloom but I ran out of time, so here’s some free stock photos that show exactly how beautiful these trees are!
Done any aqua aerobics lately? Are the Jacaranda’s putting on a show for you where you live? What colour would describe what has made you smile lately?
Ciao for now,
Link up here or with another of us in the Lovin’ Life Linky team:
Leanne of Deep Fried Fruit, Johanna of Lifestyle Fifty, Lyndall of Seize the Day Project,
Kathy of 50 Shades of Age, and Deb of Debbish.
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