Posted in Family life, Happiness, Health and fitness, The Zanzibar Moon, Year of Gratitude

Day 63 and 72 of 365 Days of Gratitude


Day 63 and 72 of 365 Days of Gratitude

I’ve been AWOL on my ‘days of gratitude’. This isn’t due to not having any gratitude (I have plenty) but because other writing happened (more on that at a later date, but it’s all very exciting). I hope you’re kicking your own goals too, be it writing or whatever passion you have.

Imagine you are there and you will be, Warm Witty Words

I recently reread The Secret. It was a by-chance encounter. I had nothing new to read in the house and was going to head off to the library, then decided to check the spare room if there was a book I could read. I love the cover of this book. It’s got an old-world appeal, with the embossed secret stamp and ancient colour theme. It’s like I just had to pick it up. Serendipity perhaps?

I read The Secret, perhaps, ten years ago. It helped me then, but I haven’t continually put into motion the law of attraction. I’d forgotten what I should do. I’ve always believed in the power of positivity and it’s possibly helped me get through some of the biggest downs in my life.

The Secret has reinforced, not only how to manifest abundance into my life, but also that I am on the right track by continuing my 365 Days of Gratitude. It’s a time in my life when I have to believe in everything falling into place in just the way we have imagined it. Mirror Pool Cleaning is taking on more customers, The Zanzibar Moon is moving closer to completion, other writing jobs are coming in and our future is looking promising.

Here’s one quote from the book:

“Nothing can prevent your picture from coming into concrete form except the same power which gave it birth – yourself.”Genevieve Behrend

Do you believe in the law of attraction?

Day 63 I am grateful for:

The smile of a child at the supermarket, because I’m missing my grandchildren and this child reminded me of their innocence and joy at the smallest things.

Day 64 I am grateful for:

It’s a relaxing Sunday, because I have so many ideas in my head that I need to unwind and let them bubble and brew for a bit.

Day 65 I am grateful for:

A day off for a road trip with my mum and niece, because we went to Brisbane to see my two precious grandchildren and daughter-in-law (I was smiling all day).

Day 66 I am grateful for:

My daughter-in-law Elise, because she’s a hairdresser and does my hair (free for love) and makes me feel beautiful. She is the most adorable, lovely addition to my life and I am so grateful that we have a wonderful relationship.

Day 67 I am grateful for:

Waking up and being grateful that I wake up every day, because I’m happy and healthy.

Day 68 I am grateful for:

My hair is still fabulous, because when a girl gets a new haircut she loves, that’s just how it is.

Day 69 I am grateful for:

A heavy weight session at Hammer Fit, because I know I’m getting stronger (gradually that is).

Day 70 I am grateful for:

Keeping a track of the CrossFit Open and not being worried, because Joel Munro (son) is the fittest and healthiest he’s ever been (unlike last year). He’s currently ranked inside the top 100 in the world and 1st for Military Servicemember. I’m grateful and proud of that.

Day 71 I am grateful for:

Getting to help Bevil on the job with Mirror Pool Cleaning, because I love seeing the pride he has in his work, and how well he does his job. Here’s one of his pools:

Mirror Pool Cleaning - let your pool reflect you

Day 72 I am grateful for:

The waking up with a minor sniffle, because yesterday I had a blocked nose (it always seems to happen when I garden) and I was hoping it wasn’t turning into hay fever or a sinus infection. Think yourself healthy and you’ll be healthy.

Have you started keeping record of what you are grateful for? Give it a go and let me know the results. What wonderful things can you manifest into your life?

Posted in Family life, Happiness, Health and fitness, Women's issues

Lifestyle challenge count down done


Five weeks seems like plenty of time but with three weeks left I felt like it was going as fast as Sally Pearson over hurdles. When you want time to slow down it seems to move faster and when you want it to speed up it drags on. Despite all that five weeks is just that, five weeks. And now they are done.

I lost a bit of weight, but I’ve been doing a lot more weigh resistant exercises. Remember muscle weighs more than fat. So perhaps I’m coming along okay thanks to Chelsea ‘Hammer’ Hackett at Wise Force Gym, Burleigh. At only $10 a 1 hour class it’s terrific value and I’m seeing the improvement in muscle definition. I’d recommend ladies who live close by to give it a go. There’s a nice bunch of people to encourage you too.

The Brave Project
The Brave are the best quality sports brand, specific to CrossFit but perfect for any fitness.

By the time I went to Newcastle I’d got down to 48.9kg but only because I was so nervous about Joel competing at CrossFit Regionals that I couldn’t eat. Which is not a good thing for metabolism.

I’ve been more conscious of my eating and have cut out any junk and added more protein and greens, plus trying to drink more water or coconut water (I love Cocobella).

My results so far:

  • Feeling less bloated in the stomach
  • Lost over 2kg
  • Feeling fitter
  • Hitting the boxing pads harder
  • Lifting heavier weights easier (though I don’t lift much over 18kg)
  • Having fun with my fitness (always do something you enjoy and fitness will be easier)

And, the real test. Yes the jeans fit and have a look at these great tights from The Brave (one of Joel Munro’s sponsors). Thanks The Brave I love them and the girls at bootcamp all want a pair. 

Joel Munro
Joel 100 metre handstand walk at CrossFit Pacific Regionals individual mens’ event 2016.
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Joel rowing fast at CrossFit Pacific Regionals 2016.

Hear about Joel’s CrossFit journey at this podcast.