Friday Favourites, 1 January

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a lovely night last night, has anyone made any resolutions for 2016?

Well, for the last week of 2015, here are the highlights!

Boxing Day Sales. I went to the local shopping centre and did a bit of shopping. I got a new camera, a tote bag to use for work and a couple of tops that would be good for work or casual.

New gym. I signed up with a new 24 hour gym that’s just around the corner from my house and used that for the first time which is pretty exciting.

Working from home. Because not much happens between Christmas and New Years I’m able to work from home which is a nice change. I was able to monitor emails and still get a whole lot of work done around the house.

Zoo membership. My Christmas present from Shane arrived this week which was a membership to the zoo! And not just any zoo, but most of the zoos around Australia, so even if I travel interstate I’ll be able to visit a zoo.

New clothesline. This might sound a bit silly, but ever since we moved into this house I haven’t been able to use the clothesline because the guy that was here before was so bloody tall I can’t reach the darn thing. So, my partner put up the rotary clothesline we got for Christmas, yay!

Tell me in the comments below, what were the highlights for your last week of 2015?

Take care,

Jas

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Friday Favourites, 11 September

It has been a really slow week for me being sick for a few days and all, it has not been nice! I hope you have all managed to have a better week than me.

Morning tea with the girls. This is a regular highlight for me I think, I do enjoy the weekly catch ups we have.

Free Show tickets. The Royal Adelaide Show is on at the moment and my partner and I scored free tickets to go along, probably not until Sunday though.

Back at the gym. I say back at the gym because one week I had the work conference and then I was sick for days, so I yesterday I was feeling better and managed to get in a session which made me feel really good…and my muscles hurt like hell but hey!

Oranges. Our tree at home is still producing oranges so I was able to pick some yummy deliciously sweet oranges for home and also shared a whole lot with work colleagues as well.

Resting on the couch. So I have to say, being sick is exhausting, and then those first couple of days you go back to work are exhausting as well, so I have been really grateful to have not had anything on this week so that I could just focus on getting better.

I hope you all had a good week, let me know what highlights you have to share.

Take care,

Jas

Motivational Monday, 24 August

I have been pole dancing for a couple of years now and I absolutely love it. Actually the reason I go to the gym is so I can get stronger and do more and more pole tricks! Otherwise you probably wouldn’t find me anywhere near a gym. I’ve never really enjoyed “exercising” or “going to the gym”, so when I found pole dancing and it was something that was so much fun and I always felt like I accomplished something, I stuck to it. But now I just happen to be at a point where I’ve built as much strength as I can with just my weight and now need the gym to build on that.

So my motivational post for today is one about the whole stripper stereotype that is sometimes associated with pole dancers. I don’t see so much of it now, but this is my take home message to those guys who make those kinds of innuendos, and ladies, feel free to join me if you want to feel strong and confident in your body’s ability to move!

pole motivational pic


Picture reference: https://polepositionsblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/ple4.jpg

Friday Favourites, 21 August

Another Friday means another weekend is here which is always something to be happy about. Although sometimes it does feel like the year is slipping by far to quickly! And sometimes that quick passage of time makes it hard to remember all the good things that have happened during a week, but here goes my attempt.

My 30th birthday. Hasn’t happened yet but I’ve started planning it and have already booked a location for it which is pretty exciting. I’ve also sent save the date messages to friends and family to try and gather postal addresses for when I have the invites ready.

Uni work. It has been amazing to have a light workload topic for a change, particularly with everything that has been happening with the house. This week I was able to get everything I needed done on Monday and Tuesday so I’ve been free to relax all week. During the weekend though I’ll do a bit of pre-study for the week ahead but otherwise, I am enjoying only having a small workload.

Sharing the driving. I might have mentioned this one before but with us living so far away from work now, we have started sharing the drive to work which has made it easier to adjust to. It’s a trip that I used to do when I lived around here a couple of years ago, but it’s nice not to have to do all the driving myself!

Sore muscles. Ok so this is a weird one to be happy about I know, but the reason I’m happy about having sore muscles is because it’s a reminder that I beat my personal best for pushups this week. I did 11 proper pushups, woohoo!

Haigh’s Chocolates. It’s Friday night so I’m unwinding with some Haigh’s Chocolatey goodness! Not so great for my figure but damn it’s delicious!

How has your week been? Leave a comment below and let me know what your highlights of the week were.

Talk soon,

Jas

Throwback Thursday, 20 August

I’m a bit sore from being at the gym tonight and so it inspired me to look up some old workout videos from the 1980s. Like this one for instance….

I’m sure there are still loads of these kinds of workouts that you can get on DVD, or even if you wanted to look on YouTube like I did, there’s tonnes of them all full length!

It brings back so many memories though that old video. Waking up early on a Saturday morning to watch cartoons, only to find that Mum has hijacked the TV to do her Jane Fonda workout. Not to mention the workout clothes from the 80s! Wowser, high waisted undies over the top of tights, no thank you. Mind you I say that, but then what I wear for pole dancing isn’t much different lol.

The outfits were as colourful then as they can be now, which I personally find the be a good thing. I mean, sometimes when I’m feeling a bit gross anyway because I’m sweating so much, but there’s something about wearing pretty clothes – pretty clothes that you’re meant to get sweat soaked! – that makes a workout a bit easier to do.

Out of curiosity I decided to Google a few pictures to see how gym fashion has changed since the 1980s, and here are some pictures:

1980s

1908s fashion image

1990s

1990s gym wear image

2000s – Looking almost exactly like what’s worn now

2000s gym wear image

2010s

2010s gym wear image


Picture references:

1980s: http://www.bestmode.biz/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/80s-fashion-women-workout-8ua1dvzt.jpg

1990s: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/3c/ed/1b/3ced1be5bba102c451ff6637b1a24343.jpg

2000s: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/39/ae/de/39aedef5ddde24328146340c9ea1aa94.jpg

2010s: http://www1.pictures.stylebistro.com/fp/Ashley+Greene+Tote+Bags+Leather+Tote+z3BIR7Dl0NDl.jpg