I have recently decided to refresh my feet (and fitness) and take up some running again, and I’m battling with the question of “Do I track my runs?” vs “Do I say I don’t give a crap how far/fast I run, and instead focus on just enjoying being outside”?
Exercise is a bit of a touchy subject for me at times. We have a love-hate relationship; I hate getting up early, and feeling sweaty and/or smelly, but I love that moment when the endorphins kick in and you feel completely badass. You think Red Bull gives you wings? Try back-to-back games of netball. Or cross fit. Or a spin class. Or yoga (I WISH I was more bendy!). The point is; as much as exercise has some sucky aspects to it (ugh, slimy sweat), its bloody good for you and can be very enjoyable and effective, provided you pick your method right.
At this stage in life, I am working in an office environment, and although I truly enjoy my job, in an ideal world and if money were no object, I would be enjoying a far different existence.
However, it is what it is, and so I have been honing a few different habits in order to make this lifestyle easier and more practical for the every day average-Jane, such as myself.
The experimentation continues! I found I had to blend this for a little bit longer than I initially thought; nothing worse than bits of spinach caught in your teeth!
For many young people, the transition period between study and full-time work can be wrought with peril. It is a time of late nights, disturbed sleep patterns, and the almost-inevitable trip to the vending machine or convenience store. And, if you’re like me, a dependence on caffeine, in all its delicious forms.
In my bid to create more healthful smoothies using my new blender, it’s proving itself a case of trial and error!
I have here one smoothie recipe that I have found particularly tasty and refreshing, and hopefully you’ll enjoy it too;
“Attention All Senses” easy blended juice.
1 cucumber cut up (I also skinned mine, but its not necessary if you give yours a good wash)
half a teaspoon of ground ginger
Juice and pulp of half a large lemon
Juice and pulp from one lime
One shot (50-60ml) of Aloe Vera Gel
a few mint leaves
one or two teaspoons of raw sesame seeds
Sweetener to taste
Handfull of ice cubes
quarter to half a cup of water.
Whizz it all together for a slushy that is as refreshing as it is healthy. I didn’t use specific measurements when making my drink, so for many people it’ll be a matter of personal taste. I recommend adding in the ginger and citrus slowly, so that you don’t go overboard and spoil your mixture (your tastebuds will thank you!)
I am at the stage now where I’m almost 100% decided on studying online to become a health/wellness coach, or to at least get a Certificate in Nutrition.
I think that in the area that I currently live in, its an opportunity that has the potential to do well, and that even if it doesn’t become a career path for me, its certainly something that will benefit myself, my partner, and my future family. I’ve decided to go with the Cadence Health study option, as I think that in the long run its better to study through an organisation that at least has some connection to me. I may not live in Australia any more, but there is a significant likelihood of returning at some stage, or certainly at least it’ll be an easier option to work within, as I already have to account for the Australia-Tanzania time difference when talking to my family.
All I’m waiting for now is a return email from Cadence Health answering some of my questions. If anyone on WordPress is currently studying with them, you might also be able to help me! If you are familiar with Cadence Health’s online study option, please get in touch with me, as I have several questions for you!