A Weekend of Fun

Hello lovely people ❤

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It’s Tuesday morning here in Sydney, Australia – I was SLAMMED at work yesterday so I couldn’t write, I could only respond to peoples comments form the weekend & thats about it.

BUT… I am here today to share my weekend with you all, I had such a lovely weekend & hope to have more like this coming up to Summer.

On Saturday morning, I went to the gym & washed my car (I always need to wash my car), I than went to purchase an Acai bowl & head to the cemetery. My grandfather has been passed now for 10 years & I went to purchase some flowers & spend some time there. His location is very peaceful & very different to your ‘typical cemetery’

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There is a beautiful waterfall & beautiful quotes all around, I love it there, its a lovely place to relax & reflect, spend time with my grandfather & pray.

I love coming here often, I don’t come as often as I should bc I am always so busy but I pray to start coming here more often.

I always leave so happy & relaxed.

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Some people don’t like cemeteries & I respect that so I apologise if I have offended anyone with this post.

See below, how beautiful is the waterfall.

 

After I spent some time at the cemetery, I than went to grab some lunch & head home.

When I got home, my parents announced that we were going to have some dins & play Aqua Golf w/ my family & my sister fiances family.

WHAT A FUN NIGHT, I had so much fun. I threw my shoulder out playing Aqua Golf.

Aqua Golf is where you buy a bucket of golf balls & hit them into the water, the aim is the get the ball into the nets out in the water & if you do, you can win money.

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Haha, out of ALL of us, not one of us won.

I woke up the next day with such a sore shoulder & sore rib cages, haha.

On Sunday, I went to Auntys house which was lovely to spend time with family.

It was nice to relax, switch off & have a tea & relax with loved ones around me.

When I returned home, I went grocery shopping for the week. (I will do a separate post on this)

 

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I purchased breakfast & lunch for the whole week, than came home & prepped everything, so I was happy with that.

I pray everyone had a lovely weekend, I would love to hear what you got up to on the weekend, I am all ears 🙂

Summer is coming & I am so excited to be outdoors this summer, soaking up the sun & enjoying time around family & loved ones.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

 

Music Can Benefit Your Workouts

If you’re anything like me, you probably find it really hard to workout without having music playing! I find it so difficult to concentrate if I have to workout in silence, it seriously can’t be done. I know lots of people who NEED music to get the most out of a workout. Those banging beats can help motivate us to push a little bit harder!

 

Here are a few reasons I think it’s definitely worth including music in your workout:

 

Music can boost your mood

The right tunes can help get you in the zone! Music can elevate your mood, which can be really helpful if you aren’t feeling motivated to start your workout. If you feel like you’d rather flop on the couch or you’ve had a bad day at work, shake it off by cranking some music to feel more positive about facing the gym. If you have a favourite pump-up song or you like a good beat to get you up and moving, music can be the difference between showing up and being a gym no-show. Upbeat music can make you feel happier — and who doesn’t want that?

 

Music can help you keep pace

Do you find yourself tapping along when you hear music? The beat is like a signal to the motor region of the brain, which helps you to maintain a rhythm. That’s why it’s best to choose playlists that suit the type of workout you plan on doing, for example — having a playlist of upbeat songs is perfect for high-intensity workouts. You’ll probably find it easier to get into a rhythm if the music can be timed with movement!

 

Music can help you push your performance

Listening to the right playlist can make a big difference to the outcome of your workout. You hear a favourite workout track and get caught up in how good it is. Without realising it, you might find you’ve smashed through a few more reps! Music is fantastic for pushing past mental barriers that can hold you back during a workout.

 

Music can be used for recovery too

If you haven’t been using music as part of your recovery, now is definitely the time to start! Listening to chilled out tunes post-workout can help your body to slow down and relax. Try playing acoustic versions of your favourite songs, or select songs that are a little slower in tempo. Hearing these can help to clear your mind, so you can focus on your rehabilitation.

So now you know how much of a positive difference music can make when working out. The right music has the ability to make your workout SO much better, which is why it’s important to match a playlist with your workout style.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)