Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

6 sleeps to go. It’s my final day of work for the year, and everything is getting quieter… calmer.
A lot of people have left for their holidays already, we’ve wrapped up most of the work and swapped our secret santa presents.
I love the last few days leading up to Christmas. All the presents are wrapped and under the tree, Christmas Day plans are sorted and you have a chance to take a breath and relax.
The Christmas parties around this time help as well! (I have Andrew’s tonight)

So to all of you (whoever you are – Hi Mum!) I wish you a very merry Christmas. Take this time to enjoy yourself, de-stress, hug your loved ones, LAUGH, please laugh!
Allow yourself a few treats, you’ll have time to work it off in the new year. But more importantly, stay safe and happy!

Lots of love and best Christmas wishes,
Hanbel.
x

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Hanbel, the Weekend Edition

Spring is settling in, and it’s making me a very happy girl. I got to pull my bike out again, enjoy the sun setting a little later and make the most carefree days.

This was my weekend.

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I bought this bad boy on friday, the Canon S120. A lot of time was spent playing around with it.

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Lowdown put a shout on facebook to come and check out their new space on Friday night, share a bevvy and some banter.

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On Saturday I watched my amazing girls Brooke and Lucy (from Luce’s Eternal Sunshine) play in their Grand Final for netball. Sadly, they didn’t win, but played as best they could. I still feel like a proud mamma!

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I treated myself to some flowers, at $8 … how could you not?

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Andrew and I rode our bikes to Maylands for a drink at Swallow Bar

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Followed by dinner and the most amazing Quinoa Chocolate cake at Chapels on Whatley.

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Sunday brekky with the girls, at The Ladder in Mt Hawthorn. Good, not great. I wouldn’t rush back if I’m honest.

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Lucy and I hopped on our bikes in the afternooon, and rode to Brooke’s place for balcony wine time, plenty of snacks and so many laughs with the rest of the girls.

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I rode home solo (Lucy hung around for pizza) so I could spend a little time with Andrew before kick-starting a new week!
I went to sleep early, feeling exhausted but very, very happy.

What did you get up to? x

 

Exercise, Ex Er Cise, Ex Ar Size, Eggs are Sides… For Bacon

I’m going to fill you in on a little secret. I hate exercise.
The thought of running makes me feel ill. I get too shy in gyms, and I’m not coordinated enough for team sports.
But I LOVE The Jungle Body.

After a little research, and help from a friend that already has a Jungle Body – seriously, she looks smokin, I turned up to a Konga class one day to give it a go.

Now, I am absolutely hooked!
Have a look for yourself: The Jungle Body.
They have a bunch of different classes, and you can work as hard as you like, there’s no pressure!
I’m not trying to preach, obviously exercise is different for everyone. I just want to let you know what I really enjoy doing.

The class I go to is in Morley, with the most amazing instructors. Check them out here: The Jungle Body with Shereice.
Shereice is almost 5 months pregnant, but nothing slows her down! She has help from Lisa, who is equally as amazing, for the higher intensity routines.

I highly recommend this program, have a look and see if there is one in your area.

All you need to bring is:

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A good pair of sneakers, some comfortable work out gear (I recommend a decent sports bra, you gonna be jumpin’),

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A yoga mat for floor work, lots of water, a towel for when you get a bit sweaty, and 10 smackaroos.

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And if you really enjoy it, pick yourself up a 10 class pass for $80.

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Before class.

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And after. Hot, red, sweaty, but very happy.

“If you still look cute after Konga, you didn’t work hard enough!”

Like I said, this isn’t for everyone. Some people really enjoy a long run, or playing sport, or reps at the gym. For me, this is fun, and I come away from class feeling like I worked hard.