It’s the week 2 of lockdown here, it was meant to be lifted tomorrow but it has been extended for another week. My routines are completely off, I’m not wasting enough energy throughout the day so when I’m going to bed I can’t just fall asleep as I usually do as soon as I put my head on the pillow, and I’m dreaming alot and I wake up exhausted.
A couple of weeks ago I went to have my blood test done, and it came back last week. My cholesterol was a bit high, not much, just need to make a few changes, but was also lacking in b12, Iron and Vitamin D and my immune system was a bit down.
As I went vegetarian for about 3 months, I really increased my saturated fat I think as I’m not the best to cook wholesome food without meat, so now I’ve started to incorporate meat again – only organic though, and will exclude dairy and unhealthy fats as much as possible instead.
These are now some of my favourite food staples.
I’ve been doing 30 minutes of HIIT workouts in the morning for a couple of days, and tries to spend 30 minutes in the sun too. It’s just really hard with the lockdown as well, I don’t leave the apartment unless I absolutely need too. I just really hope that it will be over next week.
It’s been raining for the last couple of days, and it’s been itching in my fingers to do a complete home make-over. Yesterday we went window shopping, originally looking for a new bed frame. Instead, we found the couch of our dreams. It’s not our style at all as it’s quite coastal, but it’s really deep and it’s the comfiest couch I’ve ever sat in. So, we’re just waiting if it’s gonna come up any EOFY sale and order it. So no bed frame it is for a while…
As always I’m off on Mondays, and I made a trip to Bunnings. Was supposed to just buy a paint roller, but as I wasn’t in a rush I just walked around the store and found some bits and pieces. I have wanted a tray for the dining table for a long, but haven’t felt like paying 50$ for one, and while walking along with the terracotta pots, I found a perfect coaster, for only 7.95$. Stick some furniture pads underneath. I might spray paint it matte black, but for now, I will stick with this.
I also made a little garden for the cats to nibble on when they’re out on the balcony. They have a tendency to eat our indoor plants so I hope that they will understand that this is the only one that they’re allowed to snack on?!
Tonight I’m going on a pottery class with a friend, slightly nervous and excited. Let’s see how hard it is 😀 xx / Lina
Today it happened. The news we have been waiting for, for like 6 months!! So happy and relieved, finally. It’s never as hard as to go around and just be waiting and not knowing if one can stay in the country or not.
So we celebrated with Korean BBQ. I haven’t been eating much meat and basically have been cutting it out of my diet completely lately so it was really delicious. That’s my cheat in life once in a while. As well as ice cream. Always ice-cream.
On Sunday we woke up a bit later and had a really slow morning before making a move to Lane Cove National Park as I’ve seen they have a tiny waterfall there. As we walked along the river there we passed by a place where you can rent paddle boats (or whatever they’re called) and I screamed out of excitement and we just had. To. Do. It.
So peaceful to just float around the river, even if our legs got quite sore.. The rental time was for an hour but think we were back within 30 and didn’t even go chasing the tiny waterfall afterwards.. Haha.
Tomorrow is the first day off work week, today I have just been cleaning and doing laundry, went down to the pool in the building for a few laps to work on my conditioning as I’ve been a lazy muffin since… Can’t remember so quite a while.
Added a few other little gems into my routine. You can never have enough right?… My skin has been a bit of a wreck lately, bad diet with way too much sugar and unhealthy fats has really showed its effect. I’m really excited about the clairty peptides and blemish control pads, please fix my skin!
I also stepped up from crystal retinal 3 to 6. Will slowly incorporate it in the next month to not overwhelm my skin before I start to use it daily 🙂
This day hasn’t been very exciting. The full moon really affected me and my mood has been a bit off. I slept nine hours and woke up tired. I feel low and slow. Tomorrow will be a better day. But for now, look at this little lady. She brings so much joy to my heart.
Remember the very much wanted wishbone chairs I spoke about? Well, we bought them. And a new dining table. The table is great. It’s solid. It’s earthy and dark. Lovely contrasts. But the chairs… Maybe I had too high expectations. Or maybe it’s just this fix idea how nice they look in everyone else’s home… But I’m not happy with them. And we can’t return them because we unpacked them. And didn’t realise until they were all unpacked how they just didn’t really fit in. They would’ve been better in all black, but I was scared the seat wouldn’t be black for long with all the rubbing on them. So. Back on square one with finding nice dining chairs. I mean, how hard can it be!?
Oh dear, where did the time go? It’s been a while since I checked in here. But life has been a little bit of a roller-coaster lately and so much has happened. I got a new job. Summer is here. It’s almost Christmas. The year is almost over. But I’m excited. I feel like life is getting better. Like I’m moving forward.
I feel excited. For a new year. For what life has in front of me. It’s a nice feeling. The feeling of going in the right direction.
Today I’m having a day off. I have been to the gym. Picked up the weeks groceries (and they even added chocolate for my pick-up order, it made me so happy. It’s like they know me from what I usually order and gave me the healthier option) and now I’m laying in the couch going through stuff for work. Yesterday we put up the few Christmas decorations we have. I said “if we don’t even try to celebrate Christmas here, we will never get used to it”. It’s weird to celebrate Christmas in the middle of summer, but we just need to change our mindset.
Over the long weekend we went away, first to Port Stephens and then to Port Macquarie. We have never been there before and it was a long time since we had a holiday so I can the least say that we were excited. One and a half hour into the road trip, the engine light went on in the car so had to do a sponateus stop at the Mazda repair, luckely they said it was safe to drive but that we should leave it to the mechanics when we’re back home.
On the way there we did a few other, more exciting, stops too, to get the most out of the road trip.
Then we also stopped at the Caves Beach, luckely it was low tide which was nothing we thought of when we arrived but later realised to be lucky as the caves apparently isn’t that accessible when it’s high tide.
Arriving to Nelson Bay and checked in to the hotel. Then it was full on exploring for two days. Went to the Tomaree Head Summit walk, twice, one during the day and one for the sunrise and it was absolutely freezing but absolutely wonderful when the sun came up. Gan Gan look out. Stockton sandunes which were amazing, like something in a movie, seeing the sand mesmerising flowing over the dunes of the breeze, I was stunned.