Thursday, April 18, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
This weekend proved to be a very busy, awesome one. Varsity work has been stressing me out to no end and making me feel like a total loser and maybe even a bit like a failure. It has also taken up a lot of time on the weekends. Sometimes when you push yourself and your not getting it and basically hit a wall, you need to stop, regroup and get out of the house!
So this weekend Cape Town spoilt us with some truly gorgeous sunshine and some time out! On Saturday the boyf and I decided to hire bikes at the pavilion in Sea Point and go for a cycle. What a great little work-out and loads of fun! We cycled to the Green Point Park and back. So much fun by the sea and great to feel the warm sun!
Sunday was an absolute treat! The boyf is a surfer, has been for about 20 years and is pretty much obsessed and skilled. I have always wanted to give it a go but been nervous about my back injury. Fortuntely yoga has improved my upper body strength and I felt like I could finally give it a go! Last weekend the boyf bought a new wetsuit and we saw how many learners there were out at Muizenberg.So this weekend off we went! What a fantastic vibe! Young, old, experienced, not so experienced all out having a blast! We hired an insanely large board, long and made out of some kind of foam (so I didn't risk knocking myself or someone else out) And we made out way down the beach.
Fortunately the boyf is incredibly patient and is basically a saint, so I felt really safe and really happy to have him teach me. I was pretty nervous and my feet went numb lolz. I now admire people who surf more than ever! You have to be a certain kind of fit and prepared. Surfing is not easy! I would say for a first try I did ok!
I practiced staying on the board (umm exhausting!) and going over waves. Yes, I did get thrashed, but then, its done and you try again and again. I managed to "ride" a few small foamy waves on my chest and upper arms ( think upward facing dog yoga position) and eventually on my knees. No standing (that will take a looooootttt of practice).There is a lot to remember and I chickened out a few times because waves looked "big and scary" when they are so freaking tiny.
The hardest part was not having an senstation in my feet or toes! I also have discovered muscles I NEVER had. My back is a bit sore, but then again I was arching like a maniac so now I know for the future to engage core muscles more and chill a bit. We had a ton of fun, loads of laughs, lots of fails and some wins. Glad I finally got to give it a try and would like to do it again. obviously having the boyf by my side most of the time made a huge difference! I love a challenge and love getting in the sea!
And I cannot lift my arms, walk or bend. ;) But soo worth it!
photos bit hazy, ie: instagram
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I am a huge fan of food! And an even bigger fan of fruit and veg. Shopping for one can get rather pricey and also rather boring. Years ago my mom used to get an organic crate but we stopped because a lot of the things were a surprise every week and often filled with things we didn't eat. Then my friend Brigid told me about Wild Organics (same place my mom used to get the crates form). She said she was really impressed so I went to check out the site...and..WOW.
You have three options, the mini bag R100, the standard bag R150 and the made-to-order bag. R200I opted for the mini bag. Every week you get something different and delicious. The best part is, you can now swap out what you don't like and replace with a fruit or veg of the same value. This is what this weeks mini bag consists of:
To order you simply register on the site and follow the steps. You pay by EFT and collect from a variety of collection points around the peninsular. I actually split the contents of the bag with my mom, ( so works out to R50 each) so basically double what you see (except for the beetroot-that is a full bunch). The site also offers hints and tips and they also sell cheeses, breads, dried fruit, bottled good and more!
here is my portion of the bag and she took half. The fruit and veg is obviously organic so it does not come out all perfect, which is actually what you want. Check out the website to learn more about the process and the organic farming they use. I swapped out my celery for leeks and I am really happy with the result, best part was everything smells really fragrant and fresh! So if you live in a flat or can plant your own wonderful organic garden then this may be the way to go.
by: Saturday Girl SA
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
This morning I did a 6:30am Yoga class and when I walked out the gym felling rather tired and a bit stressed (lots on my plate) I raced to my car to get out of the cold and while reversing out of the parking this is what I saw. Beautiful right?
I guess this day, month or week may not be going according to plan...but I am sure, well I hope! That it works itself out somehow and all this stress and anxiety to varsity will fade away. Its hard sometimes to keep believing in yourself, but I guess you have to keep on and every so often remember that you live in a beautiful place and are more blessed than you know.