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New routines – think smart

In the 45 days I stayed at the temple I got a new routines like meditation, yoga, supplements, diet , walking a lot and low-stress lifestyle, which I really need to keep going.

It’s so easy to implement new habits and routines, while living in a protected world like the temple, where everything is based on having these healthy habits. Sticking to them outside in the real world is a challenge.

Practically  it’s challenging since I’ve got a steady place to live yet here in Sydney. Therefore every day is filled with a massive amount of new impressions, new people and using a lot of the time on the process of getting settled. Keeping up the new routines will be a lot easier when I get a steady place, where I’ve my stuff around me and easy to access. Until then I just have to do the best I can.

The easiest thing to do is the supplements and the food (here in Bondi there are healthy food stores all over the place). The yoga has become the greatest challenge since I need space and peaceful surroundings, but now I’ve a mat so on dry days I can go to the roof of the hostel or the beach to practice. The meditation has been a challenge, but this morning I went for a walk in the rain and put on my theta wave music – that worked wonders – just like using it in the evening just before bed time.

When I get my “own” space (probably a shared flat or a room) – my morning routine takes about 1 hour beside breakfast and personal stuff. Yes I’ll have to get up early in general, but that is not a problem for me.  I need access to a good kitchen, refrigerator, live close to organic stores, hot water washer, not waste too much time on transportation and be able to get early to bed (quiet place). I really hope to live in walking distance to the school maybe 15-20 minutes so I’ve some walking Incorporated in my day. Why do it the hard way if you can do it the smart way ;).

I don’t know about you guys but it’s possible, but it takes effort and smart thinking. Getting as much as possible incorperated in the daily routine so it also frees time to the fun stuff 🙂

I know I’ve to do this because the benefits make a huge difference in my life and I might actually get a life free of any symptoms from my dyspraxia. Again it’s about smart thinking and long term thinking in this case long term isn’t that long since I already experiences a huge difference from before I stayed at the temple. 🙂

Later on I can add more like trigger point and starting studying in the evening beside work but first I’ve to make the foundation for my new life work. It’s like building a house. If the foundation is solid and good the house will last and will be easy to maintain 🙂

 

Home is where the heart is

I’m back and I felt so at home already in the airport of Sydney.

I’d chosen to take a night flight because it was cheap but even though I’d three seats to my disposal I got very little sleep. Therefore I’ve used two days to try and get into sync again 😀 but I’m here and I’ll stay now for 5-6 months and this is so wonderful.

The first day I went for a walk to Bondi Beach to get some food and I was recognized by the store owner from Bitebox. That felt amazing to get waved at, get a good talk and get a box with meat and vegetables. Then I went to the neighbour shop my favorite and got a fresh made melon juice. After that I went right down to the beach and just sat there and ate.

Guys I’m home 😀 it’s funny how many people say that their place/house/four walls are their home. For me it’s where my heart is and Bondi is where my heart is and no matter where I’ll end up living Bondi is my home and I’m a Bondi girl 🙂

And to make it even more adventurous while I was eating all hell broke loose for the lifeguards and they had to save two teenagers in very bad shape and they did as usual an amazing job. Most of it I know from the news because I’ll never join the ring of death unless it’s somebody I know getting saved.

In these days I stay at a hostel close to the beach so when I go to the roof top I get an amazing view over the ocean.  One of these days when the weather is good I’ll go up there and do some whale watching.

I’m using my days on getting settled and getting ready for school which starts Monday at 9 am. Therefore I’ve been shopping a little – looking at places to stay – looking at job agencies – making my CV – you know all the boring stuff 😀

Tonight I’ll reward myself and get food from my favorite restaurant and the best thing is it’s big portions of quality food for cheap money.

 

 

 

This is why I love Bondi

From the first minute or actually before I ever arrived I’ve had some weird connection to Bondi Beach and last year when I went their the first time I felt so at home and fell in love with the place. As I got to know the area I’ve expanded it to the area from Bronte and the whole costal walk to Bondi.

Today the weather was amazing so I got up early to take a SUP lesson with Dean and I made a photo rapportage to show why I love this place.

Already before the sun is up there is local people on the beach training, surfing and getting a morning bath. Some mornings there are photo shoots, preparations to parties, couples lying together and waking up etc. About 9-10 in the weekends or holidays the families and tourist arrives, and I just love watching the families because I see so much joy. Beside that every time I’m on the beach I see new things and I get a calmness and joy especially if I can get on the water.

The water is my meditation – I’m in the now and I get a time-out from life and I love it – Some days my dyspraxia in the legs are controllable and I stay on the board. Other days like today I had to have help to get to shore and I fell into the water 4 times – but in the end it’s not how many times I fall – it’s how many time I get up again that counts 😉

 

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On and off days

Even on holiday you can have one of these days where you just want to sit down and laugh  😀 And yes I’m talking of experience – actually I’ve had two in a row.

Yesterday I got up 5:30 since I had my skydive and would be picked up about 30 minutes walk from here. It was raining and not just a nice rain shower, no it was pouring down and even with my rain coat and -trousers I was soaking wet arriving to the pick-up place because the water came in everywhere. Then the bus trip to Wollongong took an amazingly long time because there were several roadworks. But on the plus side yesterday I did my skydive and I’ll write about it later. Beside that a lady from the skydive crew dried my hoodie for me while I was in the air – what a sweetheart. After skydiving I met Fuzz at Bondi Beach and had a cosy time and then the rain came so I just used an uber cap to come home.

Today started ok because it had been raining all night and it stopped in time before I left for training and it stayed that way until I arrived on Bondi Beach, then we had a little rain that stopped when my session started (thank you 🙂 ) – talk about being lucky). On the costal walk home I had the rain in my back so my power walking I reached home without getting soaked 🙂
Today I’d planned to wash my clothes while cutting and fixing my hair  but my landlord was washing her stuff – f*ck ! what to do (I’m wearing my last pieces of clothing) – I went on the internet + asked my landlord and learned that there was a laundry shop pretty close to here and I got my stuff and left. It had apparently been closed so no such thing. I found a couple of places on the internet but the phone numbers wasn’t in use. I’d to go back to the bnb and returned to the bus stop but the local school had just finished and the streets was filled with children. It would probably have taken me 20-30 minutes to get a bus, therefore I chose to walked back.

Now  I’m back in the bnb and fortunately the washing machine is free and the sun is up with a kind breeze so my clothes will be dry in a couple of hours LOL (hopefully 😀 )

All these small challenges when you’re living in a new area while traveling 😉

Good things happens

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0994.I’ve experienced so much from I left Darwin and arrived in Sydney and I’ll about it in due time but the internet here is slow so I’d to wait until all my pictures was backed up before beginning to edit with them.

I arrived in Sydney Wednesday and have been busy spending my time with exercising, spending time with Fuzz on Bondi Beach and finding information for my future.

The sun is very strong in the morning so got my first sun burn from the chest and up even with 50+. The bnb I’m living in is so nice and relaxed and I love my butterfly/flower bed.

But! I had to make this post because these last days I’ve had some really amazing experiences:

  • Friday I was on the SUP board again and I didn’t fall into the water at all and there were waves = major progress in body control and strength – woo hoo
  • yesterday I wanted to buy a juice and it was a cash only place so while I went to an ATM a lady paid for my juice.
  • I learned that it’s pretty easy to get a student visa here in Australia, so tomorrow I’m going to Sydney to talk to three schools that teaches academic english. If I’m accepted I’ve a place to stay already.
  • I got my new swim suit today and it fits perfectly
  • today my flat mate told me to use her spices so I don’t have to buy new ones.
  • today I took a day off from boot camp and I’ve been working on my pictures and especially on starting my little side business on redbubbles selling my pictures and designs. Therefore I’m begging for help to spread the word. You don’t have to buy anything but please help me promote my stuff.
  • I’ve found three organic shops in Bronte/Bondi where I live and spend most of my time.

Things are lucking a little brighter so I’m very happy and grateful.

 

 

 

 

I did it – goal reached and bar raised

Holmekollen, Oslo at Color Me Rad
I actually did it in spite of obstacles 🙂 I ran my first official 5K – Color Me Rad (Oslo) last weekend and I loved it.

My time was 29 minutes and I’m proud because I started in the back a field of almost 2000 people, so I had to worm my way though the walking crowd. Then halfway we got a cup of water to drink and it was really cold so my stomach felt like it should explode but I ran. The only times I didn’t run were on the very steep hills so I’m very happy 🙂

I started running in the spring and if I can do it with challenges like dyspraxia you can do it 🙂 You just need to find the things that motivates you. For me it was the thought of being on the SUP board again on Bondi Beach with my surf trainer and learning to ride the waves without taking a bath 😉 Who know I might even get strong enough to surf a real wave.

Another thing is to find the right race to be the first one and in my opinion Color Me Rad is a really good race to start in because I didn’t just watch a lot of bags in front of me. Beside that it’s really funny to participate.

One goal reached and one thing more on my bucket list done 🙂 Now I’ve raised the bars and going to run for a serious 5K and later a 10K 🙂

When hating running turned into a love story

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 21.28.02I’ve tried so many time to start running and I hated it. It was boring, I felt that my legs wouldn’t cooperate etc. BUT – 1,5 week ago I started running.

Why? –

I need to get my legs working and I need them to be my friends. To succeed that I’ve  to make them stronger  and running is a good way. You might think they now. It started when I was on vacation and I was out on Bondi Beach on a S.U.P board – I want to learn to surf and be good at it and to do that I need strong legs. Beside that I want to start sand running when I move to Australia because I love the ocean and the feeling of the wet sand.

That means that this time I’m doing it because I want to and not because I’m pressured to do it or have to do it.

My strategy this time

First I signed up at a 5 km run in August – Color Me Rad, to award myself with a crazy run.

Second I bought light weight running shoes made for front feet running. No big heal, no support, no cement shoes helping gravity keeping my feet on the ground and lastly on sale. That is a good start I can tell you. (I read a lot of articles before chosing shoes and talked to my PT so I knew what I wanted).

Third I found a program to start on for beginners from a store here in Norway specialised in running shoes. I wanted to have a good start. Some days I’ve to walk up hill and run down and living on a mountain I’ve no problems finding roads with a good slant ;-D

Last I dragged myself out of the house and began running. The first times was on a scale on 1-10 about -50 in motivation because of my bad experiences in my past. I often did my running first and then ended it at the shopping center to have a goal to motivate myself. So I did my shopping and walked home again.

To avoid tight muscles I use trigger point because else my PT will torture me once a week with his kind of trigger pont and I promise you one thing you don’t wanna experience that 😀

What happened?

Weird enough I did good in the running process and something just clicked in my heart. Saturday when I woke up I actually wanted to go running but didn’t because it was my rest-day.

Today I couldn’t wait going home and run. I got impatient in the sub-way. For the first time the ride was way to long. I happily dived into my running clothes and put on my magic shoes and off I went. While running I realised that I love running. STOP – hey what is going on here – did I just say I love running – what the fu.. – What has happened here.

Yes I’ve started a new love story in my life. I actually love running and it makes me happy running and listening to music just me and my magic shoes.

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