I am still in disbelief that I have a grade 2 daughter and grade R son! Where has the time gone?
What’s so lovely about them both being so close in age and in the foundation phase together, is that they are learning so much from each other. Alyssa is now reading beautifully and is able to help her brother learn the basics. Her teacher is encouraging her class to read one non-school book per week which I think is a brilliant idea! Alyssa has taken up the challenge and in fact reading even more and often reads to Aidan.
So naturally, the kids were excited when they were sent a copy of local author Kayla Diamond’s new children’s picture story book, titled The Jellyfish Jiggle.
Gut health sounds like quite a complex topic, but the more I learn about it the more I care about the shape my gut is in!
A while ago I attended a course about the art of ageing and my biggest takeout from it was that if you want to live longer and have a better quality of life – you’ve got to take care of your gut!
Your gut is said to be your second brain. If your gut is in good shape, you will feel good on the inside. When we have a daily health struggle like bloating or lethargy we actually forget what feeling good is like! And as we get older, we think, well, I’ve now hit a certain age so I’m supposed to feel this way! Well, I’ve come to learn that a lot of these struggles have to do with our gut.
Reflecting on the year that was, I realised the one thing I was most consistent with – my workouts!
I really do miss the gym and I can’t believe it’s almost a year since I last entered the gym doors. I’ve actually made the sad decision to cancel my membership as I doubt I will be heading there any time soon.
Since the start of lockdown I’ve been working out at home and have enjoyed so many free online workout resources. To be honest, I’m really enjoying it and have never felt better about my fitness level.