Life is What You Make It!

It’s the weekend in, oh … a day or so. (WAHOOO!!!!)

What are your plans? Who’s going where? What are you eating? Are you exercising or resting, partying or relaxing? Share with me.. I’m a nosy nosy person!

Me? I’m heading down to the Gold Coast for a weekend of birthday celebrations!

The thing is, they nearly all drink and party (like most people do) … and I don’t anymore! Not for years now.

I’m an early to bed (like, really early…) and early to rise kinda gal. I’m used to this, and my body (and my brain!) kind of like it too.

Even back in the day when I used to partake in a few nice cold beers, I would always be the first one up, all happy and usually swimming laps, had breakfast and ready for my next activity before the others had even rolled over, let alone thought of waking up! This was how I earned my nick-name ‘Bubbles’… Apparently I’m unnaturally bubbly all the time, even in the mornings!

So, this weekend I’ve had to plan ahead. I’m hoping I’ll survive! I’m in for the relaxing and eating out part (Moo Moo’s.. so lots of fatty protein for me!!). And wonderful amazing catch-ups with a close close friend of mine.

I’m heading home Saturday arvo now instead of Sunday morning. Why? Well, I’m not sure I can handle 2 big nights in a row (I know, I know.. SOFT!!)

… and.. I’m warming up all the runners in the Toohey Trail Run Sunday morning at 5:45 am.. and then cooling them down at 7:00 and 8:00!
Stretching and some fun Zumba moves should get these guys ready for their 5 or 10k run! Hahaha….

Then it’s up to the Sunny Coast that arvo (with the obligatory Costco stop on the way home).

How much fun can one person have in one weekend? Lots apparently!

I like to make the most of my weekends, public holidays, long weekends, holidays and so on. Last week it was 4 days at the glorious Hosannah Farm Stay, next weekend it’s family birthday celebrations and catching up with family I haven’t seen in ages… my weekends are almost full right up until Christmas! And then it’s… Christmas break – and a stunning drive up to Cairns. Come Easter and its another road trip down to Bells Beach for the Rip Curl Pro.

I hope your weekends are filled with whatever you want them to be filled with.. and if it’s not? Ask yourself if there is anything you can do to change that. Sure, we all have to work sometimes (like 5:45am SUNDAY MORNING!!) but…. it all boils down to this – life is what you make it.

So… what have you built for yourself or are you building for yourself? A lifestyle you are happy with? Are you heading in the direction you want to go? If not.. it’s never too late to make a few tweaks here and there… surround yourself with positive people who encourage, motivate and inspire you, work hard and plan ahead – these things pay off. They really do!

Happy Thursday! (the day before Friday, which really is the start of the weekend!)