Monday Inspiration

ONE// Outlander

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Haven’t been feeling well this past week so i found myself quite often on the couch with the ipad binge watching Outlander. Synopsis, WW2 nurse is thrown back in time and falls in love with a Scottish highlander. It is sooo addictive, I couldn’t put it down, and I think I can honestly say it’s one of my favourite series/movies ever… dare I say, better even than Game of Thrones. You grow so attached to the characters and the uniqueness of the setting, it simply gives me chills every time I hear any of the cast speak Gaelic. Season 3 is set to air this coming September, and I can’t wait!

TWO// Hunt & Polo

Apparently I’m having a UK obsession as a whole, what with my recent addiction to the Scottish series ‘Outlander’ and my secondary obsessions as I look into the traditional British sports of Polo & ‘Hunting’. As the snow melts I find myself back in the saddle more and more often now that I have access to a horse. While it looks like he won’t be a fit for polo as he’s quite stocky & lacks the flexibility in a polo pony, I think I still make look into attending a few games at the very least, one of which being the Polo in the Park fundraiser. Which of course leaves the Ottawa Valley Hunt due to start up soon & see what it’s all about.

THREE//Working Out

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Last winter I managed to make a point of going to hot yoga on a regular basis… this year, mmm not so much. I’ve been sick so often this year, I try not to use it as an excuse and as a matter of fact I think it might actually be due to the fact that I’ve been getting less exercise. While I’ve been looking into polo & ‘hunting’ to spend more time actively in the saddle I’ve also been trying to find more ways to be active at home that don’t include a 40 minute drive & city traffic. As of yet I’ve tried P90X (1-1/2 workouts that require too much time), Country Heat by Beach Body (Semi-ridiculous dance moves that would offend any true country dancer), PIYO dvd’s, and the app, Sweat with Kayla. Now, I haven’t tried those last two and I’ve got my fingers seriously crossed that I can jive with their routines a little bit better, but have noted that while I need an overall routine, have the same routines time after time do challenge my focus and enjoyment. What do you do to keep fit?

FOUR//Bachelorette

This past weekend also happened to offer the perfect opportunity for a getaway, a girlfriend’s Bachelorette! Pinterest quickly provided the inspiration needed for a cake, & a few hours later we were in the car on our way to a cabin in the Gatineau hills. It was an awesome night with great drinks, some amazing girls, and a highly competitive game of ‘Catch Phrase’! ;P

FIVE//Decisions That Are Hurting Your Career

I’ve had a lot of changes over the past couple months & to be honest, I’m not entirely thrilled with how some of those decisions have played out. So when I came across this in my Instagram feed, it resonated with me. Over the next couple weeks I’m hoping to be able to really sit down and identify some of these issues and seeing what small steps I can take to start tweaking things in a positive way. Because I plan on nailing down a solid routine with efficient habits & taking full advantage of this summer!

 

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