Today I started a new keep fit and healthy regime. Well, I don’t actually like to call it a regime, because to tell you the truth it’s a bit of a “Me-Time-Project” and as such I’m looking forward to it. You’ll have to wait until Friday for the first episode, and I hope some of you might join me for the ride. I promise you it won’t be difficult.
Hint, get out your walking shoes (or flip flops) and if you haven’t got any, then buy some 🙂
In the meantime I’ve been searching for a bit of inspiration to get out and get moving as winter draws closer in Perth and the mornings are darker for longer. These chilly mornings see me acting more like a slug … I get up, make coffee, sit in fluffy pink dressing gown and slippers and if I can, I’ll blog away until the wintery sun goes down (Ha! Only joking! If only the housework and shopping and various other chores did themselves)
I’m also joining in with Annabel Candy’s One Healthy Move campaign – you can read about it here : Announcing the New one health move wellbeing series
I wrote about outdoor pursuits on my other blog ZigaZag a couple of years ago, and I’ve added to the list – to make it more inspiring for Lifestyle Fifty readers – but for those of you in Australia I’ve left in the links to related articles on ZigaZag to places I’d recommend in the Western Australia where you can get out and get moving.
Inspiring ways to get outside to keep fit and healthy
I’d love to know in the comments section where in the world you might embark on some of these pursuits though. Let’s see how many different places Lifestylers can suggest 🙂
- Climb a tree – Pemberton, South West Australia.
- Roll down a really big hill – The Pongorup Range, Albany
- Get your feet wet and paddle in a river
- Pack a picnic in a day pack and walk to a beautiful view point to eat it – Kings Park, Perth
- Camp out in the wild – The Kimberley, North West Australia
- Build a den – Nannup, South West Australia
- Skim a stone – Big Brook Dam, Pemberton
- Run around nude in the rain – Nudist beach, Bunbury in Autumn
- Fly a kite – Dongara
- Catch a crab with a net – Leschenault Estuary, Bunbury
- Eat an apple straight from a tree – Donnybrook, South West Australia
- Hunt for treasure on a beach – Middleton Beach, Albany
- Swing on a rope swing – Blackwood River, Bridgetown
- Take a look inside a tree – Valley of the Giants, Walpole
- Visit a small island and take a short walk wearing only flip-flops – Rottnest
- Canoe down a river – Collie River to Honeymoon Pool
- Find your way with a map and compass – Wellington National Park, Ferguson Valley
- Go on a nature walk at night – The Bibbulman Track anywhere between Kalamunda and Albany
- Feed a bird from your hand – Gloucester National Park, Pemberton
- Watch the sun set, walk barefoot, then drink a juice mocktail right on the beach – Broome, North West Australia
- Eat grapes fresh from the vines – Margaret River
So do tell – which one inspires you, and where in the world would you go to do it?