Week 27 Wee wee warrior

This week ... every time I go for a wee I will do some form of exercise.

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Ha! I really liked the sound of this week’s challenge.

Something so simple, yet it could be so effective when you think about it. But wait, why did I then find it so difficult to do? I think it’s the starting for me. I’ve been analysing this over the last few days. Quite often I put off starting things because I want to be in the right frame of mind to do it properly but then it doesn’t get done at all. Once I make a start on something it never seems so bad. So does this make me a perfectionist? I don’t think so… Is it fear of failure? What is this trait in my personality an indication of?

I am a week late on this experiment because last week I was on holiday, staying in a simple rural cottage, where I totally just switched off, I think my batteries had well and truly run out. I slept, I read, I watched three films back to back wrapped up in a soft blanket in front of a log fire ( yes I know its Summer but does Mother Nature know?) I basically had no signal and I didn’t check any messages. I needed to get off the merry go round just for a short while so I did and I also switched off that voice in my head which tells me ‘I should be doing this’ or ‘ I should be doing that.’ I didn’t even let myself feel guilty about not doing 20 sit ups every time I went to the loo. Yesterday to end my week off, I climbed my favourite mountain Cnicht with some good friends. It was a superb day and I loved the simplicity of it, because you have as you concentrate on climbing you cannot be anywhere but in the moment and for those few hours I could only think about where I should place my next footstep. On the way down once we were on the home stretch my mind started to pull me back to reality like a reluctant piece of elastic. My thoughts were drawn towards getting back into work mode and oh my beloved wake up community and instead of thinking about it I just decided to get on with it. So today in work was the start day. Normally I see a loo break as a necessary nuisance in my day and I usually rush in and out, but I decided to take my time and once I’d finished with the business I devised a little stand up routine ( don’t laugh!) as there is not enough room for sit ups… so it goes like this.. ten touch your toes , then ten side slides each side followed by a bit of yoga warrior stance. At this point I felt a giggle bubble up from my belly….as I was feeling a tad ridiculous, but I’ve done it three times today and I am thinking I have a bit of healthy glow coming on….I think it may be from laughing at myself but I honestly don’t know when I had so much fun on my own on a Monday before.

Fiona Dolben

Acupuncturist, holistic therapist, content creator., Hemp Holisitics

I'm a single parent of ONE lovely lanky teenager.. I live in deepest rural Wales . My 'proper' job is in marketing and events but I am also a trained reflexologist, masseur and reiki giver (go figure!) I also look after my Mum who is in her late 80's, my dog Ted, my cat Black and my hens and goldfish...my dream is to have a small holding and offer people holidays in my teepee and maybe the odd therapy ....so as you can see I am a mass of contradictions.... I like to walk, do yoga, eat salad and visit new places but I also like to drive fast, Feast ice lollies, vodka on Friday's with friends(, which leads to dancing in my kitchen) my coffee , and staying up late... I can be outgoing but also extremely shy so like the rest of you I am still trying to figure it out one day at a time...


Go to the profile of Mark Cuddy
over 5 years ago
Lovely blog and lovely photos. I love the way you got away and relaxed and chilled out - lovely.
Go to the profile of Vanessa
over 5 years ago
Love it, Fi! And your rural check-out sounds perfect!
Go to the profile of Chris Baréz-Brown
over 5 years ago
Ha! That is superb! Giggling your way into a healthy glow. Agreed, what a perfect sounding holiday. Big love, Chris xx