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  • hmmmm so looks like it's 2 years since that last blog post....!!

    I'm not sure why but it looks like I only remember about the blog part of my website in April and the last time was 2015...! Ooops! You'll be glad to hear that Fit as a Monkey has been going strong over the last 2 years, the lack of blog maybe just shows that the monkeys and I have been keeping busy!

    Today it was a lovely sunny morning for a busy Musselburgh mums and buggies class in Lewisvale Park and I even managed to get some good photos of the action.

    My new resolution is to keep my blog updated and to keep my social media active - you'll find Fit as a Monkey on Facebook and instagram.

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fitasamonkey

    Instagram username: fitasamonkey

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  • Wow has it really been a year!

    I had good intentions of doing a monthly blog..... so it's been 12 months.... ooops!

    Looking at my last post about functional fitness it's a good time of year to get back into the garden and up the activity levels - cutting the grass, trimming the hedge, planting many vegetables, weeding - all good ways to stay active!

    Time to get back to more regular blog posts - spring/summer resolution :-)

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  • One of my favourite topics - functional fitness!

    Well I think I got a bit excited last month with my "how amazing is East Lothian in the sunshine" rant as we've had more wet and windy days than sunny days BUT it was an amazing Easter weekend and today has been quite nice so fingers crossed our Vitamin D levels will get topped up again!

    It's time to go back to one of my favourite topics - functional fitness. For me it means finding a job to do rather than doing a workout or going for a run - a job with purpose. It also generally fits in with my philosophy of if I can do it myself then I will.

    SO today it involves digging out some tree trunks that have been hanging out in our lovely Cockenzie garden for about a year now since we got rid of the gigantic hedges! I bought an axe last night to aid me as the hand saw just wasn't cutting it and I now have a wheelbarrow full of trunks - yay!

    I still have 2 left to go at the front part of the garden and the area behind the shed is a whole other workout.... oh and there is cutting the grass, trimming the hedge, building some raised beds, laying some decking..... eeeek I better get on with it!

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  • Sunshine days

    As I sit here typing I'm waiting for Pika the puppy to wake up so we can go for a walk in the East Lothian sunshine. It's days like this where I really appreciate getting to work outside and having time off during the day to enjoy it too - the blue sky days easily make up for the wet and windy days!

    How are your Vitamin D levels? Do you manage to get outside for at least 30 minutes a day? If not you need to make time for fresh air and sun rays, you will feel a whole lot better for it. Make it a walk at lunchtime if you have a stuffy office to get away from, or add in some functional fitness if you work from home and get out to weed the garden or cut the grass - so many options you just need to do it!

    Oh that's Pika awake I'm off to clock up more sunshine hours, did I mention I love the outdoor element of my job and getting to be outside every day? Whoop!

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  • Embrace your inner child!

    I had a very productive weekend which was a mixture of being a responsible adult and embracing my inner child!

    Friday afternoon was devoted to functional fitness, clearing out the greenhouse and weeding for a good 3 hours. Saturday involved visiting the Lego shop in Glasgow (with 3 other "adults"), see the photo for my wonderful mini-figure creations - we had to elbow some small children out of the way and some other big kids to get into the buckets of Lego heads/bodies/legs. Sunday morning was set aside to fix the greenhouse, so all of the glass panes that were missing have been replaced with poly-carbonate ones which hopefully can withstand the crazy winds we get here in Cockenzie at times! Oh and then in the afternoon it was back to Lego, this time with my friends kids but I think the adults had as much fun building things!

    So your challenge this week is to make sure you set aside some time to embrace your inner child - in amongst all of the chores that come with being an adult (!) - it could be as simple as skipping down the road (or galloping if you're familiar with MIranda Hart?!), having a go on a kids scooter (I highly recommend this), playing with Lego, having a wee go on the swings/slides at the park etc etc just do something fun and report back or put a photo on my facebook page!

    www.facebook.com/fitasamonkey

    Have a great week,

    Becca :-)

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