Holiday time = Summer
I was on the Gold Coast in Queensland for Christmas with some of my family a few years ago when I decided I’d buy a bikini.
I hadn’t worn a bikini in years & didn’t stop to think if I really should be wearing one just yet – but too bad!! I am at that age that I don’t really care too much about what others think. (Maybe that’s a tiny, little bit untrue).
At the time, I was undertaking a 12 week health challenge and it had started off well but then we were into the holiday season. This was a worry, due to being away from my normal routine plus the extra temptation of all the Christmas foods.
But I was determined to stick to healthy choices, combined with early morning walks with my mother & daughter, running on the beach, swimming, shopping and relaxing. Summer in Australia means hot sunny days, beach holidays, family, Christmas and eating lots of food. – some of which isn’t too good for you.
On our first morning, I was awake very early, due to Queensland not having daylight saving time. As the sun came up and into our room at about 4.45am, I decided to get up and go out for a run. As you do!
I normally run on my own, on bush tracks with flies & cicadas as a chorus accompanying me, so to have the gorgeous Surfers Paradise as my running track was an amazing change. I joined the throngs of people walking and running on the beach at 5.30 in the morning and did my Monday morning workout in ‘paradise’.
I had the great idea of buying a bikini while I was out running, so before my courage left me I went & bought one! The sales lady was mature aged, very helpful, and I’d like to think she was honest in her appraisal of my choices. I feel very summery and not at all out of place up here. Wearing it in downtown Tumbarumba maybe a completely different matter!!
Feeling very brave!! Isn’t it pretty though??
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