As you may know I live at Noosa which is a very special part of Australia's coastline.
We are very fortunate to have the best of both rural and beach lifestyles as we live on an acreage property only fifteen minutes from our beautiful Main Beach.
Over the last three years I have been guilty of not maximising the amount of time spent by the water, focusing instead upon things 'closer to home'.
During this time, the 'beach bod' has disappeared beneath a doona of flubber and it is with great resolve that I am beginning to rectify this.
To inspire me in my pursuit of the healthier me, I have whipped up a little montage of beachy items.
Some of these I already have, others like the gorgeous Missoni towel are for the 'Lotto List'*.
Having just done a lap of the bay [ocean swimming is a favourite here as we have a very calm stretch of water facing our Main Beach], I've refreshed with some lime-infused water from my chilled bottle and am scribbling in my little notebook something lovely that I've just witnessed by the shoreline which I will share with you in my next posting.
Surrounding me is the fresh scent of coconut, sunscreen, salty air and my sun-warmed towel.
There are squeals of glee coming from little children chasing waves at the waters edge and everywhere I look there is the most brilliant colour palette azure blue, foamy white, deepest green and golden sand.
My body feels healthy and strong and within me there is a warm, peaceful feeling of contentedness.
Shortly I will be joined by Captain Valentine who has been surfing around the corner at Little Cove.
We will pack up our gear and take a short stroll up the beach to 'Bistro C' where we will enjoy some lightly fried calamari and a cold something-something before returning home for an afternoon snooze.
Did I mention that this was my inspiration board not my real life.......yet!
Of course the aforementioned day doesn't take into account the fact that there is a mighty huge amount of work to be done before my body even begins to resemble something that could launch itself into a bikini [let alone a white one!] and that the reality is more likely to be...
Cpt. V and I with three children, lugging surfboards, sandcastle gear, towels and various other paraphernalia down the beach. Without a doubt I would be applying two litres of sunscreen and zinc across fair-skinned bods, repeatedly asking "Where's your hat?" and doing surf patrol in between taking photos and doling out healthy snacks to the troops...
Anyhoo, its lovely to dream and I will be working towards having more of the former experience, even though the latter is wonderful also.
Image created by me at Polyvore
PS: This post is part of Diminishing Lucy's Fat to Fit Bloghop - go to the button on the right for more
PPS: If you're looking for some more lovely things to oggle at, skip over to Obee Designs where there is a wonderful giveaway happening...see my sidebar for a sneak peek.
*This is a wishlist of all that you would 'have' and 'do' if the Lotto Fairy one day deems you worthy of 'THE BIG ONE' - or your Great Aunt Harriet decides to bequeth you the stash of diamonds and other finery she's had hiding in the flour tin for the last quarter of a century...either way it's something to dream on.