Word of the Week – Perturbed

perturbed

per·turb
  [per-turb]  
verb (used with object)

1. to disturb or disquiet greatly in mind; agitate.
2. to throw into great disorder; derange.
3. Astronomy . to cause perturbation in the orbit of (a celestial body).
 
Origin: 
1325–75; Middle English perturben  (< Old French perturber ) < Latin perturbāre  to throw into confusion,equivalent to per- per- + turbāre  to disturb; see turbid

Related forms

per·turb·a·ble, adjective
per·turb·a·bil·i·ty, noun
per·tur·ba·tious  [pur-ter-bey-shuhs] , adjective
per·turb·ed·ly  [per-tur-bid-lee]  Show IPA , adverb
per·turb·ed·ness, noun

Synonyms 
1. trouble. 2. confuse, addle, muddle.

Antonyms 
1. pacify.

Getting ready for summer by doing the 30 Day Ab Challenge

During winter, we are all prone to eat more and put on some winter fat, not because we want to, but purely because we like to eat more hearty and warm food.  So we toss out the salads and meat and opt for the stews, curries, soups with freshly baked bread and then for the ones who just can’t go without something sweet we also tend to go for the warm baked puddings instead of the refreshing fruit salad.  So where does all of this leave us at the end of winter, with some added and unwanted fat.  But luckily we usually do not go overboard and we can work at burning away that winter fat.  So this year, I thought let’s start earlier rather than later so that by the time we can hit the beach, we are ready for it.

I have therefor decided to take up the 30 Day Ab Challenge and will start on the 1st of August.  I know have a week to mentally prepare myself for this and to work it into my daily schedule.  This will be great for my cycling and I’ll be grateful for all the effort put in once I hit the beach with my bikini.

This 30 day regime even gives you rest days to ensure that you can recover and let your body adjust to the exercises, and avoid any injuries.

You do not have to complete all the exercises in one go, you can split the exercises up throughout the day without missing out on the overall benefits.

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If you would like to join in on this challenge, you can click on the following link to accapt the challenge and to see all the fitness techniques on some of the exercises with will have to do during this challenge:  http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/classes/30-day-abs-challenge/ 

On this website you will find other 30 day challenges as well.  But for the month of August I will focus on the abs and will do something different during September.  

The great thing about this challenge is that you can do it in the comfort of your own home, you do not need to go to the gym to take part.

If you take on the challenge, here’s to a month of good “absercising”.

Word of the week – Floccinaucinihilipilification

floccinaucinihilipilification

noun

[mass noun] rare

  • the action or habit of estimating something as worthless.

Origin:

mid 18th century: from Latin floccinaucinihilipili (words meaning ‘at little value’) + -fication. The Latin elements were listed in a well-known rule of the Eton Latin Grammar

Floccinaucinihilipilification is one of a number of very long words that occur very rarely in genuine use. 

Word of the Week – Confabulate

confabulate

Pronunciation: /kənˈfabjʊleɪt/

verb

  • 1 formal engage in conversation; talk:

“she could be heard on the telephone confabulating with someone”

  • 2 Psychiatry fabricate imaginary experiences as compensation for loss of memory:

“she has lapses in attention and concentration—she may be confabulating a little”

Derivatives

confabulation

noun

confabulatory

adjective

 

Origin:

early 17th century: from Latin confabulat- ‘chatted together’, from the verb confabulari, from con- ‘together’ + fabulari(from fabula ‘fable’)

City Sightseeing Cape Town – Being a Tourist in my own City

I think that it’s necessary for every person to be a tourist in their own City every now and again.  There are so many things in your own city you might not know of.  We are so fast to jump on a plane and to explore other countries and their cities, but once you start exploring your own city, you understand why tourist comes to your city.  We decided to hop onto the Cape Town City Sightseeing bus and did the Blue Tour which is the “Blue Mini Peninsula Tour”.  There are multiple tours on which you can go, even a Wine Tour, which will be the next one for us to explore.  The Blue Mini Peninsula Tour has 18 stops on the route, starting at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) moving on through Town and past the beautiful Mount Nelson Hotel, Kirstenbosch Gardens, World of Birds, Imizamo Yethu township, Houtbay, Campsbay and all the way back to the Two Oceans Aquarium where the tour starts.  For more information on the Cape Town City Sightseeing Tours, go to: http://www.citysightseeing.co.za

The nice thing about this tour is that it’s a “hop on, hop off” type tour.  So you can hop off the bus at anyone of the stops to explore the City a bit more and hop onto the next City Sightseeing bus (every 25 minutes there will be a bus) at the bus stop where you jumped off.  This makes it convenient to explore every part of the city.  This can make for a full day of exploring and fun.ImageImageThere is also the Canal Tour which you can do.ImageImageBeautiful Cape Town ImageImageImageYou will see people running or cycling all over town.  Cape Town is full of very active people, running, cycling or walking dogs.ImageImageMount Nelson Hotel against a beautiful backdrop of Table MountainImageImageBeautiful view of Table mountainImageView of the HarbourImageRhodes MemorialImageKirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is one of the stops on the Blue TourImageStopping at the beautiful KirstenboschImageDriving through Constantia and Newlands, so beautiful with all the treesImageWorld of Birds, wonderful place to take the kidsImagePlaying soccer on a Saturday afternoon just outside of Imizamo Yethu townshipImageImizamo Yethu Township on the outskirts of HoutbayImageImageGetting off at Houtbay for some much needed lunch at Mariners WarfImageOne of my favourite restaurantsImageMariners WarfImageMariners Warf is decorated to give you the feel of being on a shipImageImageImageImageSurfing at Houtbay beach.  The waves are small and calm, so if you’re a biginner, this is perfect for a startImageThe sea is so calm, making paddle surfing so much easierImageSome real African music entertaining us while eating lunch at Mariners WarfImage

Word of the week – Perfunctory

perfunctory

Pronunciation: /pəˈfʌŋ(k)t(ə)ri/
 
Definition of perfunctory

adjective

  • (of an action) carried out without real interest, feeling, or effort:he gave a perfunctory nod

Derivatives

perfunctorily

adverb

perfunctoriness

noun

 

Origin:

late 16th century: from late Latin perfunctorius ‘careless’, from Latin perfunct- ‘done with, discharged’, from the verbperfungi