Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ho Hum....

I think I've got a case of 'bloggers block'! Don't seem to get around to writing on here much lately. That's not to say not much is going on- cos it is!. We've helped our son and his family move house- phew!!! A couple of days later I noticed that I was covered in bruises at the tops of my legs- can only put that down to bumping away with carrying in all the stuff they had! I think I've done my years worth of cleaning too!
We were away at the weekend- went to country victoria - Wangarrata. It poured and poured and was incredibly cold. Can't complain though- the rain is so welcome- it's very dry up there.
My working out and exercise has been a real struggle these past two weeks. I've had no incentive or motivation to do anything!! I MADE myself do the cycle class on Wednesday but wimped out of any workout for the rest of the week. On the weekend I did run and walk and had a makeshift sort of workout with those resistance bands ( which I think are next to useless! lol) However- this week is a new one- and hopefully I'll face it with renewed vigour! I did tentatively get on the scales on Thurs and they were very kind although I'm not sure why- after no exercise and plenty of bad choices- my weight and body fat were both less than the previous time. No rhyme or reason for that.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I've just been looking over my older posts and realised that when I started blogging I was whinging mightily about all the injuries I had. After working at the gym for 2 years and working out far more consistently I am far less injury prone. The only real problem ( and that is rapidly diminishing) is my foot. Other than that I feel fit and strong in my body- so if that isn't an incentive to keep it up and an advertisment for regular working out - then I don't know what is!

No Voice!

No Voice = No work but it does mean I got to finish my tax return!! And I found time to go to TAFE and do some photocopying without the rush of the class about to begine, and it meant I could actually do some more 'in depth' cleaning and tidying yesterday, and it means I had a decent lunch instead of cake and coffee at a shopping centre! lol- in lots of ways this 'no voice' has some major benefits! On the other hand - it's not much fun coughing one's lungs out or squeaking to people who then find this a bit of a chuckle!! It's also not much fun feeling tired and headachy. I'm having a bit of a 'princess whinge'- I hate feeling NQR!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Hope everyone had a good Easter. Went to church this morning , followed by a bike ride up to Warburton which was absolutely beautiful. I need to extend my kms on my bike as I always feel as though I can do more. The ride we go on is only about 19km so there is plenty more I can ride!

Tomorrow I'm hoping to go for a run and then to the gym to pump some iron. I've been feeling quite restless as I haven't run or walked at all this week. No excuses, no reasons- I just haven't!! lol

Our son's birthday tomorrow- he'll be 31. Wow- can't quite get over the fact that he's that old!

These are a couple of my most favourite pics. I love the one of them sitting up in bed 'eating shoast'!! They look so devilish!! ahhhh- them's were the days!

Friday, April 10, 2009

feeling good!

I'm still on a high after the run on Sunday! I feel just great. I've recovered nicely and my foot has been really good. I took 2 neurofen plus the 2 days before and 1 on the day after the run. They work well with me, but now, 5 days later, my foot still feels good. Not perfect , but good! Hoping to do some bike riding this weekend. It feels ages since I had a ride and I just love my 'magic bike' ( named that by a friend cos now I've mastered going through those narrow spaces without falling off!! lol. Good to have a few days off although I am working tomorrow- but only til 1pm. Life is going well- I'm happy!!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

More ouchy bits

OUCH- now my upper body has got into the act!!! lol

Ouchy bits

Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! My poor little leggy weggies are having a major protest! Especially when I get up from sitting! Good to know I've put them under some effort!! I nearly wimped out of a workout today it was only cos I know how easy it will be to wimp out on the one after that which drove me to do it! I have a plan! For the past couple of months I;ve worked out 2-3 times a week. Generally an all over workout on two days and more shoulders, abs and balance on the other. I'm planning on doing upper body kill on one day, lower body kill on another and an all over, balancy sort of thing on the 3rd. Today was upper body thrash. lol- more of an upper body whimper! I felt thrashed but it was a weak effort! Still I did as much as I could at that time and can only improve. I like to do several exercises for one body part so today I did dumbell chest press, followed by pushups, followed by dips- then repeat the circuit. I did a light first round as a warm up followed by 2 more punishing one- lol. I struggled! Then it was lat pulldown, one arm row machine, lat pulldown, one arm row machine. Followed all this with abs. I thought I'd be able to do more but at least I did something. Thurs I will deal with the lower half!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

We made it!

YAAAHHH - we made it!! I had the best run I think I've ever done. Finished with plenty more to go. Body held together well and now feeling better than ever! It was lovely running with Catherine- made the time go much faster. I felt so happy just being able to run I'm sure I ran with a silly grin on my face! A real high and still up there! YAAAAAHHH

Friday, April 03, 2009

All going well

Have just booked our flights for the end of July to have our soujourn up to Port Douglas again! Feel so much better having done that- nothing like having something to look forward to! We just need to book accommodation- but who cares? I'll sleep on the beach if I have to! lol
Tomorrow is run for kids. On one hand I'm looking forward to it- on the other- I feel woefully underprepared! I'll let you know what happens. Hopefully I will actually make it to the start this year. Last year there was a real mix up with mobile phones and daylight saving. I've got a battery operated clock so that shouldn't get confused!
Lots and lots of rain down here at the moment- I am glad but I still just love the heat and sun MORE!!!