Saturday, May 30, 2009

R & R

This is about as strenuous as the weekend got! First I took out time to 'smell the roses' and then had to sit down to recover!! lol. We had a lovely weekend and as you can see- the weather was perfect. I did run and walk but compensated with lots of coffees and snoozes in the car. What more could you want??

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

So good- I'm doing it twice!

I'm actually away again this weekend- but this time it has been planned for a little while. My birthday on Monday so we're celebrating by going away Thurs, Friday and Sat nights. This time to Wangaratta- which is still Vic. Basically there isn't much to do up there which is why it's one of my more favourite places!
I can't quite get my head around the fact that I'm going to be 57 on Monday. It just seems unreal and sounds so old- and yet I don't think I feel any different to 20 years ago! 60 is staring me in the face! lol. I really don't mind and anyway there's not much I can do about it anyway. I'm fitter and stronger than I was 20 years ago. I've got more wrinkles and some grey hair- but I guess it aint going to get any better so I'd better be thankful for what I've got now!
I'll make sure I have some pics of our weekend- lol- of us doing 'nothing'!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Just what the doctors ordered!

I took drs Kerryn and Selina's advice and took a day holiday to north vic ( Echuca) Sat night. Did me the power of good, girls! Feel terrific now. It could be because Monday was a much better day than the previous Monday, but I like to think it was because of the good advice I got- and took!
I chose swimming over a gym/weights workout today - cos of my sore back. Had a massage this afternoon and now feel like a million bucks! However I MUCH prefer the weights to water- I can actually breathe when doing weights, unlike when I'm trying to swim. I look at other people swimming and they seem to do it so easily. I gasp and struggle, feel like my legs are about to drop off and as though my chest is about to cave in. ( no- I'm actually NOT exagerating!) Any body got any useful tips to make this any easier? I use flippers - so already I cheat. I'm not trying to break any records I just would like to swim without the struggle.

Friday, May 22, 2009

keep trying

does this look better? No imagination needed- just choose a template!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Onward and upward!

Just wrote a post and deleted it- what a moaner I sounded! lol. Got an aching back ( maybe from yoga??) and I think that, combined with thinking 'I'm 'over' work has made the past two weeks not as enjoyable as ususal. However!! the weekend is nearly here, next week is another challenge and adventure and I'm not going to moan any more! Exercise this week has been somewhat spasmodic but with a sore back it's probably not a bad idea not to go too hard at it. Getting a massage tomorrow- can't wait! I'm loving my 50's groups at the gyms - they are such a nice group of people- very appreciative and enthusiastic. Lots of good stuff going on here!

Got told and obeyed!

well- I got told and so I did as I was told and changed the colour of this blog! Is this any better deb???

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Got bored and decided a colour change was in order!

Where does the time go?

It's almost been a whole week since I blogged. Where does the time go? I'm finding the weeks are just flying by- does anyone else feel that or is it just me? I've had some good but splintered workouts this week- just trying to fit it in when I can hence I get bits and pieces done in rapid time. I might go swimming tomorrow but at the moment I'm so tired the thought of a bit longer in bed is very attractive! Taking my mother in law to hosp. appointments tomorrow and that is always a big day. Last week it was going to the eye specialist!. She was 90 last week and doing really well. The weekend is almost here and I think what I would like most to do is SLEEP! I think somewhere this week I must have missed out! lol

Friday, May 08, 2009

At the gym this morning trying out Kerryn's 'crazy assed cardio session' and LOVIN' it!! I did actually survive but not only that I really enjoyed the challenge. I adapted bits but not too much. I'll definitely do it again. I have written similar programs ( prob not quite so tough) for a few clients but haven't used them as part of my own workout. It made a great change as a cardio workout as I get really bored with the bike or treadmill.
After this I went for a swim which I haven't done for a few weeks. It was really awesome. I swam well ( well- it was good for me!) and after felt very relaxed and fit. I love this feeling! So thanks Kerryn for the program and setting up a challenge that I just needed!.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

A makeover needed

Has anyone been watching-'ten years younger in ten days' on telly? I've seen 2 episodes and now I think I'm in need of a makeover! A new hairstyle and outlook would be wonderful. I'm actually being partly serious here- I'm like the couple tonight- haven't changed my hairstyle in 30 years-lol. There's only so much you can do with hair like mine!!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

A good Week

Had a great week! Started at a new over 50's class at another gym. This is a class that has been going for some time with the same trainer and getting good numbers. I was rather apprehensive because I'd hate to take something that worked and mess it up! However the class was lovely and seemed to enjoy doing some different things. I guess the next time will be 'crunch' time! What if nobody turns up???? lol

Got my mojo back a bit- did a bit more exercise this week although nothing like I had been doing. Time seems to be the issue but I know that is really just an excuse. Found these in my travels through priceline- lol- and somehow they found their way into my bag and then into my tummy! I need to repeat over and over again- "I will NEVER buy these again'!