Friday, June 26, 2009

no swimming this week

Decided to give swimming a miss this week as I'm progressively getting more and more reaction to the chlorine! Damn! I've been really enjoying the experience lately! Instead I did a manic aerobic class this morning. It was so fast and even the warm up was way over the top. Everybody was going left right and centre and although the choreography wasn't all that difficult to follow some of the ladies took up half the room as they whizzed back and forward and to the sides! Surely there must be some sort of 'cardio ettiquette'?? if there is they certainly didn;t show it! With only about 10 mins to go we had to do shuttle runs (which were ok) then step ups on the stage ( hasn't she ever heard about dodgy knees?) and burpees ( no- my head def does not like to be upsidedown after I've been running and dodging every one else!) at that stage I gave up and cooled down and stretched in the very serene weights room. Phew- at least I survived- I did have my doubts!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

6 weeks to go

6 weeks until we go up north on holiday. 6 weeks to shed some of that winter covering and 6 weeks to grow some shape and muscle. Yep!! I can do it! watch me!!! lol

Saturday, June 20, 2009

This was part of a present my exercise buddy gave me today. It took while but now I get it. If I eat all the Liquorice Allsorts then I'll get a body like that!!! Simple! Don't know why it took me so long to figure out what it all meant!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!!

Had a fantastic time at gym this morning. Did Kerryn's 'Crazy Assed Cardio Session' and then hubby was showing me how he could use the chin up bar to stretch...well I couldn't resist it!!! I know I can do at least 2 chin ups with a great struggle but it's been a while since I tried. I got out 3 really good ones with more left in the tank had I been inclined!! lol I'm a great one for making sure I don't over do it! I felt so strong and able- it was great!!! Now I know that effort will seem very minor to many people out there- but I was mega pleased with what I did and knowing I could have done more! ummm........I'm now going to ignore my rather stiff neck and look onward and upward! lol

Monday, June 15, 2009

A whole glorious afternoon

Does anyone else ever come to the end of a very rare and glorious 'Free' afternoon and realise that they have majorly procrastinated the whole time and have achieved nothing????? Grrrrrrr!!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My past few days

Well....referring back to my previous post I reckon I've put that saying to the test and proved it absolutely correct. I've failed to plan and have most definitely and delighfully 'failed'. After reading Kek's blog and reviewing my past few days I think I have the ammunition to drag myself out of the gutter and start the slow climb upwards! lol- it's not actually as bad as all that- but improvement is definitely needed. When I next write on here I'm going to report a much better few days!

Monday, June 08, 2009

My mantra

A saying has been popping into my head lately- I think Kerryn quoted it recently and I've seen it else where- 'If you fail to plan, you plan to fail'. I think there's a major message in there for me- I know I keep getting caught out foodwise and the only thing to do is to plan ahead. I'm way out of control at the moment although today has been a much better day. Last night I had the munchies and made a slice- fatal!!! Today I sliced it up for hubby to take to the girls at work- I need to get it out of the house! So- I aim to plan for the next few days at least. Exercise is fine- I love that part- it's just the eating that needs reining in. I'm not overweight but I don't think my diet is at all healthy. I'll see how much improvement I can make!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Long weekend bliss

Don't you just love long weekends? Thankyou Lizzie and happy birthday! Haven't done a lot today but then I've still got two more days! Yaaahhh!!. Went out for a run this morning but a headache sidelined me and I ended up only walking. Didn't go to gym for the same reason. 2 panadol and 2 sinutabs later and I'm floating with no headache! lol. Going dancing tonight and then hopefully bikeriding, gym, run and walking on the rest of the weekend. I'm getting back into it after having a sore back for a couple of weeks. My foot isn't an issue anymore. It's still there but in the whole scheme of things it doesn't bother me much. If it gets sore after a run it seems to settle down in a day or so. Now looking forward to going away at the end of July. That should be my motivation. Hope everyone else who is in a 'long weekend ' state has a great 3 days break

Thursday, June 04, 2009

birthday Week!

This is the way to celebrate those milestones- celebrate ALL week!! Monday was a lovely day. During my 50's class one of the members leapt up on stage and rammed a 'birthday hat' ( felt with felt b'day candles on it!) on my head. Thus I did the whole class with candles flopping around me- hard to take someone seriously like that! Then the class and staff sang happy birthday when we had finished and about to enjoy our coffee. That evening was dinner out with our son, daughter-in-law and 2 granddaughters. Tues- dinner out with other family, Thurs- afternoon tea with friends, tomorrow- morning tea with sisters! lol- now I feel ancient!!