Saturday, 12 May 2012

Saturday Chit Chat

Bit late but never mind.  So exercise wise I'm playing catch up due to a very busy week. As you know it was buddy's birthday Monday, clearing up and shopping Tuesday, visiting my friend Wednesday, visiting a different friend Thursday and baking a cake for my step-daughter Friday.  So I've managed 3 x workouts thus far. Not bad. The Biggest Loser on Thursday and Friday and the Wii dance today. 

My first giant cupcake - chocolate with chocolate fudge filling.  Wanted it to look like a cupcake. Piping was okay but have weak wrists!
I have to say I am getting fitter.  I can now do about 15 burpees in one minute - it is knackering but when I started it I could barely complete a couple. I can also hold the 'dolphin plank' position for 30 seconds before collapsing to the floor. Now this may sound pathetic to all you fitness buffs and it probably is but, once again, I couldn't do this for love nor money when I started. I am working up to being able to do it for the full one minute. I've had 3 c-sections too so stomach muscles aren't my speciality. I can also do the sprint starts fairly comfortably. All progress. 

I have not attempted another 'run' due to weather conditions. It has been raining a lot in the UK.  I am not a hard core runner. I am a very amateur reluctant jogger so weather does stop play for me. That being said I am going to attempt to 'run' around the block tomorrow maybe twice if I'm feeling adventurous. 

Food wise its been hit and miss. I need to write the food down. It keeps me on track and focused as does writing blog posts. I accept that realistically no one is going to write down what they eat on a day to day basis but for the purposes of losing weight its essential. A pain but an essential pain. When I write my food diary properly I lose weight in that week. I feel I've wasted a week, no, I have wasted a week.  I doubt I'll lose on Monday.

My 48 year old rebel husbands idea of 'patriotic!"

On to other matters. We had an invitation to a 50th today. That's what happens when you marry someone 10 years older - you get lots of invites to 50/60th parties! Anyhow its fancy dress. God I hate fancy dress. Dressing up is for children not for adults.  Here's a thought - throw a party and ask people to wear what's in their wardrobe. I was planning on wearing a floaty summer dress I wore to my sisters wedding back in 2005.  Its only had a couple of outings as normally I get pregnant, get fat and I can't get into it.  The theme will be based on the Jubilee and being patriotic. Being the 48 year old rebel that is my husband he wants to go as a punk wearing the 'God save the Queen' (by The Sex Pistols) T-shirt.  I suppose I should go as one too - would look a bit daft if I go dressed as queen or something.  Still, least it saves the hassle of having to fit into a dress.  He did seem to think I'd get into a Union Flag dress much like Geri Halliwell wore at the Brit awards. Pah ha ha is all I have to say about that.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Well done with the exercise, good catch up. I need to google a burpee now!

    Yep a reminder for me to get back to writing the food down too. Meal plnaning again next Monday me thinks. Mich x

  2. Hiya asides from doing one after a big meal its where you bring your legs in and out then jump up. Is a killer! Food writing is a pain but needs to be done xx