Sunday, July 01, 2012
So – 4 days in Barcelona working in 30 degrees C and over on occasions. I know some may envy me but I really hate being too hot and I felt bad all the time I was there – yeah – weedy I know but we Brits are not used to high temperatures and they CERTAINLY don’t agree with me. The upside was that, for me, it was too hot to eat much – or indeed drink the wine that I normally find so hard to resist. On top of that I was walking quite long distances between various schools where I needed to examine the young learners on my timetable - so reduced food intake and decent cardio – clouds and silver linings come to mind.
I’m very happy to be back in cooler English temperatures - and some RAIN I have to add – which is also a pleasure right now – though I guess my pleasure in that will have a limited life!
I resisted jumping on the scales when I got back last night because, even though I suspect they may tell a good tale, July 25th is my next self-appointed weigh-in date and I’m really enjoying thinking less about the scales – leaves me so much time for thinking about more important things. For example - my whole problem of cardio/strength etc. I count myself lucky that there is no reason why I shouldn’t move around as freely as I please and I still have enough flexibility to do a fair range of strength exercises – however, at my age, that won’t last if I don’t find a way to motivate myself to do more than lig around on the couch for far too much of the day if nothing more pressing is on my schedule. Just can’t make the effort to do it for pleasure or because I know it’s good for me.
I have been like a limp rag today – combination of the fact that these trips are always wearing and pressured, a late flight which was also delayed resulting in arriving home well after midnight - and the aftermath of the heat I experienced. So that’s today’s excuse for my time on the couch. Oh yes! I can always find an excuse!! Tomorrow there’ll probably be another – no more feasible than today’s I suspect.