Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I always say to new sparkers that 'once in a while' won't hurt as long as it is really once in a while. I really believe that some days there will be fast food and no exercise, and it all happens. So, today I had a once in a while day.
It started at breakfast when I poured my cereal, open my yogurt and discovered that the yogurt (purchased yesterday) was so runny it looked like milk. I could have had toast, but between that, and my fringe not behaving, and a short discussion about the state of my relationship with my boyfriend I sort of threw my hands up and decided I'd grab a bagel from McDonalds when I got my coffee. One of those mornings. Luckily I had a course today, so I got a sleep in, which was the bright spot in my morning!
Lunch was sushi, grabbed before I headed back to school. I had already prearranged it with myself, so I could go straight to my course without heading into work to put my lunch in the fridge. I did take fruit for my snacks, though.
Now I have a case of the Can't - be - f***eds, and mum has suggested Indian, so I'm gonna run with it.
Later I am meeting 2 girlfriends for dessert.
Luckily these days don't happen often. I am usually all prepared for a good breakfast, I take my healthy lunch to school, I cook a good dinner and I don't go out for dessert often at all. Maybe twice this year?
No exercise because I'm still on a cardio ban. Weights only until I am better, and I did weights yesterday.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Now don't worry, I'm not dying. I DID, however, injure myself at the gym tonight. Slightly. I may be over reacting, since I'm not getting any sympathy around here. When I was unloading my 20kg (dust off the shoulders...) plates off the leg press machine to put them back where they live I caught a bit of skin on my hand between 2 of the 20kg plates. It actually really hurt. There was swearing at the time and now there is slight bruising. It is the most silly and pathetic injury in the whole wide world, but it hurt!
Anyway, moving on....
So I made it to the gym today. Some coughing, but I managed. I need to add weight to my bench press and my military press next time. I decreased the counter weight for my triceps dips today, and went to 40kg on the leg press. Moving on up!
Can I just say that I love my gym and the staff? They are awesome. The receptionist is so sweet. Well, they both are. We were chatting at the counter today, and when she was walking through the gym she kept popping over to see me. Not in a bothersome way, most probably because she was bored. She never interrupted me and I thought she was being sweet. Also, the advertisement for the new classes needs the Miss Bubble correcting pen taken to it, and when I pointed it out to my trainer he was really receptive about it. He was joking around with me about it being an occupational hazard, me finding spelling/grammar faults. I told him the revised copy had to be on my desk in the morning for marking!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Instead of my favourite Sunday routine of running to the gym, doing my weights and then walking home I opted to drive to the gym, do my weights and then drive back. Much better idea for today!
I felt fine doing my weights. A little coughing still, but since the gym is nearly empty on a Sunday I wasn't bothering anyone. AND The receptionist commented on my weight loss! That was nice. I am enjoying my new weights routine, since it gives me lots of variety.
Had a nice, healthy lunch when I got home. Chicken and salad pita pocket with 2 tangelos on the side. YUM!
And that is my day! I am planning on doing some more relaxing and then diving into some planning for next week. Sunday afternoon always comes too quickly on the weekend.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
No blog yesterday? Well, there was nothing much to report. I had a good nights sleep. I discovered a good sleeping position that meant minimal coughing and nose leakage (sorry!)
Since on Thursday I was sent home at 3pm and told not to come back until Monday, I had arranged a reliever to look after my babies for the day. I watched bad tv for most of the morning and went to the doctor. Diagnosis of hay fever that turned into a sinus and chest infection. That explains why I didn't feel that bad this week; It was only hay fever until the infection kicked in. I am on broad, strong, antibiotics for 10 days and steroids for 10 days. The steroids aren't too strong, so I'm not expecting a gain, but I may not lose anymore until I am off them.
After the doctor I had a naughty lunch from the bakery. I wanted a cream donut and I was gonna have one. Then I slept for 4 hours. I woke up, relocated to mums bed (she gets more channels on her TV) and watched TV and dozed for another couple of hours. I was so sick I just wanted to sleep so I didn't have to deal with feeling so terrible. My plan was to sleep until I was better.
I was supposed to take my boyfriend our for his birthday dinner, but I was so sick he offered to pick up burgers. I opted for the grilled chicken tenders and chips as a slightly better option.
Even after all that napping I was still ready for bed at 9.30pm. I managed to stay awake until nearly 11, since there was something on that I really wanted to watch, but I was napping in the ads. I still slept all night, and didn't wake up until the boyfriends alarm went off around 8am.
So, that was my sick day.
Today I am feeling much better. I'm still snotty and coughing but not as much as I have been. It is the boyfriends birthday, so I picked up his birthday cupcake and surprised him at work. I picked up a mini cupcake for myself (they are 2 bites, 1 if you're really keen) and they gave me 1 extra for free, so I had a little treat today! We went out for lunch, visited his parents and then came home to watch some TV and have a quiet afternoon. He is off out with the boys tonight, and it sounds suitably boring and geeky, so I'm staying home. Quiet night with mum, which is just what I need.
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