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Change of plans

Thursday, August 04, 2011

I toddled off to the gym like a good girl this morning. And the boxing class I intended on going to was full. There was no room at the inn. And everyone already had a partner, which would have left me with the instructor, which I hate. So I changed my plans. I went to the gym (icky) and had a rather nice run on the treadmill. I did 2 minutes walking, 2 minutes running x5, plus a couple of minutes on either side to warm up and cool down. I finished 2.8K in 30 minutes, which I thought was rather good. It ended up being an OK workout, and something is definatly better than nothing!!

Plans for the day include a shower ( yeah, I blog while smelly) and a whole lotta study! Gotta get these assignments done!

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CARLA-216 8/5/2011 2:56PM

    Great job getting a good workout in despite the inn being full! That is determination!

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TINKSMOM1 8/5/2011 8:54AM

    I am a big believer in something is better than nothing! If I can only squeeze in 15 min, I am super duper thrilled! So you did awesome in my book! Way to go! emoticon

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MOMTO2TOO 8/4/2011 8:54PM

    Yay for you for being flexible and positive and . . . smelly! You're better sweaty than not, right?

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KWRIGHT26 8/4/2011 8:47PM

    I'm smelly right now too, having stood outside in the Florida sun to rinse hot, sweaty horses. Then I came inside, wiped the worst of it off, and had myself a nice upperbody workout and some crunches. Apparently I also blog and reek simultanously.

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ANAJAK 8/4/2011 8:41PM

    YEA for good workout and smelly blogs!! We shall do good work today - yes we shall!! emoticon emoticon

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Goals for today

Monday, August 01, 2011

I set myself mini daily goals all the time, but I thought I would write them down today!

- Exercise, even if it is just a walk around the block. It will clear my head!
- Visit Grandad
- Finish maths assignment. 500 words to go, I can do it!
- Make a very good start on PPA&E assignment. I want it finished by Saturday!
- Eat well. Snack well. Pretty much, watch what I put in my mouth.
- Shower. I am having an all day study day today, and I sometimes forget to shower...

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ANAJAK 8/2/2011 4:05PM

    HEHE Shower on study days I hear ya...

You can do it!!!

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I got my ass to the gym!!!!!!!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Oh yes I did.

I went to boxing class and was welcomed back by the instructor. And I welcomed I mean he said "Oh, whatsyername! Where the hell have you been!?". I translated to "Oh we missed your smiling face in class."

I took it fairly easy since it was my first class in a few coughsixcough weeks. I kinda treated it like my first class. I paced myself and didn't push too hard, but had a good workout. I was dripping with sweat by the end!

Eating was bad today. Lack of organisation on my part, so I own it. I had breakfast, but morning tea was a coffee and a cookie, and lunch was a few of my friends hot chips. Afternoon snack and dinner were better, and I am having dessert tonight.

Wish me luck tomorrow. I want to finish assignment, visit my grandad and go to the gym/a run!

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BARCLE 8/1/2011 2:59PM

    emoticon I joined a gym a couple of weeks ago and it rocks~!! I am SO ready for Auckland in October emoticon

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CARLA-216 8/1/2011 12:06PM

    Hurray for getting to the boxing class!
Hope tomorrow's plans pan out for you.

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BALLERY 8/1/2011 8:53AM

    small steps! good for you ! Keep it up :)

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    Wishing you GREAT LUCK for tomorrow. Best wishes in reaching ALL of your goals.

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August Goals

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Right, July was a write off. With my self imposed week off, my forced week off due to a lung inflamation, my holiday, my boyfriend in hospital and my stressful 2 weeks at uni I think I am forgiven!

August is a new month and I shall ease myself back into the spark lifestyle. Due to all my commitments I won't be exercising 5-6 times per week. 3-4 is more realistic, so that is my aim.


emoticon Boxing once per week
emoticon Spinning once per week
emoticon Rookie 5K your way twice per week
emoticon Track every second day

Thats enough I think.

I start Monday, which happens to be the first of August. Wish me luck!

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CARLA-216 8/1/2011 12:05PM

    3-4 workouts/week is totally respectable!

Nice goals...good luck!

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PUFFPASTRY 7/31/2011 2:37AM

    I hear you loud and clear on the accumulation of stress and the need to say "OH, WHATEVER". I am right there with you. I will figure out my August goals after this &$^%ing play is written. Sigh. emoticon

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/30/2011 7:46AM

    These are good goals, and writing them down and sharing with others is a great step towards meeting them. Good Luck!

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Baby, it's cold outside

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It is snowing over like 75% of the country. Not in Auckland though, its just colder than a witches. We got a 'sleety snow shower' in the Waitakere Ranges. NOT GOOD ENOUGH WEATHER! If you are going to make it this cold, I want snow!

So I am stuck under my laptop, which is full of assignments. I am also under a blanket and I have a cat who is sitting as close to me as she can get without being on me. The heater is on, which I hate, but my mother has a fit if she gets home and the heater is off, while I am wearing gloves, a hat and a snowsuit. Saving the environment, y'all.

In all seriousness, I have had a bad 24 hours. I went to see my Grandad (not in hospital!) yesterday. He is only not in hospital because he is stubborn and refused. He is in heart failure. The medication they are giving him is making him sick, so he isn't eating. This man can't weigh more then 45kg as it is, so him not eating is not good. The docs are playing around with his meds to see if they can ease the sickness, but the bottom line is that he has to take the medication.

I went over and showed him my holiday photos. He loved them and was telling me about when he was in Rarotonga, 60+ years ago! He asked if they have an airport yet, because they didn't when he was there. It was nice to sit and chat with him for a while, because we don't know how much longer he will be here for me to chat with. I told him that I want to get married next year and he better live long enough for that. He laughed and said he would try his best.

I am glad that I am 22, so I am old enough to appriciate the time I have left with him. My Poppa died when I was 12, so I didn't get the kind of quality time with him that I am getting with my grandad. Also, my Poppa died very suddenly. Like, my nana went to the store to get a few things and Poppa was alive. She came back and he was dead. Sudden. With Grandad we know that it is going to happen at some point, so we can make the most of the time we have left. That doesn't make it any easier though. I know he is old, but I have been able to tell myself that he is a tough old man, and he will be fine. Just last night my mum gave me a reality check about how long he actually has left, and I now have to start facing facts, and that is really hard.

Anyways, sorry that got all dark and deep, but its how I'm feeling right now.

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CARLA-216 8/1/2011 12:04PM

    So sorry to hear of your Grandad's declining health.

Ahh, being cold (but not tooooo cold) would be so nice right now! It has been very hot here in North Carolina for over two weeks now.

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KWRIGHT26 7/26/2011 10:01AM

    It's 104 here in Florida. It's okay right now because it's dark and cloudy and threatening rain, but without the clouds and with the humidity, the only creatures fit to be out are the mosquitoes.

I'm glad you're getting to appreciate time with your grandad. Don't apologize for blogging about rough stuff. If we all blogged about nothing but happy happy joy joy fun positive wonderful sunny things, this wouldn't be a support blog. I'm glad to hear he enjoyed your pictures, too! I'm going to have to find this place on a map. I have a purely American sense of geography, that is to say, none at all.

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SLIMMERKIWI 7/26/2011 4:38AM

    It's felt like snow north of Auckland, too, but didn't get any. I DO remember quite a few years ago it snowed in the Kaipara Hills out of Warkworth, and in the hills around Maungaturoto - out from the Brynderwyns. I have just finished putting an extra blanket on my bed - I was freezing this a.m. and so was hubby. I have seen him walk in the snow bare footed and with shorts and a tee shirt on and not feel the cold, and bitched at me because I was freezing!

I'm sorry to hear about your grandad. Unfortunately the only guaranteed thing in life once we are born, is that we will die. It sounds like your Grandad has had a fairly long life, and believe me, the elderly often accept what will eventually happen far more easily that a young person. I was a caregiver for the elderly and terminally ill, and noticed this on many occasions.

Take care,

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EUPHRATES 7/26/2011 3:36AM

    I know it probably sounds weird, but THANK you for blogging about the snow. :) We're having such a heat wave in the states, it's been unbearably hot...and your blog cooled me off. :)

Glad you got some good quality time with your Granddad - cherish it!

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