Wednesday, May 16, 2012
My day yesterday was manic........... took care of alzheimers client whilst husband having eye op, so that was an early start! Then her insulin pen didn't work so had to get another one out of the fridge, then wait for it to be at room temp.............. plus timing with her food, great start to the day. Then someone came to relieve me so I could go the farm,
here's where the fun REALLY starts:
Managing farm shop, blowing an absolute gail, had to cover the plants with sheets that wanted to fly away and take me with them, then the hailstorms started and stopped all play, or so I thought! A huge lorry arrived with a compost delivery for sale and whilst that was being unloaded, a PIG trotted by?!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep I couldn't believe it either lol........... well obviously it had burst itself out of its pen and decided to take a stroll down to the road entrance! The A49!!! (a killer road)
Now this is one MASSIVE LADY PIG lol but we did manage to divert it back into the field where it started frolicing and running wild and having a fine ole time - all I had to do was keep it there, little ole me with a broom stick held horizontal to give me 'biggness' lol.
Whilst owner dealt with the delivery the pig continued happily and getting further into the field which was great............. so I relaxed and kept my eye on the farm shop etc, but when I looked back that blasted pig was heading towards me at full gallop (yep, it was a gallop) with is head and ears being thrown about in delight, which is great, but at me - Heeelllp!!!!
There was NO way I was going to be able to stop this pig.............. was there? Well my farming experiences are few, but I decided to plod as fast as I could towards this pig, weilding my horizontal broom and yelling - and that pig just stopped in surprise - as did I lol!
How triumphant was I.............. until I saw where it was head towards, its pen alright, but via a HUGE pig/hen dung heap! I couldn't believe this................. and yes it was having a wonderful time rolling and nuzzling and jumping about - but the smell - urgh, so I just backed off, and just in time, cause it decided to shake itself like a dog and spray muck everywhere - you should have seen me stagger back as fast as I could - but that was it - Ray could deal with the rest, I wasn't going any nearer!!!
I now understand fully the expression: 'Happy as a pig in Muck' (polite version lol)
Just in case you wondered what I'd been up to lol
The last time this pig escaped it did get into the farm shop first, pinched two loaves of bread in bags, carried in mouth and on got onto the road - a friendly local van driver rescued and returned her and she quite happily trotted back into the field still with the bread dangling from her mouth - she's obviously a great escape artist!!
Thursday, March 01, 2012
As per the A Better Me Team.
During this month I want to have achieved at least 4 Hikes, hopefully more. Still re-energising after having the flu - so taking it easy for the first few days.
Day 1 = Abs & Tummy workout = DONE: 100 Crunches
Day 2 =Upper Body Workout = DONE: 10 mins + 30 squats
Day 3 (Sat) = Hike or Walk + Squats, Crunches
Day 4 (Sun) = 10,000 steps at least + Cardio
Day 5 = Abs & Tummy workout
Day 6 = Upper Body Workout/10,000 steps or hike
Day 7 = Lower Body Workout
Day 8 = Full Body Workout
Day 9, 10, 11 = Weekend Away - Use of Hotel Gym!
Day 12 = Abs & Tummy Workout
Day 13 = Upper Body Workout
Day 14 = Lower Body Workout/ 10,000 steps
Day 15 = Full Body Workout
Day 16 = 10,000 steps walk +
Day 17 (Sat) = Hike
Day 18 (Sun) = Hike
Day 19 = Day off work - As much walking and exercise as I can!
Day 20 = 10,000 steps walk +
Day 21 = Abs & Tummy Workout
Day 22 = Upper Body Workout
Day 23 = Full Body Workout
Day 24 = Hike
Day 25 = Out to Lunch - Eat Healthy + Abs & Tummy Workout
Day 26 = Day off work - As much walking and exercise as I can!
Day 27 = Hike/10,000 steps walk +
Day 28 = Upper Body Workout
Day 29 = Abs & Tummy Workout
Day 30 = Full Body Workout
Day 31 (Sat) = Hike
The above is the minimum I will aim for - hikes are obviously weather permitting but will try an alternative if these cant be achieved. All written down in my diary - which acts as my brain and memory!
I'll come back to this blog on a regular basis to comment beside each day about my achievements - so this can also be my record keeping for March.
Thanks Team - I don't just want weight loss I want inch loss so I can get my black leather trousers to do up again - need to lose 2 inches to be comfortable lol!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The 'Magic Pill' was no different than everything I had to do through sparks, so cancelled that programme and saved some pennies! So back to the grindstone!
This is something I found a long time ago and although its a bit of fun, there's many a true word spoken in jest:
NOAH'S ARK: Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark:
1) Don't miss the boat.
2) Remember that we are all in the same boat.
3)Plan Ahead, it was raining when Noah built the Ark.
4) Stay fit, when you are 600 yrs old, someone may ask you to do something really big!.
5) Don't listen to critics, just do the job that needs to be done.
6) Build your future on high ground.
7) For safety, travel in pairs.
8) Speed isn't always an advantage, The snails were on-board with the cheetahs.
9) When you are stressed, float awhile
10) Remember, the ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals!
11) No matter the storm, there is always a rainbow waiting............
Hope you all had a Happy Valentine and are now behaving yourself before the temptations of Easter arrive lol !
Love Mandy x
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