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Going up, going down

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It’s been a very up and down sort of a month which went a bit like this:

Pre-October: ‘OMG I’m utterly wiped out and exhausted. No energy to workout, just get through the week to my holiday and all will be well.’

October week 1: ‘Ooh, isn’t Copenhagen pretty? Shame that I’m too tired to really appreciate it and missing my boyfriend something rotten, but it’s good to get a mental break.’

October week 2: ‘Wow, loving spending a whole week with the man in Somerset. Just relaxation and checking that it really is a good idea to move in together in February. Yep, it most certainly is!’

October week 3: ‘Oh well, back to work. And working out is proving really difficult but I’ve had two gym sessions so it’s a start. I can do this.’

October week 4: ‘A week with plenty of spare time to focus on me. Some good gym sessions and good eating. I remember what feeling fit and healthy feels like again. Bring it on!’

This Monday morning: ‘I’m going to go to try this great body pump class at 7am Monday morning. What a way to start the week!...Oh, but first I’m going to swing my leg around to warm up and bring it smashing VERY HARD down on the side of the bed. Is it actually broken? Not sure, but I can get to the class at least…Class was GREAT! Bring it on next Monday! Oh, but I can’t really walk. I’ll work at home today and rest up, my foot will be fine.

This Tuesday morning: ‘Hmm, my toe’s a bit grey and I can’t walk on it at all. NHS Direct says go to the hospital. Immediately. For fear of the toe falling off. But guess what, I now have a lovely boyfriend to take me there and look after me. Yay!...And yay that the xray says nothing is broken! Nurse says to stay at home and take anti-inflammatories for a few days. Ok, I can deal with that, just call a taxi to get us home…BOOM! (Sound of me falling over and banging my back against the taxi wheel)…Hmm, no, that massive bruise on my back means I really can’t walk…Yep, I’ll definitely be resting up for a few days…Bother (and other swear words), I was so getting back into exercise and now I have to rest??

So you see I am now semi-invalided and desperately hoping I can keep my motivation up until I can exercise again (hopefully by next Monday’s body pump class). Also trying to curb the rubbish eating, it would be so easy right now to simply get takeaways. P is going to come over and cook for me on Thursday and Friday and made sure I had plenty of snacks in easy reach before he left yesterday, so I’m being taken good care of.

Just can’t believe the timing!
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    LOL @ swinging your leg around! Whoops!!!
    Oh my Lord Jo - Getting to the part about you falling over!!! Ahh if you didn't laugh you would cry! What the heck was with that bout of bad buttery (slipppy~!) luck?! Bless you!

    I'm sorry it's taken me so long to read this. It's taking me ages to do ANY-THING lately. Ugh. I miss Sparking with people. It's only my own fault though.

    How are you doing now? I hope the toe AND back are much better... I hope you got your proper rest in! x

    This blog was hilarious, by the way. :-x
    2015 days ago
    Remember what Frankie Howard use to say "don't mock the afflicted"

    Sorry I had to laugh at your story.

    At least things can only get better. Where have I heard that before.

    2028 days ago
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