Friday, 2 June 2017

Taking stock : Outward Bound

It's been a while and I'm today I'm taking stock ...

Making : Soup - Pumpkin is my favourite.
Cooking : just DIVINE Banana and Walnut Bread
Drinking : Copious cups of tea because I'm going wine free Mon to Friday 5pm wine o clock.
Reading: Jackie French's To Love a Sunburnt Country 
Wanting: Rissotto for dinner - but it's not happening.
Looking: Endlessly for missing school uniform items and soccer gear.Every. Damn.Day.
Playing: with Fidget spinners
Wasting: Time
Sewing: Up Holes in the sleeping bag
Wishing: Someone would come and do my sewing
Enjoying: Winter sunshine in Cloud 9 hanging chair
Waiting: For Outward Bound Women of Courage 
Liking: Starting potential new friendships with other families who have the same genetic disorder as I do - Family support group
Wondering: Why I didn't do it earlier
Loving: Balance and bodyawareness exercises.
Hoping: It's not too cold in Canberra next week for the Outward Bound 'Women of Courage' 6 day trek - Namagbi National Park near Canberra ..bbrrrrr
Marvelling: That almost 5yrs has passed since my Breast Cancer diagnosis.
Needing: A holiday ... we booked a Cruise for November.
Listening: To Outlander series on audible audio books.
Wearing: gym gear with hiking boots because it reminds me to keep moving.
Following: 6 Exercises everyone must do
Noticing: More grey hairs
Knowing: if I want I have to go faster - I must 25 ways to run faster - 
Thinking: I might go for another walk.
Bookmarking: 24 diagrams that make healthy eating easy
Opening: Wine in 3 hrs
Feeling: Pain from group classes at the gym.
Giggling: A mother's justice

Taking Stock is Thanks to Pip at Meet Me at Mikes.

Sunday, 2 April 2017


Must stop sabotaging myself !

Can you believe two choc hot cross buns (not even hot nor toasted) when I got home from shopping and a sausage sandwich,1/2 can coke from Bunnings before that !

I was volunteering at the time for the Scouts. I hardly ever drink Coke.

My goals this week are 
  1. Eat healthy for the day week rather than just till lunch time. 
  2. Make time to get out for a couple of early morning runs again - including a fabulous opportunity to train with Jane Fardell in our local women's running group.
  3. Stretch
  4. My ongoing 30 burpees a day
  5. Cycling three times (including the She Rides session Monday)
  6. Finish Get started at least ... all our 2016 tax returns (two personal /farm and our Business)
  7. Book a Cruise
  8. Circumstances conspired with my son having an eye injury and being off school almost 3 weeks - so I missed my usual group gym classes. No more excuses, back to it this week.
  9. No Facebook after 9pm
  10. In bed by 10pm (with reading time)
Update : Day 2/30 = 60 Burpees in the tank (very slow and with rest breaks)

Saturday, 1 April 2017


I'm putting it out here , or there , whatever.
It's not an April Fool's joke.
Adding a few new routine to my arsenal of weapons to fat blast and improve my strength.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts.

30 Burpees a day for 30 days.

Plus those other flab four exercises as I see Fit.
Pun intended.
It will take me a few weeks days to complete 3 sets of 10 Burpees with only a 1 min break or do as many as I can in 1 min.

Inspired by this story in Runner's World about 30 Burpees a day for 15 days I knew I'd need longer.
No matter - I have to start somewhere.

Dragon boat paddling goes from 3 x a week back to Sunday only as daylight savings ends.

Loving my new bike, it's been a long time since Australian Bicentennial bike ride.

I started a She Rides bike confidence course 2 weeks ago , so bike riding is a new - old thing. The course goes for 8 weeks or so . I already knew a few other participants. Hopefully, we'll be able to get together for riding adventures.

Does Your Bike Have a Name ?

I think I'll call her Wanda.

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