Sunday, February 22, 2009


Hi all,

Just a quick note. I did go swimming. Shaved down (big mistake) and ended up walking my laps instead of swimming. Still it's a start.

In other news, today I realised how great I felt after exercising. Granted I still feel rubbish whilst I'm exercising but I'm improving. Took hubby and bubby on a long walk. Bub's went to sleep and I'm feeling pretty good. Now how to achieve this on a regular basis........

Monday, February 16, 2009

Pro's & Con's

Hello again.

I'm contemplating taking up a membership at the local pool around the corner from me. Every since I was a little kid, I've been a water baby but this has dropped off in more recent times. I love swimming. I would regularly swim laps when I was in secondary school even though I considered myself allergic to exercise (given I'm asthmatic I was partially right).

Walking is great too. Except when it's too hot or smokey from the bushfires. (On the bushfires, all friends and family are safe and well.)

So the pool, which has indoor & heated facilities, is looking good. Also, swimming doesn't require me to update my runners and has less impact on the joints. But there will be significant waxing involved. ARGH!!!!! BUT! I felt fitter and found breathing easier when I was swimming (scientifically proven too! I have the data somewhere).

I should also mention here that I have set myself a ridiculous goal of running the 4km mothers day classic. So either way I will need to update the runners. Training was supposed to start last week. This week it will have to be!

In other news. Have been madly cleaning my house. I decided I was sick of the mess in the kitchen and the lounge. It's a bit of a vicious cycle though. I clean, husband and small child make mess. I'm also planning on clearing out at least half my clothes. They either don't fit or don't get worn. This is also so there is less washing to do.

I forgot to mention that in the last four weeks I have lost 2.4kg. Lots more to go.

Monday, February 9, 2009


Here I am again.

I've spent the last two days biting my nails and trying to get information of the bushfires that are raging.

Just after my last post, I found out my home town was threatened by a bush fire. I rang my parents who still live there and they knew nothing about it. This was a little worrying given the fire wasn't far from their back fence. All they could see was dust being stirred up by the gale force winds. Eventually, more information trickled through. Thankfully, no lives were lost and only a handful of homes were burnt.

Not so lucky in other parts of the state. Which is why I've been biting my nails. I realised early on I had friends and family in all the areas on fire. God bless facebook! Most of them were able to leave messages that they were safe, some I only heard from this morning.

Bush fires scare me. I remember Ash Wednesday even though I was only 6 at the time. I also remember driving through NSW in 2001 when Sydney was under threat and there being fires burning on the sides of the highway and it seems like it wasn't that long ago I was scared for my brother when Halls Gap was caught in the fires. The bush fire prevention and preparation ads from my childhood are still crystal in my mind. Benefit of growing up in the country I guess, but they don't show them anymore.

In other news, a gecko has taken up residence in my bedroom. I don't mind as he will eat mozzies. We have named him Aristotle Aloisius, Stoli for short. Stoli was last seen walking towards the window.

My little girl is at care today so it's cleaning day. YUCK! I hate housework.

Catch you later.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Well here I am...

I'm starting this with no intention of telling anyone I'm doing it. Infact, I usually consider reading blogs a lot like reading someone's private journal. Still, here I am.

So about me. Um, I'm a mum to a toddler who is currently throwing a tantrum because her dad didn't let her into the laundry. I'm setting up my own business to run from home. I'm married. I live in the suburbs with two dogs and drive, unfortunately, a 4WD.

What else, oh yeah, I'm currently on a mission to lose about 70 kilos in weight and get fit. So far I've lost just over a kilo in two weeks. It's a little daunting but I really want to get the weight down. This is my third attempt to lose it. The first time I lost 15 kilos and fell pregnant. I wasn't planning on getting pregnant but my little girl is here now. The second time I started was just after I had my little girl. I didn't lose as much and I was kidding myself thinking I was going to be able to look after my little girl, breastfeed, eat properly, exercise . That attempt ended when both my husband and myself had a stint in hospital and I decided I really wasn't in the right mind space.

This time I decided to go back a month before I did. Infact it was just before christmas I decided something had to be done. Technically this is not a new year thing.

I'm also on the path to recovering from post natal depression. This has been a process that has involved so far a years worth of counselling and no drugs yet. I'm looking into alternative therapies first! Apparently, structured eating and regular exercise are recommended for

Anyway, it's hot here today. So I won't be exercising until very late this evening.

That should do for now. My little girl needs a cuddles and a sleep.