Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Where To From Here

Hi Everyone - we arrived home safely last Thursday night and can't believe that I have been back at work two days already - seems like ages ago that we were away - not only 5 days !!!

We had the best holiday with lots of laughter, lots of 'remember whens' and lots of sights to see.  We did everything we wanted.  We did more than what we planned and, the weather didn't stop us doing anything we wanted to do.  In fact, the weather was fantastic.  We only had one day of rain - the day we drove from Dunedin to Christchurch.  We did have overcast days.  We did have some spats of rain / periods of drizzle but on the whole, I was so pleasantly surprised by how good the weather was after everything that everyone had said about the miserable weather we were going to encounter !!!!

These are some of the amazing flowers we saw in NZ.

All in all a fantastic holiday - well worth every $ we spent.

I am going to blog about it separately and will load the link into this blog for anyone who may be interested in reading what we got up to and seeing the photos (hopefully by the end of the week !!!)

I had planned to get back into eating well and exercising as soon as possible after our holiday.  We ate and drank far too much while we were away and didn't do nearly enough exercise so I was pleasantly surprised when I gingerly stepped onto the scales to find that I had only put on just over 2.5kgs while we were away.  But this, on top of the 3kgs I gained before we left, coupled with the fact that since we got home I have managed to gain another 1.5kgs - means that I am now back in the seriously over weight category and I need to do something about it sooner rather than later.

On the weekend I bought the best Fit Journal from www.ladyjane.com.au - only it turns out I am too scared to commit to writing anything in it.  It has been sitting looking very pretty on my kitchen bench since I brought it home on Saturday morning !!!!  Tonight I got home from work - picked it up and read through it again - and then got so scared about commiting to a plan that I may not be able to stick to, I closed it and put it down again (where it is still sitting now) !!!

Last night K and I took the dogs for a 30 min walk - it felt good to get out.  Tonight I went back to training - it has been 39 days since I last recorded any exercise on https://idonethis.com and I was terrified about how training would go.  It didn't go well - I huffed and puffed my way through the 30 mins and couldn't wait to get home, shower and get my pj's on - after which I sat down with the computer and guzzled slowly ate my way through a packet of Grain Waves (the new chilli and lime flavour is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo nice - but probably not the best option as my dinner !!!!) all the while drinking a couple of cans of Coke !!!!!  OK - maybe I am trying to get the junk food out my system as I ordered L&E for 5 days this week and that gets delivered tomorrow and I will start on Thursday.  Down side - after ordering this, I remembered that we are going to a farewell dinner on Friday night for friends moving to NZ, then we are catching up with friends for breakfast on Sunday and I'll be organising a Father's Day for dinner for A and my Dad.  Bugger - first week on L&E and I am going to have to do my best to make great choices when we are out.

Tonight I have been catching up on blogs - I have had to tick all as read after reading for close on 3 hrs and still having heaps to read - will be doing my best to catch up with everyone as they blog moving forward.  I really felt cut off from my online friends while we were on holiday. 

A is away again tonight.  Last night he spent at the sleep clinic - next Monday we go to get the results and find out exactly what they can do for him (and me) so that he doesn't have to take up sleeping in the lounge on a permanent basis (OK - it is more likely to be me sleeping in the loungeroom because I mostly feel bad when I wake him up because he is snoring - sometimes I don't feel that bad and off he goes !!!)

On Friday he finishes up with the company that he is currently working with.  He is one of the last people still there (mainly because he was on holiday).  Friday is a holiday on the Gold Coast so I am going to have a great day at home - maybe putting our NZ blog together - and then I will pick him up and we will go north of Brisbane to say goodbye to some dear friends who are leaving for NZ.  On Saturday night there is another roller derby on down here and I am hoping to be able to get there - I really enjoyed the last one I went to plus now that I know Carmen and Ames, it won't be quite as nerve wracking going there !!!!  On Sunday we are catching up with friends for breakfast and then we will get together with my folks for Father's Day.  So lots to look forward to on the weekend.  Now I just need to get through this week - busy, busy, busy at work trying to catch up on work from when I was on leave and get things prepared so I am ready for month end next week.  How come month end comes around more often than pay day ????????????????

Well, if anyone is still reading - thank you.  I have missed blogging and the experience of putting fingers to the keyboard !!!

Any tips / ideas for getting back on the exercise wagon will be greatly appreciated - how have you found your mojo in the past ?

Have the best hump day possible.

TFTD : Do your best and surrender the rest.  Tell yourself "I am doing the best I can with what I have in the moment.  That is all I can expect of anyone, including me."


  1. All I can tell you is how I started running back in march and the only thing that helped me was to drive to the beach to go for a run. The scenery and the other people all walking/running/cycling were my motivation. it meant early mornings to get home before Mike went to work but that will be easier soon as the sun comes up earlier and earlier. I'll have to get back into this habit
    I think as my running has dropped off dramatically. so glad to have you home and can not wait to hear
    about the trip and see pix!!

    1. Thanks A - was thinking late last night / this morning of a saying that I read recently "Feel the fear and do it anyway" and I think that is what I need to do - just suck it up and DO IT !
      Well that is my plan for now anyway !
      It's good to be home - thank you ! See you Sunday.

  2. Welcome back. Best of luck with getting back on the wagon. Enjoy the show day holiday, I know I will be visiting one of my best friends who had a baby earlier this week......snuggle time.

    1. Thanks Trudie - ooooh love the smell and feel of new born babies - enjoy !!!
      Have a great day !

  3. Welcome back. I'm so glad you had an awesome holiday and I'm looking forward to reading your NZ blog.

    The only tip I can give you about getting back onto the exercise wagon is - just do it!!
    Have a great long weekend.

    1. Thanks Lee-Anne - that is what I am thinking I need to do - Just. Do. It.
      Will let you know how I go tonight - have a great Wednesday !

  4. Great to hear you had an awesome holiday here....can't wait to see the pictures and hear all about it.

    Have a great long weekend, and like Lee-Anne said "just do it" :)

    1. Thanks Jackie. I am so glad to read how well things are going for you - your posts are sounding so up beat and positive - really great !
      Have a great hump day !

  5. My best tip is to just do it, and not think about it. I just act on the thought when I can.

    So glad you had a wonderful trip. Looking forward to reading about it and seeing pictures! x


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