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
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."