Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Good day yesterday but exercise shy today!

A chilly walk above Edale between Christmas and New Year. The snow had melted in the valley so I headed up there in case that was the last of it - ha!

Upper Booth - really isolated but very pretty.

Belted Galloways - love them...

I was very good yesterday. Went to personal training first thing (7am - yeuch!) and worked really hard. The sweat was pumping out of me - Huw was an old meanie (the way I like it.. he he he ). Then off to work, slithered back through the drifting snow/ice and then back into town with a selection of women from the village to a step class in Hillsborough. It was pretty hard core, a load of (in my opinion, overly complex) step routines and then 15 minutes of dips, press-ups, abs etc etc So I was sweating like a good 'un by the end of that one too.

Foodwise I wasn't perfect but limited my intake reasonably well. I could have done without my mother-in-law's Christmas cake arriving somewhat belatedly yesterday evening (by courier with the late presents!). Had to have a slice didn't I so that I could ring her and say how nice it was (which it irritatingly IS)! I wish she hadn't iced it though - not really into marzipan but love the icing so even more calories. Luckily the dogs seem to like marzipan so they will be getting fat too!! We'll have to walk it off together.

I'm going to take it down to my sisters this weekend and see if I can foist a good chunk off on them and maybe another wedge to work. Diarmuid will only have a couple of slices as he's not really into cake and then it'll sit there taunting me unless I get rid of it!!

Anyway, I had my reward for (relative) restraint on the scales this morning with a lb off.

I've been working from home today and have found it surprisingly easy to resist stuff. I'm in a phase of loving tea so if I feel the urge to snack, I just have another cup of tea (perhaps it's turning 40 that's done it?!).

I did say, however, that I was going to go to Circuits at 5.30 and I note that it is now 5.34pm! I knid of knew that I wasn't going to make it. As a compromise position, I'm going to do 20 minutes on the trampette and a load of home workout exercises - abs, lunges, dips, press-ups, squats etc. I could say I don't feel like going out into the cold but I'm fully intending to go up to the quiz at 9pm so can't really use that excuse.

The real reason is that I'm nesting - want to tidy and clean the house ready for D coming back on Friday. It seems as though he's been away for a long time this trip. It's only been an extra 3 or 4 days but with Christmas and New Year and me being off work for a fortnight, it has gone by a bit slowly without him.

So - I'd better get back to it. Hope the weather is treating you reasonably kindly.


Peridot said...

I feel just the same about marzipan - ugh! And the same about icing (yum)!

Btw - don't want poodles pulling my toboggan, give me a good gun dog any day! Or even the traditional huskeys since labradors in particular would just pull me to the nearest source of food!

Well done on the discipline - both with food and exercise; you thoroughly deserve your lb.

Peridot x

Lainey. said...

Whoopa! A pound off. Good work madame!

I'm so impressed with your double exercise stint! You're a machine.

Keep on rockin'.