Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Hardening resolve in the face of no results.

The scales are not being kind. I've found yet another lb!! I suspect this may be a TOTM related addition as I have not been bad but still, I need to be heading in the right direction.

However, I am now a fully fledged gym member with a programme and 1 full visit under her belt. I was so stiff after the induction when I went through my programme that I needed 2 days to recover. In fact even this morning (day 3) I felt stiff but I didn't let it stop me despite some grumblings from my chimp.

I went along, did a full upper, lower and core workout and 20 minutes of cardio and, miracle of miracles, felt good afterwards.

It was a good choice to join as the weather is so rubbish that getting out running and golfing is going to be hit and miss. Now I have no excuses!!

In other news, I have been reading Lisa Riley's Honesty Diet book. It is chiming with me so I've purchased a new notebook and the 8 day kick start commences on Tuesday. She says that from now on I'm going become my own diet coach, personal trainer and therapist. I like the idea of taking responsibility for this rather than passively buying into a weight class or personal training programme. After all, I should be doing this for the rest of my life shouldn't I?

She also recommends that I recruit an Honesty Buddy to talk straight to me and help keep me on the straight and narrow. I have never sought hands on support before and I'm not sure  Rich will be the best at it. I think he prefers to keep out of such matters. I'll ask him...

Last weekend we went to The Belfry for my birthday treat of 2 rounds of golf and a night in the hotel. The weather totally blessed us with 2 sunny days and playing the world famous Brabazon course, the site of so many Ryder Cup dramas, was just fantastic.

It is a tough track. LOADS of water and big carries but beautiful in the sunshine!

Look - t-shirt weather!!

The iconic 10th. I totally mucked it up!!

The even more famous 18th over water then up the hill to the clubhouse. Played it like a goddess - carried the water, perfect lay up behind the second pond, perfect 6 iron onto the green and only just missed my par! Heavenly.


Seren said...

Belated birthday wishes!!

I didn't know Lisa Riley had put a book out - she's done amazingly well! If you ever want a text / email Honesty Buddy then let me know ;)


Lesley said...

Yes please!! A text buddy would be v handy especially for the first few days and then occasionally thereafter. Lxx

Peridot said...

I am not convinced of the wisdom of your fiancé being your honesty buddy! But maybe that says more about me..


Seren said...

D would be a TERRIBLE honesty buddy! He’s got a vested interest in me drinking wine and eating nice food :)