Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Festive Season!!

Here it is Thursday, and I haven't blogged for a whole week. I didn't even do my weigh in entry,which was ok, believe it or not another 300gm-taking me to 97.7 kg, as long as it keeps going down, it took me a long time to gain this weight, so don't mind the slow pace especially at this time of year.

I did 2 things for the first time on Monday-Firstly I rode my bike to work-its about 13 km into the city, it took me about 40 minutes, I went straight to the gym,thinking I would just shower and go to work, but had a few spare minutes and did my arm weight workout.Now I have been saying to those around me for years,one day I'm going to ride to work, so this was a big breakthrough. It is mostly a gentle downhill on the way in, so the way home was much harder,and there was a huge headwind, I have to say ,it was a great way to destress after work. Tuesday, I drove as I was quite stiff, and went to a body balance class before work.Wednesday,I hopped back on the bike and did it again, no headwind this time and heaps easier!-So I think you can call me a rider now(a slow rider, but I'm sure I will speed up)
Now I did mention a second thing, that was a first for me- on Monday ,my hubby Stan rode with me, and when we were about to cross a main road,I looked over at him,and he had a huge huntsman spider crawling up his back! Now normally I would have screamed and made a run for it, but to both our surprise,I just reached out and flicked it off his back!!Its the first time I've touched a huntsman spider(that I'm aware of-Ugh).We were highfiving each other,he was so proud of me:)

Today I haven't done any exercise,I did start my Christmas shopping though,which I have been having a bit of a panic about,there's still time left though,I have to do a soccer run in a few minutes, then maybe I'll get motivated,-if not I am off tomorrow and will do something in the morning.

We have the social weekend from hell coming up, Friday(tomorrow) Stan's Xmas lunch, then my work's Xmas drinks and nibbles in the evening.Saturday,we have a 40th BBQ and then a friend's son's 18th and then Sunday,Stan and I have registered for a charity bike ride of 60 kms, with a BBQ following!
So obviously, I will attempt to use some restraint-not so worried about the eating, for me it's the wine!!

I have a weigh in tomorrow,so we'll see how that goes-I would be happy with 300 gms, I will definitely have to move it up a notch- Later in January,I can see an Optifast week coming up,just to detox and remind myself I do have some willpower there somewhere. I have a fill scheduled December 22nd( I only have to do 1 day fluids,1 day mushies,so I'm still on for Christmas lunch)

Will check in tomorrow,have a good Friday everyone:)


  1. Wow~ a huntsman spider! I don't even know what that is but it sounds are a badass! Biking to work ~ super cool! I wish I could mountain bike to work but I have no shower at the office....

  2. eeeeeew ~ I just googled huntsman are a brave brave woman and mega BADASS!

  3. I don't even want to know what a huntsman spider is! Many years ago when I was in my twenties I biked to work and I enjoyed it very much. Maybe I need to add this to the list of things I want to do again someday. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I have to google that spider...and great job on riding to work!

  5. You are my hero for riding your bike to work!! =)


  6. Congrats on the bike ride and the spider (ewwwww)
    And good luck this week end. At least you have a 60km bike ride to help work it all off :o)

  7. Fantastic achievements Dani!! Well done! x