Sunday, 25 February 2007

25 feb 07 - health report

  • Got enough sleep and didn’t wake up with a hangover (although I probably deserved to!)
  • Did a 40min jog and played 90 mins of tennis.
  • Drank lots of water.
  • Alcohol free day!!
Needs improvement:
  • More fruit required (2 pieces today).
  • Went out for Thai dinner which was OK, but too expensive for my budget and not the healthiest option.

24 feb 07 - health report

  • played tennis (one of my 43 things)
  • Only 2 coffees (pretty good on a weekend day when feeling like crap I think)
Needs improvement:
  • Ate way too much food at BBQ.
  • Drank way too much alcohol at BBQ (sensing a theme here?).
  • Already had a hangover from the night before!

OC tennis


A group of us went and played yesterday – we spread out over 3 courts. It was so much fun and something I definitely want to do again soon.

Our court came up with a new invention as well -BodyAttack tennis! Each time there was downtime – like when someone was chasing up balls – the rest of us had to do BodyAttack moves. Kept the heart rate up – I hate lunges!!

We may even head out there again this afternoon!!

Saturday, 24 February 2007

23 feb 07 - health report

  • Tracked on Calorie King.
  • Went to BodyJam.
  • Stuck with 2 coffees even though I felt like more (2 small ones).
  • Didn’t get to eat proper lunch until 4:30pm.
  • Way, way too much alcohol – feel like crud today!
  • Didn’t go to bed till 1am so got less than 7 hours sleep.

Friday, 23 February 2007

22 feb 07 - health report

  • Did BodyAttack.
  • 7 hours sleep.
  • No alcohol!!
  • 3 pieces fruit.
Needs improvement:
  • Size of dinner serving was way too big (note to self: store food in smaller containers).
  • 2 big coffees – I want to be cutting down!

Wednesday, 21 February 2007

21 feb 07 - health report

  • Played netball (only 30 mins though).
  • Got 7 hours sleep (not optimal but an improvement!)
  • 1 big, 1 small coffee (better than 2 bigs I guess!)
Needs improvement:
  • Not enough water.
  • Not enough fruit.
  • Need an alcohol free day (had 1 glass wine).

Tuesday, 20 February 2007

20 feb 07 - health report

Needs improvement:
  • Ate 2 yukkky greasy mini-quiches for lunch at grand rounds.
  • Was going to have an EtOH free day but ended up having 2 glasses wine.
  • Was going to go to bed at 10pm but its now 11:24 – eeek!

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

I'm still alive

Just busy, tired, busy and a great procrastinator!!

I'm still gymming it though which is good. Well kinda. Today my quads are in agony as a result of the Pump class I did on Monday and the BodyAttack class I did last night. Every time I had to walk down stairs today I had to practically fall down without bending my legs it hurt so much!!

I'm playing netball in 2 hours time, and I'm about to have a "nanna nap" beforehand in the hope that will make me feel a bit more human. Running on adrenalin (and caffeine!) at the moment but can't keep this pace up forever. I don't normally do the afternoon nap thing, but I'm feeling in desperate need of a pick-me-up!!!

Saturday, 3 February 2007

A long overdue update

So things haven’t exactly gone as planned with this new blog, have they? A lot of that is my fault* – the last fortnight has simply flown by. The first week in the OC was particularly difficult: finding our way around the hospital there, getting used to sharing a house with 5 other people I didn’t know at all, getting used to a new town, as well as being away from family, friends and A, not being able to make STD calls and having limited mobile reception indoors.

Now, by the end of the second week, I feel more settled. The OC is a beautiful town, and where we live is across the road from the hospital, 10 mins walk to a Coles and Kmart, 15 mins walk to Woolies and Harris Farm (I can still get my yoghurt fix, woohoo!) and 15 mins walk to the gym I have joined.

Yep, you heard that right, I’m back at a gym. After not having been for 8 months, it’s kinda weird being inside again. I did a Pump class the first week, and was in agony for days afterwards. Last week I went back and did treadmill, elliptical trainer and rowing on Monday and felt ok afterwards. Tuesday I decided to do my all-time favourite class - BodyAttack - and it killed me (but in a good way).

The gym also has a 25m pool, which I am planning to start using very shortly! I ‘m back in Sydney for the weekend, so when I woke up this morning I went in the bathroom and jumped on the scales. I was 69.9kg – haven’t cracked the 70’s number for quite a while, so I was stoked!! I think it’s a combination of going to the gym, walking around everywhere and being mega busy pretty much every second of the day.

So I decided to reward myself by:

  • browsing around Portman’s at Broadway and forcing A to come in with me
  • Getting a 30 min neck, shoulder and back massage. I’ve been in pain for weeks now. I really need to hook myself up with a physio in Orange.
  • Buying a pair of swimming goggles. I think swimming will help strengthen my back and shoulders, and hopefully stop the pain and headaches that I get.

Despite these niggling heath issues, I’m in a pretty good state right now. Very overwhelmed by everything I have to do this year, but I figure the only way I’m going to cope and make it through the year is by allowing myself to take some time out, and by being kind to my body. If I allow myself to become a nervous wreck already, I’ll never make it!!

* The small percentage that isn’t my fault I blame on 43 things. Several times I have tried to publish entries from there onto this blog. It tells me it works but the posts never show up. Maybe one day soon this feature will randomly start working and you’ll get to read the minutiae of my progress on various things. Hope springs eternal, I guess!!

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