Cardiff

6 Feb

I’m in Cardiff. Wow it’s lovely here, but freezing. Today we went to Cardiff castle, millennium stadium and had a beautiful carrot soup for lunch . I ate scrambled eggs for breakfast and soup for lunch, looking forward to a nice dinner out tonight. I wish I had photographed my lunch to share with you! It cam in a little pot with mini salt and pepper grinders and brown bread in a paper bag, so cute. Ugh tomorrow is wiaw and buffet breakfast what am I gonna do?

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Arriving at work only to be sent home.

5 Feb

It snowed last night, yay, if you live in any country, but Ireland. We’re never prepared for anything here, roads not gritted, motorways full of cars going 50km per hour and city roads completely clogged. I guess the country motto “ah sure it’ll be grand” it extremely fitting. I must say I’m a bit of a hypocrite, last night in my home from work I put on my windscreen washers and they were out of sudsy H2O. What did I do? Fill them immediately? No, I uttered the aforementioned phrase to myself and carried on, needless to say, my windscreen was a total wreck on my way to work this morning. I had to pull over on the country’s busiest road ( okay its only a four lane-er, we’ve got small roads here) to fill up with a handy, half empty, sports bottle of water. Not safe, not warm and so so silly.

It took over an hour to get to work on fairly treacherous roads, only to find three pharmacists already on duty. 😦 I was sent home. Which is good in a way, but I don’t have a lot of work currently so each day helps.

Any who I made the most of it, I went to the gym for a nice light workout, I got my hair did and I donated blood. Yay me! Such a lovely day.

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That’s my new hair, I got a four inch chop! Then I had my packed lunch at home and it was yummy salad with a lovely big dollop of pesto!

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I’m off to Wales tomorrow for two nights can’t wait!

Fun fact!

4 Feb

Fun fact the average life is made up of a billion heartbeats. Make them count! X

Finally got out and exercised!

3 Feb

Sometimes I actually love working out, today for instance, I’m on cloud nine. You’ve got to love those endorphins!

I got up early enough headed over to the gym, signed up and got right to it. First I warmed up and stretched a little. Then I hoped on the treadmill and this was the result.

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I know for many people this would be an easy run, but for me it was hard. Note the rolling hill program! Damn, did I look good when I got off the treadmill. Well, I had a beetroot face and white mouth, so yeah, hot stuff. oh well, I like to think, if you still look good after a work out, you are not working hard enough!

Then I did the four minute workout I talked about yesterday, but I only did a a lunge/squat alternation. Then upper body, push ups, core and more stretching. It honestly felt great. I can’t wait until I am able to run a 10km with my pals and keep-up.

Food wise things are okay, I’m doing fine but I know, I will have to step it up if I’m going to see any real changes to my relationship with food or my body.

Work out motivation

2 Feb

I arrived at the gym today at 5.30, and guess what?! The gym closes at 5.30. Sucks for me. Ugh. I was REALLY looking forward to a sweaty session. Ah well, I’ll head first thing in the am.

I really have to get in shape for the 10km I’m going to do in April. I must also buy my entrance to the race, along with paying my rent, car tax and two month electricity bill, all of which are due this month. Why is it that expenses seem to come at once?

So plan for tomorrow is 7km walk run on treadmill, with up and down incline. Then strength, apparently a 4 minute routine, of 20 seconds intense, 10 seconds rest. So the plan at this stage is to do the four minutes like this: squat, lunge, high knees, squat, lunge, high knees, squat, lunge. Then ab work and free weights.

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🙂

TGIF: thank god it’s February!

1 Feb

Oh my oh my January was the longest most boring month on record, I’m pretty sure that because I was only working about an average 30 hours per week as opposed to the usual 40-45. On the plus side is February now which means, it’s gym joining time. Woohoo.
Here’s a pick of me in my running in the cold clothes…

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The gym is pretty nice, I’m off work at 5pm tomorrow so I’ll nip over after work to sign up and work out. My plan is to work out Sunday and Tuesday too, because I’m away Wednesday to Friday. Then get into a regular pattern, of three to four times per week.

Sugar free is going okay I’m not really hardcore about it tbh, but I think I’ll plod along as I am until Lent then kick it up a notch.

Looking forward to pay day, come on the 6th. 🙂

Blah Thursday

31 Jan

Oh my goodness I need more work! This has gone beyond a joke, I have so few days now I really need some cash money money. Two pharmacists in my chain have handed in their notice and I’m hoping that that will equate to more hours for me! I also applied for the “dream job” today. I might get to interview if I do, that job is mine!

On diet front things are fine binged there a few nights ago I think because I was getting concerned about work and that, but hey, it’ll all sort itself out over the next few weeks.

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Wiaw

30 Jan

Hi all, couldn’t bring myself to blog yesterday. Ugh. Back to work today, which was good. I’m lucky to actually enjoy my job. With out further a due, wiaw.

Breakfast:

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Protein shake , lots of hot water and tea on the go.

Lunch:

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Corn cakes with tomato and avocado. Ala sweetcheeks.

Snack

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Pop corn

Dinner

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Tuna, sweet corn, Greek yogurt with rye crackers and salad.

Later I will probably have a herbal tea and a few nuts.

🙂

Spa breaks and sports bras

28 Jan

Wow, I had such a lovely break with the girlies! It was truly amazing. The hotel was disappointing, the staff were not trained the best and overall the hotel was a bit cold and lacking. Having said that that spending time with the girls was fantastic.

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The spa was beautiful, hot tub, massage showers, aromatherapy waterfall, sauna steam room….. Aaaaah so relaxing.

Food wise I did indulge in some calorie laden food but feel good about it. I really enjoyed my weekend. We went for a bit of a shop, this morning, I bought an exercise top and a sports bra. 10km training here I come.

Low Sugar drinking

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Vodka soda water line juice berries

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