Update!! Selfie alert.

I took this photo of myself this morning just after I got out of bed, as one of my daughters had nominated me in the latest no makeup selfie challenge, which is currently doing the rounds of social media. I don't wear a lot of makeup anyway and I deliberately didn't do my hair this …

Wednesday walk with friends

We have a walk every Wednesday afternoon for anyone who wants to join us. We leave from our place at 5.30 and walk the tracks through the pine forest and native bush for about an hour or so depending on how we all feel. It's quite. social time and is always a pleasant afternoon. It's …

Feeling better

Considering how I was feeling on Friday, I am surprised I did so much over the weekend. I was down and out on Friday night, a combination of a busy week at work, my running training, Rotary commitments, dinner at our place for 12 friends mid week and a general feeling of blah hanging over …

Raindrops keep falling on my head!

I seem to have a knack at the moment for making it rain just as I start my morning run. This morning it was very dark at 6am and overcast. Just as I was getting into my tempo run it started to rain and very heavy! The rain drops were hard and fast and I …

How I lost 3 years in 6 weeks!

That title sounds like a classic infomercial line but it's true.... I have just undertaken a '6 week slim down in summer challenge' with Carmen from Enerqi (the place for improved health and wellbeing in Tumbarumba) and discovered that my body thinks I am aged 42 instead of my actual age of 53. Very happy …

I’ve registered for my first 5km fun run, you can too – Mother’s Day Classic

MDC - I've registered, you can too | Mother's Day Classic. I have just registered for my first 5km fun run - the Mothers Day Classic in Canberra on May 11 2014.   I am excited but also a bit nervous!  It's for a great cause and I will be running it with my daughter Sarah and her …

Home is where the ❤️ is

Decided to have a rest over the weekend and feel very relaxed and ready for the week ahead. I took this photo early one morning last week and love it as it is my view every morning as I return home from my run/walk session. How lucky am I to have this view every day?

Super Saturday sunrise

This morning my 5km walk/run was more of a gentle meander due to my spectacular running partner - the sun rising over the ocean. It was too beautiful to run away from so I had to keep stopping to take photo after photo of the stunning red orb floating up through the sea mist. Sunrise …

Letter to myself – 12 wbt weekly challenge

The challenge for week 1 of this round of 12wbt is to write a letter to ourselves answering the following questions.  It's  a good exercise and I think I'm lucky as I've been blogging about my feelings throughout the first round and into my second round, so I  have an idea of what's been going on in my …

Starting the 10km program – Day 1

Today I started the 12wbt 10km running program. I'm not nearly as stressed as I was at the start of my Learn to Run program 12 or so weeks ago. I'm an old hand at this now!! I am following a similar meal plan to last round and now know all the tricks of customising …

Gunshot….the soundtrack to my morning run

I'm not joking! My neighbour was out shooting this morning while I was out running. I couldn't see him anywhere, I just kept hearing these random shots and hoped that he could see me.  In the end I used it as a training aid, every time I heard the shot I pretended it was the starting …

Body age as compared to real age

Just a quick note to say that I had a body evaluation done today and my 53 year old body is actually only 45 years old.  Gotta be happy with that 🙂 My visceral fat is well in the normal range and by losing a few more kilos I should reduce my % of body …

Walks

I mixed it up a bit on Friday by going for a walk (and a little run) after dinner, in the fading light of the day. It was very peaceful and I must say that I enjoyed the change. I also did a bit of canoeing today which was fun. I hadn't been feeling too motivated …

Pressure’s on!!

I'm feeling the pressure!  Organising all my meals, trying to get the exercises right, finding time, making time, reading everything, recording everything I eat, calories burnt, first weigh in ......I know I'll be fine in a week or so. I do like to be organised so that helps.My weigh in was OK - 100g down …

The beginning…

Today was Day 1. Although the weeks of pre-season activities have helped get my head into the right mind set, it was still a big day. I had a huge weekend cycling with friends and on Saturday alone my heart rate monitor told me that I had burnt 1432 calories!!  We did ride for most of …

Starting to hatch

Fitness test - done ✔️ Before photos taken - but definitely not ready to share them just yet⁉️ I've also looked at the exercise & meal plans for the first week - I think I can manage it😁 Must admit that I'm not looking forward to the measurement task but can see why we need …

My 12wbt journey has started

I joined the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation in early October. I signed up online, paid my money and jumped right into the forum,  after a bit of looking around the site and getting my bearings. I had missed a few of the early warm up challenges but still read through them and got …