Mid week

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So I made it to the gym this morning. Like an idiot I forgot my fitbit so had to guestimate my activities to add to it. I walk to the gym & back each time I go so that’s 2.8 miles in total which is good.

I actually did my core exercises (except the crunches) and my strength training (except the assisted pull up) then did 10-15mins running & walking on the treadmill. I had a slight pain in my right shin so didn’t push it too much.

Tomorrow I’m aiming to go to a 7:30am pilates class for the first time. I don’t really know what to expect.

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While I was out on the walk yesterday, there were school groups everywhere going to or from the panto. Now I hate kids at the best of times but show me a group of loud kids and I’d like to kill someone. Yesterday as we were rounding the corner from the theatre we were surrounded by a group and I just shouted “you’re fucking too loud” they were so loud I don’t think any of them heard me even the teachers as I got no reaction from them. Keith did start laughing though 🙂

You know the old saying “children should be seen and not heard”? well I say “children shouldn’t be seen or heard”. Sorry I can cope with my sisters kids even when they are nightmares and my friends kids, but OMG I hate kids out in public especially those with parents who can’t or won’t try to control them. I’d be embarrassed if my kid was screaming in a shop.

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Now what I do love are PUGS! Next year we are going to be getting one as soon as we move and we can’t wait.

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I ate well yesterday and kept it up today. I have a thing for sushi. You don’t get much for your money but I just love it.

17/12/2013

Eaten: 1590 | Burned: 1950 | Deficit: -360

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merry xmas ya’ll

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Ok so 1. its not xmas just yet and 2. I’m not American so shouldn’t really be saying ya’ll.

I’m not religious at all (okay maybe bordering on Pagan). I did grow up going to an evangelical church till around the time I started secondary school and went to beach missions in the summer but it never was my thing, my mum grew up in a baptist church where my gran was the women fellowship treasurer till she was 85. It was never pushed on me and my dad never went to church.

Anyways back to xmas. I don’t really see it as any other day, well me & Keith see it as an excuse to drink without felling guilty. We have a little tree up to keep out presents under (mainly from my parents) but that is all.

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Xmaz isn’t a religious holiday anymore and besides it was a stolen pagan holiday anyways.

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So I haven’t managed to get to the gym today. I hate going in the evenings and I really don’t do the afternoons either. We didn’t go for a carvery though so that was a good thing, we did go for the walk around the very hilly park and through the shops to do some food shopping. Still need food for xmas week.

Look who we say today:

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So I’ve been bad and done some online clothes shopping. I have like no money until payday (I have no clue when that is) but I have some credit for a store so used some of it to buy the following:

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Work, work, work. We I have a new job starting on 6th Jan 2014. It should be interesting, it will be hard work but I’ll learn nice new things before I eventually move to Worthing at some point next year. My current/past job I just hated, I was meant to be starting a different new job but the NHS trust was just completely crap with everything but thankfully I got a different one instead. I had been trying since I got back from my holiday in October to find out how much annual leave and bank holidays I’d have left up to the end of November (our holidays go April to March), I heard nothing from my ward manager then one Sunday she was working (2 weeks later) and I joked she hadn’t worked it out yet and she said she was going to do it that day, that day finished and nothing. A while later I again joked about it as she had just done it for someone else there on the spot!. She knew I was looking to use it all up before I left.

I eventually, come mid November, told her a date I was looking at leaving on and she said she needed it in writing so I emailed it her and included again the fact that I would be using up my annual leave/bank holidays between the then date & my leaving date. I got no reply (turns out no one does). I started working it out for my self but couldn’t do anything till the next & my last rota was out. It so happens that she was on annual leave at this point. Anyways I looked at the rota, worked out which days I’d need to work and asked a senior nurse about time off, but I had to inform her instead so I did as well as the matron. I heard nothing, I actually needed that very week off (the end of it) as I had a funeral to go to. I took it off anyways!

I then decided that I wasn’t going to be returning so I emailed her another leaving date but I heard nothing. So at this point I don’t know which leaving date she accepted and if I’m actually going to get paid in December!

I do happen to also work as an agency HCA but it is oh so easy to just cancel shifts 🙁 I am currently awaiting a termination letter from my I suppose old job, I expected it to arrive last week as she sent me a text asking for my address but nothing yet, maybe she is waiting for HR.

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I will be from now on including my calories eaten and my calories burned from the previous day on each post manly to keep myself accountable.

16/12/2013

Eaten: 1579 | Burned: 2166 | Deficit: -587

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Life

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So today was my follow up health MOT at my gym, I haven’t done well. My weight since my first MOT has been up & down and today it was up! Overall my health mentor was pleased with my progress, I was not. Now each Monday I will be getting an email from him to give me encouragement, I think this will help, I feel that I’m too lazy when I try to go alone.
After my MOT I did a little exercise – 10 mins on the treadmill running at 4mph, 10 mins on the cross-trainer, squats, hip thrusts.
I need to really push myself, I need motivation (ok I have motivation but I’m just lazy), I need to do more group classes, I need to get up at the same time on my days off (7am) and get my but into gear.

I will also be looking at pinterest workout routines to do at home.

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So I am reading through this lovely ladies blog and I am only at Feb 2011!! I can’t stop reading blogs from the beginning, I am so getting behind with uni coz of this lol

Tomorrow I am aiming to do a group class at the gym, then maybe some strength training. Though Keith is off tomorrow and is thinking of us going out for breakfast. Should I do a total abs or step class?

Oh I think I’m getting hooked on running. I don’t know why I just am, I’m still not with the whole running on the streets/park with loads of people around though.

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My races

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So this post is to document all the races I have done or will be doing. It will be linked on the right hand side.

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This is a 5k run every Saturday in local parks around the country as well as I think the USA. You can run, jog, walk, bring the dog. I am aiming to do 10 of this in 2014.

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This a 5k or 10k mud run. There are 4 locations around the UK and my local one is on 29th March 2014. I am aiming to do the 5k this year.

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Now this is a 5k run that also happens in the USA. It looks fun 🙂 The date is 14th September 2014 for the race in Brighton

WORTHING 10K
This date is 19th October 2014. At this point we should have moved into the area so it will be a local run 🙂

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sunday rambling

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Americans do everything big style – announcement of a baby, announcement of the babies sex, decorations – fall + Easter + Halloween + Xmas. The UK or at least from what I know of don’t do half of it. I find it a bit OTT to be honest.

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Yesterday I went to watch the local parkrun to check it out before I take part in it. I then went to take photos at the local park (not the local one where the parkrun is).

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So I am still confused over uni. Do I stay with sports psychology or go back to health care? I have 3 modules to complete after my current one to finish my degree. I’m thinking that if I do health care then I can do 1 level 3 module next year and then 1 level 3 along with 1 level 2 instead of doing 2 level 3s together.

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Fitness to me should be a big thing, I should have lost 30+lbs this year but in fact I’ve barely lost 15lbs 🙁 I have just been given a new workout routine which I hope will jump start my weight drop. I haven’t been to the gym since I was given the routine mainly because I did too much and I just couldn’t move. Today I am much better and am aiming to go for a work later on. I really want to get on with the strength training i.e. SL 5×5 but I don’t feel ready to go into the barbell section of my health gym just yet. I have a barbell at home with a few weight plates but I just don’t have the room for a bench, squat rack or what I really want – a power rack. Below is the one that I want but this will have to weight till I move an get that 2nd bedroom or I’ll just have to go to a bodybuilding gym instead if I still don’t have the room,

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Races

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So this post is to document all the races I have done or will be doing. It will be linked on the right hand side.

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This is a 5k run every Saturday in local parks around the country as well as I think the USA. You can run, jog, walk, bring the dog. I am aiming to do 10 of this in 2014.

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This a 5k or 10k mud run. There are 4 locations around the UK and my local one is on 29th March 2014. I am aiming to do the 5k this year.

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Now this is a 5k run that also happens in the USA. It looks fun 🙂 The date is 14th September 2014 for the race in Brighton

WORTHING 10K
This date is 19th October 2014. At this point we should have moved into the area so it will be a local run 🙂

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