Wednesday, 2 March 2011

No pain....

So it's day two under my belt of Mad March Mayhem. I've been making sure that I've been eating enough of the right stuff to fill me up as when I get hungry that's when I struggle with making the right choices and keeping on the straight and narrow for a long time seems like an insurmountable challenge.

As I mentioned my last post I'm still not quite ready to face the gym and so since it was a beautiful day today I decided to head out on my bike. The city I live in has loads of cycle paths around the city and along old railway lines. I set off into what turned out to be a bloody freezing wind and onto the nearest path. It's pretty much flat; just want I wanted to get me going. I planned to head over to my friend for a cuppa (yes, the joys of being self employed - a cheeky afternoon off if I feel like it) as part of my wee jaunt. I wasn't too sure where the path ended and so I just kept going until it spat me out. I wasn't too far from where I wanted to be but this was the end of the flat stuff and it was onto hills and undulations galore. I finally made it to my destination. A quick cuppa later and I was off home.

The end result tired legs, burny thighs at times and 10 miles under my belt! I'm not sure how much benefit it's really done me but it's better than sitting on the couch, fo shizzle?

I also had a moment of madness and downloaded Jillian Michaels' 30 day shred. For those of those not in the know, it's a 25 minute workout that you do every day for 30 days. There are three levels and you move up a level after 10 days. I'd heard it was like DEATH. Pure agony, I believe. I decided to give it a bash this evening and my thoughts were that I didn't think it was that hard. No worse than a bodypump class and that lasts an hour. I'm not going to be able to do it every day as I'm off to see TB this weekend but that's only 3 days off.

However, forget all this.... on Friday I am playing.... SQUASH. I am not looking forward to this. TB and I have been planning to play badminton but the only court available on Friday is a squash court. Initially I said I didn't want to play. I've never played before. That is putting me off, as is the fact I will lose (not a good loser) and I can also forsee injury. Does any of this sound like fun to you? No, didn't think so.

What I am having to remember and what made me change my mind is that it's exercise. It will be great exercise (despite the losing).


  1. Wow - good for you! I cycled into an icy headwind on the way home on Tuesday and it was NOT fun. And my route is almost entirely flat.

    PS Sorry about the brownies!


  2. Great guns cycling all that way!!

    I LOVE squash! Hope you take to it and what harm losing to the lovely TB??

    Keep up the Big March Push.

    Lesley xx

  3. 30 day shred not that hard?! Remind me never to go to a bodypump class!


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