Archive for February, 2011

inch by inch

The gym and I are still going strong, I’m pleased to report. Loving every minute of it. Another tidbit I’m happy to share is that I’ve lost 5.1kg in the past two weeks! Go me! I’m being monitored by my GP – it was my first weigh-in since I joined the gym. I was wrapt. I mean, I would continue with the gym no matter what, but seeing a weight-loss result is motivating. My sister joined today which is fantastic. Because I’ve referred two people now, they’ve given me a couple of personal training sessions for free. Yay!

In other news, it was my birthday this weekend. Firstly, it was a three day weekend. Can’t beat that, right? Thursday night was Thai with friends, Friday, us girls had lunch at one of my favourite vegan eateries – and they enjoyed it! Not that it’s hard to do, but my family aren’t even vegetarian, so it was definitely out of their comfort zones. I got my tax done, got a pair of my work shoes for 40% off and felt very accomplished :) I had a fabulous day yesterday – lots of love. I’m truly, so very lucky.

My sister made me the BEST vegan lasagne one could hope for .. seriously, OMG. I bought all the ingredients and she whipped it up. SO. YUM. I can’t stop eating it! The only vegan disappointment for the day was the cake :( BOOOO! I bought it from the same place we ate on Friday – and I’ve had their delicious cakes before – but this one tasted like arse. UGH. I threw it out when I got home. So disappointing.

I suppose I should be getting to bed. I’m sleepy. I have a stand-in boss for the next couple of weeks, so work hasn’t been hideous. Still, there were no jobs worth applying to this weekend, so I’m hoping something perfect will come up during the week.


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Your Week Ahead: What’s the difference between being persistent and being pushy? It’s like the distinction between a seduction and a stalking. Everybody likes to feel that an interesting invitation is open for them to explore if they wish. Nobody wants to feel as if they are being pursued and imposed upon. You now have something exceptional to offer. Understandably, you are keen to play your part in an important process. If, though, you have already volunteered, then you have registered your interest. You need say and do no more. Just trust, and wait. What you are looking for will come looking for you.

Your Week Ahead – Love Focus: Whenever computers are asked to do two, mutually incompatible tasks, their screens freeze up and they show an error message. Humans operate differently. The greater their dilemma, the more they keep running through the same old routines and try to act as if all is fine. It is as if there’s now a conflict in your celestial software. You keep wanting to brake and accelerate at the same time. Overcome this before you drive yourself into a frenzy. If you have to wait for something, wait with good grace. After a quick restart, it will be ‘all systems go’ again.

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I did my first boxing circuit tonight … after the personal training session! I am STUFFED :) It feels so good.

I picked up an annoying head cold – probably from my niece, my mother tells me – my head is stuffed up and my throat so sore. I’m fingers-crossed the codral cold and flu medication will be the cure. I’m a sook when I’m sick.

Dexter is almost finished .. I forsee my lovely comfy bed in my very near future.

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Your Week Ahead: Mars, as you may already know, is in your sign. Hence the energy at your disposal: the restlessness you feel, the desire you’re almost consumed by, the anger you’re experiencing, the passion you’re feeling and the stamina you’re manifesting. Mars is a planet we associate with success, victory and conquest. It’s a planet of war. It governs campaigns, battles even wars. Soldiers are ruled by Mars, as are sports people. Mars gives courage but also makes us very aware of the need to overcome fear. This week brings a challenge you simply must rise to. And you will. Well!

Your Week Ahead – Love Focus: Have you ever taken a toddler to a funfair? Several rides involve little cars that go round on a track in a circle. Their every move is controlled by a central mechanism, yet the vehicles are fitted with steering wheels and horns. The kids twist and turn these controls with great enthusiasm – convinced they are really driving. They climb off glowing with pride at the skill they have shown! Your journey round the wheel of life is going through a phase like this. You are being taken care of, whether you know it or not. And you are en route to a fine destination, whether you can see it or not.

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… first time in a long time i’ve felt in control and happy with myself. all due to going to the gym – which has in turn, made me aware of my eating and sleeping habits. i now realise how hopeless i felt before. tonight i felt proud of myself (another thing i’ve not felt in a long time) because i am doing something for ME. i am already feeling stronger and fitter and i see a light at the end of what has been a dark, dank tunnel.

if i get hit by a bus tomorrow, i’ll be really cross ;p

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the only one here now is me

“You got kicked. By a kick.”

-Ken Shamrock, mixed martial arts fighter

This was today’s “stupid quote” from my desk calendar – it had me giggling the entire day.

I’ve been trying to get to the posting stage here all week long. Every single night, the second I turn my computer off, I think of it. DOH! I’ve been so good this week, eating well, exercising and getting sleep. YAY ME! Today was a bust – out tonight with a galfriend – movie and dinner. There was no gym after work and dinner .. well, yes. A bust. But that’s ok because I was 4 for 4 up until .. I figure if I can get 5 good food and exercise days in per week, I’m winning. Tomorrow will be fine, so I’m feeling very pleased with myself!

We saw ‘The King’s Speech’ tonight – watch out, I’m about to get all gushy – LOVED LOVED LOVED IT!! Amazing story, beautifully written, so much heart! amazing actors, funny, captivating .. such an amazing movie. AMAZING!

It’s time for bed. It’s taken me over 2 hours to get through this post. I’ve been Face-stalking .. shameful, I know. Feeling a little melancholy and stalked the ex .. you know the one. The one that broke your heart. Yeh. I used to get very down on myself for *still* having love in my heart for him – until a friend said something to me – so simple – she said ‘aquarians love for life’. I think it’s true. And loving is nothing to be ashamed of.

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