Sunday Sunday, its too early you know…

coffee_break_swirl_400_clr_12847Morning, an early start for no great reason meant that I was out and about for breakfast. I decided on a whim, off to the Toby for the breakfast buffet, so indulged in cooked stuff and toast.  You might think that’s wholly unsuitable for the plan, but meh is my answer. I always said from the start I would do it, but I am not being a slave to it, or the scales for that matter. Now that might sound like giving up but its not.

Current progress? no idea, but I am following the principles and making it a liveable choice – slowly off slowly on?? It seems the way forward. Additionally free drinks from work on Friday also meant “takeway” style dinner for lunch. I am not beating oneself up over this and last night, no celebration but instead, quorn, and steamed veg was a change.

Today is tidying up or what I should be doing, but a little motivation is required I think, but its next on the things todo….

On that bombshell, offski




So how broken…

custom_figure_pain_spot_15571Well the answer was very.

The right hand side seems to have taken a beating during this whole exercise malarky – shall we go bottom up….

Quads and thighs tight and need work along with IT Bands

Bottom is better but hips slightly out of alignment.

Lower back sore and reduced flexibility

Upper back tight – very tight

Neck stiff and compressed.

You may have noticed knees were missed out as they were working, but in fairness some rest has eased those off a bit.

For the rest of me, many sets of exercises to work it all out and repeat visits. With regards to the program, keep going was the verdict but avoid anything overhead which is duely noted, and amendments made. Eg todays floor to overhead was a switch to kettlebell pull ups, and all is well.

As an aside, tyre flipping is fun.

Enough from me, work to do…..

tooth extraction…

cracked_tooth_400_clr_14433Oh well the broken tooth has finally left me with a visit to the Dentist this morninig. The acutal process was relatively painless in all fairness, but the aftermath, as in the bleeding has been unpleasent.

It got to the stage, I even ended up taking some painkillers to try to make it better.

Lunch turned into a disapointing Muller Light as the face wasnt up to anything else

Bad times.



Some what under the weather…

Oh well, it is that time of the year again and the bugs are out to get me..flu.

This always wasnt helped by my decision to still attend bootcamp, but in fairness as I had more troubling issue, it did stop my nose from running!

I think, after today in work, no exercise, no passing go and off to bed I go.

Enjoy your weekends everyone





Last week/next week

Its Saturday again and I find myself watching the 6 nations and letting the weekend pass me by. Loads of stuff to do, but no will to do it.



I look back to last week, and try to work out what I achieved. What does spring to mind, was “my fault” was used a few times, both rightly and wrongly. It’s sometimes disappointing to pick up the grief but not the reward when you step up. We forget sometimes people don’t step up, so if you risk it, then atleast I think we should support people and accept that sometimes things may go wrong. Sadly, business need often then is rolled out as a reason for all.


I also discovered late in the week an issue with a tooth, a big bugger at the back upper left as i see it. I suspect its one of the many where root canal was done and filled. I only spotted it, due to a sharp edge rubbing against my tongue.  Thankfully, so far, no pain, so booked in with the dentist but sadly appointment is 24th of the month, so quite a way to go. Lets hope the pain stays away.





Hmm, not the right image really as suggests walking into the sunset but its not really. I’ve been tracking steps and sleep with  a fitbug i got in the sale. However, its simplicity is the biggest issue. One LED doesnt always explain whats its doing, so sometimes, I am asleep when I am awake and vice versa. Because of this, I’ve upgraded to the fitbit charge, which has a display and has a little more functionality. An offer code for Argos helped reduce the cost of the item down.


Tracking of walking/exercise, goes hand in hand with tracking food. For a little while, I’ve been considering a boot camp but it comes with an eating plan. Lots of protein little carbs sums it up. However, most of the lean stuff chicken and fish are things i really struggle with. As such, I’ve faced some fears this past week with a baked cod dish – foil parcel, salt pepper and chilli peppers and was very nice. I’ve gone as far as buying more fish this week. Chicken still presents an issue, but did manage turkey the other day.




Next up, sort out what I plan to do with boot camp and if going to do it…





So what did I learn today?

Hi All,

A few things were learned today:

bend_around_time_400_clr_12158Back to work after the Christmas holidays was more painful than it feels it should be. A busy day with many systems issues made it worse, and the amount of people yawing.




stick_figure_load_boxes_400_clr_8380The good people of DPD managed to deliver to me 3 pyrex glass dishes all as expected with no damage in sight. The idea here is to start batch cooking again so I’ve got stuff for nights and then left overs to work. Part of the plan to economise and stop using the cash machine at work. You might ask so how much was the glassware? good news is less than one trip to the cash machine.




As return from work was reasonable and then went to Morrisons for odds and ends which was ok, I expected to make a pasta bake, but sadly due to a visit to the parents and then off to friends to exchange belated christmas gifts this didnt happen. No, the icecream didnt happen either, so it was 3 sticks of pineapple and 4 crackers as thats all that I did fancy when I got in.



water_bottle_400_clr_9138Also I learned today that I need to take a water bottle back to work, as I’ve been parched and needed a drink for large parts of the day. Even now still a little thirsty but I will fix that before I nod off.



I’ve just found this:

The European Food Safety Authority recommends that women should drink about 1.6 litres of fluid and men should drink about 2.0 litres of fluid per day. That’s about eight glasses of 200ml each for a woman, and 10 glasses of 200ml each for a man.

You can read more about water in this article from the NHS.

Enough of this as I am some what tired….. and its time to recharge those batteries….




So back to work then….

Where did I leave my checklist? Well I am not quite that anal about things but I’ve had to do some bits and pieces in advance.

email_envelope_400_clr_7126I’ve sent out a few emails, letting the new guys know the rough plan for the week. I’ve emailed the new people supporting the new guys so the know what the rough plan is too. I will however, have to drag oneself in early tomorrow to make sure that I’ve got some kind of workable schedule. I probably should have done that before now, but there is nothing really spoiling I dont think. One email to the boss too incase there is an issue, there might not be, but an FYI was justified I think.



There was a hair cut the other day, so that sharpened the top of my head but I’ve been dabbling away with experiments in facial hair, and it might stick with me for a little bit longer. The grey is coming in mind you so in due course that may well have to change! But its done.


Irunning_on_treadmill_400_clr_1968 was thinking about what to do with the gym as it is £34 a month, and to see what I can do to minimise that. There is somewhere more local and its £18 a month, so a switch could be on the cards. I might go and try a free session first to get it out of the way to see what it is like. Opens early in the morning and through to 9pm so its not too bad. I shall reflect a little first before I make the final decision.


lp_record_label_custom_16174I am on top of my bed as I write this (you didn’t need to know that really but it adds context!) and spotify is currently offering up : Radical Reinterpretations which is awesome, lots of good stuff played differently. I am listening to No One which i think is by the Keys lady played by the Vitamin string quartet.


Ands thats your lot I think, its bed time from me and an early start, so wish me luck.