Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Progress

I'm in the process of changing a few things on this blog, to reflect the changes going on around here. Hence the new profile description and blog header pic. Hope you like the new look :-)

I think I'm over my little strop about running now. Still haven't been back out, but I will, and it will be sloooow and frustrating building back up, but I will deal with it.
I have managed to get back to the gym a couple of times, and have been slowly increasing the repeats with my circuits (which I do at home most mornings). And looking in the mirror a few days ago I noticed something - my body is definitely changing. I've lost over half a stone in the last couple of months, and I now have - gasp! - a tiny bit of muscular definition on my midriff. I'm liking this. Who cares if I'm the only one likely to see it - these are real results.

What I want to focus on now is upper body strength. I'm still doing girly, poncey box press-ups and that pisses me off. And my arms could do with being a bit more toned. I'd like to get myself some weights to use at home, so am on the lookout for some cheap second hand ones.

On the job front: I got a 'no' from the supermarket. I could have got quite down about this, as I really thought I had a good chance, but after a few minutes of thinking "Waaah!! Why don't they want me??" I decided that was pointless and it has to be a positive thing. Maybe I would have hated it, maybe something better lies ahead, who knows. At least I'm not still waiting for an answer.

My brother and his family are up here on holiday just now, so we're spending lots of time with them: bowling; skating; barbequeing; and generally hanging out :-)

Next Monday we'll be heading for Edinburgh, where I will be leaving A for her week-long drama course. I think we're both a bit nervous about this, but I have a feeling it will be - as A would say - 'epic'.

4 comments:

affectionforfitness said...

Hi K! Weightlifting is so fun! You'll love it!

Congrats on your new definition. So great.

I worked at a grocery store before. Believe me, you're not missing anything that good.

:-) Marion

K said...

Have to admit - I don't actually have a burning desire to work in the supermarket :D Its just annoying that they said no!

Thanks for the inspiration on weightlifting - I'm learning lots from your blog :-)

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Strawberry said...

Love the new look K! Shame about the job...but like you say, maybe something better is lying ahead. What is meant to be will be. I guess with A at school you will have more time for your writing so that's a positive. I'm off for a run on Saturday morning with my sis - well, maybe more like a brisk walk with the odd jog squeezed in between our chats! Will be thinking of you...inspiring me to jog more and chat less! x

K said...

Thanks :-)

Good luck with the run - you'll be doing better than me, I still haven't been back out! Feeling a bit wary so am sticking to the gym/fitness DVDs at home.

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