Sunday, 4 May 2014

Chilling And Resting

It is the bank holiday weekend and it is nice to have some time away from work. Work is getting me down again just lately and I hate it when I have weeks like this. Things are starting to get better but when the pressure is on, it is full on and nobody takes any prisoners, plenty of backstabbing going on too, which I really hate!

I went to try some jeans on that I have had my eye on for a few weeks but they are skinny fitting but I hoped I might get into them. I tried a 32'' & 34'' waits jeans and I think I would have had to gone up to maybe a 38'' to get them over my legs. One of the downfalls of being a cyclist I guess.

I've had a couple of good workouts just lately and although I'm still overweight, I feel that something could be working. I just need to get my head around getting back onto a diet but I'm struggling. I need to concentrate on stretching as I am so stiff I can't believe how the lack of movement can make things harder for me, time to knuckle down I guess!


Sunday, 9 March 2014

Is Spring Here At Last?

What a lovely day today, it was sunny and warm and it is amazing how a bit of sunshine and warmth seem to make everything come alive! Hopefully we will get some decent weather now and help to get the plants growing in the back yard. There are a few seedlings finally growing but out of all the seeds I've planted there's only tomatoes, and chili's coming through as well as sunflowers. So went and bought some pepper plants and probably have to go and buy some herb plants. It is always great watching them grow and then eating the fruits at the end.

I've started a new gym, JD Gym, which is in the old Fitness First building I used to go to last year. It is a pretty good gym, but the atmosphere is a lot better than the last gym I went to and also loads of the old faces that used to be at Fitness First are either coming back or are working at the new place! Was talking to Amanda today who told me she was sacked from the last gym we went to and now is back at JD Gyms so it is nice to see her. It has given me a real buzz to get my arse in gear and get back into shape. I'm going to try and get there as much as I can this month and to try and shake off this 2 stone I've put on. Wish me luck please!


Monday, 17 February 2014

Don't Eat The Fish

Yep, again I got food poisoning from eating fish! Me and Vinny went to Leeds the day after Valentine's Day and we had a really great day, the weather wasn't up to much but didn't stop us walking around. It was about 1pm ish and we decided to go for some food and chose a pub to have lunch. He had a carvery and I had fish and chips. It was really nice, cooked well and tasted great. About 3 hours later and about 20 minutes from home on the train I was sick, then walking into town was sick again in a carrier bag but still managed to get it all over me, much to my embarrassment of being in front of shoppers. I got cleaned up and was sick again on the bus home, in another bag again and was so ill. He went back into town and left me at home where I started shaking and was so cold. When he got back I went to bed about 7pm that night and once I stopped shaking I managed to sleep. I felt rough on Sunday, couldn't face any food but couldn't stop drinking. Today I feel ok, a little rough but ok. So I blame the fish, I don't know why as we had fish during the week and I was ok, something I'll never find out I don't think!

I got a great present for Valentine's Day, a Kindle Fire HD off Vinny. I've been after one for ages and not being able to afford one, I wanted one for the tablet part as well as storing books on. I'm slowly getting the hang of it, all I need now is to get a book on it! Now what book shall I pick for the first one?


Friday, 7 February 2014

TFI Friday

I'm glad the weekend is here, it has been a long week and I have had a heavy cold since Monday and no doubt it is Manflu! So I am looking forward to a much needed lie in, if my body clock let's me as it seems to be set on a 6am wake up system! I just want to get over it quickly so I can resume normality and not have to be close to a hankie for my streaming eyes and nose!

I got the Nilsson box set I won on Tuesday, finally! I didn't think it was going to arrive as I know how bad the post service is getting these days. So I was happy to see it and took it out of the packaging and all is fine. In fact the box is marked up as a promotional box set, so that pleased me too. I'm slowly working my way through the box set and I think I'm up to Nilsson's 7th album and to my surprise there are some hidden gem's amongst the collection so far, songs I knew but didn't know they were by him so it is becoming a really good listen, thanks again SDE

The music blog seems to be slowly getting looked at, I don't know if people like it of if they are just nicking the artwork I'm posting. I'm enjoying posting the stuff so as long as I enjoy it, I'll carry on, I just wish some one would write or leave a comment so I know it is reaching out to someone!


Sunday, 26 January 2014

Celebrations And Competitions

I was at a 50th birthday party last night for my best friend Nigel. I've known him for 25 years and his wife organised the party for him. Following on this he is going to Las Vegas for a few days so that should be amazing for him. It was nice to catch up with his family as, like other families they have their problems getting on with other members of the family but everyone enjoyed themselves.

Things have been good so far, but the weather has been bad, but not as bad as other areas of the country. It has been raining all day here today and we have not been out anywhere but as I write this it looks like there's a bit of blue sky trying to poke through though maybe a little late!

I won a competition last week too! There's a web site called Super Deluxe Edition that review and put on the site all things about album releases and special edition packages of albums with extra discs of unreleased stuff, remixes ect. Anyhow, there was a competition to win a Nillson box set of his albums and I won it! I was really chuffed so now I'm waiting for it to arrive so I can listen to it, I can't wait. It gives me a push to enter more competition now too!


Friday, 17 January 2014

Easing Into The New Year

So far the first couple of weeks have been ok. Work been busy as we have been doing prototypes for the show in Birmingham which opens this Sunday. I don't think I've ever known it to be so chaotic as it has been regarding protos. They didn't know what was going until last minute and then becomes a rush. At least that is done now and begins the catching up at work as it has put us behind with all the production, we have been here before!

Still not been back to the gym yet, just can't seem to get myself there, or even show any enthusiasm to go, I will, it is just a mind set I have to sort. I looked at myself in the mirror and I'm looking fat in all the wrong places which is depressing. I have got some ideas for recipes for losing weight so they are going to be tried for my dinners at work! Nigella does a great butternut squash and sweet potato soup with is really nice, so will do more of that!

The last few days my back has been playing up with the old injury I carry with it, I don't know what has set it off but it kept waking me up last night so I'm sat with a water bottle on my back warming it through and hopefully will sort it out! It's one thing after another, shows how unfit I am though! I was asked to go running last week from a guy I follow of Twitter, I declined but that is another goal to aim for, if I can get my arse out of the chair!


Sunday, 5 January 2014

First Few Days Of The New Year

The first few days have been uneventful thankfully, but tomorrow is the start of a full week back at work. I need a haircut badly so I need to book in to get it cut. All the Christmas decorations are now back in the loft all packed and waiting for next Christmas. I seem to collect more and more Xmas decorations, ornaments ect but never seem to get them all out. I need to be firm with myself and get rid of the stuff that doesn't get used. I think there's at least 3 garlands, maybe 4 but only room for two!

The diet has sort of started today, well we are slowly stopping all the eating, or a lot of the sweets and cheese has gone finally. I have to slowly get into the idea of diet and also drag Vinny along with it too so he loses a bit of weight too! I'm just under 14 stone and I found a print out from this time 2012 and I was 12st 6lb which has depressed me a lot. I have been sorting all my clothes out today and have put the fitted tops and slim fitting stuff as I can't get into it or I really want to wear it when I get my shape back. There's low cut v t shirts and polo shirts that did look ok when I was a bit slimmer. Here's to 2014!