Thursday, April 20, 2006

Positive thinking

Naawwww arent these just the cutest?!!

I'm feeling much better and more positive today - Thanks everyone for their lovely comments... you guys make my day! I think I'm just going through a few days at work that have been less than positive - it just gets you down sometimes. Thankfully the sore throat disappeared after a day - so yay - hopefully I've avoided the bug!

I got up on Wednesday morning thinking "man I really HATE leg day" and then I had to keep changing it to "I sooo LOVE leg day!!" because I hate it when I get negative thoughts. But I just wasn't in the mood, and kept catching myself being negative. Of course I still went and did my workout, all the while telling myself that I just LOVE leg day (but still not really believing myself). Not sure if it worked. I've been a bit lacking in energy this week, so that didn't help. Mind you, I couldn't sleep last night because both my quads and hammies were aching like you wouldn't believe. They're sore today, but I'm not crippled. Oh well.

Now that the weather is turning a little cooler I'm having a bit more trouble getting out of bed. I'm like - nooooo just 5 more minutes sleep!!!! Thankfully I have set my alarm clock a full 5 minutes fast, so I lie in bed thinking "its 5.15am - I have got to get out of bed" and then when I get up and get dressed and look at the clock in the bathroom, its still 5.15!! Clever huh?!!! :-)~ Luckily I'm not smart enough to figure out that 5 minute difference while I'm still in bed (cos I'm still 75% asleep at the time!) The things we do!

I found out yesterday that I have to go to Cairns next Tuesday night for work (yes I have to give up part of my public holiday) for two days, and I'll be in a hotel with no gym, and I'll have no car!! So - jogging along the esplanade it's going to have to be!

I've got a bit more travel on the horizon too - I'm having a weekend in Canberra in a couple of weeks time to visit my brother and his little family, and where I shall be meeting Bel, who was my first successful mentoree with Sue - cant wait!! Then in June I'm going to be somewhere in Victoria (the place is yet to be decided) for two weeks helping out one of our branches when we go-live with our new computer system. Yes I get to experience Winter in Victoria again - love it!

Time to go visit some blogs!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you are feeling better and on top of things today ... and yay to the no more sore throat!!! ... sometimes I am sure our body just tricks us when we are not feeling our usual happy selves. Have to say you made my day too when I saw my name added to your list of blogs you read. How exciting!!! Well hope tomorrow is even better than today.

Take care.
M :-)

Bella said...

You crack me up Hilary - I do that with the alarm clock! I think Im so smart for tricking my brain that early in the morning! LOL (like its that hard anyway!!

I didnt know you have been feeling flat (sorry)(need to do some back-reading) but am pleased you conquered any tonsilitis...I had to push through a similar situation this week!

Running along the esplanade in Cairns sounds nice (was it Cairns? - cant go back to check without losing this post)How much cardio do you do a week? The weather has been so poo here lately I cant even imagine walking out to my mail box (sad I know...!!) xxx

Bella said...

Ha! Yep - it was Cairns! Wish I was in Cairn right now - but I have to admit I looooove winter fashions...!!!

Ali said...

LOL I do that to with the alarm clock and some of the clocks in my house, good that you had a good leg workout!

If your interested and have the time, I would love to meet you I live in Canberra :)

Have a great day tomorrow,
Ali xx

little rene said...

good on you hilary, you are always such a positive person! glad to hear that you are not sick. i swear by echinacea cough lozenges eery time i get a sore throught. i am writing this blog in the car while my husband drives. you gotta love technology! have a great weekend
love
little rene xxx

little rene said...

good on you hilary, you are always such a positive person! glad to hear that you are not sick. i swear by echinacea cough lozenges eery time i get a sore throught. i am writing this blog in the car while my husband drives. you gotta love technology! have a great weekend
love
little rene xxx

Hilary said...

Hi Mandy - I find it exciting too when I see that other people read my blog! Thanks for your thoughts!

Bella yes it was Cairns that I'm going to - and running along the Esplanade is the plan. (As long as that pesky new cyclone has gone of course!). Normally I do about 4 x 30min cardio sessions, and 2 x 60min sessions per week, varying the intensity. This seems to be enough to maintain the results I got, while still enjoying the odd treat!

And I'm glad to see that I'm not the only looney that does the alarm clock thing! Thanks Ali and Bella for making me feel like I'm not such a weirdo!!

I cant believe that Little Rene can blog whilst a passenger in the car! Technology just moves to fast for me! (lol - I'm sounding old!!)

Chontelle said...

I totally do the alarm clock thing too! It is so funny how you can know that your clock is fast... but every morning you forget!!!

RaeC said...

LMAO!! You are so not alone Hilary!! We ALL do it... even my watch is set forward because I'm nearly always running late with everything I cram into a day. I always set them a weird amount forward, like 13 minutes or something and then set the alarm at 4.36, an my poor little sleepy brain in the morning can't calculate what time it is properly and normally trying to wakes me up anyways!!

Glad to hear you're feeling better!! xxx

Deb said...

Hi Hilary, reading for inspiration and came across your blog. You look wonderful!, sick and all ;)
Just working on getting leaner & mixing up my workouts. Nice to read how others accomplish their goals. Good luck!