Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Welcoming the New Year in with a purrr (not a roar)

It was more of a fizzle than a "bang", our New Years. I nursed a few glasses of bubbly all night, drank two bottles of water in between, and ate far too much cheese and crackers. A fairly quiet night, at a very quiet get-together - man I feel old!

So anyway, despite the quiet night I still didn't get to bed until 2am, so a sleep in until 10am was in order. I dont even remember the last time I slept half the day away. It was nice because it was cool and windy and rainy, and the neighbourhood was quiet as a mouse - good snuggling weather. The thing I hate about sleeping in that late is that by the time you get up and have "breakfast" it's screwed all your meal times up. I've been a bit guilty of missing meals lately, so its time to get myself back to 5 good clean meals per day.

Today I slept in until 7am and then hit the gym, which is finally back to ordinary hours (yay!). I did my first weights session of 2008 - shoulders, bi's and tri's, followed by 25 minutes on the cross trainer. After a week off weights, I actually lifted heavier for shoulders... go figure. But I was weaker in biceps, weird. The gym was almost empty, much to my surprise. I suppose all the New Years Resolutioners wont start until Monday!

Tomorrow I'm heading into the city with some friends to hit the sales. I'm hoping to score some new work heels, work clothes, perfume, cooler bag and whatever other bargains I can find. A bit of retail therapy never goes astray!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year

Enjoy the sales theres some great stuff in the city on sale this year. As always Myer remains my favourite place for seeking out a great bargain.

Magda said...

Hi Hilary,

our NYEs sound very similar except that I AM OLD LOL!!! Enjoy the rest of your holiday time and the best of luck for the new year.



Antigone said...

I have been slack with meals too so i will join on getting back to 5meals a day :)
Have fun at the sales :)

Dianna Broeren said...

Happy New Year Hilary! I'm imagining you enjoying your white castello : ) I think of you everytime I see that chees in the supermarket! Wishing you a wonderful fit and healthy 2008.

jodie said...

Happy NY Hils! I hope the retail therapy was great. All the best for 2008 and hope your new job is fantastic.

take care and love

Raechelle said...

I was also surprised by the lack of attendance at the gym Wednesday (considering ours was closed for the full 10 days before)-but it was great having it to ourselves hehe!
Hope your shopping was pleasant and therapeutic!

Doris's New Beginning! said...

Hey Hiliary
Happy New Year........a bit slow I know. I am really enjoying longer times at the gym, but back to the early mornings on Monday. Goodluck on your first day at the new job. talk to you soon.

RaeC said...

I hear you on the "fizzle" girl... LOL!! I've been telling people that it wasn't because I was old that I had a quiet night, but that it's because I am preparing for being focussed on my goals this year... hehehe!! Have a great day and keep up the fantastic training start to the New Year xxx

RaeC said...

PS. Did Di mention white castello??? That's one of my favourite cheeses too, but it's been an awful long time since I have indulged... has my mouth watering just thinking about it... LOL!! But then again I was heading home from work yesterday and my mouth was watering thinking about my chicken salad... gotta love that!! xxx