Friday, February 27, 2009

Wedding planning

Last week I ended up having most of the week off training. I had a really really awful day last Tuesday, and ended up taking the day off work, mostly for emotional reasons!! I'm now going to have to get some minor surgery done in the next few months, which is really upsetting me. Its nothing life-threatening, but its upsetting all the same.

So last week I sulked, big time. But this week I've decided to "suck it up, princess!" and just get on with it. So I'm back training hard and eating clean. And I feel a lot better, except this morning I was just too shattered to get up and do step. I will take the dogs for a walk this arvy and then go for a powerwalk instead.

In an effort to distract myself, I've tried to throw myself into wedding planning. I have now FINALLY booked the venue for the ceremony and reception/party - and Saturday the 13th of June is the day! Then I started stressing because that is only about 4 months away, and I've pretty much done nothing except book the celebrant, get my dress and shoes, and order my ring.

SO! I've got lists galore! There are so many details to think about - and we wanted a simple wedding remember?? Ugh! You still have to think about what song to walk down the aisle to, what sort of cake to get, will we have cars or not, what will we do for music at the party/reception, what sort of invitations, the WORDING on the invitations... my list is endless!

We're having a cocktail style party for the reception, so we dont have to worry about sit down menus or seating arrangements, or bonbonniere, or table decorations etc so thats something I guess.

Last night I stayed up late researching DIY wedding invitiations on the internet. So then I went to bed and couldn't get to sleep, too busy thinking about everything I needed to do... I think wedding planning is bad for your health!

And all the guy has to do is turn up!

Monday, February 16, 2009

I will sleep anywhere, and in any position mum, as long as its on your lap

Taken over the course of a few days...
Oh, the life of a cat!
This is comfy, mum...

This isn't very comfy, but I'll sleep in this position anyway...

This is ridiculous, how do you expect me to sleep like this?! Oh but I'll sleep here anyway...

I went for a massage on the weekend, and she says my whole left rotator cuff group of muscles is inflamed. After the massage it still feels like I have rocks in my traps, I have to go back for another massage next weekend. I constantly stink of Tiger Balm, actually I think my skin is starting to peel from over-use!
Went to attempt a shoulder/bi's/tri's workout this morning, but once I got to gym I elected to skip the shoulder part completely - still too sore. Mind you, all of the exercises made it hurt. Stupid body.
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This week I have...

  • felt so sad hearing the terrible stories with the bushfires down south
  • had an awesome shoulder workout on Monday
  • pulled a muscle in my left trapezius (refer to above comment) which is making me stink from Tiger Balm
  • sweltered through a 37 degree humid day in our office with broken air conditioning
  • discovered that I really like Earl Grey tea
  • damaged my car!!  Tuesday morning 5.30am, still half asleep, trying to park my car in the gym carpark, and scraped the front bumper against a concrete pillar.  aaarrrghh!  Its a company car, so dont have to pay for it though!
  • started to feel my clothes get a bit looser.


Monday, February 02, 2009


Firstly, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for their support and words of wisdom re my last blog post, very much appreciated! You are all beautiful people!

The rest of the week was much less dramatic :) and everyone is friends again, which is good. I dont sleep well when I'm not friends with people LOL! OH and I are both stubborn and we are both the youngest in our families, so we're used to getting our own way! I have to just accept that people want to help and have input in a wedding, and that I cant do it all myself.

This weekend was very sedate. I spent most of Saturday weeding our gravel driveway. I was bent over, yanking out those big "spider" weeds because the ground was still moist from the recent rain. Consequently I got sunburned in a strip accross my lower back (think brickies-bum!!) which is the most stupid, painful spot to get sunburned! It is absolutely roasted, and right where the back of my pants sit. It wasn't even sunny, it was quite overcast and a bit drizzly all day, go figure. I also can now barely walk because my hamstrings are so sore, from bending at the waist all day. It is most strange to have sore hammies, and perfectly fine quads!

After all that weeding, I filled the wheelbarrow 5 times. And then I look at the driveway and think "it barely looks like I've touched it" - gah! there are so many weeds! Ohhhh I would love a concrete or bitumen driveway!

Not much else going on, I'm getting into a really good routine now with training and nutrition, although I'm really struggling to get to gym for opening time in the mornings. I used to be there before they open (5.30am), but now I'm regularly 15 minutes late... tut tut!

I've been seeing a nice, slow downward trend on the scales too lately, which I'm loving. Had a roast dinner at the in-laws last night though, which caused a nasty spike this morning.

I'm excited that The Biggest Loser and So You Think You Can Dance are back on too - both TV shows that make me really conscious about what I'm eating... especially with all those hot bodies in SYTYCD! I dont watch a huge amount of TV, but I make exceptions in this case :)

Better go start dinner... TTFN.