Saturday, April 11, 2009

Se a vida e (That's the Way Life Is)

"Come outside and feel the morning sun,
Se a vida e` I love you,
Life is much more simple when you're young.
Come on essa vida e`
That's the way life is, that's the way life is...
Although we see the world through different eyes
We share the same idea of Paradise
So don't search in the stars for signs of love
Look around your life you'll find enough"
(Tennant/Lowe, Pet Shop Boys 1996)

Looks like I'm on an official Pet Shop Boys bender this weekend. They're quirky and I love their off beat lyrics. I like this little reminder to keep things simple and to focus on what is most important!

Today's been a bit of a topsy turvy one - I got on the scales and didn't have to do a Shelley - no "wrong way dickhead", weight was exactly the same. However my tummy was pretty grouchy about the onslaught of the wheat and has been letting me know about it for the last 12 hours or so. I was quite surprised that there was no spike, maybe tomorrow, hee hee. I prepped all my gear and CDs to take to RPM only to get to the gym and find my CD cases were empty - I'd organized the cases but not the CDs! Luckily I was able to adlib with another release that was lying at the bottom of my bag - though it was only seven tracks instead of nine, so I had to repeat two - I jokingly called them "mental toughness" tracks.

Then I went and trained my back and shoulders which went well, shoulders a bit grumpy (to match my belly) and went to shower - shock horror, had forgotten to pack my undies yet again - it was off to Lorna Jane to buy a new pair of undies - fittingly I got a pair that say "never say never!" on the front which gave me a bit of a giggle.

Finally it was off to the supermarket to buy things for breakfast tomorrow (my sister turns 30 and we're having a brunch) and lamb for a Massaman Sweet Potato and Lamb Curry which is going to sister in law's tomorrow night. Got the curry stuff sorted but forgot the orange juice!

Now the curry is made and festering I've had a chance to sit down and catch up on blogs. It is funny how your taste in blogs changes over time, with your goals and own growth. I remember when I started blogging in 2006, there was a 'core group' of us Aussie Figure Competitors - it's been fun to actually meet all of these people and add new bloggers to the list along the way - I highly recommend blogging as it's a great way of making new friends and meeting likeminded people. I would love to keep expanding my reading list so if anyone wants to share, please leave a comment!


KRISTIN said...

Hi Liz! Kristin here... I work for Sue at Ideal Bodies Online and I met your good self and Lindy last year at the INBA finals just briefly. Just thought I'd take this opportunity, to pop on and say HI cause I've been reading your blog and can totally agree with you on Blogging... it's such an awesome community and certainly a great way to meet inspirational and motivating people as well as being able to help others too!

Kristin x

LizN said...

Hi Kristin,
Thanks for dropping in - will add you to the list - I do remember meeting you at Nats last year - you and Lindy were towering over Sue and I!

Liz N

Donna said...

Hi Liz
Yum your curry sounds nice is it paleo? Am I allowed it have it? Can you please email me the recipe when you have a spare sec. I can't wait for tomorrow, I got some hot cross buns today and went to the Kiwi shop to buy some chocolate buttons just for me for easter yummy roll on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Hey Liz, I'm a lurker.
Love reading your blog, it's very inspirational.


Anonymous said...

I have to admit, I've almost met all the bloggers we originally started with as long as some new bloggers. It's a support network I couldn't do without that's for sure Liz. :o) xxx