Back after a short blogging absence. I think the combination of work, hormones, my shoulder,extreme fatigue and my Dad's 70th birthday party sent me over the edge into lunatic heaven yesterday because I embraced the day hoping that I could just hide under a rock and speak to nobody. Howeve, unfortunatley that didn't happen, I saddled up and went out Christmas shopping for the girls. Whilst I didn't get everything, I did about 75% of the job which is going to save buckets of time over Christmas. I was in bed by 8.30pm and out like a light shortly after and woke up to Uncle TOM.
It's always such a relief to know that you're truly not psychotic after all.
I was up with the birds this morning for a quick cuppa and then it was off to teach RPM. I was chuffed to see at least 25 people this morning for class - this time about 18 months ago, I begged John to let me have it (it used to get 2 participants) and it's been ever so slowly picking up ever since. I still have my days where the numbers aren't all that high, but the past few weeks have had much fuller classes - I would say due to summer being around the corner and it being so light, so early - it's conducive to getting up and having a good whack on the bike.
Had breakfast of oats and protein powder, making a mental note to bring less next week. Katie has written an excellent post today about how you really need to have a "figure competitor" determination to master eating on a more intuitive level. I need to work on this aspect more in my own eating - often I'm eating on the run or distracted, so my meals go in before I've had a chance to really register the taste (bad Liz!). I weighed out my oat and protein portion but obviously what my body needed today was less than what I thought I needed. I stayed pretty much comfortably full until lunchtime. So give it a go - even if you're weighing/measuring your food , really sit down, chew thoroughly and rate your hunger before and after - it's pretty enlightening.
Taught Bodystep at 9.20am and then it has been home to do the housework. I'm still wearing my Bugg - it's a wonderful reminder to stop being a slug - in fact I now set myself little step challenges (complete x number of steps and I get a bit more TV time, sad I know but I'm really enjoying Celebrity Masterchef, followed by Heroes - so I figure if I move a bit more, then I've earned the right to sit down lol)
Finally, I want to mention that from little things, big things grow. It is from our seemingly small actions that wonderful things can happen. As a mother, I'm dismayed at what our kids are bombarded with every day, told that they're not good enough, they're not beautiful enough, they don't measure up. Shelley has taken up the challenge of reaching out and making a difference. I want to stand next to her and make the world a more positive place via the Inspire Foundation
What you can do to help:
1) Visit Shelley's blog and leave a comment. (tell her you love her blog too BTW)
2) Leave a comment on my blog (tell me you love me too BTW lol!) and I will donate $1.00 from every comment I receive as well and give the money to Shelley on Friday
3) Consider standing next to us and make a difference if you regularly blog. Remember from small things, big things grow!