Sunday, October 23, 2011

It's his Birthday

So he got to sleep in.  Got juice and toast in bed after opening his presents.  Got to have a mostly lazy day including arvo tea at his Mum and Dads.  It's not everyday your hubby turns 40!  Happy Birthday Babe.  His party is next weekend and he's really looking forward to it which is great.  I got him a voucher from Red Balloon to go for a drive in a Lamborghini, many thanks to D who helped keep that one hush hush by doing the purchasing for me.

I have been knitting stuff for me, having a stall at a local market, doing work for Kinder including interviewing prospective teachers for next year, knitting a commission which should be finished in the next 24-48 hours, cleaning odd bits of the house, starting eleventy billion knitting projects, recovering from 4 Boot Camp classes :-)

So, Boot Camp.  It's great, it works you hard, I've been feeling it as a general used all over tiredness and stiffness for the day of and 2 days after.  Nothing odd, just what I'd expect.  The less floppy flab is definitely a bonus 2 weeks in.  I do have to admit to internally groaning on Wednesday morning at the thought of Boot Camp on Thursday but I've paid for the term so I'm not wasting money by not going.  Tomorrow will be class #5.  So far none of the classes have been similar let alone the same so there is no boredom.  The fact that the instructor can't count and says we'll just do this 2-3 times if we have time and then we work hard and then she sneaks a 4th round in just means she's doing her job and we are suckers for believing her in the face of multiple events of  miscounting :-)

So the knitting is continuing, the Kinder year is coming to an end as will my term as Treasurer (trying not to do this again next year), Jules has turned 40 and tomorrow I submit myself to the self imposed torture that is boot Camp yet again.  All is good!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Today I...

Well this morning I caved and got into my "exercise gear" and headed off to school.   That might sound a bit odd but for the last two terms on Monday and Thursday mornings a personal trainer has been hosting Boot Camp classes in the covered space where Assembly is held at school.  A couple of my friends have been doing it and it has made a big difference for them.  You are already at school for drop off, the Playgroup gear is there ready for use if needed and the little kids are familiar with the space and generally keep themselves well occupied while the Mums exercise.  The instructor is also a Mum from outside school and has no issues with you taking a break to sort out kids as well, so very Mum friendly.  I have been hesitating because those are the two days I swim and I wasn't sure how I'd go with Boot Camp and swimming in one day.  At the same time I have felt the need to add something to my regular routine that worked different parts of my body.  I'm not a runner and cycling has been a challenge to fit in with a 4 year old in the house (that and a complete lack of motivation) and both of these seem too similar to the workout I get from swimming anyway.  So this morning I joined the other Mums and we did a Fitness test.  The usual stuff, how many squats/sit ups/push ups/tricep dips can you do in one minute and then the Beep test as well.  I managed better than I thought I would, obviously the swimming has helped with some of it!  As the day gets longer and my muscles slowly seize up I wonder how I'm going to swim tonight: Probably slowly.  But also how I might be with walking tomorrow...