After yesterday's misery wallow doom fest post, I absolutely had to come up with some reasons to be cheerful again. They may be hiding, but they're always there. It's time to be happy.
Angel on video
Finally, FINALLY, someone has videoed my daughter doing a series of backflips in training. As essential skill for a gymnast, but not her favourite thing. At all. She won't be able to use the 'can't' word again anyway! Sadly I am forbidden from posting it up here...
Complications around special needs (ie no respite) meant I had to cancel my day-time plans, but I'm should get out in the evening thanks to Angel and her friends who are going to hold the fort for a few hours. Dublin watch out!
Finally my son is listening. After months of doing very little he has signed up to a number of activities this term which I'm hoping will reduce his anxiety: chess, art, tennis, science and Japanese...yes really!
Running is the cure for everything
When I finally weighed myself two weeks ago and got my cholesterol results (6.7), I knew I had to take action. But I don't do diets, they just make me feel miserable and deprived. Well apart from one. Hunger also has a bad effect on me - just ask my children. I get snappy, upset, clumsy and then I start to feel faint and cannot focus on anything except food until I get some. This was not good when it happened during lunch time business meetings.
Statins and supplements are giving me side effects, so what to do? Well I only know of one alternative: exercise. And I don't mean my old Jane Fonda videos.
I decided that I'd better start running again and seriously. Running has helped me before, but in the past the received wisdom was that you had to have rest days, and you started by running just 2-3 times a week. But I heard recently that the way to improve quickly is to run every single day. Perhaps that might be the way to lose weight too? So last Monday, as soon as the kids left for school I headed gingerly out the front door, checked that none of my neighbours were around, and wobbled down the road. Eleven days later and look! I've lost 6lbs. A little bit of healthy eating was involved too: the boxes of chocolates are empty now after all. But I think it's mainly the running, even though I've only managed to run on school days so far. A leaner, healthier me must be just around the corner!
Submitted, as usual, to Mummy from the Heart for #R2BC