astrothsknot: (Default)
( Sep. 4th, 2010 09:36 pm)
I'm a bit annoyed with myself. It was part of my September challenge to follow my routine to the letter. Already I'm having issues with it.

Today I'm supposed to a HIIT routine, but by the time I'd got up and done the chores for the morning I just got dressed. I couldn't be bothered with doing a routine and having to get showered and everything.

I meant to clean the rooms, but instead I just went for a 10k walk (it was a beautiful day. Must have been around 23 degrees).

And now I'm too tired to go and do the workout, which annoys me because it was scheduled. It's only 9.15pm, I could still get it done. I always have this issue. I always find it easier to do cardio than weights or strength - I will walk or cycle for hours, but gearing up to do a routine that's going to take less than an hour from my day and it's really hard to gear up for it, particularly when Stewart is about.

I really need to start doing these things right after breakfast. The dishes will wait.

Part of it is when Stewart is at home, rather than at school, I feel like I've got to be in the same room as him, which is ridiculous. He's 15. he doesn't need me the way a child does, he's in his room or on his PS3, chatting to people and playing games. But if I'm out the room for any length of time he'll come and find me and start talking to me. Part of me is all glad because he's growing up and one day he won't want to talk to me, the other is like "we're not joined at the hip! we're in the same house! You don't need me to run round after you!"

I don't want to say "Wait an hour, then I'm all yours" because teenagers are funny creatures. They take things personally that were never meant that way. (Thanks christ I never had girls - have you seen them when they meltdown? And they do it all the time!) I don't want him to feel rejected, but on the other hand, he's just being told to wait, which is what happens in the real world. It's not never. It's right now, I have this other thing to do and so I'll give you my full attention at this arranged time.

They never tell you in the books that motherhood means feeling guilty for nothing all the time.
astrothsknot: (Default)
( Aug. 16th, 2010 12:05 am)
I haven't put on any holiday weight.
astrothsknot: (Default)
( Jul. 17th, 2010 01:22 am)
I'm having issues with one of my HIIT routines. It's sooooo long. It was 45 mins, but I shortened the intervals and it's still 40 mins and that's a bit too long when a hit should be 30 or less.

But it's a really good routine. So I thought, set myself a challenge and buy myself something nice when I'm done.

There's nothing I want.

How the hell am I meant to motivate myself when I can't find any bribes?
astrothsknot: (fit - Jane Tomlinson Balls)
( Jul. 2nd, 2010 01:32 am)
I have lost, since New Year, a grand total of 5kg or 11 lb, bringing my current weight to 74kg or 11st 10lb. Only another 14kg/2st 3lb to go.

(a stone is 14lb for the Americans who want to do some maths)
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( May. 26th, 2010 04:51 pm)
Sun- HIIT workout, 25 yoga
Mon - 12.8km cycle, 40 mins weights, and 9km walk
Tues - 43mins aerobics and 1 hour yogalates dvd
Wed - 10 bike.

Now back to being busy, but I have no idea what I'm busy doing, but I've not stopped. I have however killed a frying pan and put corners on a spatula which never had them before. I tried to dry-fry a square sausage. My fire doors work. It took overnight to clear out all the smoke.
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( May. 20th, 2010 08:49 pm)
43 mins aerobics and 1 hr Pilates.

I'm sick of Call of Duty. I'm going deaf with all the banging.

They finally sorted the arial so Mum gave me a digibox, so now I have thirty five channels of repeats and people trying to sell me stuff.

It's boiling! Summer's finally here! Let's hope it stays.
astrothsknot: (fit - swimmer Amanda Beard 2)
( May. 19th, 2010 10:39 pm)
yesterday - 10 mile cycle
today - HIIT workout and 25 mins yoga. really concentrated on technique and so didn't wallop my knees into my elbows this time.

my bike's had yet another innertube and now the nut on the wheel needs replacing.

I'm so blind that my lenses for my glasses cost three times more than the frames. Bang goes my prescription goggles.

I got an email off Stewart's guidance teacher today. Stewart's changed so much, he's so mature, apparently. The little shit won't tell me where the cloning lab is so we can make millions.
astrothsknot: (another damn thing)
( May. 17th, 2010 09:07 pm)
Oh for fucks sake. My back tyre has gone out again.

So 30min weights, 50min swim, 4 mile bike and 4 mile walk. Pushing a bike. I think my feet are going to fall off.

This is the third time in a week, there's nothing seeming to be loose, spokes and things. Dad's taking the wheel into the shop.
astrothsknot: (faith dean2)
( May. 16th, 2010 09:24 pm)
Circuit training and 25 mins yoga. walking planks are evil

So there was a finale or something this Thursday? I haz thoughts, but I want to marshall them first. I feel the need to meta like I did in S2.

Writing is going well, I broke the 2000 word barrier this week and the voice is starting to sound like me again. I'm reading back what I'm writing and I like it. It doesn't make me cry. I had intended to write one thing, but ended up doing another, because that's where the story wanted to go. I started out crucifying someone, now I'm having an exorcism.

This makes me happy.
CLEANING TIME!! I got so into dismembering a box for the recycling that Stewart came out to find me. I'd been killing it for 45 minutes. It's dead now.

My computer appears to be dying. EEEEK! I can't afford a new one!

I appear to have lost a bra. We're blaming the polterghiest who appeared earlier this week.

*cleans you*
astrothsknot: (sookie look cheap)
( May. 5th, 2010 12:00 am)
yesterday I did 45 mins aerobics and 1 hour yoga. It helped with my shoulders and legs falling off.

Today I did 8 miles cycling and 1km in the pool. I've had a weird craving to go swimming for a few weeks now and even though my swimsuit fitted fine before, it fits even better now.

I'm sick of the election. They're all fucking crooks.

had a frustating day jobwise - the government has managed to add another layer of difficulty to people who are actually looking for jobs and I ended up shouting at the poor girl on the other side when I finally got past their stupid phone line.

You'd think they'd cotton on that part of the way you make cuts in the welfare budget and get back taxes is get people back into work and stop placing arbitary barriers in their way.

It struck me earlier that every interview I've had recently I got myself. None of it was jobs on a goverment site.

But I'll get there. I have no worries, other than the future and it's not here yet, so I'm not fussed about it.

I am a zebra on the savannah. I know there's lions. I know they want to eat me. But I shan't worry until they're chasing me and then when they're gone, I'll just go back to eating grass.

On a more fun note, Stewart has just turned 15 and there's romance author wank. S'good.
Did my first HIIT workout today. Took 30 mins because I wasn't familiar with it or the Gymboss timer, so a little longer than I should have done.

I couldn't speak during and I couldn't move after. I will be in pain tomorrow. It was weird because I'm used to following a dvd or watching something when I work out and this was the first time I have had that. I had to sit down for ten minutes before I could do my 25 min yoga programme and I was shaking through it.

I think I'll get an early night tonight. I'm exhausted after this week. Really bone-tired.

Dad was saying how Stewart's never at school. Maybe if they stopped sending him home every time he swings the lead, because once he figured out they'd send him home to cover their asses he was doing it all the time. I try to be out, but then they get my Mum and she won't say no to him.

Anyone have any experience with gestational diabetes? Wee Kirby is a month too big and Lisa has gloucose in her urine.
astrothsknot: (hot chicks eat)
( Apr. 28th, 2010 11:54 pm)
1 hr of housework and a 10k cycle.

There are cakes in the house and i don't want to eat them. I think i'm possessed.
astrothsknot: (fit - action star Jessica Biel bikini)
( Apr. 27th, 2010 10:45 pm)
2 hours housework, 45mins MOS Aeroburn and 45mins yoga.

1. I refuse to classify rhubarb crumble as a sweet. It's got rhubard in it.

2. did MOS Aeroburn, mostly followed the routine. so 45 mins of that and 30 mins yoga

3. Stewart has hurt his back. he says it just started to ache around 3pm. he was having trouble sitting and needed help to get in and out the shower. The muscles were so tight he couldn't get his hands on his head to dry his hair.i massaged them and I nearly dislocated my thumbs.
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( Apr. 25th, 2010 12:19 am)
As an ETA to the previous entry - If I'm being nosy about your habits, I should get mine out there.

I'm a member of a gym, where I lift weights and do cardio intervals on the treadmill and the crosstrainer. I also cycle and walk outdoors. I have an exercise bike, skipping rope and trampette at home for cardio. I also have a step, dumbbells which go to 9kg. I lift heavier at the gym, but find them useful for circuit (HIIT) which I do at home. I also have resistance bands. They get used for pilates mainly, though I have used them as part of a weights routine.

I also use DVDs - Ministry of Sound dance, Taebo and various yoga and pilates DVDs. I love yoga.

I prefer working out alone. I'm not a team player, I like working out at my own pace and with Stewart, I can't make commitments to turn up at a certain time. I like having a house and I don't like relying on people if I can help it. I like variety and keeping challenged. I also have two left feet, so classes don't work for me, but DVDs do, because I can get the choreography at my own pace.

The only thing I'll never do is run outside, because I can't leave my gibbles behind. Maybe if bumbags come back into fashion and I can take all my crap.
astrothsknot: (fit - swimmer Amanda Beard 3)
( Apr. 24th, 2010 10:22 pm)

Going well so far.

Stewart's birthday is ten days away and he's driving me nuts. he's already had his presents and the steering wheel just doesn't fit on the table so he's been upending my kitchen and using it there and so I've bought him s PC trolley. Now he's bitching it shakes when he uses it and why can't he take the wheels off and put them on when we're moving it?

I'm like will you just listen to yourself? It's not getting left through here all the time, because that's what will end up happening.

All night he's been bitching away. I solved the problem by turning off the PS3.


I know possess 34 fitness dvds and an interval timer. I keep saying I don't need anymore and I CAN TOTALLY STOP BUYING ANY TIME I WANT TO!!


[Poll #1555704]
astrothsknot: (another damn thing)
( Apr. 22nd, 2010 02:42 pm)
Note to self: don't buy so much fruit this week.

1hr aerobics, 25min yoga, 4 hours wondering when the hell DHL will pick up this faulty steering wheel. I'm afraid to go for a pee in case they come.
astrothsknot: (fit - dancer Sarah Shahi)
( Apr. 21st, 2010 08:12 pm)
25 min taebo and 25 min yoga. First time I've done yoga in nearly two weeks. I'm in pain after all the cleaning the yesterday.

Then it was off to mothers and be driven nuts by her gypsy (craft thing). I got to freak her out though on SUperskinny v Supersize - the Fat Warning From the Future person was her spitting image.

God, wasn't that a fascinating day?


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