Monday, June 29, 2015

wet fish

Good 121 today - cardio torched 425 cals (5m peak, 25m cardio, 14m fat burn). I know I'm putting in the same effort (because we're counting reps and they're staying the same or improving) but I notice that my heart rate/calorie burn is lower. Which is I guess proof that it's working and my fitness is improving :) Popped over to see my stepmum - and now it's back to the hated revisions. Someone smack me with a wet fish and tell me to stop stalling...

Friday, June 26, 2015


Great 121 today - 474 cals torched, 10m peak, 23m cardio and 12m fat burn. Am getting better at medicine ball woodchops - today was 17 in 30 seconds, and I can remember struggling to do 10 smile emoticon Also interesting to note that yesterday I burned 1000 fewer calories than I did the day before - so I can see how the afterburn effect of a gym session works. Next time I feel like having a rest day, I'll remember that smile emoticon Skiving off for lunch out, so I need to crack on with revisions. (I hate doing revisions so I always drag my feet. I need something to motivate myself through it - though *not* cake!) Laters. Have a nice day heart emoticon

Almost forgot - new hair from yesterday...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mallory Knox

Rest day today smile emoticon (Plus I wanted to sort out our Mallory Knox tickets - really looking forward to seeing them at the UEA in October.) Righty. Revisions are calling. (I've been thinking more than writing, these last couple of days, and it's sorted in my head - so wish me no phone calls or other annoying interruptions. Have a nice day! smile emoticon

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

new class

Not being as good as I hoped I'd be re posting, but I am trying...

Good session today (is my favourite workout - the weights-cardio combo). 547 cals torched, 1m peak, 35m cardio and 26m fat burn. But best of all was the poster in the gym this morning - they have a new class. Fit steps. Cross between - wait for it, wait for it - ballroom dance and cardio. Right up my street. I am so going to the first class! Righty. Revisions (and hopefully not a day full of interruptions, as yesterday was). Have a nice day :)

Friday, June 19, 2015


Good cardio 121 today - 441 cals, 5m peak, 26m cardio, 15m fat burn. Youngest is at the Somme today, DH is at the motorbike racing, and I'm home alone with Elderly Dog (who tells me he plans to spend the day snoozing). Have a nice day :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Good legs and kettlebell session today (350 cals, 11m cardio, 39m fat burn). Very pleased with the performance of the shoes (see pic). Righty. Coffee and work for me (and pleased to say that the RHR is down again - yay!) Have a nice day :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Great 121 today - cardio (9m peak, 26m cardio, 12m fat burn and 456 cals - but better still I can see the pace picking up on some of the exercises, so I'm pleased). Had to apologise to DH this morning for waking him up at 2.30am - literally screamed myself awake from a bad dream. This is the one euphemistically known in this house as the 'burglar dream' (not actually a burglar - um - y'know the scene at MacDuff's castle? That, except in my childhood home, and the fact I always need to hug the dog a lot in the morning after and also check my kitchen knives are where they should be - you get the drift). Interestingly the fitbit showed a spike in my heart rate exactly when I was having the nightmare. (I have yet to persuade my ed to let me do a sleep research book. She's right - I'll get far too carried away with the medicine - but it's so INTERESTING!) Righty. Nagging phone calls and then work ahoy. Have a nice day! :)

Monday, June 15, 2015

What a difference a week makes...

What a difference a week or so makes - now I'm back to normal gym sessions, normal sensible eating, drinking 2 litres of water a day and cutting coffee back to one cup a day, my resting heart rate has dropped dramatically (10 points in the last 8 days - yay! - back to being below average for my age, which in this case is a Jolly Good Thing). And I've wiped out most of the partying damage on the scales. Just need to work on sorting my sleep now... :) Righty. Work to be done. I'm gone. Have a nice day :)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Starting the new book...

Really good 121 (the mad cardio stuff) this morning - 9m peak, 27m cardio, 8m fat burn. Finally sorted out my hero's occupation (thanks to a chat with my pal Caroline Anderson - and that also means I have some interesting stuff to research, yay). So. Laundry, coffee, and words on page in my near future :) Have a nice day!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Title for book 66

Nearly forgot - I have a title for book 66! Her Playboy's Proposal - medical romance, coming in Jan 2016 :) (My working title was The Nurse's Guarded Heart.) And I have a Pandora bead for it (apols for rubbish quality of pic). Is little, pretty and delicate. Righty. I have blood tests, so am off to convince my veins not to hide from the phlebo and then head down working. Have a nice day :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

sticky stuff and getting there

Very productive discussion with the doctor yesterday, so things are moving forward on one front. The other sticky stuff is pending test results, so keep your fingers crossed that my GP is just being ultra-cautious. This is shaping up to be another character-forming year... Still. Grit teeth and carry on. Good session at the gym - 'day 3' is my favourite one, i.e. the weights-and-cardio circuits (kind of a cross between a Pump class and a Cardio Blast class, and the idea is to look at what I did last time for each exercise and do more reps this time - so it's pretty hardcore but it suits me perfectly). Feeling a bit rubbish today (stress always torpedoes my sleep) but made myself go in - was a good decision because it helped. 5m peak, 36m cardio and 15m fat burn (and 475 cals torched - yay me!). Have a nice day smile emoticon]

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Happy half a century...

Happy half a century to the love of my life, whose gorgeous blue eyes still make my heart beat as fast today as they did when I met him 30 years ago :)

Tuesday, June 02, 2015


Totally and utterly cream-crackered :) But had a lovely, lovely time with family and friends to celebrate the other half turning half a century. Nicki Gaskin did us proud as always with the cake! (And, no, he doesn't have one. He likes going to watch the racing - which is how I like it because it's much safer!)