Sunday, 29 January 2012

Blue Sunday

After yesterday's failed gym attempt we were also going to go to body pump this morning at 11.30 but couldn't even make that! Not sure why this week has been so tiring but an early night tonight and then hopefully reset for next week.

Michael has a big important interview in London this week so we went up to the mall and did some suit shopping. He has a few suits, but they're a bit worn and on the new regime he's looking trimmer, so needed to get a new fit. In the end I persuaded him that the 'slim fit' version is a better look for him, and we got a steel grey cut that he'll look gorgeous in on Wednesday :)

This also means though that his beard has to go! I've never been a huge fan of the facial hair, but I'm becoming more attached to it so will have to make an adjustment after tomorrow's visit to the barber! 

We visited the Toyota dealership today to investigate new car options - either which way you look at it, cars are expensive! We haven't decided whether to go for a new one on finance and commit to monthly payments or buy an old one outright and risk big bills.... I'm hoping to cycle in to the new job when I'm based in Bristol, but need to ask my sister nicely if I can steal her bike while she's in the States. It might mean one less gym trip too!! 

I've been a right grump the last couple of days, especially today....this was not helped by a) missing the gym (twice!) and b) having a rather disappointing cappuccino in Starbucks earlier. I'm not sure what was wrong with it but it was disappointing nonetheless, hmpf. On the aforementioned diet this is a regular, and necessary, treat! I am doing Step 3 of the Cambridge Weight Plan , which is 1000Kcals a day. I'm getting on ok with it, but for some reason have found weeks 3 and 4 difficult (last week and this week). I've lost 9lbs so far in three weeks, but weigh-in tomorrow and am not sure how well I'm going to do. I haven't drunk enough water (supposed to be 2.25 litres minimum) so I shall try and massively rehydrate tonight and tomorrow to kick-start my body before weighing in tomorrow eve! I am starting with a Berocca; 
Hopefully my saviour??!
To top today off, Michael has just nudged past the shelf in the above picture, and it's bloody fallen off the wall, smashing our key pot, change pot and thrown all the coppers halfway across the floor. And I've just caught my ring in my jumper and pulled a hold in it. Just sums today up really!

I'm now going to write my PhD personal statement (yuk) and watch Dancing on Ice in an attempt to cheer myself up while Michael goes to the gym. Here's hoping that next week will be a better week!


  1. You are welcome to my bike but please get the shed first so you have somewhere inside to put it! I'm currently watching the us national figure skating championships, not quite dancing on ice but same theme!

  2. Thanks! Don't worry, I'll definitely keep it inside x