Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Day 1, Jan 1, 2014

Happy new year! ! Spent a wonderful night in airlie with my closest friends and met some new ones :-)

I missed Shaun a lot but I am really excited about what 2014 will bring to us.

I'm grateful for the people in my life who make me laugh and continues to create fun memories with me.

Here's to being young, carefree, happy and full of life! 

My 365 project

Ok so I'm a pretty bad Blogger but this year I'm attempting the 365 project to make the process easier (I think!)

Enjoy :-)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Too hot to handle?

Cayenne Pepper - I thought it was a good idea this morning to add a bit of cayenne pepper seasoning on my eggs this morning.

30 mins later and my mouth is still burning!

Cayenne Pepper is a natural thermogenic and helps to increase your body temperature and speed up your metabolism. It's not a magical diet supplement, just a seasoning that adds flavour (and spice) to food.

I think I'll be taking it a little easier on the seasoning next time.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Great Ocean Road adventure

So I'm off for my second major holiday in a year.

It felt so good to set up my 'out of office' message at work this afternoon. After a stressful few days I think I am ready to get on the plane out of Mackay and arrive in Melbourne for a full-on two days of training for Attack.

Shaun is meeting me in Melbourne Sunday afternoon and we are starting the Great Ocean Road adventure! I can't wait, it's going to be epic.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Who can predict the weather?

Well it's a Friday night and here I am lying in bed with the laptop listening to the glorious sound of rain falling on my bedroom window.

I could not think of a better place to be right now. And I don't want to share this with anyone else.

Is that strange? That I am completely and utterly happy in my own company?

Perhaps it's that my life is so extremely busy that when I get a night to myself, alone, with just the rain to keep me company - there's no where else I would rather be.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hello 2013

Well well well... hasn't January come around quickly?

I'm very disappointed in myself that I am yet to make any 2013 Resolutions. I don't know whether it's because I haven't had time to really think about it or I'm just being lazy. Ok I've definitely been lazy, I received an e-reader for Christmas and I haven't done anything but read since then!

Well I've been going into work but most of the time has been spent wishing I was home with my e-reader.

2013 - they say you should try to find one word for each year.
All I can think of is 'challenging' but I'm not sure if that will give me good karma.

2012 was definitely 'New Experiences' although really that's two words so I'm cheating.

I think I would like this year to be 'Capitalise' as in make more money, invest and spend wisely and set myself up because I'm pretty sure the next 4 years of my life will be crucial.

I'll be 26 in a month.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Change of plans

Well the last month didn't exactly go to plan...

I hurt my ankle - I was on crutches for a week and a half and still can't walk on it properly. That will teach me for even thinking that I might start training for a marathon next year! I felt a sharp pain on the inside of my ankle on my way home from a 6km trail run and slowed to a walk but by the time I got home and took off my shoes, I could no longer walk :-(

Attack training, preparation, time and money down the drain!

But in true Mel-style - I am looking at the positives. I have had a lot more time to myself to relax which I really forgot how to do. I've been cooking more, reading more and getting through my work like a trooper!

On the downside - no exercise, more baking and more time to eat has taken my fitness levels right down, I feel sluggish and 'fat' and I think I'm addicted to sugar :-(

So starts Day 1 of my NO SUGAR diet and my return to the fitness industry. I know I'm being dramatic, it seriously has only been 2 and 1/2 weeks since I hurt myself but if I don't move it I might lose it.

Of course the no sugar diet had to start after I had 4 mini croissants and two gorgeously creamy caramel and chocolate biscuits at work today. But I didn't have any sugar in my tea - that counts right?

I'd have liked to be at my prime by Christmas but that's only 29 days away.

It takes 21 days to break a habit and 30 days to retrain new ones

Bring on Christmas!