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Don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

Now I can hear ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ in my head. But I digress.

I never knew the awesomeness of my younger body, until pregnancy and aging caught up with me.

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Exercise Report Card 12: A Pre-Emptive Strike

This week I am very aware that (a) I’ve been out for dinner twice and (b) the Easter holiday is coming up.

It’s sad but since I’ve started this mission to get fit, I find eating out and going on holiday stressful. After all, I just know that healthy eating and exercising is probably about to go out of the window. So this past week (and this following week) is about trying to minimize the damage with pre-emptive exercise.

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Ten Thoughts Tuesday 10

TTTThe random-ness of the Ten Thoughts Tuesday challenge continues!

Here are this week’s musings:

1. This week, I’m thinking about body image.

2. Not so much to do with me, but how it affects young girls.

3. Barbie is under fire yet again for promoting an unrealistic body image.

4. Which may be true, but I’m of the mind that how your mother deals with her body image is likely to have a more profound impact on a child’s body image than a doll.

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Exercise Report Card 9: Squashed

This week I have indeed met my goal of doing four bouts of exercise…but this was all within three days. Oops. Feeling better than last week though, possibly due to more sleep?

Monday: no exercise

Tuesday: 40 minutes Pilates, 25 minutes walking (notice what I did there, 2 bouts in one day…does that really count?)

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Exercise Report Card 7: Guilt Trip and Secrets

This week I have been very aware that taking care of myself takes up time, and this makes me feel guilty. Rationally I know that I need to take care of myself. But without an acute medical reason to exercise / eat well / rest, my emotions tell me that I have no excuse to ‘waste’ time on myself.

Ah, the joy of mummy guilt.

Anyway, here’s this week’s progress:

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Ten Thoughts Tuesday 6

TTTAnother Tuesday and another Ten Thoughts Tuesday post.

Here are this week’s musings:

1. Have left this late – got to be quick as sleep is calling me.

2. One way to diet – get a mouth ulcer. Stops you eating and makes you drink loads of water. Ow.

3. It’s been 20 years since the James Bulger murder.

4. I remember the reports when I was a child myself.

5. But now I realise re-reading them that my parents must have shielded me from the horrible details. Continue reading

Ten Thoughts Tuesday 4

TTTThe last Tuesday of January dawns and with it another Ten Thoughts Tuesday post.

Here are this week’s musings:

1. This week has been all about starting a diet.

2. I’ve come to realize that I need to reign in my portion sizes that have been getting out of control, and stop eating ‘pre-emptively’.

3. I can’t say I’m happy about it though.

4. Children’s exposure to media has also been occupying my thoughts this week – something bothers me about a 7-year-old singing some of those pop songs out there.

5. But then I’ve always been one to focus on the lyrics.  Continue reading