Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Moving Weekend Roundup

Happy Tuesday morning!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  As you might know, my weekend was mostly all about moving.  Saturday morning I woke up to these little guys licking my face.  Not very hygienic, I am aware of this, but totally and utterly cute - therefore acceptable.

I have to admit, when I was packing up my things I shed a few tears when thinking about how my life was going to change, without my new family around me.

Sure I am very excited to be moving in with Michelle.  It is going to be AWESOME.  It is just that Oscar, Riley, Ryan and Robbie have all become such a massive part of my life over the last 3months.  I believe that in the time I have spent with them, I have learnt so much about what my priorities are, who I am at this time in my life and it has made me want to be a better person.  For that time, I am so grateful.

Look at that face?  Could you get mad if you woke up to this?  If you could, you must have a heart of stone... 

I didn't book any time to exercise on Saturday.  Lugging my stuff up and down stairs was going to be enough for me.  Thankfully the whole ordeal wasn't too painful and we managed to get it over and done with fairly quickly. 

What's that noise?  It's the sound of DIY!  Yep.  Michelle and I are so awesome we even put IKEA furniture together.  Without instructions.  With only 1 small slip up, which I could probably blame myself for.  Overall, not a bad job was done.

Excuse my room while my things are vomited up everywhere.  I am not sure if any of you are my friends on FB but this was my status over the weekend:

Things I have learnt from the move:
80% of my clothes are black. 10% of my clothes are leopard print. The other 10% I don't wear. I own 1 bra. Some of my shoes are too small to fit on the racks properly.... And when I packed up my things in December, I must have been intoxicated. Which would explain why I thought it was a good idea to pack all my winter clothes away "for the winter".

All of the above is true.

Saturday night Michelle and I had a frozen pizza from Sainsbury's and a bottle of Rose.  Neither of us were in the mood to handle anything more than that.  Nor did we have the money for take out.  Sunday however, we were both craving something healthy so we whipped up some hummus and ate with carrots, cucumber and toasted wholewheat pitta bread.

Now - onto the best part of this post.  Monday's workouts!

I woke up at 6am on Monday morning, having had a decent night sleep in my new bed.  I checked my emails and FB quickly on my phone and then headed out for a quick run.  It was really strange, but kinda cool to be exploring my old neighborhood again.  Memories! Good ones of course :)

Pace was a little slower but I put that down to a load more hills around this area and my head cold.  I ran around a little park twice and tried to sprint up the hills where I could.  Overall, I was pretty happy with this run and it was a great way to start the week.

At lunch time I was still feeling a little under the weather from a head cold I have been ignoring for the last week.  I completed 20mins on the cross trainer and then some weights as per below.

Wide grip lateral pull down & underhand pull down
DB bench press & DB flys
DB bicep curl & tricep overhead & dips

I felt pretty good afterwards and was glad that I pushed myself to get strength training in as well as the run earlier.
Work was a killer in the afternoon.  I didn't look at the clock for a little while and before I knew it, people were packing up around me.  5:30pm had crept up pretty quickly and I was incredibly happy about that.
It's funny - at 5:30pm every day, it is a mad scramble to get out the door here.  It is pretty funny to watch and never before have I worked somewhere, where this happens.  Even my boss knicks off on time!  I love it!

Right, I am off to start my work day and get on with things.  I only have 2 weeks left until I leave for Cape Town.... Busy busy busy!  Oh, and I get to see my sister tonight.... Woohoo!!

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