Hello and Welcome!

I am, and always have been, a notoriously bad blogger. But I'm back to give it another try, one more time.

I seem to have rediscovered my "pep" in recent times, and I'm ready to try some new things, and get back into the things that matter to me... at this stage, this chiefly involves getting fit and losing weight (again!)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Gardening day 1

Today has been spent predominantly in the garden, and tomorrow will be much the same. The place is really starting to take shape, which is really exciting. I spent half of today sweeping up 40 million gum leaves from the massive gum trees in the easement next to my place, which was not so exciting. Similarly, the massive horde of eight legged interlopers which I uncovered and squished, also not exciting. But that said, the back yard is looking good (apart from the square patch of dirt which still needs to be turned into a garden bed... but the paved areas are nice and clean, and the completed garden bed is all tidy. One step at a time).

Tomorrow I have recruited my mother to help me put in my sprinkler system. I'm happy to do the purchasing and the labour, but I have absolutely NFI how to design the system that I need, nor what to buy, nor how to put it together. So I'll be under instruction for most of tomorrow. It should be good though, mum and I always have a laugh when we get working together, and I'm very much looking forward to being able to just connect a tap and walking away to water my garden - hand held hose watering sucks.

I'm sure the above information has really set everyone's world on fire. Hey, I never said my life was massively exciting.

On the diet and exercise front - diet is all good, 2 days back on the wagon and coping well. I'm battling some headaches, but I think that's just a come down from the sugar high I've been riding the last few weeks. I should start to feel better in the next few days. Planned exercise hasn't made it back into the routine yet, but I was plenty active with the stupid broom today. I need to get back into running pronto though, I've got the resolution fun run next Sunday, which I had completely forgotten about. Somehow I sense 7km of pure pain ahead of me. Oh well, at least it will get me back out there!


  1. I think 2 days in the garden definitely counts as exercise. :)
    Well done on getting back on the wagon. I start tomorrow. :)

  2. I am back at work, and working off the sugar hangovers as well. This is totally not cool...

    First christmas in a while that I have gone totally off the rails!!