Study Progress

Well I think it would be fair to say that my head is already spinning and my desk has devolved into some sort of paper pit! I am more than a little overwhelmed but looking so forward to learning as much as possible (don’t worry I have been told that this optimism kick I am on will wear off soon).


So far everything is pretty much tickety boo, I have all of my classes signed in, all of my books and am ahead in my reading (although one of my class lecturers insists on us reading a half dozen different texts OUTSIDE of our class text as required reading… which we have to look for… welcome to uni right?) and am feeling somewhat in control although I fear that I will have to get mighty efficient very fast because this dawdling that I am doing is not going to help in the long run. I am not quite sure how to make that happen though. So far I have been restricting my reading time to Mondays while Mischief and Moody are at school while Mayhem is watching TV and then nap times the rest of the week and after they’re all in bed. I will probably have to work on Saturdays and start getting up earlier as well.

Today I finished up watching one of the videos assigned on Freud and how his work was impacted by the times which is interesting as well as blogging (hello) and then just now I did a T25 workout which was AWESOME. Literally dripping with sweat as I type… which is not a mental picture you needed I am sure! But it really is a kickass workout. Although my feet are killing me from all of the jumping, although I am a runner I am convinced that I must land differently when running to when I am doing this because my feet are so danged sore! Hopefully that will ease once my body gets a little more used to the program.



This afternoon we have park time on the schedule which means that I will probably do a few pull-ups and whatever else I can think of while we are there. I am done with feeling like a blimp, I want back into my skinny clothes NOW! After that the In-laws are coming for dinner which will be lovely – they are in town but have been staying away out of some sense of – I don’t know what, worry maybe that they are going to upset me by being here, but truthfully I actually enjoy it. They are lovely people and they love my kids and my DH and I genuinely LIKE them not just love them so I have no idea but I can’t seem to convince them that it’s OK for them to come more often.

Busy day but I am happy as a pig in mud, and seeing as I currently smell just like said pig I am going to go shower and change and wash these clothes so that I can rinse and repeat tomorrow – it is going to be a long 60 days.


Friday Fitness

This week has sort of been a bust when it comes to working out but on the other hand I am so proud of the fact that once I got back on an even keel I lept right back onto the fitness bus, even though it felt like it was already speeding away from me!

But this is what my calendar looks like so far (I scanned this on Tuesday so the last few days aren’t there yet but on Wednesday and Thursday I rested due to feeling decidedly ill and today I got some Total Gym time in)


All of the Perth days are the days that I was visiting with my friend in Perth while her mother was in hospital. I did take along my workout clothes but I still feel guilty asking my family to mind  the munchkins while I get my sweat on. However by Friday I was over it and so got a one time membership to the local gym which was not a mistake but probably not something I will repeat. I am due to go back next Tuesday for the funeral which will mean another 2 days in the car where I will be missing working up a sweat but I’m sure I can find a way to work around it. Perhaps running in the morning before I leave and then again before I drive to come back.

The other exciting thing to happen is that the iPod that I am bribing myself with in the pic above has arrived!! I am so stinkin excited! This little baby is specifically for my gym workouts, as I have to run with my phone anyway so I see no point in doubling up.Photo on 13-01-2015 at 2.08 pm

As of this morning I weigh: 85kg

I have lost 3.5 cm this week although I have no idea how. Surely the scale will have to start going down soon as well as the cm?

I came across this video earlier in the week and shared it all over my FB page but I wanted to share it here as well because I love it so very much (click on the picture):

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How are your fitness goals travelling for 2015? Have you seen any progress? Please let me know in the comments!