Saturday, February 24, 2018

No time to ride.

No riding since Tuesday.  What is wrong with me! 

It's still dark when I get up now then by the time I have a coffee and spend time on this thing it's time to get outside and check the gardens and animals and start on a few jobs.  Less time on the days that I go into work. 

Not enough time to fit a 10 minute ride in!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Another Tuesday.

Well it's Tuesday again.  I rode.   Has it been a week since my last ride?  According to this BLOG yes, yes it has been.  Gosh time gets away when life, or a death, happens.

This morning I went south, wanting to see how hot and bothered I'd get when I start to ride into work.  If I leave for work at 6.30 like today then not very hot and bothered at all.  If it's a warmer day and I leave at 8.15 might be different.  And coming home on a hot day at 3.30ish...that could be hot and botherish.  But that wouldn't matter 'cause I have a shower here and would use it.  Or the dam if I am really hot and bothered.  If I could be bothered that is.  haha  My writings amuse me...

It took me 5 and a half minutes to get to the railway where we cross.  People that know where I live will know that crossing.  My thought is to ride to the townhouse then walk to work but would that be easier than riding all the way to work?   Or do I just ride and push by way up that hilly bit on Coronation and ride along under the trees for a block up to the clear path bit, then more pushing the bike up the hill to the shop...Dunno.  Wont know until I actually do it which may be Thursday.  Or next week.  Dunno!

Riding doesn't take long, I will need to ride a decent distance to get 30 minutes of moving in and I am a long way from that.  But getting closer every week!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Tuesdays ride is done.  Corner and back, hooned past our driveway up to Jardines second then back to home.  Had to hold the bike, open the gate, push the dog in...

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday 12th

I left here at 6:27 and was home around 6:44.  Hands are tingling.   I did go further which is not a good idea at the start of the ride, well halfway mark.  If I want to extend the ride I need to go past our driveway at the end so that I know what condition I am in before adding extra, even if it's only 100 metres.

 I didn't' see any rabbits this morning but there was more traffic.  The same amount of vehicles today as there was rabbits yesterday, 2 cars going the same way as me and a truck coming from Mitchells.  I slowed down so it would get to the corner before me!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sunday's Ride

Todays bike ride is over and done with.  It took me 6 minutes to ride home, my hands are tingling.  As they do after the pressure of the handlebars, even after short rides like this

So 6 minutes to ride home from where you ask...from the corner!  The corner that is my aim to reach by Friday.  Mind you, it was a tad hard going on the way back  but by Friday it should be easier...if I keep it up and don't keep putting it off for various reasons.  Like yesterday.  Had a good reason yesterday though and I did think that I had missed 2 days so I am not as bad as I thought I was. 

Tomorrow I am at work.  I can go for a ride early before  I need to get ready for that or get ready and ride to work.   I am not sure if the ride to work is shorter, longer or around the same but I would have to do it twice.

This morning I will get the husband to have a look at my odometer thing as it's not working and I can't work it out.

Friday, February 9, 2018

I have a benchmark.

It's Friday.  Am I fitter than yesterday?  Three days ago?  Last week?  Dunno, BUT!!!! I went for a bike ride this morning and went further than I managed a few days ago with the flat tyre.  Thanks husband, the bike always goes better when tyres are inflated correctly. 

The trouble with this bike, or me, is that I push on the tyres to see if they are hard and to me they are.  Husband presses on them and tells me how flat they are.  It seems that I just don't have the strength to push hard enough on them and it's not until I am struggling with the ride that I think that I am soooo unfit, or that they may be flat.  Then it takes a few days to try again.  'Cause I was going to go yesterday, before work, even went out and checked the tyres so knew that they had been done.  Came inside for...something...and never went back out!  haha  So this morning I put shoes on and was going regardless. 

I jump on, and jump is not the correct descripted word I need there, and take off, so easy!  I am way past the bridge before I notice the rattling in the back basket and realise that I don't have my helmet on.  Oops.  I pull over and put the head protection on and continue on to the corner.  I could have easily made the corner too. But pretty sure I would have not made it back.  So I turned at the driveway on the left, maybe 3/4 the way to the corner and was struggling when I hit Buzz's driveway. 

I now have a benchmark and the aim is the corner and back by next Friday.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday 7/2/18

I went for a bike ride this morning, the first in a loooong time.  It was hard work and I kinda thought I must have had a flat tyre so didn't go far, Jacksons Corner for those that know, and yes, after checking back tyre it was down a bit.  I tried pumping it up with the hand pump but it didn't seem to go up so tried the compressor.  Well once the green stuff started spurting from the valve I stopped that and will get husband to do it for me later.   But the thought was there.  I tried...Would try again later but I have Vinnies soon.  Again. 

I have had liver and vegies for breakfast and have coleslaw ready to take for lunch.  Mince and vegies are already made for tea tonight.

It should be a good day but I do need to get some moving in.  I will need to do banking this morning so that will be a 6 min walk both ways and depending how sore I am this afternoon, I may try the bike again.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Tired and Whingey

I woke up too early this morning, before 4 and up and coffeeing by 1/4 past.   It is now 11.30ish.

I have done a couple loads of washing, mowed some of the grass area, ride-on though so doesn't count as some of my book, had a visit from the son, fed the sheep and chooks, spent too much time on the computer, did lots of nothing...and now I am tired.  I will need a sleep this afternoon or will be sore and useless later on.

Anyway my thinking is that I am a thoughtless eater.  I eat then forget about it.  It's not until I tell someone what we have growing that I remember. 
For instance, son came out this morning and he asked if the figs were ripe yet.  I say yeah, I had 3 earlier.  I then tell him that the grapes are nearly finished, I know because I ate a bunch.  And then another.  I also tell him that some bananas are nearly ripe and I had one of those too.  But in my head I only had liver, onions and vegies for breakfast at half past 6.  Geez, I don't know why I am so fat...And some more thought tells me I also had some cheese.  And it's not even lunch time yet!

So, I eat too much.  It's mostly real food,  picked off the tree but still not needed.   Some would say not good for me though because of the carbs and sugars but I don't follow those lines of thinking.  I believe real food is way better than anything processed and too much fruit is better than any processed crap.  And bugger!  I have just seen the empty jar on the bench and now remember that I had the last of the Nutragrain while I was reading.  Not even real food but processed crap!!  What is wrong with me?!

Bum, it's raining...washing is getting wet, car windows are down...And even though it's not a lot it will be my excuse to not go for a bike-ride. 

OK, I'm tired, can feel myself getting sore so off to have a shower before I can't then a sleep instead of more whinging.

Edit  I woke at 2, feeling a bit stiff and sore but think I'll be OK.  I cooked up some fish, just salt and pepper and steamed.  Nice.  Not sure what I'll have for tea yet.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Two Days Down

So 2 days in and I am here again so that's good.  Walked a short distance twice yesterday, it wasn't easy either which is damn disgusting seeing as it was only up the road and around the corner from work.  Slight incline on the way there and I was huffing and puffing when I walked  into the building.  Easier on the way back as it was down the incline.  

I was at work again today but no walking anywhere and it wasn't until I'd been home a few hours that I remembered that I was supposed to have done some moving so I went outside and walked round the yard then came inside and walked on the spot while watching YouTube.  All up 13 minutes but stopped to feed the cat and never got back into it.  Sore now so wont do any more until tomorrow.

Eating today has been good, no crap at all which beats yesterday and chocolate Bavarian cheesecake being too readily available.  I'm wanting something to eat now but don't need anything so will resist.  I've cleaned my teeth, have water next to me, I'm feeling positive.

I'm home all day tomorrow so will need to make sure I have plenty of ready to grab healthy food in the fridge.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

1st Febuary, 2018. Trying again.

It's 1st of February, 2018.  I am fat and unfit.  How can that be?! 

I have my blog to record eating and exercise, I have internet for any knowledge that I need, I have the ability to move in various ways, I have a bike to ride...But I do not have the motivation or the will.  Why?  Dunno.  Maybe if I knew that then I could work on it. 

This morning though I feel blah.  Woke up closer to 6 than usual and so far have had a coffee and sat here at this thing.  I have work in a couple of hours and an appointment this morning that I will walk to from work but that is not a great distance and will only be a stroll really.

But I need to get fitter.   And I say that but I don't really need to as my lifestyle at the moment is that of an unfit person and I am managing that quite nicely.  Maybe I need to change my lifestyle to that of a fit person then I will need to be fitter so that I can live it.  Yeah?  

So why do I want to be fitter?   Ummm, so I can "wander the countryside, climb big rocks and swim in lakes and rivers.  The same reasons I had at the end of November 2010.

The trouble is, the less I do the less I feel like doing so I feel "blah" and don't want to do anything.  I need to make myself do something, anything.  A short walk, a short bike ride, some stepping while watching YouTube videos...anything.

And I need to start eating better.  That in itself will make me feel better.  Husband is away this week, I have put all his crap food out in the shed freezer so now I just need to remember that I want to eat better and get the food made and ready.  I will make a salad soon so that is ready before I go and available when I get home this afternoon.  I have liver and onions already cooked in the freezer, I will take out a bowl to have with vegies for tea tonight. 

Lets see how I go this time.  There is a whole world out there waiting for me to explore it, being healthier will make it a whole lot easier.  And I say "whole world" but really mean a little bit of the state that I live in. 

Right, lets do this!