Tuesday, September 7, 2010

fabric and exersize do go together!

Today's images are from my garden... spring is sprunging!
Thursday morning we did an indoor challenge as the weather had turned foul over night. Teams of 3, so team coffee were off and running, literally! More circuits with ladders, weaving in and out of tires, weights, push ups, step ups, push ups, mountain climbs which are rather nasty, more push ups and then you do it all again! At the end of this we got to choose a reward.... ohh we thought, we selected a cardboard foot with the #10 and we got to do another 100 push ups!! OMG, so we did them and then decided to get another cardboard foot, this time we got to do another 70 mountain climbs, geeze, can it get any worse? yes, another 70 push ups. We decided that sit ups were needed at this point of time.

But as a reward to myself for doing well, my friend and I went on a little shopping spree to Gail B's and boy did we reward ourselves!

I haven't taken a photo of my haul, but I bought background fabric in a nice buttery colour for my eldest daughters next quilt, which will take me a long time to make, I'm making her a double wedding ring, yes she isn't even 16 but I want to make one and this will be for her... 21st probably lol. It will be by hand, and I am going to use up some of my Robyn Randolph's and similar fabrics.

I also bought a kit to make a baby's quilt to take overseas to my niece who will be due the day or so before we arrive in London, so thoughtful of her! I also have to make her mother one, another cousin here in Australia is having a baby so one for him and a bed runner for my friends engagement... Think I will be busy!

So this morning I was up again at 5.30am and the froglet came with me again to do swim training, so nice to have a grumpy teen in the car :) she is better on the way home as she is more awake.

Today was a bit of a horror session. We started with a run around the park (remember I don't run!) then back inside to do mini circuits of running again... around the stage and over it, bunny hopping side to side on the punching bags on the floor, lifting weights, spinning on the bike, stepping over extra high steppers and my all time non favourite push ups with a little walk between... so that is moving your hands along and your feet, still in the push up position then do a push up, move along etc.

Did it stop there? nooooo our group (we were split in half) then went outside again in the cold and damp, into the car park for some real boot camping. running up and down a ladder on the ground, carrying tires back and forward to witches hats and then donning gardening gloves as we had to run up and down on our hands and feet on the wet ground, and back again in crab method... that's hard.
Then we packed up and thought we will now do some ab work inside... not a chance. back outside for a final run around the park. I really felt ill.

All better this evening after a long day at work, home to do more work and cook a nutritious dinner... got some potato and leek soup happening.

The fisherman is overseas with work for 2 weeks so the girls and I able to eat lots of cheesy meals as he doesn't eat cheese. Lasagna was cooked and devoured for the last 2 nights, I love leftovers!!

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