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I am a full-time mama with a passion for writing and talking to fascinating people. I live in a one horse town with a Cowboy and my son. Thank Lord for cyberspace! I lived a colourful life in Sydney for a number of years. Working in advertising and journalism for FPC and the Sydney Morning Herald. During my time in Sydney I competed in a Dragon Boat race, choreographed a dragshow, used the Share Accomodation advertisements as a way to meet men and was told by Noiseworks frontrunner Jon Stevens that I was a bitch! Then came the decision to move back to country for 3 months to help out my Father with newspaper business while he was having treatment. Convinced I was a city girl I was caught by surprise when I fell in love with a farmer (and no, he didn't want a wife... still doesn't it seems!) convinced him that we needed to see the world, popped off to Vietnam to teach english in Saigon - before realising that the "food" in Nam didn't agree with me... turned out to be Monte - my son who is now with the Cowboy and I back in country NSW! I am in a wonderful stage of my life where I am focusing on the things that really make me tick. Including writing these chronicles.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

If Success is just showing up then I've got it goin' on

Just back from not sure what session of personal training, but we obsessively did 2 sessions on the weekend. So pats on the back to us.
I was discouraged to note I have put on 3kgs - it better be muscle I tells ya!
I weighed less when I did no exercise? Surely muscle right? Oh well jeans feel big so that is all that matters.

So - how I am feeling?
Let me give it to you straight:

* Calf muscles have graduated into Cow Muscles - they even MOO when I run
* My jelly belly is turning into something more like icecream belly - still squishy but not as wobbly - there is a hardness behind the jelly that I just want to drift closer to the surface (note to self a magnum a day not helping with trip to surface)
* My tuck shop arms are now arms that could be easily owned by someone who works in a cafeteria - not a real trendy one, but one you don't mind going to occassionally because they do a good chai latte
That is how I am physically changing I think. I look at Cowboy and he is morphing into Arnie Schw. a little scary. I can massively see him changing- though his training is different.
Mentally? It is really pushing my boundaries - I get whingy and wanting to die each time - BUT I turn up.
And I think it was Woody Allen who said that success sometimes is just showing up.
I'll take that.


  1. Admire your dedication. Every fitness regime I start, I finish just as quickly...

    And Magnums are good for you.

  2. Right then off to the gym for me!

  3. Your hard work is definitely paying off. Good to see your dedication and determination to get back your fit and trim self.

    Good luck with your efforts. A Magnum in this heat is definitely a good treat for days when you've had a workout.



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