Tuesday, 5 February 2013

... get fitter, eat healthier, drink less, have fun with the kids... DAY 31, 32, 33, 34





I may not have written about day 31, 32, 33 or 34 but that doesn't mean I've not been getting fitter, eating healthier, (trying to) avoiding alcohol, drowning myself in water and squeezing in some fun with The Cherubs!


Get Fitter

  • Day 31 - I haven't said it out loud (on the blog) yet but my aim is to do the Kapiti Women's Triathlon in 3 weeks time (gulp). With that in mind I did a mini triathlon on Friday. All be it in the wrong order. The actual event is a 400m swim, 12km cycle and a 4km run. So I did an 8km cycle, a 4 km run and a sea swim! They were spaced out a wee bit but I did it! The hardest was the bike as I've not been on a bike for a while and my track was the hilly Queen Elizabeth Park! It took me a while to get used to the gears and I probably pushed the bike down more hills than up but I survived to tell the tale!
  • Day 32 - After day 31's events (and the rest of the week for that matter) I had a rest day! As crazy as it may seem this exercise business can actually be quite addictive! I am starting to get a bit twitchy on rest days but I know it's important to let my old bones recover!
  • Day 33 - Lovely Hubby and I took The Cherubs and The Hound for a 6.5km walk! Later on I biked to the beach, did a cheeky wee sea swim (prob about 600m) and biked home.
  • Day 34 - Back to work so I squeezed in a 4km run at the crack of dawn! I'm not a fast runner so I thought I would see how fast I could go if I pushed myself! The answer is ... NOT VERY FAST! How can I get these legs to go faster????


Eat Healthier


I've been trying to stick to my good eating behaviour. The nice weather and holiday mode mean I have succumbed to A ice cream, SOME chocolate and another few tit bits that I maybe should have avoided! Back to work this week so it should be easier to behave!


Drink Less (Alcohol, More Water)


  • Some bubbles and white wine at the weekend!!! (The less said about that the better)
  • I've had a minimum of 2 litres of water per day.


Have Fun With The Kids

  • Day 31 - Paddling pool fun in the back garden.
  • Day 32 - We went to visit our chums who were camping up the road. The Cherubs had fun out in the fresh air and down playing at the river.
  • Day 33 - As mentioned a nice big walk in the fresh air then of to the park with Granny and Grandad for a train ride! Followed by more paddling pool fun!
  • Day 34 - Back to work, back to Daycare. Everyone was way too tired for any fun!




P.s I have weighed myself but not change! I am not amused but I am putting it down to muscle! I'll do my measurements again next week!



Linking up to Pinkoddy and A Party Of Seven for Motivational Monday!



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  1. Oooh good luck with the triathlon. Wow you are doing well with the water I have been trying harder with that.
    Been snacking on dried apricots too.
    Photos are very cute and you are def 10/10 on family fun.

    Thanks for joining in with MotivationalMonday.

    1. Sorry for the delay my lovely! Thanks for your positive feedback support considering we have never met it means a lot!