Monday 10 March 2008

Life is all about balance & painfree earlobes

Late yesterday I went to the gym for the first time in a long time. As expected, I woke up this morning with every muscle screaming abuse at me. I couldn't put my earrings on because my earlobes hurt. I never knew ears had muscles but they apparently do. They so do!!!!

If you have been reading from the start of my blog (helllloooo Mum!) I have been aiming for more of a healthy balance in my life (yes, the wee cupcakes of yesterday are allowed every so often). My aim is to achieve that state of healthy utopia (that we all know exists right?) sometime between now and death. I am a realist and a long range planner. This way I can never be disappointed.

I am doing much better. I have reduced sugar, white flour, pastas and dairy in my diet. I have increased my intake of vegetables and water. I have been walking a lot and doing weights and I just thought I would try the gym again. I used to go six times a week once, but that's when I used to be intellectually challenged. I overcame that small disability and cured my exercise addiction. So well in fact, I then did NOTHING.

I have since accepted that living a happy and contented life is all about having a little bit of this and a little bit of that. So out the window went the all or nothing mantra that I favoured in the past. Now it's everything in moderation.

I enjoyed the gym. Gyms are no longer dominated by gorgeous model types wearing lycra gym wear. They are now well populated with normal people, in loose clothing with red sweat streaked faces, just trying to clear their weary consciences. Oh yes, I will be back for sure. I anticipate that will be about July when the muscles calm down and I can wear earrings again.

Until then, everything in moderation is definitely the answer to every question in life. One small bite and one big step at a time.

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