A good pilates class.


Went to run training for the first time in 2 weeks yesterday, had a good time, tearing around prinny doing shuttle runs and exercises is good for my soul. There was a new girl who started. I am always glad to see newbies, I was one not long ago, and I particularly admire this girl because she is a quite large. I know that it takes real courage to exercise with people who are slim, fit and fast. Some people have the theory that they want to get fit before they start serious exercise. I think (and I am sure this girl thinks) that this is bullshit. Good on her. She is making a good choice.

Skived off work a bit early with the intention of turning my poster into a medical journal article – alas, got distracted by Women’s Health magazine (a trashy girly version of runners world and not nearly as good as RW, so why do I bother???).

Went to pilates class, it is a bit of a step down from what I was doing previously but it is a bit more relaxed and I enjoy it more. No arm torture today. We have a couple of blokes in the class who make the tone of the class more carefree. We were doing a move which was on a foam roller (therefore unstable) which required a lot of co-ordination. One of them yelled “this is shit” and everyone cracked up, including the instructor. Usually swear words are muttered under the breath in class, not out loud.

I taught my boss, the director of medicine (not the prof) some stretches today as he was complaining of a stiff neck. I even got him down on all fours, showing him how to stretch his trapezius. He is a good bloke.

Oh and I forgot to write this in my blog last week, but my posters both won prizes for research week, some ahead of quite seasoned medical researchers. I am sure it is just a “keep it up little one” prize but I was very proud nevertheless.

I am going to make some bircher muesli tonight. Since the folk reading this blog will probably enjoy it, I will put the recipe here.

5 cups rolled oats

3/4 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup pepitas

1/2 cup linseeds

1/2 cup sultanas/raisins

1/2 tbsp cinnamon

1 litre of water

Mix all ingredients together and soak overnight. Add grated apple or berries. Serve hot or cold with milk. Yumm.

Better go now, tonight is cuddle up with the hubby and watch NCIS night.

2 responses »

  1. Well done with the poster! And how do you get fit if you wait to get skinny before starting exercise? It’s a viscious cycle, isn’t it.

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