Mar 28, 2013

Gym Junkie Mornings. Livin' La Vida Loca In Australia.

Mornings have a special look about them in the final days before daylight saving ends for another summer.



If your usual weekday wake up time is around 5am, it is depressing to be greeted by a pitch black morning. Come 7am, however, the morning light finally decides to appear with conviction. It doesn't look like much but when you're walking through it, you can feel summer passing the baton over to autumn. The heat and humidity of summer slowly giving way to a cooler, drier kind of morning.


I've only been paying attention to all of this because I've been going to the gym first thing in the morning this week instead of my usual early evening work out time. I'm loving the change in time slot, actually. Sure, it physically hurts sometimes to keep my eyelids open, open the front door and put my running shoes on but the pay off is worth the agony. After my hour in the gym, I'm ready to face whatever the day brings me - the good, the bad and everything in between. The walk home is my time to mentally prepare for another day at Baby HQ.


Personal training has been going well. Having a programme that combines weights and core stability exercises with my usual cardio has been a huge factor in my actually looking forward to each day's gym session. Working with different pieces of equipment makes the hour go by faster. The challenge of using my body in different ways keeps me mentally engaged with what I'm doing. I'm guilty of going into auto pilot with my usual longish jogs.

I'm still in the lighter weight categories all the weights I'm using but I'm adding a few kilos here and there every other week. It's the kind of weight gain I'm pretty proud of!


In non gym junkie news, I was reading the April 2013 issue of The Australian Women's Weekly over a mid morning skinny cap the other day. Guess who's going a judge in the new season of our version of The Voice? Ricky Martin! These days Ricky is a contented father of twin boys and in a long term relationship with a hunky financier who looks very much like him in the hair stakes. The AWW interview brought a smile to my face. Not only because of it revealing Ricky's The Voice role but also because one of Australia's most read and trusted women's magazines respects its readership enough to recognise that all kinds of families make up our world.


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