Monday, 30 April 2007

Roo ball soccer

My son's soccer team won 13-0 this weekend. I think all the players either scored a goal or assisted in the goal, which made for a very happy group of 8 year olds and a very happy coach who happens to be my husband. Unfortunately, the trend did not continue, his team played later in the day and managed to come away with a draw. The upside, however is that they did not come away with any broken bones this week.
My girls, well while we were watching my son's soccer game they were digging for worms. My girly girls did not look too girly by the end. God bless Napisan.


Most of this weekend seemed to be to do with posture.

Friday saw a visit to the physio, to try and get him to let me do more exercises for my shoulder. That didn't work too well but he did loosely agree that we can go hard in 3 weeks. He did say though that I could lift as much weight as I liked down by my side, ie for dumb bell squats and lunges, but not a pen over my head. He also said that I need to concentrate on posture until my next appointment, which is in 3 weeks. I need to do whatever I can to keep my arm by my side, when driving, using the computer, picking up children - no go. Feeling much more positive about it all even though he gave the posture less than a 50/50 chance of improving the situation much. Regardless still feeling positive.

Next - Saturday to the Chiro for my monthly body alignment check up. All back in place and aligned now.

Sunday - Full on lectures about postural alignment and problems and what exercises to prescribe to correct or relieve certain conditions, it was so so interesting but so much more to take in than just the normal basic programming. Then for the assessment........ I'll let you know.

Friday, 27 April 2007

First time training

I have just realised I have only one link to a blog, I do read more, I will update that soon.


I did my first 'proper' training session yesterday. I had so much fun that it didn't feel like work at all. This all feels so right, I wish I had done it years ago. But then the timing might not of been right so - no regrets.

The session went well, I'm sure my client enjoyed herself, even when she was feeling the muscles in her butt. Not sure she will still like me today!!!

It's amazing how good a workout you can get from minimum equipment and body weight, especially in people new to training.

Myself, I am starting to train for the city to surf and did a slow 50 minute run yesterday. Today I have blisters, need to address something there.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Thank you to my husband

I want to say a big thank you to my husband Jon. (Our busy lives mean that this might not get communicated, between, children and phonecalls etc. This currently is the most effective means of communication. That will change soon I am sure.)

He has supported me through my studies. He has watched our children while I am out, he has watched them while I study or work. He has arrived on time when he said he would (big ask for him!!!). He has spent huge amounts of time designing, redesigning, web sites, business cards etc. Giving me constuctive feedback and mind mapping with me. He sees the future as I see it and has the same excitement for it as I do.

I know that with his support this business and our family will have a very successful future.

Thank you and I love you Jon.

Monday, 23 April 2007

Fitness Expo & Endurance

I had a great weekend, very busy but great, the only downside is that I didn't get to see very much of my family, but I can make up for that later.

Can you believe that just by walking around the expo for 5 hours would make you want to go to bed at 9pm. The day started by meeting Kelly at 9am in Parramatta and then hopping on the train to Central Station. We had a nice stroll to the Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour.

It was so quiet when we first arrived and got to wander around and see a lot of the stalls. I came away with so much information, ideas and inspirations. It was great to be in a place with like minded people and knowing that everyone was there for the same reason. I also came away with so many free magazines that my hands and shoulders hurt from carrying them.

We left the Expo to get lunch and have a little walk in the fresh air. Everyone around us seemed (and probably was) into fitness in some kind of way, either working in the industry or having a huge interest in it. Lunch was the most delicious Thai Green Curry and rice. Not something that I have very often these days, but man it was yummy.

After lunch back to the expo and I don't know where all these people had come from but the place was buzzing. It was actually difficult to get to some of the stalls, felt a bit like Parklea Markets.

We must have started flagging cos we found ourselves watching more and more of the demonstrations. At about 3.30pm we decided to call it a day and head back to the station. The walk back was not so leisurely give all that I was carrying. Finally arrived back home at 5pm. I was too exhausted to cook dinner and when Jon got in from soccer he was in no state to cook either so we called an old friend Domino. Not talked to him for a while, but he came through with some delicious pizza. The kids were very happy.

College on Sunday was all about Endurance Training. It was so cool. I won't bore you with all the details but I learned so much. More so about the need to have a good aerobic base. I can imagine that trying to get clients to understand this will be very hard but it is so important.

Anyway learned heaps my brain is now in overload but still wanting more. I am finding these days, that learning leaves me with more questions than answers. I love it.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Australia, UK and friends

Just as I was feeling a little sad, about being so far away from all my friends and family, I got a timely reminder in the form of this postcard.

Now, I do know that this is not representative of the whole of the UK but it did put a little smile on my face and reminded of just why we live in this beautiful country.

I also got a phonecall this morning from a friend who managed to lift my spirits and make me feel better just by talking about nothing. I bleated on to her about how I was feeling so far away from everyone who cares.

I found out I'm not....... There are people here who care about me and people here who I care a lot about.

Leaving your home isn't easy, but the reasons for doing it totally outweigh the reasons for not doing it. I really do love this country and the life I am living here........... Who couldn't.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Sad news

Late yesterday afternoon, I received the sad news that my friends sister had lost her long battle with cancer. Sending them all my love.

Monday, 16 April 2007

Weddings & Injections

I just got an email from my dad this morning telling me he was getting married again. Do you know I thought that when this day came, I might not be too happy about it. Do you know though I am. All I want is for him to be happy. Does that mean I am growing up?

Spent a nice morning in the park with some friends and our kids. My kids are growing up so much that they actually went off to do their own thing and let me have a gossip with my friends, maybe I am starting to get a little bit of a life back. The only thing that spoiled it is that I had to leave to get a flu jab. It was ok. Luckliy I am not afraid of needles.

Anyway congratulations to my dad and June on their upcoming marriage.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Back to school

Back to college today. I will be glad to get away from the computer. I have been spending so much time on here researching, preparing, designing, looking for inspiration etc. I think it will be good to get away from the business side of things and concentrate on the physical again for a while. Although after what I did to me legs yesterday, I'm not too sure they are up to too much physical. I thought I was in for a day of lectures today. I realised this morning that we are doing an outdoor session. Hey ho.

Friday, 13 April 2007

Those of you that have children will either be nodding your head, thinking I remember those days or shaking your head thinking, girl you got it easy that is nothing (which is my biggest fear).

Those that have not had children will be thinking that I must be the most incompetent mother, I can't be that bad.

Those that are seriously considering having children at the moment probably should not read on.

How is it that a child can look so ugly with a red blotchy tear stained face due to all the screaming, shouting, crying, lying face down kicking her feet in tantrum, removing all her clothes in tantrum, refusing to wear clothes, a nappy or shoes and screaming again - can look like an angel when she is sleeping.

How is it that my heart can be filled with both love and hatred for her at the same time.

How is it that this morning she is able to forget that anything happened the last couple of days.

How can I keep my fingers crossed all day in the hope that she stays happy and still function properly.

Mother Nature I guess. - But will my calves hurt tomorrow from all the tiptoeing around her.

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

Flexions Personal Training

I am so excited, I have just been to register my business name. Next I need to find some clients and help turn that name into a business.

I am also in the process of trying to organise a domain name and website. This is all very new to me so lots more learning over the next few weeks I think. After that I can start to think about designing and printing business cards and fliers to promote my business.

The business name is Flexions Personal Training.

I had to take my two little girls with me to The Office of Fair Trading in Parramatta so of course we had to go shopping to Westfield. We only bought 2 pairs of shoes, a cool book on Anatomy (well I think it's cool) and 2 toys after a trip to ToysRus. Not too bad, but I don't think I will be allowed out again for a while. Not with the credit cards anyway!
Can you tell that my girls are proper girly girls?

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

School Holidays

Well today was the first real on my own day with the kids of the holiday. We managed to get though it pretty well with minimal arguments. I got a trip to the gym and the kids went to creche, not my son's favourite place but not his worst either. I was quite pleased with my performance given that I only intended to do lower body and a walk, but I squeezed in a run and some cycling too. So all in all pretty chuffed.

After lunch I spoke to someone who constantly inspires me and who I'm happy to say agreed to help me out with advice on setting up and running my business. I learned so much and some so simple but effective things. Most of all I confirmed further that is what I want to do and I have definitely chosen the right career. Here's looking forward to the next few months.

Monday, 9 April 2007

Lazy Easter

Our lives have been so hectic lately - I have spent very little quality time with my family so we decided to stay home during the 4 day break and do nothing.

It has been so good. The children are playing happy, they seem to have totally de-stressed also. It has reminded me of what is important to me and just why I am working so hard. Just need to keep a little more balance.

New Blog

I have no idea what happened to my old blog so here I am setting up a new one again.

I am on an exciting adventure of setting up a new business. It is very time consuming but oh so much fun.