|Motto for 2012|
So much for January blues! Coming home from home if you get my drift, as in coming from where I hail from in An Cheathrú Rua to my now home in Wexford on New Years Day was a four hour trip. We stopped only once to get some supplies for the journey and on we continued. My wife and I decided that the joke was over. The gluttony was going to stop and the monsters of selfishness would be tamed.
So we decided that we were going to get more active and cut back on what was swelling us up. No bread or bad carbs. No booze. No sweet stuff and more exercise. I am luckier in this department as I play soccer but my wife had to do it alone up until now. We have started attending spinning classes in the local public gym and they are great. I experienced spinning once before and I thought it was fantastic, really tough and I was a little worried Deborah would struggle because she was only building her fitness, but I was blown out of the water by her grit and determination. Check out this spinning class from somewhere in the UK. We are lucky, the class is small and the instructor is very good.
She was like a Tour de France cyclist going for the win on the Champs Elysee and at the end we were both pooped. 3 weeks on, we are improving and enjoying the class thoroughly and I hope we can keep it up. The "diet" if you'd call it that is easy too as Deborah is a brilliant cook and can make the most boring dish interesting.
I have always eaten and loved healthy food so I am just cutting back on the bad carbs and the beer really which is no harm at all. The body deserves a break from rich food and alcohol once and a while. Everything in moderation, even moderation.
We will down the health tools when we go to see Noel Gallagher in the O2 in February and there is talk of a trip to Liverpool for a match at the end of March but a good balance is the way to go. January is good so far. Productive in work. New projects on the horizon and there is definitely a stretch in the evening already, I don't care what anyone says.
Sadly, our cat Martin still hasn't come back. Reported sightings have proven to be false dawns but being the die hard optimist that I am, I still think he will come back to us....hopefully!
Keep it real.
The motto for 2012 - Has to be done!