20 August 2009

Gym tonight!

Who would have ever thought the fat lass could say that with a gleam in her eye and a spring in her step? But I'm really, really looking forward to it and the fact that lovely hubby will be there with me makes it even better. It's very warm and humid again, so we are going to sweat like hogs. What the hell, who cares!

Speaking of sweating, the rower this morning was a soggier than usual experience. I always get a bit sweaty but this morning it was pouring off me. A good thing my tee-shirt soaks it up or there'd have been a puddle on the carpet!

That's triggered a lovely memory. When my darling dad was alive, he always used to pull me up when I said that I sweated. He'd say "horses sweat, men perspire and ladies glow" then remind me that I was supposed to be a lady. It always made me giggle and tell him that, in that case, I was glowing like a horse! He was such a lovely man. Oh, how I still miss him, even after all these years.

It was so sticky last night that neither of us felt interested in a hot meal... and actually standing at a hot stove cooking seemed like a seriously bad idea. I decided that the lovely cool fruit in the fridge could be put to use in a fruit salad so that's what we did. Melon, strawberries, grapes and a mango - delicious. The few bits of grilled chicken from my doggy bag got salvaged too, but all the fattier lamb meat was binned, along with the rice and some limp pitta! That's quite a relief to be honest. Whilst I hate wasting food I really shouldn't even consider recycling my 'mistakes' into another meal.

I feel a lot better today than I did yesterday. A positive mental outlook, a day of fresh, healthy fruit and vegetables, plenty of water and a decent dollop of exercise all contributes, I guess. I need to remind myself of that... frequently. Hmmm, I wonder if I could get it printed on a tee-shirt?


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