Peaceful mind

Hi guys, how are you all doing? 

It’s Sunday afternoon, about 1.30 as I write this. I am feeling pretty calm and content and have had a nice few days off work. 

As some of you will know, I took Friday off work because I wasn’t feeling great last week. I had a nice day on my own, I drove to the seafront and had a walk, went shopping and treated myself to a McDonalds (naughty!). Usually when I am on my own I just stay home sleeping and watching tv so I wanted to try something new. Just driving to the seafront was calming, just me and my music (and my horrendous singing!). 

Saturday morning I made myself, my boyfriend and my stepkids a yummy breakfast and then headed off for my favourite gym class – body balance. I love it. It’s a mixture of yoga, Pilates and tai chi. It’s so calming and the music is great too.  

After that we went to a local reservoir for a long walk in the fresh air and in the evening I went for dinner and to see beauty and the beast at the cinema with my bestest chick and I’m not ashamed to say that I ordered a large tango ice-blast and popcorn and was so excited about this I was like a kid! Brownie points for treating my inner child, right? 

This morning I got up early and headed to a gym class called legs, bums and tums which sounds fairly easy but is anything but! It was pretty much circuits and absolutely killed me! I came out red-faced and sweaty but feeling good. 

When I got home I had a nice shower, hair wash, cleaned and tidied my house and now I’m sitting on the sofa with a brew. 

I have had a few thoughts about T and therapy this weekend, but few and nothing of any real substance. I have certainly not been at all preoccupied by it or her this weekend which has been a welcomed break. I feel relaxed and calm which is a relief after some really hard work the last couple of weeks. It was becoming draining and painful and exhausting. 

Is there something in the whole “leave some of the sadness with me?” Did her saying that help? Or is it a coincidence? I’m not sure. 

I’ve got a busy week ahead with my two therapy sessions, my gym classes, going to the theatre with work friends, getting my eyebrows done and then Mother’s Day crap next Sunday (bleughhhhhh!!!! – for another blog) so i plan to enjoy this afternoon fully. 

I hope you are all doing well and are having a peaceful mind too. 

Love, TT x 

Observations from Aqua AerobicsĀ 

I have just got home from aqua aerobics (for the first time) and I have to make the following observations/comments because I think you lovely, like-minded people, will probably snigger along to them like I did. 

1- I was the youngest person there by at least… 20 years:

2- Nobody else sings along to the music… apart from me:

3 – I am way too small to be that far towards the deep end of the pool. It seems that you need to actually be able to put your feet on the floor without drowning.  This became extremely apparent when we had to hold a floating device under the water. 

4 – Changing into jeans afterwards isn’t a good idea. No matter how much you dry yourself, you won’t be able to put them on without feeling like the exercise has actually made you gain weight rather than lose it! 

5  – (side note related to jeans and not aqua) -putting your foot through the knee hole in said jeans is the most annoying thing ever!!) 

6 – and lastly, pulling out your other half’s (worn) boxers from the side pocket of your rucksack is not a good look. 

Other than that, I survived! I enjoyed it actually. I was determined to keep my hair dry which was tied to the top of my head, but no such luck and I certainly wasn’t at my most sexy when I left with wet hair and mascara down my face but…I am feeling good! šŸ˜Š 

I don’t know if that’s the endorphins, or the fact that I feel pleased with myself that I finally took the plunge (pun intended!) and joined the local gym, went there for a tour and attended a class, all on my tod. 

I know they are all very normal things for a grown woman to do, but for me, it’s an achievement. 
I’ll post tomorrow about today’s therapy session and also about something someone said to me today that’s playing on my mind. 

Night everyone! X