Woke up this morning…

At a reasonable hour to a huggable loveable cuddle from the youngest which has to be the best way to wake 🙂

Especially after an evening of watching an iconic movie of the past with my teenage girls!

Jonny castle v Edward Cullen mmm….

It’s been a mellow evening and morning but it was with a small tug of disappointment that, when i looked out of the window, the beautiful white blanket has been stolen and the drab muddy puddles are left


Improvement is slow…..

As the road running isn’t happening, the gym is under construction 🙂 the mma fitness classes are the warmest solution!!

So far it’s baby steps….

I have to admit I am very disappoint, its not like riding a bike, it doesn’t just all come flashing back, in fact it’s like I have never done any of it before 😦

After the first few classes, I was really frustrated that there’s just no muscle memory, in fatness no muscle either and simple three step combinations are a challenge, press ups are my personal excuse to face plant the floor exercise, where as sit ups are a ridiculous show of huffing !

After few more the combinations and remembering them feels less traumatic although still a challenge especially as they progress past three to nine and I need to think guard up! This stance to that stance, faster faster more force …..
I mean me and co ordnination on the upper and lower half of my body are not well known the trauma of spotty dog in aqua aerobics is still with me, like patting head and rubbing tummy easy for some a giggle for others!
Still I mastered three and its moving forward, I can do it,I know I can 🙂

The situps are improving the engaging method from a fitness class I took upstairs before christmas seems to have stuck in my head and I think a small improvement has been made three full sit ups and a bevy of halves mixed with more full ones is a large improvement on going nowhere 🙂

Big challenge I am not sure how to solve(practice,practice, practice blurrrrr) the press up issue I know practice is working for the rest but how do I solve the Wrists that creak and give way whilst the legs and back are fighting their own battle, I don’t want to strap them up as most lessons my knees and ankles are mummified if I strap them too I’ll be a Halloween reject 😉
I suppose I know I could at home and see if that works better build it up and all that! Mmmmm maybe …..
I think the petulant teenager in me is stamping her feet and yelling noooo!!!!
I don’t like them, I hate doing them and I oh I think of some more reasons !!!

I have been too…I think three weeks of classes now, in the downstairs in the dojo, For the most part enjoyed the brain and body torture. I have had afew things to think about, overcome and many more to come I am sure but I will get there I can’t see me grading anytime but if I get the fitness in that is the important part 🙂

Learning stride,alignment, seeking patience and new socks

Old one found in the drafts

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Been awhile I know ….

Lost my mojo with the new heating system, decorating and adhd kids meltdowns and mine !

Still need to decorate some more
Never plan to redecorate every room in one yr of a three storey house in two weeks impossible task !

I have a limit to my finances and my patience both of which are tested daily it would seem !

So I have attempted a cut back scheme and it’s not working so well but hey ho I suppose its typical !

So quick catch up – successfully managed to complete a two full weeks of week three by Saturday morning
(as we have almost triple the time allocated by the couch to ten k we decided to double up the weeks)
I was training six days last week, really impressed with myself but my legs protested on Sunday which is not a suprise but I was frustrated and stressed due to various silly niggles….

and two very late nights sat in a car park waiting…..

Joys of parenting!

Still sunday morning, bright and early,
I managed to get my new sofa and chairs in the galaxy and home
before racing to make my youngest into pika for his classical solo

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Running alittle late due to the getting lost on the way home with the sofa !

But made it in time ….

He looked epic so proud and very very bouncy in a sweet happy way!
When he saw me he ran and jump up to hug me so love the way he does that 🙂

Sunday’s are a no meds day so concentration and control are more difficult made worse if one adds sugar lol but that’s another kettle of fish!

He failed to remember about 89% of the first solo and 11% of the second so basically a complete dance !

Still he tried to make it up and looked like he was happy….

fingers crossed the pika suit doesn’t make him forget it all next time!!!

although he went back with his father and proceeded to ploughed through a penaque post with his quad and managed to bruise his thigh !

Bless him not sure quad bikes and no helmet are they best idea !!!!

Still I had to laugh after jumping into a hug in the playground, then saying good bye to his grandma in the car park, he sat in the passenger side of car and as i was reversing out, whipped off his trousers to show me the bruise !
Talk about implusive lol…..

So Being a trooper he dressed ready for two hours of kickboxing (proud mum again) dropped his sister for a dance lesson and then went for the Monday night run !

Unfortunately without clean compression socks !

Essential for keeping clubby in trainers!

Stupidity stopped me from washing them after Saturdays run !!!

Old socks not impressed must get more washing and wearing one pair is hardly clever !!!


This time joined by Anne,Aisha and Nicola (who could run rings around me over and over ) still I dreaded it as I knew it was double the reps and half the recovery !

Determined to prove I could I actually did !!!!

Woohoo me might of hurt the shins but I did it 🙂

Happy days

Inattentive and implusive


It was the middlest ones parents evening tonight and she is performing well achieving her targets and in some cases exceeding them with the exception of two classes which she dislikes the class and teacher so to prevent a complete shut down we have designed some interventions to help one included moving classes !
I was however shocked at the lack of knowledge and understanding of adhd itself especially the inattentive and impulsive tendencies! Not surprising that children struggle if teachers do not even realise your child has it because they don’t disrupt the class enough ! I know I should be thrilled she is doing well but when you sit and listen to each teacher say she over talks, lacks concentration, constant focus and is easily distracted you wonder as they are describing the classic traits why they don’t think and then they answer…. Well we are use to dealing with children who are more extreme! So because she isn’t throwing chairs or violent its not adhd mmmmmm well let’s see about that!