Can I have my cake and sew as well???
Good news here, the Geelong Cats successfully broke their 44 years Australian Football Premiership drought yesterday.
So DH's Godson's 10 am birthday party at a fellow Cats supporter's home ended up meaning we did not make the 2 km trek back to here until 9 pm last night! It was the kind of walkover I would normally hate, except it was the family's team so it was ok.
We were talking about exercise at the party, the Godson's mother has 4 kids under 7. Her 'me time' is that she gets up at 5.30 am from Monday through Friday, drives the 30 kms to the gym and is home by 7.15 am to get the kids organized for the day.
Now, I am in awe of this, but it is not my way, I am an evening person, I only do mornings because I have to. Outside of School terms mornings are very flexible around here. (read : Mum gets up at 9 am!!) Also, it is the only time I am guaranteed to see my husband, who likes quality time and I kind of like it when my little boy sneaks in for cuddles, but don't tell him that!
But, there lies the problem. Summer is looming and with it comes the knowledge that we have a pool in which a fair few of my friends swim and that the beach is just about everyone's favourite place.
It is time for the annual ship it all back into shape. I require motivation to achieve, in the past I have had a competition that was to involve fat quarter rewards, with my darling friend Susan, but someone who shall remain nameless (Susan!!) went and got pregnant which does tend to make a weight loss program slightly difficult! I achieved great results with my sister another year, natural with our competitiveness, but there is the slightest hint she may not be immune to Susan's complaint, so she is out! Dawn in Korea and I talked about it online, but then both of us got caught up with life distractions, so i am on my own. I am motivating myself with a reverse fabric diet, only allowed to buy fabric if I have lost some weight.
The last few days I have done pilates regularly, boxed for a few minutes at a time, done some walking and gone bike riding with the kids but I am already seeing results and they are unfortunately not the ones I wanted.
When you do pilates while watching TV, you can't sew, same goes for boxing, bike riding and walking. So the time you have free where you sneak in your sewing decreases rapidly if you need to exercise, and really we all should do that.
So, I want the quilting women of the world to unite!!! Surely, somewhere, somehow, there is a way in whick we can sit, sew AND exercise. Surely if people can invent abtrainers, electricity, the internet(which I really don't get) and padded bras, then surely someone can help the quilters so they have time to do everything they want AND still look like Elle in a bikini!!! What say you, do we unite and start putting political pressure???? Tracey
"It is no good saying, "we are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what's necessary."
Winston Churchill (who looked a little like he needed one of these inventions that exercises us as we sew as well!!!)
The bees on my lavendar