Gee, it's bee so long since I was on this site, so it feels good to be back. It was so nice reading the posts that I've missed since I've been absent - everyone is still so supportive and encouraging of each other- it's FANTASTIC.
Well, I officially resigned from teaching a week before school went back, as we decided to move from Exmouth. We are currently staying with my family at The Vines, in Perth, which is a beautiful spot but a bit out of the way. We had only planned to stay for 2 weeks before moving to Denham (Shark Bay), which is a 7 hour drive north of Perth. Our plans are a little behind schedule, so we're still in Perth, but hopefully will be moving up there in 4 weeks.
It has been nice to catch up with family and friends (for those of you who don't know where Exmouth was in relation to Perth, it is about 13 hours drive north of Perth, on the coast), as we didn't get to see much of them when we lived there. They have certainly enjoyed having their 2 year old grandson around and have all been spoiling him hugely!
The down-side of being here is that everyone has wanted to catch up and go out to dinner. We have tried to be good but it is hard to constantly say 'no' to the tempting creamy restaraunt meals, which is so love. Everyone has also wanted to 'catch up' for drinks, so we have consumed quite a bit of alcohol in the last 5 weeks that we've down in Perth!!
I have put on a little bit of weight which was to be expected. However, because we have nowhere to put my treadmill (which is now fixed by the way!), my husband has been so supportive and has actually been walking with me for an hour every evening afer tea. It is actually really nice for the 2 of us to get out of the house and enjoy some 'alone' time, as things are quite crowded with both parenst, my brother, my sister and her boyfriend all sharing the same house. So, after tea, we put our son to bed and off we go for our walks - it's really nice! We only started a week ago but have already started noticing changes. Our general fitness is improving and my 'love handles' have shrunk a little bit, and that's only after a week, and to be honest, we haven't been eating well the past week either (we had takeaway Thai food last night - very yummy but highly fatty!). I even attepted to have a jog the other day and managed to jog for a full 6 minutes before passing out! (just kidding. I didn't really pass out but I was absolutely stuffed). 2 days later, I tried again and managed to jog for a full 10 minutes and felt great afterwards. I'm really pleased.
Also, because we only have 1 car and my husband has been working in the city, I have been taking my son for hour long walks around The Vines, which has also been really enjoyable. So, I figure if I can change my eating habits a little, walk with my son during the day and again with my husband in the evening, I should lose some weight and tone up.
So, I put on weight (got up to 93kg again) but am back down to 89.5kg. Let's see how I go with 2 hours exercise a day.
Hope everyone is hanging in their and staying positive. I'd really like to hear from you to find out how you're all going.
Glad to be back,