MUMenTUM – Monday Check in 5

Well my Monday check in is a bit late, by two days! This has been the first chance I have actually had to sit down and write. Liska at New Mum Online has been doing a sterling job of keeping everyone in contact and of course creating the list of Biogs, if you haven’t seen this you should take a look.

First of all I will confess that my original MUMenTUM plan isn’t going as planned. I haven’t been using the exercise bike or Kinect at all (gasp) and the healthy eating, well not quite so healthy. For me I know it’s all about being in the right frame of mind, unfortunately I all too easily press the ‘override button’. I feel no point being in this group if you are not honest about what you have or haven’t done so here I am laying it bare. I will say the reason I have not been focused is due to a couple of bereavements in my family and exercise has quite frankly been the last thing on my mind.

On a brighter note, we are off on our hols soon and I shall still be continuing with the ladies. As it’s my parents place, it’s home from home so I will still be writing my posts and tweeting occasionally. Weather permitting I will be taking to swimming (once I have finished the lengthly procedure of getting into the pool!) and a bit of volleyball (in the pool). Accompanied of course by a bit of lounging, (I can dream) with a book in one hand and a sangria in the other.

However, I haven’t been too idle this week with being super busy at work and today I can tick the exercise box. I walked into town and back this morning, so not including a couple of hours at the shops, I walked for an hour and twenty minutes. Rather brisk walking as well on the way back as it kept intermittently raining! fantastic with flip flops on. The reason I walked into town? the car was at the garage. When the weather is lovely though, I see no reason not to walk a bit more. I just wish it was a bit more scenic around my way.

I also very almost didn’t find a new bikini this morning. This has never happened to me and although I am not going to a beach resort where you need a few, I wanted at least one new one. I ended up with a lovely polka dot number (not itsy bitsy though!) and I actually think I look ok. So despite doing sod all in the run up to my holiday, I think I might just pass in this bikini.

I shall leave you with Beastie sporting his new sunglasses for his holiday (label and all).. he has finally fallen asleep after point blank refusing to all day, hoorah!!

Ladies, I shall get Daddybeastie to change the badge below to MUMenTUM as promised…tonight, I promise. It’s been bugging me.