05 November 2010

zooming into fitness

Greetings all,
So i mentioned my diet yesterday & had comments & extra emails about how, why, where, who, when . . . basically all you Australians/ NZ will have heard of pharmacist Tony Ferguson who created a diet shake/ soup/ bar replacement weight loss programme which you just combine with low carb, measured protein, no caffeine, no alcohol, no dairy & sensible fruit & salad eating.  Brilliant, simple, works for me!!  I'm quite keen to get this right, keep it off & set a healthy example to my soon-to-be-teens.  I'm quite OK with being an Austrailan size 12, just not a lumpy one, but a toned & trim one who feels good about her shape.  Straight up, i'm a curvy girl, with hips & boobs, this body has popped out 4 gorgeous children, it's done a good job!! 
I was always fit & had 4 children in my 20s, straight out of University, so the weight fell off after each baby, especially with breastfeeding.  Even after twins i had a flat tummy + i did 2 hours of Yoga every day.  Hitting 30 was another story, carbs loved me & they won't budge unless i cut them from my diet.  I did Tony Ferguson last year & lost 15kg.  During the 9 months my husband was away this year, diet was the last thing on my mind, so i had hot chocolates when i felt like them, a few too many yummy lunches & didn't bother with exercise & 10kg crept back on.  So . . . with handsome soldier back on leave . . . I've been walking & now my bike is serviced, i'll be pedalling around the neighbourhood too.  He even bought me a new yellow bike helmet - i thought i'd chose a colour NO ONE ELSE including the children would want, seeing we have 6 helmets in the garage!!
 The children want to do more riding too, around the lake & city sites (as you do in Canberra) so my husband got us one of these - a big 4 bike holder for the back of the car.  I'll use it to take my bike to school then cycle to Shop Handmade, brilliant!!  If we want to cycle as a family of 6, we'll have to use the trailer, they just don't make a bike holder that big!!
Ah my magical basket, i used to cycle a lot in Darwin (i got this bike 5 years ago) & this basket used to hold my parcels to & from the Winnellie post office.  It's served me well.  So fingers crossed the weekend weather is lovely & i can go for a bike ride.  I'm not THAT into riding that i'd go in the rain, i think the baset indicates 'girlie' over 'serious' & i'll switch to the treadmill instead.  Have great weekends, love Posie

16 comments:

My Love is..... said...

OH!! Do I spy an 80 series there?? and a burgundy one to boot...we must be soul mates ;) I'm totally crushing on your bike basket and green all over about your bike carrier ...happy cycling we are servicing our cycles this weekend as well :)

spectacularfairywren said...

well done you. Cycling with a family of 6 must be quite amazing... I would be hoarse.

Yellow helmet sounds daffodelicious - husband and I got matching luminous orange ski helmets in Japan - mostly so we could find each other when we were lost bad!
Love your basket - i would have put some mangoes in it in Darwin. Case of Katherine mangoes here today at local market for $25 for 14 mangoes... am tempted...

Emma said...

We love cycling as a family also. My parents live in Canberra and we often take our bikes down when we visit and go for a ride around the lake. Stopping at that great playground fort near the Carillion! A wonderful family activity!

Hot Fudge said...

May I borrow your elegant bicycle when you're finished with it?

Kellie Collis said...

That is a lovely bicycle you have! I loved cycling as well. It gets you to places you need to go and makes you fit as well. Love multitasking stuff! Kellie xx

Posie Patchwork said...

That fancy bike is a teenage girl's one (i'm only 5'6") & purchased from ToyWorld in Darwin NT. I think it was even on special at the time!! It's gorgeous, rides beautifully & is super comfortable. Love Posie

m.e (Cathie) said...

i used to love a good bike ride aswell & I have my little Miss in the garage basket & all awaiting my return.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend & enjoy the breeze through your hair.
hope the migraine doesn't reappear for you ♥

beck said...

Oh I love the idea of cycling to get fit. If only Daylesford wasn't so hilly! Maybe I'm just using that as an excuse! But, like you, I am trying to improve my fitness so I'm back into walking after a long, cold winter. It was beautiful today, walking in the sunshine around the lake. Hope I can keep motivated! Have a great weekend xo

Kate said...

Good for you, I am back walking again (hpefully jogging soon). Bikes are out of the question now we live up the steepest hill in town.

Heidi said...

Love your bike and I bet your cute with that Yellow helmet!

TammyJ said...

Good Luck with your plans Posie :) I love the basket :)

Annie@A View On Design said...

oh mate, just found your awesome blog, so happy to find fellow aussies, cute sidebar intro about yourself too!! I am so into crafts right now, I've finally invested in some gorgeous Spotlight fabrics for quilting, just trying to find time to do one!!! Maybe b4 xmas, hope so!! Love your blog, will def be checking in regularly to see what you are up too! BTW, I am on TF diet too! Love it = pre-mixed shakes for brekky, museli bar for lunch - easy pesy! only down 2kgs in 3wks, clearly not sticking to it! bumma, must be more disciplined!!!

Kylie said...

Glad to see you back on the bike (pardon the pun:))

Much nicer weather for you too in Canberra than what Darwin had to offer:)

ana @ i made it so said...

yes, good for you! and the 30's are something aren't they! ;) the bike (and basket) are lovely. hope you get a chance to get out there often.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love that bike!
We have so much fun biking with the boys too!
Enjoy your weekend!
Love
Kristin

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