Monday, 30 November 2015

Nope! Did not nail it.

I'm lying on the floor of my kitchen. I am supposed to be working out but it's not working today.

It's the first day of week 4 gamma(t25)

So I've been working out for more than 13 weeks and I haven't lost weight. Not one ounce. I'm trying not to care especially since when I began, the goal was to tone arms and lose the last of belly flab so I don't have to suck it in next time I'm in a Baujken dress.

Arms are toned alright, even before I began the gamma which is upper body focused.

I know it's good for me that the last bit of flab on my belly will probably be that last to go because I hate working out. Half of the time I'm thinking about what I'm going to cook as soon as I'm done.

Every time Shaun T says 'go harder, you can do it', I'm thinking 'you must not be talking to me cause I'm on the floor dead, you better get me help'.

I don't know what motivation I'll have when the ultimate goal is reached.

It does feel good to have hard thighs. Just when I accepted my bottom half is a size 8 and bought befitting clothes, I've gone and lost all them inches.

In conclusion. ..

New Jeans!!!!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Is 'blob' my new favourite word?

Driving back home after vacationing with extended family, and I can't stop thinking about innocence versus .. not guilt - but knowledge. The absence of innocence is to know

My kids are very sheltered. My husand and I are typical new age helicopter parents. Constantly hovering. This means we are pretty much always with the kids. We only go on play dates if it's ok for mummy to be there, any birthday parties that say 'drop off' are given a side eye and tossed into a bin. Definitely no sleep overs.

I will not delve into the whys today.

Today I'm preoccupied with 'knowing'.
 I cannot protect my kids for ever, they must explore for them selves and then choose for themselves.
I listened to my 6 year old talking with his cousins today and was struck by the lack of sophistication in his speech.  Sophistication is a product of experience.
He pretty much sounds like a child when he talks and right now that's fine by me.

At six I was a voracious reader. Six year old me would scoff at the age appropriate books my son reads under my adult supervision.

I decide to let the kids play without constant supervision and as I walk by a room I hear one cousin ask my four year old if she can twerk.

Oya all of you come out now!!!

Twerk Ko!

But at some point, we will have to let go.

I want strong independent kids.
I have no clue how to go about this.

 Naivety may be cute at six but I know what it does to book smart sixteen year old in university.

Spits them out in one well chewed blob.

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