Books, My life

Work it!

I keep writing and then deleting everything and starting all over again. It’s like I can’t even decide what is going on in my head so how on earth am I supposed to decide what goes on here? I think I’ll just do a quick ‘Hi, that’s what I’ve been up to lately!’ post. Just catching up, you know.

I finished reading a book – Cry Baby by David Jackson. That’s 16/30 now. Reading seems to be the only thing that I always really want to do, no matter what’s going on in my life or head (yes, I do realise I’m talking about my head like it’s a whole other world and you know what? It really is. Half the time even I can’t find my way around there). It was the first book in a while that I wasn’t actually that keen on, but I’m glad I read it. I’ll tell you more about it in my next month’s book post.

I also finished watching a Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. Another thing that I wasn’t actually keen on. It’s not even that it made me uncomfortable or anything, in fact it didn’t at all – should I be worried? – I just felt really, really annoyed throughout watching it. I felt that the main character was entitled, demanding and just really annoying and … well, a typical teenager, I guess? I know because I’ve been there, seen it and done that. So yeah, didn’t like it.

On a more positive note, I talked to someone recently about some things that are going on – I could probably be even more cryptic if I REALLY tried, right? – and for the first time in about a month or so I feel like there’s change for the better again. I have some realistic plans in place again and it’s helped me a lot. So yes, talking helps. Talk to people. Talk to your friends, your family, your doctor, your cat or pet rock. It really does help. Don’t keep it bottled up.

What else? Oh, yes, I’ve been doing my interior design course work. I’m over half way through and have really enjoyed my studies so far, but this unit is really threatening to do me in. It’s twice as long and requires twice as many reports and assignments. That’s where you picture me sliding off my chair into a puddle and just melt out of existence. I still think I should do a little series on it all. What do you think?

To keep on track with my positive life changes and everything, I’ve also been doing my little 30 day fitness challenge. It’s a free app, called just that – 30 days fitness challenge – every day it reminds me to do my little exercises and yes, sometimes I skip a day and do two days worth the next day and yes, there are official rest days in there, too. It’s nice and simple little things like some jumping jacks, planks, mountain climbers, etc. Starts off quite easy, too, and then gets gradually harder. It’s a good way to keep me a bit more active though. Oh, I’m on day 21/30. Can’t believe I’ve actually managed to keep it going for so long. Quite proud of myself actually.

Anyway, I think that’s us caught up, yeah? Great, I’ll see you next time! Time to go to bed and get all rested and stuff. I think that’s how it’s supposed to go. I still haven’t worked out all the finer details – like, sometimes I seem to wake up and still be tired. What’s up with that? Hmpfh.

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My life

Back to childhood

… Or you know. Trampolines. Maybe that’d be a bit less dramatic as a title. But that’d also give away what I want to write about. Like, straight away. And then there’d be no mystery left. Does there need to be mystery when it comes to trampolines? I mean, they’re pretty mysterious as is, I think. Ok, here goes. I have a declaration to make.

I don’t know how trampolines work.

I’m pretty sure there are some springs and then a bit of fairy dust and magic but as for the technicalities, I’ve got no idea. Anyway, I’ve gone quite a bit off track.

Yesterday I went trampolining. Is that a word? Well, it is now as I’ve written it down. But yes, I went trampolining and it was so much fun. It wasn’t just your any old casual hopping about either. It was Bounce Fit. Which I thought would be just some casual and fun hopping about, but in just a bit more structured way. Well, I was wrong.

Turns out Bounce Fit is like Insanity, but a lot more… well, bouncier. Hoppier. Twirlier. To sum up – it was just awesome. I couldn’t stop giggling even when I was dripping with sweat and full on purple in the face (that was from like 5 minutes in until the end by the way).

I went with my Sister-In-Law-To-Be and a short way into it we were both completely out of breath and dying a little (in my case not the least from the shame about all the pizzas I’ve eaten recently). It felt amazing though. Thoroughly pleased.

It also brought back some great memories from when I was a bit younger and could actually spend a lot of time on a trampoline doing flips and all sorts of tricks without even getting out of breath. We’ll see if I can get back to that. Maybe not doing all the flips and stuff, but just being able to jump for a bit without feeling like I’m going to pass out would be great, too!

We’ll be going again next week so I shall report back then. Will I still love it as much and is this something that I’m going to be doing every week? Hmm, at the moment I’d say I could definitely see this as a long term thing. Anyway, I shall not get ahead of myself. I’ve been once. I’ll give it a couple more goes before committing fully. Although I do already have a pair of the special socks. That’s like… the whole equipment that I need for it. Wow. I’ve just started out with a new workout and I already have the full kit. That’s pretty motivating, I think.

Anyway… I just realised I say ‘anyway’ a lot. I should probably try and control myself. Hmm. Oh, the featured image on this post is a photo I took out of the plane window when I was last coming back from Estonia. It’s not really relevant to this post, but I liked the picture.

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