So I’m in this play. It’s an Australian classic called Don’s Party set on the night of the federal election in 1969. Because of the era I get to spruce up my hair, wear a hideously patterned mini dress and a gold crushed velvet jacket with bell sleeves:
It’s super fun. Basically 11 of us get to eat Twisties and drink beer and occasionally swear at each other. We’ve had three shows so far that have mostly gone off without a hitch. Except the night someone managed to break a door. But that’s another story.
In three weeks I will be lying on a beach in Samoa with my sister and brother-in-law. I suppose you could say I’m a little bit excited. My sister has given me a long list of things to bring that apparently you can’t get on an island in the middle of the Pacific. Exciting things like pesto. And pleather sandals. Anyway, I’ve been struck early this year with pre-bikini-wearing-panic (usually doesn’t set in until late October). So I’ve amped up the old fitness regime in an attempt to Get Physical, Olivia Newton John Style. I bought new runners:
I promised myself I’d buy a pair in black. But came home with these? Strange. Spin or RPM classes are my favourite.
Speaking of sports wear, I finally used the Lululemon voucher (above) my friends kindly gifted me for my birthday. I’m not sure how I feel about the fact I’ve become one of those people who loves and buys obnoxiously expensive gym clothes… On one hand, $110 for gym pants does seem excessive, but on the other hand they seem to last a long time. And I figure if you are going to wear and wash an item a few times a week then it’s probably a good investment. So I’ve gone all soccer mum and started buying Lorna Jane and Lululemon in droves. I’ll make one stylish bag lady one day. Do you splurge or save on gym clothes?
In addition to sweating regularly I’m also attempting to stick to the 1200 calorie a day program that helped me lose some flab earlier in the year. I did the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation and lost 9kg. So now I’m on my second 12 week ‘transformation’. The recipes make it easy to stick to the diet. Especially ones like these delicious nachos:
To round things off here’s a photo of Mango, pleading with his eyes for someone to throw that stick. How cliched.
Throwing sticks is hard! Mango would take off with so much gusto that the stick would land behind or on top of him. But he kept coming back for more. Sometimes doing something you love hurts a little, doesn’t it Mango?
Have a great week.