Thursday, February 28, 2008

The new beginning...

I think it's weird that I'm suddenly wanting to try new and exciting things. When I say weird, I mean that it wasn't like I made some conscious decision to wake up and smell different roses!

It's just something that's sort of happened. I'm yearning to find new authors, to find new shops, new coffee shops, new roads etc... I'm quite happy in my friends and boyfriend department. Don't need to be changing those, but I guess my sub conscious is trying to tell me to live a little and to widen my blinkers.

I like to think I am healthy, but really I'm just in denial. I do not like to exercise. I have blogged about this too often that I'm bored to tears.
If I am going to exercise I need someone to hold my hand. There is NO WAYS I am getting out of bed on my own accord to go to gym. Hell no. I need to know I have someone meeting me there so that I can curse them, yes but honestly, it appeals to my people pleasing side. I can't handle letting someone down, so I'll go.

Well don't be alarmed if your trumpets blare right now, but Blondie here got up this morning, blew the dust off my trainers, gym pants and sports bra and was out the door at 06h30. WTF? The world exists at this time?
I did not go to my car, instead my water bottle and I went right passed it and I walked (briskly) around my complex. Boy oh boy. I had no idea our complex was so big. It isn't really, but walking it is a whole different story.

I walked until my calves and buttocks were burning and I had enough sweat to fill a small dam!
Ok the sweat part is not hard. I am that unfit!!

I got home and it was only once I had sat down that the realisation of what had just happened sunk in.
No, I didn't sleep walk. I actually did it all on my own.
Ok. I know how totally loco that sounds but seriously. I DO NOT DO EXERCISE ON MY OWN, NOR DOES IT EVER CROSS MY MIND.

This is something new and admittedly exciting.


I had to stop my blog for a phone call! I have just burst into tears. Tears of unbelievable happiness!!

I blogged about donating my labrador puppy to the SA Guide Dogs Association

Well I just got the news that she has been ACCEPTED!! SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY A GUIDE DOG!!

My heart is just singing! I am sobbing my eyes out...pure happiness!
I wrote the title: The New Beginning...
Who would have thought it would be so true in every regard!!


The Divine Miss M said...

Congratulations to your puppy dog! I am so happy for you both :)

By the way, if you want to read a really good book read the one I'm reading.

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

Excellent book :)

Go for the exercising. That is why I love climbing so much, because there are people there to socialise with!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Thanks Divine Miss M!! I'm really proud!

ooh...I'm going to order it online right now! Thanks for the advice!'m petrified of heights, but WISH I could climb! Weird, I know!

The Divine Miss M said...

I am terrified of heights too but you get to trust the rope and your climbing partner. I was climbing with someone new on Sunday and I kept panicking but once you get used to them the fear fades :)

Yey, it is a brilliant book!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Sounds daring and new and since I'm in this "new" phase I might as well try it!

Have a stunning night!! x

Anna said...

I have very much the same attitude to exercising alone. And I very much want to try new things. However I am, though no fault of my own (I like to think), in a Lull. I'm moving in a few months, hopefully, so I can't start anything new here; and since I don't know anyone here, there's nobody to bully me into exercise.

Hopefully things will be different post-move; my boyfriend is already encouraging me to take up some form of exercise...

MidniteGem said...

CONGRATS!! Must be one smart puppy dog :)

And I second Miss M on the climbing! trust us and give it a try.

KaB said...

Oh hooray...that's fab for the pup! New beginnings for her...just great! I bet she's an excited little bean :)

As for your gym...notice now how much your body will crave exercise! Keep doing it & you'll find yourself enjoying the release of endorphins etc as well as the joy in actually doing something productive for yourself!


Natalie said...

Oh my word! Well done Blondie dear! Now go treat yourself to the biggest slice of chocolate Cake you can find! You deserve it!x

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Thanks Nats! I'll walk the cake off the next day! YAY! x

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Where are you moving to Anna, or do I already know this. Brain freeze!

Change is as good as a holiday I supposed!!
Good luck :-) x Have a fab weekend x

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Thanks Midnite Gem! I feel like a proud "mom!"

Climbing, huh? Well now that you second Miss M's notion, I will have to try climbing!!

The Blonde Blogshell said...

Thanks Kab! You're right...apparently it takes three weeks to get into a routine/habit!