Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Work out, application forms and bras

Hey everyone :o)  Sorry boys if the title has made you blush ;)  Hope this entry finds you well xx   Technically this should be the gig diary entry but I thought I would postpone that and tell you about the weekend.

As you know on Friday I went down to Ms Trina's and as soon as Wayne and myself arrived we had to get changed and leave.  We went straight down to the town hall to play badminton!!!  Such a weird set up.  I knew they played every friday but I assumed it was  at a leisure centre somewhere!!  Oh no, in the town hall there is 4 courts all set up to be used but apparently not many people realise it's there.  That night there were two other people at the end of the hall playing away.  Trina wanted me on her team which was such a mistake I was crap and knew i would be!!!  After a while of being fed up of getting embarrassed of not being able to hit the shuttle cock back I sat out and watched the two blokes ~ they were very good!!

After a while and Trina not amused that I wasn't watching them ;)  She insisted playing against me ~ just her and me!!!  I must've picked up some hints coz I was starting to do well.  It was decided that Wayne should come back into the game and Trina and I concocted a plan against him :o)  As I was getting good closer to the net that's where I stood.  We ended up giving him a good run for his money.  It was just a shame when the time was up coz i was getting into that!!

The rest of the evening was spent with me trying to give Trina a quick lesson on Facebook *rolls eyes* and we had a drive round on Wayne's new Grand Theft Auto game.

Next morning we had to get up fairly early but not too early as we had managed to convince Wayne to give us a lift to the gym.  Yep this is the gym that is based on the Queen musical We Will Rock You.  (Sorry no pics guys!)  'One Vision, One Fitness' it's called and I loved it :o)  I tell you if I lived closer to it I would probably go there every day!!!  There's not a lot of mirrors like most gyms and when we arrived we were the only people there working out.  This is my kind of gym :o)  The equipment was fab!!  We did five minutes on the tread mills then shown what I call the seated area!!  Don't be fooled....................There are about 9/10 chairs that are computerised and you do about 2/3 minutes on each one and each one works a different part of your body.  The first one concentrates on your arms and legs and the next would do your abs etc etc.......You take a piece of paper with you so you can chart your progress and there are 3 levels ~ Beginner, Intemediate and Advanced.  Certainly felt like we had worked out after a session on them.

We then went on the walking machine for about 5 minutes (we both loved this one more than the tread mills.............although I should add Trina started off on this one going backwards, don't ask me how LOL).  Then 5 minutes on the rowing machines and 5 minutes on the bikes :o)  A full workout and so much fun.

The walls of the gym are covered with graffitti from the musical and the main wall is based on the Tottenham Court Road tube station which is home to the Bohemians in the musical.  There's a framed 'one vision, one fitness' tshirt signed by cast members and other memorabilia around.

After the workout we met Wayne in town for a fry up :o)  Well we couldn't let that work out go to waste could we lol................We've convinced Wayne he should sign up for the gym and is going for his induction at the weekend I think.  I hope I will be able to go again soon and make the most of this but it does cost £5 per session otherwise you set up a standing order for £30 which is not in my best interests as I won't be using it enough to justify that cost!!!  Unless I moved of course ;)

I was driven home not long after that and a few more go's on Grand Theft Auto, I like just driving the car round and causing destruction.  Such a bad girl LOL

Sunday I woke up and I was sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo tired I couldn't move or have the energy to do anything worth while :(  I did manage to hoover but I have no idea how.  I also managed to finish my book :o)  So exciting when that happens tee hee hee...............

I let myself down though :(  I wanted to spend the day concentrating on some application forms that i had requested.  There are at least two jobs that I am applying for.  I spent yesterday working on one of them instead.  When I got home from work this evening I tried my damned hardest to concentrate on the supporting evidence but it's crap to be honest with you.  Why is it when I want a job and need one I suddenly come over all useless with regards to supporting applications??  I've sent the rough draft to Trina for proof reading and hoping she might be able to word things a bit better for me :o)  Bless her

Some good news deemed from the weekend ;)  I received my pressie and cos Trina was here when I opened it I had to tell what it was and that I was going to order her one :o)  I also received a 'We Will Rock You' beanie hat which was a pressie from Trina to cheer me up from last week ~ she's so lovely to me :o)  Unfortunately the weather has got a lot warmer so I can't wear it yet LOL

Also one of my bras broke last week which i wasn't amused about coz I thought how am I going to afford a new one ~ Marks and Spencer charge £20/30 for a decent one.  Well on my little trip to Matalan yesterday I found bra's in my size for £7 :o)  YAY happy little dance xx  Easily pleased me lol

Well i shall love you and leave you here, just thought you'd like to know how I got on x

Till next time

Oh p.s Exeter has made it through to Wembley again this year....................no doubt they will loose there LOL..............we wait and we shall see...............


jjdolfin9 said...

I used to play badminton when I was younger.  Was pretty good at it too.  Never made it to tennis but should have.  Sounds like you had fun.  Glad you found your bra on sale.  Everything is so high these days...and for some of us, a bra is necessary...lol.
Hugs, Joyce

pamal3 said...

Hey ladyyyyy. Badmington Is one of my faves or at least It was years ago!! lol. Well done for doing It and getting Into It. The Gym aswell eh? How fit you will be at the start of summer...Hmmm, The green eyed monster comes out to play! lol. Nah. that's excellent. i have started walking everywhere. i feel like I have no feet tonight!!. Laughed very loud at the bra...Try popping a wee smokey quartz stone In your new one, might last longer!! lol. Glad you had a good weekend and good luck with the job hunting. Love Pam xx

cayasm said...

I've never played Badminton so well done you!, weekend sounded hetic, no wonder you were tired on Sunday..lol. hope you get your applications sent off and good luck with those.

Take care


winivere2002 said...

Hey, JEN! Well, here I am for a visit... Whatever are you going to do with me? LOL... OMGG @ your bra story... Couldn't have happened to a nicer gal. LOL... I was just having bra problems myself yesterday... Hooray @ your mastering badminton... I played a few games in my youth. All I remember is that it was fun... Wish I could afford to go to a gym, but I think I would be too embarrassed if it was coed... Catch ya later!

winivere2002 said...

P.S. Thanks for leaving your link in the comment section... Makes it a lot easier to come for a visit. (smile)

oddb0dkins said...

Nothing like a good fry up after a workout, lol. I used to go cycling years ago as part of a keep fit regime. But we always cycled to a pub. ;O)

Playing the net at badders is not easy so well done you.

B. x

rdautumnsage said...

Doc and I love playing badminton! We have a net set up all summer long to play in our sideyard. Of course he has a slight advantage with his height. He's 5'9, I'm 5'1. The gym sounds great. I've been working out with a small exercise trampoline lately. Talk about sore that most certainly gives you workout. Good luck with the two jobs you are applying at. (Hugs) Indigo

jlocorriere05 said...

I used to love playing badminton at school! I'm glad you liked the gym, it sounds great. Lol at you all going for a fry-up after! Have a good weekend. Jeannette xx  

funnyface0s0 said...

OMG Jen that was far to much exercise, whats wrong with you ......LOL...... i shall be waving as i pass thru Exeter tomorrow !!
Luv Jaynee X