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Fit for something or nothing? | January 13, 2012

Friday 13th – this is the second time I’m sitting writing this post so I’m hoping that any bad luck writing my first ever blog has been exhausted.

I made three New Year resolutions this year:

1) To stop drinking for a month (Men’s Health magazine said I could lose 2″ off my waist if I followed this simple advice);
2) Increase my online presence;
3) Kick start my fitness regime so that I can get back onto the mean streets of London following my ‘motorcycle incident’ and get me a #beachbody2012.

The year started well – a fantastic couple of days attending La Demence in Brussels with two friends from London. Then disaster struck, I got tricked into a boozy brunch at Westfield Stratford by some very persuasive friends and four Pornstar Martinis later I’d fallen off the wagon without a care in the world.

Never mind, after dusting myself off from my first my failure of the year, I decided to pair up my remaining resolutions in an attempt to make them less daunting and write a blog about my new fitness regime. Not a lot of thought went into that decision – style, substance or blog host, let alone the big question – who the hell was going to read the damn thing?! Ah well, I’m sure I’ll sort those things out as I go.

Last weekend I watched Julie & Julia for the second time (please don’t judge me if you’ve never met me!) and thought for my first attempt of ‘blogging’ I might follow Julie Powell’s example and write about my long journey to get ‘fit for purpose’ at work. I’m sure my old English teacher is chuckling to himself somewhere as the only two things I brought away with me from English Literature are the quotes ‘Unsex me now’ Macbeth and ‘So you had to go to bed with her’ An Inspector Calls (I think the writing was on the wall for me from an early age as to what direction I was going to take). So with that in mind, I’m sure there will be lots for the grandma police to get their teeth into over the coming months – I’m an apostrophe disaster waiting to happen.

My first task was to set my goals (see all those management courses I’ve been sent on haven’t gone to waste) 1) Strengthen my knee joint so I pass the fitness test at work; 2) Drop a dress size in 2 weeks – no wait that’s the Kellogg’s Special K diet – Get back into my favourite jeans that are hidden in the back of my wardrobe, yes much more achievable. I’m going to enlist the help of my wonderful boyfriend Nick (he doesn’t know this yet) to help measure my vital statistics, plot my progress and take some pictures to motivate me even further.

So without further ado, I’m going to see if I can publish this before I delete it again – first training session of the year is Monday 16th January, so until then, have a great weekend.



  1. Now, if I recall, you did not need much persuasion on the Pornstar Martini front, in-fact I seem to recall you were the instigator in it all and then trip trip for a glass of champagne after *giggle*. Well might as well fall off the wagon rather spectacularly don’t you think?

    Good first effort!

    *puts tick in red pen at foot of page*

    Comment by Moanyoldbloke — January 14, 2012 @ 10:21 am

  2. Looking forward to more blogs. I shall be a fan of your great works.


    Comment by lukelammy — January 16, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

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