Since returning back to the lucky (if not, cold and wintry) country that is Australia, I've been back into routine and the swing of things. Seems Japan is almost a distant memory now, sniff..... I am back doing lots of English teaching (I love my students, they are so smart and so adorable: love-notes from their parents to me about how happy and confident their child was after our class, and handmade hearts for me delivered with a 'teacher: I love you!' make this gig so worth it, despite the late night finishes) and I've also started back at HNE Health (NSW Health) and that has been great so far: really nice people, and a supportive environment with lots of training: I am a geek who actually loves training days. In Lou's Weight Online news: my Jump Into June 30 Day Challenge has come to an end and I am pumped for all who took part! I have heard from a couple of the participants re: their results and they have done amazingly! One has lost 3kg and 20cm in measurements and was on track for eating well and exercising (cardio and strength) every week as she had set out in her plan: incredible work!! I'm so pleased for her, and thanks to everyone who took part: I had a blast and I hope you did too. Stay tuned for some exciting updates for Lou's Weight Online soon. Working on a make-over of sorts: watch this space.
Now, today marks Week 26 of this pregnancy journey, and running is getting quite difficult. If you can even still call it running: it's maybe more of a jog/shuffle. Sometimes it's a walk. That's ok. But yes, running with a bump is much harder than it looks! I think this shot from our last morning in Kyoto, when we went on a morning shrine/temple tour (on foot, of course) sums up how much harder it is than pre-pregnancy:
So, sayonara for now folks. To those in Newcastle, Australia: enjoy this glorious sunshine today! Perfect weather for any kind of shuffle/jog/run/walk.