Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Train Hard. Feel Sore. See Results. And Repeat.

First rule of kettle bells class - Go to your kettle bells class.

I mentioned in my last post and on Twitter a couple of times that I've taken up kettle bells at work. I usually prefer to exercise by myself but as I've moved to a new county I think it's important to surround myself with as many  positive and awesome people as possible. 
Sometimes I feel a little nervous just before class starts as I'm the newbie and to be honest, my coordination sucks but I think I'm getting the hang of it. There is a fantastic vibe in the class and no reason to be nervous or self conscious. 

Monday, 16 June 2014

Father of the Bride 3!

I was so excited to read that a Father of the Bride 3 is on the cards. I absolutely love the previous two movies so fingers crossed that the original cast will all be making an appearance.
Kimberly Williams Paisley (Annie) has pretty much stuck to tv work since her acclaimed performances in father of the bride 1/2. Her  struggle with her mothers dementia was documented in a book recently by Kimberly so there is obviously a lot going on with her private life.
Rumour has it that the movie will focus on George's only son Matty. Apparently Matty is marrying a Navy Seals officer. Gay marraige and an old fashioned dad don't always go well together. Here's hoping it all works out as I don't want to hate George! 
I'd love to see Kieran Culkin back as Matty. Kieran is a solid actor and has been pretty much in the movie and tv business all his life. 
George Newbern aka Bryan has spent the last decade or so doing tv shows such as Friends, Greys Anatomy and CSI.
My main man Martin Short aka Franck has been on Broadway and does a lot of voice work in movies. 
I can't wait to see where the characters are now. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

200 words or less. Part 1 : Are you hydrated? Skincare & Health

I am pretty sure I spent most of my life dehydrated and I  didn't even know it. There are still times where I'm dehydrated but at least now I'm aware of it and do something about it.
To put it bluntly; if you pee is the same colour as a character in The Simpsons as opposed to a clear Caspar the Friendly Ghost  colour then you are dehydrated

Other  signs that you are dehydrated include:
Dry mouth especially in the morning.
Bad breath.
Dry skin/lips
Constipation/ not pooping daily
No tears when you cry 

A lot of people don't pee enough and/or don't poop daily. If you aren't peeing at least 7 times a day and not pooping the you are doing somethinng wrong. It's easy to fix though I know from experience. 

Whilst I don't know much about the science behind hydration, I can promise you from  personal experience  that you will become hydrated faster from eating lots of fruit and veg than you will from chugging down actual glasses of water. If you can get your hands on melons or cucumbers you will be on the pigs back.