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My first date as a single mum

Having dipped my toe back in the world of dating I must say it was surprisingly good to get out and not have the munckin in tow. He was at home been looked after by a great friend of mine so I knew all would be good and I could relax into the date. Which by the way went off without a hitch. Out of all the guys I have talked to on the said website this one was one of the ‘normal’ ones and he turned out to be normal in real life as well which was great. We met at a bar in Ormond and have a few wines/beers and ordered a pizza as well. Conversation flowed easily and there were no real gaps or lulls in the conversation which is always a good sign I believe. I am not necessarily looking for the one but if I meet someone I like I hope it can progress to something. After 3 hours I decided it was time to go home and relieve the babysitter plus it was a school night, well not for me but the others yes.

Whilst debriefing with my girlfriend on the couch I received a text message that said, “I wanted to go in for the pash but he wasn’t sure”, how cute is that? Mind you he thinks I am hoighty toighty as I mentioned our family beach house! Get over it not at all. Another date has been set for this Friday night and will let you know if there is a pash or not….!

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Dipping my toe in the pool…

I decided to dip my foot into the pool of online dating and see how I go about 1 month ago. Well it has certainly changed since I was dating quite a few years ago. I thought you required ‘dutch courage’ to ask someone out but it seems not! On my first night I was informed by a guy how he liked to have sex – which was quite confronting to a newbie like me. Then the other night I had another one telling me that he could come “ova” and make me feel special… Hmmm I think I can feel special about myself without him coming over to my place. All these new abbreviations are driving me insane as well, can’t anyone spell anymore??

I am going on my first internet date tonight with a guy that seems very normal and I will let you know how it goes, just have to decide what to wear now. A friend told me to make sure I have the assets out and I will be fine! I have never been one to do that so I can’t see myself starting now.

Who else has come across the very forward men on online dating sites? Am I the only one out there that doesn’t know what brb means? And lastly who spells over like an egg (ova), seriously guys if you want to meet a girl maybe you should think about some of these things or am I just too old fashioned for society now?

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OMG! Muscles I never knew I had…

Well after my session last Thursday morning, which I loved, I have not been able walk properly! The session consisted of squats, lunges, running, sit ups with legs raised, bike and that is about the sum of it. Since I have not been exercising except for some walks and mini runs for the last 2+ years I am in agony!!! I even put Tiger Balm on the other night but to no avail. When will my legs return to normal, can anyone answer that question for me?

I will be back on Thursday morning and looking forward to the challenge. I did survive the Saturday morning session which was boxing so I am still in the mind set of “bring it on!”

Why do we punish our bodies for the ultimate image we have in our heads and the media portray??

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I’ve bitten the bullet!

Before I become pregnant I was really into my fitness a professional lady I saw early on in the pregnancy told me to stop running – which I did. I then began pilates – which I loved – and continued post pregnancy for about 3 months Unfortunately that was the extent of my fitness for about the last 2 and a bit years so on Saturday I bit the bullet and decided enough time had passed and I had to get back to the ‘old’ me. So I rang my old trainer and started on Saturday. It was great to get back out there, mind you I did whinge a bit, but it brought back such fond memories for me. We did a mix up class so a fair bit of running, some suicides, squatting, burpees and push ups. And sadly I loved it all! I am looking forward to my three sessions a week and seeing a new me before the bikini season begins. If your looking for inspiration check out http://www.higherlevel.com.au and see if it suits you as much as it does me.

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Fabulous time in Perth

Last Saturday night after picking up my son from his dad’s house we drove to the airport to catch a flight to Perth for a mini break with my brother and his family. I got a spare seat next to me so I didn’t have to have the munchkin on my lap the entire flight. I have to thank Qantas and the school girls behind me for playing peek a boo with him as well as the other school kids who entertained him. After no sleep on the flight we arrived at my brother’s at midnight (our time) and he finally slept in the cot. We spent Sunday with my nephews at the footy and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Munchkin loved his youngest cousin, who is 13 months older, and they played so well together. Before too long it was time to leave and fly back to Melbourne. This time the munchkin did sleep but for only 20 minutes. Dropped him at his dad’s work and said “he hasn’t slept much today.” We are not on the best of terms…..

I love mini breaks who else out there enjoys them? Tell me about your best mini break.