All entries for June 2006
June 16, 2006
Date: It was the 2nd of June, I had the day off work and was reluctantly preparing to go for a masquerade ball with my misus organised by her employers (IBM). I got the masks from fancydress.com a week earlier but still wasn’t sure if I was going.
You see my reasons for no wanting to go were twofold; one being the fear of the unknown having never attended a ‘tuxedo–wearing masquerade ball’ and the other reason was being that I am …well unfortunately quite an unsociable character (working on it though). Well after much ranting and persuasion from the misus, I had no choice but to go :(
Ok first of there were of perks to it; her very generous employers hosted us for the night at the prestigious London hotel The Royal Lancaster. The ball was to kick–off at 7:30pm with a champagne cocktail, followed by evening dinner and ending with entertainment. As usual we made it an hour late (8:30) getting in time for the main course.
I must say I was nervous on arrival for the very fact that the table allocated to us had 8 empty seats and every other table around were virtually full! As we pulled the chairs to sit down, a couple from another table with 2 free seats invited us to join them on their table. They lit up the night for shy me cos they were really the chatty type. There was an award which I didn’t quite understand and the night ended with us playing games and dancing. My rating got the night – 4/5, well worth it.
June 01, 2006
In recent times (actually in the last 6 months) I have been everything but healthy (eating late & no exercise have so far been the order of the day). So I took a leap of faith yesterday and joined the local gym (LA Fitness) here in Oxford with a mate of mine. I must say that it has been at the back of my mind for the past 2 months but the cost was a slight hinderance (about 50 quid a month) but I got this joint membership thingy with a mate of mine for £40.
Thinking about it all its really depressing to think that the issue on getting healthy depended on finances :( But on the otherhand I think the cost was extortionate and tied down to a 12 month contract.
On the lighter side of things anyway, I do hope to take advantage of this gym for two major reasons:
1. Lose weight (especially on my tummy)
2. Keep fit & healthy (get my heart & pulse rate to standard or above average levels)
I'm no longer a high school graduate obsessed with muscle building. I more on the side of getting healthy and looking trim & fit.
I guess my next objective will be to start eating healthy :)