Ow! I did my first ‘Pilates for saddlebags’ movements last night and they must be working as I could hardly move today. The hardest of all was the half plank and leg lift. I had the web page on my tablet as I tried to mimic the photos of the pilates lady on screen. She made it look so easy yet I was struggling to haul my ass up in the air as effortlessly as she made it look. It took me 10 minutes to complete the full exercise and it was a real work-out. So I am confident I will be able to lose the cm of the saddlebags. I am going to have to psyche myself up to do it tonight though, as it aches just to move let alone contort myself into some pilates moves.
Changing subject slightly, I like cars. I would also like to channel my career into cars (but not a sheepskin-coated, gold-bracelet wearing forecourt seller). I dabbled in a motorsport company just under a decade ago, which was my career aim after leaving Uni but it didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped. I reflect now and then on what could have been (a bit like that Sliding Doors movie about 2 alternative lives running parallel because of one decision that forked the character’s lifestyle and future). I like to think I chose the better option. However, I am not going to be able to work part-time for long as once baby boy is at school, I will have to go out an earn a bigger wage again. I would love to jack it all and go into fostering, but my other half isn’t keen on the idea of getting attached to children and then letting them go again. So, I will have to get a career that I will need to try and enjoy between now and 70, or whenever I retire……..a daunting prospect.
For me the top 10 dream jobs would be as follows (in no particular order):
10) PA to actor Paul Walker (although would not be good at that as would spend too much time drooling)
9) Taster for Cadburys Chocolate (but that would either make me fat or switch my joy of chocolate guzzling to repulsion)
8) Reviewing top holiday destinations (but that would mean spending time away from the kids and it would take all the fun out of holidays)
7) Car testing (from supercars down to superminis I would LOVE it – particularly if it involved driving around the Nurburgring)
6) Rollercoaster reviewer (fantastic job – can’t think of any down-sides apart from a constant state of nausea)
5) Book critic (I LOVE reading, so to be paid to read all the time is right up my strada)
4) Social worker – I can’t now because I need a degree and I am too old and have to many commitments to go back to uni, it would be tough but I would love the chance to be making a difference – down-side would be I would be taking my work home psychologically)
3) Horse-whisperer – Again if only I had the time for the training, I would love to help turn around problem horses
2) To get paid for work that is normally classed as voluntary – helping out with children’s charities and causes in my community
1) Owning a wedding dress shop and having enough money to buy-in the most beautiful dresses and design a few of my own too
For now I will just keep on dreaming…..
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