Friday, 6 November 2009

Hot Under The Collar


I've been looking for a collar to brighten up my black dresses and to prevent the black draining all the colour from my face.
I came across this one on Etsy and am thrilled with the results.
I can't wait to try it out on other items of plain clothing.
And I had some great news this weekend.
Back in August I had been advised by my GP to stop running for a while after suffering from severe pain in my groin and hip.
The pain was waking me up around 6am every day but once I was up and about it eased off.
Unfortunately no exercise has meant a very unwelcome weight gain of five pounds over the past three months.
But yesterday I finally got my appointment with a Sports Therapist and it turns out the problem is due to a very tight muscle.
After a (very painful) stretching session I woke this morning with no pain.
But I have to stretch every day for 20 minutes.
I am looking forward to starting my new regime.
Instead of four runs a week I will be running 2-3 times and adding a yoga class.
I am hoping that with some sensible eating and gentle exericise I can shed the weight in time for Christmas - a great gift to myself.
The bonus is my 18-year-old son says he wants to try yoga too so it will give us a chance to spend some time together.
Have a great weekend.

15 comments:

  1. beautiful :) I am so happy you can exercise again, I know you love it!! :) And no pain = wonderful!

    Have a nice weekend too!

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  2. Beautiful collar! It's so intricate and special. I'm glad you can get back to your routine--I'm sure being without it has been a drag.

    xx
    Julia

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  3. Hi there-thats really good news that you are feeling better, I've always wanted to try yoga too but have not got round to it!! Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Whenever I gain weight my husband, wise man that he is, says, "Well, it must be in all the right places!" -- so I'll say the same to you as well :)

    I adore that collar...you are so clever to add such oomph to a simple dress!

    Lovely.

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  5. I love the collar!

    And I'm a complete yoga convert, depending on what type you do it gives you cardio and muscles strength as well as stretching!

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  6. Let me say this... you look really pretty and oh so lovely in that dress with that collar.

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  7. That is the loveliest touch! I hearted the shop and will be planning to add a collar of my own sometime! Love it!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  8. How cool that your son wants to try yoga with you! What a great way to spend time with him.

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  9. Wow, what a cool collar! I'm so glad you can run again and that it's not too serious of an injury.

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  10. That is wonderful that stretching has been such a successful remedy so far! Yoga sounds like a great additional way to work out kinds in your muscle as long as you are gentle with your body. (That's one of the reasons I like hot yoga - the heat and humidity is pretty intense, but my muscles automatically relax and allow me to stretch farther than normal, and I don't come out of the class feeling like I might have over-done it.) I hope that you enjoy being able to run again!

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  11. Great purchase and glad you can run again. Know what you mean - I've been nursing an injury for 12 months and can't run so am 10lbs over weight as I don't burn off as much as I used to. Will tackle v soon!

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  12. Such a beautiful collar!!!
    And I'm a big fan of yoga, now I'm looking for a class to do it also.... the time... I will have to find it.

    Have a nice time

    xoxo

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  13. The collar is great and I expect we will see you use it in some inventive and attractive ways,

    Darla

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  14. The collar is great!

    I love yoga, have been doing it for two years now and wouldn't be without it.

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  15. I really, really love that collar! I understand about pain getting in the way of your exercise routine. I have bad back pain every month that keeps me from wanting to go to the gym; ironically, working out would make me feel better. I'm glad to hear your visit to the sports therapist helped!

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