Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Gym + and looming deadlines

Off to the gym today for some cardio. I have kept up my weekly Pilates classes as well to help my core strength.

My first fundrasing deadline is looming, by April 16th, I need to have £580 raised , I'm on around £300 currently. I cant deny I'm strating to get a bit worried! this is the first time i've tried to do this sort of fundrasing activitiy and I must admit: Its harder than I thought! but the £2,450 is an awful lot on money, especially in these hard financial times.

I will continue to write to companies, and will be raffling off the swag we have recieved so far. Lets hope I can make the deadline!


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Diet + Fitness: New fronteer

My girlfriend talked me into attending her lunchtime Pilates class, with the argument that improving my core strength will help improve my overall fitness. I was, as I predicted the only guy there, and I was quite dubious about whether the class would actually DO anything, however I followed instructions dutifully and we worked on stabilising our core area (the abdomen, back and pelvic region) and some interesting shoulder exercises that I think might help improve my weight work, and finished up with some twisty stretches. Now I'm sat back at my desk, I can feel that I've worked these areas.

While I didn't LOVE the class it was a pleasant enough way to pass an hour and I feel I've picked up a few good pointers for strenghtening my core muscles. So moderate success I'd say!


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Incoming Swag

Good News,
I've had two phonecalls today The Salcombe Trading Company and The Roman Baths are both happy to donate to our auction: the Roman Baths are sending a family ticket to the Baths museum and Costume museum and I will find out what Salcombe are donating when I go down there on Saturday to pick it up :)


Monday, 30 January 2012

Sweet Success!

Our bake sale raised £125!! I'm delighted, according to my fundraiser schedule set our by Childreach
I need to have £800 by April, and then the full amount by June 2012 So this £125 will get us on our way to that first marker of £800.


Bake Sale in full flow

I'm delighted with the number of cakes made by the kind people of the faculty for the cake sale. There's chocolate brownies, lemon drizzle cake, carrot cake, cupcakes, chocolate cake....

Yummy! letS hope staff and students are feeling hungry and generous!


Friday, 27 January 2012


Two exciting developments in one day! just when I was starting to worry!

My local paper, the Bath Chronicle has agreed to run a story about my expedition - I'll post a pic of the article as soon as its out! this is going to be a great way of getting more exposure on my plight, and hopefully inspire a few people to donate to the cause.

Secondly, Boots have donated a baskets of cosmetic goodies for our raffle, a bit girly for me of course but I'm sure the girls in the office will be every interested!

This is the first time I have ever seriously fund-raised for a charity so its all quite daunting, I'm still learning how you go about it! But I am enjoying this feeling, its a huge boost when people are willing to help :)

Diet + Fitness

As its Friday...
My girlfriend said the omelette she'd made for lunch was making her depressed, so instead we headed to the campus bar for a diet coke and a pizza!

So I will have a sensible dinner to make up for this sinful lunch! and I'm off to the gym after work for a workout