Not on your Nelly

6 Apr

Where on earth does that expression come from? I know it means ‘not gonna happen’. I feel a google coming on . . .

“NOT ON YOUR NELLIE! (or NELLY) ‘Not on your life!’ An intensive tag, dating since the late 1930s. . . . Short for ‘not on your Nellie Duff!’; and ‘Nellie Duff’ rhymes on ‘puff’, breath of life, life itself. . . .” Says Sir Google

Every day is a school day 🙂

After my last post i decided not to go to the gym as the rain started pouring down and I thought I might do a DVD instead. It had been about 2 years since the last time I properly attempted Nell, and I found it sooo exhausting, so I thought it was about time I tried again. Hence the post title!

Check out her amazing figure!

The location of the DVD was pretty good too, it was clearly a gorgeous day and the pool was nice. I prefer outdoor filmed fitness DVDs for some reason. This DVD is really hard, even the warm-up is hard but it’s pretty good for incorporating weight/resistance training in with cardio, I know I’ll be sore tomorrow. I skipped the upper body resistance session as my shoulder doesn’t like it. Though I did enough lunges and squats to have me walking like an old lady for a few days so that’s ok!

Lunch followed, I only felt like some toast and marmite, usually I want a lot more. I slept in today though and so breakfast wasn’t until half 10. I had this lunch at 2

Marmite goodness

Dinner was at 6- Sweet potato fries, sweetcorn and cod in batter.

I cooked 1 huge sweet potato so I have the other half for tomorrow’s lunch.

I missed my morning snack because of timings so I will probably have a big dessert in a wee while which will most likely be frozen yoghurt and strawberries.

Co-op senga strawberry frozen yoghurt

My eats today are lacking in the veg department. I have plenty of fruit in the flat but I am pretty much out of veg. I am headed tesco ways tomorrow to pick up some things so I will be sure to pick up some veggie goodness.

I like to eat through the day so my main meal is still somewhere between 5 and 6 no matter what time I get up. I’m not sure why this is though! What do you do if you lie-in? Do you stick to the same numbers of meals and snacks as normal or skip one? I hope it’s been sunny where you are, we’ve had rain all day but it’s supposed to sunny tomorrow and I’m getting my hair done 🙂

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11 Responses to “Not on your Nelly”

  1. Laura April 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm #

    So glad you’re in on the core challenge 🙂
    I love frozen yoghurt, the ben and jerrys stuff is gorgeous but only when it’s on offer haha!

    • thirtyandhealthy April 6, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

      Mmm Ben and Jerries Cherry Garcia is my favourite but they don’t sell it here. In fact the one pictured is the only one that’s sold in my town. I have a freezer bag though so I may get some B&J next time I’m in the city 🙂

  2. Angel 31 April 6, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    For some reason I couldn’t see any frozen yoghurt in the shops today, I didn’t have a proper look mind just a quick scan of the ben and jerrys! Hope you enjoy getting your hair done! x

  3. blondeviki April 6, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    Young’s Cod fillets are my guilty pleasure!! 😉

    If I have a lie-in, I try to eat something soon after I get up, though make it quite small if it’s close to a ‘regular mealtime’ – just to kick start my systems. Not sure if that actually works though. I don’t try to catch up on the meals I’ve missed, because I figure I don’t have as much time in which to burn off the calories!

    Sorry for chipping in at random! I found your blog and was inspired by you having a similar reason for your health-kick as me 🙂

    • thirtyandhealthy April 6, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. I always think it’s so lovely to find that someone has read something that I’ve written! I’m going to go and read your blog now 🙂

  4. healthyamy April 7, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    Your sweet potato fries look lovely!

    I’m going to dig my nell dvd out soon, i remember how hard it was to follow – she really works you hard (what i would give for her figure though!)

    • thirtyandhealthy April 7, 2010 at 10:20 am #

      Do you have the same one as me? I have one in a red box too but don’t remember lking that one at all. It’s the endless squats that my knees don’t like!

  5. foodlovingpolarbear April 7, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    When I sleep in (like every weekend :D) I eat less during, I think. I don’t need as much food in the first 5-6 hours of the day and only get more hungry in the late afternoon / early evening.

    Sunny? I haven’t seen the sun in days! 😦 but maybe it’s get better.. at least I can see that the snow is melting and that’s a sure sign of spring! 🙂

  6. foodlovingpolarbear April 7, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    Hmm.. I have some issues with writing today 😀 I meant When I sleep in I eat less during the day.

    • thirtyandhealthy April 7, 2010 at 10:19 am #

      You are the best Finnish writer of English I know 🙂 You are the only person I know from Finland but you are amazing at writing in English anyway!

  7. foodlovingpolarbear April 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    THANK YOU!!!! 🙂

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