Playground games

21 Apr

Thanks for the comments on yesterday’s post. I headed to bed just after 10 and fell into a deep sleep 🙂 I woke up around 5am and just dozed till 7. Today has been much brighter and I had a great day with the kids, we did some PE outside in the sun aswell as singing; 2 of my favourite things! I did mention that I love my job right? Well I love the working with kids part!


50g Muesli with skimmed milk

unpictured coffee 🙂

Morning Break

Bear fruit snacks- Cherry Berry

I really liked these and gave a couple to some kids who were staying in to finish homework and they gave them the thumbs up too!


The juice is Robinsons diluting juice, I’ve been a little dehydrated and sometimes I really struggle to make myself drink- Robinsons helps.

Afternoon Snack

There is a banana in that banana guard.

I got home form work just after 5 and just felt like crashing out for a while so that’s what I did, when I woke up after 6 I was hungry and wanted something quick. I went to tesco yesterday and they were seriously lacking in veg, I had wanted to get stir-fry veggies but they were all out. This is why I usually go on a Monday morning. I’ll have to go again tomorrow. So anyway I ate 2 carrots while making banana porridge. I know, I know.

In the mix:

1 ripe banana,

1/2 cup oats,

1/2 cup skimmed milk,

1/2 cup water


sprinkling of grape nuts,

dried cranberries,

dark choc chips,

and some of these:

Bear cocoa cherry pie granola nibbles. 99 cals and almost 4g of protein per bag. Not too shabby. These are my favourite Bear product so far, they tasted really chocolatey without the accompanying sugar spike.

I’m going to go and get some fruit for dessert now 🙂 I really need to try and get my eating back on track tomorrow!


I mentioned yesterday that I had an appointment at the gym. I was meeting one of the trainers to go over the weights, take my stats and write out a program for me. It was free as part of my membership and I found it really useful.

I have never been a person who is ashamed of my weight or my measurements. But! When I had my bodyfat measured yesterday I could have cried. It was 40.6%. How is that even possible? I don’t know where it is all hiding because I swear I don’t think I look that big. Fiona (the trainer) did say that if I am dehydrated I’ll get a higher than normal reading. I’m hoping that was the case! The breath and blood pressure tests both resulted in pretty perfect scores and the hip/waist ratio was also perfect. Thank goodness for massive hips eh? I’ll get my bodyfat measured again in 4 weeks, around the 18th of May.

Fiona then took me into the main part of the gym to go over the big scary machines that I’ve been looking at and not touching for months. She gave me an upper body and a lower body program and I said I would keep doing the core work at home (hate doing crunches in front of folk). My abs are killing after the pilates core work of yesterday btw!

Playground chat

The PE I did today was with P2/3 (6 and 7 year olds) and we played playground games. In Scotland children get at least 15 minutes of PE every day, and full lessons once or twice a week. We played a game we call ‘port/starboard’, ‘follow my leader’ and various chasing games. What games did you play in the school playground when you were that age? I loved ‘Mother may I?’, ‘White horse’ and general skipping. Ooh and ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf!’


10 Responses to “Playground games”

  1. Laura April 21, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    I totally just realised I didn’t reply to the helpful comment you left me yesterday, I feel totally ignorant, I’m blaming tiredness!! It was really appreciated to get some more info cause I’m pretty new to working full time, only just finished uni!

    I wouldn’t worry too much about your BF%, those gym machines are really innacurate so don’t feel down about it. Your doing all the right things to be healthy so try not to worry about it 🙂

  2. foodlovingpolarbear April 22, 2010 at 6:12 am #

    Is that banana guard for real? how funny! 😀 I’ve never seen one and thought to myself “what a genius idea!”.

    Pilates is so hard on your middle body but the feeling after it is so great. I love pilates, but sadly my yoga studio offers it on times I can’t go.

    • thirtyandhealthy April 22, 2010 at 11:03 am #

      Yeah the banana guard is genious. I used to religiously take a banana to work and it was forever getting stabbed by my hairbrush or just plain flattened under paperwork! Check amazon!

      My town doesn’t have yoga or pilates classes unfortunately- I really want to go. I just use a DVD but it’s probably not a great idea.

  3. Kerry April 22, 2010 at 6:55 am #

    that banana guard is an awesome idea!!

  4. Angel 31@keepingslimandgettingstylish April 22, 2010 at 7:02 am #

    For some reason the only game I can remember playing is british bulldog!

    Your gym plan sounds good, I wouldn’t stress about your body fat measurement, if you were dehydrated and everything and once you start doing the resistance training and gaining more muscle I bet it will drop really quickly x

    • thirtyandhealthy April 22, 2010 at 11:04 am #

      I loved British bulldog but it got too rough and was banned in our school. One boy slammed into the wall too hard and split his forehead. Thanks, I hope it does drop quickly!

  5. healthyamy April 22, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    I remember playing ‘Port/Starboard’ many years ago! We also used to play a game which the school would not allow us to play called ‘British Bulldog’, i can not really remember the rules but i know a large group had to run from one side of the playground to the other without getting caught – such a fun game but kids used to fall and get hurt, we still used to have the odd unofficial game before the teachers stopped us from playing LOL.

    • thirtyandhealthy April 22, 2010 at 11:06 am #

      We were the same, we used to play but it got too rough. Funny how it still went round the country. Maybe the teachers banning it only made it more popular!

  6. Katherine: What About Summer? April 22, 2010 at 5:12 pm #

    banana guard? where did you get that? (not the same as a jock-strap thank goodness)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: