Hi all, suddenly a month has gone past since my last blog! I never seem to have time to fit everything in. I have watched next to no TV, played no games or done much of anything really. Work, running and shopping for Christmas is about all I’ve managed. On the up side I hit my weight goal of 11stone in fact managed 10stone 13lbs.
Unfortunately the treadmill broke a few days after, which was a couple of weeks after the warranty ran out. The irony is the treadmill isn’t even payed for yet! Cutting a long story short the part is available for £40 delivered but looks like a bit of a job to fit. I don’t like to moan on my blog but this was a £1000 treadmill reduced to £700 and neither my wife and I are that heavy but the walking board under the belt has cracked. I would have hoped a treadmill should have lasted longer than that we both use it every day, I run on it but my wife mainly walks. Not exactly heavy use. Anyway if any of you are looking to get a new treadmill best avoid the pro-form performance 600i. Also a note about iFit which some treadmills have, its very proprietary so it’s not a standard Bluetooth connection requires their apps, subscription and wearables to work. What is wrong with these people Apple Watch and Fitbit connection at least should be standard. When you invest in products they should all work together without ripping people off time and time again. Giving iFit credit though the new app is brilliant the workouts are fun and the maps are much smoother and immersive.
It’s taking two hours walking outside to hit my calories goal which is very draining on my time. We have an exercise bike but it doesn’t interact with any of our devices so I find it quite hard to motivate myself. Might after start running outside again but the winter is never the best time to start.
I have caught up on Supergirl, Arrow and made a start on the Flash, these are ones I normally enjoy but this seasons I’m finding them slow going.
NCIS has been ok, and has survived the departure of Abby. Criminal minds on the other hand should have finished three seasons ago, I struggling to bother watching it at all.
Movies have mainly been Christmas cheese and although I don’t mind that at all the do start to blend into one. Highlights have been the Christmas Conicals and Princess Switch in the new ones. Love Actually, Nativity, Die Hard and the Holiday are all classics that I have caught up on.
Between the cheese we have caught up on some of the new Netflix stuff which I have to say I’m well impressed with the selection. Dumplin’ was excellent and so was Kissing Booth. We have watched so many over the last week or two I can’t recall them all as I said the Christmas ones tend to just blend! A simple favour was captivating, very impressive. I will mention Set-up too which was great I haven’t gone into detail about anything as I basically can’t remember but if you normally like what I watch you will like these.
I have a little rant about the snow flake generation who find themselves offended by absolutely everything, including this blog. I will just comment on the latest crazy idea that has spawned from this movement, we need to make farther Christmas more generic!! Really! I truly have no words, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but why should the majority bend to every minorities whims just because they have decided something we hold dear is offensive to them. We are allowed to be offended you are not going to agree with everyone or everything, but that does not give us the right to presume the majority should change to fit in. My advise to anyone who wants to be them-self and feels that life has dealt them the wrong cards, go ahead, but accept that you will probably stand out in a crowd, people will look at you. I guess what I’m saying is any choices we make have consequences. If I choose to have green hair some people won’t agree with my choices and some will even voice that. I don’t expect a law to be made to show Santa with green hair that would be ridiculous right? If someone was to attack me for having green hair they are already braking the law so I don’t need anything else to protect me. Anyone who’s been to school will remember how cruel the world can be and lots of people try to fit in just to survive. We will also remember the ones that were brave enough not to, but will that be for the right reasons, I suspect not.
You can’t make the world agree with you by changing symbols from our childhood or putting 15 genders on forms. My advice is: be who you want to be, be offended, understand most people won’t agree with your choices and accept that, while living your best life!