I’m sorry I’m not sure about what happened today. Autism was on the news?

I read that #actuallyautistic was trending on Twitter while I was out at the Gym etc. I’m not sure what happened earlier in regard to autism being in the news. I only saw a clip of Paddy Mcguiness talking about autism in relation to his three children. I don’t know whether that was part of whatever was on the news or separate. I did notice that I’ve had a lot of blog hits within a short period of time via the google search today. The blog does come up when someone types autism in search. I don’t think it is the top link though. The National Autistic Society comes up as the top search result using the keyword ‘Autism’. Anyway, I’m thankful for the extra views. I constantly promote the blog but my the amount of views doesn’t increase over a certain level. I get annoying to others while I’m promoting which puts off potential visitors too. I feel much better for going the to the Gym earlier. I just need to keep it up. That is a challenge when some days I feel quite unmotivated. I enjoy some of the activities I do, but not everything. I can’t leave the unpleasant parts out because my workout won’t give me the physical results I’m hoping to achieve. I’m hoping to tone up rather than lose weight. The weight loss will be a bonus, but if I’m in shape and fitter physically than I am at the moment, that will be enough of a result for me. I’m probably going to lose a few inches when I’m toned up but I’m not obsessed with losing lbs of my body weight at this point. I’m not built totally slim. I’m never going to be one of those skinny model types. I’m not tall enough… all my weight collects around my middle. It would be lovely to have a firm bum again, at the moment I have a lot of cellulite from the weight gain. I’m nearly in my mid 30’s, so I’m not expecting to look as slim as I was during my 20’s again. I have excess weight around my middle from being pregnant with my son (10 years later, he was a large baby so lots of excess skin). It’s important to have realistic expectations. I look younger anyway, but I can never have my body which I had many years ago.

Mister seems a lot better since he started his antibiotics and painkillers for his bladder infection. He’s definitely feeling back to his normal self. He ate his own dinner but then tried to nick mine (he hasn’t tried to do this for weeks). He was laying around a lot. Now he’s active again not wanting to sleep so much. He peed this morning but his medication needs to work on the infection more to completely cure it. They pee when they feel pain because apparently it’s close to their pain receptors. I always knew that it wasn’t behavioral because trying to train him didn’t work. He was trying to tell me something. He doesn’t do anything else naughty (apart from the odd box shredding and eyeing up my food/licking my plate).

I’m back at the gym but not liking it!

I’m on the leg press while typing this for the next ten minutes. It makes me feel like I’m not exercising. I’m not expecting miracles on the first day back. It’s harder than I actually remember. I did more on the muscle toning machines because I don’t have them at home. I’m not a huge fan of treadmills etc. I’m not ever going to be as fit as a runner. I know my limits. I feel better after a bit of exercise. This is much more than just walking. I haven’t been to an actual gym in over a year. I’m a writer, not a sports person. I also have to be careful I don’t push my ankle too far too quickly. It’s better but I’m not going to tempt to push it too hard just in case it goes back to the beginning of its healing journey. The gp told me that easing it gently in to some form of exercise would help it rather than completely resting it. I brought some new sports leggings to go the gym. The sizing is ridiculous! I know for a fact I’m not a size 14… yet these are tight on me. They aren’t uncomfortably tight but they fall down a lot because my fat around my middle is slipping about. They seriously need to sort the sizing out in their country. It’s the conversions between inches (the old measurements of clothing production) vs centimetres (currently used in clothing production). The measurements are more accurate in proportion using inches rather than modern centimetres.