Show us your muskles

Those of you familiar with Popeye will know what I mean by ‘muskles’ and it’ll come as no surprise to hear me mention spinach in the same sentence. Now you’re probably thinking that I’ve lost my marbles and think that consuming vast amounts of spinach will help build my ‘muskles’ a la Popeye, well not quite. I am indeed eating a lot of spinach, but in an effort to broaden my horizons in terms of eating what I affectionately classify as rabbit food. Rabbit food in DDWT terms are items such as celery, lettuce, cucumber, radish, spring onions, watercress, etc – basically all the salady bits you care to mention. Ever since I was a kid I hated such foods, but now at the tender age of 35 it is time to experiment – and in doing so help my health at the same time.

Whilst on the subject of muscles I did another weights session today, sticking to my training schedule religiously I hasten to add. For those of you in the know, I did some front dumbell raises, seated lateral raises, upright row and alternate dumbell curls – for those of you who aren’t I did a load of shoulder weight training exercises!

In keeping with what is quickly becoming movie week for me (it must be a record) I watched yet another film tonight – ‘Calendar Girls‘ – much to the delight of Mrs DDWT as this was most definately a chick flick. Basically a women’s WI group decide to strip naked (sorry nude!) for a calendar in order to raise money for the local hospital. It was interesting to watch (and no not for the nudity!), but the film seemed to drift off on a tangent the more it went on. I suppose this was the intention and really illustrated the point that people can often become ‘too involved’ with things and in-turn lose sight of what they originally set out to achieve. I suppose it’s a little about self-realisation. Overall though, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed with the film, especially after such a promising start to proceedings. Having said that it’s worth watching and I can see why it was so popular.

As I mentioned earlier the film is based on a true story and it’s well worth paying a visit to the website which describes the real Calendar girls and their efforts to date. You can view the site by clicking this link.