Wednesday, August 22, 2007


I apologise for being so absent of late. So much has been happening and my life has been crazy. Work wise everything has been ok. I have been working 3 or 4 days each week and loving this. I have also been working for the NHS. I have however been working really far away but just of late have got placements really close to home which is fab. The money is pretty good so I am happy working this amount for now. I still am up in arms if this is what I really want to do. I spoke to mum about it all on the weekend and she was so supportive. I was so worried about telling them because they paid my whole uni fees. They told me that they will be happy if I am happy with what I am doing. I am so lucky to have fantastic parents. My mum just totally gets me in every which way. With skype and emails I have been in close contact with them and my two best friends so that is always comforting to know they are there when i have a down day. For now though I am not really thinking about what I want to do, I just want to enjoy my travelling and time away.

Secondly my diet and fitness has been really spot on. I have lost a few kilos and everything is fitting really nicely again and I feel better when looking in a mirror. The gym I joined has all new equipment and I am really enjoying seeing my fitness and strength pick up. I haven't been able to go everyday because of work but have been training on average 5 days. Some days for work I have left at 7am and home about 8pm so it is quite a long day. I have been in control of all my food intake and have only slipped a few times but the damage was not big at all.

I am getting excited as my OH parents and sister are arriving in less than 3 weeks. We are off to the rugby cup then also so next month is going to be very exciting!!

Thanks so much for your comments Selina. It is so nice to always hear from you. I hope everything is looking up.

I will try to update more often

Love Amy

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Living and working in London

Wow it has been awhile hasn’t it. Well I have just joined the gym in London and I’m so excited. I am going to start Sue’s program from scratch again and looking forward to the results. I am just about to go the gym after here and then go shopping to stock up.

I have had a tough few weeks. I was really down and quite depressed about a lot of things in my life. I know you must be thinking it should be the best time in my life as I am travelling the world. That side of things were fabulous. Work was getting me down. When I first called up enquiring what I needed to start work as a pod over here they said I had all the forms necessary. It was a different story when I got here. They said I had to fill out a criminal records form for the uk even though I have one from oz. I also have to have a blood test to prove I have had all my immunizations. So this process is still happening. I need all of this to work in hospitals. However since all this I have been working in private practice which has been ok. It is money none the less. This too was stressing me out. The Australian dollar does not get very far in London!! This lead to the drama of renting. I couldn’t rent a house if my reference for work did not come through. And because at this stage I had not worked they couldn’t say I was employed. The dramas!! I was so stressed. It has all worked out now though. I also got really down about how I looked and I just felt yuck. I have also been thinking about my career. I don’t think podiatry is what I really want to do. Since I am not close to home it is so hard to talk to mum and my two best friends. My OH has been fabulous. I know he has been really worried about me as he has been there in the tough times before when I get really down. He is fabulous. I love him to bits. Anyways, I am feeling more myself now and I will look in to my new career path soon.

Back to my health kick. I plan to look fabulous in 12 weeks time. I really want to go back to Australia in March and have people go wow! I am looking forward to it. I am planning to blog every few days so I can keep on track. Today at the gym I plan to do back, shoulders and abs and interval training for cardio. Well I better be off.

Take care,