Hi there and welcome back to my blog. How are you? I hope you are well. Today’s blog post is about 2021 – Q2 in review.
The whole family has had their second covid jabs. It’s so uplifting to know that we are safe from the current variant of covid, but I’m aware of other variants so when I do go out on my walks, I always make sure that I’m wearing my mask.
My eczema is still troubling me. but I have it under control. I’ve not done any more acupuncture for eczema and I’m only showering once every two weeks. This has really helped my skin recover and not going for long baths.
My ukulele playing
Last month, I made the decision to film myself playing the ukulele and learn a new song every week. Learning a new song every week has really put pressure on me to go upstairs and play the ukulele. I post these videos on my Instagram page and then I share my videos onto a Facebook group called “10 thumb challenge”, a ukulele group that has people sharing videos of themselves playing the ukulele. My second video was me playing a simple version of “Freebird” by Lynard Skynard.
Here are this pasts months videos.
My couch to 5K training
I have just finished my slowed down the couch to 5K app training and have since restarted my slightly quicker couch to 5K training. Before lockdown and my eczema flaring back up, I was doing 5K in 20 minutes. Which is quite quick for someone in my condition. My plan is to go back to that time, then do a sponsored run, with some friends, and try to raise money for my charities.
My hula hooping
Recently, I bought a fixed hula hoop. This hula hoop is much easier to keep on because it’s designed to stay on your body. The box packaging says that if you do the hula hoop 3 times for 30 minutes each time, you can burn off 800 calories.
Unfortunately, I’m not working just yet. I’ve had an old university friend and an old work colleague come to me and asking for estimates but because of my fatigue, my estimates are higher than I expected.
My weight is 64KG. Sadly, due to the lockdown rules being extended for another month, I’ve not been on my daily walks.
That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.
Next time, I’m going to talk about how I started playing rock songs on my ukulele. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.
Thanks and take care.