Yes, the new General Data Protection Regulation, which I thought was only for the likes of Facebook, Instagram, big corporations and just possibly blogs that sell things, actually, affects us all. After an instant reaction of ‘gosh, are they not cracking a walnut with a sledgehammer’, I have reflected that no, we all need to look after our data and you, yes, you, have rights over this data. It’s only proper. I absolutely do believe that. But my word, Facebook and those big corporations will have back offices full of people working on this right now. On this blog it’s just me and Mr Frugalfashionshopper, so bear with, for this post and the next few, as behind the scenes me and Mr F are doing an awful lot of admin.
Also any bloggers out there, you’re probably totally up to speed (it was only last week when it dawned on me that this reg was for everyone including me) but do ask about how we ‘got up to speed’, because I got help and advice from Nicole Molders of High Latitude Style (and icon on the side) do have a look at her site. Thank you so much Nicole for your advice, and also, I see I’m Top of the World’s OOTD Fav – wow and thanks again everyone! Anyway, we bloggers need to stick together on this. But hey, while these things are sent to try us, actually, this is about the world we live in. I’ve chosen at my age (what’s that got to do with it) to participate in the digital world and people, it’s OK, it’s a challenge, but around the world your data will be better served and protected – it’s all good.
So, on the same theme, how am I getting on with my fitness for the 21st Century? Well, it’s like two steps forward and one back. I was so enthusiastic after my first session with my Personal Trainer (PT) that on my next Couch to 5K run (actually a slow trot) I overdid it somewhat and ran (literally) out of energy, so decided to repeat the 1st week of that. And then, 10 days ago I got up in the middle of the night walked to the kitchen without turning the lights on and stubbed my little toe on a chair leg – ouch! The toe is not as bad as last year’s incidents when we had packing cases all around us, but even so I haven’t run for these past 10 days – so after nearly 4 weeks I’m still on week 1!
But the two sessions I’ve had with my personal trainer have been great and I’m concentrating on building up my strength and doing many different exercises with the aim of increased muscle and stamina. Now that’s a very good aim and also eminently sensible. I hope my positive experience will also set some of you, who’ve been thinking about exercise, on the quest for a personal trainer, because I’ve tried to do it myself, and over the years have had those sessions you have with ‘personal trainers’ at various gyms. But this experience is like nothing I’ve had before. Everything is personally tailored to your needs and physique, and btw, all the exercises are done in my own home – there’s no joining a gym involved. So, if you’re teetering on the edge of doing something about your fitness, I’d say go for it. But find the right personal trainer – that’s when it really works.
And another thing, this PT takes a Pilates class, and here I am getting ready for it.
Apologies, there has been no time to do any pics at home, so you’ve just got two selfies in the changing room for this post! It’s amazing what your phone can do these days!
I’m very happy to say I dragged Mr Frugalfashionshopper along to the class and he liked it, so he’s going to do the class from now on – woo hoo!
That’s all for now
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper