This is a diary of how my husband and I are getting Zombie Fit! Join us and don't get eaten alive! We are getting mentally and physically prepared for the zombie apocalypse. Become self sufficient and survive!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Dead Yourself with the Walking Dead App!

Such fun fighting off all those walkers! Try it for yourself with the Walking Dead App!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Pregnancy & Apocalypse. Would you survive?

Not content with having just your common-or-garden two children, I am now 24 weeks pregnant with our third child. But what will happen if the zombie apocalypse starts now? Would I survive the zombies or childbirth? I'm not too sure...

It doesn't help watching The Walking Dead to see Lori Grimes being cut open to get her baby out and then being shot by her son! Birth is a scary business at the best of times with all the best medical help. But what if you were without the luxury of our wonderful healthcare system?

Without medical intervention, I would have died during my last birth for sure. The birth was wonderful and easy, it was the whole aftermath that would have finished me off in a world without healthcare. I could not expel the placenta and started to hemorrhage quite badly, losing two litres of blood in 30 minutes. I was whizzed off to theatre to have a manual removal of the placenta, and two blood transfusions. I remember lying on the table feeling very, very tired, thinking - if I just slipped away now, it wouldn't be too bad.

The worst part was seeing Robin's face as they handed him our new baby girl and took me away. Would I see him or my children again?

My dream is to have a great birth with this baby and a relatively easy third stage, but I think I'm somewhat of a high risk case now. And just to add to these problems, I've got a low lying placenta too, so if that doesn't move, it means a c-section for me.

But what if the apocalypse starts? I think I would have about a 70% chance of bleeding to death. If I didn't, I would be an extremely lucky lady! Maybe it's time to befriend a midwife! And somebody with the same blood group!

I'm now quite big. I'm only going to get bigger. How would I fend off all those zombies? Would I be able to run away? Not very well is the answer! I'm getting dodgy hips and sometimes find it hard to hobble down the street. What about shortages of food? What about shortages of fluffy pillows? Pregnancy is a big risk when it comes to the zombie apocalypse!

I'll let you know if I would have survived in an apocalypse situation when this baby arrives in November. Will I be lucky and have my dream birth? Or will I be in theatre? Only time will tell...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Zombies on the Underground! Zombie Blitz 1940

I'm not overly keen on the London Underground at the best of times. You feel the rush of warm air in your face as you descend into the lair of the tube train. The people who avoid all eye contact with any one just in case they turn out to be super weird.

Although thinking back to London during the World War II, the Underground system must have been a perfect place to shelter away from Hitler's bombs. It can't have been pleasant, but better than being in the street without shelter. But what if there was something else in the tunnels with you?

You can now experience what it would be like to be stuck in the London Underground sheltering away from the terror of the London Blitz in 1940, only to find out there could be a bigger terror lurking in the depths of the tunnels with you. How would you deal with the undead in the claustrophobic tunnels of the Underground? Well wonder no more, because you can experience Zombie Blitz 1940 with

Sunday, February 17, 2013

At the first sign of trouble - wind your windows down!

I just watched a fascinating documentary about being trapped in a car in serious weather conditions. The best advice people who survived flooding and snow storms in their cars gave was to wind your windows down!

Sounds contrary but then the why is more understandable than you might think.

The big problem with being trapped in it car is that the electrics can fail at any given time. With most newer car models being all electric, you can easily find yourself trapped in a car you thought was a safe place to be!

If the electrics go, or the battery dies, then your main means of escape - the windows and sun roof - become shut tight! And before you can muster enough swear words to compensate, you're trapped inside a big metal box.

So in case of flooding- if you find yourself trapped in a car, open the windows (at least 6 inches to give you chance to push them open) so that you can get out alive and well should you need to!

And don't forget a spare pair of Wellington boots just in case.

Friday, January 18, 2013

PANIC! Snow Might Hit UK! Should've Stocked That Apocalypse Larder!

I have a confession. I'm prone to a bit of panic. With all the weather reports telling us that the Beast from the East is gonna hit the UK with masses of snow, (isn't it coming from the west?!) I like to be prepared. I even get a little bit excited! So thank goodness we managed to get the extension and kitchen fitted just in time for weather chaos!

Since we've fitted our kitchen, I must say I do like my tall larder cupboards. Even at 3am when I was fitting all the drawers in time for Christmas, I was like a giddy school girl. "I can pull the drawer out and see all my baking products! Ha ha!" Very sad. Although you have to give me some credit as I had been cooking in a little space in the utility room on a camping stove for five months.

So hearing the news of thick, thick snow arriving on our shores, surely this is the perfect time to test out my new, aptly named Apocalypse Larder. I hit the shops yesterday and stocked up on the essentials (it was a lot busier than usual too) just in case we can't leave the house for a day or two. We wouldn't want to starve now would we?!

I've got plenty of flour and yeast to bake lots of bread. I've also been stocking up on four packs of tinned plum tomatoes when they are half price, cos you can never have enough tomatoes can you? Anyway, it's full as you can see. I think we might survive this snow.

Now I'm waiting. There's some old snow on the ground, but no blizzards yet. I can even still open the front door.

How do you prepare? Or do you just ride it out?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

How Tom Hardy Trained To Become Bronson

Well, it's a NewYear and like everyone else, I'm trying to train away all that Christmas flab (way too much cheese and chocolate). I'm not a gym bunny - never have been and never will - but according to all my friends who are, you cannot get near for all those who have made New Year Resolutions. Maybe February would be a better month to start at the gym.

So I've been back to bootcamp. But this time - it's very, very cold. We've been working hard. Lots of reps of all the old favourites like press-ups, squats, lunges, burpees (hate them), sit-ups - you know the kind of thing. We also do a lot of kettlebell work and bicep curls with dumb bells. Now being a lady, I'm beginning to worry that I'm starting to Hulk-out a bit. My shoulders are big enough as they are, but they are getting even bigger!

I was watching Lawless yesterday and started to think I was beginning to look like I had Tom Hardy's shoulders!

So, this is a insight into how Tom Hardy gained three stone (42lbs) in muscle for his role in Bronson. No gym required, as they based all the training on the fact that Charles Bronson was in solitary confinement for most of his prison sentence. If you want big and bulk, this one could be for you.

I think I will forget this January beach body workout, I want to look like a psychopath! Now that would scare a zombie off for sure (or I could just pull its head off).

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I've got the fear! I need to run faster!

Okay, so I've had some time off from getting Zombie Fit, but I've had good reason! Not only have I been convalescing after a foot op, we've been going through the arduous task of buying a new house and selling ours. And no nightmare can come close to the home buying process!

So, last Tuesday I was declared fit to start exercising again - 12 weeks after my operation. And I'm not one to give up easily, so off I went to bootcamp again to get my fitness back up to scratch. And it's like starting all over again (I have eaten quite a lot of cookies).

But you don't need much more motivation than the reports coming from Miami about the flesh eating dude that was shot, then shot some more to stop him in his hungry ways. Is this the start of the zombie apocalypse? Whatever it is, it's making me a little nervous. Should I start buying slightly more food to stock up - just in case? Should we start sharpening our tools and fortifying the house? I do know that I need to run a bit faster and strengthen those flabby arms to the point where I become a neck snapping power house.

Whatever happens, it would be somewhat embarrassing if those dead zombies do start wandering the earth, I'd have to answer my own blogging question: Am I Zombie Fit? No. Very embarrassing indeed. Better to be safe than sorry.

Can zombies type?
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