Wednesday, May 26, 2010


As promised I took a picture in my new dress, with my boots, hehehehehe I think I'll ask to be buried in my precious boots, anyway I like the picture better than my one from 2 days ago, so I'm adding it as well! :D

Had a really hard double session yesterday, Trainer Nate truly hammered me, I had a 1300 calorie burn a max heart rate of 95% and an average of 80%.  While somewhat disappointed as there were times the word vomit entered my head so I thought I had maxed my heart rate I was pleased with the average, and just general pleased with my ability to complete the sessions, with boxing up second and several sets of burpees, I even impressed myself with my endurance, I guess! :D

Tomorrow we are boxing first and second session is a circuit so I shall see how that makes a difference and what new series of torture Trainer Nate can consider for me!  It's an interesting change but I am hoping my morning classes will be back soon.

Happy hump day all, hope you are all eating well, exercising hard, and working through those issues one step at a time!

Finally thanks to all the lovelies who left comments on my blog at CK and the lovely Berys who even commented twice!  You are all MY inspiration! :D

Monday, May 24, 2010

Over the 42 mark....

Now that I've hit over 42kg lost (that's 93.3 pounds!) I decided it was time for a new photo, I've kept it casual but my top is a $7 bargain buy from K-mart hehehehe I love the sale racks these days as there is often stuff I can find that fits.

While the scale weight has been slower of late, I'm still losing cm's I notice it in my clothes, in fact I had to go out and buy new pants in 12's my 14's were just feeling too loose! (Drama! hahahaah NOT!).

I also got myself a pair of skinny jeans, whilst I always thought I'd never buy a pair I didn't realise they are the best jeans to wear with knee high boots!  Don't mock me about it OK..... I never had knee high boots before either! :D  I have a new dress too I may take a photo of it later in the week!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Not Happy Jan...

I had a bit of a down weekend.... it happens hey, I gave in to some of my prior instincts.... but I've chosen to look at it as a good thing because this is what I discovered.  I can no longer eat a whole block of chocolate!  Even though they've changed it and the block seems smaller.  AND despite Homer Hudson bringing out Chocolate Chip cookie dough ice-cream I also can no longer a whole tub of ice-cream either (and I'm talking those small expensive tubs!).  Well I suppose the drive was there, but I realised I was full and stopped.  And then rather than leaving it all to play with another day, I chucked the leftover chocolate and ice-cream down the sink and in the bin.  So interesting lessons observed here for me.  I used to scoff these things like I was never going to see them again, I think I've finally cracked the fear and the idea I can have them if I want to, so I don't have to eat my body weight in them like I will never see them again!  Interesting :D

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Another 6 weeks and a New PB!

Wowzers can you believe it's been six weeks again already!?

We tested again this morning and boy am I over the moon with my beep test. 

Here are my results:

Six weeks ago: ------------- Six weeks on

Beep test: 7.3 --------------- 10.1
Pushups one minute: 45----- 47
Wall sit: 174 secs ----------- 181
Plank: 181 secs ------------- 187
Flexibility: 14 --------------- 16

Monday, May 10, 2010

Further stats...

Just a few more stats I discovered.

First of all I managed to raise $743 which I was very pleased with thought I'd be lucky to get $200.

Secondly I discovered I can print out a certificate, yeah me! hehehehehe

My positions were as follows:

673 out of 1002 (total)
438 out of 692 (women)
178 out of 343 (age cat 30-39)

So I was really really pleased with those results, kinda hovering just above the middle but certainly nowhere near to last! :D

Now it's time to get to training for the City 2 Surf.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Mother's Day Classic

It's been a weeks of ups and downs.  I leave the downs to my own surmising, but apparently saying goodbye to things in your life means you start running the best you ever have!

So Friday night I had the best run ever, I totally hit a zone it was after work (interestingly enough I was only going to walk and decided to run at the last minute) the sun was setting, my ipod was loud, I didn't have to stop at any of the lights, or crossings everything was green for me to go, I ran all three hills in this route and even looped around at the end to keep going because I didn't want to stop.  It felt great!  

Then Saturday morning I had my monthly jogging club run, I decided to take it a little easy because I had the Mother's Day Classic to run still I only came in about 25 secs slower than last months run, so I'm confident if I'd actually pushed I would have beat my time.  

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Feel the fear and do it anyway...

One of the major things I uncovered on my journey thus far was how I numbed myself with food.  I mean I knew it all along really but the gravity of what I was doing only became apparent in the last 12 months. 

What I uncovered was although I was numbing my pain, fear and saddness, I was also numbing all my other emotions, happiness, joy, elation...  and I realised this when I stopped medicating myself with food I began to really really feel those emotions, I know I have come out of my shell more, I know I feel happier and thus I am a happier person in general, and also find that things that bothered me before don't bother me as much as they used to.  Not to say I don't get bothered, but I like to think I don't sweat as much of the small stuff as I used to.... :)