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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas exersise

It's hard to go to your gym classes over christmas when the gym is actually not open, or your class is not on.

So my husband and I decided to ask his mother to watch the kids while he and I went to the PT's group training session. It started at 7 and was :

18 deadlifts (60kg for men / 40kg for women)
15 box jumps (literally jump onto a box)
12 toes to bar (hang onto a bar and bring your toes up to the bar)
9 burpees (start with chest on the floor, push up, jump to your feet, stand up straight and put your hands in the air)
6 get ups (get up off the floor without using your hands)
800 m run

As many rounds in 25 minutes as possible.

I managed more than Andrew! I don't know how, but I did!
I got through 2 rounds,  plus box jumps, the 800m run and 6 deadlifts. :D I reckon given 30 minutes, I would have been able to finish it! A little disappointed I didn't do better, but I had a personal issue that I was trying to deal with at the same time. That's one muscle that the PT can't help me strengthen....

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

If you read this post "New PT", here is an update.

I've had 4 sessions with PT. I'm not as wrecked as I thought I would be. I'm actually a little disappointed.  Don't get me wrong though, I'm sure he works me hard. 3 out of 4 sessions, I have left for our walk home (I bring the kids) with the urge of being about to throw up threatening.  Thankfully, I've never painted someone's garden a lovely shade of spew. The other 1 of 4 session, I've left with an instant migraine (I never had it all through the 30 min workout, walked out the door and BAM). I think that was the worst.

From the first workout I was asked when I would be coming to group training. A workout with others. They have a certain amount of activities, a set amount of reps and weights. I've done one of those. I didn't completely finish two of the set actvities, but completed all the others in about 75 mins. Longest 75 mins of my life. Felt great after though!

The gym is closed over a few days at christmas/new year and my normal classes aren't available. However, there's a group session on today.... Knowing what it involves, do I go?

Monday, December 26, 2011

Guest Posted!

I totally forgot I guest posted over at Diminishing Lucy!
All about not motivating, dedicating!

Here it is here!

Don’t motivate – DEDICATE!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Guest Blogger

I'll be guest blogging over at Diminishing Lucy on December 6! Can't wait!

The Gym Sessions

Currently this is what I do at the gym:

Monday morning : crosstrainer, treadmill, bike and row machine. 45 mins. Or not.
Tuesday night : Body Pump
Wednesday : free!
Thursday morning : Body Balance
Friday morning : Body Pump
Saturday morning : Zumba
Sunday : free!

New PT

I may (or may not, I can never remember) have blogged about signing up for a PT at the gym. I met with him the day he was going on 2 weeks holidays. I met with him coz I go to the gym 5 days a week and nothing's happening.

I've been talking to Andrew about going to his personal trainer. He's just up the road and Andrew's done really well with him (and Andrew's looking good! ;D).

Apparently, Trainer does couple's training. So we're going to do that. However, I have to have a few sessions with just him on my own before the couples one starts.

Today is Thursday. My first session is Wednesday. I'm freaking out already! I'm paranoid and nervous! At least we've already met. Still.

I feel like some of his people that he trains look at me like I'm dirt when I meet Andrew at training. One in particular is skinny (and thus my nickname for her coz I can't remember her name) and gives me that kind of look.

Anyway. I've seen how wrecked Andrew is when he gets home. Wrecked is good, I guess, but I still have Jensen and Eden to take care of.

BUT. I know I will see results. Quickly too, I hope.

Trainer seemed to laugh at the fact I was nervous! To add to the nerves, his workout place is at the little local shops. With floor to ceiling glass windows. That you can see into.

People are going to see me (and probably the neighbours) my fat jumping up and down and doing whatever he's going to make me do.  They're going to think snidly "keep going fatty" while I'm going to be thinking "keep going fatty" motivationally!

Don't motivate, DEDICATE! I want to look fantastic for my 30th (which is a year and bit away folks). Next christmas would be great too! As would this birthday coming!

Is my 5kg by christmas too much of an ask?

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I had my start up PT session today. I've weighed in, been measured (felt humiliated but if the trainer felt embarrassed or grossed out, he didn't show it), been shown how to do some exercises to keep me going, coz as it happens, I've signed up just before he goes on 2 weeks leave! Must stay strong!

I don't know what the measurements are... BUT. This is a picture of my Wii Fit Mii... To hold myself accountable, I put this picture up. Hopefully, in a week's time, it's lost some weight ! :D

November 03, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Week 2 weigh in

250g loss! Was hoping for more,  but ah well!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sugarless September

A few months ago, my husband did "Dry July", where you don't have any alcohol for the month of July. So I decided that if he could do that, I could do something similar. I decided September would be a month of no sugar - so here it is = "Sugarless September".

So, no sugar means no
sugar in my tea
hot chocolate
ice cream 

You get the drift.

Despite the first Saturday (Sept 3rd) being a 1st birthday party, which looked like it was catered by Willy Wonka coz there were lollies EVERYWHERE! I managed to avoid temptation and odd stares by putting lollies on my plate anyway - for my son lol, then stashing them in the cold bag I had for the baby food. I've sealed them in bags and hid them in the pantry for October 1st! Anyway, despite the birthday party, the first week was easy! Day 8 though, I was craving something! Anything! But, I've persevered. 

September 1st was a Thursday, when I go to Body Balance at the gym at 8:30. So, I stepped on the scales (at the gym) on the first day (pretty convienient really!).  Pretty much the same weight I've been since Eden was about 7 weeks old. 

September 8 (beginning of week 2), those scales say a LOSS of 1.2kg! OMG.  Totally cheering!

I need to go and change the tickers now! :D

Saturday, July 30, 2011

I didn't even realise that I wrote that last post! A little nervous about PT session.


My husband bought me the Wii Fit Plus! OMG, so excited. It says that I'm 500g lighter than I am at the gym!

I'm looking forward to using it everyday while the baby's alseep, and seeing progress and weightloss from  home. I've set a goal to lose 3kg in 2 months. Perfectly do-able.

Now, to stop mindless eating at home...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ok. I know, I keep changing deadlines and goals. But, as of the 1st of August, it's all systems GO. Make a bigger effort at the gym. This weight isn't budging. I had 2 weeks off a few weeks ago because  my baby was sick (and contagious!) with no one to look after her. I know it's not an excuse, but it's legit.

The plan is to make a bigger effort at the gym. I got 3 free PT sessions when I joined, so I start them next wednesday.

I want to lose 10kg by Christmas... Do you think it's do-able? 5 months...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I don't think those scales at the gym like me.  They don't change. It just says : xo.00kg If anything, they go up, but only by 0.5kg. I do weigh myself in the evening on a Tuesday when I go, so perhaps I'll "weigh in" on a Thursday morning when I go. I always wear the same clothes, so on the upside I'm not gaining weight, but I'm not losing it either.

I did BodyPump class last night, followed straight away by a BodyCombat class at the gym.  Needless to say, I'm exhausted and hurt muscles I didn't know I had, or still had.  It's the 3rd week in a row I've been to that Pump class. First week I've stayed for both. Taught by my friend Rachel, so I can't really slack off. I'll stay again next week for both, but I hurt through the 2nd class.

Not only that, everyone else was in a "line", and I had my own "line" in the class. Which was bad. Very  bad. It was in the middle of the room (so there were 2 rows in front and 2 rows behind), with mirrors either side. All I could see was fat jiggling everywhere regardless of which side I was facing. I could ignore it, but then realised that that was everyone else was seeing. Even doing the stretches, my belly was a flabby lump. Kinda depressing. I'm hoping the mirrors are those ones that are a  little less true-to-life in a bad way - you know, you look worse in the mirror than you actually do...

It's really depressing I can't see anything happening. It's like it's a wasted trip to the gym.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

AAAANNDDD we're back!

I'm back! 

I have a new goal, probably slightly unattainable. 

I had a gorgeous baby GIRL 8 weeks ago. I still have 6kg left to lose to be back to pre-pregnancy weight. Doesn't seem like such a hard ask, does it?

Well. My brother-in-law's wedding is about 6 weeks away. Are you starting to see where this is going?

I'd like to lose the 6kg by then, so I can look good, and fit into my old clothes again.

THEN I'd like to lose another 5-10kg on top of that, but I'm happy to go a little slower in reaching that goal.

I've decided no Weight Watchers this time.  THIS time, I joined a gym!

I've had 1 PT session and have been to 2 classes. I gained 1kg. Not a good start.

Have been slack this week, as my son is sick, and I'm not dragging a sick kid to gym crèche.

Should be back into it this week!