Sunday, July 10, 2011
Ok I made it through yet another Round of BLC and I even managed a great loss, even with a 2 week trip to Thailand :)
The best thing about BLC16 is the friendships I have made, I know that some of you reading this will be moving on from the Sapphires but I want you to know that I hold you all very dear to my heart and your friendship means so much to me.
The support that you have given me and the understanding and compassion you have shown towards me is greatly appreciated. I am forever in debt to you all :)
Now the 'Summer Break' (winter for me here in Oz) my challenge is to keep the weight off!!! I have decided to not aim for a loss but a stay the same. Every break we have between BLC rounds I have gained a little of my weight back, without having to count everything I tend to be a bit slack with my tracking and calorie counting...
So here I am agreeing with myself to stay in control, enjoy the break bu not over indulge...
BLC17 begins 7th September and if I am the same weight as now I will be happy... If I weigh less it will be an added bonus :)
Thanks for reading,
Saturday, July 02, 2011
I sit here and ponder how my life has changed my Sunday use to be called Sleepy Sunday- you know the day laying in your pyjamas not bothering to even get dressed...
I have traded in those Sleepy Sundays for SUPER SUNDAYS... I wake up earlier, I get the house work done, I go to the gym on occassions and if not at the gym we go for a walk as a family. We play at the park and find activities to do together.
I enjoy my family time and it is so much more rewarding than lying on the lounge wasting my life away.
WOO HOO for SUPER SUNDAYS :)
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Saturday, July 02, 2011
Well after being brutally honest and kicking buttt in my C25K attempt number one hundred and twenty seven (or something like that lol), my body decided that I needed to take a breather...
I was diagnosed with severe tonsillitis and because I couldn't swallow anything I had to have an injection in my toosh (ouch!!!) I then had to report back to the doctor the next day because if I hadn't been able to drink it meant a hospital visit and put on a drip!!!! Luckily the injection worked and I was able to drink enough to keep me out of hospital.
So stuck in bed sleeping and recovering for 3 days was torture... I kept thinking all my hard work was going out the window :( Poor me, why did this happen to me (actually I get tonsillitis about 5 times a year and the dr's won't take them out- this was the 2nd worst case I have had though), drowning in my own self pitty in my own bed... WHO AM I?
WAKE UP TO YOURSELF PETA! IT'S TONSILLITIS, YOU WILL RECOVER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET BACK TO YOUR EXERCISE REGIME, YOU NEED TO SUCK IT UP PRINCESS AND TAKE THE TIME TO RECOVER THEN GET BACK TO IT!!!!
So here I am 4 days since getting sick and slowly recovering. It still hurts a little to swallow and I am not back to my usual exercise routine or my C25K just yet...
But I did manage to go on a little bike ride with my family this afternoon and do some arm exercises while sitting on the lounge this evening.
I am so glad I am at a point of my journey where I have the motivation to pull myself out of a rut...
I'm not sure who said it but I love this quote:
Motivation is a fire within, only YOU know how to ignite it!!!! I finally found my starter fuel I just need to keep it for the rest of my journey...
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Today I came to the realisation that I am not getting the results I want because I am not being honest like I should.
Yeah it's fine to take up challenges, excel in challenges and be a part of a fantastic group that help encourage me and support me (thanks Sapphires), but why is my weight loss such a yo-yo and sometimes non- existant?
Well I have figured it out!!! BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF!!!!
I have to be brutally honest, did I workout as hard as I could? Did I write down EVERYTHING I ate? Usually the answer to both these questions is NO!!!!!
I get so confused and caught up with all the rights and wrongs of how to lose weight that I forget the main principle:
ENERGY IN V's ENERGY OUT
It's simple right? Work off more than you put in? WRONG!!!! If it was this simple we wouldn't be here would we?
I confess I love my food and I love to drink. I can honestly say that my eating habbits have changed and yes there is such a thing as EATING TOO MUCH OF THE "GOOD" FOODS!!!! I am the type of person that needs to track EVERYTHING I eat, I mean EVERYTHING!!!! The slightest stuff up and the scale moves a pound or more.
Now I know the scales shouldn't be my only victory but NSV's are few and far between for me... Although I have lost a little bit of weight on this journey- I have not changed dress size. I have lost a few cm from here and there but nothing noticeable.
Now for those who know me, you would know I LOVE my gym, but still not many NSV's there either, I still get puffed walking up the stairs, I still have to stop after 2min of running (and feel like I want to collapse lol). I have started the C25K about 20 times and never get past week 1!!!!
Then I ask myself the question are you pushing hard enough? Are you just being lazy? Can you push past this pain and actually keep going?
It's one thing to be putting in the hours and going to the gym but it is a whole other thing if you can actually go to the gym and utilise every minute you are there. Push harder! Go faster! Go further! Ride longer! Lift Heavier!
It is about being HONEST with yourself, really making sure that you can answer yes to the questions that matter:
1. Did I write down EVERYTHING I ate? YES
2. Did I utilise every minute of my workout? YES
3. Did I push the hardest I could? YES
4. Did I leave nothing in the tank? YES
5. Did I really drink enough water? YES
My mission that I choose to accept is to be able to answer YES confidently to all these questions, not to cheat myself out of great weight loss and NSV's.
I will be HONEST in my effort and I will make myself accountable for all that I do. It's time for me to stand up and push forward to new levels, new highs and hopefully new lows on the scale.
Putting in half an effort is only going to get me half the results!!!!
It's time to be BRUTALLY HONEST and take control of this journey.
Life is what happens when you are standing still, I am no longer on the sidelines cheering everyone else on!!!! I am running full speed ahead not to be watching life pass me by.
Thanks for reading,
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