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Sunday, November 23, 2014



Beat that! One of many in my 3 punnets (3 for $20 and I'm a sucker for a deal). I only had to go to Napier to get them...

In other news for anyone who isn't participating in The Great Kiwi Strawberry Competition, I went to Napier for the weekend. It's about 4 hours drive from my home in Wellington. We went for my friend's at home wedding reception. They got married in Rarotonga a few months ago, and had a party at her parents place yesterday to celebrate.

It was beautiful in Napier. Overcast, but warm. Here is my weekend in photos




  
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CARLA-216 11/24/2014 9:42AM

    Like Kris previously said, was the strawberry tasty and what did it weigh?

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PATSYB7 11/23/2014 9:40AM

    Yum! That strawberry looks tasty! Glad you had a good weekend. Thanks for sharing your pics--you look great (and happy)!

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SLIMMERKIWI 11/23/2014 2:55AM

    BTW - I like the other pics too :-)

Kris

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SLIMMERKIWI 11/23/2014 2:55AM

    O.K. ........... I admit defeat :-( Did you weigh it ............ AND, was it NICE?????

The other thing I want to know is this:

If that was "ONE OF MANY" in your three punnets, what size truck do you drive? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Kris

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I have the cardio blahs.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I don't really like cardio. I never have. I liked boxing, but that was more about the social aspect than the actual activity. I do enjoy the GRIT classes at the gym because they are only 30 minutes but there is only 1 I can go to and I can't make it every week because I pick up Riley every second week. So I tried new things, like BodyAttack and Kickboxing because they fit into my timetable, but I didn't love them. The past 2 weeks I haven't even been able to force myself to go! I'll never miss a weights session, but skipping cardio is SO easy!

I'm in a cardio rut. I don't want to do it and there is nothing that appeals to me. It sucks because I know it's good for me and I feel good about doing it... GAH

There is no point to the blog, other than to complain.

  
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APED7969 11/20/2014 7:03AM

    I'm a runner so don't mind cardio but I find kettlebells to be a good cardio workout if I'm short on time. Plus it has a strength training aspect I like. I've got an 8kg and 12kg bell and this dvd: http://www.amazon.com/Kettlebell-Dr
ills-Paul-Katami-DVD/dp/B004KSN
5FU

I've found the instruction good enough I don't feel like I'm going to hurt myself but it's still a very challenging workout.

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LIVEDAILY 11/19/2014 8:31PM

    There's so many cardio options to choose from! Walking, hiking, boxing (which you do like), swimming, kettle bells, hooping, bike riding, skating, dancing, zumba. Do you want a cardio activity that is more social or can you go it alone? If you want to be around other people, I'd try calling around and see what else is offered at different places near you. I know what you mean about cardio though.

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PICKIE98 11/19/2014 5:30AM

    I love Nicole's Spark kickboxing vid!! It is the bootcamp vid.. It is my favorite.

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This is normal, right?

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Every family gets out of the pool and launches into a posing session, right?



Riley gets really into it and makes the most intense faces. It's super funny!

  
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PICKIE98 11/23/2014 6:41AM

    How cute are you all???I love it! This is that pic you whip out on prom night!

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LIVEDAILY 11/8/2014 11:23PM

    Awesome! You guys are setting such a good example for him!!

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BUMBLEBEE-RN 11/8/2014 6:28PM

    Normal is a relative term. emoticon

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Weights AND GRIT cardio AND batch cooking

Friday, November 07, 2014

An unplanned rest day meant that I had to do 2 workouts on Friday. Well, I didn't HAVE to but I like to do 3 weights workouts and 2 cardio a week.

I headed to the gym after work and hit the weights. Squats, deadlifts, overhead press, and pull ups. Then straight to the group fitness room for GRIT class. The instructor decided to try to kill us. Seriously. I actually can't remember what most of the class entailed but I can tell you about the last 5 minutes; 5 burpees, 5 sprints, for a minute. Then after a quick rest it was 4 burpees, 4 sprints. You can probably see where this is going. I. Nearly. Died. And all the cardio queens made it looks SO easy. I was really struggling. The woman next to me wasn't having an easy time either and we ended up having an unspoken friendship for those 5 minutes. We kept up with each other and stuck together. We never said a word to each other, but we both knew that the other person was there. Afterwards we high 5ed. It was nice having someone to stick with for those awful 5 minutes!

I left absolutely exhausted and drenched in sweat! There is nothing like a hard workout. I even managed to cook a healthy dinner afterwards. We had a chicken stirfry with a TONNE of kale that I had managed to forget about. It needed to be eaten last night so it all went in!

Today I am well rested. I had over 10 hours of sleep last night. I was so tired that I was in bed by 8. I'm using my energy for good! I made a big batch of zucchini fritters and have frozen them. I've got a casserole in the slow cooker ready to be frozen. Dinner tonight is a spag bol that will have lots of leftovers so they will be (have you already guessed?) frozen. I want to have a heap of healthy meals in the freezer for nights when I don't want to cook, or when I don't have enough leftovers for lunch. I am making hay while the sun is shining, people!

  
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LIVEDAILY 11/8/2014 11:26PM

    Wicked work out!

I LOVE batch cooking! Slow cooker, making 2 meatloaves is just as easy as making one, huge pots of soup and sauce....yum om nom nom good stuff for the freezer, and super to have especially after workouts like the one you had on Friday!

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FEISTYLIZARD 11/8/2014 11:50AM

    Batch cooking is so smart- I wish I had the space for it. Our apartment is so small that we have no room for even an apartment size deep freeze. so I can never batch cook more than one thing at any given time.

Killer workout, by the way! Very inspiring for folks like me. :)

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PATSYB7 11/8/2014 5:42AM

    Congrats on the super workout! Batch cooking is a smart thing.
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KEEPITUP62 11/7/2014 11:57PM

    I love the sound of the sweating workout. I bet you felt awesome afterwards even though it was a killer.

Way to hang in there and here`s a HIGH5 from me as well.

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Unplanned rest day

Thursday, November 06, 2014

I. Am. Wiped. I was so tired today and I kept yawning. Then my kids caught my yawns. And I caught theirs. We lost 10 minute chunks of the day because we were all yawning and passing it on.

If you read that without yawning you win a prize.

Anyways, I left work and made an instant assessment - I am tired and sore. No gym today! I'd rather skip my cardio class than my weights session tomorrow. I headed home and made a lazy dinner - frozen, crumbed fish, and chips. No veggies! Say it ain't so! It's OK, mum. I usually eat tonnes of veggies so if I have a dinner without them once in a while I don't beat myself up. It's my version of a fast food dinner :D

I have done a spot of baking. I currently have gluten free, refined sugar free, banana bread in my oven. I'm off refined sugar and my workmate is gluten free. Neither of us can eat anything at staff morning tea on Fridays unless we bring it so I thought I'd make as a treat. I haven't done a lot of gluten free baking, so I hope it works! I had to deviate from the recipe (as I usually do) but I think it should work. Maybe. I hope.

  
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LINDA! 11/6/2014 8:05PM

    The gluten free baking sounds healthy and delicious.

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LIVEDAILY 11/6/2014 7:24PM

    The bread sounds wonderful!

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RASPBERRY56 11/6/2014 6:49AM

    I'm convinced that yawning is, indeed, *contagious* ...... kid to kid, adult to adult, adult to kid - age doesn't matter here!

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