Thursday, July 05, 2012
I look at numbers in the following way: 0,1,2,3 are low, 4,5,6 are mid and 7,8,9 are high. With that clarification, I am pleased to announce that today I weighed in at 76.9, and I am now in the mid 70's! *Cue wild cheering, party poppers and parade music*
In all seriousness, I am so happy to have met this milestone. I know I seem to be celebrating every other week, but I really will celebrate anything that shows progress eg. 20 pounds lost, 10kg lost, 10% body weight lost. The kiwis will get this: "Girl, you're always looking for a party!" from the cervical screening ad.
Now, onwards and downwards to the low 70's! My goal is getting closer and closer!
Starting weight: 87.3kg (192lb)
Current weight: 76.9kg (169lb)
Total weight lost: 10.4kg (23lb)
Percentage of body weight lost: 11.9%
All in 6 months and one week.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
I started my day on the right foot with a piece of toast and one of these
In the glass was
- 1/2C frozen spinach
- 1C mixed frozen berries
- 1C apple juice
- 1 heaped tablespoon Greek Yogurt
Yummy, yummy! AND 1 serving of veggies and 2 servings of fruit before 8am. BAM!
Next I drove my Mama to the airport. She is off to Hawaii for 10 days. She is meeting my dad, who is there on business. It is their 30 year wedding anniversary on Wednesday. I am mega jealous! I think I would be very good at being in Hawaii, but mum disagreed and left me to feed the cats.
This delightful event followed
The blonde lady is smiling, and is therefore clearly not doing it right. If spinning correctly your face should look like this
Sweaty, dazed, confused. And like your butt REALLY hurt from sitting on that seat again. This is how I looked, anyways. I snuck out of the gym without being spotted by any students, which was a bonus. I did see a parent, but we have only met once, briefly, so I don't think she recognised me. Having a gym close to where you work is convenient, and ducking and hiding from people you know gives extra calorie burn!
The rest of the day has been filled with meeting some teacher friends for coffee and eating a healthy lunch. Who has 2 thumbs and had 2 cups of veggies with lunch? This girl
(also the appropriate way to look just after a spinning class, FYI)
And that is what I get up to on a Thursday in the holidays. I'm going to attempt to outline my planning for next term this afternoon, as well as throw together some more resources. What an exciting life I lead!
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
I love my fruit and veggie shop. Really. No one should be actually excited to go to a fruit and veggie shop, but I am! They have so much fun and unusual stuff, and everyday there is something different for me to try. This week, purple cauliflower! I thought it would add a nice pop of colour to my stir fry, and I was right.
See? Pretty dinners always taste better! I also tried kale this week, and I really like it.
Previous fun foods include: Purple potatoes (a little sweeter than normal potatoes, fairly floury), peacherines, and blood red oranges. Next week I'm going to try the purple carrots!
Monday, July 02, 2012
Could also be named: The spinning class that almost wasn't.
I got to the spinning class with 5 minutes to spare. I jumped on a bike and started to warm up, since it had been a while. 9am came and went and no one else was there. The instructor (who is also my trainer) said sometimes the ladies are a little late, but if no one else turned up in the next 10 minutes he would have to cancel the class. 10 minutes came and went, so I got off the bike and was cleaning it down. Then 2 women walked in and said they wanted to join the class. My workout was saved! *Just as a note, attendance is usually higher, but since it is school holidays the numbers have dropped. The class is usually full of SAHM's who drop off their kids and come straight to the gym*
The class was fast and fun, with heaps of jumps and sprints to break things up. I was sweating like a pig, though. The other 2 ladies looked great, and I looked like I was dying. The 45 minutes went quickly enough, and I thought I could probably do it again, so I have signed up for the Thursday morning class.
I did discover that some of my students go to the school holiday program run by the gym. I was walking out of my class and heard "Hi Miss Bubble!" Spotted!
Sunday, July 01, 2012
I have done this program 3 times now, and I really like it.
Swiss ball chest press - 9kg dumbbells
I like this one because it works my arms, shoulders AND my legs and core, because I have to stabilise myself on the ball.
I super set the SB chest press with these Swiss ball roll outs
Dumbbell head to toe - 3kg
These suck. I have no co-ordination, no balance. I am getting better, but they are tough!
Smith machine pull ups
Dumbbell curls and overheads - 5kg
Bench barbell butt blaster - 10kg
I think my trainer made this up, because I couldn't find a picture. Basically I have my shoulders on a bench, and I hold myself in a bridge position with a barbell resting on my hips. Then I lower my butt to the floor, and then back again. I look so stupid, but I can feel it working.
Deadlifts - 25kg
Swiss ball lying leg lift
So, that is my new program! I like that I only need a bench for one move, so I don't have to wait for benches when the gym is busy.
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