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Skipped workout :(

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It just wasn't my night. I had a staff meeting and it ran later than I thought. I ate my emergency snack, but it wasn't enough and I was still starving. It was dinner time, after all! So, I went home and had dinner instead of going to the gym. I WILL go to boxing tomorrow, since I just have a short meeting after work. Also, I hurt. I did 100 sit ups at boxing yesterday instead of my usual 50. New partner kicked my butt.

Other than that, I have a NSV!

We had our Olympic day today. I used the school camera to take photos of the event, and as always the camera got passed around all the children so they could have a turn. Well, there was a photo of me on there. From the side. My least favourite angle! Except today I had no big tummy, no second chin. It was actually a good photo!

Now, I am exhausted. Olympics was fun, but it was tiring. The kids lost the plot for the afternoon, and being angry teacher uses more energy than being a fun teacher :(

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RUNNER12COM 7/31/2012 6:02PM

    Love the NSV!

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CARLA-216 7/31/2012 2:00PM

    I think you did right to skip the workout. Sometimes life or our tummy just has other plans.

Great NSV!

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LYNSEY723 7/31/2012 11:21AM

    Congrats on your NSV! You are doing a great job and I know you will get right back to your workouts!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/31/2012 5:52AM

    It's ok to listen to our bodies and skip our workouts every now and then! Sounds like you had some calories burned at Olympic day! Great job on the NSV!

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July NSV

Monday, July 30, 2012

1. I am buying size 10/M tops now. I was in 14-16/L/XL, so I think this is an improvement!

2. I had to get more rings resized. One ring (my future engagement ring (the boyfriend told me to get it sized, but I'm not getting my hopes up)) had to go down from an L1/2 to a K, which is a difference of 3 sizes! I was amazed.

3. I can deadlift 30kg (66lb). Hard. Core.

4. I managed to run over 1km without stopping, after not running for over a month. I would have kept running but I had to stop to cross a road, then there were hills and I kinda lost motivation.

5. A watch that didn't fit me at the start of the year needs a link taken out of it because it is loose.

6. I can make it through an entire spin class. Barely.

7. My measurements show a total loss of 9.5cm overall for July. That says something.

8. I can pull up more than half my body weight using the assisted pull up machine.

9. I need new jeans; Mine are falling off me!

10. I like my body. My tummy is flatish, my arms are killer, my legs are slimming, I can feel my hipbones and my collarbone!

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COLETTEISGREAT 7/30/2012 11:17PM


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LAUROCHKA 7/30/2012 3:59PM

Go you!
Sounds like you're doing great - 9.5cm loss is awesome!

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CARLA-216 7/30/2012 10:44AM

    Wonderful, awesome, fabulous NSVs! You motivate me!

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DRAGONCHILDE 7/30/2012 4:59AM

    Holy CRAP woman, these are major victories! Every one of them!

I think the best moment I've had so far was when I was able to put on my engagement ring for the first time in five years... I had to take it off when I got pregnant with my second child, and was never able to put it back on.

Not long after she turned four, it slipped right on.


I will say, your deadlift's got me jealous. Rock it, Wonder Woman!

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July Recap (progress pics, of course!)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

July goals

Weight goal: Lose 900g. That will take me to 76.3kg and 11kg lost. I think this is manageable, especially since the first 2 weeks of the month are holidays, so I have plenty of time to exercise and eat right.

emoticon Even after stalling for 16! days I still managed to meet my goal. My lowest weight for the month was exactly 76.3kg

Nutrition: Try to track 1 weekday and 1 weekend day a week. Keep up the fruit and veggies, especially on the weekend!
emoticon I got quite good at tracking. It helped to keep me on track, for sure.

Exercise: Get back to my routine, which is 2 days boxing, 3 days weights and 1 run if I feel like it. I want to move every day of the holidays, even if it is just a walk.

emoticon I kept up with my routine for the most part. I took rest days when I needed them, and moved a lot during the holidays.

Start 87.3kg. 7 months later 76.3kg

Progress over 7 months
Start, 3 months, 4 months, 5 months, 6 months and 7 months.

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CARLA-216 7/30/2012 10:42AM

    You did great with your goals and it shows in those photos! So happy for you!

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AMSPARKER 7/29/2012 11:03AM

    wonderful! great job!

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STARGAZER420 7/29/2012 9:23AM

    awesome~!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARINEMAMA 7/29/2012 7:36AM

    You look amazing! Your hardwork is really paying off. emoticon

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    Great success!!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/29/2012 6:46AM

    WOW!!! What a difference, you look great! You should be very proud of how hard you are working, your efforts show! emoticon

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I wish I could count this as exercise...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I went to visit my nieces yesterday. Their dad is away and I thought their mum might like the break. Anyways, they answer the door and it all began. Within 3 minutes I was wearing a Minnie Mouse headband (and rocking it, if I do say so myself) and putting together Kinder Surprise toys (google it).

Then, "Aunty Jessica, will you take as on the trampoline?". Who can say no to the cutest 5 year old on the planet? Not me. Out we went, after trying putting on our gumboots. Have you ever put gumboots on a 3 year old? It is interesting. I said "Victoria, put your gumboots on" and she giggled, said no then headbutted me. Hilarious.

We bounced on the trampoline for about 10 minutes, then it was time for me to push them on the swings. Once they were bored with that we went inside and played hide and seek. Children are small, and very hard to find. Then we played a game called cats and dogs, where I had to pretend to be asleep (by this stage I was not pretending) and they would escape and I would chase them and carry them back to the starting point. Apparently this game is fascinating to kids and we played for more than half an hour.

By the time I left I was exhausted and ready for a nap! Too bad I can't count it in my exercise minutes, because it really wore me out. Hats off to all the mums out there who manage to look after energetic children and STILL exercise.

Oh, and a fringe update. I went back to the hairdresser and asked for it to be shorter so I could straighten it and wear it like that. Once straightened we found out it was really uneven! Here is the new look

Much better!

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CARLA-216 7/30/2012 9:54AM

    You're a good sport!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/28/2012 9:58PM

    Sounds like fun! They are lucky to have a great auntie! Bang look great!

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    I absolutely think you can count it as exercise!!! Chasing children is hard work!! Track those minutes!!

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BUBBLEJ1 7/28/2012 7:43PM

    I did hide once! Then I volunteered to be the finder, so I could sit and rest while they were hiding!

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SLIMMERKIWI 7/28/2012 7:19PM

    You got it WRONG - YOU are supposed to hide and the littlies look for YOU - LOL!

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BARCLE 7/28/2012 6:35PM

    emoticon is all I can do emoticon ... and giggle quietly to myself emoticon

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Day one of the fringe

Friday, July 27, 2012

I had lots of nice comments at work. The kids were fascinated. I went for my weights workout and it didn't bother me, but I might need to dig out a headband for cardio...

I realise this isn't interesting. I'm still adjusting. It is a big change, and it is on my face!

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    It IS interesting!! It's a big change.

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BARCLE 7/28/2012 6:36PM

    Hey, your fringe looks great!

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CARLA-216 7/27/2012 12:37PM

    Yes, it's a big change and it's on your face, but it looks really awesome!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 7/27/2012 6:42AM

    Looks nice with your hair pulled back! Kids are honest, so if they liked it, you know it looks good. I use a barrette to pin my bangs back when I workout. Hope boyfriend likes them! DH is always a good critic on new hair styles for me.

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