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My new strength program

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New program today. Accidentally deleted the first one, and I can't be bothered being witty again, so just pretend I was, OK?

Bench press - Bar only until I get the form down

Military press - 12.5kg

Barbell curls - 12.5kg - super set with above

Assisted chin ups - 35kg counter weight

Assisted dips - 40kg counter weight

Leg press - 30kg

Hack squat - 10kg

Abs V up with a medicine ball - 3kg

I both love and hate my trainer, all at the same time. I am going to be sore tomorrow! Can't wait to do this again on Friday!

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PAMATX 8/21/2012 9:25PM

    I love your workout! It looks a lot like mine. Fun!

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JSTETSER 8/21/2012 4:44PM

    Looks like a great plan.
You go girl!

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MSBOOTCAMP 8/21/2012 12:12PM

    Great workout! I do think that one move shown (on the assisted machine) is WIDE-GRIP PULL-UPS, more than "chin-ups". Chin-ups are done with palms facing you, usually a much closer grip. Somebody tell me if that's wrong! : )

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LYNSEY723 8/21/2012 11:43AM

    Looks good! I'd be real sore after that too!!!

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CARLA-216 8/21/2012 9:36AM

    Nice program!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 8/21/2012 8:33AM

    Looks like a good one!

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JANNEPERRY 8/21/2012 7:38AM

    Looks like a good strength workout, heavy concentration on the upper body emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 8/21/2012 6:59AM

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Those look awesome!! And you're excited about your workout!

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/21/2012 6:11AM

    Good grief that looks hard work! You'll be ripped in no time : p

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Cough, splutter!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Well, I might be getting sick again. So far it is only a cough and a bit of a fuzzy head. And sneezing, but I'm a very sneezy person so this isn't new. I left work around 4pm, prepped for a reliever, and told my lead teacher that I wasn't feeling well and was going to head home and rest up, but I might not be in tomorrow. I have an insanely supportive team, so I am very lucky. I am hoping that if I take it easy tonight I will feel better tomorrow. If not I'll take the day off work and rest. I am hoping that I am just overworked and over tired, and an early night will take care of it!

So, obviously, no gym today. Luckily I was insane yesterday and got in my cadio and my strength!

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FRENCHIFAL 8/20/2012 4:22PM

    Oh no!! I hope you feel better soon! Those summer colds and allergies are the worst!


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LYNSEY723 8/20/2012 12:13PM

    emoticon Get some rest!!

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CARLA-216 8/20/2012 11:14AM

    Well, foo. I hope you're not getting sick. I hope it passes soon if you are.

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LIVEDAILY 8/20/2012 8:54AM

    emoticon Drinking enough water? Extra Vit-C?? Definitely get your rest! A dear teacher friend started having her kids wipe their hands with wipes every time they came into the classroom. She said that it really cut down on the general amount of sickness that the kids AND she experienced. I've already bought by mega-box of wipes for the school year! Feel better!! emoticon

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PATSYB7 8/20/2012 6:28AM

    Good for you for listening to your body! I hope this passes soon and you're back to feeling well in no time.

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/20/2012 5:26AM

    I hope you feel better : )

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AMSPARKER 8/20/2012 3:41AM

    FEEL BETTER SOON! I hope all clears up by resting tonight

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90 minutes of exercise

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Yep, 90 minutes. I walked/jogged to the gym (about half and half, I walked the uphill bits), which took me 25 minutes. Once at the gym I did my weights program, plus a few extra things while I waited for the assisted pull up machine. 30 minutes there. Then I walked home, which took me 35 minutes. I'm tired and my feet hurt.

I went shopping and got heaps of fresh fruit and veg. Went to the jewellery store to put a ring in for resizing, since it is too big and is starting to slip off. Now I am sitting at home trying to motivate myself to do my school work. I need to plan the whole week, which is a big job, and I'm not exactly thrilled to get started!

Anyway, no point to this blog really, just an update!

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    NSV: you needed to get a ring resized!!!

Way to go on 90 minutes of fitness!

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JSTETSER 8/19/2012 6:21AM

    I love the part about getting your ring resized. I never imagined that my fingers would also get thinner as I lost weight.

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AMSPARKER 8/19/2012 2:37AM

    great job, but you must be EXHAUSTED! Take care, get to work, and put your feet up later! ;)

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GABIBEAR 8/18/2012 11:56PM

    Congrats on getting your 90 minutes of workout. emoticon

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Measurement so far - Lots of numbers

Friday, August 17, 2012

I now measure once a month, around the 20th. Here are my first 3 months of measurements

Bust - 99cm
Waist - 83cm
Hip - 109cm
Thigh - 62cm

Bust - 98cm
Waist - 80cm
Hip - 106.5cm
Thigh - 58.5cm

Bust - 96cm
Waist - 78cm
Hip - 105cm
Thigh - 56.5cm

So, since June, I am

Bust - 3cm down - BOO! I think a lot is from back fat because the girls still fill up the bra cups well...
Waist - 5cm down - woohoo! I measure at my natural waist, which is quite high... I feel the need to disclose this. It is a hard measurement to get because my boobs get in the way of me reading the tape!
Hip - 4cm down - yay!
Thigh - 5.5cm down - YAY!

Usual disclaimer about how it is impossible to measure in exactly the same place each time. However, the numbers are still good, even accounting for some room for error.

Around this time of the month I stall in my weight loss for a week or 2. I know it is coming, but it still isn't nice. Nothing to do with my period, since I don't get one, but maybe I still get some of the hormonal changes anyway? Who knows. Since I'm not losing weight it is a good time to measure, so I can see some progress!

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CARLA-216 8/20/2012 11:12AM

    Very nice progress! My natural waist is high as well. I use a mirror to get an accurate measure.

Keep on keeping on!

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ROSINVN 8/18/2012 8:29AM

    Congratulations on all the changes!! emoticon

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AMSPARKER 8/18/2012 7:40AM

    WOW! GREAT JOB! That is really great progress in two months! I have not seen that much difference during the last month, but will keep on chugging.

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JSTETSER 8/18/2012 5:35AM

    Way to go! You're doing great!!! emoticon

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PAMATX 8/17/2012 9:55PM

    Excellent shrinkage! Glad the girls are alive and well. emoticon

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MARINEMAMA 8/17/2012 9:05PM

    That is some awesome change! Great job! emoticon

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    Great numbers!
I had a great NSV this morning myself: fit into a pair of pants I got 2-3 years ago!

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LYNSEY723 8/17/2012 7:31PM

    You are the amazing shrinking woman!! Great work, my friend!!

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PCOLAGATOR 8/17/2012 6:15PM

    My natural waist is rather high as well so it's takes standing up straight in front of a mirror to be able to get an accurate measurement

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DRAGONCHILDE 8/17/2012 6:11PM

    That's some serious downward progress. Well DONE. You're definitely changing your body for the better!

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Better day today

Friday, August 17, 2012

Today was author day. We had a topsy turvy day at school, with lots of reading aloud, a guest author and a special assembly. The kids were crazy all day because of the different timetable, but it was mainly a good crazy. Although I did tell a group of junior kids at morning break time that if they kept acting up I'd cancel morning break. The funny thing about 5 year olds is that they believe these things, so they all toddled off and played nice.

I have had a tiring week. Another one. There is a child in my class with pretty stressful behavioural issues, and currently nothing I do is working. This is not a new issue, so I don't take it personally, but it still tires me out.

I made it to the gym tonight. I did most of my weights routine, but the trainer has my program card until he gives me my new program, so I kind of forgot half of my program and winged it. Afterwards I bumped into a lady I know, and since we were talking anyway we took our chat to the treadmills. An extra 15 minutes of exercise, can't go wrong with that!!

I have some strength training victories

Chest press - Start 4kg dumbbells. Now 12.5kg dumbbells
Assisted pull ups - Start 45kg counter weight. Now 30kg counter weight
Leg press - Start 40ish kg. Now 100kg

And now for some funny ones

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PAMATX 8/17/2012 10:31PM

    Hahaha those are great! Especially the curls.

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LYNSEY723 8/17/2012 2:22PM

    Cute pics!! I really hope things start easing up for you! You are seriously kickin some butt with the weights! Way to go!

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CARLA-216 8/17/2012 10:42AM

    Awesome strength training progress!

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PATSYB7 8/17/2012 6:54AM

    Love the ww pills! LOL You cracked me up with those comics. And I love the mini poster about celebrating the dumbbell weights going up!!! That is awesome! As is your progress.

Good luck with your challenging child. You will make a difference in his life. Hang in there and continue to be healthy and positive. You can do this!

Enjoy your day--the weekend is near! emoticon

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JSTETSER 8/17/2012 6:38AM

    You make me smile!

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    I love that you started chatting and took your chat to the treadmill! Way to go!

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/17/2012 5:18AM

    emoticon for extra exercise! Any news on the rude old man?

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AMSPARKER 8/17/2012 4:44AM

    Love your pixs, so cute! I LOL'd at the m&m ones....happy to hear that you made it to the gym....hope you feel peppier soon, it's hard when you are dragging all of the time. take care, have a great weekend and ENJOY your massage!

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