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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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COLETTEISGREAT 8/20/2012 7:54AM

    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

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

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

August
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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COLETTEISGREAT 8/17/2012 8:31PM

    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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COLETTEISGREAT 8/17/2012 6:14AM

    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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Lacking motivation today

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I know, it happens. Long day at work, long meeting, skipped workout and got takeaways because I was hungry and didn't snack enough after work. Can't let it become a habit, though!

I did make a good choice for dinner, even for Chinese food. Chicken, prawns and veggies on noodles with an Oyster/curry/yummy sauce. Nothing deep fried! I only ate half, so I can have the other half for my lunch tomorrow.

Weights tomorrow. No problems going to the gym tomorrow. I love my weights time. Maybe I lacked motivation tonight because I was planning on going to a spinning class. I think I have to be in the mood for spinning, since it is not something I really look forward to like I do with boxing.

I am just tired. End of the week, middle of the term, so it is bound to happen. Might book myself in for a massage next week, as a nice mid term treat!

  
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LYNSEY723 8/16/2012 12:40PM

    A massage sounds like a great treat! I did it last weekend - Totally worth it!!

Comment edited on: 8/16/2012 12:48:39 PM

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CARLA-216 8/16/2012 11:40AM

    We all have those days where the motivation is low and we just do the best we can with what we have to do, how we eat, etc. I think you did just fine!

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CATLADYX8 8/16/2012 10:10AM

    I've been kinda lazy the past few days. Skipped my exercise Monday and Tuesday and feel terrible about it. I did walk yesterday and felt better. Today I will get back on my stationary bike. I really need to stay with my program. It is easy to get sidetracked. A day of rest is good for us.

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TWINSMOMMY607 8/16/2012 9:45AM

    The massage might just be what the doctor ordered :o)

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MARY0001 8/16/2012 8:04AM

    It's hard to stay motivated to do something you don't look forward to doing. And having to do it at the end of the day when you are tired sure doesn't help, particularly if you have to commit to going to a gym and spending a full class time doing it. ... Maybe focusing on doing activities and exercises you find more enjoyable and rewarding is something to consider.

Good luck in finding your motivation, energy, and some great exercise activities that you really like!

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SLIMMERKIWI 8/16/2012 6:59AM

    If spinning isn't something you really look forward to, why do it? I am sure that there are many other exercises that you can do that you wold enjoy more??

Kris xx

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RUNNER12COM 8/16/2012 6:51AM

    It's all about moderation and making good choices when you can, right? Good on you for limiting the impact of your busy day.

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GINNJEN1974 8/16/2012 6:36AM

    That massage may be just what you need. Hope your workout today is great!

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COLETTEISGREAT 8/16/2012 6:25AM

    Take a rest day, and enjoy your workout tomorrow!

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JSTETSER 8/16/2012 6:25AM

    A teacher's work is never done. Our school starts up on the 29th of August. I know that life will get very busy for me too. Things have a way of evening out.

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Thank you for the support

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thanks, everyone, for your support and advice on my last blog post. I have not been back to the gym or decided what to do about it yet. I'm not going to boxing tomorrow, but that is more due to a shuffle in my workout week thanks to an unscheduled rest day today. I was at work for over 10 hours, so I am exhausted. I will be going and doing my weights tomorrow, so when I see my trainer I'm going to ask about my rights in regards to what happened, and ask if there is a clause in my/his contract that would protect me from what happened.

Thanks again.

  
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PAMATX 8/14/2012 10:59PM

    Good plan! Stay strong! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATLADY52 8/14/2012 6:31PM

    Good. Start with your trainer and if necessary work your way up the ladder. emoticon

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TWINSMOMMY607 8/14/2012 10:11AM

    HUGS!!!!

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CARLA-216 8/14/2012 9:34AM

    I like that you're going to ask your trainer about it. Good luck that there is some recourse to you!
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JSTETSER 8/14/2012 8:33AM

    Good choice! Keep moving forward. Small steps right now are the best way to go. Keep us posted. We're rooting for you!

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PATSYB7 8/14/2012 6:48AM

    It's so sad when one unhappy person ruins something for everyone else. I think it's a great idea to talk to your trainer. The staff at the gym is responsible for making it safe for all. Good luck and keep us posted. :O)

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RONNIEHUEY 8/14/2012 3:02AM

    Good luck!

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