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Back to the gym today

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Instead of my favourite Sunday routine of running to the gym, doing my weights and then walking home I opted to drive to the gym, do my weights and then drive back. Much better idea for today!

I felt fine doing my weights. A little coughing still, but since the gym is nearly empty on a Sunday I wasn't bothering anyone. AND The receptionist commented on my weight loss! That was nice. I am enjoying my new weights routine, since it gives me lots of variety.

Had a nice, healthy lunch when I got home. Chicken and salad pita pocket with 2 tangelos on the side. YUM!

And that is my day! I am planning on doing some more relaxing and then diving into some planning for next week. Sunday afternoon always comes too quickly on the weekend.

  
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COLETTEISGREAT 8/26/2012 9:01PM

    Keep getting healthier! So glad it sounds like you're doing better!

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RUNNER12COM 8/26/2012 8:37AM

    You know your body best, so good for you on adjusting the routine a bit and still getting a great workout.

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SLIMMERKIWI 8/26/2012 6:35AM

    I am NOT going to say "YOU ARE CRAZY" .....! I am NOT going to say "give your body a chance to recover!" Instead I will keep my trap shut!! (LOL)

Kris

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LIVEDAILY 8/25/2012 11:28PM

    It sounded like a lovely day! Glad you are beginning to feel better!
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DRAGONCHILDE 8/25/2012 10:16PM

    Glad you're on the mend. Take it easy, and you'll be back to your old tricks in no time!

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Friday was a right off

Saturday, August 25, 2012

No blog yesterday? Well, there was nothing much to report. I had a good nights sleep. I discovered a good sleeping position that meant minimal coughing and nose leakage (sorry!)

Since on Thursday I was sent home at 3pm and told not to come back until Monday, I had arranged a reliever to look after my babies for the day. I watched bad tv for most of the morning and went to the doctor. Diagnosis of hay fever that turned into a sinus and chest infection. That explains why I didn't feel that bad this week; It was only hay fever until the infection kicked in. I am on broad, strong, antibiotics for 10 days and steroids for 10 days. The steroids aren't too strong, so I'm not expecting a gain, but I may not lose anymore until I am off them.

After the doctor I had a naughty lunch from the bakery. I wanted a cream donut and I was gonna have one. Then I slept for 4 hours. I woke up, relocated to mums bed (she gets more channels on her TV) and watched TV and dozed for another couple of hours. I was so sick I just wanted to sleep so I didn't have to deal with feeling so terrible. My plan was to sleep until I was better.

I was supposed to take my boyfriend our for his birthday dinner, but I was so sick he offered to pick up burgers. I opted for the grilled chicken tenders and chips as a slightly better option.

Even after all that napping I was still ready for bed at 9.30pm. I managed to stay awake until nearly 11, since there was something on that I really wanted to watch, but I was napping in the ads. I still slept all night, and didn't wake up until the boyfriends alarm went off around 8am.

So, that was my sick day.

Today I am feeling much better. I'm still snotty and coughing but not as much as I have been. It is the boyfriends birthday, so I picked up his birthday cupcake and surprised him at work. I picked up a mini cupcake for myself (they are 2 bites, 1 if you're really keen) and they gave me 1 extra for free, so I had a little treat today! We went out for lunch, visited his parents and then came home to watch some TV and have a quiet afternoon. He is off out with the boys tonight, and it sounds suitably boring and geeky, so I'm staying home. Quiet night with mum, which is just what I need.

  
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TWINSMOMMY607 8/26/2012 11:09AM

    Feel better soon! It stinks being sick!

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LIVEDAILY 8/25/2012 9:26AM

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Awww...I'm sorry you're really, really sick. Not a good way to start off the school year! Feel better soon!! You're doing the right thing by getting lots of rest. When we return back to work after summer break, the stressors multiply and we need to be more mindful of the amount of rest we need. Feel better!!
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SLIMMERKIWI 8/25/2012 7:15AM

    "I picked up a mini cupcake for myself (they are 2 bites, 1 if you're really keen) " Now, IF you were my daughter you would have quite proudly said that you could fit it all in in one bite because you had a big mouth :-) (and she has - LOL! The dentist told me how you define it - get your hand, hold your fingers together so that they are flat, and tip them so that the hand is in the roof to floor position and see how many fingers you can get in our mouth! Daughter can manage 4 AND the thumb, I can only just manage TWO - LOL!

Get better and remember that common sense MUST prevail - nothing causing huffing and puffing until your infection has PROPERLY cleared!

BIG hugs,
Kris xx

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JSTETSER 8/25/2012 7:05AM

    Take good care of yourself!

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PATSYB7 8/25/2012 5:40AM

    Glad you had a good sleep--it's so restorative! Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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AMSPARKER 8/25/2012 5:27AM

    Sounds like a perfect sick day, with lots of rest and junky TV. rest, rest, rest...and even though I'm a vegetarian, have some home made chicken soup, it is really supposed to help! feel better, glad you are on the upswing.

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BUBBLEJ1 8/25/2012 4:19AM

    I'm not too concerned at the moment, but am hoping that by writing it in a blog it will serve as a reminder in 10 days time, when I am feeling great but not losing. I have already lost 600g MORE than my goal this month, and if I lost more I think I would fall off my scale in shock.

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COLETTEISGREAT 8/25/2012 3:57AM

    Glad you found a good position for effective sleep without coughing! This is one of the hardest things when you're sick. You need sleep, and yet can't sleep because you're coughing...

As for weight loss or gain, just concentrate on getting back to healthy for now. The drugs will affect your system, nothing you can do about that.

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Today I am sore and I'm coughing

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

emoticon We had a quiet day in my classroom. The kids are really good about working quietly when needed, understanding that most of the time I let them chatter as long as they are on task.

emoticon I am sore from my workout yesterday. Not a bad sore, just a reminding ache when I change positions. I can really feel it in my legs!

emoticon I'm sick of this cough. I have a fun cough syrup with codeine in it, and it has been helping, but only for about an hour, and then it come back with a vengeance.

emoticon I wish I were well. It is such a lovely afternoon and I would love to go for a nice long walk and just zone out. Ah well, maybe this weekend?

emoticon The scale has said 75.0kg the past 2 mornings. YAY! I like to see a new weight 2 days in a row to really celebrate it. I am right on track with my weight loss, with my actual weight and my goal line meeting in the same place. Like this

I keep waiting for my weight loss to slow or plateau. I know it should be happening soon. I am trying to mentally prepare for it the best I can!

And that's my life for today.

  
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PAMATX 8/22/2012 11:08PM

    Love the graph hope you feel better!

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LYNSEY723 8/22/2012 12:47PM

    I hope you get to feeling better! You are doing a great job - congrats on your loss!!

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CARLA-216 8/22/2012 9:21AM

    What an inspiration you are!

I hope that annoying cough is gone soon.

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COLETTEISGREAT 8/22/2012 7:09AM

    Sounds like you're doing great!! (except for the cough)

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LIVEDAILY 8/22/2012 6:59AM

    emoticon Everything sounds great...except for that cough. Go see the doctor! It could be bronchitis or pneumonia.....feel better soon!!

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JSTETSER 8/22/2012 5:45AM

    Kepp up the GREAT work-outs!

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/22/2012 5:17AM

    Woo hoo what great results! Your weight loss line is very stable, mine's up and down all over the place. But at least the general trend is downwards.
Hope your cough goes away soon.

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SLIMMERKIWI 8/22/2012 5:03AM

    You wouldn't have a low grade asthma would you? I have noticed the last few days I have had an irritable cough and it more often happens with the sudden change in temp, apart from the seasonal thing. Often when that codeine-based cough med doesn't work the culprit is asthma.

Kris

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BUBBLEJ1 8/22/2012 4:27AM

    I continue with weights, since that doesn't use my lungs as much as cardio does. I only stop completely if I need time off work.

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AMSPARKER 8/22/2012 3:38AM

    Besides that nagging cough, sounds like your life is pretty good! Rest, rest rest up and hopefully, you'll feel better soon. I still exercise when I feel run down, just not as long or as hard, and it does help me recover faster, I think. Anyway, that's just me. Hope you feel better soon. Congrats on the weight loss

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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

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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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WORKOUTWITHPAM 8/21/2012 3:32AM

    GREAT WORKOUT!

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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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COLETTEISGREAT 8/20/2012 7:46AM

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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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