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I want to fit a size... (new top pics)

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Sizes mean nothing. Not a damn thing. Last weekend I went shopping and got 3 tops. All size small. AND they were a little big. Go me, right? Well... Not really. I went shopping this weekend, too (shopping therapy, I was feeling down). And this is what I purchased...

Size small


Size small


Size medium (I'm going to wear a belt with this one)


Size large


These tops are all from the same store, all the same brand! No sizing consistency at all. So, I could say that I want to be a size small, or a size 10, and there is really no way to ensure that happens! At least with a weight goal (or a goal range) you know when you have met it. 70kg is the same no matter what.

  
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CARLA-216 9/10/2012 3:00PM

    I like your new tops, especially that first and last one!

That's crazy about the sizes. I've found the same thing here...sizes seem to be just made up random letters or numbers sewn in on a whim. emoticon

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/9/2012 12:36PM

    I find this as well. I was at a store recently, and the sales lady asked me what size I wear... I have no idea how to answer that because I have all sorts of sizes of clothes, and some fit and some don't, and it's nothing to do with the number/size.

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JUSTDOINGIT101 9/9/2012 11:29AM

    No kidding. I guess we all have to settle for "size comfortable."

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LIVEDAILY 9/9/2012 10:28AM

    It's the same here in the states. Different manufacturers all have different sizes. When I buy pants, I always compare the actual waist sizes between 2 pairs of pants and hold them up and stretch them a bit to find the one that's got a bit more room! Just because they all say size 30 doesn't mean that they are! The last top you're modeling looks adorable!

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TWINSMOMMY607 9/9/2012 10:25AM

    I feel your pain! The same thing happens to me when I go shopping here in the U.S. I wish stores would get their acts straight!

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JSTETSER 9/9/2012 8:02AM

    Go with the small. I always feel smaller in a small. Silly but true!
Thanks for posting!

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Why I may not be able to wash my hair tomorrow...

Saturday, September 08, 2012

I upped all my weights. Every singe one. My arms are going to be sore tomorrow!

Check out this progress (in just over 2 weeks)

Bench press - Start - Bar Now 7.5kg (and whatever the bar weighs)

Military press - Start - 12.5kg Now 20kg

Barbell curls - Start - 12.5kg Now 17.5kg

Assisted chin ups - Start 35 Now 30 (This one is supposed to go down, since it it the counter weight)

Assisted dips - Start 40 Now 30 (This one is also supposed to decrease)

Leg Press - Start 20kg Now 50kg


Yep, feeling pretty good right about now :D

  
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CARLA-216 9/10/2012 3:01PM

    Awesome!

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/9/2012 12:33PM

    If your arms are super-duper sore, you could go to a hair salon and just pay for them to wash your hair :-)

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TWINSMOMMY607 9/9/2012 10:26AM

    That's awesome!

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HALINHALF 9/8/2012 9:34PM

    Great job! Especially the Dips, last spring I had to take 100 pounds off of myself/the machine to be able to do those.

Most standard bars weigh 45 pounds. Cambured (the curved ones) are 25lbs. Just FYI :-)

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LIVEDAILY 9/8/2012 9:12PM

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That's totally awesome!!
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DRAGONCHILDE 9/8/2012 9:03PM

    Rock it! My arms are sore from yesterday.

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A personal challenge - met!

Friday, September 07, 2012

Every month my gym has a challenge. Something like how many deadlifts can you do in a minute. Things like that. I have always looked, but I have never done one. I always told myself - I'm not fit enough, I will come last, they will think I'm silly. Well, no more!



Today I did my first YMCA challenge! As many squats as possible in 1 minute. I went to the (hot) trainer and told him I wanted to do it. He told me the rules (90 degree angle of knees, only full ones counted etc) and said go. I did 31! My goal was 25, so I am pretty happy with myself. You can enter as many times as you like, so I might try to break my record in a couple of weeks!



Also, in other news, I have lost 13kg and 15% of my body weight.



Funny how meeting the fitness challenge warrants its own post, but weight news is a by the way. The way I view success is changing...

  
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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/8/2012 7:25AM

    Way to go on entering the contest! I am sure you will beat that record by the end of the month.

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PAMATX 9/7/2012 11:10PM

    31 squats in a minute? Truly spectacular! As is 15%!

Rock on!

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LYNSEY723 9/7/2012 12:37PM

    Awesome job!!! That's really great!! emoticon emoticon

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TWINSMOMMY607 9/7/2012 7:26AM

    Wow, that's awesome!!

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PATSYB7 9/7/2012 5:34AM

    Awesome! Keep going! emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 9/7/2012 5:34AM

    Wow that's a lot of squats! I don't understand kg but losing is good so WOO HOO!

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FATHINSN 9/7/2012 2:41AM

    Hmm, that's an interesting way to weight yourself and get happier result, hehe.
Anyway, congrats for your kg losses, WooHoo!



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Great day

Thursday, September 06, 2012

emoticon I got an awesome nights sleep last night. I was in bed just after 8pm (yes, just put me in curlers and call me a Nana) and I vaguely remember the start of the 8.30pm TV show. Apart from a brief wake up around 3am, I slept until 6.30am! Well rested, indeed.

emoticon I ate well today. Lunch was leftover pasta and I snacked on fruit.

emoticon School went well and I have the cleanest class in the school since I bribed the children with a prize for the best tidy-up people (they knew it would be a freddo frog (chocolate)). Sometimes bribery is needed, and I am OK with that.

emoticon Stopped on the way home and invested in 2 new sports bras. I managed to find one that is really high impact, so it is great for running. YAY for safe and happy boobies!

emoticon Instead of the gym, I decided to go for a run. It was a nice day and I didn't want to be cooped up inside. The run went really well. Considering I haven't run in weeks and weeks I managed to do my usual route in my usual time with no walking breaks. It felt great to go get out and get moving. I do like running, I just have to be in the mood for it.

  
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JSTETSER 9/6/2012 7:05PM

    Way to go! A bribe is just a payment that a student earns. I'd give rewards too!


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LYNSEY723 9/6/2012 10:32AM

    Sounds like an awesome day! Way to go! emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 9/6/2012 6:00AM

    It's great when you have days that just work : )

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 9/6/2012 5:50AM

    Sounds like a great day!

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PATSYB7 9/6/2012 5:37AM

    Yay for a great day! I hope today goes just as well for you. Enjoy! emoticon

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Feeling tired and sore today

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Well, the title says it all! I'm skipping the gym tonight. I have worked out for the past 5 days in a row, so it is time for a break. I actually didn't realise it was 5 days, until I looked back. I usually take Saturdays off, but since I was up and motivated last week I took a class instead. My last rest day was Thursday. Since then
Friday - Weights
Saturday - Spin
Sunday - Weights
Monday - Kickboxing
Tuesday - Weights

Whew, I deserve a night off. If I was just tired I would probably power through a boxing class, but my shoulders are sore so I think I need to rest my muscles.

Mum is home from the hospital. I'm cooking her spaghetti bolognese for dinner which I am going to pack full of veggies.

And that is my boring life! Goodnight!

  
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LYNSEY723 9/5/2012 11:52AM

    Smart thinking to take a day off. I'm sure your body will thank you!

And I'm sure your mom will also thank you for taking care of her! I'm happy to hear that she is back home!

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TWINSMOMMY607 9/5/2012 7:42AM

    Good for you listening to your body. I hope your Mom feels better soon!

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JSTETSER 9/5/2012 6:09AM

    Sometimes your body just needs a break. Breaks are healthy!

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PATSYB7 9/5/2012 5:56AM

    Hope your soreness abates soon. Stretching is key. A hot shower helps, too. Glad your mom is home and doing better. Enjoy your day! emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 9/5/2012 5:38AM

    So glad your mum is alright and back home : ) And it sounds like a rest day is definitely a good idea.

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SLIMMERKIWI 9/5/2012 3:27AM

    Just reading your exercise regime for the last few days has me soooo tired just seeing it. I can sure imagine how YOU feel - LOL! Great that you are listening to your body.

How is your mum? (and BF?)

Kris

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ANAJAK 9/5/2012 1:41AM

    Yum spag bog is always good for what ails yer :) I manage to put at least 5 servings of vege in the meat sauce AND serve it with a couple of side vege. Jack thinks it is one of our "unhealthy" or kids food as he calls it but little does he know mwhaaha emoticon

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SPIRIT42013 9/5/2012 1:37AM

    Phew! Send me some of your energy, C.O.D.! emoticon

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