Sunday, September 16, 2012
I have a new workout top. This is an obsession! The fabric is sooooo soft. I wish it came in more colours, because I would buy more. The only other colour was red, and since I am a red faced exerciser I thought better of getting one. And, it is a size small. The medium was waaay too big on me. What a shame
I took it for a test drive today. 5 minutes on the treadmill, 25 minutes weights. The top didn't ride up, and it was really cool.
The rest of the day was spent with my friend, Tash. We had a long lunch, but not on purpose. They forgot about our order! They gave us a free brownie each for dessert to make up for it. Then we walked down to the local bar, that has a nice outdoor courtyard, and had a glass of wine in the sun, overlooking the ocean. Bliss. We have another date for the 11th of November (the day after her exams finish) to sit in the sun and drink wine all day. Can't wait.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Life is about making choices. Making decisions about everything. Then we have to accept, acknowledge, and live with our decisions. While I'm not ready to make a life changing decision just yet, I have made some choices with my eating today.
I ate an OK breakfast, toast (my usual Saturday 'treat'). Lunch was sushi and a mandarin. Snack was chocolate ice cream (not portioned, straight from the carton). That was the bad choice of the day.
Then I did some shopping therapy and walked out with a new workout top and a light jacket. The top is a nice green, and made of really nice, light, material. A size small, too! The jacket is fairly thin, so it won't be too hot when I run, but it will shield me from wind and light rain. I have needed one for ages, so I'm glad I finally got one.
Close to dinner time I text a friend. I don't like texting people, because I feel like I'm bothering them. But tonight I was unbearably lonely so I text her and asked if we could hang out. She suggested dinner, so I jumped at the chance to have some company. Turns out, she has been feeling just as lonely as me! We have made a pact to get in contact if we are lonely, and to be there for each other. We live only 10 minutes drive apart, so it is a good plan. Anyway, we went to a grilled chicken place. I ordered the grilled, BBQ chicken thighs (5 small pieces), the grilled corn cob with butter on the side, and a sprite zero. Not a bad dinner if you ask me.
Tomorrow I am going to the gym, having coffee with a friend, doing the shopping and doing some work. Busy, busy day!
Friday, September 14, 2012
I haven't blogged for a few days. I have been having a few personal problems, mainly with my relationship. We are talking about breaking up. I really can't write more than that, because I am sick of crying. It is what I want, but it is still hard.
My weight is not moving this month. It just refuses to budge. Not much I can do, since I am eating fairly well and exercising regularly. Just one of those things. I lost 1.6kg last month, which is more than usual, so I must just be having a slow month to make up for it.
I have a weight lifting goal. I want to leg press more than my body weight by the end of the month. I weigh in the 74's, so I want to leg press 75kg. I am already up to 60kg, so another 15kg by the end of the month is very possible.
I wore my original 'goal' jeans today. From years ago, when I first became overweight. They were even a little big!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Being the kind and generous person that I am, I volunteered to 'teach' the new entrants class at school today. I say 'teach' because have you ever tried to get 16 5 year olds to sit still long enough to tell them anything? They were so tiring, and needy and exhausting! But it was a good experience and I'm calling it professional development. I am looking forward to getting back to my own students tomorrow; I appreciate them so much more now!
I really didn't want to go to the gym, but I dragged myself there. Once I was there I did my workout with no issues. The good thing about weights day is I know it is over in 30 minutes, so it is easier to convince myself to go!
I managed to keep my junk food snacking to a minimum today. I really NEEDED a sugar hit after my ordeal, but kept it to 250 calories. That is how much I set aside for dessert, so I just won't have dessert tonight and we'll call it even.
I predict an 8pm bedtime tonight.
Monday, September 10, 2012
I made cookies yesterday.
Not to eat, although I did have my fair share, but because I love baking. I love the whole process of taking raw ingredients and transforming them into something delicious. I love making people happy, and nothing makes people happy like cookies and cupcakes. I don't bake much because I end up eating waaaay too much of the product. Usually I take the end result into work, but by the time the boyfriend, mum and I had finished the 'quality control' there weren't enough left to take to work. I took in 2, 1 for my friend who was relieving in the class next door and 1 for my boss.
When I decided to bake I decided to do as Dragonchilde does, and be inefficient. I got everything out of the cupboard 1 at a time. I did everything by hand. Just me, a bowl, and a wooden spoon. Creaming the butter and sugar felt like a workout, that is for sure!
So I'm mad at the scale for not moving, but I should probably blame myself (or the *cough* 8 *cough* cookies I have had over the past 2 days).
I went back to boxing today. I'm back, baby! WOW it felt great to be back, punching things and joking around with the regulars and the instructor. I punched HARD. So hard that 3 guys, including the instructor, said WOW. One of the girls asked if I had had a bad day (I have, but that isn't why I was punching hard). I have really missed boxing. It is my thing, my favourite form of cardio. I'm glad that I'm not letting what a grumpy old man thinks stop me from doing what I love.
Speaking of boxing, I have been online shopping! I'm getting these 2 tops
This one is going to be black with purple sparkly writing. Coz nothing says hardcore like purple sparkles.
And I want this one next
I didn't order it because the were low on sizes :( Seems to be back in stock now, so I'm going to get it later.
None are workout tops, so I can't wear them to the gym :( Still cool, though!
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