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!
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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