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Enjoying my active life

Monday, November 26, 2012

I never thought I would love exercise this much. Ever. I always hated it as a kid, and now I can't get enough. I am working out six days a week, and I look forward to every workout. Yesterday I went for a run. 5k, a distance I haven't done in months. It was hot, so I took walking breaks and didn't push it too much. Still shaved 3 minutes off my last time on the same route! Today was boxing day. I went earlier and did a short strength workout before the boxing class. So I hurt now, but at the time i was happy!

It is getting SO HOT here! Yesterday and today I was sweating buckets. Like, running down my face and into my eyes. Makes me feel good, ya know, getting a sweat on, but I know that it is just the heat and not my effort emoticon

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LYNSEY723 11/26/2012 3:03PM

    Awesome job!! You are doing so fantastic! And I would take the hot weather over our below freezing temps! Okay, it's only below freezing at night... But it doesn't feel like it gets much better during th day!

Keep up the great work!!

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LIVEDAILY 11/26/2012 6:39AM

    Actually...it IS your effort. Your body has to work harder when it is hot outside. That's why people who exercise or work strenuously outdoors are cautioned to drink more water when it is hot; your body needs it!! It's getting colder here...snow on the forecast for tomorrow!!

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Active rest day

Saturday, November 24, 2012

After working for the past 6 days in a row (WOW! 1xboxing, 2xboot camp, 3xweights) I took today as a rest day. I was also tired from supervising the school disco last night. I had a boogie, acted as crowd control (quickest way to get 100+ kids to be quiet? Get on a microphone and say "be quiet"!), and walked around making sure the kids were OK. So today I didn't exercise, but I kept active.

The morning started with curtain shopping. The curtains in my room were 20 years old, so it was time for an upgrade. We found some nice silvery coloured ones on sale, and put them up this morning. We'll need to take them off to hem them, but for now they are fine. Putting up curtains is hard work! It doesn't sound like hard work, but it really is! After that I had a massage. OK, I got to relax for that! After that I raced to coffee with a friend, did some shopping ($10 OPI nail polish, score!) and started my report writing. 4.5 done, 18.5 to go!

The scale has been bothering me lately. 71.5kg. Every. Freaking. Morning. It is driving me nuts. I know I have to wait and it will sort itself out, but, seriously, I hate working so hard and not getting anywhere. If I were going over my calories by heaps (I'm sometimes over by 50-100) I would understand, but I'm not.

And that's my life. Coming up is heaps of planning and report writing!

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COLETTEISGREAT 11/26/2012 5:49AM

    Active rest days are awesome!!

And I think it's awesome that you got new curtains... I just told my boyfriend 2 days ago that I'm fed up with my curtains (10-15 years old) and want new ones!

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PAMATX 11/24/2012 3:49PM

    Silvery curtains! Sounds so pretty! Based on your awesome workout schedule, I'd venture to guess great changes are occurring that can't always be measured by the scale. Hang in there!

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PATSYB7 11/24/2012 12:42PM

    The curtains sound lovely! Hang in there--that scale will move soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERKIWI 11/24/2012 4:20AM

    Plateaus happen and you haven't been this weight for a long time! You WILL start to go down again, but in the meantime you STILL look fantastic!!! Remember that when you are pee'd with the scales not moving!

I'm glad that you had fun with the new curtains.... and YES - it DOES take a fair bit of hard work to put them up!

BIG hugs,

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Watch out, I've got gunz (pic)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Excuse the self portrait on the ipad, the just been to the gym attire, and the no make up look.


Show off, party of one

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PAMATX 11/21/2012 7:47PM

    Wow, super duper definition!

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LYNSEY723 11/21/2012 2:02PM

    WOOOHOOO! That is fantastic!! emoticon

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CARLA-216 11/21/2012 11:59AM

    Wow-wee, quite impressive! Too awesome!

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L1ZB3TH354 11/21/2012 11:02AM

    Nice guns! emoticon

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JSTETSER 11/21/2012 6:45AM

    Looking good!

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/21/2012 6:41AM

    Awesome!!! You go girl!!!!

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SLIMMERKIWI 11/21/2012 4:00AM

    I can even see the muscle definition - LOL!

VERY impressive :-)

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My week so far

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

emoticon Monday is boxing day. Gosh, I love hitting things. I pushed myself and got a good sweat on. I had awful chocolate cravings yesterday. Terrible. I went over my calories a little because I stopped resisting. I don't have those days often, so I will live. Maybe I get PMS cravings even though I don't get a period?

emoticon I had boot camp tonight. Fun, as always. The trainer played a game with shuttle cocks, and as you can imagine, the 'cock' jokes were flying. So, so funny. The poor trainer was really regretting not having a game with another prop to collect. I think I overdid it, and my quad hurts tonight. Icing it and gonna see how I feel tomorrow.

emoticon I have been starving all day today! I can't get enough food! I have eaten nearly 1900 calories and I am still hungry! I was too high on fat, a little low on carbs, so maybe that is why? Or maybe I am hungry because I am kicking the exercise up a notch? I have changed my goals to reflect my new exercise level, but my range only changed by 30 calories, so that was no help...

emoticon I'm on strike tomorrow afternoon. My first strike, how exciting. It is a stop work meeting that all NZ teachers are encouraged to attend, so off I go to...do... union stuff!

emoticon My trip is now fully booked. I just need to start saving some spending money!! And pay off credit cards. And get a second job so I can actually afford this holiday!
And thats me!

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CHARITY1973 11/22/2012 4:14AM

    But who will look after the my kids if all you teachers go on strike?? I couldn't possibly be responsible for looking after them! Just kiddin'! My sister in law is a teacher in Chch. Your gunz are looking awesome. On the calorie issue...It appears that girls get hungry when they exercise a lot more than boys. So I battle away at the hunger. My only advice (which is rather flimsy) is to eat loads of fruit and vege and fibre and see if that fills you up. I'm also a Coke Zero fiend...I lost 1kg this week while averaging over 2000 calories a day. I think exercise just starts to kick the metabolism up a notch. Don't stress about the hunger, enjoy the exercise, and take care of yourself!

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LYNSEY723 11/20/2012 12:47PM

    Awesome job with the workouts! I don't know what to tell you about the hunger issue... I'm feeling the same way lately.

I can't wait for your trip! I can't imagine how excited you must be!

You are doing awesome!! emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 11/20/2012 7:15AM

    It sounds like you're getting some great work outs in!!! Good for you!

I'm curious about your "On strike" statement... what are you referring to here? Are your teachers striking?

Have a wonderful day!

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PATSYB7 11/20/2012 6:08AM

    Wow! Your workouts sound fun! How is your water intake? Sometimes our body signals hunger when it's actually thirsty.

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JSTETSER 11/20/2012 5:59AM

    On strike! I hope that all is safe and positive. People can get pretty mean when talking about money.
Enjoy the day! emoticon Read my blog "Pressing on!"

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The weekend

Sunday, November 18, 2012

emoticon Yesterday was a total rest day. I worked out every day after work last week (2x boxing, 2x boot camp, 1 x weights), so I think I earned a rest. And I didn't get up until after 11am yesterday morning... Most of the day was gone anyway! I ended up meeting a friend for coffee, and rediscovered peppermint mochas from Starbucks. Be still my heart. I may get fat again, just from peppermint mochas... YUMMY.

emoticon This morning I did the super fitness thing and ran to the gym, then did my workout. Dad picked me up so I didn't have to run home again. It was a good run except for an insane head wind. I felt like I should have been flying, but I looked like I was on Bay Watch. It was that strong! I really pushed myself at the gym, and even added extra stuff in that isn't on my program. I love working out, it keeps me sane!

emoticon I had lunch with my ex today. It was really nice. Just chatting and catching up, no pressure. We have seen each other a handful of times in the past couple of weeks. We still enjoy each others company. Afterwards we went shopping for clothes. Nothing for me (I actually have to start saving for my trip). Later I met with a friend for coffee, and did the food shopping.

So that is my weekend. Eating was OK, but the drinking on Friday probably threw my calories for a loop... Not much damage on the scale, so that's good news :) Now, I should get on with my planning for next week!

Oh, as a side note, last week I said I had a couple of dates with a boy. Yeah, we aren't seeing each other anymore. Just wasn't gonna work out.

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CARLA-216 11/20/2012 2:27PM

    Sounds like a great weekend. And I think it's nice that you can be friends with your ex.

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JSTETSER 11/18/2012 6:59AM

    Hi Bubble,
It sounds like you are a very happy woman, moving forward in your life. You have realistic expectations in relationships and that is so good.
Too bad the "boy" didn't work out. Better to know now than later.
Good that you stay in touch with your ex. Good friends who know you are so important.

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