Thursday, February 14, 2013
Hello everyone. Well, maintenance has been uneventful so far. Up and down within a 1 kilo range and I expect that is to be expected. I don't know, I haven't done this before! I am keeping up with my 90/10 rule, where I eat healthy 90% of the time and don't beat myself over some Indian food for dinner (for example, not that I had any today....) I prefer fruit and veggies and lean meats over anything else anyway, so it is pretty easy. I'm also keeping up with my gym routine. I was asked the other day if I would quit the gym now that I'm at my goal weight. NO WAY! I love my gym and I love working out, so that's totally not happening. So I'm at the gym 4-5 days a week. My new relationship means that I am away, or have a visitor, every 2 weekends. This means that my workout timetable has changed to a 2 week cycle instead of being the same every week. Currently it looks like this
M - Boxing
T - Weights
W - Boxing
T - Off/run
F - Weights
S - Run
S - Weights
M - Boxing
T - Weights
W - Boxing
T - Weights
F - Off
S - Off
S - Off
Why the running? Coz, oh by the way, I signed up for Round the Bays. Its 8.5km and its in less than a month. Yep, I'm crazy. I'm fit, but not running fit, and I signed up on a whim because it was only $15 with a free tshirt through my gym. I'm a sucker for a free tshirt! Wish me luck!
Now on to the title of my blog post:
Compliments - A group fitness instructor came up to me today and said I was looking great and asked if I had lost weight. YAY!
Cookies - Today is valentines day, and one of my kids came to school today with cookies his mum had baked for me. There were 3, and they were little, so I ate them for morning tea. How sweet is that mum for thinking of me?
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
I never thought I'd have this problem - I think I am losing too fast. I weighed myself the day before I left on my trip and the day I got back, and there was a 700g difference. Since being back (6 days) I have lost another 1.4kg. That is 2.1kg in total, which is heaps considering I don't have much to lose. I'm sure when I weighed on my first day back I was probably holding some water weight from traveling and high sodium airplane food, but still. I'm eating plenty, I'm not exercising too much, there is no real reason why I would be losing weight this quickly...
So, I have no idea what to do besides keep an eye on it. If I'm still losing rapidly in a few weeks I'll head to the doctors for a quick check up. I only have 1.4kg until I get to my goal weight (and I will be stopping this time) so maybe once I enter maintenance it will sort itself out? No idea!
Monday, February 04, 2013
Yesterday I had the first day of my second year of teaching. I am much less stressed this year (so far), and am really enjoying my first few days getting to know my new class. My room looks like this
I have 27 students this year, but I probably have more coming as the classes get shuffled. We are grouped based on ability this year, and I am teaching the gifted and talented/independent learners, so if children are too bright for their current class they will get moved in with me. The more the merrier, but I am running out of room and am going to have to start stacking them like tupperware soon. I have 3 year levels in my class, which is interesting, and the some of the kids are younger than what I am used to teaching. However, it is an interesting challenge, and I shall survive!
I went to boxing yesterday and I was supposed to do my weights today, but am having a day off. My legs still hurt from Sundays weights, and it is a public holiday tomorrow (Waitangi Day), and there is no boxing so I'll do my weights tomorrow instead.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
So about a month ago I started mentioning a man. A new man in my life, but I didn't want to say anything until things became official. Well, they are official now! So, sparkfriends, meet Luke.
OK, that is not his best photo (or mine) but it is the only one we have together. This was taken on new years and I got an random person to take it so we would have at least one photo together. This is a better one of him
I have no idea why all the photos on his facebook are black and white. I promise he is in colour!
So there is a little story behind this relationship. Luke was my first boyfriend when I was 14 (awww). But when I was 15 my family moved from Wellington where we were living and moved to Auckland. Also, Luke is 3.5 years older than me, which is not a big deal now but it was when I was 14. Anyways, we broke up, stayed on good terms and remained in contact and remained friends for the next 10 years. We both got on with our lives, as ya do. He got married, separated, had a kid, etc. I went to uni and was in a long term relationship with a real jerk. Fast forward to 2 months ago, and he calls me and asks if he can come stay with me for a few days over new years. Of course I was happy to have him visit, but knew there was a chance that he was coming to start a relationship with me, since we were both now single and had both admitted to still having a crush on each other. Well he visited and it was clear that we had feelings for each other, so when he kissed me the first morning he was here I was very happy. But I was just recently out of a very long and complicated relationship, so I asked Luke if he would mind taking things at a slower pace so I could have time to get my head around everything. He is such a sweetheart and said he understood and we could do everything on my terms as long as we got to be together eventually, and that he has been waiting 10 years so another few weeks wouldn't make a difference. AWWWW! So we have been talking and skyping while I was away, and we decided to make things official, which is why I can blog about him now.
It is a little complicated because he lives in Wellington. It is only an hours flight, so we can fly back and forth fairly easily. I'm going to spend every 2nd or 3rd weekend with him in Wellington, as well as long weekends and school holidays. He will come up to Auckland to see me occasionally, but because I live with my parents and he doesn't it is easier for me to go and stay with him.
So that's my mystery man! I am very very happy!
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