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April goals

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Well I’ve been smashing my goals and was at a loss for what to aim for next. I wanted to do a push up last year, and did it. This year it was a chin up, and I did my first unassisted one in March. I told my trainer to think of some new strength goals for me and he did as I asked. My goals for April are as follows:

Weight – Keep maintaining within the 66kg range

Nutrition – Just because I can eat more chocolate doesn’t really mean that I should…

Cardio – Run a 6k without stopping

Strength – Squat my body weight (1.5kg to go)
Deadlift my body weight (27kg to go)
Bench press my body weight (30kg to go)

I am confident that I can squat my body weight next time I'm at the gym and deadlift it by the end of the month. The bench press is my weakest area, and will take more time. I’m hoping to be there by the end of May, but will work on it and get there as soon as I can. I’m also going to continue to work on my chin ups and start working on pull ups.

  
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LIVEDAILY 4/2/2013 6:27PM

    Great goals for April!

What to do for 9 nine days. Well, take him to your gym. Any hikes or rambles you want to go on? Cultural things: movies, plays, museums, concerts?? Does he like to cook? The 2 of you could try cooking together; try a new recipe!

Have fun and enjoy yourselves!

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CATLADY52 4/2/2013 3:26PM

    Fantastic achievements and great goals for April! emoticon

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LYNSEY723 4/2/2013 12:37PM

    You are so amazing!!! These are awesome goals! You can do it!!

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JSTETSER 4/2/2013 5:46AM

    You're amazing! Keep up the good work.

I'm reading a great book right now.
The Blood Sugar Solution.
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PATSYB7 4/2/2013 5:38AM

    Impressive! Working with a trainer is a great way to stay on track. Keep up the good work!
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4 days in Wellington (pics)

Monday, April 01, 2013

This weekend was a 4 day weekend for most, but us lucky teachers get tomorrow off as well, so I get a 5 day weekend!

I spent my weekend in Wellington with the boyfriend. We had lunch and dinner with friends, but other than that we just hung out at his place for the most part. Lots of cuddles and long conversations about our future. We are very serious for a couple that have only been together 3 months, but considering our history we feel we know each other really well. The pace feels right so we aren't fighting it.

Here are a couple of photos from the weekend


From the plane



Luke is coming to me next. 3 weeks between visits :( but he is coming up for 9 days. I'm looking forward to having him to myself for 9 whole days! We have only had 12 days together our whole relationship, so I don't know what to do with him for 9! He is going to meet my friends, but besides that everything is undecided.

  
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LYNSEY723 4/1/2013 2:41PM

    So exciting!! I love how happy you guys are!

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SCAREWALDORF 4/1/2013 9:21AM

    Aww you two are adorable!

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HEAT7918 4/1/2013 6:33AM

    Cute couple! :)

Every relationship moves at its own pace - as long as you both feel good about it, that's all that matters.

Have fun planning for his visit over the next few weeks!

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Insulted at the gym :O (rant)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I was just finishing up my chin ups (4 unassisted, 2 with the band) when a guy said to me, "You might be better off on the assisted chin up machine, over there", and points to the machine area.

WTF?! First of all, I had just done 4 PERFECT unassisted chin ups. Second of all, mind your own bees wax. So I said, " Don't insult me. I just can do chin ups all by myself, so I'll stay over here with the big kids", and walked away. Then I told my trainer who laughed and said that he probably couldn't do one and was jealous.

I mean, seriously. I can do military push ups, chin ups, I'm 10kg away from squatting my own body weight, I'm deadlifting half of my body weight (and I did all of these things except for the push ups in full view of this guy). Don't try and tell me how to do my workout because I'm obviously doing just fine as I am.

Moral of the story: Do your own workout and leave me the heck alone!

*Yes, I sound like a witch with a b in this post. I don't care how well meaning he might have been, he should not have said anything*

  
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MELTEAGUE 4/1/2013 2:38PM

    He is just jealous, you are rocking it! There are VERY FEW women who can do more than 2 chin ups!

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NINJALINDA 4/1/2013 12:58PM

    No, you don't sound at all like a b!tch. But he sure sounds like an @ss. He should thank his lucky stars you didn't cold-cock him...sounds like you could do it!

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SYNCHRODAD 4/1/2013 12:36PM

    Just a passing wisp of fog. Not even worth a verbal bullet or an extra heartbeat of frustration. Of course you could have said, "It sounds like you are quite familiar with that machine." If you know how good you are at physical stuff, you don't need to defend anything. Not worth a bullet.

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JENSTRESS 4/1/2013 12:20PM

    He is just being incredibly ignorant. And awesome job. I don't think I could get halfway up.

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PMRUNNER 4/1/2013 12:12PM

    Stand your ground and don't let punks like him bother you! Some guys seem to have a compulsion to "help" women, even if they are awesome and can totally kick their butt. He would probably try to give skiing tips to Lindsey Vonn or lifting tips to crossfit champ Annie Thorisdottir if he had a chance!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/1/2013 10:50AM

    I was a competitive swimmer in high school and my upper body was really strong. We were required to do chin-ups as part of our Physical Education assessment. I had a bunch of football players in my class who thought because I was thin I was weak. They "challenged" me to a pull-up contest. My PE teacher told them they might want to rethink that seeing as I was a swimmer. They laughed at her and told her to get ready to count. We all took our places at the pull-up bar and I SMOKED them!! I think I did about 20 pull-ups to their five. My PE teacher was laughing as we walked out of class!

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LUCKYPRESENCE 3/28/2013 12:17AM

    I really hate when people mind my business. Way to go standing up for yourself!! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 3/27/2013 10:12PM

    Agree...he had been watching you for a while for him to make that comment. He probably wanted to use the machine and was hoping to intimidate you (fat chance). You handled it well.

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READY4CHANGE81 3/27/2013 9:15PM

    some people are SO RUDE! Good for you for sticking up for yourself! emoticon

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WHOVIANPRINCESS 3/27/2013 4:49PM

    He sounds like a punk, it is no one else's business to tell you how to do your workout besides your trainer. Take it as flattery, he was obviously checking you out if he took the time to talk to you.

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LYNSEY723 3/27/2013 11:17AM

    Grrrr... Sorry to hear about that jerk!!! I don't know what I would have done in your situation... I either would have been so stunned I wouldn't have said anything, or I would have gone off on him!! I think you handled it very well.

Also, congrats on all that you are able to do! I wish I could do even 1/2 of the workout you can!

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CARLA-216 3/27/2013 9:07AM

    What a perfect response to the meddlesome little man!

I love all the things you can do. Awesome!

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BIZZ27 3/27/2013 7:49AM

    Your response was much nicer than what would have come out of MY mouth lol Good for you for not letting him get you down!!! 4 chin ups unassisted?! WOW!!! You go woman!!!!

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JSTETSER 3/27/2013 7:45AM

    Don't let small people bother you.

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ADARKARA 3/27/2013 7:38AM

    He was a jerk. I probably would have asked him to do one for me to "show me how it's done" and then laughed at him when he backed out. emoticon

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INAFFIT319 3/27/2013 6:32AM

    You rock for being able to do unassisted chin-ups and for putting that dude in his place!!!

When I used to workout in the weights section of the gym, I often felt like many of the men didn't think I belonged there. They would rush me off of equipment, or hover. I never saw them interact that way with the other guys. I wish more women would brave that area of the gym.

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FINZFANATIC 3/27/2013 6:25AM

    I think your response to him was perfect. If he was well-intentioned, it will certainly give me something to think about. If we was intending on being a jerk, then he deserved it. Most importantly, it is amazing that you are able to do unassisted chin ups... of all exercises. Those are miserable. I can do six imperfect ones, yet still refuse to use the machine. Back off buddy!!!

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TRYINGHARD54 3/27/2013 5:48AM

    I agree. people need to learn when to keep their mouths shut....and I'm glad you said something....good going !

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PATSYB7 3/27/2013 5:45AM

    LOL If I saw you doing unassisted chin ups in the gym, I certainly would be smart enough to keep my mouth shut! Keep going, you're doing great!
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COLETTEISGREAT 3/27/2013 5:35AM

    It sucks that he was rude, but OMG YOU'RE SO FRICKIN' AWESOME HE MUST HAVE BEEN JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Why I love my job :) (pic)

Friday, March 22, 2013

See the blue bead?


Today a student gave it to me, along with a few lollies (candy) and a note saying that I am the best teacher she has ever had.

OK, all together now:
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Completely made my day!!! Makes up for all the talkers and children who decided today was 'do the opposite of what Miss Bubble says' day.

TGIF!

  
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LIVEDAILY 3/23/2013 11:41PM

    Keep the note....I keep all of the really good ones, and on cr*ppy days, I reread them and remind myself of why I do what I do. You've reached this girl and made an impact on her. That's wonderful special!
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JSTETSER 3/23/2013 5:44AM

    I love those kind of days. It makes teaching so fulfilling.

Enjoy those around you, and let them know how much you love them.
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RISINGBLUESTAR 3/23/2013 4:08AM

    Very cute. :)

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SCENIC_ROUTE 3/22/2013 10:48PM

    That is wonderful!

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 3/22/2013 11:36AM

    Awwwwww!!
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GNISULA 3/22/2013 10:35AM

    cute!

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PATSYB7 3/22/2013 6:01AM

    How thoughtful! Have a great day!
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AMJ1991 3/22/2013 5:19AM

  so sweet!! :D Hope that your day keeps being so great!!

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Today I did this

Thursday, March 21, 2013



Signed up for a 6k! It is in 3 weeks, and I'm super excited. My training is going well (or it was, before the rolled ankle...) and I am ready to get into running again. It is SO much easier now that I'm lighter and fitter, and I'm starting to enjoy it a lot. 6K should be OK, since I can run just over 4 without trouble. Will do a 5k next week and a 6k the week after to prepare.

  
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COLETTEISGREAT 3/22/2013 10:27AM

    YAY!!!

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CATLADY52 3/21/2013 5:50PM

    emoticon Good luck!

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LYNSEY723 3/21/2013 1:04PM

    Awesome! I know you'll do great!

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CARLA-216 3/21/2013 10:28AM

    Should be easy peasy for you!

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LAUROCHKA 3/21/2013 6:28AM

    Yay -well done!


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MRS.PRINCIPAL 3/21/2013 5:56AM

    Have no doubt you'll ROCK it! Way to go Jess!

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JSTETSER 3/21/2013 5:41AM

    Wow! That is a looong run!
Go Girl, Go!
Please pray for my Mom.
She took a fall yesterday, and is in the hospital.
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