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Things that are good in my life (pics)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I had a bad and frustrating day yesterday. I am up early (5.30am) today so I can head into work early and get some work done. But, instead of blogging about everything that went wrong yesterday, I'm going to blog about the good things in my life

1. I have this guy


2. I'm at a good weight. I can't remember the last time a guy was able to pick me up, but Luke does it all the time and says I'm not heavy at all.


3. I have a good job that I love, and that is challenging


4. I am fit. I can run, do boxing, lift weights, and anything else I feel like doing.


5. My man and I are moving this weekend. We are both employed and able to afford a nice house.


6. I'm happy

  
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PAMATX 7/9/2013 9:43AM

    I'm catching up. What an uplifting blog. Luke is handsome! emoticon

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/31/2013 7:04PM

    You have so much to be happy about! You look super cute together too!

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SBN141 5/26/2013 8:54AM

    I love this blog!! You have such a great attitude! emoticon emoticon

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RITEEBEE 5/15/2013 9:47AM

    Awesome blog!!

Looking at the positives and being thankful is such a great attitude to have!!!

WTG!!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 5/15/2013 12:24AM

    Nice photos.

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VEGFAERY 5/14/2013 10:39PM

    Your guy is really cute! You look and sound so happy.

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LIVEDAILY 5/14/2013 10:02PM

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I am so happy for the both of you!!

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MAGGIENCALI 5/14/2013 9:08PM

    I am so happy for you! :)

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MJ7DM33 5/14/2013 6:47PM

  All of those things are good! Good for you!

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CATLADY52 5/14/2013 3:51PM

    I don't think you have a care in the world right now! emoticon

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LYNSEY723 5/14/2013 3:05PM

    Great blog! I am happy you have so many wonderful things in your life and you can remember that when you have a bad day.

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PIXIECUTE 5/14/2013 3:00PM

    Love your attitude! I was feeling down today too.... but this exercise stops the whining and makes you focus on what makes our lives FULL! Thanks for the attitude adjustment :)

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GK1963 5/14/2013 2:50PM

    Thank you for posting this.

I need to step bak from the terrible week I am having and do just this - think of all the good things that I have - and there are many.

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4 days until moving day

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

4 days until my boyfriend moves up



I can't wait!!

P.S - I will write a blog soon that is a real blog. I have been so super busy at work that I haven't had time to do anything, including teach! I'm working on a HUGE project instead. I miss my kids and can't wait to be back with them on Thursday.

  
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JSTETSER 5/14/2013 6:07AM

    A new life is beginning for you!


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NEEDTOBESLIM3 5/14/2013 6:03AM

    How lovely!! emoticon

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ARNETTELEE 5/14/2013 4:49AM

  I'm excited for you!

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May goals

Friday, May 03, 2013

Weight - I am thinking I might want to drop a little more weight. I stress a little, like a kilo or two. I know some may try to talk me out of it, so I'm gonna stop you right here. I will do it slowly and sensibly. My last kilo took 6 weeks, mainly because I wasn't trying to lose, I was just not eating enough to maintain. I need to eat a LOT to maintain. So, basically I'll cut out a snack and I should lose a little more very slowly. If I don't lose anything then I'm not going to stress.

Nutrition - Cut out a snack, as above. And I should probably eat less chocolate. As with last month, just because I can eat more chocolate doesn't mean I should.

Cardio - Run a 30 minute 5k. I have a 5k this month but I'm not expecting to run it in 30 minutes (aiming for 32) because it is a weird course, both on and off road with hills and grass and gravel and mud and a rifle range. Yes, a rifle range. Not even kidding.

So I'll try and run a 30 minute 5k on one of my biweekly runs. I only and 30 seconds to shave off!

Strength - Bench press my body weight. Do an unassisted pull up

  
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SBN141 5/12/2013 4:26AM

    Whew! The 5K sounds intimidating. I am still working up to my first 5K actual race, not just running around town. Your goals sound super obtainable though. Hope you do well in your race :-)

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LYNSEY723 5/3/2013 12:52PM

    Great goals, you can do this!

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NANCYPAT1 5/3/2013 6:37AM

    Great goals

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JSTETSER 5/3/2013 5:38AM

    Good goals!


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My trainer is trying to kill me

Friday, May 03, 2013

So, stupid idea: I ran to the gym. Before getting a new program. I must be crazy. It was a nice 3km run (18m16s) with a light shower in the middle to cool me down. I ran a different route, over a new foot bridge that goes over the motorway. It was a fun alternative route.


All in all it went well, and considering the first 800m was uphill AND I ran 5k yesterday.

Then I got my new program. Which my trainer described as 'leg heavy'. Yikes

Overhead squats - 12.5kg

Squats - 75-85kgkg

(as a side note, all the pictures of women doing squats had them with little to no weight. Hate that)
Single leg squats - Body weight until I get the form down

Yeah, balance it NOT my thing
Dead lifts - 50-60kg

Bench press - 35kg

Bent over rows

Straight leg dead lifts - 20kg bar

Chin ups

Assisted dips - 20kg counter weight


It took me nearly an hour. My legs were jelly by the end. It was great! Walking up and down stairs is already difficult. Tomorrow will be fun :D

  
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GETSTRONGRRR 5/9/2013 6:35PM

    That's a great workout! You're trainer might be trying to kill you (I know mine is!), but at least they're killing you with the right stuff

Stay strong....lift hard!

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ROSINVN 5/5/2013 11:34PM

    Wow those are awesome weights! jelly legs are good!!! well it results in more strength eventually emoticon

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    Wow!!
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LYNSEY723 5/3/2013 12:49PM

    Awesome!! I bet you were walking funny!! :) Way to go!

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STEVIEBEE569 5/3/2013 6:27AM

    All I can say is WOW! Keep pushing through! You can do it!

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PATSYB7 5/3/2013 5:49AM

    Awesome workout! Keep up the good work!
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April goal recap

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Weight – Keep maintaining within the 66kg range
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Nutrition – Just because I can eat more chocolate doesn’t really mean that I should…
emoticon Still eating too much chocolate... Really need to limit it to 1-2 pieces a day

Cardio – Run a 6k without stopping
emoticon Ran the whole darn thing in 36m49s

Strength –
Squat my body weight (1.5kg to go)
emoticon Now squatting 85kg, which is nearly 20kg OVER my body weight
Deadlift my body weight (27kg to go)
emoticon Done and my 1RM (1 rep max) is 75kg, which is nearly 10kg OVER my body weight
Bench press my body weight (30kg to go)
emoticon This one is harder, and I will get there by the end of may. I am up to 47.5kg, which is less than 20kg away from my goal.

I had an April/May goal, too, which was to run a 5k in under 30 minutes. To be honest, running has taken a backseat for a few weeks, but I am out running with my buddy tonight. We are doing 5k, and I'll knuckle down and see what I can do. BUT during my 6k I hit the 5k point at 30m3s, so it is totally doable!

  
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APED7969 5/2/2013 6:26AM

    Great job, impressive PBs on the weights!

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    That is GREAT! emoticon

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LYNSEY723 5/1/2013 6:12PM

    You are doing AWESOME!

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