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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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LIVEDAILY 5/3/2013 9:38PM

    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
emoticon I am within the 66kg range 99% of the time

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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LYNSEY723 5/1/2013 6:12PM

    You are doing AWESOME!

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Food for thought (pics)

Wednesday, May 01, 2013





  
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LIVEDAILY 5/2/2013 9:57PM

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Oh my!! LOVED the poor maligned mushroom...lol*snort*lol

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Back to sparking

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Right,the boyfriend is back in wellington and I am back to my usually scheduled programming. I used him as an excuse to relax on my eating and exercising, and I need to be sure that when he moves up I keep my timetable and don't fall into bad habits. I'm sure it will be fine, but I need to be mindful of how my habits are changing to accomadate a new person in my life. I am going from being single for 6 months (and being ignored and uncared for for years before that) to living with a partner. I have been used to doing my own thing and not having to consider someone else, so it will be a change!

So today I am doing things right. I've eaten very little junk food, healthy meals, and I went to the gym and did my weights for just under an hour. A good start :) plus I did the food shopping and I made sure to get healthy dinners for the week. Tonight we are having tacos, but I grate zucchini into the mince so it is fully of veggies before the lettuce, tomato and cucumber go on at the table. I am using turkey mince since it is lower in saturated fat. Also on the menu this week is a stir fry, lamb steaks, and build your own burgers (I build my own pita, less calories/carbs.

Back on track, and hopefully the scale will be kinder to me this week

  
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LIVEDAILY 4/30/2013 7:24PM

    Oh, I like the idea of adding zucchinni to the mince! What a clever idea! Do you make your own seasoning for the mince as well? Does DBF like to cook also?? Should be fun!!

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CATLADY52 4/30/2013 6:48PM

    You sound as if you've gotten things under control. emoticon

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LYNSEY723 4/30/2013 1:20PM

    Awesome job! It will be quite the adjustment when you have someone else to think of all the time but I know you can do it!

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JSTETSER 4/30/2013 5:40AM

    Good girl. I had a week that started out great, but eating with friends got to me, and I have to do better today.

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BUBBLEJ1 4/30/2013 4:34AM

    The boyfriend is a fan of after dinner walks, and he is thinking about joining the gym to do weights with me :) should be great

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APED7969 4/30/2013 4:28AM

    Great job recognising the need to do things differently early in your soon to be co-habitation :-) Hopefully your boyfriend will do a bit of exercise with you. I love having my husband around to spot me when doing weights at home or coming to fitness classes. Nothing better than having him as a boxing partner when I'm pissed off at him! ;-)

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 4/30/2013 1:26AM

    Good luck getting back on the wagon :)

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