Friday, April 08, 2011
Morning all (or evening, or afternoon, and for many of you, happy Friday!)
Just some random bits that I want to blog but that don't really warrent a whole post.
I pin pointed where I ate a lot of my calories, breakfast! I have peanut butter on toast most mornings, and I love it so. But, 400 calories for peanut butter on toast? No thanks! So now I only have one slice instead of 2 and I have fruit on the side. I don't even miss the second piece of toast and it is nice to get in a serving or 2 of fruit so early in the day. And my calories have been cut by 25%, allowing me to eat an afternoon snack, which stops me over indulging at dinner. Calorie shuffling!
I like going to the gym, but I don't think I like spinning class, since I have skipped 2 this week. I am going to try and get up an hour earlier and go to the boxing class instead. I want to do a class on Saturday and it makes more sense for it to be one that I like and therefore will go to. I know spinning is good exercise but that alone is not making me want to go!!
Next Saturday I am working, and I think the Saturday after as well. My boss is lovely but fully takes advantage of my good nature and work ethic and sticks me with extra shifts all the time. I have plans for Saturdays, like the gym and uni work, my life isn't all about my job!
The manderin I am eating is rather dry.
Russell and I are toying with the idea of going on holiday in July. To Rarotonga. We are going to see how our finances pan out and if we can save enough for the flights and accommodation ($2000!) in the next month, as well as pay his mum back and some of what we owe his dad, then we will book the trip and work on saving spending money and food money. I need a holiday and something to look forward to and I think a week in Raro might just do the trick! Wish me luck and many saving vibes! Luckily Russell gets paid for a few of his jobs in lump sums, so we should have nearly all of what we need coming in in the next few weeks. I'm not doing the happy dance yet, more of a happy shuffle.
And I'll leave you with that. I have 2 super hard assignments calling my name and I should probably get going on them. I want to go hard today and get them nearly done. I can dooooo it!
Friday, April 08, 2011
I ate dinner out. I got the healthiest thing on the menu, a burger. Since it was a pub/bar I am absolutly telling the truth. I removed the cheese and avocado since they were the highest calorie fillings. I also removed the capsicum, but thats because its nasty. I ate 4-5 fat chips that came with it. I also didn't eat all of the burger, I left a lot of the bread.
My mother in law is evil, in the best kind of way, and got me a brownie for dessert. I ate it, and savoured and enjoyed every bite.
I did, however, turn down the boss's offer to shout hot cross buns for afternoon tea! I knew I was eating dinner out so I saved the calories for something more worthwhile.
Dinner was with my parents, my mother in law and her 2 teacher friends at the bar where Russell is playing tonight. He loves playing gigs, he lights up like a kid at christmas when he is playing. He won't be home until the weeeeee hours, so its just me and the cat for the evening.
I'm exhusted, so night night sparkworld!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
I know a lot of people are uncomfortable or intimidated going to a group fitness class. I am too! It is out of your comfort zone, it is supposed to be a little scary at first. Getting over the first initial uncomfortable stage is crutial and once you have done it you will be fine!
1. Go. To. The. Class. Simple as that. Write to down, hi-light it, treat it like any other appointment.
2. Go a little early. 5-10 minutes is enough. Introduce yourself to the instructor and tell them anything they need to know. For example my intro is "Hi, I'm Jess. Because this is my first class (with you/ ever) I thought I'd just let you know that I'm a quite unfit, so I will try to keep up! I also have a knee injury and problems with my shoulder and use a 'if it hurts, don't do it' approach. So if I stop I'm probably not dying, I just can't do that move". The instructor will usually welcome you and thank you for the info. I have had a few that have given me a funny look, but I would prefer them to know!
3. Look around the room for the nicest looking person. Take a deep breath, smile, and introduce yourself! It is soooo much nicer knowing someones name and if they are as nice as they look they will probably help you get set up, or at least have a little chat with you. If you are shy you can ask the instructor to introduce you to someone, since they will know their regulars quite well
4. Hang near the back. Somewhere where you can see, but where you feel comfortable.
5. Remember that no one is watching you! I have fallen over in a class before and no one noticed but the instructor.
6. Do your best! No one is expecting you to be fantastic the first time! Go at your own pace and do as much as you can, then laugh the rest off. Exercise should be fun!
Now, if y'all will excuse me I'm off to muscle sculpt class!
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