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Had to post this!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The picture made me LOL. It is so true! There is no point being restrictive! Everything in moderation, including moderation!

In other news, I used the 10 minute rule this morning with my workout. I didn't want to get out of my nice, warm bed and go to the pools. So I tricked myself into going. I said that I would go to the pools and do 10 minutes. If I still didn't want to be there then I would get out and go home. I did my whole hour! Getting there is the hardest part!

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BEANPOD77 4/22/2011 11:42AM

    Great blog. short , sweet & Sooooooo true!! Have the same debate with myself when I am leaving work..Dont wanna go to the gym...but you will feel better, but I'm tired..well, just do 15 on the elipse..you can do that..next thing I know I have done my work out too..Nice to know the voices in the head are starting to turn to the positive side eh?

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CARLA-216 4/21/2011 1:49PM

    Good job getting an hour in!

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ADKONKLE 4/21/2011 6:28AM

    That cartoon sums it up and I have to remember that 10 minute rule.

So hard to get out of bed some days especially when you don't have anywhere you have to go.

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My sick day

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Motivating Picture

This is where I am hoping to go on holiday in July - Rarotonga, Cook Islands. It is motivating because I'll be damned if I am going to paradise and not enjoying myself because of how I feel. I want to feel fit and happy and hot in a bikini. It is also motivating because the more I eat at home and the less I eat out the more money I can save towards the holiday! And it is healthier to eat at home! I have about half of the money saved, another 3 weeks and we should have enough for the airfare and accommodation. Yahoo, lets get going folks!

I spent the day relaxing and doing some of my assignment. I don't know if I'm getting sicker or better.

Eating was average. We had yum cha for lunch and I did my best. We only ordered steamed foods and I went easy on the soy sauce. No idea of the calories. I think to food coming in drips and drabs really helps to limit what is eaten because I have time to get full. Then again it is harder to keep track of what I am eating...I do try to keep count though!!

I am in pain from the gym on Monday and Tuesday. My abs are on fire and my thighs hurt so much that sitting down is painful...Its more of a controlled fall into the seat than sitting. I am going to go to the pools tomorrow morning before work so hopefully that will help to heal me!

Assignments are going well. I am about 1/3 finished with one, so if I can finish it by Sunday I will be very happy!

And...thats all I think....

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DARACOX 4/20/2011 8:01PM

    Yay for motivating pictures! You are welcome to "steal" as many of my ideas as will help you!

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CARLA-216 4/20/2011 11:51AM

    Good thinking on the double motivation for eating at home...saving money and eating healthier.

Hope you feel better soon!

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NOELLIEMAE 4/20/2011 10:41AM

    YES! love that burn :) Great pic BTW... looks like fantastic motivation to me!

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ANAJAK 4/20/2011 6:08AM

    Great job - gotta love the burn :) I just finished an assignment YAY still have one to go!!

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I'm siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yes folks, I'm sick. I decided to give the gym a miss, which is a bummer because I really like this mornings class (and I can only go once in a while because of my timetable). But since I am coughing up a storm I thought it would be best to stay home in bed.

Lets talk about yesterday.

I went to pilates. It was a bit...airy fairy for my taste. I like fast classes, and it was very slow. My abs are feeling it today though!! I also didn't like the instructor. She told me off for modifying the moves like the pregnant lady, and I think that since it was my first class I should have been able to modify if I wanted to. Never mind. I might go once in a while to do some core work but I won't make it a regualar part of my timetable.

Yesterday I ate my usual breakfast and snack. Then I went out to lunch with my BFF. I ordered a small spaghetti marinara, with no cheese, which I think was a good choice. My afternoon tea was half a soy latte and a caramel slice. Not so good. Dinner was out with my workmates at a Thai restaurant. I had 1 curry puff and 1 piece of satay tofu (we ordered a few entrees for the table). For my main I had prawns stirfryed in garlic and pepper with veggies, no rice. It was very salty! I gained today and I am hoping it is just a water gain from all the sodium last night. Another reason to get my fluids in today!!

So thats my life folks. I am so annoyed that I am sick since I was getting into such good gym habits. Hopefully the illness won't last long!

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CARLA-216 4/20/2011 11:54AM

    Boo to the Pilates instructor. Sorry, but if you can't do the move, isn't it best to modify so you don't injure yourself? Annnnddd: how dare you modify if you're not pregnant!
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NURSE_FAWN 4/19/2011 9:23PM

    I hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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LIGHTERWRITER 4/19/2011 6:10PM

    I hear ya - I too have a brutal cough right now. So bad my colleagues asked me not to come in today (paid day off though). My husband and I took the dog for two walks today, so that's enough exercise for this girl! I'm always nervous when I'm in a good rhythm and I get sick or have an injury because once I get off track, I tend to stay off track. Feel better soon!!

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ANAJAK 4/19/2011 5:48PM

    I hope you get better soon!!

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DARACOX 4/19/2011 5:38PM

    *giggles* @ "airy fairy"

I'm sorry that your pilates instructor was a bit of a be-atch. Some instructors just don't get that they are there to "lead" the class, but that if everyone doesn't do it exactly the way you say that it's ok. Unless they are going to hurt themselves, which isn't the case with you because you were modifying so you wouldn't hurt yourself.

Anyways, sorry to hear you are sick! Rest up and get better soon!

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PSA for women!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I found out something amazing today. Amazingly scary.

I have been wearing the wrong bra size and statistically, 8/10 of you are too!

I need new bras so I went to my favourite bra shop and picked 2 in 'my size'. I tried them on and they were so uncomfortable I asked the assistant for a fitting. No wonder my bras have been painful for years; I have been wearing the wrong size. I was wearing 14C. I was fitted as 16DD. That is 2 cup sizes too small!

Wearing the wrong bra can cause pain and breast tissue damage (according to the poster in the changing room!) So, ladies, get fitted. If you got fitted a few years ago then get fitted again! I was fitted 3 years ago and in 3 years my girls really had a growth spurt!

Take care of your tatas!!!!

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KWRIGHT26 4/22/2011 12:55PM

    I still have bras from before I lost weight and they don't support anything. I'm not sure if they're 38Bs or 38Cs, but whatever they are, I use the little plastic strap-hiding gimmicks on them not because I have to hide my straps, but because the darn things can't get tight enough! My poor sister-in-law didn't have a well-fitting one until I bought her a Victoria's Secret one for her birthday one year. She'd actually been tying the back hooks in a knot behind her back because the only bras she could buy cheap with cups big enough were at least four inches too big in the band.

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MBSHAZZER 4/20/2011 5:31PM

    Hehe! President of the IBTC here! Not an issue! But I'm glad you got your girls sorted out! I'm sure they're happier!

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CARLA-216 4/19/2011 3:17PM

    I need to do this, even if I think I'm wearing the right size. LOL
Never hurts to get a professional fitting, and it's something I plan to do soon.

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SLIMMERKIWI 4/19/2011 5:00AM

    Most women obviously wear bras totally the wrong size for them. You see it with the way the backs of the bra ride up their backs. You see with with the bulging over the top of the bra. You see it by the huge wrinkling with slimmer fitting clothes (when they are too big for the boob) Good fitting bra WILL give a woman a much better shape, and that alone can make them look like they have a much better figure.

Another part of the anatomy that is often poorly fitted is the foot. Have a look at women wearing closed shoes and look at the big gap between their heel and the back of the shoe. Have a look at where the shoe "toe" creases are. When they are wearing sandal-type shoes, have a look at how much their own heel is either way over the back of the shoe OR the back of the shoe way behind the back of the foot.

The same happens with clothing. Needless to say, where it comes to any part of the anatomy, women just don't know how to fit themselves properly - they don't do themselves any favours.

I am really glad that you have noticed this and that your "boys" are now well supported:-)

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Too many lunch calories!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

emoticonI must start pre tracking again. My lunch was 700 calories! I still have 400 left for the day so as long as dinner is reasonable I will be fine.

emoticonToday I had to make a start on my next round of assignments. Ick. I haven't had enough time off to reboot, I want more time to relax!!! ARGH! It will all be over soon, just not soon enough! And the assignments are really big this time. I will just have to take them one step at a time. Kinda like weight loss, huh?

emoticon I have boxing class in a few hours and I can't wait! I really do love that class. It makes me feel strong and empowered. My classmates are so supportive, it is just a fantastic environment to be in.

emoticon My last wisdom tooth has decided to make a guest appearance this weekend. I can't sleep on my right side because my face hurts too much and I am on a steady stream of painkillers and bonjela. I hope this passes quickly!

emoticon It is pouring down with rain here and very windy. Now all my sparkfriends can gloat about their beautiful weather, after I spent all my summer posting pictures of the clear skies and sunshine.

emoticon Everyone in my house is sick. My mum has a tummy bug, the boyfriend has a cold, dad is starting to come down with a cold and I don't think I will be too far behind. I don't have time to get sick, I'm a busy woman!!!

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CARLA-216 4/18/2011 3:47PM

    I hope you avoid the sickies that are going around your house!

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DARACOX 4/18/2011 5:56AM

    Pre tracking is a lifesaver! Right now I pretrack an entire week at a time!

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MNCYCLIST 4/17/2011 10:47PM

    I'm with you, overate for lunch, but I just adjusted throughout the day and came out about right.

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