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Last night

Friday, May 06, 2011

Yesterday (and today, and everyday in my near future) I was sooooo tired. I was dragging at work (and ended up getting angry with my boss, but thats another story) and when I got home from work I was just in the mood for giving up. I had pizza, and it wasn't that good. I had wine, that was good. I got 2 seasons of Sex in the City for $30, that was awesome! And I went to bed really early, which was needed.

I am just so stressed, and I have so much on my plate. I still have one more assignment to do for the bundle that are due on Friday and I am just so sick of reading academic material and then making sense of it and writing about it. I need a break and Rarotonga can't come soon enough! I am so behind because I have been picking up extra shifts at work, and I keep getting asked to do more. I have had to put my foot down and say no, or I am not going to have time to do my assignments! And then, everytime we save nearly enough money to go on holiday Russell ends up finding something else to spend our money on. I keep explaining to him that I need this holiday more then he needs toys for his car.

I am keeping up with the workouts, it is the only thing that is keeping me sane right now. 4-5 hours a week to think about nothing, just zone out and work out.

In summary, uni sucks, I work too much, I miss my boyfriend, I want to book my holiday, I need to go on my holiday, and working out is actually non negotiable right now!

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DARACOX 5/6/2011 5:18PM

    Glad you are still getting your workouts in. You are totally right, sometimes workouts are the only thing that can keep us sane!

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CARLA-216 5/6/2011 4:07PM

    Sorry you have so much on your place and you're tired and stressed. But I'm glad you're putting your foot down at work and not taking on more hours. I'm also glad that your workouts are non-negotiable! Toys for a car = big waste of money, if you ask me. He needs to get his priorities straight! ;)

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I should just throw the scale away!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I really should.


I have been eating mainly within my calories and working out like I'm being paid to do it and the scale has been going up!


Ok, positive thoughts

emoticon The scale only tells one part of the story.

emoticon My pants feel bigger, especially around the butt and thighs.

emoticon Yesterday, two of my friends at uni told me how fantastic I look, and how they are proud of me for sticking with the gym and healthy eating.

emoticon I feel good.

emoticon I am looking more toned. My wingspan is slowly leaving!

Positive thoughts, don't get discouraged!

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CARLA-216 5/4/2011 7:47PM

    Did you take before measurements? Not that you have to rely on that since your pants are getting looser... :) Just know that what Dara said is so very true and I can vouch for that. During my 1st month of Chalean Extreme last May, I only lost 2 lb (and that was toward the end of the month...after being up in the beginning), but I lost A LOT of inches. AND remember that our weight can fluctuate by a few pounds up/down over the course of a week. Don't take the scale too seriously when you're doing everything right!

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VICLAF 5/4/2011 7:30PM

    I know how frustrating it is....believe me! But like others are saying, you are building muscle. In the long run, the weight will come off! Trust it!

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DARACOX 5/4/2011 6:28PM

    Physiology lesson for the day...

Amino acids, which are the building blocks for protein ( aka your muscles ) travel in your bloodstream attached to water. Thus, when new muscle is laid down there is some water retention in the muscle for up to a few weeks. If you keep doing what you are doing the body will adapt and flush out the excess water.

Lesson done!


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SUNGIRL822 5/4/2011 5:54PM

  Don't worry about what the scale says. As long as you are happy with the way you look that's what matters. The scale doesn't have to move to prove you're losing! Best of luck.

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    Oh honey, you're gaining muscle and burning fat! Be excited! If you're shrinking and still gaining, that's a GOOD THING!

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1 goal already met and I passed 3 assignments today!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

emoticon Do 5 push ups in a row (girly ones). Yesterday in class we had to do 4 sets of 8 push ups and I did them! YAY ME!

Just a note on the push ups. I did do girly ones. I'll admit it. Dara (Hi hun!) made an excellent point yesterday about the benefits of full push ups vs girly ones. She made very good points, and I wonder why wall push ups aren't offered in classes. The options are full or girly. I chose girly ones because....I know my form would be bad. The form of the ladies doing full push ups last night was horrible. Butts in the air a plently. I need to have a trainer work with me on my form before I attempt them, which is what I did before attempting a girly one last week. I will work up to full ones, probably at home, since wall push ups aren't 'allowed' at the gym.

emoticon I got some assignment marks back today! One B and a B+. AND another assignment I don't know the mark for but I know for sure that I didn't fail. Talk about your confidence boost!

emoticon I finished an assignment last night. YAY! I have 2 more to finish in 10 days. BOO!!

emoticon I got my details for my placement, which is in 3 weeks. I am very happy with the area and the school that I was placed with :D

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PUFFPASTRY 5/6/2011 3:51AM

    I'm not totally positive what a "girly" pushup is, but I know that even with "do a pushup" as my goal for the past 3 months, I still can only lower myself about halfway to the floor - can't get all the way down, with my nose touching the carpet. Grrrr.

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CARLA-216 5/4/2011 7:32AM

    Hooray for meeting the pushups goal!

Great job on your assignment marks!

I have to ask...what does getting your placement mean? Is this where you'll be a student teacher? Yeah, I'm a little daft! LOL

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/4/2011 6:09AM

    You are off to a great start to meet your goals! I do girly push ups too :)

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Scary, scary stuff. I know people who work at that mall and I had lunch there 2 hours earlier! In picture 13 you will see a 4 story building that has a blue ANZ logo on it. We had lunch there. Scary stuff!!!


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CATLADY52 5/3/2011 6:16PM

    How often do tornados occur in New Zealand? The weather is really getting crazy all over.

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CARLA-216 5/3/2011 10:08AM

    SCARY for sure! I'm glad you were long gone when it hit, and hope that no one was seriously injured.

Are tornadoes a common occurrence there?

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May Goals

Monday, May 02, 2011

Here are my new goals for this month!

Fitness Goals:

Do 10 tricep dips in a row

Kick my workouts up to 4 times a week

Do 5 pushups in a row (girly ones)

Track 6 days per week

Only eat out once per fortnight

Weight Goal:

Loose 5 kg (but be happy with anything!)

Financial Goals:

Save enough for my holiday!

School Goals:

Finish all my assignments

Have fun on placement (3 weeks to go!)

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CARLA-216 5/3/2011 10:12AM

    Great goals! I'm glad to read the comment from Daracox on progressing with push ups because I'm still trying to do one toe push up a year later. Grrrr!

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DARACOX 5/2/2011 9:11PM

    Sounds like great goals! As a trainer, can I give you some advice on accomplishing the push up goal? Girly style pushups don't work your core like "real" push ups. If you want to build the strength more quickly you could start doing regular push ups against the wall, up on your toes. Then with your hands on a bench and then down to the floor. The position is more similar to an actual pushup and you will be surprised how quickly you get stronger. I've had clients who can't do one regular push up start against the wall and I have them doing 10 full real pushups in 6-8 weeks.

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    Awesome goals, good luck accomplishing them- I know you can do it!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/2/2011 7:48PM

    Great goals! Very well rounded for your whole life. Good luck meeting them all!

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