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The end is in sight!

Monday, May 09, 2011

The end of my assignments, that is!

I finished my resources last night. They look awesome, I should have taken pictures! I have flashcards and a matching/memory game designed for 5 year olds learning about modes of transportation. I am very proud, I hope my lecturer likes them too! I have a couple more hours to go with the rest of my assignments, they should be ready to hand in on Thursday! Then I need to write my goals for placement and then I go on placement!!! YAY!

So, I skipped my worout last night, which I HATE doing. Seriously. But the stars just weren't aligning for me last night., Firstly I left my gym gear at home, which meant I would have had to detour home on my way to the gym. Because I got every red light on the way home and the traffic was awful (can't wait for the new motor way to go in, 4 months to go!) I was running late for my class anyways. I wouldn't have made it, so I skipped it. I thought it was a bad idea, but it wasn't. I had dinner with my family, worked on assignments, watched some Sex and the City and saw my boyfriend. Sometimes its worth it, right? I'm going to the gym tonight and Wednesday, as well as the pools on Wednesday night with a friend. I think I will be fine, as long as it was just one night!!!

And now for something completely different....

My bestie, Jemma, moved to Aussie a few years ago to live with her mum when she had her baby. She is a single mum, and wanted to be with family. Fair enough, but I miss her!!!! Well, on Sunday night she emailed me and said that her mum is probbaly moving to the other side of Aussie, and if that happened then she would come back to Auckland! I am so excited! I love my friend, and she is the mother of my gorgeous nephew who I haven't seen since just after he was born (he is nearly 3!). Clearly I am beyond excited about this possibility. Cross your fingers for me that is happens!

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DARACOX 5/9/2011 8:06PM

    Skipping a workout here and there is totally fine! There is more to life!

I hope things work out with your friend!

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CARLA-216 5/9/2011 7:48PM

    Yahooo on the end being near! Exciting, huh? Yes!

I hope Jemma gets to move home to NZ! I'll keep my fingers crossed that works out!

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Japanese food is delicious

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Firstly, happy mothers day to all the mamas out there. This morning my mum got a hug, a pair of slippers and a pair of earrings. Tonight she gets the night off cooking. Sweet deal :D

Last night was my mother in laws birthday dinner. In attendance was myself, Russell, Russell's parents, brother and brothers girlfriend. Because there were so many of us everyone decided to just order a whole heap of food and we could share. It was a good plan, and we all got to try everything. I decided I would have 1 bite from each plate, 2 if it was really good :D. I stuck to this rule for most of the night, which helped me to control my eating. I still got full though! I also limited the fried food, like tempura. Then everyone had dessert. I couldn't find anyone to share with me, so I just ordered one for myself. I should have skipped it, I was so full!

Today I am working, and then probably cooking dinner and finishing my science assignment. Joy. I need these assignments to be done. Russell said he would help me to make my resources on Monday night, so that is one less worry for me!

No work out today, its my rest day. My shoulders are really sore, I need a good massage. Maybe on Friday night? As my reward for finishing my assignments?

Lets rundown my workout plans for the next week.

M - Boxing
T - Muscle Max (weight lifting)
W - Boxing
T - Pools? (If I have time, I may need to work on my assignments instead
F - Off
S - Boxing
S - Off

At least 4 days, 5 if I can fit it in. I love my pool workouts, I should try harder to fit them in!

Also, track everyday and eat good food within my calorie limits.

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CARLA-216 5/9/2011 2:27PM

    Great job at the birthday dinner!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/7/2011 4:41PM

    Great goals for the week! Good luck with university assignments!

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I went to boxing this morning

Friday, May 06, 2011

And wore this tshirt

And my instructor told me that he was really impressed :)

Yep, still the best thing I've ever done!

Now, I need to kick my butt into gear. I need another 1300 words in 5.5 hours. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand Go!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/7/2011 9:18AM

    Glad you started your day with a workout! Good luck with the assignments, they will come to you, don't worry. Awesome shirt!

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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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