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Sometimes skipping the gym is for the best

Saturday, June 04, 2011

This morning my alarm went off at 7.30am. And I ignored it and slept another hour instead of spending an hour at the gym.

It was the best decision I could have made! I got through my day without being tired or dragging. I neeeeded that sleep in! No biggy I can go to the gym tomorrow. There is a spinning class that I have been meaning to try, maybe I will give it a go tomorrow!

One missed workout won't kill me!

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CARLA-216 6/4/2011 9:20AM

    I think getting more sleep is the wisest decision when you're feeling that need. Good on you for recognizing that and knowing that there'll always be another time to fit in a workout!

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    Sleep is soooo important. Not having enough sleep can throw off your entire day!

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I feel skinny today

Friday, June 03, 2011

emoticon I am sitting on the couch, in my usual pozzie with my feet up on the coffee table. And my fat rolls aren't poking into my laptop like they usually do.

emoticonI am decidedly less squishy around the middle.

emoticonMy jeans are loose around my thighs

emoticonMy arms look great.

emoticon I just feel skinny today!

Even though I am only 3KG down I think it might be time for some progress pics. Maybe this weekend!

In other news

I was on full control this week in the class. I ended up doing great and I now love the kids in my class. They are cool little people! Today I cancelled formal maths lesson and we played maths games. I laughed so hard I nearly fell off my chair at some of the things the kids were doing! Sometimes it is nice to just have fun and play games, epecially last thing on a Friday afternoon.

I have mid placement drinks tonight. I won't be drinking since I am driving, but I will go and be social. I have a zero drink driving policy UNLESS I have a drink as soon as I get there, I am having a meal and I am staying at least an hour. Other than that I won't drink because even though I won't be over the limit I don't feel like I should be in control of a car.

And...thats it! Long weekend here! Yeeeehhaaaaaaa!

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CARLA-216 6/4/2011 9:22AM

    Love that feeling! Remember it if ever you're feeling discouraged.

I'm glad your placement is going well and you're enjoying it so much! What age are these kiddos? Learning doesn't have to be formal to be effective!

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    Yay for feeling skinny!!! I have a habit lately of laying in bed just to touch my hip bones. Also, I'm paranoid about drinking at all and drinking as well.

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My life in numbers

Thursday, June 02, 2011

This week:

Boxing classes: 2
Pools: 1
Special K bars: 7
Childrens books read: 23
Lessons taught: 40
Hours of sleep: Not enough
Weeks until my holiday: 3

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CARLA-216 6/2/2011 10:48AM

    3 weeks until holiday...hang in there, won't be long!

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May goal review

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

I'll start by saying that i wrote a hugly long and interesting blog post the other night. I pressed post and my internet cut out and sparkpeople ate my post. And I can't be bothered typing it again. Pat on the back for effort?

I have done 2 days of full control and gotten good reviews for both days. Full control for the rest of the placement, me thinks!

My May goals were

Here are my new goals for this month!

Fitness Goals:

emoticon Do 10 tricep dips in a row - Haven't tried, to be honest! Need to work on this during free choice in boxing

emoticon Kick my workouts up to 4 times a week - Boxing 3 times per week, pools once a week!

emoticon Do 5 pushups in a row (girly ones) - Nearly ready to try real ones

emoticon Track 6 days per week

emoticon Only eat out once per fortnight - I like dining out, its my hobby. Hard to change!

Weight Goal:

emoticon Loose 5 kg (but be happy with anything!) - To be honest I haven't gotten on a scale in a while. Might check tomorrow, but don't think I have lost anything

Financial Goals:

emoticon Save enough for my holiday! - OK, some went on the credit card, but I have a plan to pay it off very quickly and so far I am sticking to it!

School Goals:

emoticon Finish all my assignments - And so far I have passed them all

emoticon Have fun on placement (3 weeks to go!) - Starting to have more fun now that I am getting more teaching time


I think I'm ready to start running again...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Every Saturday I go to a boxing class that involves a lot of runnning. We probably run just over a KM in total and I manage to keep up. My fitness has improved a lot, and I have been given the all clear to start running again. So I'm going to try it again! Stay tuned as to when, but probably on a Thurday night after school. MUST charge my ipod. And get a new itunes card. Once I got into the groove of it I did enjoy running and I miss my awesome legs (seriously, they were amazing!) I won't be silly about it, I will be walk/jogging.

Exercise has been good. Skipped my pump class on Tuesday. I was tired, couch was comfy. Wednesday I only did 40 minutes in the pool instead of an hour because it was freezing! After 40 minutes I still hadn't warmed up, so I moved into the beautiful spa pool. Heaven.

Eating has been average, but not awful.

School has been busy, I have so much to do! I just keep thinking about my holiday!

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PUFFPASTRY 5/31/2011 4:13AM

    Wow, you are amazing! I can feel the stamina radiating out of this post. Ohhhh, to be young again... :)

I WISH so badly that I could say I was ready to try running again. It FEELS like I should be able to run. My walking speed is way up there...my thighs barely even rub together anymore (in fact, my already-insane body-builder-style leg muscles now look like an anatomy illustration), I feel light and free most of the time when I'm walking, like it's really not even that much of an effort to be in a state of motion, and I can go HUGE distances without getting tired, winded or all that uncomfortable. HOWEVER, when I kick that fast walk up to running...all of that changes! Suddenly I feel like this gigantic anvil lumbering across the pavement (or treadmill) -- my hips get all cramped and tight, my neck shrinks down into my shoulders, and my back slips down into my hips, and I hunch over, and become this frickin' BOWLING BALL, rolling slowly along in pain. It's like walking and running are two ENTIRELY different things to my body. Every time I try to run I get so discouraged by how lousy it feels, I just stop, and go back to walking. Don't know what to do about that.

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CARLA-216 5/28/2011 10:10AM

    And when is the holiday?
You did great this week, I think. Keep it going!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 5/27/2011 7:00PM

    :) Best of luck getting back out there. I have recently started running again and I am loving it so much more this time around!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/27/2011 6:35PM

    Sounds like a lot of great fitness min! Great Job, Keep it up! I have been following the C25K running program, and really enjoy the paec. I was referred by a spark friend to podrunner podcast (free on itunes) that is great! Good luck.

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