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How to feel hardcore

Monday, February 13, 2012

1. Go to a boxing class for the first time in 6 months.

2. Partner up with a guy who assumes you will be weak and meek.

3. Start punching. Hard. You can punch hard.

4. Have the guy say "whoa!" after 2 punches.

5. Feel hardcore.

6. Partner with another guy. Repeat.

Yep. My arms hurt, I smell and I'm tired. Happy Bubble!

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BESEVEN 2/14/2012 3:12PM


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PARASELENIC 2/13/2012 12:24PM

    Punching other people just feels good. I've thought of trying out for rugby just so I could tackle people.

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CARLA-216 2/13/2012 12:11PM

    Show them dudes how it's done, Bubble!

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CIVIAV 2/13/2012 8:38AM

    Go Bubble Go!

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TWINSMOMMY607 2/13/2012 7:42AM


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MRS.PRINCIPAL 2/13/2012 5:55AM

    Way to ROCK it!

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FRIENDOFBACH 2/13/2012 1:14AM

  I'll keep this in mind.

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My typical workout week

Saturday, February 11, 2012

My new job has brought many challenges, and one has finding the energy to exercise. I have still been managing to workout 5 times per week, after work and on the weekend. The best part about my job is that it is near my gym, and I have to drive past the gym to get home. This is my new typical week:

M - Cardio (thinking about starting my boxing classes again. What do you think?)
T - Strength then cardio (usually stationary bike)
W - Rest
T - Strength then cardio
F - Rest
S- Run/walk
S - Strength then cardio

This is not set in stone. If I don't feel like doing something I will switch and change as I feel like it.

In other news, I went out drinking last night for the first time in forever. And remembered why I never go out drinking this afternoon, when I woke up and realised I had slept half the day away. What a waste! No hangover though, since I'm not a big drinker and I just had a couple (about 5 drinks over 4-5 hours) and I slammed the water all night.

I weighed this morning and am up 600g. I think it is water weight from the alcohol and the Burger King I had for dinner. I'll take the weight with a grain of salt and reweigh mid-week for a more realistic weight. 600g overnight when I didn't eat 3500cal over my normal eating is obviously a fluctuation, right?

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CARLA-216 2/13/2012 12:10PM

    No worries...I'd bet that your gain will be gone soon.

Have a great week!

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ANAJAK 2/12/2012 5:06AM

    Ha! I just got home from a wedding and I also drank a fair few glasses of wine. Dammit weigh-in is tomorrow and I did so well this week ahaha...

I think your exercise plan is great and I would love to do a check-in workout plan thing to help us stick to it!!

Right 5 glasses of water and an early night is needed so I don't end up too hung tomorrow! Have fun with your classroom tomorrow xxx

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 2/12/2012 12:16AM

    You are so blessed to have a job. Thank God every day for your income. My company hasn't been able to pay me since October 28th, and I am worried about stress weight and gaining from UNDEREATING (which has happened to me before.) Financial stress is much much worse for long term weight than a night of celebrating. Be grateful - you are so so so fortunate. The liquid weight retention will go away.

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Miss Bubble's classroom (pics)

Friday, February 10, 2012

I thought it was about time to show you my classroom. I am very proud of it!

I have 23 monsters to call my own. The first week has gone very well and I am really enjoying it. Had a few moments where I have felt overwhelmed, but the staff are very supportive and are helping as much as they can. Sometimes I just have no idea where the start, and need to see another teachers planning to get ideas. Other times I just need things explained to me. No matter what I need someone is always there for me!

I had my first official observation on Thursday. Went very well. I got very positive feedback on my classroom and behaviour management. I have just been firm but fair from day one and it seems to be working. I'm sure it won't last, but currently my kids are awesomely well behaved! YAY!

In terms of eating, I have been doing OK. A couple of nights of takeaways/dinner out, but am holding steady/down for the week. Been to the gym 3 times this week, and will go for a run tomorrow and to the gym on Sunday, so I am happy with that. Got myself some new workout gear on sale, new tights and 2 tops, so I'm excited to wear them. Also got a running jacket on mega sale, so now I can't wait for winter. OK I TAKE IT BACK, I CAN WAIT FOR WINTER!

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ANAJAK 2/10/2012 6:25PM

    WOW!! It looks great Miss B. You are doing a great job! Oh how I wish I would run :)

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BARCLE 2/10/2012 4:36PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon classroom! Excellent results on the observation too - you ROCK.

Congrats on the gym and, yes, we sure can wait for winter .. brrr!

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CIVIAV 2/10/2012 12:33PM

    Alrighta Ms Bubble!

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CARLA-216 2/10/2012 7:29AM

    I was hoping you'd share photos of your classroom! It looks so open and bright and airy. I love how you've decorated, too. Congrats on your first observation going well. Sounds like your are off to a wonderful start!


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MRS.PRINCIPAL 2/10/2012 5:56AM

    Love all the natural light in your room, looks like a nice sized class too. You have done a great job setting it up! An observation already! That's pretty early, glad it went so well.

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Once a month will NOT hurt me

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Tonight I had a burger and fries for dinner. And I ate every yummy bite.

The last time I had a burger and fries was the 7th of Jaurary. Today is the 7th of February, so maybe I'll start a tradition :) The important thing to remember here is that since I last ate a burger and fries I have lost 4kg! So eating a 'bad' dinner once a month is not going to hurt, or ruin my weight loss. It probably won't help, but I won't put on 4kg overnight.

I am writing this more as a reminder to myself than as a message for others.

In other news, I went to the gym after work. Worked 8-5 at school and headed straight to the gym for my workout. Go me. Did 15 minutes on the weights (Upped them all this week and held a plank for 30 seconds!), 15 minutes on the bike, 10 minutes of the xtrainer (which I forgot about until now) and 10 minutes on the treadmill on high incline. 50 minutes in total, which I am happy with. Thinking about a rest day tomorrow, but will see how I feel.

Off to my planning! The joys of being a teacher :)

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CIVIAV 2/7/2012 6:17AM

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Sunday morning thoughts

Saturday, February 04, 2012

emoticon Well hello, sparkworld. I am writing this after 9 (!) blissful hours of sleep. And after a mental breakdown. Ya know when you are so tired that you can't fall asleep? It feels like you have forgotten how. That was me last night. I had a major breakdown, and my boyfriend was so worried he even said sorry for his part in it (he has said sorry to me 3 times in our 6 year relationship). So there is that.

emoticon I decided that my weekly weigh in day would be Saturdays. Well, I've decided to change that to Sundays. The reason is that on Fridays I do my weights at the gym, which means that I am holding onto some serious water on a Saturday. So the past 2 Saturdays my weight has been up, which is discouraging, BUT on Sunday I have been reweighing myself and recording a loss. Yesterday I weighed 83.4 (+200g), but this morning I weighed 83.0 (-400g).

emoticon In slightly related news OMG I WEIGH 83 KILOS. Total loss of 4.3kg. The 82's are so close!!!

emoticon I have had 2 non-scale victories this week. On Friday I went out for dinner with 2 girlfriends (and made a very healthy and yummy choice of a custom noodle box) and they both said twice how awesome I am looking and said my jeans were too big for me. I pulled my jeans out a little, and there was a definite gap! Also, mum told me that I just keep getting skinnier!

emoticon Getting a massage was a fantastic idea. It was beyond needed. I would even go as far as to say it was medically necessary. Apparently I went at the right time - 2 weeks after starting weights - and my muscles were at the point of exhustion and filled with lactic acid. My massage lady (Diane, magician, saint) said she wished she could just take my muscles and ring out the lactic acid, because there was so much. She spent most of the time on my back, which was the area of most concern. She also said I had tight butt muscles on my right side, so she massaged my butt too. Not as weird as it sounds, I swear. She showed my some stretches that I could do to keep my hips lose, since that is what caused the tight butt muscles.

emoticon Lastly, I have been having major hip and foot pain after running. After seeing the lovely (good looking) man at the shoe store I have been diagnosed with extreamly high arches. I have gel inserts and have been recommended to get pronating shoes next time I need new sneakers. Hopefully that helps!

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CARLA-216 2/6/2012 3:43PM

    Yay! You're doing so great with dropping the kilos! I love the NSVs as well. Those are the things we need to keep us rolling if/when the weight loss slows.

Sounds like the massage was just what you needed. I hope the gel inserts help your foot and knee pain.

Have a great week!

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