Friday, March 23, 2012
My new weights program is intense. Seriously insane. I think the trainer (not my usual, he was sick) thought I was a silly little girl who wasn't really serious, so he gave me a program he thought I would fail at. That is the feeling I got from him anyways. And he laughed when I told him that my cardio is boxing. Yeah, come to the class, little man, and I'll kick your butt. He also questioned whether my weight is coming off fast enough. Yes, it is. Half a kilo a week IS safe and fast enough. Sure, faster would be nice, but it is what it is! Gah, back to my regular trainer next time. I like a challenge, but I also like a supportive trainer who is positive and motivating!
Anyways, I kicked the programs ass and I am so freakin sore!
This is new new programme
Swiss ball chest press with 5kg weights - 15x3
Talk about your full body workout! Arms, legs and core!
Dumbell Rows - 8kg - 15x3
This one hurts my back. I think I need to drop the weight and improve my form
Lunge and press - 3kg - 12x2
Holy moly, this is a killer!
Squat rack - body weight and bar - 15x3
Lying tricep extention - Bar weight - 15x3 (these are tough! Only managed 8-10x2)
Alternated with bicep curls with the bar
Tricep and Bicep thingy - 18kg, I think!
Like this, then you pull it up to do biceps. Except I don't look as happy as the girl pictured.
Swiss Ball mountain climbers
HAH! I have zero co-ordination, so I currently do these with the ball against the wall to stabilise the ball. Without this I roll off and end up on my face on the floor.
Medicine Ball twists
I do these in boxing, so they are pretty easy... Next time will take my feet off the floor.
So, this for a month! Wish me luck!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Thank you, friends, for your kind words and support over the past few days. I am doing better every day and am starting to come to terms with the news.
The funeral was the saddest hour of my life. She was so loved, and her passing was so sudden. Everyone was crying and wailing. Her lovely husband and 3 beautiful sons were beside themselves, and I hurt knowing there was nothing I could do for them. I went through 3 tissues. All the workmates were there so I had lots of people to hug and hands to hold.
I have been working which has kept my mind off things, but as soon as the kids left on Monday I had a breakdown on the classroom floor while painting displays. Multitasking. Luckily no one decided to come in and ask me something, because that would have been akward. Today I just cried a little in the car.
I have been keeping up the exercise. Endorphins etc. Boxing on Monday and weights today. Tomorrow is boxing class and getting a new weights routine.
Eating hasn't been awesome. Getting my 5+ a day, but too many sweets. Baked banana bread tonight. With chocolate AND cinnamon chips AND walnuts. So there. Only had 2 portions, so didnt go nuts.
I have a course tomorrow, and then I am released from my class for the day to do everything I don't have time to do during the rest of the week!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
My dear, treasured friend Smruti passed away this morning, aged 51. She was waiting for a lung transplant that didn't come in time. We worked together for a year and over that time she became my work mum. She would tell me off, give me advice, talk to me about anything and generally be there for me. I called her mum and she called me by my full name, Jessica, an honour reserved only for her and my grandparents. As she grew more and more sick she had to leave work, which made me so sad. How could work be the same without her? It wasn't, and I left soon after to be a teacher.
She was so proud of me when I graduated. She wanted so badly to come to my graduation party, but by this time she couldn't manage stairs, and my house has plenty of them. She was there in spirit and gave me a big hug the next time I saw her.
I visited as often as a could, between her many appointments and my many illnesses. We would sit on her couch and hold hands and talk about anything and everything. I would stay for hours at a time, not realising that so much time had passed until my tummy rumbled.
Smruti was a kind and generous person. She would welcome you with open arms into her home and make you one of the family. She would fuss over you, even when she was at her sickest and could barely look after herself. Her smile could light up a room and she just had a sense of calm about her. People liked being around her.
The funeral is tonight. Hindu's don't mess around by the looks of things.
I don't pray, but Smruti did. She accepted everyones beliefs and everyones God. If you pray, please pray for my dear friend and her family. If you don't, like me, good thoughts and well wishes are also accepted.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Oh yeah, its cake pop time.
Additionally, I went into my old work to pay off some of my layby and not 1 but 2 former co-workers greeted me with "WOW you got skinny!". Yipeeeeeeeee!
Friday, March 16, 2012
Now everyone join me in giving the middle finger to my scale, in a 'so there, what do you know?' fashion.
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