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Hurts so good

Thursday, May 03, 2012

A big thanks to Mrs Principal for the title!

Yeah, I hurt. My butt hurts. When I sat on my chair today I was wiggling around to get comfy (for the 5 seconds I am actually on the chair, to take the roll) and I couldn't. I finally realised that sitting just hurt, and it wasn't the poor chairs fault.

I like to teach on the floor, with the kids. On their level, ya know. Yeah, how many children does it take to pull Miss Bubble off the floor because her legs are so sore she gets stuck? Many. Now we know.

After my weights session yesterday I thought it would be an awesome idea to go for a run today. Ya know, since I signed up for a 5k and everything. Well I ran 4k and I felt awesome until I stopped. Now I am just in more pain. Joy.

I hearby declare that tomorrow be a rest day, and that once I finish work I will come home, put my feet up and watch TV. Watch out, this 23 year old has a wiiiiiild Friday night planned!

  
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SONYALATRECE 5/3/2012 1:05PM

    Funny!
I am so visual...How old are your kiddos at school?
I envisioned little Kindergarteners scooping your up and saying,"C'mon...You can do it! Just one more push! That's it...Yeah!!!"

You certainly deserve the rest and the success.
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TWINSMOMMY607 5/3/2012 8:52AM

    Rest days are awesome and necessary. I made my coworkers laugh because I was walking around the Teacher's Room holding onto my butt it was so sore after a workout.

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HEAT7918 5/3/2012 6:07AM

    Rest days are great - well deserved! And I'm laughing at the mental picture of the kids helping you up off the floor...

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/3/2012 5:56AM

    Love that song.... come on baby make it hurt so good! Glad your workouts are giving you that sligh pain that lets you know you ROCK! You've earned a rest day, enjoy it!

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My new weights program (with pics)

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Here is my new weights program, for those interested

All are 8-10 reps, with 2-3 sets

Dumbell squats - 7kg

Like this, but with my arms extended

Walking lunges - Body weight
No picture, I'm sure you all know what a walking lunge is.

Chair arnie press - 3kg

This is evil!

21's and skull crushers - 10kg




Chest Press - 7kg


Assisted pull ups - 50kg counter weight


Decline sit ups


Leg lifts


Wish me luck, I might just need it!!

  
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TWINSMOMMY607 5/2/2012 7:40AM

    Looks like a great program! Good luck!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/2/2012 5:52AM

    Looks like a great ST plan! WORK IT!

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May Goals AND an amazing story (you lucky things!

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I had a fantastic April. Lets hope it becomes a trend!

Weight goal: Lose a kilo. That seems achievable and would bring me to 78.6kg.

Nutrition: Iím still focusing on getting in more fruit and veg and less junk. I am also going to start tracking more often. Lets aim for 3 days per week!

Water: I drink heaps of water, this one is fine!.

Exercise: Run my first 5k!

Exercise #2: Start my new weights program. I met with my trainer last night and pretty much told him to give me a mans program. I told him I wanted to try high weight, low reps, and he was really excited to get started. Apparently I am the first woman to ever ask him for a program like that!

Thats it, pretty simple!

And for fun, a 4 month progress pic!



NOW for my amazing story!

OK, so my dads car was stolen from outside our house at 5am on Sunday morning. He woke up when the engine started and looked out the window to see the car driving away. It is at this point that I should point out that the car was unlocked, with the keys in it. Yeah, we did that waaaay too often. Of course he called the police right away, but where we live is very close to a motorway, so the car could have been anywhere.

This morning, I decided to go a different way to work. My usual route was backed up with traffic, so I ducked around the back way and down some side streets, which is quicker when the traffic was bad. AND wouldn't you know it, I FOUND THE CAR! Parked on the side of the road! I owned the car for 4 years before my dad bought it off me, so I know that car. I called the police right away to tell them I found it and asked them to send someone. Then mum came to wait for the police because I had to get to work. We think that the theives dumped the car when they realised there was no petrol in it and they wouldn't get far without a petrol station (and those have security cameras).

How cool is that?!

  
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AHTRAP 5/2/2012 2:54AM

    Looking' good...but I have to say, that might be the first time where the Before picture has the huge smile, and the after picture looks so serious! emoticon

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CARLA-216 5/1/2012 11:36AM

    Wow at your progress pic ~ you are slimming down!

Go ahead on with your bad self and your new weight program!

What a great story about your dad's car. So glad it was found!

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BOB240 5/1/2012 6:36AM

    " told him I wanted to try high weight, low reps"

way to go!.. You'll find it gets quicker results and you feel better.. I dread the day that women find out how effective heavy weight s are for making you look good and lose weight. It means I'll be fighting for turns on the squat rack ;(



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HEAT7918 5/1/2012 6:34AM

    Wow - awesome story about the car!

A man's ST program, huh? You are one tough cookie!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/1/2012 5:52AM

    Crazy story! Your May goals are great, and you will ROCK!

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GHOSTFLAMES 5/1/2012 5:13AM

    SMAE THING HAPPENED TO US .GLKAD YOU FOUND IT.WERE ARE YOU FROM ? ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME WE WILL DO THIS WE ARE WORTH IT. REMEMBER TO TRACK AILY YOUR FOOD AND FITNESS T BE HLED ACCOUNTABLE.
WE ARE AL HERE FOR YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT ALL JUST ASK. TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SPARK JOURNEY.

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April Recap

Monday, April 30, 2012

Weight lost Ė 1.4kg. My weight goal was to break 80kg. AND I DID IT!

Total weight lost: 7.7kg

Lowest weight: 79.6 (Weighed in on the 28th. I am house sitting and without my scale)

Exercise minutes - 1164 minutes Ė Goal met!!

Days exercised - 22/31

Average workout time - 53 minutes

5+ a day: Still going well. Getting in more fruit now that I like greek yogurtÖIt is fun to dress the fruit up a little.

This month I lost more than double what I lost last month! YAY!!! I am glad I didnít get discouraged last month, and I am glad that my hard work this month has paid off. The holidays probably helped, because I was able to exercise more than usual.

Now, my non scale victories.

I fit into these jeans



Two of my watches needed to be shortened. They were halfway up my forearm when I wore them! My other watch, which barely fit at the start of the year not only fits, it is loose! Not loose enough to have a link taken out, but getting there.

I can wear a sleeveless top without feeling like my arms are the big, fat focal point.

Speaking of tops, my favourite teacher top is too big! Look how loose it is!



Thankfully a cute belt means I can keep it in the rotation for a bit longer!



ALL of my rings have to be resized. They are all too big on me now! Since I used to fit the rings myself I know that they were the perfect size for me. Iím thinking Iíll get the main ones resized in June (I have free resizing with a few, even though I donít work for the company anymore. The rest I can still get resized at staff price), and hope that my hands donít shrink anymore!

May goals tomorrow!

  
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CARLA-216 4/30/2012 10:17AM

    Congrats on a great April and all those NSVs!

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TWINSMOMMY607 4/30/2012 7:40AM

    That's awesome, keep up the good work!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/30/2012 5:46AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great job! You ROCKED April! Hit the ground running this May!

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AHTRAP 4/30/2012 5:11AM

    Nicely done...congrats on hitting those goals!

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And this morning the scale said...

Friday, April 27, 2012

emoticon79.6kg! Whoop whoop, another new low. I am glad it went back to where it is supposed to be, after my 1.3kg fluctuation. That wasn't nice at all!

emoticon I skipped my run last night because of the rain. Well, kind of. I don't object to running in the rain, in fact I enjoy it. It had been raining all day and I thought the sidewalk would be too slippery to make it safe to go out and run. 2 rest days in a row is not good, but I haven't taken 2 in a row for a few weeks, so I'm ok with it. Sometimes it is nice to just rest! I shall be going for a run later on today, since the rain has eased and the ground had dried a little. So, run today, weights tomorrow!

emoticon I have lots of work to do today. I have to plan the maths homework, the maths, the reading, the literacy, PE, topic... The list goes on and on! I know where I am heading, so I just need to get it all written down and ready to go!

  
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CARLA-216 4/30/2012 10:15AM

    Hooray on your new low!

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HEAT7918 4/28/2012 9:52AM

    I've never tried running in the rain...

If it was just a light drizzle and wasn't too hot or too cold - and if I had a baseball cap on - it might not be too bad. I'll consider it. :)

I used to not like taking off 2 days in a row, but now I do it somewhat regularly - it hasn't hurt me yet!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 4/27/2012 9:08PM

    emoticon Great Job on your new low!

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