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Sunny Sunday

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Twas a lovely day in Auckland today. Sunny, but not too hot. Exactly the weather I love! I didn't do nearly enough work, but I got some other things done!



Above is a picture of my shiny, new laptop. I was very lucky to get this! My mum decided to pay for half of it as an early birthday present, and the store had an interest free deal for the other half, so it is only costing me $10 a week. I love my new laptop, although I really wanted the pink one!

emoticon I went for a run this afternoon. It was 6K all up, with about 4-4.5K running. It wasn't an awesome run because my asthma was acting up due to everyone having their fireplaces going and the air being really smokey. I hope I'll be ready to run my 5K this weekend!

I discovered this at the supermarket today:


It is thin crust, and only 200cal for a quarter of the pizza. I had half the pizza, which was 400 cal. Add a salad (I didn't, I should have) and you have a decent and quick dinner! Will be getting this again!

  
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ME40ME 5/6/2012 11:12AM

    good job..its rainy here..my asthma was a little bit flaired up and dont you hate bad air days..but you were running..and that beats sitting on the couch complaining..GREAT JOB!!

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HEAT7918 5/6/2012 7:06AM

    Good run besides the asthma. Congrats on the new laptop!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/6/2012 6:52AM

    Sounds like a great run! Way to go!

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What a day

Friday, May 04, 2012

I obviously can't go into much detail about my job on here, for confidnetiality reasons, so I will just sum up my day in numbers

Games of soccer and rippa rugby played: 1 of each

Children sent to the sickbay: 3. I'll mention here that soccer and rippa are supposed to be non contact sports

Number of children involved in a fist fight: 2. Not the same children sent to the sickbay.

Number of children who are spending the rest of their school lives on the naughty seat for speaking disrespectfully about a teacher (me) within ear shot: 1

Number of fries I am going to eat tonight with my once a month burger treat? Many.

  
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JSTETSER 5/5/2012 4:38AM

    As a middle school teacher, I understand....
Forgive those kids. One day they will be productive adults. Just wait and see.


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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/4/2012 5:53AM

    Our kids at shool have been nuts this week... you are not alone! Hope the weekend helps and things calm down next week..

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RAPUNZEL53 5/4/2012 5:13AM

  Good Luck! Hope the children start behaving better!

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KATHYGOULDSMITH 5/4/2012 4:17AM

    Just know that there are parents out there who are grateful!!

KG
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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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