Thursday, May 31, 2012
Weight goal: Lose a kilo. That seems achievable and would bring me to 78.6kg.
I lost 1.1kg! I now weigh 78.5kg and have lost 8.8kg total.
(American friends: Lost 2.5lb this month. Now weigh 173lb. Total 19.4lb)
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!
I didn't track much, maybe once a fortnight. I definitely ate more fruit and veg this month, and my eating was generally better.
Water: I drink heaps of water, this one is fine!.
Exercise: Run my first 5k!
I did it!! 42m04s.
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!
I am rocking my weights program. And, as a bonus, it only takes me 25-30minutes including the warm up! Lower reps = less time.
Weight goal: Get to the 10kg lost mark. That would require me to lose 1.2kg, which is doable. It would put me at 77.3kg.
Nutrition: Keep on, keeping on! I guess what I am doing is working, so why mess with success?
Water: I need to make sure I keep my fluid intake up during these colder months. Herbal tea is helping with this, and it gives me something warm to hold on to.
Exercise: Keep up with my current routine, which is 2 days boxing, 3 days weights and 1 run if I feel like it. Again, why mess with success? My boxing class is different every week, and my weights program changes every 6 weeks, so my body won't get used to anything.
5 month progress pic
Side by side
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I was at boxing (double class, because I'm hardcore) and there was an exercise where you had to do 50 punches and the push the pad holder to the other side of the room. I was partnered with the instructor. I pushed him across the room fairly easily and after the 4th one he said to me "When did you get so strong?!"
Yep, pretty much made my day!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I really didn't want to go to the gym tonight. Like, seriously. I told myself that if I went I could skip the walking lunges (ick) and sub in something else that I like better. That worked. No point skipping a whole workout just because I didn't want to do walking lunges.
I have discovered a new favourite dessert! And it is healthy too. Cocoa granola clusters (these have LESS sugar than the non cocoa kinds...!) with greek yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup. I've even had it for breakfast along with a piece of fruit, but it is a bit more sugar than I like in the morning, so I mainly save it for a dessert treat.
I have purchased little 50 calorie packs of baked chips and rice crackers to keep in my desk. Sometimes I really need an extra snack, especially if I am working late, and I find myself thinking of drive thrus and chocolate bars because I am hungry. This should be a good solution, as long as I keep them for emergencies and not for general snacking.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
I may be making excuses, but I think my workout plans were doomed from the start. Maybe the universe is telling me to rest.
I'm tired, physically and emotionally. My boyfriend told me last night that he is going to university next year, so I am left trying to work out how to buy, and pay off, a house on 1 full time and 1 part time income. I earn too much for him to be entitled to any government assistance, and I am not putting off buying a house for 4+ years. No point paying someone elses mortgage! It is all a bit stressful, and I'm not good with having my life plans change. I want to buy a house, and travel, but I am looking at not being able to travel until I am in my 30's! As someone who loves travel and wants to see the world, this is upsetting and scary.
Also, my boyfriend has already been to uni. He mucked around and wasted his time and ended up flunking out. I don't think he has the work ethic to handle uni, and I am worried that he will just waste more time and money, but this time it will be our money. He was lucky enough to have his parents fund his 2 wasted years, and I doubt they will be interested in helping out this time (not that they should, but it would have been nice if he look his first opportunity seriously). So I am facing more debt, more time wasted waiting for someone to finish uni... I have just done all this! I am ready to start my life, not waste another 4 years waiting for Russell to finish a degree and a postgraduate diploma for him to do the EXACT SAME JOB that he is doing now.
Anyways, I am frustrated, and worried and tired, and I have no idea how to handle this information. I am seriously considering just calling it quits. Honestly. I could sell my engagement ring and wedding ring, pay off some debt, save up some money and go traveling next year. I would be alone, but at least I would be happy. Because right now I am miserable.
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