Monday, July 02, 2012
Could also be named: The spinning class that almost wasn't.
I got to the spinning class with 5 minutes to spare. I jumped on a bike and started to warm up, since it had been a while. 9am came and went and no one else was there. The instructor (who is also my trainer) said sometimes the ladies are a little late, but if no one else turned up in the next 10 minutes he would have to cancel the class. 10 minutes came and went, so I got off the bike and was cleaning it down. Then 2 women walked in and said they wanted to join the class. My workout was saved! *Just as a note, attendance is usually higher, but since it is school holidays the numbers have dropped. The class is usually full of SAHM's who drop off their kids and come straight to the gym*
The class was fast and fun, with heaps of jumps and sprints to break things up. I was sweating like a pig, though. The other 2 ladies looked great, and I looked like I was dying. The 45 minutes went quickly enough, and I thought I could probably do it again, so I have signed up for the Thursday morning class.
I did discover that some of my students go to the school holiday program run by the gym. I was walking out of my class and heard "Hi Miss Bubble!" Spotted!
Sunday, July 01, 2012
I have done this program 3 times now, and I really like it.
Swiss ball chest press - 9kg dumbbells
I like this one because it works my arms, shoulders AND my legs and core, because I have to stabilise myself on the ball.
I super set the SB chest press with these Swiss ball roll outs
Dumbbell head to toe - 3kg
These suck. I have no co-ordination, no balance. I am getting better, but they are tough!
Smith machine pull ups
Dumbbell curls and overheads - 5kg
Bench barbell butt blaster - 10kg
I think my trainer made this up, because I couldn't find a picture. Basically I have my shoulders on a bench, and I hold myself in a bridge position with a barbell resting on my hips. Then I lower my butt to the floor, and then back again. I look so stupid, but I can feel it working.
Deadlifts - 25kg
Swiss ball lying leg lift
So, that is my new program! I like that I only need a bench for one move, so I don't have to wait for benches when the gym is busy.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Last night, despite the freezing cold (about 5C) I wore a dress that came ABOVE MY KNEES, without tights, for the first time in... ummm? Ever? Maybe? I actually can't recall the last time I felt confident enough to show that much of my legs.
I'm sexy and I know it....
Also, I ate way too much (duck is amazing, and a very under rated meat. The chocolate tart was huge and I ate it all. Etc)
*Sorry about the blurry photo. My boyfriend is on medication that makes him shake, and this was the best he could do*
Friday, June 29, 2012
Well, June was a mess. I spent 2 weeks in bed, sick with an awful cold. This meant no exercise and I could feel myself getting fatter as I sat there. I tracked more often to make sure I was staying within my calories in the hopes that I wouldn't gain. My only hope for this month was to maintain my loss and get back on track as soon as possible.
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.
Luckily for me I had a loss before I got sick, and after some fluctuations I managed to maintain that loss. Once I got my eating under control and stopped eating like I was still working out I managed to lose another 600g. That put me at 77.2kg and 1.3kg lost for the month. Gotta be happy with that!
Nutrition: Keep on, keeping on! I guess what I am doing is working, so why mess with success?
I had to start tracking once I got sick. Not being able to exercise meant that I wasn't able to eat as much as I was used to, so I started tracking to make sure I wasn't over eating. I staying towards the lower end of my range most of the time, and this worked for me.
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.
Being sick = more water than ever. I even started drinking 1/2 a glass of OJ a day to help keep me hydrated and for the vitamin C. Oh, and ice blocks for my sore throat. They totally count towards fluid intake!
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.
Obviously my illness meant missing out on a lot of exercise. I am a master cat snuggler now, can that count?
6 month progress pic (10kg lost)
Weight goal: Lose 900g. That will take me to 76.3kg and 11kg lost. I think this is manageable, especially since the first 2 weeks of the month are holidays, so I have plenty of time to exercise and eat right.
Nutrition: Try to track 1 weekday and 1 weekend day a week. Keep up the fruit and veggies, especially on the weekend!
Exercise: Get back to my routine, which is 2 days boxing, 3 days weights and 1 run if I feel like it. I want to move every day of the holidays, even if it is just a walk.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
...Until I am on school holidays for 2 whole weeks! Yippee! I love my job, but I love the break, too. Not that it is all relaxing and reading; I have heaps of planning to do, and I need to get my BT folder up to date because I have really been slacking.
I haven't got a lot planned for the holidays. I do plan on working out everyday, even if it is only 10 minutes. Since I have spare time it make sense to kick it up a notch. I have also booked myself in for a massage next Wednesday, which I feel I have really earned. Can't wait to have all my cares melt away.
In sparking news, I have just had 2 rest days...IN A ROW! Yeah worked too late for my Wednesday boxing class and today is my usual rest day so I just went with it. Strength training tomorrow, with my new weights program. AND I had Chinese food for dinner. Luckily for me, I have this weird tradition where I lose 300g the day after eating Chinese food. Lets hope the tradition continues so I can have a big loss this month!
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