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back on the wagon...

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

It's been quite an intense few months... I left chch and, the quakes and the ex husband and started my new life here in Wellington. I've settled well into work, moved house for the third time since I got here and am now settled in the suburbs with my new partner and a kitten.
I've made a few friends here and it seems that the hardship of the last couple of years is now under the bridge.
During this year I've completed 2 triathlons, a 7km, 10km and a 10.5km fun run. I saw myself get under 100kg for the first time ever yet over the last couple of months I have been slowly falling back into old habits.
Habits of the emotional/binge eating persuasion.
I've been seeing a personal trainer who hasn't been pushing me to my potential and I'm really struggling to stay motivated. I have a 1/2 marathon to complete in September and my focus has really been getting worse and worse.
So, today I had the awkward conversation with my trainer that he's going to be replaced. I've found a personal training gym that focuses only on PT sessions. I have a meeting with one of the trainers there tomorrow morning and it's all of 15 mins walk from my house. So fingers crossed I'm on to something there!

Food... my new partner is chinese and he has very different views on serving sizes, oil and salt. We;ve had a few lengthy discussions about why I don't want to eat as much as he's eating, and he now lets me serve myself rather than him serving me a huge plate of food that look like about 5 servings on 1 plate!
But eating at home isn't so much the problem... it's the sweet stuff during the day at work.

So I'm hoping that getting back into Spark and getting back into blogging will help me with the emotional demons that are encouraging me to scoff all kinds of unnecessary junk.

I started at 138.8kg a couple of years ago. Today I'm 105.7kg. In february I got down to 98.8kg... I can not allow myself to get any further off track. I refuse to go back to how I started.

  
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ROSGETSSERIOUS 6/5/2012 5:28PM

    Welcome back on track. Men don't always understand that we need less food than they do - great idea to serve your own portions.
I love a PT who pushes me - I know myself that I don't workout as hard when I am on my own!! Sad but true! Great that have the courage to move on to find someone who meets your needs. Keep blogging, tracking your food and exercising and soon the 100's will be in your past.
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WENDYJM4 6/5/2012 6:16AM

    glad you have your life back on track. Good luck with all your goals.
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ALBAUGHMO 6/5/2012 3:40AM

  i'm glad to hear you have your life back on track. it sounds like you are working hard. i wish you the best. emoticon emoticon

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can't wait to see double digits!

Monday, January 30, 2012

The exercise has been going really well. 9 intense workouts last week!! I'm getting a good variety of classes, my own thing and i've started seeing a trainer again. I've got 1 month until the 7km fun run.... I still have the odd moment where my food choices are less than ideal but i haven't had any binges in a long long time. She I say less than ideal I mean this morning i bought a muffin and it was amazing. I might have 2 or 3 treats per week.... but I'm averaging 1200-1400 calories per day and I'm burning more than 1000 calories per day through exercise. So I feel I'm justified.
One thing i really do need to curb though is alcohol. I've cut down to only drinking once a week but even then I'll drink a bottle of wine in 1 night. I enjoy drinking and i drink to get tipsy not to get really drunk. But i know it's affecting my weight loss and pretty soon I need to start treating my body as a real temple and focus on preparing my body for the fun run and the triathlons.
Next weekend 2 old friends from dunedin are coming to visit and we will no doubt have more than a few drinks. But that will be it until after the triathlons in mid march. The weekend after the tri my best friend is coming to visit and we will no doubt have a biiiig boozy night out. Once that tri is over... I don't know what my new goal will be. I need to start seriously thinking about it because before I know it we will be coming into winter time here in new Zealand and it gets very cold and very wet. Hardly motivational weather.

  
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ICE-LOLLY 1/31/2012 12:06AM

    Lol the double digits refer to the scales... I'm a kiwi so we measure in kg not pounds...

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BUFFALOKAY 1/30/2012 9:39AM

    You lost me. Are the double digits you are referring to the outside temperature?


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CANDOK1260 1/30/2012 4:53AM

    cold and wet sounds like cleveland, any way good luck on controling the blinging

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The christmas kilos are gone, woohoo!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The extra kilos I gained over Christmas are finally gone, yay! I've been getting up at 530am on weekdays to go to the gym before work then heading to a class after work. To some this probably sounds a little excessive but I really want to be putting my best foot forward in the triathlons I'm competing in. Plus.. the buss from working out in the morning really sets me up for a positive day!
The weekend I only do 1 workout a day and the weekend just gone saw me going to 2 Bikram Yoga classes. Today my muscles are achy and I like it.

Food wise I'm pretty lucky because it's summer here. All the good fruit n vege is fresh, cheap and readily available. I'm also still learning more and mroe about traditional chinese cooking which is creating a focus on nutrient content which is something I've never really paid too much attention to before.

At work we've started a Biggest Loser competition in the office. I'm in a team and I'm really conscious of not letting the team down so I'm doing my best.
I had a couple of big boozy nights recently which have not helped my efforts but have promised myself that I will limit my drinking to 1 night per week and be mindful of the amount I'm drinking.

Tongiht I will go for a swim in the Bay and then walk up Mt Victoria. Later int he week I have a reassessment at the gym which will be interesting.

Have a great week!

  
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BLUE42DOWN 1/16/2012 1:34AM

    Good job!

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enlisting my flatmate

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Now that the holiday season is over and reality has slapped me in the face, it's time to shift my focus away from creating a good balance of social activities and shift it more towards the triathlons I have coming up in march.
My flatmate is doing 1 of them as well and we've both been discussing how we're going to achieve the appropriate level of fitness required to complete them.
The answer? Fitting in morning workouts! So... the rule is, we both need to be out of bed and ready to leave the house between 545 and 6am. If i get up and she's not up I will bang on her door until she's is and vice versa.... and if one of us fails to follow through, the punishment involves a long list of gruelling torturous workout moves.
My morning workout will be mostly circuit based... nothing that requires me to think a whole lot and my evening workouts will be mixture of classes and swimming.
2 months til the first tri...
I'm excited about what I'll putting my body through to get there. I feel like I'm really well prepared and very ready for the next couple of months.
2012 really is my best year yet!

  
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ROSGETSSERIOUS 1/30/2012 6:50AM

    Workouts are always more fun when you have a workout buddy and the time passes more quickly - a great idea as you prep for your tris. Good luck

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OPTIMIST1948 1/9/2012 8:42AM

    That's awesome. I have fantasies of doing Triathalons, but am not at the appropriate level of fitness yet. (yet)
You go girl!

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RUFFESS47 1/8/2012 6:28PM

    Good that you have a buddy to help you on your way

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BLUE42DOWN 1/8/2012 3:04PM

    Very nice to have that back and forth with both of you wanting better things!

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ABETTERBALANCE 1/8/2012 8:47AM

    I think it's great that you have someone to help get you up and going in the mornings with workouts!

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2012 is here!!

Monday, January 02, 2012

What a fabulous start to the year!
New years I celebrated with my friend who was visiting from Auckland. We met a group of guys in town, ended up back at mine for more drinks, then stumbled back out into town again and finally arrived home at 730am still drunk... did this stop me from going to the sunday market to buy fresh fruit n vege? No! I put a jacket on over my red dress and headed to the market. Luckily the walk there was sobering haha.
The guys we met invited my friend and i around for dinner on Sunday night. 2 of the guys are Chinese so they cooked us some traditional Chinese goodies while my friend and i baked a cake n brought that with us.
Last night I went back to one the guys houses and ended up staying there... nothing dodgy, just stayed up talking all night about life in china vs life here in new Zealand. Today I get home to find my flatmates mother wanting to teach me how to make Chinese noodles! I swear my house is like the cooking channel sometimes haha.
So already I've made many new friends this year. I find myself in good company and also find myself being constantly reminded that i am quite a catch. I've never been so confident and proud of my networking efforts!

Today is the last day of my holiday, si the last day of eating and drinking as I please. I have quite a gruelling workout lined up and i have cleared out the fridge, freezer and pantry from any unwanted temptations and replaced them with fresh fruit n vege.
I am in such a great head space at the moment and am craving my routines again!

I had predicted that taking a 2 weeks break would result in a whole lot of bingeing and laziness... when actually my only problem has been alcohol. That has been a problem because I have so many things to celebrate this time of year. But now the celebrations are finishing up and it's back to reality. I feel well rested and am really proud of the person I am becoming.

Every day is still a lot of hard work, but rather than resisting the hard work, I really enjoy watching myself grow as a person and I take a lot of pleasure in comparing myself to just 4 months ago.

Happy 2012 everyone! We're only 3 days in and I'm loving this year already!!

  
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EPHPHY 1/6/2012 3:47AM

    I think a holiday like you've taken at this time of year is really sensible! The alternative of forcing yourself to eat and drink only good healthy stuff could easily lead to intense cravings and potential binges.
That coupled with what you learnt about yourself over the last year I believe will make for a great 2012 for you!

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