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Meet my new gym/ the No-Excuses for sunny days

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

In an attempt to not pay a gym membership, to be time efficient and benefit of outdoors activity, I found a good spot for doing my gym on warm/sunny days.
I ride my bike 10 min away from the office, and get a huge place in the woods ..just for me! It is surrounded with dense bush and surrounded half side with a trail (I can see people but they can't see me !)
There is plenty of space to jump, a log to do push-ups, trees for my TRX and elastic band!
What more ??!!

Mosquitos, a wandering dog...plenty of airplanes (international airport nearby)...but that's OK.

Do you see my bike, the elastic band, the jump rope, the 10kg stone, the old log?

The view I have on the wheat field = gym entrance (no member card needed!)

Here is mid-way ride to my gym : you can see the industries area where I come from (5 min away)_looking East.

This is where I am heading to: the woods in the background _looking West.

Inbetween?? look North and you'll see the vineyard in the background and the location of my standard gym (in next post).
Behind the big mountains in the background = my home (1hr drive to the office)

Do you recognize the place ??

(clue: I am located outside of EU, looking towards another country within EU and close to an international airport)

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

VW_STEPH 8/8/2013 2:04AM

    Wow! Gorgeous!
I couldn't spot your bike, ha!

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ALLIEALLIE2 8/6/2013 5:06PM

    emoticon it!!

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SUE5007 8/6/2013 4:31PM

    Love the new gym, beautiful!

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Calendars: trials and new format

Thursday, August 01, 2013

I had been loving the type of calendar used by people on spark people (sorry guys if I don't remember who started, but it was not me). When I wanted to get into a tracked routine at the end of winter time, I printed free online blank calendar and tried to find a visual, quick and efficient way to track my workouts.
I did print 4 months (april-july),
I still didn't figure out how to best track my results, as in "am I making progress?"

now I prepared a new of calendar that I could refine. Format is basically the same, but folded in 3 and stapled. I need to add a pouch to add motivational photos and mini notebooks.
I have mini notebooks all over my house and my bags (the NO-EXcuse plan)
I tried to categorize my workouts in types and give them colour codes.

Will see end of August how that works.


Progress pics eventually, after 1 year

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I had to gather them from several devices and chose the 2 below. They a bit more than 1 year apart. When I started to workout on 1st Feb 2012, at 4 months post-partum and weighing 73 kg. I lost 10 kg in 2 months, then 5 more kg in 6 months, then 3 kg in 6 months again. I lost another 1ish kg these last I am roughly at 18 in 1 year and probably 20 kg in 18 months.

I am still not where I want to be and it takes some decision to see which plan I want to follow?! An agressive one to progress by stairs as I did so far...or take it steadily (which has a negative impact on motivation though but maybe easier to manage).

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FATHINSN 7/28/2013 11:48PM

    Wow, 20kg in 18 months, that's roughly 1 kg per month!

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K1TT3N 7/28/2013 12:56PM

    looking good ... keep up the good work

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What have I done in a year ?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Can't realize I have been away for so long. Well time issues and other priorities got me away.
BUT I didn't stop working out and working on good lifestyle habits!
I kept losing fat, gaining endurance and strength.

My final goal is not reached yet, but I felt quite good on the beach few weeks ago. Bikini next summer???

Recent activities: / Zgym
My own HIIT improvised workouts based on Zuzka's workout and DailyHiiT. Also still fan of Shaun Hadsall from GetLeanin12...he has awesome videos on youtube.

I'll try to post photos soon ;)

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April (first) calendar summary and May (Xtreme)goals

Friday, May 04, 2012

I gave it a go on coloured calendar. I like synopsis and I added some notes on this one. I started back to work on 16th April (date in red) from maternity leave. My goal was to get back in a standard pant (non-pregnancy pant). I was thrilled to wear jean's again (not skinny one yet but getting there).
Mid-way I realized the exercises for ab rehab (Julie Tupler's technique to close the diastasis recti) were not followed thoroughly and I stopped doing planks, OH NOOO!! it hugely slowed me down (+ getting back to work + glutes/shoulder/hamstrings injuries).

Well, for May I have ordered the ab spling and complete program, since I want that flat tummy I always drooled about.
MY GOALS: get to 60 kg by end of May

So I will follow Joel Marion's Xtreme fatloss diet...intensive!!! beware injuries and fatigue.

Well I had to decide between this and doing the 30 day challenge from Bodyrock. Since there is no strategy behind bodyrock, I will "keep" Bodyrock for maintenance once I reach my fitness goal.
I won't be far away from BR since Joel's XFLD is also about bodyweight, HIIT, strength training.

PS: LWOD: lababla's workout of the day (all my faved moves)
SH:Shaun Hadsall
UCS: Ultimate cardio sequence
SSC: stead state cardio


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