Thursday, January 06, 2011
Don't you just love that post-workout feeling? When every part of you is tingling and your muscles feel so ALIVE you can feel them breathing? And your skin is all sensitive, your head is light and high with air and an amazing feeling ... keeping your chin up and your lips smiling. =)
I just wish we could bottle this feeling and then open it up whenever we need that motivational push!... love it when the push isn't needed!!
Dinner was GORGEOUS tonight. Another Spark Meal Planner meal... pork tenderloin topped with cheese (yums) and garlic-spiked broccoli and mushrooms with rosemary - oh my Lordy it was so so good and tasty - MEGA YUMS!!! I would so recommend the brocolli/mushrooms!
I feel so great all round right now, i feel so clean, exercise, especially food - it's all so clean and full of goodness. I just know i am in for a loss on Sunday's weigh in!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
I am very full from dinner. I had another Spark Meal - lime prawns with pepper, tomato and sour cream with cheese on a wholewheat wrap. I didn't think the prawns would go too well with the cheese but it was yummy and i'm verrrry full! Also because i had a pint of water before and during my meal so... i like to drink some haha.
I am really pumped today BUT i have worked out for the past 4 days running... and i could have tonight, i thought of taking advantage of my feeling buuut.... i have taken a rest day, i worked my abs hella hard last night so i think they will be grateful for it.... and save my energy to work extra hard tomorrow night.
Did my "Ultimate workout, Ultimate results" by Nell McAndrew last night, and it really is such a great go-to workout dvd that you can just flip on and just go for it. Take it easy or push to the limit, and the best thing is progress. Starting the dvd i could hardly keep up, having to stop, pause, stop and watch, or just walk instead of run lol, but it's so great after going at it and going at it to be able to keep up, keep in breath and in time and keep up with everybody and Nell. She's such an inspiring woman, ok she's a model but she's damn serious about her fitness, and very admirable.
She is another very strong woman!
So here's to strong women! And a mega hard work out tomorrow night!
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
I'm getting some real enjoyment about my eating and exercising right now. Feeling good about it.
I had two little chocolates in work today when offered, but stayed in control and stuck to two, then tracked them and totally stayed in my nutritional goals, woo!
Trying out some new recipes by using the Spark meal planner. Tonight i had steamed carrots and asparagus, with some soured cream & a teaspoon of mustard, on a bed of brown nutty rice! Nice and different for me and it felt like such a clean meal. I knew i shouldn't have put the full teaspoon of mustard into the cream though - it gets very spicy/bitter for me so i ended up sticking to the dry bits haha!
Planned a 30 minute workout and pushed for 40 mins, so that's always a good thing! Had a little ab blast afterwards so feeling good about that.
My first day back at work 6am - 5pm today, so i'm starting to get tired now, i'll bet it's not so easy to get up in the morning!
I'm challenging myself this week (Thanks to FITJEANS =D) to do 25 situps/crunches before i get into bed, so i'm getting ready to do those shortly. Better than nothing and it'll be nice to have a little challenge to keep me on my game!!
I checked out some inspiring women to me and thought i'd post some pics.... My new workout dvd has this great Aussie presenting it and i think she's great - Deanne Berry...
I love how she's packing some muscle, and her tummy as she's working out stays so still lol... she has great abs!
Talking of great abs, a lady i love and admire, Pink...
Another lady i admire, who is British, is Jenny Falconer....
She is always so fit and in charge of herself...
She does have a very small frame but she is so well toned and does have some muscles. She's always running marathons and raising money for charities. =)
I stumbled across a very strong lady indeed, Ava Cowen. She has abs to die for...
Wowsers much? Really crazy coincidence too - the picture used at one of my favourite Spark Teams "QUICKFIRE" - i love the pic of the ladies abs - and that lady happens to be Ava Cowen!!
Ciao for now, let's keep on ENJOYING ourselves!
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Just wanted to blog while i feel this way.
I know this feeling I have right now and recognise it rather well! This is the feeling of being in the zone again. My body wanting and thriving from being on a healthy lifestyle and exercising lots, feeling so energetic afterwards and feeling GOOD!
Oh yes, 2011 is off to a good start, now i need to sit down with my pen and paper and plan my meals out, like i said, back to basics!! I do need to get on a proper exercise plan and plan it out properly, i shall do that too with my food plan.
Here's to reaching for success!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
I'm ready to start a fresh. I got up this morning and didn't even think, i put on my workout clothes and HAD a workout for the first time in quite a few weeks! I just needed this workout so so much... to make me breath hard, make me sweat, make me feel alive again! I needed to show myself that YES, after the first ten minutes, it DOES feel oh so good! And afterwards? So wonderful and... full of achievement. I'm pleased with myself today. I'm ready to get fit and get this damn JELLY BELLY down!!
First are my pictures from August.
and the front
Now 2011's starting pictures are the progress results from the end of 2010... which wasn't very good. I felt better on those August pics that i do on these very recent ones.. These recent pics were taken after this mornings workout...
side... (they're not great quality :s )
Now, i really want to better myself. I want to better these. I can do better than this!!! I AM better than this. So now i need to push hard and make these photo's better. I want to have the satisfaction of looking at my own progress pictures and saying "WOW!! I did good".
I am getting prepared for the new year now. I am going back to basics with my diet, like i did at the start of Spark People. I have to do this because i have lost touch with my diet and my foods... back to basics.
Exercise is going to be planned too. I am planning different workouts for different nights of the week.
A quote i don't use too often, because i know it is so so true... because it's something i struggle with...
"Failing to Prepare.... Is Preparing To Fail".... Can't get any truer than that.
Now, it is time to prepare, for the new Year, for the New ME.
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