Monday, January 17, 2011
I pushed for the torture tonight!
I am whacked. Didn't get home til late after work, did some shopping and then worked my butt off for my workout. A different 45 min cardio (switch it up, trick the muscles) and then some real torture for the upper body and abs. I've never been so challenged to finish my reps and i really feel like I've achieved something by pushing harder than normal.
Dinner was really tasty, i had some ham, with picalilli, beetroot, lots and lots of steamed cabbage and two baby potatoes. It was yummo!! My last snack of the day is going to be some coconut milk and a tablespoon of peanut butter... thanks for putting me onto that everyone i love it hehe!!
I have 90 of my planned 300 pushups in for the week. An ok start, but i expected more, i seriously could not handle anymore tonight though... a rest tomorrow probably on the pushups and back to them Wednesday.... Think i tired myself out throwing almost 200 in 2 nights LOL. It's all about pushing!! ;)
I have pics to post but i'll do that tomorrow, i'm tired!
KEEP SPARKING BRIGHT SPARK FRIENDS! =D x
Sunday, January 16, 2011
We already know this is true... it really does pay off. I focused this week... focused hard on my food intake and i worked my butt off and sweated A LOT. I felt i had to, because of my disappointment last week.
I lost 4lbs on this weeks weigh in. Well wow, i gotta say, i am MEGA pleased with this, indeed. That's exactly how my smile is right now, haha.
I also joined a new team called the Torture Chamber this week. It's all about pushing yourself to your limits and clocking up those fitness minutes. It's gonna be good for me, i know it.
I bought a bikini this weekend on sale... a real bargain. It's a string bikini!!! Scary stuff... ahah well i took a photo and i want some honest opinions about it from my good friends here... i need the honesty!!
Sooooooo i had a hella good workout this morning, a nice little day looking around antique shops with my Mum, Sister & Neice and now i am chilling out waiting for my chicken roast dinner from my ever-supporting Hubby... and maybe having a glass of wine too!
Happy Days !
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Feeling GREAT. Just wanted to blog my discovery. Had a mega cardio dvd workout with my girl Deanne Berry. I am loving the music each time i do it and the more you do it, the more you get the moves you're doing, remember it and get to LISTEN to the music while you're kicking butt.... get into your groove and get SEXY and feel damn GOOD!
Well, there's a part that i wasn't keen on... what i skip quite often as it's slower and i felt i didn't benefit much for it, i'd rather be doing the hi-impact stuff keeping my feet off the ground. BUT, tonight i wanted to keep going and keep my heart and soul in my workout. I got to the SALSA dancing part, we cha cha cha and move our hips all sexy (i'm no good at sexy!) and all that jazz! WELL tonight i put some extra effort in, and i'm getting the hang of it a little bit more. I swayed my hips and went with the music. You know what? After a while i started to get a STITCH!!! I was working my waist/hips/abs hard moving them more than i ever do and i actually felt the work coming out, woohoo!
Now i feel good and i really feel i've worked my waist/belly some goods! Maybe i won't skip the salsa section anymore... hehe.
I can think of a phrase or quote to use for this.... (although my choice of words are never as good as the actual saying!)
Energy in = How good the result....
Put in every effort you have and your results will REWARD you in the best way possible.
So let's CHA CHA CHA .... sweat it out and KEEP MOVING, yahooooo!
P.S. I would not be able to be in this frame of mind and work as hard as i am without the fantastic people here at Spark People... to all my good friends here who support and encourage me EVERY SINGLE DAY... I thank you - from the bottom of my heart, thank you for PUSHING me to my limits, keeping me in line and encouraging me the whole way!! xxxxx
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
What do you do when you've had dinner and you're still very much under your nutritional goals for calories?
I'm just curious. Sometimes i feel bad and think ack, i should have a snack before bed to bring it up. Other times i must admit, i am pleased that it's low and i'll make sure i don't eat another bite of anything!
I've had a really productive and busy day at work - which makes me feel good and my arms have been feeling last nights weights! I've loved the feeling though because i know i've pushed myself and those reps i managed to finish have helped me progress!
I am resting on the workout front because i figure my body is asking for some healing time. Then tomorrow there will be a good workout! I feel ok about being low on my goals since i'm not working out tonight, the way i see it is i don't need the extra energy...
Monday, January 10, 2011
Oh yes Monday has gone swimmingly - i'm very pleased indeed.
My small loss was in the back on my mind and dragging me down a bit, but i've held my head high and thought i will push and MAKE this week another damn good one! I've ate good, i was tired coming home thought and was thinking of resting tonight...
Nopes =D DH asked me today "Are you exercising tonight?" I asked why and he said "because i like watching you" hehe so that was all the encouragement i needed! It was only a short 20min cardio but it was something and i had a big time upper body strength session afterwards (and i mean big time!), and i am feeling GOOD!...
Let's go let's go!
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