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A Lesson in Positivity

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ok so i just learned a valuable lesson - all by myself.

Positivity may not always be there, but to make and keep our lives positive, sometimes we have to look for and find that positivity ourselves. It just so happens that negativity is so damn easy to find, that sometimes we have to soldier on and push past the negs to find those good ol' positives!!

I had a busy day at work. Worked late last night. Work is so busy right now... we don't usually get busy until May/June! I was sooo happy to see a new BodyRock workout go up and knew i had it then scheduled for tonight.

I got home from work all "blah" and was kinda like "Nope, i am NOT working out - i am relaxing i'm so so tired!!" so i moaned to the Darling (he really is) and he's like "No you're not, you're getting changed and you're doing your exercise" =) Bless him. That means SO much to me that even if the persuasion isn't working so much, the sweetness pushes me to go get changed into workout clothes.

Anywho's i did the workout. Ouch. It was SO HARD. So so hard, i actually wanted to CRY. It wasn't even that tough on paper but i just couldn't catch my breath... couldn't find the push inside me.

So i finished it and moped around, showered, got all blah. Thought about leaving a blog about how disappointed i am in myself. I read some recent comments on my last blog... people being so... awesome to me. I decided against posting a negative blog - once again i am lifted by my fantastic Spark Friends. You guys are encouraging me and egging me on - i don't need to come here and moan about myself!

That's when it struck me!! Ok i did poo at the workout and knew deep down i could do better. What's the positive? I DID the workout. THAT'S the positive! I wasn't even gonna try but i DID, i was gonna be lazy and do NOTHING but no, i atleast had a go and i elevated my metabolism.

So, things could be worse. emoticon

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SPACELION 3/16/2011 6:31PM

    Woooooooooo way to go! :D

Your husbando is a complete sweetheart by the by


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CAROLIAN 3/16/2011 9:24AM


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VYVIENN 3/16/2011 8:18AM

    emoticonExactly, chica!! Good for your hubby for kicking you in the right direction, and good for you for getting it done! Now, where is this "egg"-moticon when you need it... emoticon

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BAZNCAZ 3/16/2011 1:31AM

    Body (ROCK - ON ) STEPH!. emoticon emoticon

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KRIS4CRAIG 3/15/2011 4:33PM

    Nice job! It's those blah workouts that remind me this is a lifestyle! And you're right... you did it! Good for you!

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DAVEYSHADOW 3/15/2011 4:27PM

    emoticon on doing that workout!

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MAYBELLE06 3/15/2011 4:14PM

    You so got it Steph!
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Chef Steph

Monday, March 14, 2011

I just made restaurant-quality Thai red curry chicken. YUMS. It was a little spicy too but we could handle it! I forgot to take a pic too but meh it just looked like thai curry looks lol... i skipped the rice and just had a slice of bread with it. Damn good, if i don't say so myself!!

I'm on a second rest day now, as my motivations to workout seem to run low when bodyrock.tv isn't updated! I'm not blaming them or anything, everyone deserves a break... but i thinks there's a new workout going up tonight so back to it tomorrow woo!

Just on my second glass of red wine (how naughty, on a school night!!) but i'm still within my calorie range for the day. Don't know whether i'll have some ice cream. I fancy some ice cream. LOL.

Random bit of TMI - I haven't shaved my legs since last Monday, as i'm planning to wax them myself before we go NEXT WEEK. Hah, i really hope that goes well. Although this makes for hairy workouts this week in my shorts! And next week infact!

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SUGARSMOM2 3/15/2011 1:25PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonthat sounds just dreamy . or perhaps i should say yummy . makes me hungry ..

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FITJEANS 3/15/2011 1:00PM

    mmmm...... yummy steph. Go chef steph. whats for dinner tonite. Im about to post some pics of lastnites dinner too.

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CAROLIAN 3/15/2011 11:06AM


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HEEEYBOOBOO 3/15/2011 10:26AM

  YUMMMM I fancy some curry and ice cream too! THANKS for the distraction! LOL

On a more serious note - thanks for your comment on my page and for being a great example. You really are doing amazing with BodyRock. I didn't do anything last night when I originally planned to run + BR. I wasn't beating myself up about it - but I did feel unaccountable about not BodyRocking. And that's a great thing!!

I just wanted to say thanks for always being the go-getter and not leaving anyone else behind!!

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SULFABABY 3/15/2011 9:42AM

    Saw your comment on another user's blog and wanted to stop by to say congratulations on your success. :) Your dinner sounds delish. Rock on with your hairy legs. :) LOL

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VYVIENN 3/15/2011 3:53AM

    Wowser! Home waxing! Tried that a couple of times, but if wax must be, I'd rather have someone else inflict the pain, lol!

Isn't that just typical; if a dish really turns out great, that's when the camera is nowhere in sight! Sounds extremely yummy, though, I love Thai food. emoticon emoticon

You'll be thrilled to see the new circuit Zuzana posted. I'm scared already. Well, I do have the excuse of not owning any of the equipment she uses, hahaha!!!! But next week... all excuses are over, and the gloves come off!

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BAZNCAZ 3/15/2011 1:47AM

    Love Thai Green Curry.
Love Ice Cream.
Love Watching Wine Go Down The Sink ((HORRIBLE STUFF))
And as for shaving my legs it is somthing that I do not do.Just can not find the time HA HA HA.

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-POOKIE- 3/14/2011 6:00PM

    I love thai green curry, but my boyfriend is vegetarian so we have to be so careful with the pastes as so much thai stuff has fish sauce.

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 3/14/2011 5:13PM

    Love your atttitude! Enjoy!

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MAYBELLE06 3/14/2011 5:10PM

    Too funny! A bodyrockin' sasquatch!!! I love your easygoing but on track attitude, that's what makes you successful.

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Total Burnout!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Feels good!!

I didn't get up early before work for a work out this morning... I'm thinking i should keep these ideas to myself in future (i told.. someone? lol) because i seem to follow through with my plans when only i know about them. :s

I got home and did The Only Girl BodyRock workout... then had some rest for a while and decided whilst i'm in the mood i'd do yesterday's challenge too (which is really scheduled as today's for me)... which was 10 minutes of maximum effort and reps of 'breakdance knee tuck's' - well holy heck, THIS was BURNOUT time for me. Very good though, i was working every muscle in my body and putting full effort, and just as i was getting to what i knew were the final few i could even manage, the timer went off!

I'm just feeling all loved up with SPARKPEOPLE today and it's brilliance... and of course, the Spark... PEOPLE! =D

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HEEEYBOOBOO 3/13/2011 4:40PM

  You are awesome lady!! SP needs to create a BodyRock trophy - cos that's what you deserve!! emoticon

You were asking if I was sore from the Only Girl workout.... um NOPE! I was STILL sore (for a three full days) from doing the Set Fire workout - LOL.

I haven't even THOUGHT about Bodyrocking for a while. But I will try the Only Girl workout tomorrow evening.

You've convinced me - hehe

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BAZNCAZ 3/12/2011 11:30PM

    I am falling asleep thinking about it. Ha Ha Ha . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPACELION 3/12/2011 10:38PM

    Haha I have nooo idea what that is but it sounds like PAIN!

Nice one girly, looks like you're kicking arse :D


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SWEETLIPS 3/12/2011 7:42PM

    Um Steph what are breakdance knee tucks - I see why you got that 90 gone, work it Steph!!

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TACONES 3/12/2011 6:20PM

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JOANNA202 3/12/2011 3:59PM

    I completely know what you mean about following through with plans when only you know about them. I'm the same, though it doesn't make any logical sense! Sparkpeople is definitely a brilliant help though!

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VYVIENN 3/12/2011 3:12PM

    Oooh! Aaaah! I'm getting sore just thinking about it!! emoticon

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Take THAT Jelly Belly!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Just a quick check in!!

TOM turned up today.... which would support the jelly belly and crappy feeling yesterday teamed with indulgent eating. Oh the pain.

BodyRock.tv had been updated when i checked the site first thing this morning! I had a party! (by myself! ;) )

Great eating, lots of protein (yummy fishhh) got home and did level 2 of the Shred again. Pushed through the stupid squat thrusts for longer than last night. Managed most of it with less stops than i've needed. THENNN i killed my body with today's BodyRock! Woo! Oh yes... Thought i was going to die. But pushed through and felt like a true Rocker!! *big grins*

So take that jelly belly! TOM is not gunna have any effect in giving me excuses. Looking forward to tomorrow's workout! =D

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CAROLIAN 3/12/2011 3:07PM

    Good for you keep on going youre doing well emoticon

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GLOMER 3/10/2011 12:26PM

    WTG emoticon

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HEEEYBOOBOO 3/9/2011 6:09PM

  Own it, girl!! emoticon

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MAYBELLE06 3/9/2011 5:06PM

    Wholla lady you are untouchable! emoticon

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4EVERFIT011 3/9/2011 4:34PM

    emoticon How awesome that you pushed through a tough workout while not feeling that great. You are a Rock Star!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 3/9/2011 4:35:07 PM

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VYVIENN 3/9/2011 3:28PM

    This is an awesome blog post! TOM usually sneaks up on me too, that little commie bastard; one drawback of getting fitter: lack of announcement pains... emoticon

Good for you for taking charge! Man, the more you write about the bodyrock workouts, the more I'm jonesing to try those!!

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-POOKIE- 3/9/2011 2:44PM

    emoticon yay!

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A 'Baby Burn'

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

I'm a little frustrated with myself.
Only a little.... !

Here's why.: I had a rest day Friday. Coolies. I had double workouts Saturday. Very coolies. I had rest days Sunday and Monday. Coolies. I... indulged both Sunday AND Monday on the food front. There's no problem, i weighed yesterday and i'm a pound down. I think it's just the psycho-blah-di-thing inside my head what crappy foods do to your mind and your... motivation/confidence/blah.

I was a liiiiiiiiiittle bloated today and felt all fat. Belly blobby fat. For one second i thought i felt a double chin mysteriously appear. Ok we all have a double chin when we pull our faces right back into our necks... and i have mostly gotten rid of my double chin (score!) but i just felt bloated and blah.

I got home and did Level 2 of the Shred, again. Hard work. Hard hard work. I was gonna BodyRock afterwards one of the workouts i missed (550 rep fat massacre) buuuuuut the shred took it out of me, i showered quick and now i'm here. Therefore tonight wasn't a huge burn, just a baby burn.

I've gotten the ball rolling again anyway by working out tonight. Tomorrow i'll be able to put my heart into it. I'm frustrated too that the workouts haven't been updated on time last week but what can ya do, i'm sort of hoping they're not updated tomorrow too so i have no excuse to do the 550 reps!

Just checking in !

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GLOMER 3/9/2011 8:15PM

    Keep going and you know you are going to get where you want to be!

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DAVEYSHADOW 3/8/2011 3:17PM

    A burn is a burn! Back to it tomorrow, I am on a rest day tomorrow re exercise, I am popping in to my boss with a few bits in the afternoon, see how is!

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SPACELION 3/8/2011 2:48PM

    Hahaha I completely understand the phantom double-chin disappearing-reappearing act! Sometimes I feel like I've barely got one anymore then one day I go to touch it (as you do?) and I'm like oh god no It's back and it's massive :(.. It sounds funny but it's not ha.

I know what you mean though, sometimes you just have days where you feel like you're a big fat beastly mess and it can be after just eating a piece of white bread for me to trigger it. It's lame.

Oh and well done for getting your workouts in :D I haven't shredded in agesss I need to do it again somewhen. I've only done level one though :P


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CAROLIAN 3/8/2011 2:14PM

    emoticon well done lol carol

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