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Momentum

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I feel a lot of a healthy lifestyle is down to momentum. Getting it going and then KEEPING it going. Often, it's the momentum i struggle with.

I have to challenge myself with momentum. Push that heavy ball and get it rolling, and then the challenge is to KEEP it rolling. I've done it before - i bloody know i can do it.

THEN PROVE IT, STEPH!!!

Today went well, quickfired during my day, ate well, and BodyRocked with skipping to finish. Yay! Rollin' rollin' rollin', keep those doggies rollin'!

  
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DAVEYSHADOW 5/13/2011 3:35AM

    Very true, bet the momentum and the habit's going and just keep them coming emoticon

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VYVIENN 5/13/2011 1:50AM

    emoticon emoticonKeep it up, chica! I rely on your awesome workouts to shame me into getting my ass in gear, hahaha!

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NEWMAC2011 5/12/2011 10:47PM

    That's so true! It's really important to keep it going once you've started. That's something I've struggled with too. You're body rocking it good!!

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MAYBELLE06 5/12/2011 6:10PM

    Hells yah you can do it! Kept my ball rollin today too;)

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Ffffsss!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Grrrr!!!

I slacked. Big time. WHYYYYY???
My Sunday was frickin BRILLIANT. It couldn't have been any better. Monday Tuesday? Couldn't have been WORSE!! I hate this so much because i progress so far and eat major clean and push my body hard and it is in the zone to be changing and toning up and changing for the better.... to what i want to be and then BAM... i go and REVERSE the whole flipping process.

*Frustration*

So i'm just gonna type what i've done.
Monday - no exercise. No Quickfiring either. Breakfast and lunch - great. I shopped Monday night and decided to have a little treat - a pizza. I should have exercised before dinner though, to atleast have a little defence from the pizza cals. Ok, so Monday wasn't too bad - IF Tuesday didn't happen.
Tuesday. Zero exercise or QFs. I do not want to use this part as an excuse and i am NOT using it as an excuse, but Monday night i found out a good old friend of mines grandparent died. I was very close to her, and was like another grand daughter growing up. It shook me up. I didn't sleep, and i spent the day under a cloud. I was so tired at the end of work. Again, that's not my excuse, i knew that if i just got changed and pushed for my workout i'd feel better. What did i do? Napped instead. THEN got up and ordered a burger with some more junk food.
Bad bad bad.
Oh and i had chippie chips for lunch too, just because they were there.

Ffs! Today i have been ok eating wise. I feel a little better as i've worked out now. Just annoyed with myself. Annoyed that this is what i'm doing lately, it's like a week on and a week off.

Now i've let off some steam - i need to act upon it. Sometimes i even forget HOW to eat healthy, WHAT to eat that's healthy. Such an idiot sometimes.

  
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CAROLIAN 5/15/2011 7:00AM

    Don't freak out about it tomorrow is another day lol emoticon

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PENFOLDROCKS 5/12/2011 4:49AM

    Tomorrow (or today!)'s another day. The hardest thing is not staying under the cloud and thinking "I might as well do bad today too".
Just leave the bad days behind and move on up.
Oh - and I saw on Heather's page that it's your lady week (and that really makes me eat rubbish and lots of it) - and hers, and MINE and I read someone else on Bodyrock too. Mine was 2 weeks late, which makes me wonder if there's some strange bodyrock hormone demon at work!!

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VYVIENN 5/12/2011 1:22AM

    Under different circumstances, I might be tempted to scold you a little, but I don't have to at all. Because I've seen all the incredible work you've done to this point, and I know that you know how to recover from these little bumps in the road, and I'm not worried. emoticon
You'll be up and sweating it out with the best of them again soon!! Hope you enjoyed your munchies, they all sound yummy (incidentally, I LOVE your chips. Nomnomnomnom... )

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DAVEYSHADOW 5/11/2011 4:14PM

    emoticon life throws things at us sometimes. Don't beat yourself up too much. Start tomorrow afresh!

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Fruit Smoothie

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Pleased with myself today haha and my smoothie went so so well wooohoo! I think i shall carry on with these and have them for breakfast for a while!
Here's a little snippet of my smoothie...

I wish i could share the taste haha!
So i put a banana in it, a kiwi, some cherries, my protein powder, a tbsp of coconut oil and topped it with milk. Tasted verrrry good! =)

I cleaned my house for hours this morning which made me feel great - and it so needed it. I went shopping for a roast dinner for tonight, got home and prepared (i never usually prepare/cook the roast, DH does that!) then i chilled for a little while and had a cardio dance workout i haven't done for months. Felt great!

Oh and i weighed in and i'm down just over 3lbs so i'm way happy with that and i'm keeping it off!

Happy Sunday people! And Happy Mother's day to the US Mamma's!

  
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GLOMER 5/9/2011 6:28PM

    Down 3 pounds and enjoying the food too - way to go!

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MAYBELLE06 5/9/2011 1:31PM

    Awesome day girlie...3lbs down!!!!

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VYVIENN 5/9/2011 6:10AM

    Mmmmh, smoothies... I think it may be about time to really work that ol' blender. It's been spending way too much time in the cubby...

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ALESHABEE 5/8/2011 7:27PM

    Girl you totally ROCK!!! 3lbs down....I told ya that honeymoon weight was gonna melt off, lol. That smoothie looks so yummy. I think the first fruit I'm gonna eat post comp is a banana. Haven't had one in months, haha. I love smoothies too...try adding a little PB and oatmeal, that way you get your complex carbs and healthy fats too :-)

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BAZNCAZ 5/8/2011 2:53PM

    I agree with -POOKIE-.

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-POOKIE- 5/8/2011 1:35PM

    Looks yummy!

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Double Dosage

Saturday, May 07, 2011

I feel great today, really great.

I think part of it has to do with BodyRocking for 6 days this past week. I was pretty much burnt out Friday so i decided last minute to take it as a rest day. I felt a bit crappy about that because i had takeaway with the hubby and ate quite a bit of kebab meat. Nasty i know but i just love it, lol. Anywho's i feel i reversed that and got up early this morning. I did Friday's BodyRock workout, then did a short 4 min intense skip afterwards. I was jumping around my house feeling wonderful. Had my protein and went out for the day with some family.

I've eaten well today and overdosed on tomatoes - LOL. We went to some farm shops so i bought tomatoes to snack on, yummy idea me thinks! We walked along the beach and i ran around with my niece, burning some extra cals and just making myself feel even better!

Not long home so i did the next BR workout - just 6 minutes long. I should have maybe repeated it or skipped afterwards, but i used it as just a top up really, and mainly because i pushed hard and then didn't have anything left in me to do anything else but shower LOL.

I bought lots of fresh fruits today too so i think i'll have a post-workout smoothie in the morning with my hand blender. Although ill have to find the blender first LOL. I'm gonna go make a nice dinner to finish off my day. I feel so full of life and health right now, bodyrocking seriously pays off if you just stick at it and keep your chin up, yahoo!

OH and one more thing. I have a family party coming up at the end of the month, and my Mum and Sis were out shopping yesterday. I work like 24/7(not literally but almost:P) and they picked me up a slinky dress they thought would be perfect. Mum loves picking up sexy/slinky stuff for me now i've lost weight, LOL bless her. So i tried the dress on last night and it's a clingy one that i'd never ever pick but ya know what? I felt amazing in it! In a UK size 12 and it's COMFORTABLE! Seriously i could not believe it. I can't wait to wear it and i shall take a picture, i'm so excited already!!! The party is a black and white party too so i'm hopefully gonna be a little crazy and hire a WHITE suit for the hubby hahaha.

Ciao bellos!

  
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LIOCORO 5/9/2011 6:28AM

    Your blog is just full with the energy you are describing ... love it! Glad to hear that everything went so fine and that dress sounds amazing! :) emoticon

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VYVIENN 5/9/2011 6:08AM

    Yay, a slinky white dress!! How very neat! It sure feels awesome to realize that now you can WEAR that stuff you wouldn't have dared look at twice before! emoticon emoticon

I'm thinking if you had nothing left after those six minutes, you DEFINITELY did it right, lol!!!

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PENFOLDROCKS 5/9/2011 5:38AM

    You're definitely back on track - welcome again! x

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SPACELION 5/8/2011 6:07AM

    Oooooh pictures! :D

I need to try out this bodyrocking (once I've finished the 30 day slimdown maybe?) - I've heard so many good things about it and the chick Zuzana is ridiculously ripped and very good visual motivation if anything!

xx

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NEWMAC2011 5/7/2011 11:52PM

    There's nothing like exercise to get us feeling energized and excited. You're doing so great!

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BABEZ007 5/7/2011 10:09PM

    Ok, just have to ask... what is bodyrocking? It sounds weird, lol...

Great job by the way!!

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DAVEYSHADOW 5/7/2011 6:14PM

    emoticon looking forward to the the pictures of the two of you dressed up. Sounds like you had a great day!

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MAYBELLE06 5/7/2011 3:25PM

    I feel your energy...it's like oozing out of you:) Wonderful week girl, I'm proud of you!
And I can't wait to see pics of you in that dress, oh la la! Keep it up you're super!

Did the 6 min w/o this morn and it was a killer, threw in 14 min of skipping to bring me up to 20min then did a 30 min run so pretty good Saturday here too.

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-POOKIE- 5/7/2011 2:46PM

    I love how happy you sounds in this blog!
And yes! You have to share pictures!


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Reminders

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

I have to keep reminding myself lately... Um HELLO Steph, do you want this or not? What the heck are you doing?

I want the body. THE body. Hah, i just mean a body. My body, that i can be proud of my hard work and stand tall. Don't get me wrong - i am very proud of how far i've come of course. Now i want better. I want what i wanted back when i was 15 - when i was athletic. I want the athletic body that makes people think "oh yeah she's definitely into her sports/physically active/athletic". I want the physical activity to show.

I'm waffling now - sorry.

I had a really up week, week before last, then a down week, and now i'm back to up. I am inwardly challenging myself to stop and make the right decision. I so wanted pizza on my way home tonight. I wanted to skip the dreaded-burpee workout and eat pizza. I got home and changed and then smiled to myself while i was doing my laces - inner 'Brutus' said to me "You still haven't started, you can still skip it and order a yummy pizza"... So i smiled bigger and laughed at myself. "Nah, i'm there, i'm almost started" LET'S GO!!

On my 3rd day of protein supplement. Think it's too early to notice difference. Was gonna start coconut oil last night but couldn't open the jar and didn't really want the calories. LOL @ not being strong enough to open the jar! Wonder if Zuzana will post any jar opening workouts on BodyRock - hehe!

I go on wayyy too much!

  
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ALESHABEE 5/5/2011 8:13AM

    Yeah...cheers to you for escaping that pizza!! It can be hard but it must be done and YOU DID IT!!! I'm so proud of you girl. You want that body and you will have it because you are working for it. I have sooooooo much respect for you doing BodyRock. I'm not gonna lie...she scares me, lol. I'm not sure I would survive her workouts, hahaha.

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PENFOLDROCKS 5/4/2011 5:31PM

    Well done lovely - stick with it. It's just a case of getting back into the routine again - honest! It'll get easier every day.

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NEWNAC304 5/4/2011 4:37PM

    Great job of sticking to your guns and working out instead of pizza. I hate burpees and I'm sure I would have given in to the pizza. Way to go!

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DAVEYSHADOW 5/4/2011 4:19PM

    emoticon on saying no to your inner pizza monster and letting the inner exercise monster win!

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MAYBELLE06 5/4/2011 4:04PM

    Good girl! No to pizza and yes to burpees...know how many people would have done that opposite but not Steph she's a strong, determined girl on her way to a smokin' bod:)
Ya it's kinda hard to incorporate the coconut oil into your calories at first but it gets easier, alot of the people on the coconut team don't even count the calories but I don't have that much faith.

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-POOKIE- 5/4/2011 4:00PM

    *laughs* yeah, not being able to open the coconut oil is pretty amusing.



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VYVIENN 5/4/2011 3:53PM

    Yup, it's the crossover super burpee workout! Drop down, do a one-arm pushup while you toss the jar between your legs with the other as you come up, then do an oblique twist to open the lid, jump in your legs, pick up the jar and toss into the kitchen upon jumping up. I think that's called functional fitness...

I've been doing pretty well on the workouts, but haven't been feeling the love on the diet bit. DH tells me I have to go back to planning meals and cooking, because he wants to lose more. Ok, so here...we...go!!!

C'me on, we can lick this down spell together!!

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