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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How do i start?

I went AWOL for the weekend. Kind of. I've logged in and tracked but not much else. I had a long hard working weekend... so i've just needed to rest at night... running short on sleep and to be fair i've had some real physical labour days... i say hard work at work, but it really did include a lot of fun. I work for my Dad see, and my Dad's hobby is military vehicles. Whilst i'm working he might pull me off one job to help him out with his stuff. My weekend consisted of playing around with his new tank, lifting heavy stuff onto it, learning to drive it, and then on the Sunday, putting it up on it's trailer for travelling. It's the first time we ever attempted to put it on the trailer, and it's not such a simple task. It took a whole day and it really was a workout lifting all the heavy stabilising chains up high and everything. I was gonna maybe post some pics but i only really use this blog for my lifestyle... so i dunno, lol.

The eating has been pretty good, apart from last night. I had a major pig out. Major. It's ok though. I think. I feel worse to myself for not BodyRocking the past 2 updates. So it's 2 workouts i'm behind. I should be able to catch up for when there is no update and i can fill in. I just have to set my mind to it. Sleep has been more important right now. And lounging around...

I'm sorry to my friends who are supporting me so much, with my back and forth stuff... i am trying to be with you, and then i take a step back...and i'm sorry. I think i need a new challenge. Something new and different to get myself pumped and hungry for it. I need to find it.

Back to work!

  
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LIOCORO 5/18/2011 4:38AM

    Nothing bad with feeling/being like that from time to time, we all have times like that. As the others suggested, sometimes something new is just right for getting back into the "groove", though everybody has to find his/her own way to enlighten that fitness spark again ;) For me its sometimes trying "old" things and beating my old records there!
If you feel like you need more sleep, take it, since your body seems to need it! Recovery & stuff :D
Good luck with finding your new challenge!

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GODSBABYGAL 5/17/2011 7:27PM

    com'on boo U got this!!! emoticon

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MAYBELLE06 5/17/2011 12:31PM

    Don't be sorry that's what we're here for...you give more than you take anyway:)
Sleep is numero uno girl so catch up. And please post the pics I would love to see that.
Ya sometimes a new goal or challenge are just what you need to kick you into gear. It's ok to take a break and go easy on yourself too though and sometimes thats just what your body and mind need to re-energize.
Luv ya!

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HEEEYBOOBOO 5/17/2011 8:57AM

  You shouldn't apologize for being in and out. That happens to everyone. We all have family, friends, jobs... y'know lives outside of SP. Taking the energy to focus on our fitness & health goals is hard enough as is. So don't feel guilty!

But your sweet comments and encouraging words are always welcome!

And don't forget that this is a lifelong commitment to your health and well being. I think in the span of a lifetime you just MIGHT have a lapse or two and that's OK!!

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ALESHABEE 5/17/2011 8:30AM

    No need to beat yourself up Steph...just a blimp on the road of life. Dust yourself off and get back on track just like you've done the other 20 million times before this when life gets in the way :-)

And definitely find something new to work on...I know for me it's the only way to stay in track! Browse other people's goal list and see what they are working towards to get ideas, or if there is something you've always wanted to do but never thought you could, now is the time!!

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CAROLIAN 5/17/2011 3:11AM

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MCANTRELL83 5/17/2011 1:54AM

  is there anything that has intrigued you but you've never tried before?

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VYVIENN 5/17/2011 1:53AM

    Getting caught up on BR should be easy this week, as Zuz and Freddie are travelling, anyway. Apparently, they're NOT moving, just moving around... wish I could've afforded that when I was their age. What a great way to see the world!

I'll say that special spark (haha) will zap you soon, and you'll find the inspirational challenge you need to get you fired up again. The creative spirit tends to catch you in the funniest corners... emoticon

P.S. If you'd like to share pics (hint, hint) but don't feel they fit into your blog here, you could do an online album and stick a link into a post. I keep my blogs separate thematically, as well, but sometimes, stuff just wants to be shared...

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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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