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Day Four - Getting into The Groove!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Feeling much better today. Almost better, just my voice giving it away now being all raspy and stuffs.

Shred level 1 again today. Enjoyed it. I have four days behind me now so i feel like i've got a bit of momentum going.

I meant to say yesterday, i was gonna BodyRock after P90... but i didn't want to overdo it too early, especially with not being fully recovered yet. I could have tonight also, i felt i had the energy, but i've kirbed it for now. I'm missing BodyRock more than i imagined i would... so i think by the time my rest day gets here, it might consist of some rockin'.... or next weeks workouts may have some rockin' added on afterwards. Hope so!

How amazing is Sparkpeople? Every day i come here and i look around, i read about people's daily lives, their goals, their achievements... Spark is such an amazing movement... every now and again it overwhelms me and i just sit back content thinking about how lucky i am to be a part of this and have met (and still meeting!) really wonderful people. Every day i am amazed!

Day Five is P90's sweat then ab ripper. I am SO excited for this now. =D

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DAVEYSHADOW 6/10/2011 6:42AM

    emoticon glad you got your groove going and are being sensible as you recover from your bug.

Have a great weekend!

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ADEWYN 6/9/2011 8:28PM

    I am blessed to have friends like you that care enough to read and post.. thanks from being apart of my life!

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ALESHABEE 6/9/2011 5:51PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Now just keep this momentum going emoticon

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MAYBELLE06 6/9/2011 4:12PM

    emoticonFeelin' good girl, GRRRRREAT!

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PENFOLDROCKS 6/9/2011 3:14PM

    I'm soooooo pleased you're getting back into your groove. Ditto on the SparkPeople love, it's pretty blinking awesome!
Glad you're looking forward to tomorrow
N xx

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VYVIENN 6/9/2011 2:58PM

    Awwww... c'me here, you! emoticon Glad you're getting your sweat on today!

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Day Three - Keepin' it Going!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Today consisted of my voice failing me many many times, making me cough and splutter instead and unable to talk, and in one instance - crying. Not crying crying, but my eyes filling up from coughing and tears rolling down my face.

Wtf is with this flu thing? Grrrrr!!!!

I pondered only a very short amount of time as to whether i would carry out day 3 of my challenge because of not being well AND having some major muscle soreness..... but AH-HA! I came in and got changed and oh yeah i was dreading it because i was doing something completely new - Beach Body's P90 dvd. Sculpting! Well i started, stretched and i sailed through it. Woopa? Oh yes! Very happy happy indeedy!

Ending Day-Three with a smile - that could have been a lot worse!

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PENFOLDROCKS 6/9/2011 2:42AM

    Well done - the hardest part is always getting started!

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ADEWYN 6/8/2011 6:11PM

    nd that is the way to do it! Whooop Whoop ! Great job!.. Feel better too!

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KIMFITAND40 6/8/2011 4:37PM

    Way to go! emoticon

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MAYBELLE06 6/8/2011 4:00PM

    You're a toughie, way to push it!

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DAVEYSHADOW 6/8/2011 3:48PM

    emoticon on not giving in to the bad voice in your head. Remeber how much you enjoyed today next time that "bad voice" tries again!

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VYVIENN 6/8/2011 3:27PM

    Woot, woot, baby! Well done! I'll bet you looked just like the chick on your wallpaper when you finished, except for the runny nose bit... emoticon emoticon

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TODAYIWILL02 6/8/2011 3:10PM

    Coughing during workouts is definitely very annoying. I hate that too, especially if I'm swimming. It's why I eventually gave up smoking, to be honest -- I couldn't stand the constant coughing and the interruptions my workouts (and any other activity) had to take.

Congrats for toughing it out!

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Day Two in The Bag!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Oh thank golly!

Ugh, i'm still not completely rid of my flu like i thought it was. Second week of it, i guess that's why they call it flu? I woke up at 3am with my throat dry and feeling like it was closing over. Nice! I've had some medicines and throat sprays today. My voice has been on it's way out. Ah.

Day two. Just level 1 of the Shred again. Still hating those side lunge raises. I can tell how much fitter i am though as the bursts of cardio are so much easier than they were when i did level 1 some months back. Always feels good to notice progress eh? =)

A P90 session awaits me for tomorrow. I'm both excited and very scared.

I leave you with a picture of my dinner. A nice little sweet chilli marinated salmon fillet with a new quick and easy "Innocent" veg pot i thought i'd give a try!

The veg was so amazingly tasty, i got a link! Have a peak, whaddya think?

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BAZNCAZ 6/8/2011 12:16PM

    As long as you are going in the right direction with the flu.
(BODY) rock on STEPH!!!!!!!

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VYVIENN 6/8/2011 1:40AM

    May I just say: nomnomnomnomnom... eh, carbs, shmarbs, love the combo! We're finally getting around to trying a new recipe, Lentil, Sweet Potato & Coriander Stew. It'll be good to get the veggies in after last nights, uh, döner excursion... emoticon

Good for you on getting back into exercising and not overtaxing yourself. I still dream about those side lunges, lol! But they sure were great for the behind!!

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MAYBELLE06 6/8/2011 12:34AM

    Jeez that flu is really hanging on hey:(
How motivating it is when you can feel your own progress, good on ya!
Get completely better soon:)

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NEWMAC2011 6/7/2011 10:46PM

    Nothing like noticing that it's getting easier! I did the same workout today & can now use 5 lb weights instead of 3s on the strength & 3lbs for the cardio. The flu takes a while to get over so listen to your body and don't overdo it.

Hope you're 100% soon!

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PENFOLDROCKS 6/7/2011 5:00PM

    Well done on day 2. Good to see the progress - a great motivator.
A weird stalkerish thing - but I reckon that's a Tesco salmon fillet?! I had one the other day at Mum & Dad's, went to enter it into the tracker under 'food shared by other members' and there you were - I stole your nutritional information!
I tried to replicate that for my dinner tonight; I baked some salmon in the oven with some chilli flakes and sweet chilli sauce, but it wasn't the same! Had mine with broc and asparagus (the Mr is away on Business, so made the most of not having to have spuds with everything)!

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ALESHABEE 6/7/2011 4:44PM

    @Pookie....the carbs are not high at all. Its 10g of carbs per serving which is actually really low. It's what I eat per meal on my low carb day (I carb cycle). Additionally, most of the carbs come from fiber so it's the kind of carbs that you want :-) Even if she ate the whole pot it's the abt the same amount of carbs as a serving of oatmeal.

@ Steph...ahm, girl you need more protein for sure! With all those weights you lift you should be eating between 4-6oz of lean protein with your meals :-)

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-POOKIE- 6/7/2011 3:35PM

    eeep that vegetable pot is high carb!

But great going on keeping going!

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Day One - Complete

Monday, June 06, 2011

Yayyyy - FINALLY! lol took a while comin' hey??

Despite my flu and non-existent workouts... i have felt really good about myself. I think i have been seeing some results from BodyRocking... so i was happy to finally feel well enough to get down and sweaty and actually work out.

Day One was only Level 1 of The Shred. But whew, i forgot about those bloody side lunge + press'!!!!!

It's good to be back. emoticon

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PENFOLDROCKS 6/7/2011 6:50AM

    Well done you! I remember those horrible side lunges - shouting out the numbers of reps I found helped!!
Glad you're feeling better xx

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DAVEYSHADOW 6/7/2011 6:38AM

    emoticon glad you are back on track and feeeling better

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ALESHABEE 6/6/2011 6:16PM

    LOL...yes I love those too!!

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PUNZIE73 6/6/2011 6:06PM

    Ohhh! So THAT'S what you meant! Good for you- especially with lunges of any kind. Me no likey lunges, but I realize they are a necessary evil.

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LIOCORO 6/6/2011 4:59PM

    Yaaaaay!!! Welcome back on track, miss, we missed you! (ok that was some bad pun, I'm actually sorry for that) - Glad you can finally start with your programm and that you are feeling better. You rock!

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Some Good Coming

Friday, June 03, 2011

I'm starting to feel some positivity coming back!

A massive THANK YOU for all the well wishes from everyone and tough talk... thank you guys, everybody made me smile, each and every comment on my last blog, so - THANK YOU! xx

I'm starting to feel a lot better in the head-wise. I've even thrown a few star jumps today... LOL. I'm getting better, still a bit green *tmi* but GETTING there. I'm resting tonight again just to be sure and then will try for a workout for Saturday. I counted up before and was pleasantly surprised that my last workout was only on Monday - so i'm only down 4 days, whereas i thought it was about 6ish so i'm happy about that.

Then hopefully will be starting my challenge tomorrow.... !

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ALESHABEE 6/5/2011 8:24PM

    Yeah for feeling better :-)

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CAROLIAN 6/5/2011 4:48PM

    emoticon lol

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DAVEYSHADOW 6/4/2011 4:04AM

    Step back in to it gently after the break for illness, you don't want to put back the recovery, but glad to hear you are much better emoticon

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PENFOLDROCKS 6/4/2011 3:42AM

    Glad you're feeling better. Make sure you're 100% before starting, or you'll set yourself back
Big hugs xx

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NEWMAC2011 6/4/2011 12:29AM

    So happy to hear that you're feeling better. Start out slowly so that you don't overdo! Good luck on your challenge. I'm planning on starting the Slimdown on Monday; the one that your friend did.

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LIOCORO 6/3/2011 3:32PM

    Woho glad you are feeling better! You sound so ready to start with your challenge ;) Hope that you'll be able to start again tomorrow!

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VYVIENN 6/3/2011 1:33PM

    Waaaaait, whatwhaaat? Do I detect BURPEES in there?!?! You nutty broad! emoticon Good for you, I say. Glad you are feeling better!!

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MAYBELLE06 6/3/2011 1:07PM

    emoticonThats how happy I am that you're feeling better!

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ESBELL 6/3/2011 12:13PM

    glad to hear you are feeling better.

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-POOKIE- 6/3/2011 11:50AM

    emoticon Glad you are feeling brighter!

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