Friday, August 12, 2011
Since i started buying protein powder and having it as a post-workout shake/smoothie, it's been helping me to want to workout - just so i can have my tasty shake afterwards.
I bought some bulk a while ago, unflavoured, cookies&cream and choc nut. The unflavoured is tasty enough for me, and i had the cookies&cream the past few months while i've been on and off my workouts. It is sooooo good and makes the workout worthwhile afterwards.
Tonight, i opened my next bag, which is choc nut. Mixed it up with some soya milk and fibre powder and woaahh.... TASTY! Yay! So now i feel like i have a new motivation in my kitchen, urging me to work out. "Work out now and you can drink me afterwards" hehe! I'm obsessed with milkshakes so having my protein shakes certainly feeds my milkshake cravings!!
I'll be honest though, i did not want to work out today. It's always hard for me, i've realised, to work out again on that first day after i've taken a rest day. Not to mention if the next Bodyrock workout looks freakin' impossible! Heh! I did stand around for a bit after writing the workout down and took extra long warming up, but then i just hit my timer and went for it. It didn't feel like a great workout for me... well, i sweated and pushed until i could push now more, but it just made me feel... unfit? It made me feel rather inferior.
I finished it anyways, and feel good for pushing myself to attempt it.
Two little food victories today. Somebody brought free cakes into work, and i sat at my desk with a cupcake topped with chocolate icing sat right infront of me, for like 10 mins. Pondering whether to eat it or not. My eating and exercise and been great. Hmmm.... how good does it look? Turns out, it wasn't a great quality cake, and i managed to hold out long enough for my trusty co-worker to walk in and ask "are you going to eat that?" - to which i said "Nah, don't think so, you can have it?" and he ate it right away. I felt soooo much better !!
Second food victory - DH wanted 'chippie tea' for dinner. i.e. junk food takeaway. I got into a bit of a funk but later in the day, made a decision. After work we went to get his taekaway junk, and then came straight home for him to eat it and me to start bodyrockin', then prepare my own tasty salmon & veg meal. On a FRIDAY! :D
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday went well. Eating clean and exercising. Some extra fruit. DH is trying to get more fruit into his diet so i'm making us fruit smoothie's before work. Don't know how long they'll last (for him before he gets bored!) but i'm enjoying them for the moment. Was thinking of going back to basics with my breakfasts too - back to tinned fruit, so a smoothie is almost there. I've been having cereal most of the time the past few months or so.
I did another of Sulfababy's workouts yesterday. They're very very fun. The workout included clapping pushups and before the workout my arms felt a bit too sore to be doing any sort of pushups. But i had committed to the workout and the last time i did clap pushups - i did not moderate, therefore I wouldn't let myself moderate them yesterday. Once i got going i was fine and it felt good to do them as they should be done, and i pushed myself hard, almost resulting in landing on my face a few times LOL!
I bought some new CDs recently what will be great workout music. I've fallen in love with Ciara, and been listening to her stuff on Youtube. I knew a few songs years ago but thought about looking her up again whilst i've been on my Nicki Minaj obsession. When i am in work and working on the laptop, sometimes I put Youtube on in the background to listen to some music. Well, when i have Ciara on, i can't help but having to WATCH her video's too, as she is such an amazing dancer... she amazes me and I am just hooked on watching her move. I admire her very much - and can only dream as being as cool as this chick - let alone being able to move like her, haha!
My eating has been mega clean today and i'm happy with the way I'm going. I haven't been as sore today muscle-wise, but i've felt a bit tired. I got home and decided to take today as a rest day. Back to it tomorrow and Zuzana posted a new Bodyrock workout on the site tonight, so that's good timing!
The friend who i talked about going running with has set a date for Saturday evening - so no turning back now! We haven't decided where we'll go yet. I'm thinking the waterfront. I suppose where we go will depend on what's happening with the rioting idiots etc, so we'll see for now.
To finish, i had a dream i was travelling somewhere with a friend, and bumped into Freddy & Zuzana! Haha! I got a picture with the both of them and did burpee's with Zuzana. Crazy much? Bodyrock obsession sure does grip!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Rock rock rock rock rock rock... ;)
Feeling gooooooood !
Tuesday, work was steady. This and that. Good eating. Good tests that made me feel stronger. Showed myself I'm serious about this time round. I was offered biscuits to go with my tea this morning. "No thank you", my colleague in my office got some chips and curry at lunch time. Offered me some chips. "No thank you". The main office is great because everybody is on diets, so the room was full of fruit and cereals and fish stuffs. I had my porridge, as planned. Back to basics on the eating - since i forgot how to eat as i should.
A while after dinner, another colleague in my office was having a late lunch. Pie and chips! Lots of chips left over, want the rest of those Steph? "No thank you" Ohh but they'll go to waste? "Oh, would you like me to put them in the bin for you?" ...Small victories! :)
Aching today. Could have rested when i got home but did Sulfababy's workout as mentioned in my previous pain blog. Ohhh yeah... dumbell ninja rock workout! Well, i thought i'd pretty girl rock that workout.... but i definitely sweaty girl rocked it! I loved the ninja jump tucks and couldn't wait to do them in the work out... until i realised how sweaty i was, working out on my wooden floor, knelt down and my knees were slipping with sweat! LOL. Managed to keep my balance anywho's.
I shall finish with some piccies from my Monday adventures. I was very proud of Pops, and even took some snaps of the huge chains we were dealing with.
Homeward bound, was so thankful for this part LOL..
Was really glad to get these two of me and my Dad when we were done.
Monday, August 08, 2011
I was almost typing active rest day there tonight, had i not had the little SPARK in my belly. ;)
I had a seriously active day today. I wouldn't have done the weight training workout i did yesterday if i knew what today was going to bring - as i was already stiff and sore haha! My Dad had a military show at the weekend, so I helped him bring back some of his vehicles. He now owns two tanks, so the day consisted of putting one tank on his large trailer, bringing it home, unloading, going back to where the show was and loading the other tank onboard, and returning home with that too. It does sound pretty simple but loading and unloading a tank is such TOUGH work. It's the securing it that's tough, lifting heavy chains with shackles and chain claws and stuff.... gosh we were knackered. I took some pics but i'm so tired tonight i'll try and share them tomorrow.
Had to go food shopping after work and was pooped walking around the aisles haha. Lots of healthy foods were bought, yay! Already felt so so tired, but thought, i need to take advantage of this burn and push that little bit more.
Come home and my arms didn't feel up to too much stress so i settled for some cardio. Did the 5 part interval cardio workout from bodyrock.tv , in the workout archives. Was tough to begin with but i pushed past the quitting zone.
Now i really am zoned haha, I need to eat my salad and go relax in the bath. What a Monday!
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