Monday, August 22, 2011
Ahhh I had another eventful Monday consisting of my Father pulling me away from usual duties in work to help him with his large toys. Ok i should rewind first and update from Friday.
Friday was great, took the hubby the chippie for his new love minced-beef-curry and i did not have any naughty, but worked out on home arrival and then had a prawn salad. ON A FRIDAY. God that felt good. I get a kick from doing little things like that... when i have the willpower that is LOL.
Saturday i had a BUSY day at work. Busy and active. Lots of fruit! Finished the day and came home for a shower, then drove over to Wales to spend the night with my Mum, big Sis and niece. They had a feast of Indian food on spread when i arrived, so i had a pick of the curries and some starters. I didn't overdo it and make a pig of myself as i usually with my oh-so-lovely Indian food. Oh, i also drank a glass of cider. The first drop of alcohol since about 4 weeks ago, hah.
Sunday i ate fruit for breakfast, as there were going to be bacon butties as a snack later on... alas we went out for the day, all the girls, to an aquarium and then i took my niece to a fairground. Signs of getting old - getting a bit queezy after rides? Hah, to be fair, we both felt sick after what must have been a 10-minute-long ride on the 'Waltzers' - there was nobody waiting to get on so they just kept the ride going and spinning and spinning and spinning the carts! In the last minute i did say i would rather die than stay on it any longer - LOL. Both me and the 12 year old thought we were going to vomit though.
Ate some sandwiches for dinner that night, which were lovely and a bit of an indulgence, but weren't exactly a huge naughty meal - so i was pleased!
No workouts over the weekend but stayed pretty active.
Today was bloody active. I also got to drive a tank around a field and have a play about. I took some videos, but i've never uploaded vids before so i'll see what i can do.
I was up for getting home and lying down and sleeping, oh and having a takeaway for easyness BUT, the hubby hesitated so i had a little Bodyrock (Stronger & Hotter),improved my previous scores (Yay!) and had a scrummy fish pie for dinner. YUM. I do love fish pie.
I'm so so tired now. More so because i know what is ahead of me this week. Tomorrow will be fine but from Wednesday I am on this really tough course... to gain a qualification to run my own transport business and hold operator licences for vehicles. My half sister at work did it a few years ago, and has told me how hard it is and how she couldn't do anything whilst she was on it but STUDY. I guess i'll see for myself. I'll be ok when i've started but i'm just all "booo" because i know there's hard work ahead, hah.
Rightio, big update. Loving being on track with myself!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I'm having a good time dealing with things right now. Just shows me how much my mind is set right now. When i am determined, i guess i can do what i want to do. It's just finding that determination! Right now - i have it.
Nice little day in work, lots of fruit and some heavy quickfiring!
It's funny that every day can bring a new struggle - food wise. Working in an office, i didn't realise how OFTEN people offer junk food, biscuits, cakes, snacks, leftovers. How many times have i mentioned declining these things this past week?!
Well here's what i had to contend with TODAY. I took a picture especially for you guys! (haha)
This was placed infront of me today. "Choose which cake you'd like Steph"
Now today was easy, because i'm not really into cakes. So i asked my co-worker if he'd like me to choose one out for me - but for him to eat. LOL. I didn't fancy any of them. He'd already taken out a big cream donut thing.
I came home to a fab workout by SULFABABY! "Heroes in a Half Shrimp" , found here ---
Really good fun and as always - TOUGH and makes you SWEAT!! No extra pull ups for me tonight!
I don't have to be in work until 8am tomorrow morning. SO i am thinking about getting up my normal time and doing a workout before work tomorrow. Zuzana finally updated Bodyrock.tv with a workout... although i was a little confused as she had said there was a new workout coming up.... But oh well! They're busy bee's and I'm a patient kinda gal! So maybe i'll do HOT IN HERE tomorrow morning?
I'm getting really tired now so finding it hard to commit myself from resisting a little lie in... ha!
Nighty night !
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I've had a great week so far. I feel like the old NEW me is back. My eating choices have been great, and i have that special willpower back where i'm not interested in indulging in crap and think twice about what i'm eating - thinking 'is this nutritionally beneficial to me, or does it just taste good?'
Mega tough bodyrock workout yesterday, that had me sweating more than i think i have ever, constant drips coming down my face right after wiping! I put my new pullup bar up as well and had a play around with that. I started slowly and did 5 assisted pullups with a chair, to finish off for the day. Also had some hangs and some different grip hangs / let downs.
Today i knew i couldn't wait to get home to do the workout i had lined up. PENFOLDROCKS put together a Bodyrock style workout found here - www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4430837 and it was verrry enjoyable!! Feel good and accomplished now!
Decided to have a protein cookie post-workout. I got them cheap a while ago from myprotein.com and forgot about them - not bad at all and a nice change from a shake, meaning i'll crave tomorrows shake even more tomorrow therefore push hard for a darn good workout!! Thinking there will be a new Bodyrock workout by the time tomorrow evening comes!
The hubby impressed me earlier too. I asked him if he fancied a go of the pullup bar. He did, and knocked out 10 pullups just-like-that. Wtf? lol, he giggled when i accused him of practising when i'd gone to bed last night. He looked verrry good doing pullups he did - and he would so have a 6-pack if he actually decided to train. Men have it so easy!
Oh and my dinner tonight was delicious. I didn't feel like anything big, so just threw some stuff together. Tinned tomatoes, with mixed beans and tinned carrots too! It was like a funky little stew!
One last thing! I missed my weigh in Sunday. Then i forgot again Monday and Tuesday... SO, i'm gonna wait until this Sunday coming. Hope to see some good results!
Monday, August 15, 2011
This is just a quick one as i'm getting sleepy!
Ate well today, although i felt bloated and tubby all day long. Drank lots and lots of water. I don't know whether i conveniently left out i had a garlic bread with cheese pizza along side my kebab! Awfulllllllness!!
I got really tired at the end of work. That tired where i fall asleep in the car on the way to the shops. Thought to myself, home, dinner and bed for me.
Felt a bit better walking around the aisles and buying good foods. Got home and went straight to get changed into my workout stuffs. Lucky i knew i had a workout lined up too - Super Bass Booty. Quick warm up and i got on with things.
I was really happy at the end of this workout because i did push myself, and i managed to whoop my own butt and beat my old scores! Yay! I don't always have this experience when re-visiting past workouts, so yayyy!! Good times.
Tonight was so close to being a skipped workout though... so so scary close. Grrrrr. I'm ok now though, the ball has been pushed and it's starting to roll again. It's like i lost my discipline on myself... and discipline is what i was damn good at - along my whole weightloss journey here - which by the way i just noticed, is almost TWO YEARS ago! Woahhh!! Definitely gotta get my weightloss in pics blog up for that little anniversary !!
Rightio, bed time! Gotta stay on the ball!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Okay. Friday night - passed on takeaway. Had salmon with steamed veg. Tastyyyy. I sprinkled some chilli flakes on my plain salmon for a different taste. Nice! All good.
Saturday morning. Up and rockin'. Worked out to another great Sulfababy workout. SWEATED very much. Great stuff. Post-workout snack / breakfast was a protein smoothie-thang. Oh my goodness - it was so so good. Oat milk, strawberries, choc nut protein powder, tablespoon peanut butter. So so good. Oh yeah, i earned it.
Went to work midday Saturday. Some fruit & nut snacks. Worked with a guy away from the office and he brought a large pork pie for me - as he does for anybody he's working with for this certain shift. I've worked with him before and know how tasty these pork pies are, and i didn't have anything else to eat, so figured this was an ok lunch, better than eating nothing and it could have been worse. One little naughty.
Finished my day and got home for dinner. Eating has been major good apart from the pie for lunch, so dinner wasn't gonna be TOO bad... I had a Chinese meal with chips - which i didn't eat all of because it wasn't very nice. Two little naughty ?
Afterwards... here comes the confession. Ugh. We recently bought a biscuit tin for the house. We have a cleaner coming in once a fornight now (please don't judge!) and i felt bad leaving packet of biscuits out for her - i felt like she thought we were counting how many she would eat, so bought a biscuit tin. WELL... Saturday night... i went into the biscuit tin. Then i couldn't keep away from the biscuit tin.... DAMN! I lost count. It was like i was drunk on the biscuits and had to keep eating them and didn't even know what i was doing. I did of course and was just ignoring it. Grrrr.
Kinda feel like my working out and the goodness i've felt this week has kinda been wasted.
Ok don't over-react - we can get over this.
Sunday morning, i had a nice lie in. I had a fruit/protein shake for breakfast. Fruit for lunch. And another confession, kebab for dinner.
I am NOT getting upset about this, because it's not worth getting upset and pushing myself backwards. I am going FORWARD and this is nothing to be TOO worried about. *self talk going on here* ... For the crap i've eaten, i guess could add up to a cheat day. Cheat days are cool, right? Sure, we're cool. I didn't have a full cheat day, so these little... indulgences can add up to equal a cheat day.
So we're cool.
No workout today, but a small-ish power walk. No biscuits tonight. Because i'm stronger than that. Extra workouts next week. Extra cardio. Commit.
Argh just realised i forgot to weight in tonight. Darn it! I'm definitely not weighing now after i've eaten. I don't like weighing after eating. Nopes.
Spent some time with my Mum this afternoon. We have booked a weekend in Prague for September - Yay!!! (Me, DH & my parents!) So happy. I also opened up to her about my protein and BODYROCK! I never told her about this because i thought she might get the wrong idea. Long story. But she was way cool. She was amazed by Bodyrock and Zuzana! I'm so happy! I had to convince her we didn't just book to go to Prague because that's where Zuz is from hahaha. We watched some workouts and vids. It was like bonding haha! She's well impressed.
This is way too long now! Let's go hard this week!
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