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!
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