Sunday, September 04, 2011
What a lovely day off I've had. It was the first day off that both my husband and I have been off work simultaneously in... months. We took a trip into town and strolled around for most of the day. Stopped at Starbucks. (His favourite is a sugarfree vanilla coffee frap) He bought me some nice tops... in Armani. Hark at me - haha. I took a pic of one of the vest tops I got, i put it with my hot pant jeans and hope to wear them in Prague.
I'm feeling better about my progress. I'm not feeling great about i though. When am i ever going to banish my stupid belly... if ever? I don't like the muffin top i have going on either. With my recent diet and workout dedication - those hotpant shorts are a little more comfortable on me in the leg department, they're not too tight or pinching in. But i don't want to disgust people with my damn muffin top !!!!
I really want to talk to somebody who has had a belly as big as i did... who was over 230+lbs, and somebody who has a flat stomach now, or hard-ass abs. Is there anybody out there who has done this and proven it's possible, with hard work and dedication to have a hot stomach ?? I'm starting to wonder. :-/
Along with my tops I got a nice Nike sports bra. And whilst i was there i saw a yoga mat on offer - and i've needed a mat of some sort to stop bruising my back bone and knees soooo i picked it up. Very pleased with those purchases - I do have yet to try out the bra though.
Oooh and we also bought some new dishes for the kitchen - we've had icky green plates for a long time so i looove our new dishes! ~
Ya can't leave that whole set on the shelf for a bargain of £10.99 !
We had lunch in a nice cheap pub (Wetherspoons to the Brits!), hubby had a big roast dinner and I was kind of good. I had a chicken wrap, which was under 400 calories (woopwoop) and the kind of good means i had a cocktail to go with it haha. A pitcher of cranberry juice, amaretto and southern comfort. Nice!
So, had a really nice day and I had a iddy biddy nap when we got home. Faffed about for a bit then decided to have a 2nd workout for the day!
By the way, my buns were SO SORE when i got up this morning - after BodyRock's "Let It Go" workout. I thought working out this morning would loosen it up, so i did fellow BodyRocker SULFABABY's workout "Who Needs Arms?" thinking it would be nice and light on my bum... but yowser! That almost killed me this morning ! sulfababy.tumblr.com/post/9669143934
So, buns sore again after my nap, I fancied going for it anyways. I chose "Six Pack & Love Handles" workout - www.bodyrock.tv/2010/01/21/six-pack-
and-love-handles-this-weeks-theme/ which was another pure torture workout.
8 Rounds of ~
1. Prisoner Squat with Knee up – 20 reps
2. Santana Push Ups – 10 reps
3. Jump Rope – 100 skips as fast as you can
4. Plank Knee tucks – 20 reps
Pffffft. I was bright red, dripping with sweat, too hot, thinking i was either gonna pop or pass out. Fabulous, haha! I was mega proud for finishing it. Mega. 34:18 i think.
Um also i missed this weeks weigh in, because i worked out and then don't like weighing afterwards with the sweatloss etc, so i might weigh in tomorrow. Hoping for some good news, as i've been mostly good.
I've taken new progress pics too - to start a challenge over at Tone Your Sexy With Stiletto's. I'll post that blog tomorrow. Damn poochy stomach. I'm not good at taking pics, either.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Too cool a workout title not to share, right?
Just did this and loved it. It consisted of prisoner squats x 20 then 5 pullups (assisted for the non-able, such as myself!) and well whew, i thought the squats were gonna be the major to get through - which yes they were. But even heavily assisted pullups get soooo difficult after 5 rounds or so! Finished on 10 sets for 15 mins so was really pleased, as the other scores posted on the BodyRock site were mainly 6s and 7s. Yay!
Today might as well be a Sunday. The day dragged in work. It was productive though - i've had a long productive weekend.
Didn't really want to workout but came home and once i got started I was fine. I added 5 mins skipping afterwards too - remembering i need to put extra effort in this week, so i plan to add at least 5 mins skip to each workout of the week.
I'm kind of poo at blogging because i always forget to talk about the important stuff that i actually came to blog about!
Sooo i have a perfectly portioned Indian Daal veggie pot (By Innocent) for dinner, and i'll be taking a nice hot bath before some studying... back to my course in the morning.
*Edit* - My veg pot is that perfectly portioned, I'm getting 3 portions of veg from it, a HUGE 20.1g of FIBRE in it and 10.6g of protein! Score!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Quick update first!
Pullup challenge day three consisted of 4 negative pullups, then the glorious 1 pullup you're supposed to be able to do by now. I was so psyched with this because the negatives are feeling really strong and stable now. Pullup came... and passed me by. I couldn't do it. Not ready for it yet but I'm not giving up. Some more sets of negatives I'm thinking and then another attempt.
Weigh in today and i'm down to 148.25lbs. Woo! Now the hard work really starts. I've never been below 147 soooo... i know i'm gonna need the EXTRA hard effort from now.
B. Books-Love a good book. Recent faves are James Patterson and Jo Lesbo.
C. Chore-Hate chores. Recently employed a cleaner...
D. Dog-My parents have a Shetland Sheepdog, who i still count as my dog too. (TIlly)
E. Essentials-I'm easily pleased really. As long as i can shower and be fresh, and sleep with my blanket at night.
F. Favorite color-Turquoise / purples.
G. Games-Yeah i like all kinds of games, and can get quite competitive.
H. Hometown- Liverpool, England, UK.
I. Indulgences-I do love cookies and eating out.
J. Job-in transport. 6 years officially, 10 years unoficially!
K. Kids-Not yeeeeet.
L. Living arrangements- My husband of almost 1 year and I.
M. Music-I like a bit of everything but LOVE/get mostly excited about RnB/hip hop.
N. Number of siblings-This one can be complicated. 3 brothers and 1 sister on my Mums side who I see as my 'real' silings. Then 2 sisters and a brother who are 'step' from my Dads side. I'm the baby.
O. Oranges or apples-Depends on the mood!!
P. Phobias-Spiders, then the deeper stuff like death.
Q. Quote-"Live and let live" "Don't put off 'til tomorrow, what can be done today"
R. Reason to smile-Realising how lucky you are. And living an breathing!
S. Season-I don't have a favourite.
T. Tattoos-Two. Star on my lower back with the Hubby's name and an Asian tiger on my right leg/ankle/foot.
U. Unknown fact about me-....I....don't know? sorry!
V. Veggie-I enjoy most veggies. Fave is... brocolli.
W. Worst habit-Forgetting important stuff. / Picking at my eyebrows when bored.
X. X ray-Um, on my foot once. It wasn't broken! :)
Y. Yummy food I like to eat-Most food is yummy haha. I love the bad stuff like curry, pizza, burger, breads. I love omelletes, salads, little healthy concoxions that just 'happen'.
Z. Zodiac- Capricorn.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I go from extremes of being laaaaaaid back majorly - to a total worry wart. I'm a weirdo - honest!
Got to my course nice and early. Signed in and all that jazz. Why i get so nervous i do not know. It took me ages to decide what to wear... going through my clothes, "no i can't wear that" "shall i wear that?" and i stupidy think, "what will people think if i wear that?" "what assumptions will they make about me if i wear this?".... for crikey's sake!!!
I had a good talk to myself and said "HELLO?! Why do you care what people think?! Just go as YOU, and sod what anyone thinks!" Pfffft. I always worry about looking like a 12 year old when i go to things like this though. I like to dress really casually... and i don't really have dressy up-py clothes... so. So i went as me and i was fine. Stupid!
The course was fine. I don't know why i was so worried. Ok it's only the first day, and my file with information is thicker than a phone book, but it's all.... experience stuff and common sense and then just some dates and extra laws you never knew that i need to remember. I feel a lot better now.
Lunch was great. I had half a white roll with ham on it, half a brown roll with tuna/mayo/sweetcorn on it, and lots of salad. I passed on the crisps and chocolate biscuits. Yay! Enjoyed it too! Only thing that's not great is most of the day is spent in a chair - not moving around heh.
Didn't get home until 6:30pm, but couldn't wait to work out! :) This is good huh? LOL. Ok this was a short and quick blog, haha. Now i'm getting a bath, getting some study time in, oh eating a small pasta meal for dinner, and then sleepy sleep ready for another day of learning!
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