Monday, November 21, 2011
Times are feeling pretty dangerous.
I hate coming back here and being negative and say "well yeah, i've been eating crap and skipping workouts..." but at the same time, once i have come here and stated the truth, it's out then and it's the start of the road to being good to myself once again.
This year since April/May, i've been on a constant battle with doing things right and healthy. Why did i get so lazy?!
I look back on my photos from Thailand in March, and i feel good about them. I think i look smaller and a bit more toned. Right now? Where did that tone go?
It's definitely the food.
I keep forgetting how and what to eat. Seriously. I looked back on my calendar, and i forgot that i'd actually made it to 143lbs before i went. I didn't realise it was this close to 140. I've spent the rest of my year in the numbers between 145 to 153. I'm getting a bit tired of this and really, deep down, I want to have a slog at it again and show myself that if i want to be just a bit slimmer - then i can DO it! It's just so hard with the eating though.
I think i need a new plan completely. Well, i need to go back to tracking. Religiously and get my workouts done. I can't just workout and eat crap, because i end up too lazy to workout. There needs to be a balance.
I had some long days at work toward the end of last week, then i worked the weekend. So i kind of shoved away the workouts and good food and ate crap. I can really feel it in my belly.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
I was going to leave the blog title as simply "Sexy Time" and be childish and giggle about the phrase of someone participating in "sexy time" ... but I am not going to do that, I'm going to be an adult and just have a little update.
I've had a good weekend. Friday night I went to hot yoga - and thoroughly enjoyed the class. I felt this was my best class yet, I felt i could push further and reach further in the stretches. It felt wonderful. I do firmly believe that BodyRocking all week long has been the reason for my better performance.
Saturday I went into town with some loved ones and toured our city's two glorious cathedrals.
We toured the inside of both the Anglican Cathedral
And also the Metropolitan Cathedral
It's funny how easily we often forget about the wonder and beauty that is sat on our doorstep for us to admire and be proud of.
And just while I'm posting some pics, I thought i'd share this pic of my (well, my parents) little dog Tilly (Shetland Sheepdog) next to a friends giant German Shepherd.
"Little & Large" !
So Saturday was a rest day work out wise - then today I got up and did week -2 of the 20 pullups challenge. One pull up, then 4 negatives. Slow and steady.
Lazy day with a bit of shopping, then home and saw BodyRock posted a workout from Friday night, woop woop! So did Sexy Time Abs workout tonight. With a bonus to it! It was hard but I enjoyed it. Used my kettlebell as the sandbag too, and i'm always sorry i've decided to use it as soon as i start, but at the same time glad, because how else am i supposed to make progress?!
Ready for a new week with lots of work outs!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Ahhhh. I feel really good right now. So, a little blog just to spread some love. ;)
LOVED tonights Bodyrock workout (officially yesterdays) www.bodyrock.tv/2011/11/09/hot-beast
Really kicked my butt, yet let me push harder and increase the intensity for myself. I felt a lot of it in my arms, in a good way. I felt strong and I could feel the muscles in my arms working hard.
I did goblet squats with the kettlebell for the sandbag squats. These do kill me, but i could feel just a slight difference in the squats, in my grip on the kettlebell and also, i could go deeper at the beginning of the workout. Good stuff.
I also used my kettlebell on the sandbag situps. Had to be careful at first, the KB was heavy bringing it up from above my head lying down, up to the arms being at a 90 degree angle, before pushing up for the situp. I also had to watch i didn't drop the KB on my head as i brought it back down - hah, that wouldn't be pretty! It's good though, because it means i can't slack and i have to be concentrating through the whole exercise.
It's been a successful week, as I have worked out every night from Monday.
Tomorrow I have hot yoga booked. I'm excited for that and am really enjoying the different challenges of new moves and different instructors. I always forget to mention important stuff in my blogs, or things I've been thinking out.
On Saturday we did some new yoga moves, and one of them was a "Something-Crow" - i can't remember what the 'something' part was... it may be 'Crouching Crow' or something? But anyways, you're crouched low, bum low to the ground, knees sticking up....
*hang on - i JUST googled it* It's simply called the Crow Pose. This is what it looks like....
How awesome is that?!
So the instructor tells us to go down low, then place our hands on the mat infront of us - we didn't know where we were going with this yet. Until she says, lean forward, shifting the weight to the hands, lean the knees against the elbows.... then slowly, completaly shift your weight to your hands and balance. WELL. Most people were kind of like, "wtf?!" and going down into it, it did really feel impossible. I didn't do it there and then, but noticed a 'yogi' in the front, calmly holding the pose and breathing through it.
I was impressed ! Big time!
At the end of the class, the lady on the mat next to me asked the instructor to go through that one again, so i ended up trying it again with her. I DID IT! I managed just a couple of seconds but i did it! Woah?! Total mental thing... but feels SO good when you're balancing on just your hands! I was telling DH about it later on and managed to show him successfully, for those two seconds again haha!
In work this week, I was telling some co-workers in the office about the exciting class with this exciting Crow Pose. Well, they insisted i show them (LOL) - so i was a bit nervous about that, BUT, managed to do it, AND hold it for longer than i have before! Eep! :D So i'm very excited about doing that again in a class!
Ok i went on a bit there haha....
So yeah, successful week, things are looking up! I am making the right decisions at the right times, and i have to remember how much i am happy with that decision afterwards!
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