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12 Workouts of Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

BodyRockers in the house! (toniiiiight - Did you sing it too? no? :D)

So it looks like I'll have a nice little handy challenge just in time to keep me in check for Christmas! Bodyrock have promised to post from today, 12 workouts every day in the lead up to Christmas Eve. How fab is that?! And more than tempting, I HAVE to play along with this!

To strengthen the inspiration to do this, our lovely team leader (CECILANN) over at the BODYROCK SPARKTEAM www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
has started a real challenge style contest we can all join in, woohoo! So if YOU're looking for something to keep you in check BEFORE the new year starts... why not give just 12 little days that try? Hehe! It's gonna be awesome!

Good and controlled on my food again today. All the chocolates and shiz are starting to come into work for everyone to share now.... booo, don't like this! Resisting so far, remember - 'all or nothing' ! For the time being anyway.

I have a work meal at lunchtime tomorrow... in a Chinese restaurant. Bah. So i think i'm just gonna have to see how it goes, and remind myself to enjoy it yet not over-eat and bloat myself and be greedy. There's a challenge right there.

Home tonight, quick change, straight into BodyRock workout 1 of 12. Yahoo! Good stuff. Was tired and unsure as whether to start Week 2 of C25K, but figured i'd jump on the treadmill FIRST, THEN decide how i felt. Good trick right there, hah.

My mind is a strange place. It conveniently forgets how tricky i can be when it's not interested in being healthy and fit etc.

OH, and veggie burgers + sauerkraut = Yummo ! Mmmmmm!!

Now I have to shower and sleep!

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SAYWINN 12/15/2011 1:58PM

    Way to go!!! KEEP IT UP!! emoticon

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FATHINSN 12/15/2011 1:02AM

    A litte bit singing, hehe.

Good luck for 12 Days Workouts of Xmas!

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PIGSOFGREEN 12/14/2011 12:58PM

    YEAH!! Way to go!! I tried jumping rop for a bit after I finished, but made the mistake of letting myself rest first/between them. Tonight I will try your trick, and just move into doing it right after I complete the workout.

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COUCH2WOW 12/14/2011 12:07PM

    just ckecked out the site..going to give the 12 days of christmas to myself. Thanks for sharing this info! emoticon

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HEEEYBOOBOO 12/14/2011 8:05AM

  All this talk of BR and I think I may start off the 12 days tonight. Day late, but never a dollar short. ;) And great job on starting week 2! Even though I still struggle with it - I find running SO exhilarating! You go Steph!

Oh and kick some Chinese food butt! LOL

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GIANTMICROBE 12/14/2011 8:01AM

    Hahaha, I always sing "Bodyrock" by Moby actually :)

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PENFOLDROCKS 12/14/2011 4:20AM

    Yay!! Resist the choccies - all or nothing!
That was such a good workout, and looking forward to today's too!

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FEED_ME_SHOES 12/14/2011 1:51AM

    You better believe i sing that song every time i hear the word Bodyrock/Bodyrockers. I love the challenge sounds great, maybe i should think about doing it. But im like two days late! I also love the challenge in the group, so motivating. Two workouts in one day? Awesome! What do you think of Lisa Marie by the way?

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CECILANN 12/13/2011 4:35PM

    I sang along! Woohoo!

Crank out that first workout! Can't wait to see your scores. I'm going to try to get to it tomorrow morning.

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With a Little Effort

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ah, so tired. It's nearly 8pm and i really need to go up and lie in bed. Maybe put a film on but i plan on sleeping very soon. Things are catching up with me!

Just a quick blog to describe my arrival home.

Arrived home at 7pm, another late finish at work, then some food shopping afterwards. Body has been aching a bit today so i figure i need to give it some rest, plus it's already 7pm, so i decide to take a rest day.

I also thought... hmmm, will weigh in shortly, so maybe have a cheat day too? Oooh.... ordering pizza sounds delicious right about now. *Homer salvating sound*

SO i did my trick again. I started cooking things.

I weighed myself too. And got QUITE a shocker. Y'know... it just shows how much i can do by putting all my effort into every aspect... since last weeks weigh in i lost a huge 8.5lbs. Holy cow? Maybe my scales are broke but HEY, I'll take that for now! LOL.

So i weighed in at 144lbs. HAPPY DAYS!! So so pleased with this. Over the moon infact. YES! I'm also glad i didn't order pizza, and the calamari i just had will do. I actually feel a bit sick after it, maybe i used too much oil.

So a little happy blog... because i'm amazed. Will catch up with everybody tomorrow !

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LIOCORO 12/13/2011 2:57PM

    I will come and steal your calamari. I'm in desperate need of some sea food again. Too bad here with a picky BF who doesn't touch anything that has once lived in the sea. Maybe the calamari did swim away with those 8.5 lbs, who knows!

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FITMOMMYFORLIFE 12/13/2011 12:25PM

    8.5lbs?! DANG GIRL! Great job! And serious kudos to you for battling that little Brutus in your head telling you to order pizza!!!!! =D

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FEED_ME_SHOES 12/13/2011 1:42AM

    Awesome! I too went food shopping yesterday, stocked up on fruit and veg!

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ANGELWINGS71079 12/12/2011 9:28PM

    Aww girlie you are awesome. I know I will be hitting up yours and Lamoura's pages quite often. So glad to be back here, and so sorry it took me so long. I missed you and the motivation between us. Glad to hear the scale was nice to you. Have a sparky night.

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GIANTMICROBE 12/12/2011 4:47PM

    Mmmmmm.... pizzaaaaaaaaaaa emoticon

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Highly Productive

Sunday, December 11, 2011

WELL, I think i've had possibly THE most PRODUCTIVE day at work.... EVER. Lol! I kid you not, (The UKers will get that phrase ;) ) i have worked my butt off alllllll day long. No time to scive or sneak a quick lookie online... why? Because internet has been down all weekend in work, LOL. Feels good anywho, now i don't have any work to do until like June 2012.... Kidding ;)

GREAT eating again today. Woop! Feels good to only eat what i need, and not over eat. Finish eating before i am full. I seriously do so well on strict diets... it structures everything for me and lays out the rules. I think i've said before, but i'm definitely an 'all or nothing' girl.

I ended up having to stay 2 hours later than planned too, so what did i do? I used that time to totally quickfire myself. We have 2 guard dogs at work, who are like pets to me really.... so i played with them for most of those two hours. Played by running around, sprinting to beat them for toys, racing them up and down. I never did win.... but hey i can try and keep up with the speedy four-legged cuties, right?! As you can tell, i had A LOT of fun.

On arrival home, I got out my workout book right away as i'd wrote down FITMOMMYFORLIFE's own made up workout - find it here www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
- which was a nice mix up of BodyRocking and also some MyoMyTV ideas! Tooootally kicked my butt... but just what i needed to make me feel AMAZING and as happy and high as i am right now!

emoticon Yay!

I've eaten a nice little mixture of lean pork, cheese, carrot and pineapple for dinner, and now i'm gonna get a nice long hot bath, relax and wind down for the night. Early start at work again in the morning. It's all good now though, looking forward to my weekend off!!

Did i mention the husband and i had booked a trip? Well it's my birthday on December 26th, so we will be having Christmas day with my family, then getting up early on my birthday and flying out to Amsterdam for a four night stay. Yay! We only decided it a couple of days ago and booked it, and i'm so happy, i LOVE to travel and see a new place and explore it, and i love to get away for a day or two for my birthday... So i'm just an all over happy bunny right now! I just gotta keep charge of myself, be good-ish in Amsterdam and then make sure i am ready to kick my bum when i get back.

I'm gonna go get that bath! Have a great week Sparklers! x

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HEEEYBOOBOO 12/12/2011 11:51AM

  Awesome job on your productive day!! And yay for Amsterdam!! What a SUH-weet birthday gift. ;) Props to your husband!

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ADEWYN 12/12/2011 5:04AM

    YAY!!!! So awesome ... look at you back and on track!!! so proud of you... WTG.. and Happy early birthday!! sounds wonderful... a trip to amstredam you think i can fit in your suitcase LOL... Glad you are going to have a fantastic birthday!! work hard so you can relax :) hugs and love my friend :)

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FEED_ME_SHOES 12/12/2011 1:42AM

    Sorry to hear you had to work on a sunday. Days that like suck sometimes, but glad it went quickly for you. As for the holiday, all the walking around travelling and exploring more than covers your exercise (hello more fitness minutes :P) So you can indulge all you want! Thats the great thing about holidays!

Good to feel the happiness coming through! x

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GIANTMICROBE 12/11/2011 6:44PM

    Wow! What a great blog. Where do you work that you can play with puppies?!?!?!?! LOL

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LAMOURA 12/11/2011 6:06PM

    Great day!! And Great workout!! emoticon

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JOANNA202 12/11/2011 5:59PM

    Yay!! So nice to hear you're a happy Steph! Great work on the eating and exercise, and the trip sounds lovely. I can imagine somewhere like that being really calm and quiet just after Christmas, and you can get in plenty of exercise wandering along the canals...Now you've made me want to go on holiday too!

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Friday, December 09, 2011

Friday night :)

Unfortunately, I'm not very excited about this. It's my working weekend come around again (always so fast!) and i'm feeling pretty drained before it's begun... and then i work through next week lol. It's worth it afterwards though, so i won't go on complaining!

Yesterday I ate well. Had a few lollipops in work but they shouldn't hurt too much? I did the super-short Bodyrock workout of 7 mins. Sweated though, hah. Had a nice bath for some down time.

Today, eating has been great again. I did have one lollipop. It's better than most naughty things though, isn't it? I'm not even sure how bad lollipops are... they're pure sugar mainly? I'm so lost sometimes, heh. I finished work at 6pm instead of 5pm tonight, and was thinking about how i'd love to go out for a meal, wind down with a drink. Naughty Steph. I did some (mental) fighting and reminded myself of the meal i had waiting to be cooked in my fridge.

Got home with the hubby and seriously, i couldn't be bothered and really wanted some takeaway. I want some sweet stuff too. Sweets, chocolate, anything?! It's funny that i don't even care about sweet things in normal everyday life. Anyway, tonight was not a lost battle, I'm glad to report. I FOUGHT. And i won!!!

I shoved the chicken under the grill quick. Can't waste it once it starts cooking? Hehe, I had a pint of water to fill my belly and a teaspoon of peanut butter to, have SOMEthing.

Now it's 8pm and success. I might have a Horlicks for bed. I really need to go to bed soon.

I haven't tried the cashew butter yet. I went to taste the almond butter but don't think i'm quite ready for it yet. It smelt... not as expected. I think it might be better in smoothies maybe. There are simply 2 ingredients on the jar - Roasted almonds and salt. So this is good? The cashew butter is also 2 ingredients - cashews and sunflower oil. I'm still following my 2 week diet plan (mostly mostly) so can't wait to try these out properly in different things.

I'm getting far too excited about nut butters! :P

OH and to finish - rest day today, needed, planned so far for tomorrow - day 3 of week 1 c25k. Happy days! BodyRock is lacking in the updates again this week. :(

Have a wonderful weekend peoples.

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    Nice work with winning your inner battles! I have the SAME conversations with myself all the time! I love your comment, "I shoved the chicken under the grill quick. Can't waste it once it starts cooking? " I have the SAME THOUGHTS, a lot! =D What did you think of the 7 min workout? Was it too short you think? A part of me wants to do it, another part thinks, why not just wait for a longer workout that's supposed to be posted YESTERDAY? =p

Keep up the awesome work Steph! You rock! =D

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HEEEYBOOBOO 12/10/2011 12:08PM

  Great discipline Steph!! LOL Sometimes we all just need to go to bed so we can stop thinking about what else to eat... I do that all the time. Especially if I'm watching a movie or get bored. :p

Almond butter is fantastic!! I used to eat it plain on toast, but if you're looking to get rid of it fast - there are some recipes for homemade energy bars/cookies using almond butter. The taste probably won't be as strong but you'll still get all the nutrients from it.

Sorry about work but it's OK cos you're gonna make that money girl!! :)

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MRSAKINS2005 12/9/2011 3:08PM

    Busy busy......I know the feeling I'll be changing apartments soon so cleaning alot. I hope you have a good work week (end) and pray its not stressful for ya.

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I Roll Up

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A few pointers from my day :)

I noticed i enjoyed my food a lot more today. My grapefruit for breakfast. Dry piece of wholemeal toast as a mid morning snack. Fruit salad for lunch. Salmon fillet w/ broccoli & green beans for tea (dinner!) The hubby even enjoyed my salmon (he often refuses to eat fish with me) but i sprinkled it with chilli flakes and cayenne pepper and it was subtly delish.

Tired after work, but changed and jumped straight on the treadmill. Did Day 2 of Week 1 C25K. Yay! Felt good, had my Blackberry earphones in and jammed to some of my new fave tracks. I did drop the phone a few times, as i pulled the wire whilst running and it fell out of the treadmill holder. Then i was holding the phone, and got carried away whilst running and dropped it. The hubby wasn't happy, having to fetch it and give it me back, as i wouldn't stop running to jump off and get it, hah!

Music makes running so much easier. Enjoyable even.

Things are good and I feel happy. I've been in pain most of the day due to being female but hey... they'll die down soon enough. I'm enjoying being 'natural' without my contraceptive implant now. Crazy times. Baby times... Not JUST yet. LOL.

Ciao !

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HEEEYBOOBOO 12/8/2011 8:08AM

  Too funny that your husband got your phone for you!! LOL Sounds like your have a healthy, happy day! :) Great job on the run~

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BAZNCAZ 12/8/2011 2:59AM

    I did not know your THUMB is as big as your HUBBY.LOL

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JOANNA202 12/7/2011 6:08PM

    Made me laugh to read that you sent hubby off to get the phone you dropped. Must be a very patient man!

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MNGIRLIE 12/7/2011 3:56PM

    I have a hard time running WITHOUT music. Even on the treadmills at the gym I'll listen to my iPod and watch the TV with subtitles to pass the time. Sometimes I like to use the random feature so I'm surprised with the song selection and so my playlists don't get stale.

Glad to hear W1D2 felt good!

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DAVEYSHADOW 12/7/2011 3:40PM

    Glad you are getting in to the running. I love running with my music now, although I am still banned from exercise until at least next Monday night, just gentle walking. My Dh is gettiong fed up of collecting things for me too as I ma keep dropping things or wanting things from down low and am not allowed to bend till next week.

Hope the pain goes away and glad you are feeling good.


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