Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Quick blog while I'm working.
I'm mostly eating good again. I just had a bowl of noodles for dinner yesterday ... which wasn't very nutritional at all. It could have been worse, is how I look at it. :-/
I went to zumba, finally! Woohoo! Hah, it was really good fun and the instructor was fantastic, really tried to include and talk to everyone, was full of energy and bouncing around and asking for a "wooo" every minute, LOL!
I'd gone in wearing my tracksuit, with shorts and t-shirt underneath. I can't really exercise and enjoy it unless I'm in my shorts. There was like 50 people there, in this little school gym - seriously. I thought we'd all end up knocking into each other but we all seemed to space out quite well. I left my bottoms on as NOBODY else had shorts on - lol. I soon changed my mind after warming up and we all threw our jackets/jumpers off and got stuck in hehe!
Everyone was so friendly and we were all kind of laughing with each other, definitely no laughing AT each other. A really lovely atmosphere. :)
I did expect to work a bit harder but I suppose it's all about the effort you put in when you know the moves a bit better? The good news is - I'm going again. I'm booked in for next Monday - plus a toning class afterwards woohoo! It's nice to have a little change.
I didn't do any Week 3 of BodyRock yesterday. I'm working out tonight though so will probably start it. I've had some words with myself and I need to focus and getting in at least one work out every day (give or take a rest day, depending on how I feel) instead of trying to be so strict with myself or have a plan. I don't know. I like having a plan... and I strive on a plan, but I'm really beating myself up recently.
I want to finish the 30 day challenge. I know that.
In the back of my mind i know that I go away on March 31st, so I know that March at least will be a very strict month for me all around..maybe even some February. I could do with a 30-day plan for March, hah. I realise I could use the one BodyRock has up now but sometimes new fresh stuff every day is so much more motivating.
I wish I was more decisive!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I've been AWOL for the week. :-S
I was hungover Sunday and Monday. That totally messed me up. I used to be able to drink so well... now... yikes. That was the worst hangover in the world.
Monday I was still seriously rough and recovering and could just about get myself to work and function correctly... so I took the EASY way out and didn't work out. This was probably my worst mistake.
Tuesday & Wednesday were family birthdays, so after work time was taken up with visiting people time, meaning home really late and eating crap because it's so late.
Thursday and Friday... I worked late both days, aaaand I wouldn't always let it persuade me, but I decided it was too late when I got home to workout. And like, when it's Friday & Saturday and you haven't done anything constructive all week... it's much easier to say "BACK TO IT MONDAY, DUDE!"..............
So along with that decision, I've had a major blowout in the food department and ate a whole bunch of junk.
I spent Saturday in a bit of a daze. Wonder. Confused. Sad. Unsure. I saw Zuzana Light has her own workout channel now. I've thought quite a lot about it, about my ... love, my loyalties... Sorry, I forget I'm not on a blogging site here - ha. I want to remain loyal to BodyRock AND Zuzka. So for now I know I'm finishing the 30 Day Challenge and also can't wait to see what Zuzka has in store for her... adoring public, lol.
Just go with the flow! :)
Also, I miss everybody! I haven't spent any time online at all this week and feel so behind!
I'll see YOU during the week! :P
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I had a nice lie in until 9:30am this morning then got up to BodyRock.
Today's workout -
BodyRockers SparkTeam -
Today's workout was a time challenge of 600 reps. It looked like this -
100 High Knee Skips
100 Lunge kicks (50 each leg) (10kg)
100 High Knee Skips
100 squats (10kg)
100 High Knee Skips
25 Straight Abs
25 V Abs Left
25 V Abs Right
25 Bicycle Abs
Whew! Was gutted that I messed up with my timer. That'll teach me to use touch screen on my phone hey?? Think I'll try to use the Gymboss from now on. So I don't have an official time... Hubby called it at 10-15mins lol, so that's all I have.
Next was Sean's weighted workout. Thank God it wasn't as killer as his usually are.
3 mins of maximum Bicep Curls (10kg) = 55
3 mins of maximum Bent Over Rows (10kg) = 55
I lowered my weight today, tiring too fast.
Chuffed to have gotten my workouts in! Oh and then I did 14 burpee's for January 14th. Post-workout again hehe. It's getting harder!
Had a brunch of spinach and mushroom omelette with a little ketchup. Very tasty indeed. I'm tired now hah, might have a nap sometime, before going out tonight. Lazy day off today.
Oh and one last night - I joined Graze this week. Graze is a UK thing, I'd seen it a few times and thought about joining. They send out some healthy snacks in great portions to save you having to go out and buy everything and put it together. Check out www.graze.com/ if you're interested and would like to know more. I'm loving it so far, the snacks are perfect for me for mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and they're there set up right infront of me, instead of having to buy all these ingredients (expensive!) and decide what to do with them - they're ready made up punnets of lots of fun little snacks! So far I think it's quite reasonable too on cost.
This was my first delivery -
Can be seen better here -
And my second delivery here -
Again, seen bigger and better at this link -
They're funky little things! :) So if you're interested ... I have some FREE box codes (which yeah, I can get a price reduction if I give out) if you'd like to try. I was happy to try for free! :D
Sooo if you'd like a free try, check out this link which has my code in already which gives you your free box -
(The code is TBQKFNN if the link doesn't take your straight to it)
I'm not good at explaining things but the site explains all, they do different types of boxes depending on your diet etc.
Sooo... happy Saturday Sparkers!
Friday, January 13, 2012
Friday night! :)
No drinkies tonight. I'm off it at the moment. I had one beer last weekend, and that's all I've drank in the new year. Good for me! ;) It won't stay so ... sober though, oops. I'm meeting a friend tomorrow night and there will be drinks. It's a (very) long story but she's my best friend in the world and we haven't spoken or seen each other for over 3 years... I couldn't take it anymore and sent her a card. Now we're meeting up and I'm so excited... I feel like I'm going on a date, I have butterflies and everything!
Gosh I can't wait for 2 rest days this week... I am soooo ready for them. Aching for them! Hah, that'll teach me to bloody run and skip on one of my rest days haha! There was no sly naps tonight, just straight into workout. So happy it was only the short 12 minute workout without Sean's add ons. I dread Sean's. I couldn't have coped with a Sean workout tonight.
So here is today's workout -
And here's how it went -
Burpee + Tuck - 10-7-7
Star Single Toe Touch - 19-21-21
Sit Squat + Jump w/ 10kg - 18-20-18 (dropped the weight when tired)
10 M'tain Climbers + 10 Toe Touch - 3.6mcs-3.4mcs-3.10mcs
(Yes more burpee's, grr!) - I did today's 13 burpee's as a warmup, as I was mega tired doing them post workout yesterday.
I also (also!) then went straight into the JUMP ROPE challenge.
(Jump Rope Sparkteam - www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=4328 ) 500 jump jack skips.
Jump rope went well this time. *Thumbs up* My first 100 skips went so smoothly I was ready to trip over in shock after them! I did them in bouts of 100 and finished in 8:37. Big smiles for this time .... okay I just looked at my first time, where I tripped lots and whipped myself to death... yet it was a quicker time of 8:03?! What?? I'm aware I skipped slower and steady tonight but I thought I'd well beaten my first time! Pfffft well there's my bubble burst!!
I had a lovely lunch today from a little gem of a cafe I'd spotted in the city centre, and got to pop into today. It's called "SkinniMalinx" and it's a healthy-foods-only cafe. Inside they have all their foods on offer, sandwiches, pastas, salads, panini's, toasties, coffee's, smoothies! and a specials list. The list is endless really, but all their foods come with labels of the nutritional info - and also weightwatchers and slimmers world info! How cool is that?! They cater for everyone who is either eating healthy, eating to lose weight, eating to gain muscle etc, I was amazed, it's fab!! I walked out with a "Protein Salad" which was full of tuna, eggs and chicken, salad leaves, peppers, onion, coleslaw and a sprinkle of what I think was soy sauce. The whole thing was only 208 calories BUT the protein was like 34.5g ! And a low of 9g carbs too. Very pleased with this! I'll be interested to visit again, although the salad was £4, I'd be willing to pay more if I know I'm getting something that isn't going to ruin my day nutritionally!
Dinner tonight was spaghetti bolognese. Lovely jubbly, I served my own portion and it ended up around 600 cals, which is cool as I'm still pretty low for today.
And now time has jumped to 9:40pm and I rrrreally need to sleep. Late night tomorrow night likely! Totally don't know what to wear yet. Ack!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I'm so wiped out! Returning from work lately I have been soooo tired. I'm wondering if sticking to my workouts every day is having an affect on my tiredness... Hmmm.
This is a true story. I got home today and changed to work out, wrote down the workout and then I watch the vid through... My eyes were straining to stay open whilst watching the vid.... So I just lay my head to the side on a pillow and actually fell asleep for about 10 mins! Weird?! I woke up with a black screen as the vid had finished, but I'm determined to stay with the challenge, so I just went back to a part I could remember, watched the rest and started the workout - like the sleep didn't happen, LOL.
Workout can be found on BodyRock here -
And the fab BodyRockers SparkTeam is here -
And this is the workout and the scores on the doors ~
Clean + Press (14kg) - 12-11
Squat Leaps - 23-21
3 Tier Pushups - 15-15
Reverse Pullups - 17-16
Squat + Press - 13-12
Switch Lunges - 23-27
I feel my numbers are quite low, but am just happy that I did the workout, rather than performed exceptionally... if you know what I mean.
Sean's weighted workout looked like this - (Subbed sandbag with my Kettlebell & Dumbells)
3 Rounds of the following ~
KB Swing x 15 (14kg)
KB Up Right Row x 15 (14kg)
DB Squat Jump Press x 15 (10kg) (No likey!)
DB Lunge Press Side Turn x 15 (10kg) (These are major hard, but enjoyable also in a torture way)
And now I'm pooped.
Did my 12 burpee's for the 12th day too. That wasn't too easy, whilst the arms were burning! It was a good feeling though, having a sheen of sweat on the skin, breathing heavy, and arms and shoulders giving out a heat I could feel against my face.
Eating is still in check. *thumbs up*
I really need to hurry up and eat and go to bed... try and sort my sleepiness out.
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