Friday, September 14, 2012
so much has happened in the last couple of weeks, some are good and some not so good.
I will start with the not so good, I really was letting exercise take over my life, I was constantly thinking what more can I do. In one week I did 3 or 4 days of 180 minutes but by the time I got to Friday afternoon I was completely worn out and couldn't do much on the weekend. The funny thing this did really surprise me because I have never been the one to exercise and I think I was starting to burn out.
I decided this was defeating the purpose of trying to lose weight. I was also running out of energy and time to do anything else that i needed to do. Not good. So now I am trying to put the balance in my life. I am putting the fun back in my life.
Yes I am still exercising but not quite as much but I am doing it because I am enjoying it and not because i feel as though I have to do this.
I also hurt my knee earlier this week so I have had to look after that and adjust what I am doing at the gym. But even I have learnt a valuble lesson here because I am doing other things at the gym, riding the bike for longer and not using the treadmill as long and doing some of the circuit.
So big changes in how I am thinking so even this has turned into a positive.
I weighed at the gym on Tuesday and in 3 weeks of going I have lost over 2 kgs.
I am pleased with that.
in short this week, I have been out to lunch for a friend's birthday. Lovely day.
It was 100 years yesterday that they turned the first sod to start the rail system here, so we had 2 trains come through here, the old (steam train) and the new. Looked really great. I am glad I went down and saw this as I was thinking about not going but it did look great and ever so pleased about making the effect and going down.
Now for the grandkids news, they were deeemed to be in no danger so they would not be removed from their mother. But the funny thing is that the case worker noted in the notes that the G/C were scared. Not good.
Jason has now put in a formal complaint about this and it has to be investigated at a higher level.
He also goes to court on the 24th Sept for visitation rights. One thing this has happened really quickly, even the lawyer was surprised by the shortness of time. So I hope he wins and gets visitation rights and we can see the children. It has been a long time, nearly 5 months.
So now I will have to keep my fingers crossed that Jason gets to have the kids. Miss them so much.
Have a great weekend. I am going out this afternoon to my great nieces birthday.
Monday, September 10, 2012
thank you for all your comments on my last blog about the Paralympics. They are all finished now and Australia came in 4th on the table. Not bad for 161 Aust. athletes. On the medal table China was 1st, Russia 2nd, Great Britain 3rd, Aust 4th, USA 5th. (by memory).
Thank you to everyone who commented that I am an inspiration, I don't feel like it. I am still trying to get the equation right. Last week I did so much exercises that by the time the weekend came I was completely worn out. I did a total of over 78,000 steps for the week. Too many. I need to find the balance so that I can exercise 7 days per week, not the 4 to 5 I am doing.I been having 2 or 3 really easy days. I go to the gym 3 days per week plus my 2 exercise classes.
It would be nice to be more in control of what I am doing. I am actually loving the exercises I am doing and feeling really positive doing them but I really need to find the balance.
So my goals are to only do 50,000 to 60,000 steps per week.
My 3 gym sessions and my 2 exercise classes.
Do no more 2 hours per day. I think 3 hours is too much at this stage. I did 180 minutes 3 times last week.
To be in control of what I am doing and start using my head.
Now we will see if this works out for me.
I wonderful thing is I feel fit, well and on top of the world and have been told that I look really well, have colour in my skin and look healthy.
But then I had a lovely comment from my oldest son, I bent over to put something away and he said "you have lost weight because my 'bum' is smaller" then he said "it has some shape to it now". It made me feel good and that it is all worth it.
I also had another comment from a girlfriend that I have lost weight. So I must measure myself again, It has been just over a month since I last did this.
Saturday, September 08, 2012
I have been watching the paralympics on TV, so amazing and one thing I have notice that these athletes do not use excuses. They are doing an amazing job competing in their chosen fields.
There is no such word as can't, these athletes have proven that they can. On Australian TV, they are having highlights of their stories and many of these have made me cry but they are so positive about what they are doing.
So next time I get tired or think I can't do this, I am going to think about this and know I can do this. I still have my whole body, yes I know I have a few health problems but there is no such thing as I can't.
These are the people that are the heroes, they do not let their disabilities control their lives, they are living their lives. What a amazing group of people they are. So many inspirational people from many countries that are competing in these games.
Even the ones that are not winning are still getting cheered because they are competing. There has been so many memorable moments to these games. Well done to them all.
So next time we think we can't, know we can, it has been proven.
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