VW_STEPH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=VW%5FSTEPH VW_STEPH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Freeze Your KettleBells Off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4933315 What a day I've had. It's negative non-SparkPeople shiz though, non-anything shiz to be honest - I don't want to bother talking about it. So I'm here with the positivity! Woo! <BR> <BR> I loved the Crazy KB workout (myomytv.com) so much, that after doing that one again yesterday, I decided today I wanted another challenging KB workout. My vampire convention weekend is upon me this weekend, and I find my motivation to work like a mofo NOW?! ...Typical huh? <BR> <BR> I had a shifty around myo... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:44:16 EST Repeat of Myomytv Crazy KB Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4931723 1 day at a time. :P <BR> <BR> No Zumba tonight so... refused to skip another workout and so fancied repeating the crazy KB workout from myomytv.com - It was those burpee into pullups what make it so appealing. :P <BR> <BR> I'm highly surprised that I seem to have improved my scores. After rest? Y'know, I often surprise myself like this... What they say is true - Rest does your body so so much good. Even if you do pig out a bit. :P <BR> <BR> Old scores in brackets. <BR> <BR> Thruster into ... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:19:58 EST Upside Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4928770 A little bit of crazyness. <BR> <BR> Eating has been mostly good - with a few slip ups here and there. <BR> <BR> Workouts have been good cardio wise, but not so much on my other planned workouts. I'm about to make that better though! <BR> <BR> So I need to go back to my week 2 plan - and start with deck of cards workout. <BR> <BR> I'm checking in and I'm still alive. :) Sat, 16 Jun 2012 09:51:03 EST Into Week 2 Plan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4912708 Aloha! Happy Tuesday everyone! Although for and I'll best most UKers - this so feels like another Sunday, ha. <BR> <BR> Okay so I did successfully design a new plan for the week on Sunday, but finished too late to start blogging online. Monday... blah. Monday, I was off work, I ate well and I went into town by myself and did some shopping. For the record - this may sound strange to some people... But I never really go into town alone. I never go around shops on my own. Well, until Monday! I... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 07:27:34 EST Sunday Check-In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909986 All's good - I hope to catch up with everybody later. :) <BR> <BR> I had a long lie in this morning and then started my day around noon after breakfast with an old skool BodyRock workout. I used the site brilliantly set up by a fellow Bodyrocker called litealloy.com where you can search through every old Zuzana workout - plus the new Zuzka workouts. Fantastic! <BR> <BR> I did this workout - <link>www.bodyrock.tv/2010/05/19/sexy-body<BR>-beater-workout/ </link> <BR> Sexy Body Beater - ... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 12:57:24 EST Jacked Up Check-In! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908322 How quickly is time going?! Especially right-now. This is super fast, I have to shower and go pick up my buddy, all in 50 mins, and I haven't a clue what I'm wearing yet with this unpredictable weather!!!! <BR> <BR> Less blabbing!!! <BR> <BR> Rest day yesterday. Well it was either Friday or Saturday, wasn't it? So I took Friday, as my arms were still killing me. Gots my workout in for Saturday first thing this morning. I didn't do the Kettlebell workout from my list just yet - as I think th... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 04:12:48 EST Check-In Day Four! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4905995 I'M HERE CHECKING IN! CHECK IT OUT! (lol) <BR> <BR> If you'd have known how I've felt all day, you know this blog means a lot. GOSH my arms have been SO SORE. Soooo so sore. I have not been this sore in... A long ouchie time! I thought some combat would loosen me up and get some oxygen to my muscles... But I'm thinking it helped to work my arms even more?..... lol. <BR> <BR> I'M NOT COMPLAINING THOOOOUGH!! <BR> <BR> It feels good to be this sore. My forearms feel fab, and tight! <BR> <B... Thu, 31 May 2012 14:29:35 EST On it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4905220 Yep, am still on it! :) <BR> <BR> Checking in for Wednesday this morning - I was home at around 8:30pm from a Body Blitz class (Mainly Combo) and then did a 6min abs session to finish my night. I then had to eat and shower so needed to stay away from the computer, lol. <BR> <BR> Arms were starting to feel the lovingfit.com workout yesterday... Then went to Body Blitz and warmed up, I was a bit knackered at first and was thinking I could do with a break... But then half way through the clas... Thu, 31 May 2012 01:40:52 EST Sweaty Check-In Day Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902996 Woah! Well the GOOD news is... I'M STILL ON BOARD! (lol) <BR> <BR> And the BAD news? What bad news?! There is no bad news, woohoo! <BR> <BR> Okay so my wrists are a little sore from all the wrist action in the workout I just did, but wow, I haven't sweated like that in a -long- time, and it felt absolutely amazing. I'm trembling and I have no more to give, ha, what's better than that?! <BR> <BR> So I did a workout from lovingfit.com (Again, Thank YOU Nina!) called 'Rose Among Thorns'. <BR... Tue, 29 May 2012 15:15:10 EST Check-In Day One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901432 Thanks for the idea and push Joanna! ;) <BR> <BR> So day one has been a success. Thank gosh! I was thinking it was a bit of a mistake to plan a workout for myself after Zumba... As I don't get home until 8pm after the class... and that's late haha. <BR> <BR> So my food was good - although I skipped breakfast. Purely by accident. That won't happen tomorrow. I think it's better than having a load of rubbish for brekkie though? :S <BR> <BR> Lunch was a portion of Slimming World quiche that my... Mon, 28 May 2012 15:32:09 EST Next Week's Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899741 Hellooo there! <BR> <BR> I haven't known where I've been going for a while now. I'm still in that sort of limbo. I really hate saying that sort of thing here at Spark. I've just being 'going with it' for a while. I do have healthy eating habits and main time I've been slacking is tea time - So that's better than slacking for whole days? <BR> <BR> I know what I need more than anything, and it's a workout plan. A plan right in front of me that I can go to each day and not have to think abou... Sun, 27 May 2012 09:42:29 EST Burpee The Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869037 I've been a bit AWOL. Sorry about that. <BR> <BR> I burpee's the beach and the Carribean sea whilst in Mexico. So I wanted to share my still pictures. My husband took them in stages for me - LOL. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l590105933.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l957908338.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l946413881.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l81072780.jpg"> <B... Sun, 6 May 2012 14:58:36 EST Holiday Workouts?! Hell Yeah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837962 Hey hey!!!! <BR> I am HOME! :D I had a truly wonderful time, but at the same time it's really nice to be home... and ... God forbid... Back to work! I don't know whether it's me getting older, but coming home isn't so bad anymore, and back to work, back to familiarity. It's kind of nice. Yikes!!!! <BR> <BR> So I just wanted to blog what I wrote down for my fitness minutes. Looking at it now, I did way more than I thought, WHOOSH! AND.... After a major set-back on the first day (I'm about to... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 16:05:52 EST The Purchases... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4811055 So a few of you lovely people have asked for pictures of the swimwear I got.... Sooooo... I braved some pictures! :P <BR> <BR> Just started packing tonight, so hope to catch up with everyone tomorrow and before I go on Saturday. Been to Body Attack tonight, really enjoyed it and know the class quite well now, so it seems to fly by! <BR> <BR> So these are my swimwear purchases... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l231525081.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ha. And the wearing pics. Ee... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 16:54:54 EST Holiday very soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4807641 Hiiiiiiiii ! <BR> <BR> Erm.... 4 more sleeps until Mexico-co-coooooo! Okay I'm getting REALLY excited!! :D <BR> <BR> Sunday at work, got really chaotic soon after my blog. Like major chaotic. Sheesh. I sort of knew that would happen though, making me appreciate my break and holiday more when it gets here! Things were eventually sorted, I rushed home, showered and dressed (in killer heels by the way) and arrived 30 mins late at the restaurant where my Mum and Sis were waiting. They were cool... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:22:01 EST Active Rest turned ZWOW @ Work.... with pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4803600 Hey hey! Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> We've had glorious weather here in the UK this weekend. Madness. The sad part is, this will be our Summer and it will be finished before April is through! <BR> <BR> So catch up catch up. Friday ... Good day at work, good eating. Home time. Workout time! BodyRocked Friday night, after contemplating a few times during the day whether or not to rest... But was really looking forward to actually BodyRocking, so it happened! :) I had a small portion of Spag-Bol ... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 07:40:26 EST Nothing Won't Stop This http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800153 'Cause we're gonna OWN this club tonight! <BR> <BR> Hah. Good Body Attack session. I am LOVING the abs section song. It's at the end of the workout just before the cool down... And I really get into the crunches with this song playing - So I had to find out what it was upon arrival home tonight! <BR> <BR> Go check it out here - <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYi1wXdh7-M </link> <BR> <BR> You know when a song really gets you going and makes you push that little bit harder because y... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:14:05 EST Feelin' it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4798418 I'm having this 'feeling' coming and going. It's a nice feeling, but it confuses me. Sometimes it feels so right, and I smile with it and agree with it. Other times I don't live up to it, and then I feel a bit silly for thinking I could be this feeling. <BR> <BR> I've been feeling like a 'fit person'. LOL. With working out most days... doing SOMEthing every day, I feel I am walking tall. My shoulders are back and proud. I'm springy, bouncy, jumpy, on my toes. I feel happy. I'm smiling and l... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 16:55:21 EST Good Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4793577 Hello there! Sooo... What's been occurin'? <BR> <BR> Friday. Good day food wise. Some super good quickfiring in my office. I was raised up at one point in the afternoon, feet on a chair, lent forward, one hand on the window ledge and the other on the desk - doing some elevated pushups, when I realised the way the sun was shining, people outside my office could see into my office (as it is one-way glass, I can see out, people can't see in, but in certain lights people can see in?) - Yeah so s... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 16:10:56 EST Double Whammy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4789379 Hey HEY! Super quick blog. I really need to shower right now (sweaty... mmm!) and then get my butt to bed to sleep. It's 8:45pm already! (lol) <BR> <BR> Guess what guess what GUESS WHAT I DID??? (Still a tad excited)... <BR> <BR> I went to my Body Attack class. Attacked my body for an hour, then got home and decided to do the next BodyRock workout I have to catch up with! (Thong something) - Yay! I'm quite chuffed and proud of myself for this, because I am totally pooped after Body Attack, ... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:47:16 EST Shaky Post-Challenge Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785927 Well hi there! <BR> <BR> I did mean to blog on Friday. Then Saturday... Then.... You get the idea. <BR> <BR> The food went bad again. I swear my dentist has cursed me. Since asking if I eat sweat things... I am CRAVING sugar so bad that I keep buying it and chomping it down like there's no tomorrow. Sweet sugary jelly sweets and chocolate... I never buy chocolate... Oh well I've bought chocolate lately. I'm telling myself it's not so bad because I haven't been having the sweet stuff ADDITI... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:47:15 EST Flying Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777621 Time is flying by at the moment... Not had time to blog or catch up with everyone. I shall find that time! Tomorrow! ;) <BR> <BR> Finished February's 30 Day BodyRock Challenge. I actually FINISHED it. Did every workout posted. Okay I was a day or two behind sometimes... But can you believe I finished it?! Hehe, I'm very proud of myself for sticking to it - and I've surprised myself! :) <BR> <BR> The final Fit Test was a wonderful reward to the whole 30 days. I was bouncing around the house ... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 14:56:52 EST Final Day of 30 Day February BodyRock Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774865 Hey yo! <BR> <BR> It's such a pain this work lark, when I want to blog, ha! Yes I'm currently working so this is really quick. <BR> <BR> The 420 rep workout yesterday... Another Sean workout. Honestly his workouts are... ridiculously hard, lol. I cut the workout down before I started - to 210 reps. So did 3 rounds of 10 reps per 7 exercises. A lot of the exercises were new and had add-ons to them so I think it's why I found it a bit more... complicated. Still, a good and tough 24 minute swe... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 01:56:46 EST Will Get There http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4772999 Hey heyyy! <BR> <BR> Things are good. Good Steph is here... here's how I tell. I realised how actual LITTLE time I had yesterday after work... Definitly not enough time to even start attempting Day 4 of Week 4 BodyRock 30 Days because I wouldn't have been able to put my mind on the actual workout - and I'd have ended up quitting earlier than I should because of time restraints. <BR> <BR> The sensible thing to do? <BR> Chill out and push it a day back. Yes Week 4 is getting split up quite a ... Tue, 6 Mar 2012 01:35:59 EST Almost There! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4770206 Howdy! <BR> <BR> Little update. T'is Sunday. I did Day 3 of Week 4 tonight. Woo! I'm a little bit behind, but I'm still on the 30 Day Challenge. That's the main thing!! <BR> <BR> Today's workout was a good one, a list of 17 exercises, all different, and only going at each exercise for 30 seconds. It was a LOT of fun. My scores looked like this ~ <BR> <BR> Pushup + Twist - 10 <BR> KB Swings (14kg) - 19 <BR> Jump Lunges - 24 <BR> Bent Over Rows (10kg) - 16 <BR> Left Side Lunge (10kg) - 11 <B... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 14:59:10 EST Blasting Through! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4761889 Week 3 is done for me! I'm SO glad I'm still on board... But then again, I knew I be because I know when I really really want something.... really bad, I know exactly how to put my mind to it. Let's not be too hasty - Week 4 is now upon us, lol! <BR> <BR> This is Week 3 Day 5 BodyRock workout - <BR> <link>www.bodyrock.tv/2012/02/25/six-pack-<BR>abs-workout-day-5-week-three-of-the-fe<BR>bruary-30-day-challenge/ </link> <BR> <BR> So mine looked like this. 600 reps. <BR> <BR> -100 High Kn... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:12:28 EST Happy Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756044 Hey hey! <BR> <BR> SHOULD have blogged last night but bed with a film was the better option... ha :P <BR> <BR> Things are going really good. The eating is slowly falling into place. Well, it's back to great apart from the bowl of doritos I had last night with the film.... BUT - I had a bowl of them, instead of just using the bag?? Gotta score points for that. :P <BR> <BR> So on Thursday I went to a class called "Body Attack", it was in a new leisure centre not far from where I work, on the... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 05:22:49 EST Lent Begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4750700 Hi there! <BR> <BR> Week 3 began yesterday, with the Fit Test. Here are my results, old scores in brackets. <BR> <BR> New Fit Test scores~ (+1st FT Scores) <BR> -Squat Jumps - 28 (26) <BR> -Pushups - 20 (18) <BR> -Burpees - 8 (13) <BR> -High Knees - 95 (115) <BR> -Switch Lunge - 33 (29) <BR> -Tuck Jumps - 18 (16) <BR> -Tricep Dips - 19 (17) <BR> - Straight Crunch 21 (23) <BR> <BR> My numbers have gone up in most of them, so I'll take that! I'm happy with the small improvements but baffled ... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:56:16 EST Week 3 in the Horizon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4747036 Good good! <BR> <BR> Hey hey! Had a nice little weekend away in Scotland with the hubby. Think we needed that, was a lovely little break full of exploring and niceness. :) <BR> <BR> Good news - workouts are going good. I'm not feeling so crappy whilst doing them either, and feel I may be getting my ... What is it? Can't think of a word.... (i go blank pretty often...) a-ha! Feel like I may be getting my MOJO back. <BR> <BR> Bad news - the eating hasn't been great. Okay no holding back - i... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 03:32:13 EST Week 2 Begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4737872 I really need to sort a plan out for these 2 'active rest' days that are inbetween the workout weeks for the BodyRock Challenge. My brain keeps misreading 'active rest' for 'pig out day' - and twice on the run?! <BR> <BR> I did half want to go on the treadmill last night (yes, I'm still babysitting it- from Christmas!) but ah, I admit I did not, I sat on the couch and ate. Ate bad snack food and then dinner, and then was just so full. <BR> <BR> Week 2 Day 1 today, so workout when I get ho... Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:04:01 EST Back With Force! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4734691 Hi! <BR> <BR> Yup... I fell off again. Y'know, you really would think that Sparking and working out properly for 2 years, it would be easier to stay on the wagon and keep going strong? But that's not real life at all, is it? <BR> <BR> If I'm honest, I think now that I'm more in the maintaining stages and concentrating on my fitness and tightening my body.... because I don't have these huge numbers coming off the scale, everything is SO much harder. Like if to begin with, I was only 10lbs ov... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 05:49:53 EST 3 in 1 BodyRock Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4708208 I've been doing my workouts and not spending too much time online afterwards. I've been realy tired and just needed to get to bed. <BR> <BR> Soooo..... I'll talk about the workouts! <BR> BodyRockers Sparkteam is here - <BR> <link>teams.sparkpeople.com/bodyrockers </link> <BR> <BR> So we have week 3, day 3 found here - <BR> <link>www.bodyrock.tv/2012/01/11/day-3-wee<BR>k-2-of-the-30-day-challenge-wild-ones-<BR>workout/ </link> <BR> This was a repeat of a Week 2 workout, as they had ... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 06:56:08 EST Week 3 Day 2 BodyRock + Workout Space + Choc Babies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4703726 Another pre-bedtime quickie! <BR> <BR> Day 2 of BodyRock was fab. Workout looked huge but was still 12 mins. Hang on.... I think it might have been 16? <BR> <BR> <link>www.bodyrock.tv/2012/01/18/day-2-wee<BR>k-3-of-the-30-day-challenge-hot-right-<BR>now-workout/ </link> <BR> <BR> Pushup+Burpee+Tuck - 6 <BR> HKs - 78 (Did without jump rope so I could put more effort in) <BR> Switch Lunge- 19 <BR> HKs - 78 <BR> PressUp+Spider Knee - 9 <BR> HKs - 77 <BR> 10xHKs10XMountain Climbers - 3.5+ ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:22:16 EST BodyRock Week 3 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4701594 Quickie before bed! Eyes closing! <BR> <BR> <link>www.bodyrock.tv/2012/01/16/day-1-wee<BR>k-3-fitness-test-2-seans-chest-and-tri<BR>ceps-workout/ </link> <BR> <BR> Fit Test (Old Scores in Brackets) <BR> Squat Jump - (29)-30 <BR> Pushups - (23)-19 <BR> Burpees - (12)-15 <BR> High Knees - (85)-92 <BR> Switch Lunges - (25)-27 <BR> Tuck Jumps - (16)-16 <BR> Straight Abs - (18)-20 <BR> <BR> Improved on most except pushups. I'd already done 24 burpee's right before though.... soo... 24 pushup... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:48:52 EST Monday Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4700751 Hey hey! <BR> <BR> Quick blog while I'm working. <BR> <BR> 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. :-/ <BR> <BR> 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! <BR> <BR> I'd gone in wear... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 09:59:12 EST Starting Week 3 Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4697024 I've been AWOL for the week. :-S <BR> <BR> 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. <BR> <BR> 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. <BR> <BR> Tuesday & Wednesday were family birthdays, so after work time was taken up ... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 14:30:02 EST Week 2 Day 5 - BodyRock. Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4679705 I had a nice lie in until 9:30am this morning then got up to BodyRock. <BR> <BR> Today's workout - <BR> <link>www.bodyrock.tv/2012/01/13/day-5-wee<BR>k-2-of-the-30-day-challenge-blue/ </link> <BR> BodyRockers SparkTeam - <BR> <link>teams.sparkpeople.com/bodyrockers </link> <BR> Today's workout was a time challenge of 600 reps. It looked like this - <BR> 100 High Knee Skips <BR> 100 Lunge kicks (50 each leg) (10kg) <BR> 100 High Knee Skips <BR> 100 squats (10kg) <BR> 100 High Knee Ski... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 08:12:37 EST Week 2 Day 4 BodyRock Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4678741 Hey yo! <BR> <BR> Friday night! :) <BR> <BR> 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... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:43:17 EST Day 9 or Week 2 Day 3 BodyRock - Wiped! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4676457 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. <BR> <BR> 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 t... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:26:30 EST Day 8 and 9 of BodyRock 30 Day Challenge. THINK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4674368 Phew! Happy... Wednesday? <BR> <BR> Ah, I was all prepared to blog yesterday and then my home internet went off. This NEVER happens! Oh well, I was utterly pooped after yesterdays double BodyRock workouts so I took myself to bed instead. <BR> <BR> Week 2 Day 1 (or Day 8) can be found here - <BR> <link>www.bodyrock.tv/2012/01/09/week-2-da<BR>y-one-of-our-30-day-challenge-turn-me-on/ </link> <BR> And the workout and my scores looked like this ~ <BR> Burpee+Tuckx2 + 10 Straight Punches - 3.... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:55:12 EST 2nd Rest Day + C25K + Jump Rope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4669259 Hey yo! <BR> <BR> Happy Monday! Happy Steph is still here and she's staying for a while, if I have anything to do with it! <BR> <BR> So today was my 2nd day of rest from the 30 Day BodyRock Challenge. It's actually Saturday + Sunday but I don't get workouts until the next day anyways because of time differences... So I'm keeping up, the day behind. <BR> <BR> Today I was pretty tired by home time. I had some fruit and fibre cereal for breakfast and snacked on raisins and dates during the ... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 16:33:33 EST Sunday Bed Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4666538 I'm going to bed to watch some Vampire Diaries (my new love, after TrueBlood! - only on first series though!) so thought I'd do a little blog. <BR> <BR> Active rest day for me today and to be honest, I was more than ready for it. Tough workouts everyday since Tuesday. Feels good! I had a lie in, got up and decided to have a protein smoothie for breakfast. I didn't have any fruit in so had some banoffee powder with milk and a tablespoon of peanut butter. Yums. <BR> <BR> I took a brisk walk ... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 16:09:32 EST Actions! & Day 4 & 5 of BodyRock Challenge! & Yoga! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4664382 Woo! Happy Saturday. Things are going well, I'm making positive choices and taking some good actions in the road to making the start of 2012 a good one. <BR> <BR> Let's start with Friday. <BR> <BR> I made plans to go to Hot Yoga with a friend and was worried about the blue from my hair running with my sweat. Well after reading a comment from my good Sparkfriend FEED_ME_SHOES about how hardcore blue sweat would be... well THEN I thought why the heck am I even worried?! Hehe! So off to yoga ... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 16:20:07 EST Day 3 of 30 BodyRock Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4660150 Did Day 3 of BodyRock tonight! ...Uhm... Actually, the strength training consisted of 3 rounds but I only got 1 round done as I had to go out - and I was way late! <BR> <BR> <link>www.bodyrock.tv/2012/01/04/day-3-of-<BR>the-30-day-challenge-international-lov<BR>e-workout/ </link> <BR> <BR> I quite enjoyed this workout and wasn't as out of breath as yesterday because there was less cardio, but it sure pushed me and made me sweat. <BR> <BR> There was a strength weighted routine for after... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 17:36:31 EST Needed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4657237 Okay I'm typing a blog RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW while I can! <BR> <BR> I gave up on the 12 day BodyRock Christmas challenge. I can blame the fact that the workouts weren't posted every day as promised, instead of grouped up every few days with a couple of workouts to offer. But I won't. That did put a dint in my motivation, so I slumped and then everything just got really hectic... work... shopping... seeing friends and family.... <BR> <BR> I was off work for a week two and used the mornings t... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 14:58:18 EST Busy + Blue Hair! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4636481 Been so busy... doing various things. Working. Visiting various family folk. Shopping. Christmas business. Busy-ness! <BR> <BR> Missed 2... ok Friday makes it 3 days of workouts. Been getting home super late. Plus I've been still battling this cold that's trying to get a grip of me. Night Nurse and Day Nurse are my saviours at the moment. <BR> <BR> Working out tomorrow. FOR SURE. And starting C25K Week 3 Day 1! Bring it on! After last minute shopping. See how early i wake up. <BR> <BR> I ... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:44:55 EST Busy + Day's 3,4,5 Covered. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4631681 Blah! Gosh sometimes I'm so... scatty. I have plans in my head but I completely forget about other plans that are happening, and so the head plans are pushed out because the other plans have been properly made, and then I don't understand why the head plans didn't happen, even though I didn't have time because other plans were taking place! ... <BR> <BR> Okay. Friday. No workout. This was NOT planned because I FORGOT about plans that were CONCRETE. I booked tickets months ago for the hubby... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:36:44 EST Day 3 Sub, Hardcore + C25K ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4627049 Thursday! <BR> <BR> I've been checking BodyRock all day, to leave the site in a huff with no 3rd day update, which really should be yesterday 14th, but they posted the 13th on the 14th, so I thought, it's fine, it'll just be late, it'll be online by the time I get home. <BR> <BR> NOPE. <BR> <BR> I was pretty gutted. :( And thought grrrr... i have to search for a workout now !! So i went over to MYOMYTV and found a Kettlebell workout. Alriiiight! ;) Condition Your Body, Strengthen Your Mi... Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:01:10 EST On The Second Day of Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4625714 I must admit, I panicked this morning when I checked Bodyrock.tv and there was still no update for 13th December! I almost lost faith! But alas, phew, it was posted by later today. <BR> <BR> I just realised I do BodyRock workouts the day after they're posted, as they're usually posted when I'm well tucked in bed... so does this mean the challenge will run onto Christmas day for me? Suppose I don't mind... Be quite cool to do some Bodyrocking on Christmas morning before I go to see my family... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:33:03 EST 12 Workouts of Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624395 BodyRockers in the house! (toniiiiight - Did you sing it too? no? :D) <BR> <BR> 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! <BR> <BR> To strengthen the inspiration to do this, our lovely team leader (CECILANN) over at the BODYROCK SPARKTEAM <link>www.sparkpeopl... 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