Saturday, March 31, 2012

Plan B?

Once again my plans this week came tumbling down in an avalanche.  I should have expected it, considering it was my last week of school where you need to expect the least expected.

Tuesday: Instead of Zumba we were asked out for dinner. We went to dinner.

Wednesday: In the morning I did the kickboxing video and the Sparkpeople workout, and in the evening I did do a 2 mile walk video but played my own music - so much better!

Thursday:  Kickboxing - I have to say this won't be appearing my my plans again.  My shoes are just too grippy for the footwork needed and when I went bearfoot I got cramps in my foot arches.

Friday: Sparkpeople workout. I actually love her stuff.

Saturday: My rest day - I was going to hop on the bike for a little bit but found a visiting child had played with the settings so I need to find some tools to change things back to normal permenantly.

Sunday - Today: I did Jullian Michael's 'Shape Up - Front'. Stupid me didn't watch the video first, so by the second last exercise I was like 'when is this going to end?' I also don't own a step so I kind of made it work.Was sooo hard, I didn't go at the speed the presenters did, but this will be my holiday challenge. 

What's Motivating Me This Week?
The challenge

What's Puzzling Me This Week?
Should I make another pair of 3/4 leggings? The latest pair I have made are already feeling loose, I keep having to pull them up.

What's Bugging Me This Week?
That I have a whole box of Cadbury Creme Eggs in the fridge - very dangerous. C came home from work and said 'I have a present for you, but your going to hate me.' Once I realised what it was and got over the shock, I was like yelling because that is the most awesome present I have ever gotten from him - probably. Once I calmed down C was was saying that it was probably the worst thing he could have done since I'm trying so hard to lose weight.  I explained to him, that I'm not really doing this to lose weight, but to get fitter. That gave me a bit of a reality check - because haven't I been fussing over the fact that I haven't been getting slimmer? In reality I feel so good and strong at the moment, even though I still look so flabby.

What's Encouraging Me This Week? 
Remembering that this is about me feeling healthy not about me looking slim.

What's the Plan?
Everyday I will complete the 'Shape Up - Front' video. Tuesday and Thrusday I will also do 'Walk Away the Pounds' 2 mile walk with my own music.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Photo time again

I didn't intentionally want to look like Spiderman this morning.

Ugh! See what I mean about not changing?

Week 16

What's Motivating Me This Week?

My arms are feeling strong; when I curl my bicep I have a buldge. 

What's Puzzling Me This Week?

 Should I buy some proper dance cardio shoe things? My shoes are still very grippy.

What's Bugging Me This Week?

I still don't look like I'm losing weight.  My pants are looser, I'm feeling fitter. I just don't think I'm changing much.

What's Encouraging Me This Week? 

Next week I begin my Easter holidays - two weeks of no work. Time for a challenge? I'm ready.

What's the Plan?
Zumba stops over the holidays, so this Tuesday is the last for a while.  This week I'm changing Tracey Anderson's workout - I'm getting a little bored. But I really enjoyed the kickboxing from Sparkpeople, so I have included more kickboxing - but amped up. Oh goodness I hope I do okay.

Testing out 30 day shred for my up and coming holiday.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Feeling blah

It's quickly getting close to our school holidays, and I am feeling it.  Very lackluster at the moment.

"No! I don't want to get out of bed."

It has also been rainy, drizzly and grey here. I love this weather, but all I want to do is curl up on the couch and watch X Files and read books. This weather also means that we have no hot water - cold showers!!! Our hot water come purely from the sun, which is pretty cool and green to say, until you go for a few days with only cold water.

As I write this I am getting ready for Zumba class, totally blase' about it.  I'm sure once I get there and start, I won't regret it though.

Today a student gave me a survey about health which he was doing for an assignment.  I did feel pretty good when I wrote that I do 2-3 hours of exercise a week!

My students know that I have a pretty awesome (some may say stupid, some may say wicked, some may say sick) sense of humour, so my classes are usually fun and the students are comfortable with me.  This has a point...

One of the things that I would love to do as I get 'thinner' is tuck my shirt in.  I don't normally do it because I'm too self concious of my fat belly, but I though I would give it a try today. 

I shouldn't have.

One of my students said,'Hey miss, what with the pants being up so high.'
My reply, 'What do you mean?' Mock horror!
'You are so unfashionable.'
'Huh, just goes to show you. What fashion magazines do you read?' At this point another students pulls his shorts up high and stands beside me.  I finally cracked up,
'Don't do that L*****n (name of student withheld), you'll get nappy rash around your ears!' Luffs all round. 

So I guess I won't be tucking my shirt into those pants again.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

MIA - sorry!

What's Motivating Me This Week?
Something pretty amazing happened on Friday. 

I tried on a dress that I made before the Christmas holidays,,, it was too big!  I had to then figure out what else I could wear and we ended up being half an hour late for a dinner party.

I was told that I have lovely legs, by another woman.

All that walking must be paying off.

What's Puzzling Me This Week?
My interest in food has just slumped lately.  I'm not interested in cooking meals etc and instead want to eat chips.  Thought I would try to change that today so I put a corned beef in the crockpot for dinner and made an awesome brunch of scramble eggs with feta cheese, low fat ham, mushrooms and multigrain buns.

What's Bugging Me This Week?
I hurt my knee this week, so my whole plan was wiped out. Only went to one Zumba and did a little gentle bike riding.  I moved the exercise bike from the office into the lounge room so that I could watch X Files while I rode :)

This week I've been feeling really down. As well as hurting my knee, I've had a few sleepless nights stressing about work, work itself has been pretty dissapointing. My husband has been working extra hard, infact he is at work now.  I'll stop now before my list gets huge and overwhelming. I'm thinking about taking up painting again. 

What's Encouraging Me This Week? 
Since last week didn't eventuate - I'll just repeat it!

Bring it on!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Week 14

What's Motivating Me This Week?
Is exercising now a habit for me?
What's Puzzling Me This Week?
How to jump in my sports bra.

What's Bugging Me This Week?
That I can only buy one sports bra in my size.

What's Encouraging Me This Week? 
That I wore a tighter fitting top to Zumba last Thursday and no one laughed or said something.

What's the Plan?
I'm getting bored of walking and my husband isn't walking with me much at the moment, so when he doesn't walk I will try the kick boxing video from SparkPeople. I did it a few months ago and it killed me, this morning I only pettered out towards the end of the scissor jumps. Yay me!

 P.S. I did the first aid practical this afternoon. I can now save people again.

What happened to last week?

I didn't see what happened to it.

Zumba - going strong - did the two workouts during the week. Woke up both mornings with no pain!

Did the arms - I'm feeling little muscle mounds in my arms

Walked and walked and walked

The only thing I didn't do was the yoga.  I had too much work to do,,, and too many episodes of the X'Files to watch.  I have my priorities.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Catch Up!

Today as I finished my Hatha Yoga when I was laid out comfortably relaxed, my youngest cat, Squish, decided it was cuddle time.  Too cute!

As you know, this week I wasn't feeling too great. I only went to one Zumba, I did most of my arms workout and walked twice. I'm trying not to stress about missing the exercise, the point of this whole thing is for me to feel good about myself and that's not going to happen if I start putting myself down about missing the occasional workout.

The other thing I'm trying to not feel guilty about is the amount of chocolate and Pringles I ate.   It's not that bad, but it was a small binge.  A doctor told me once that when you are sick, eat whatever your body craves.  I obviously wanted simple sugars and starches.  I guess I needed it with the feverish illness I had.

Yesterday we drove to our nearest 'big' town - That's about an hour and a half away. We did a little shopping, but I was looking for a new set of weights, I was hoping for 1.5gm for each arm.  I couldn't find any!  I did find kettles though.  I didn't buy any. I did buy wholemeal pasta.

Oh, it is apparently cuddle time again.