Friday, March 16, 2012

My Boring Blog Hop

So this week has gone pretty well. I've concentrated on upping my water intake, trying to eat well when I can (not always succeeding) and I'm training my little backside off when I can.
Unfortunately yesterday netball training got cancelled after a getting half way around the football oval and it began bucketing down and we were hit with a massive storm. Swimming back to the clubrooms wasn't much fun with the sky constantly lit with lightning and the crashing of thunder all around. I was absolutely saturated and I had to wring my socks out!

At the beginning of training last night, I got some compliments again. People telling me I looked really good. My body must be changing shape reasonably rapidly, as these are people I saw 2-3 weeks ago who are noticing a pretty decent difference. I'm pretty happy with that.

I've been super busy with kids, dogs, committees etc etc this week, so I don't have a lot to report. It's Fitness Friday again which means a blog hop.
My one interesting piece of information for this REALLY boring post, is that I'm 6kgs away from hitting halfway to my ultimate goal. BRING IT ON! I can't help but feel a little disappointed as the changes are not as dramatic as I envisaged when I first set my goals, but I'm sure the second half of my journey will see massive changes. I can't wait to get under 100kgs!!

Have a great weekend! I'm dragging even MORE new people to my bootcamp session tomorrow. They aren't going to know what's hit them! haha

Hop Time!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The long weekend and WIW.

So, let's start this post with some wicked news - I LOST 2.1KGS THIS WEEK!!!!!
This is my biggest loss since the end of last round. I can't believe it!! I've been praying to lose a figure like this for months and I'm so happy that it's finally happened.
I got quite a few compliments on my weight loss this week and I was a bit hesitant in accepting them, because my weight had barely budged. My measurements have been great so I know my body is changing, but this weigh is the icing on the cake for me and a huge motivator to continue having a fantastic week this week.

Now, the long weekend. I didn't take time off training. I didn't eat crap because I could. The long weekend for me was all about spending lots of time outside with my family, eating well and being like every single other day for the rest of my life - clean.

Saturday morning was a log session with bootcamp which was tough. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my bootcamp. My trainer is so super fit and whilst I doubt she's ever had any weight problems herself (she was a pro triathlete), she still motivates me and gets the best from me. She knows that I do give it my all (and she knows when I don't). I'm really enjoying the Saturday and Tuesday sessions I have with her.
After that, the kids, hubby and I took our puppy for a little walk for 30 mins. Was just nice getting outside with my little family and enjoying exercise, even if it was just a short walk.
Sunday, hubby and I decided to start getting wood ready for the winter. So off we went with the ute and trailer , hubby on the chainsaw and me on wood stacking duty.
In one hour, I managed to stack the entire ute tray and trailer ON MY OWN with all of the logs that hubby cut. I helped him lift 3 of the big ones that he couldn't handle, but the rest I did.

This is me, feeling pretty triumphant after my efforts. It's a pity I didn't wear my HRM whilst doing it (I had thought about it, but didn't). Next time I will for sure.

Later Sunday, we got out for another walk around and play with the kids outside. I'm really enjoying getting outside with the kids more now and I know it will only benefit all of us to spend lots more time outside in the fresh country air.

Monday we decided to have a picnic for lunch. So after doing a little housework, we took the kids and the dog to the local sports reserve where the kids played on the playground and I did some shooting practice for netball for a good 30 mins. Then we took off on our picnic down by the creek. The kids loved it.
Monday night was Strength training, which involved hurdles, kettlebells, sit ups and a few farmers carry's.
Yesterday morning I did a well over 1000 rep day with kettlebells, situps, and boxing with weights. I LOVE boxing so much and wish I could do more of it.

And that's a QUIET weekend. I am so proud of the fact that I get out and get into training all the time now. I have never had any huge problems with training. I've enjoyed exercise all of my life, but I let excuses get in the way. Now I make excuses for other things so I get to train as often as possible. How good is that?

I'm really starting to love myself a little too. I walk around with so much more confidence. I can go shopping and begin to imagine what it will be like to wear clothes from the 'normal' section. I've been buying clothes that I like that are on sale and are too small for me at the moment, to fit into in a few months. I've gone from a 26 (borderline 28) to a size 20 (and some size 18's) in just over 6 months. I've lost 33kgs. I've lost well over 1.5 metres of measurements off my body. I sleep better. I'm happier. Life is good and I can't wait to live the rest of it.

Bring on weigh in for next week!!! I should be in the 120's bracket very soon.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

So, I've only lost one kilogram.....

Since week 1, I'm officially down 1kg (as of yesterday). One measly kilogram off my 132kg frame in 4 whole weeks. I didn't think I could go this badly!
Then last night, I did my measurements. Well, blow me down the results knocked me for 6! I wasn't expecting any losses, and was expecting gains in some areas but the opposite happened.
Apparently, (and I still don't believe my measuring tape!!) I've lost 38cms from my body in the last 4 weeks and 16cms off my waist!??!!! How is that possible?? I'm going to have to check and re check just so I can be sure, but WOW!
I remember reading about how some people would only drop small numbers, but would lose heaps of cms. I thought I'd be more likely to drop big numbers, than lose much measurements wise because I'm so large. I've apparently proven that theory wrong.

So, don't be discouraged when you don't see those scales move. Keep pushing on. Train hard, eat well. Your body shape is certainly changing. This is all the proof I need to keep me on the right track.

(oh, I was super naughty this morning and hopped on the scales. I'm down 1kg since yesterday morning... and hoping I can keep that 1kg off until next official weigh in!)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Weigh in Wednesday has arrived again. I used to really look forward to it, but lately I'm dreading it more.
Anyway, today I had a 300g loss. It's a loss and I have to be happy with that.
I have my monthlies here too.... joy of joys and I know I put on when they are around.

Just thought I'd pop in early. I've still got my measurements to do this week along with my fitness test.... I feel like I only did my fitness test a week ago!!

Kick some butt this week! I have 2 weeks to lose 2.5kgs to be under 130. I will visit and report on my progress as much as possible.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Train till you can train no more

So, the last 5 days I've trained my backside off. I had a week where I hung in limbo, not dong alot and playing the victim card but I'm back now baby!!
Bootcamp Sat - 550cals.
10km Fun Run Sun - 1162 cals (1hr 36m)
Monday - rest day (needed it after the run!)
Today (tuesday) - bootcamp morning 550cals, strength training night 500cals.

I'm sore, but I am loving EVERY second of it!
My eating, yeah still not where it should be.. BUT IT IS BETTER! I can't let myself feel too badly about that, because it's on the improve. Now to get back to my 3 litres of water a day, eating to 1200 cals and continuing the training (although I can't see that stopping anytime soon).

I am making a pact. In 2 weeks time, I will no longer be in the 130kg bracket. In 2 weeks time I will weigh 129.9kgs at the very most, and hopefully a lot less.
I've put it out there.... now it's time to make it happen. I KNOW I can do it, and I fricking WILL!

Monday, March 5, 2012

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, although it probably seems that way!
I've had a rough couple of weeks. My eating and training have not been where they should be and last week resulted in a 1.3kg gain. I sat and sulked for a while, until I finally got off my giant backside on the weekend and decided enough was enough.
I went to my bootcamp on Saturday and worked hard. I did a 10km fun run yesterday in 1 hour 36mins which I was pretty happy with. I'm feeling sore today but I am determined to go for at least a 5km walk tonight. Tomorrow is bootcamp in the morning and strength training tomorrow night.... yep I'm back in the training game.

The eating still is a work in progress. I'm not drinking enough water. I'm not keeping on top of things eating wise and it's showing on the scales. I NEED to start cracking that whip and stop letting myself down.

So, I'm back - yet again. here's hoping that I can make something out of the next 8 weeks.