Friday, August 30, 2013

Joining the Gym again!

Just thought I should write about how everything is going. Firstly I am losing weight!! woohoo!! since the start of round I have lost just over a kilo and we are in week 3! I have been eating smaller portions and a lot healthier. I crave healthy food and made sure that when I feel like having a carb binge I go for fruit or a carmens bar. I also drink plenty of water and really feel the effects of not drinking enough when Ive had extremely busy days.

As far as exercise its a little slow, I do walking a lot but because we are not in our own home, as soon as I get on the treadmill and do a tabata workout I get told to SLOW DOWN.... sigh. So, Ive decided to check some gyms out and I think I have found the ONE! haha. Its a little further to go to but I finally got back that rush feeling I always do when I used to go to the gym. The crèche is great too. I really love the set up and if I go off peak it will fit right into my schedule and the crèche time table. Ive checked out their timetable for classes and the classes I want to do are at the times I am looking at going.

On another good new item, my hubby finally go the message he has to do something about his weight! Though he has done well losing 20kg, he has been plateauing. His medical for work this year, saw him only scrape through but has to make plenty of appointments with specialist to pass fully. The company he works for cater to the needs of the workers rather well. They work out bush and tiny towns. There is a gym set up and he has been going!! Im so proud of him! Its actually made me realise I have to pick up my game, as I will be able to brag along side him now, while we are both losing weight! I wont have to put up with his bragging all the time if Im doing the same too! We tend to have a bit of competition between us, to spur us on, with what ever we are doing and im really glad it has something to do with exercise this time! I know he will smash his goals, being a man they lose weight quicker but I will be proud of him either way!

Ok enough for the day! Hope you enjoy your read! Til next time! ciao! xx

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

My Inner Mongrel and Cooking up a Storm!

One thing you will get from me is honesty. When I struggle, when I succeed, when I'm happy or sad. Today is a mixture. I personally really struggle with my husbands moods when he comes off shift work. He drives me mad! I love him but could kick his arse for being a pain!

With all the negativity swirling around, I could have easily, curled up in a ball and gone to bed defeated. But today I got onto the 12wbt website, watched the video all about that inner mongrel. I decided to get on the treadmill, hill program, tabata and then an hour long walk pushing my daughter in her pram until we got caught in the rain! I put all my negative energy into a positive out come! My mantra today was "You call me fat, I will prove you wrong buster!" I feel so much better and proud of myself for doing it!

I am continuing to eat clean and I am not feeling hungry. As I am living with family it makes it difficult to have continuously clean food in the house. Lets just say because I am with family, there is all sorts of junk in the house. It is just pushing me to strengthen my will power. so far, so good. The new week has given me motivation to get into cooking more often again. I was struggling motivation as I am not an avid cook. On Tuesday I cooked Broccoli soup which in shock and absolute joy, my two kids, no surprise with my son but my toddler daughter is one of the fussiest eaters and usually wont eat veggies, and my nephew, again a fussy eater, not only ate it all up, but really enjoyed it! WINNING! Last night I made a lovely healthy chicken stir fry, my own secret recipe (last time I shared someone stole my recipe for a weekly challenge!) Kids were asking for more! My mum is really enjoying the meals and I guess the break from the kitchen, though she still has to cook for my dad as he is allergic to anything healthy.

I made a special trip to the local farmers market on Tuesday, and was so surprised by the prices. So much cheaper than the supermarket! I came home with a lot of fruit and veggies, so I can make soups and other healthy meals. Everything was bought with the purpose of cooking healthy meals and for me to get in the kitchen way more often. That way I can control the amount of fats and salt going into my food!

Til next time! Keep that inner mongrel running! :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What to do when your workout partner fails to commit!!

I've been pretty excited about the prospect of finally having a workout partner. Sadly things just haven't worked out. each and every time something was committed with out fail there was a cancellation. Now Ive found out that what I was being told as the reason why it didn't happen wasn't the truth at all. 

This is how it all went down in a fiery ball of hell..... for the 3rd time our workout was cancelled. The reason being she had to clean and catch up on the housework. Fine..... I jokingly put a post on her facebook page about no excuses. as I was looking through motivational pics for myself to get on with doing a workout on my own i shared on my OWN timeline pics that would inspire me. 

Later I found out that she took it that it was an attack on her, and had a major vent on facebook going as far as not mentioning my name but basically was about me. Lets just say i apologized and told her the posts were for encouragement not an attack on her. I have to admit that I was completely knocked over by the vent and felt very hurt and insulted. I told her that space is what she needed and space is what I will give her out of respect for her request. I didn't attack her or insult her but felt by what information she had given me I hadn't seen posting motivation pics and on my own facebook page that I did anything wrong. 

She finally told me that she didn't want to tell me the real reason for backing out. I was only trying to go by the timetable that she organised!  So, back to just relying on myself to get out there and JFDI!!! 

I've done it before so no reason why I cant again. 

Right now I am sick with a cold and chestiness but you know what?! I got up nice an early, got on the treadmill (that's been waiting for me to start it up for I don't know how long) and spent 10 minutes walking and running building up a sweat. I next did a fat burner tabata that was a whole body workout. so all together 16 mins or so. A short workout but a workout none the less I sweated and felt so good for doing it! 

See!! Never is a workout regretted! 

I'm so excited the 1st week has been open. I must complete all my measurements and do my fitness test now! :) On with the show! :) xx

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Say it out Loud!

So here is the part where I have to make it public and make my commitment to sticking to the 12wbt program!

Each time I make this commitment I have these little doubts in my head saying you really aren't gonna do well...... Sometimes they are a little too loud and I literally have to shake my head and say NO!! I AM COMMITTING AND THAT IS IT! SHUT UP!

I wrote my commitment on the forums and I let all my friends know so I need to keep my promise and do it! I found where I failed the last couple of rounds is that I kept quiet and didn't let people follow or know where I was at! I would do OK and then go quiet. Where as when I first started I was in the forums, posting on face book, encouraging ones in the 12wbt face book groups and smashing it out in the gym.

So the decision I have now, since we have moved and our situation is different, Is where to workout! I love the outdoors and I love doing weights. Decisions to make!

Its so true, I never regret working out! Walking, running when doing school drop offs. I have this feeling of strength and freedom when I run. Having the right kind of music, shaking my head, wriggling my hips as run, I must look silly but I don't care I love the motivation music gives.

Anyway! Here is my commitment: I commit to being an honest woman of my word, stick to the program and do my best! I know it works so I will give it my all!

There you go! Ive now let the world now I gotta do it!