Monday, October 25, 2010

Body Challenge Week 2

Well it's 9 days into the Body Challenge, and I have only missed going to the gym twice, and I am not going to feel too bad about that, because in the last 9 days I have worked 6, 3 of them 12 hour night duty shifts. On Saturday we had our first group fitness test, and yep, it's official, I am terribly unfit, but hey, that's partly the reason for doing the challenge. I probably don't do enough cardio, primarily sticking to my programme, so intend to add more cardio and do a few more classes. I did do a body pump class on Friday, wow, what a workout you get from that, I discovered I had muscles in places I didn't think possible, and boy did they let me know that they had been awakened. The other area of this, is the lite'n'easy, and I am pleased to say that I have stuck to this 100%, I have not had one other morsal of food aside from the plan .... woohoo ........ and as part of it I find myself eating a lot more fruit than I usually do. I am not sure if I have actually lost any weight to date, but I must say I am feeling better, and definitely seem to have more energy :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Total Body Challenge - Week 1

On Saturday I started a Total Body Challenge at Satori Gym, and have decided to blog about it, firstly as I am hoping that it will keep me honest and committed to what I am doing, and also, anyone who might read my blog may inspire me, or viceversa. This is my before photo, I must admit it has been a dilemma on whether to post it or not, because it is definitely not flattering, but have decided to, for me, to shock me into the reality of this is what I look like, and hopefully to motivate and inspire me into making the changes I need to, and hopefully I will at the end be able to post a after photo that looks awesome:)

I must admit, this is going to be a challenge for me, as I am not the most physically active person, always finding excuses, even tho my weight hasn't changed a great deal in the last ten years, my fat distribution ...........

It all started a couple of weeks ago, I went into the city to buy a new dress and when trying some on, let's say the mirrors showed me much more of me than I had ever wanted to see, yep I had back fat ........ ewwww. That same day in the mail came a flyer from Satori about the body challenge. I decided that someone out there was telling me that the time had come that I needed to do something about it, so I signed up for the challenge, and have gone on to Lite n'easy to help me along, so I don't have to think about the food side of things for the duration of the challenge.

Anyway on Saturday, I got measured, weighed, scanned, and met with my personal trainer who designed a programme that would help me on my way to achieve the result I want. The other thing that I discovered on Saturday, is the challenge is also a competition between all the girls that have taken up the challenge ..... so now this is not just about me getting fitter, looking better, it's about winning (lol lol it's a thought). Well 3 days in, I have been to the gym every day for about 1 1/2 and have stuck totally to the Lite n'easy plan. Tonight I start night duty, and usually I just graze my way through it with comfort food, this aint gonna happen if I am gonna stick to my plan. My other intention is to go to the gym each morning on the way home from work, if only just to go on the treadmill for 1/2 hour. I have 3 night duties, so will be interesting to see how I go. During this period I have also decided to cut out alcohol, and give up smoking (the giving up smoking is for good I hope.)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Day 100: April 10 2010

Trev's friend Paul came over with his gorgeous baby boy Tyler. The boys mosied on down to the Pub as I has some stuff to do, then I went to join them :)

Day 99: April 9 2010

Friday night, staying in, relaxing in the spa, this is the life :)

Day 93: April 3 2010

The Spa has finally arrived, is installed and here we are turning it on .... woohoo :)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 90: March 31 2010

First time in over 3 months I have come home to an empty house and am spending the night on my own ..... Trev is hanging out with a mate for the night .... feels very very weird ....... funny how you can get used to things in a relative short period of time :-?

Day 89: March 30 2010

The spa was delivered today, but couldn't be installed as it wouldn't fit in through the arch, the width was ok, but I totally forgot about the height .... grrrrr .... lucky I have fantastic neighbours that by pulling down some of the fence can get it in through their place ..... so now have to wait till Sat :(