Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ok, I have been a bit quite. Just a little busy with exercise, and cooking. Aren't the meals fantastic? I loved the Prawn Pad Thai, it was so yummy, we will be having that again. the other dish I've cooked a few times is Cajun Chicken, this is a bif favourite in my house. I think we had it 3 times last week. Looking forward to Laksa tonight.

The exercise is still going well, I'm not having any trouble getting up at 5.30am. Next week might be a little different as Daylight saving starting on Sunday, and 5.30am being so dark.
Tomorrow we have an appointment at Revesby Workers to join the gym. I will then be able to go there when it is too dark in the morning until it lightens up again.

Week 2 weigh-in I lost 1.5kg. was very happy with this. Have lost 6.5kg since the beginning of pre-season. Tomorrow is weigh in day again an I'm hoping for another 1.5kg.

See you tomorrow.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today was a good workout, up at 5.30am and out the door by 6.45am we walked 6.41km, even tackled Valley Rd. This is a huge hill and I got all the way to the top with out stopping HR got to 153 and boy could I hear the heart pounding in my ears. But you know what, I will be doing that again, because it felt real good to get to the top.

Here is a photo of my HR monitor  to show Cals burnt. Still can't get to 500.

This is what happens to your smart phone when you throw it at your husband when you are cranky with him for not concentrating on the timing of your time trial.

No not really, I dropped it on the ground face down on concrete 5 minutes after completing the time trial in 8.44 minutes. have been told it is cheaper to buy a new one that have it repaired. good thing it still works, just a bit more decorated on the front screen. But I was cranky with him for not concentrating on the timing though.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Weigh In Day

Today is weigh in day...

Got up this morning got undressed had a wee and guess what? .8 kilo gone. thats 5 kilos since the start of the preseason. I'm very happy with that.

While I was in Bankstown yesterday looking for some where that I could have my 3 months old smart phone fixed that I dropped and smashed the screen, while I was doing my time trial, I walked past the book shop and noticed Michelle was going to be there signing books today. So after yoga today I took myself up to Bankstown and bought the Crunch Time cookbook, I then waited patiently for the book signing. Here is the result..

A day three photo with Michelle. She is lovely, asked me if I had done all my preseason tasks and if I had watched the live video yesterday. Which I did. She then asked me how I went on weigh in day and I told her I had lost 0.8kg, I told her I had started watching what I ate and exercising preseason, and she asked how much I had lost. I told her 5 kgs. She said that was fantastic. I told her I would see her at the finale party for an after photo she said your on....

Better go and start tomorrow nights dinner as I want to get a walk in this afternoon.


Monday, September 12, 2011


Today is the official start of the 12WBT. I have been working up to this for the last 4 weeks, I was up this morning at 5.30am as I am every morning of the week now. I walked/ran 6 km this morning burnt 388cal. I can walk one telegraph pole run one telegraph pole on the hilly parts and on the flats I can run 2 telegraph poles walk one. this is a great improvement on 4 weeks ago.

I must say except for a few minor niggles I feel fantastic.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Measure Up

Today is Measuring Day, This is the day that you get the home truths.

In Preseason I have lost a few cms but there are still a whole lot more to go. When I measured myself on the 18th August 2011, this was the result.

18/08/2011                     Today 07/09/2011
Chest - 135cm                 Chest - 128cm
Waist - 124cm                 Waist - 119cm
Hips - 123cm                    Hips - 117cm
                                         Thighs - 57cm (L)
                                                      57cm (R)
Weight - 100kg                 Weight - 95.8kgs

I'm happy with the results so far, but I know there is a long way to go, and this 12 weeks is going to get me there.

Here are the before photos, now I thought I would be brave and put them on my blog as this would mean i owned them and it held me accountable for the next 12 weeks journey.

Today was Yoga day, haven't been for awhile, but it was good to be back, still burned 199 cals even doing yoga.

Well tomorrow is shopping day, I'm very excited to get the plans so I can start losing a few more cms.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wow Time fly doesn't it? 5 days since my last post and 2 more preseason tasks open. Kitchen Makeover was on Thursday, I didn't have to do too much for this as I have been following a reasonablly good eating plan for the last couple of years. So there wasn't any junk food in my house except for Steve's Potato chips, he's going to get rid of these as well and only have them in the house on Mondy's when I'm not home.

Preseason Task 7 Diarize and Organise, Got out my diary and started to put in Red Flag events, not too many in the next 12 weeks, Some things just pop up though, a very good friend rang me the other day to say she would like to get together with me in the coming months so this could be a red flag, as this would be a trip to the Gold Coast to see her and another old school chum who has had to start chemo again as her cancer is back with a vengeance. Will see what happens about this...

I exercise best in the morning and been doing just that for the last 3 weeks since preseason opened, staying on track pretty well. This is how my week will shape up.

Sunday - Fitness

Monday - Tone (one of Michelle's DVDs)

Tuesday - Fitness (now this is the day I'm going to do my Super Saturday as this is my Saturday) going to try and burn 1000cals

Wednesday - Yoga class also bulk cooking day as this is my Sunday

Thursday - Fitness

Friday - Tone

Saturday - Rest Day, (this is my rest day because I go to dietitian every fortnight at 6.15am, then I go to the Farmers Market at 6.30am to do weekly fruit and vegetable shop and then to work, 9am-5pm, and some times I even work 6.00pm-9.30pm at a playcentre so I just cannot possible fit exercise in.

This is what you have to do when you work in retail and work Saturday and Sundays.

The exercise is still going great my fitness has really improved, I'm even trying to do a little running my knees are a little niggly at the moment but I will just do it gradually I haven't exercised regularly for at least the last 8 years but this time I'm quite determined to do it.

Bring on Thursday when week one is released I'm so looking forward to it.

In the last 3 weeks, I have got rid of 4 kgs and 20cm so I'm happy with the progress so far, and I'm really pumped...