Thursday, January 27, 2011

Bikini Beach Workout

Everybody say "yeah".....!!!!!!!

Okay okay I am so so so excited.

I weighed myself this morning and I am another 1.3kgs down. That is a total loss of 2.3kgs. Woot woot. I am doing a happy dance. All the walking and exercise is paying off - of course - as well as the new food regime.

Now I am not an expert. I am not a diet guru but you need to know one secret and I am hoping that I can continue to abide by it too. THIS IS NOT A DIET IT IS A LIFESTYLE CHANGE. Too many times we all go on 'diets' and lose weight but lo and behold as soon as we get down to a wonderful weight we all start eating unhealthy foods again. Energy in, Energy out. What you put in your body must be worked off in exercise. Is it any wonder our ancestors weren't obese. Nope they all worked damn hard and never worried about there weight. Of course they didn't have takeaway stores on every corner and chocolate bars at every register at the supermarket. It does come down to CHANGE. I am still getting my head around it. As much as there is temptation in my house (chocolate and cupcakes) I have not given in. I no longer want to be fat. I want to be proud of my body. I want to look in the mirror and not shiver from looking at the fattie looking back at me.

Anyway - enough babbling.
Sorry this blog is about my feelings and thoughts.
I do hope you get some inspiration from me.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Okay as you know I have been having sugar withdrawal headaches (at least I think that is what it is) and now I am getting cramping in my right calf muscle. OMG...!!!! I woke up and went for a 'walk' yesterday. I say that as I got half way along my route when the calf muscle was so sore that I had to start limping and limped the rest of the way home. It was very hard on my left leg. It was sore for the rest of the day until I put on some thongs and it was hurting less (go figure). Still a bit tender today but I will live. Hoping that I can go for a walk later today if it isn't raining.

I got my interval timer yesterday. Woot. Here is what it looks like.

I got it from here.

Haven't used it yet. I had all intentions of using it for the first time last night when DH was at Ten Pin Bowling and I was by myself but I ended up hitting the pillow about 9.30pm - unheard of for me. Oh and I got woken up at 11.15 by DH making so much noise when he came home. So much for a good nights sleep. But I still feel refreshed and energized. Can only get better right.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Is there any such thing as good takeaway...???

I really don't think there is a good takeaway. What do you think....???? My family got fish and chips last night - and no I did not cave. I got myself some 'grilled' fish. To tell you the truth it didn't looked very grilled to me. I did eat a nice salad with it too but it wasn't the healthiest. It was coated with flour - I think. Hmmmmm.

I haven't been to a restaurant yet but will venture out to probably Hogsbreath soon as they have the best steak. No sauce of course. Salad or vegies. Hmmm last time I went and got vegies they were too under cooked for my liking so thinking salad is the way to go.

As for my exercise. Still going for a walk every morning at 5. 45am (at least that is when I get up). Get home at 6.30am every morning. During the day I am doing lots of small sessions of squats, pilates ab work and weights for my fabby arms. If you aren't sore than I don't think you are doing it right or doing enough reps. I feel good if I am sore in the morning.....!!!! LOL.

Okay enough babbling from me.

Just thought I would show you the yummy omelette I
had for breakfast the other morning.
Capsicum and spinach with some cheese. OMG delish.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Woot we have some success

I woke up this morning and thought I would jump on the scales before coffee and breakfast. I was a little scared that it wouldn't show any difference but it said 88.7kgs (different starting weight on my scales to Zumba in Melbourne scales). Woot. That means I have lost 1kg already in 5days. I am so stoked you would not believe.

I have been having serious sugar withdrawals though. Thursday night after I got back from Zumba I was feeling quite nauseous and had a mega headache. I went to bed pretty early (for me anyway). I did ride home on my bike that night too and boy talk about insects. I nearly had a nice meal of them. Thankfully I wear glasses coz I am sure they would have been in my eyes. Such a difference when it goes dark to when I rode down there.

So I am getting there. The headaches are going to be worth it. Hopefully they will disappear in the next week or so.

Oh forgot to say on Monday the 17th that it was officially the Anniversary DH and I gave up smoking. Woo hoo. I am officially a 'Non Smoker'. So excited.

have a good weekend ladies.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Almost to the end of week one. Phew it has been hard but I am getting there. Every time I go for a walk in the morning and I think of slowing down I just keep reminding myself that "you are fat, keep walking". I can just imagine seeing me walking on the side of the road talking to myself but I have to do it or I wouldn't stay motivated. I need to make up some kind of inspiration board or at least set some kind of goals for myself that I can achieve.

Amy (my Zumba instructor) commented that it looked like I am doing the most exercise currently so I will definately keep at it. The only reason why I started Zumba was because I needed to lose weight and I was carrying so much fluid in my legs from lack of exercise and water. I was barely drinking any water at all let alone 8 glasses. So I am totally and utterly motivated and committed to lose at least 1kg a week so that would mean that I need to lose 12kgs. Is it possible...?? Don't know. I guess we will see. If I build muscle (which weighs more than fat) than it may be a little out of reach. Will see.

Hello to Michelle my only follower. If you start your weightloss/fitness blog let me know and I will read about your journey. It is always fun.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Just Lois Gymwear Collection

I have found an absolutely fabulous gymwear collection at Just Lois. This gear is super stylish and it is also oh so cheap. I am so happy I found it. Bought only a couple things for now and if they turn out the way I am hoping I will be buying lots more.

Okay so day one was challenging but it is only the first day. I changed a lot of foods around as I didn't like some of the foods that we were supposed to eat. It is a challenge after all and it is not a dictatorship so I should be allowed to eat what I like when I like. It is all my fault if I am eating the wrong things - right....!!!!! I found some yummy recipes yesterday online so am really excited about using them but will wait until I have done one week and see what Jason has to say about what I should be eating.

Ashley is really interested in my exercising. She does sometimes get in the way but she is pretty good with it all. Hoping this will be how she is when the boys go to school and kinder and will be able to do all my workouts during the day and not have to worry about nighttime exercise. Woot. I am going out later this morning and as soon as we get back I will try out some of the workout exercises from Bodyrock today. Woot. Wish me luck. I am not strong in the muscles and there are lots of swats.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 1

It is day one of the 12 Week challenge. Am so excited. Full of energy. Got up at 5.45am and went for a 40min walk. Feeling a little sore this morning from all the exercises I was 'practicing' yesterday so I can get my big butt in to gear.

Did an Ideal Weight calculation and according to my height and age I should be about 64kgs. Thank god. Every other time I have done one of those I am supposed to be about 54kgs but then again I was putting in my height wrong. I am 4cms taller than I thought I was. LOL. Woot. Now I can realistically get down to that weight. So that means I have to lose 22kgs. I really do think that is so possible. Woot. Another good morning.

The video in yesterdays post is fabulous. I did the 10min workout. OMG the last one - T's up - where you roll up to a sitting position was a killer. My abs etc are so sore now but - of course in a good way. Tomorrow I will be trying out one of the workouts by Zuzana here. Now that is a rock hard body that I would love to achieve. I bought myself an Interval Timer (the one that she uses). Can't wait until it arrives. I would love to get the Dip Station/stand but they don't ship to Australia and noone stocks them here. I have emailed them and waiting for a reply but am not liking my chances but will have to see.

Trying to work out what snack to have now.
Have a good day everyone.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

10 min Pilates abs workout

Weigh In

Height: 157cm
Weight: 86.7kgs (lighter than I thought)
Body Fat: 41.7%
Fat Viscal Rating: 9
Lean Mass kg: 48.1kg
Waist: 92cm
Hips: 110cm
Thighs: 65cms
Arms: 35cms (OMG)

Okay so I am officially a fatty. I have struggled with my weight all my life but after having three kids it has gotten a bit crazy. I will not show my before photos to you as I am totally disgusted with the way I look and no point really as I don't have any after photos anyway.

The Zumba in Melbourne 12 Week Weight Loss Challenge is going to test me big time but hoping it will be what gets me going to my journey to thinness.

I was once down to a low of 62kgs and a fabulous small size 12. I lived on cigarettes, alcohol and went out every weekend and partied hard. The only real exercise I did was walking to the train station every morning - only because my work provided free transport home. If it weren't for that I wouldn't have been that small. Isn't it funny how bad habits lead to you either being too skinny or too fat. In my case I was unhealthy thin. I was happy - don't get me wrong but it never crossed my mind that I was actually losing weight at the time as I was not obsessed with it. Now it is on my mind most of the time. Every time I eat a lolly or a piece of chocolate that I know I shouldn't have I make myself sad. I will endure it.

I have found lots of exercises to do on You Tube and wow are there some hard ones on there. I would love to get myself an Ab Circle Pro but DH says it is just another one of those exercise machines that don't do anything. I don't know. I would love to give it a try but he won't even let my do it. I can get one for $109 - $90 off the actual price. I might just get it and he will have to get angry with me.

Anyway - tomorrow is the first day of the 12 Week challenge. Wish me luck I certainly do need it.