Sunday, March 30, 2008

Focus... and feeling good

Thanks girls for your suggestions re my last post! I bought some Evening Primrose Oil this week so I'm giving it a go and hope it helps.

Well what a difference a week makes! This week has been fantastic and I'm feeling great. Moody?? Nah - not me!! That is all behind me now and I've really focused my energies this week on good clean eating, and good hard exercise. 3 weights workouts, 6 cardio sessions and 1 yoga session all done this week! We took the dogs for a long walk yesterday morning and it was just glorious - perfect weather, good company (OH and the dogs!) - life is good!
I had a delicious meal last night - satay chicken skewers with salad - yum! Add a glass of wine and I was a happy little vegemite. Today's focus is drinking my 3 litres of water, I always forget to drink on weekends.

I'm having a rest day today, my whole lower body is aching, from lower back all the way down to the arches in my foot. I think this is because I spent 6 hours in the car on Friday... I'm due for a chiro adjustment this week, so hopefully he'll sort me out. I feel like I need to be "un-kinked"!

This is my favourtie pic of our Alaskan Malamute, Shavez. I want to get this photo blown up and framed, I just think it captures his personality perfectly.

Have a fantastic week everyone!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


I've had the most horrible emotional week and a half... hormones have really played havoc with me for some reason this month. Its not so much been mood-swings, more like split personality! LOL! I have never felt such horrendous PMT. I have gone from calm and serene, to down and depressed, to stressed and panic-y, and then back to being down in the dumps. There's not been a lot of "ups", I've been a very unhappy camper, and not a nice person to be around!

Anyway, the storm broke yesterday - unfortunately we were out shopping for cars at the time, and I ended up sitting in our car gasping with the most painful cramps and nausea that I can ever remember. 4 panadol did not even take the edge off. As soon as we got home I spent the rest of the morning curled up with a heat bag. I dont want to go through that again next month!

Apart from me being a basket-case all weekend, we had a nice Easter break. Had some friends over for dinner and few games of table tennis on Friday night, but mostly we just relaxed. I will even venture to say that we were a bit bored. No renovations, no gallavanting about. Just some quiet home time.

Did shoulders and back yesterday, felt very weak due to T.O.M. Then I followed it with a 20 minute jog, which I was surprised I managed since my legs felt rubbery. Got home yesterday afternoon feeling all motivated so I took the dogs for a walk and then went for a 4km jog. Feeling it a bit this morning though - especially since I trained legs this morning! I think my hammies and calves are going to be sore tomorrow!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Feel-good cardio

I had a lovely cruisy day today. OH got up at 5am (yes, on a Saturday morning!!) to go fishing... silly things that boys do, really... anyway, so I slept in until 8.30am!! Kept having weird dreams though, so I still didn't feel too rested.

It was a nice relaxed day... still did washing and cleaning, but also enjoyed some "me" time with a good book, and some play time with the animals. I downloaded a heap of great songs too, so my ipod is all up to date with some good tunes.

My favourtie song of the moment is Faker - Are you Magnetic?... also got some Cut Copy, Architecture in Helsinki, Presets, Laura Marling, Cog, Serj Tankian, Lupe Fiasco, Feist...

Anyway, I was waiting for OH to come home from fishing so we could go vote, so I decided to listen to a few of my new tunes. I ended up having a spur-of-the-moment cardio session from dancing about to my new music! You know how they say "dance like there's no-one watching"? Well that's how I was dancing. It was crazy, leaping-around kind of dancing. I seriously hope the neighbours couldn't see me. A couple of songs in, I broke out into this huge grin, and then I just started laughing - I had the BEST time! I actually dont remember the last time I had so much fun on my own! I kept going for about half an hour because I felt so good and happy. I was quite out of breath afterwards too.

So now that you all think I'm a weirdo, I'm signing off! Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


I woke up this morning to a lovely surprise... today is mine and OH's 9 year anniversary, and look what he surprised me with:

Isn't he sweet? I am so spoilt! I was looking at this stuff on Sunday up at Rebel sport! Now I just have to get my butt into gear and get to the gym so I can wear it!

I'm still feeling extremely tired. I seem to pick up during the day, but mornings are the worst - I feel like I can barely open my eyes, let alone lift a weight. I rested all weekend, then got a crappy nights sleep on Sunday night. So I slept in on Monday :( I did come home after work and get stuck into an Amy Bento Aerobics DVD, absolutely CAINED my calf muscles too, but then couldn't get up Tuesday morning either - and this is just not like me. Maybe I need to take some more supplements, or increase my carbs or something.

Not much else has been happening! We had a game of table-tennis with my mum and dad on the weekend, and it was so much fun that when we left their place we went straight to the shops to buy one! So we've got that set up now in the rumpus room, and we had a quick hit last night. It will good for a few laughs when friends come around, especially if I'm playing!
Have a great day!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Off colour

I've been feeling a bit off colour for the last 3 or 4 days, I had indigestion for a couple of days straight, and since yesterday I've been feeling a bit dizzy and woozy. Just a little bit - like this morning when I leaned over to take off my gym shoes I nearly tipped all the way forward! Walking up stairs has me feeling a little light-headed. I've still trained, although I did take a rest day on Tuesday.

I felt a bit off balance during step this morning. I rolled my ankle during the class too - managed to stop myself from falling over though, how embarrassing!!

OH has been feeling a bit unwell for the last day or two as well, so I wonder if there's some bug going around?

Anyway, my trip to the hairdresser was successful, and I now have wavy hair. She chopped a good bit of length off too to get rid of the dry ends, so its above my shoulder now. I have to say though, just sitting in the chair with the rods in my hair, smelling that perming solution, brought back many childhood memories! Those curling rods HURT! And the solution stinks, I ended up with a headache for the rest of the day.

AND the jury is still out as to whether I like it or not!!! OH just smiles and says "Its nice" - which really means nothing!!! Someone told me yesterday that they prefer straight hair on me...

I will post a pic once I get the colour done in a few weeks, then you can see the finished product and judge for yourself!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Saturday, March 01, 2008


730... That’s how many calories my HR monitor said I burned in 60 minutes yesterday during Step… and my goodness you should have seen my face afterwards, talk about beetroot-face! I really gave it everything I had, I mean I was absolutely spent afterwards, and I was even a bit naughty and left before the abdominal and cool-down tracks. I then came home and took my measurements and was pleasantly surprised to have lost 2cm off my hips in the last two weeks! Yay! I do think I overdid it though, my eyes felt like they were bulging out of my head for about an hour afterwards, it felt very weird, and I contemplated calling the eye surgeon, but it went away. I was so tired for the rest of the day too – could not stop yawning!

I took a photo of my arm last night – I’m loving getting a little bit leaner because I start to see arm dents appear again. I took this photo in a bathroom mirror, with the heat lamps on… the heat lamps just put the right amount of shadow on and I laugh at myself because I stand there brushing my teeth every night posing my left arm until I can see some definition LOL! I just LOVE shapely female arms with some muscle, so its nice to get a bit of visual proof that all the hard work is slowly paying off. Still a ways to go yet before I reach my goals, lower body is where I need to see more improvements.

Tomorrow is hairdresser day… I may just chicken out yet, not sure! OH says he thinks my face is the wrong shape for wavy hair… we’ll see I guess!!

Hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend!