Sunday, November 24, 2013

The latest news ...

     I've been scarce and hardly visited or commented on blogs, nor have I photographed or posted updates much less painted my toe nails, but thought I'd share with y'all what's going on. 
     Besides going to gym, batting to get my housekeeper to work according to my Flylady schedule, school year ending, text books and stationery for 2014 needing to be purchased, I finally bit the bullet and decided to go with my own hosted blog.
     So without further ado ... please would grab your coffee and click the image below to visit my overhauled blog ... there is still some debris around from the move, so mind your step for the next few days ... if you a follower via bloglovin, please would you click the icon at the bottom of the new blog to follow, I managed to create two profiles and can't get them to merge and then managed to lose all my followers too ... hope to see you there, Wendy.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday Weigh In : November 21 = Slow 'n steady

Another day, another chance

Todays Weigh In :
Weight                      : 77.9 kgs = 171.4 lbs
Lost this week           : 500g = 1lb 1.637oz
Total loss to date      :  1.2 kgs

Goal weight              : 74 kgs (Goal set according to Weigh Less calculation)
To reach goal            : 3.9 kg

After my little wobbly weigh in on Wednesday I was really feeling down and almost completely blew off my eating plan.  But after a day or three of feeling sorry for myself and a little, no to be truthful a lot disappointed I decided to get back on track and push myself.

So since Sunday I worked it - walking the dog on Sunday and going every day so far this week and hitting the treadmill and its paying off.

This week I'm going to keep at it and push even harder.  I want this for me, for how I feel about myself and I know each day that I hit the exercises and treadmill I'm getting stronger and fitter and I'm finding that slowly my energy levels are increasing and I'm feeling a whole lot better in general.

Hope you've had a successful week.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday ... just before Monday - getting the Intentions organised

After my disappointing weigh in on Wednesday, I've had a bit of a rough time and indulged a little as I was feeling sorry for myself.  I didn't go too crazy, but I did not weigh all my food nor did I check that I was having all that my Formula allows.

I now have today and two more days until the next weigh in and before I do that, I'm going to get around to doing a comprehensive measurement exercise and LOG my measurement, so that I can see for myself how many centimetres I'm losing.  I've know many people not to lose much weight, but lose centimetres and look phenomenal.  I may well be saying these things just to pacify myself - not sure its working though ... lol.
However, today I decided that I INTEND to keep a food diary and log all that goes into my mouth on MyFitnessPal.  Also, I will do a more regular check in on my app on the day I go to Weigh-Less for my WeighIn because :

Check In

To help track your progress, you should record your weight periodically. We suggest
once a week because your weight fluctuates daily due to uncontrollable factors like
water. Try to always weigh yourself at the same time of day - we suggest early in the
morning before breakfast.

Taking your measurements can be an even better gauge of your progress because when
you burn fat and build heavier muscle, your weight may not change or even increase
 even though your body is tighter and smaller. We suggest taking your measurements
every 2-4 weeks.

So, starting with today, this is how my food diary looks so far

Food diary for 14 November
Apple, Oats and Cinnamon Smoothie (235 calories)
100g apple, cored and chopped
175 ml smooth fat free yoghurt
20g rolled oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 drops of vanilla
4 ice cubes
Whizz in the blender and enjoy
1 slice Milk Tart (240 calories)
Low Gi Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (230 calories)
37g biltong (94 calories)
Rump Steak (70g)
Green Salad
Boiled egg

Water intake
2 litres
On the good side of things - my tickets are booked and I couldn't be happier or more excited about going to the wedding if I tried.  It's great to know that both my girls are looking forward to seeing me as well and I'll get to spend three special days with them, namely New Years, Taryn & TJs Wedding and Taryns' birthday.

Liam's cast comes off tomorrow morning and I trust that alls A-Okay with his forearm now.

Is anyone else battling with how quickly the weeks are flying by?  I just feel that I'm just getting into the swing of the week when Friday rolls around!

Hope your weekend has been awesome ... I'm going to have a gr8 week ... hope you do too,

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday Weigh In : November 14 = Disappointing

Todays Weigh In :
Weight                      : 78.4 kgs = 172.5 lbs
Gained this week      : 200g = 0lb 7.0548oz
Total loss to date      : 700g

Goal weight              : 74 kgs (Goal set according to Weigh Less calculation)
To reach goal            : 4.4 kg

It's really difficult not to let it get you down when you've been exercising and mostly keeping to the eating plan (to say that I did not indulge in anything bad is putting it mildly - I declined so many nice things and really behaved better than the week before)  to then hop on the scale, fully expecting it to be going in the downwards direction, only to see it climb a little. 

Now 200g = 0lb 7.0548oz is not a lot and since I had been doing some (Blog)Pilates and could feel the muscles getting bulkier, it could well be that I'm building muscle, which in fact weighs more than fat.  But, lets see how I go ... feeling a little disappointed and despondent at the moment.

How are you doing?


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Wednesday Weigh In

Go me ... go me!

I'm happy, excited and celebrating me! Although I did not stick with the eating plan 100% due to an outing to the Photo Expo, a visit to the US Consulate and a slice of divine cheesecake last night, I still lost.  I admit, I was far more focussed and conscious this week and it paid off.  Last night, a second slice of cheesecake was tempting, but I told it to be quiet and packed it in the container for the men of the house to enjoy today.

Todays Weigh In :

Weight                 : 78.2 kgs
Loss this week     : 1kg
Total loss to date : 900g (sadly I had picked up 100g when I weighed in last week)
Goal weight         : 74 kgs (Goal set according to Weigh Less calculation)
To reach goal      : 4.2 kg

I'm hoping to achieve the above goal within the next 4 weeks.  I will admit, that I'd like to get down to 70kgs, but am not pressuring myself with that right now, once I reach goal weight, I get a few more points on my Vitality and I'm working hard towards attaining my points.  In the meantime though,  I'm just so thrilled to see the scale actually moving in the downward direction instead of upwards as it did last week.


I did the Bikini Blast 1 (or so I thought, but somehow got to the second one - either way - they work you) workout mentioned in yesterdays post this morning and then this evening will go to the gym with my boys and hit the treadmill.  Unfortunately, my home workouts don't register on my Vitality Health points so I don't 'earn' anything for them.  So going to the gym and hitting the treadmill at least it counts.

Well friends, that's my story for the day - hope you're having a magical day.

Train insane or remain the same - Cassey Ho

The BEST project you could ever work on is YOU!
Monday was another crazy day as I headed to the US Consulate for my Visa Interview.  I'm so excited that my Visa has been approved and I've been granted a 10 year multiple entry.  With two daughters in the USA its a relief to know that if I need to get there for any life events my biggest concern will be the airticket, not a Visa.  One of my goals, besides earning Vitality points for losing weight through my Weigh Less Programme (and a reduced membership fee) is that I'd really like to look healthier for my daughters wedding in January that I'm going to be attending.

So yesterday, although I did not eat all that I am expected to eat on my plan, and my timing was all off and where I'd usually have stopped at a garage on the way home for a quick snack, I instead kept control and ate a pack of muesli (dry oats are not the easiest to eat ... lol) on my way home and finished off my first half litre of water.  My boys gym on a Monday and Wednesday evening and since I did not go to gym yesterday morning, I decided to join them.  I did the Weight Loss walk on the treadmill and some legs. 
Drink your water!
I am glad that I love water and have since I was a girl, its just the retraining of the brain to remember to grab it before you reach for the kettle to make coffee.  So yesterday I actually consumed more than what I'm told I should and knocked back 2.5 liters.  I'm working on being more conscious about the amount of water I'm drinking.  With it being Summer here in the Southern Hemisphere its also easier to reach for the water.

As I looked at my blog this morning, I noticed a new post by Cassey over at Blogilates, so hopped on over there and noticed the Love Handle Hysteria workout under the weeks videos.  So I had a look and decided to join in ... oh boy, although I could not do as many of each of the exercises that Cassey did, I gave it a good go.

While doing the routine, I decided to check out a few of her other routines and decided on the following as my weeks workouts (preparation in life is key) (I'm linking to the workouts so that I won't waste time trying to find them)

Monday : Treadmill and three other leg machines at the gym
Tuesday :  Morning Love Handle Hysteria | Evening : Walk the dog with Schatz & Ab workout
Wednesday :  Morning : Treadmill and Elliptical Machine | Evening : Bikini Blaster 1 Workout
Thursday : Morning :  Bikini Blaster 2 : Sexy Legs | Evening : Walk the dog with Schatz
Friday : Morning : Treadmill and Elliptical Machine | Evening : Bikini Blaster 3 : Abs Abs Abs
Sunday : Morning : Possibly laps at the gym pool | Evening : Muffin top Massacre

What have you planned for the week?  Getting a little more active?  Eating a little healthier?  Cutting back on a bit of the sugar?

Do it for you first, not for them.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Launching into another week

Just like that we're on the threshold of another new week.  My household members were complaining on Friday that it should only have been Wednesday.  The week really flew by in a hurry and what a busy week it was.

I only managed to get to gym on Wednesday, so this week I need to get back into the rhythm and my intentions are to do a few more Blogilate workouts.  I've been far more conscious and committed this week to my eating planning and am trusting that the scale will show some movement.  Two more days and we'll know for sure.

Tomorrow I'm off to the US Consulate for my Visa Interview and much prepare my breakfast and snack this evening as I'll be heading out early to avoid the Monday traffic.

I also need to spend a little time planning the meals.  My Schatz enjoyed the Weigh Less Meatballs I made and is keen on having them again, so that's one meal I will make and I would like to try another Weigh Less Meal.

So, off to do some planning, printing for my Interview and get geared for the week.  Hope you've planned your meals and your week.

Let me know how you're doing.

Healthy influences happy ... be happy!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday Weigh In - Not a good one

This is how it went :
Weight today :  79.2 kgs
Gain of 100g over the last week

Well, I did not get off to a good start and am not at all surprised by the 100 grams gain, and its all my own fault and a case of bad planning and some serious craziness that's gone on - like a visit to UIF on Friday morning where I forgot my snack and water behind, spending Monday morning having my son having his arm xrayed and finding he'd fractured it and all that without breakfast or snack and then rushing yesterday to try and secure an earlier interview date at the US Embassy - shew - poor excuses, but they do influence the days rhythm anyway.

I now have a goal to work towards as well and the goal is that my ex in-laws are paying for me to fly to the USA to attend my daughters wedding and I'd like to look better, leaner and fitter by the end of December - that gives me two months to get 'down 'n dirty'!  She moved the date from 9th November to January when her Dad told her that this was happening. 
I'm going to be planning my meals for the next week and am working towards doing a few more blogilate workouts and to keep hitting the gym.

A little disappointed because I did not prepare well, but as I said, not surprised, but happy it wasn't more.

So friend, how's your week going? 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Weigh-Less Frikkadels

When my sister rejoined Weigh-Less she had two new cookbooks that she had bought at her meeting which had some mighty fine recipes in them, so I asked her to buy them for me, which she kindly did.  This week, I needed some inspiration and took a peep at the Dinner one and found a recipe for 'meatballs' or as they were better know in the old South Africa, Frikkadels (you got to say that with an Afrikaans accent though).

So I bought all the ingredients, did the preparation before lunchtime, popped them in the fridge as per the instructions and then finished them off later in the afternoon.  I did add a few extra herbs to the recipe and also made a 1kg batch as I have no idea what I'd do with a spare 250g of mince.

I'm not the best meatball maker but Moms meatballs are famous and in demand in our family and I felt a little apprehensive going into this whole frikkadel making event ... but, the men in my household loved them.  Schatz who when I handed him his dinner plate told me he didn't think he'd finish half of his plate as he'd only eaten his lunch at around 15:30, ended up having seconds.  The boys raved and I'm just happy I've found a recipe that works.

I made them all meatballs sandwiches with some of the left overs for work and school today ... its worth trying this recipe.

1 Serve = 1 Veg + 1 ½ Protein
Serves 8 – Suitable for members on all Steps
Prep time : 10 min
Cooking time : 40 min
200g tomato
200g onion
20ml Weigh-Less Extra Virgin Olive Oil
750g lean beef mince
40g rolled oats, raw
100ml Ultramel Skim Milk
25ml brown vinegar
½ sachet Knorr Cup-a-Soup Lite, Spicy Tomato
Weigh-Less Non-Stick Spray
salt and pepper
Remove the stem core from the tomatoes and score the bottom with a sharp knife. Plunge the tomatoes in boiling hot water for 30 seconds, remove from water and peel off skins. Roughly chop the tomatoes and onions and fry in the oil until translucent. Mix with the remaining ingredients and leave to chill in fridge for 1 hour. Remove from fridge and break into 16 even sized pieces. Roll into balls and brown in a pan that has been coated with non-stick spray. Once browned, place on a tray and bake in a 180°C oven for 30 minutes or cooked through. Serve.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday : 23 October 2013

Well ... I got on anyway this morning and it almost did  make me cry, but I have been weighing myself regularly, so it wasn't a big shock.  The only difference is that I weigh myself first thing in the morning in my birth suit, whereas this morning I was weighed with my clothing on - maybe I'm just mentioning this to make myself feel better?  But today, almost two years later and months of telling myself I should get back on the bandwagon, I went back to Weigh-Less.

Another motivator is that I earn Vitality points as well and I'm almost at the next level where I earn more discounts at Clicks and Dischem.

After the weigh in, I headed to gym and hit the treadmill for a good 15 minutes fatburn session of the treadmill.  As I was leaving, the owner of the gym pointed me to the work out room - oh no way sir, but he did ask if I've ever had an assessment and I don't remember doing it, but he convinced me to book in for one on Friday morning - and no coffee beforehand ... yikes.


Height   :  1.63cm (I've lost another 3cms of height and that's worrying to me)
Weight  :   80.1kgs (I have never ever in my entire life, including pregnancies, weighed this much)

My first meal on the new plan was my breakfast which was 100ml low fat yoghurt and 25g of Weigh-less Fruit Muesli.

So, now that the worst part of the day is over - let me ask you, how's your day going?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday Motivation : Nobody cares about your excuses

This is so in your face and whether we like to believe it or not, there's really only 'us' standing in our own way.  The old saying, "where there's a will, there's a way" is so true.  You hear stories regularly of people achieving amazing feats despite a hundred obstacles standing in their way - with that in mind - do we really have the right to sit and whinge and whine and make pitiful little excuses -


If this has motivated you, then plan your week now!

Decide that no matter how tired, uninspired or busy you are, you'll make 15 minutes to get on the treadmill or take the dog for a walk twice this week, that you'll do it - FOR YOU! 

Find the time to shop for the right food and spend a few minutes planning the weeks menu.  Find ways to make time the time, not excuses.

You are the caretaker of you and you deserve to be looked after as well.  So if it means forfeiting 15 minutes of TV time, getting up 15 minutes earlier, or arranging tomorrows needs today (by this I mean doing tomorrows shopping today, or doing some of the dinner prep today) then do it.

Get out of the "I'm too busy" mindset and get into the 'this is for me first, my health, my quality of life and my family"  mindset.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday check-in

So yesterday morning I really was flat - Schatz had gone out on a CPF patrol at 2am and from there I slept very restlessly and then around 4am the dogs in and around our street, including out own, were barking like crazy and he told me they had been chasing a house burglar. 

You can guess then, I did not go to gym in the morning.  I decided to join the boys when they went in the evening and all I could manage was 15 minutes on the treadmill.  I'm not quite sure why I'm feeling a little flat in my joints, but I really felt unable to push it.  Its still more than I was doing a year ago and as the image above says, "Everyone starts somewhere"!

So this morning I got up, took the boys to school and then thought, hmmm lets check out Cassys' Blogilates which I found over the weekend and was watching some of on Sunday morning.  I decided to try POP Pilates for Beginners: Ab Time!   I also did some arms exercises with my dumbells. 

Oh my oh my - did I battle to get through this workout - and what it tells me is, I need to get a lot more real about it if I want to get rid of this tummy.  My sister Norma mentioned doing a Pilates class at her gym and how it had whacked her, so I was inspired to say the least to give it a try.

I could not do the entire workout and the weird thing, my joints were creaking ... lol ... not sure what that's all about but there were distinct clacks as I started and my abs are feeling a little worked as I sit here.

Have a healthy day now.

Monday, October 14, 2013

How to SUCCEED and SMASH through your goals by Simon Stanley

Simon here with some more awesome content for you, I really hope this helps you focus and smash through your goals and live an exciting, INCREDIBLE lifestyle!

How to Create Effective Goals

We all have things we want to accomplish in life and, for the most part, we do our best to achieve those goals. Sometimes, however, we manage to set goals that aren't effective or achievable and this can cause us a great deal of strife.

How do you know if your goals are effective and achievable?

The first thing to do is jot down the resources you'll need to attain your goal, both physical resources and mental ones. If there's something you need to complete before you can make your goal a reality, prioritize the steps you must take to complete that task first.

Once your resources are in place, you've opened up the highway for achievement. Let's see how to enter the on-ramp so you can be on your way!

Here are some strategies you can use to create effective goals you can achieve:

1. Make sure your goal is specific. Set a measurable goal so you can reach it and succeed.

Determine exact numbers and dates of whatever it is you want to accomplish.

* Saying your goal is to be a faster runner or a better cook doesn't work since there is no specific end target. You won't be able to judge if you've ever reached that goal because, no matter what, there's always room to be better at something.

* On the other hand, saying your goal is to "increase your running speed by shaving 10 seconds off the time it takes you to run your course" is specific and you can tell when you've reached it.

2. Your goal must also be attainable and realistic. You wouldn't set your goal to lose 30 pounds in the next 5 days, because it's just not realistic. Setting a goal to lose 30 pounds over the next 10-12 weeks is a real and attainable goal.

* Unattainable goals are counterproductive. Not only can you never complete an unattainable goal, but it can also prevent you from even trying. By setting a goal you cannot possibly meet, you're setting yourself up for failure.

3. Give yourself a time limit for your goal. Setting a deadline makes the goal a priority, keeps it in your mind, and makes it easier to achieve. If you know you only have a specific time in which to achieve something, you tend to focus more time and energy on that task.

* If you have a big goal, then divide it into smaller goals, or steps. Smaller goals keep you focused on attaining the bigger goal as long as they're related to each other.

* For example, if your goal is to be promoted in six months, then establishing six one-month goals designed to improve your work performance will contribute to the overall goal.

4. Write down your goals. Most people have more than one goal at a time. You can set goals in many different areas: family, work, health, education, hobbies, or any part of your life in which you'd like to make changes.

The question is how to handle all these goals at the same time. Writing down each goal can help you organize them and better motivate you to work toward achieving them.

* Once you have them written down, you may see ways they connect to each other and can devise ways to work on them at the same time.

* For example, let's say one goal you have is to get a job making more money and another is to continue your education. Once you complete your education you should be able to land a better job. See how one goal feeds another?

* Perhaps one goal is to spend more time with your family and another one is to workout.

Well, if you exercised as a family once or twice a week, you'd accomplish both goals at the same time.
Using these goal-setting tips will make your goals more effective and achievable. Once you've created your objectives, make a plan of action steps and stick with it. In time, you'll achieve these goals and you will have a system in place for any endeavour!

Until next time!
Your friend and life coach,
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Monday Motivation : You've been looking for a sign

When do we wake up?  When we're diagnosed with diabetes?  When we have a stroke or heart attack?  Well, lets not wait for that - here's the sign, you're tired, you're miserable, you hate the mirror - THAT'S YOUR SIGN!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday - Springboard for the week

Smoothies ...

Graeme headed out at 6am this morning for a ride with my bil Richard so I was awake and watching some YouTubes of Casseys Blogilates before getting started with my day.

I've done my weekend beauty routine which incorporates a mini home facial consisting on a little exfoliation and then an anti aging mask.  While the masks are on, I epilate.  After the second mask, I bring out my divine Sorbet Body Scrub and then hit the shower.

After rubbing and scrubbing and washing off in the shower - I headed down to get the boys up and see it they wanted to join me for a berry smoothie.  I had some grapes, strawberries and blueberries that were going to need to be eaten or tossed.

Today I'm working on my schedule for the week and what I need to get done.  I'm also looking into a routine for gym and waiting on the information to hit my inbox.  Sunday is a good day to plan for the week so that your head is in the right place.  Remember to put your workout clothes where you can see them.

Well lovelies, I must get on with it but wanted to share my smoothie recipe that I made this morning

Strawberry, Blueberry and Grape Smoothie

1 cup bulgarian yoghurt
1 cup low fat or skim milk
1 tbsp honey (we've been using Bluegum honey and it's divine - bought at Woolworths)
A handful grapes
A handful blueberries
A handful strawberries
4 icecubes

Whizz, serve and enjoy ... the boys agreed it was delicious.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday workout

My knees were feeling achy yesterday and I battled going up and down the stairs, so I opted not to go to gym yesterday.  However, after chatting with my sister yesterday we decided to meet today as I wanted to check out what the BodyCon class was about, although I did not join it as I wanted to just see what it was about - I think its just a new name for the traditional Aerobics class.  I think I'll stick with the Rebounding class for the moment, should my schedule allow, as the impact on the joints is not as extreme.  I'd love if they'd offer it in the late afternoon or on Saturdays as well.

Glenvista Fitness Centre

What : A quick workout
15 minutes treadmill
3 sets of 8 reps Glute
6 sets of 8 reps Hip Abductor
3 sets of 8 reps Back extensions
3 sets of 8 reps Seated row
3 sets of 8 reps Bench Press
Lynn and Connor both worked real hard.  When we were leaving, Lynn asked if I'd like to join them for coffee and I suggested that they come round to my house and I'd make them Peanut butter banana nut smoothie.  The smoothies were divine.  My boys have been spoilt with smooties every morning this past week and the peanut butter one was at Jarods' request.  I looked for some recipes on the net and found a basic one and then pumped it up by adding the nuts and oats. 
Peanut Butter Banana Nut Smoothie
1 x medium banana
1 cup low fat milk
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup oats
5 almonds
4 ice cubes
Add all to a blender and whizz - serve and enjoy!
Have a happy healthy day.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Keeping up with the gym

FunnyI had promised myself in one form or fashion that I'd do my best to keep up with the visits to the gym.  So today, despite feeling really tired and uninspired, I hauled myself off to gym for a quick visit.  At first I thought I'd just do 15 minutes on the treadmill, but I added in four leg machines as well, which makes me pretty chuffed that I did more than I had intended.  I know once I'm there I usually do more than I initially anticipated doing.   My legs are feeling a little bit achy this evening which is another good sign.
We did quite a bit of walking while down on the coast which helped in that I did not do nothing and become super lazy.  I also found that I went up the hills with ease, whereas before I'd have taken some strain after 20 metres and been battling to keep my breath even.  All these little visits, they all adding up. 
Now all I need to do is get back onto the Weigh Less eating plan and I should see those lumps 'n bumps start melting away.
I had considered hitting the pool this morning and I should have thought of that yesterday for Jarod when he had nothing to wear so opted out of visiting the gym.  It would be a nice change - hmmm I wonder where the swimming cap I bought is?
Happy day.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Getting the week off right

Gym goal for the week : 3 visits

Monday : Done and dusted.  I did much the same as last Monday which was hitting the treadmill, but I added 1000m row ... hmmm, me thinks the shoulders may complain a little.  Not overly exerted, but guys, its more than I did the entire year.

I was also thrilled to find that I earn 150 Vitality point for each visit to the gym.  I was a little peeved as when I mentioned it to one of the ladies at the reception previously, she did not listen to me and I have lost 750 points in total.  But after visiting the Discovery site yesterday to see my progress and point status, I decided that today I'd take my card out and find someone to answer my questions and thankfully the young man on reception was in the know.  

Go me on Monday : I also hopped on the scale when I got to the gym and I've lost 500g.  (This is weight with my clothes and shoes on so its almost a kg more than what my home scale says).  Its moving slowly in the right direction after having gone up and up over the last 2.5 months.

Hope your day was fabulous.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Working out

Where  Glenvista Fitness

When   September 11, 2013

Time     07:15

I hit the gym again this morning and did the above routine.  I decided to hit the treadmill for a 'fat burn workout' and concentrated on my legs today.  I'm wondering how sore its going to be tomorrow morning.  I'm stoked that I got off my butt and have been to the gym twice this week and for achieving my goal for the week of two visits a week as per this post.. No promises, but I am scheduling in my mind a visit on Friday where I'll work arms. 

Besides getting an email off to Anabela, its the only other thing on my List of Intentions I've achieved, but then, we have a good few days still to go in this month.
Tonight is our monthly Sistas Dinner.  I'm looking forward to seeing my sisters and catching up on their news.  I'm considering suggesting a monthly sisters get together on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon to scrapbook.  I have tons of scrapbooking products and just never get around to scrapbooking, maybe I should throw the idea onto the table this evening and see what comes out of it.  I haven't scrapbooked in almost two years now, but often still buy goodies.  I sometimes think I'll just put it all up for sale - but my heart just won't allow me to.
So now its time to hit the shower and get the day going.  I have lots I intend doing today - and its almost 09:00.
Hope your day is fabulous.
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human
being can alter their life by altering their attitude."
- William James 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Taking control

Being very close to fifty I have, much to my surprise found my body changing quicker than I could ever have imagined and me feeling like a race house stuck in the starting stalk unable to catch up with the changes.
I got home yesterday and commented to Courteney that I felt awfully chubby and that the skirt I  was wearing used to hang loosely on my hips, but now is fitted in my waist.   She kindly said I should try getting to gym and hit the treadmill even if only once a month ... right there and then I told her I was going to gym and she chose to come with.
I did a session on the treadmill,  followed by leg, stomach and an arm workout.   I felt better about me but I know it is going to take a lot more to get into the shape I dream of.
If I don't do the work, I'm not going to get any results and I'm a little tired of making excuses to myself.
Sadly, yesterday I was given 30 days notice at work.  With the economy in the state it is and the mining sector particular strain, contractors are being let go in order for permanent staff to keep their positions.  This is going to be a big challenge for me and I'll need to keep H.A.L.T. in mind. 
Hope your weekend is fabulous.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Getting real

I'm not hell bent on losing weight, oh okay, yes I'd like to drop a few kgs, but more on getting healthy.  At almost 50 (can someone please tell me how its possible that the last 10 years passed so quickly) I'm aware that my metabolism has slowed down drastically, that I should be doing weight resistance training to beat osteoporosis and that to fight the wrinkles requires a serious investment in healthy eating.
I eat fairly healthily, but on the exercise front I fall very short of the required amount.
Here goes a personal challenge to me to do more to look better - its never too late. I admit that there is a chance I may use diet supplements in my quest.
Come along for the ride.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

No Excuses

Being very close to fifty I have, much to my surprise, found my body changing quicker than I could ever have imagined leaving me feeling like a race house stuck in the starting stall unable to catch up with the changes.
I got home yesterday and commented to Courteney that I felt awfully chubby and that the skirt I  was wearing used to hang loosely on my hips, but now is fitted in my waist.   She kindly said I should try getting to gym and hit the treadmill even if only once a month ... right there and then I told her I was going to gym and she chose to come with.
I did a session on the treadmill,  followed by leg, stomach and an arm workout.   I felt better about me but I know it is going to take a lot more to get into the shape I dream of.
If I don't do the work, I'm not going to get any results and I'm a little tired of making excuses to myself.
Sadly, yesterday I was given 30 days notice at work.  With the economy in the state it is and the mining sector particular strain, contractors are being let go in order for permanent staff to keep their positions.  This is going to be a big challenge for me and I'll need to keep H.A.L.T. in mind. 
Hope your weekend is fabulous.