Monday, January 31, 2011

Catch up fashion industry

Cos larger women like to exercise too, and do it in comfort. Might seem a surprise to some people. But yes larger chested women, really like to feel comfortable while they are working out. And we do actually like to workout.

Guess who went to go buy a new sports bra today and had trouble finding one. Seems if you're a size 14D and below you just love to workout and do it in style. If you're a size above that, then you're left to your own devices. Found one company that do bras in larger sizes, unfortunately didn't fit the requirements I needed. Did find one after a bit of a search. Which I can tell you, in 30+ degrees with 2 overtired, bored kids, is not much fun. But I did succeed in the end. Playtex came to my rescue. The shop though, only had one in stock, otherwise I would have brought a couple. So now just another incentive to lose weight, try and get smaller so I can also wear nice pretty bras.

Things are going well. Skipped gym last week, hurt my groin on the Monday, so just resting it up. Didn't help trying to shop the day before Australia Day, seemed everyone thought that the supermarket isles were car parks, where you could just stop dead in the middle and knock those behind you over. Had a great Australia Day, very funny day. The boys figured out rollerblades, Jack Daniels and steep driveways don't mix well though!!!

Got my Lorna Jane singlet, fits nicely and looks good. Might just wear it to gym tonight. Planning on ordering some more, just lose another 10kg then I will.

Got a busy week of nights coming up. Then a week off work, at this stage. Will be nice to finally have some peace at home with both kids at school. I will feel lost no doubt though.

Okay must run, finish tidying the house, pray it doesn't rain before the washings dry and might sit down with some knitting.

Take care



Monday, January 17, 2011

Great week

What an awesome week. Lost 1.7 kg, got to gym 3 times, got my new program, and sore like crazy. Going with a friend, need the motivation. Have a great trainer, really knows how to push us to 110%. Legs aren't really liking the walk up the driveway though. And I did the program Friday!!! So back to it tomorrow.

Going to be a tough week this week, to stay focused and motivated. Tonight is night 1 of 4, then 1 night off and another 3. Good news after that though it, get a full week off. So plenty of time to catch up and rest. So trying to organise and plan some healthy snacks to take to work, to keep me going during the night. And then quick, easy and healthy lunches to have. Because I've got my 4 week rotating dinner menu, that's covered. Just have to juggle meals into the nights I'm working, which will make it easier for me to cook, without thinking too much.

Had another great workout at gym tonight. Does help having someone else pushing you along. Ordering a new HRM this week, mine is getting on a bit. Done well for the 3 years I've had it. Looking at the Polar HRM- FT4 Also going to put another order in for protein. Tired of being caught out all the time. Might even look at getting myself some Lorna Jane workout gear. Wanted to hold off til I got to goal weight. But might  shout myself just one singlet top. Need something to go with the new runners, which I got last week and the new HRM.

Well should think about heading to bed. Will be a long night otherwise.



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mixed emotions

Should be in bed sleeping, but doing nothing other than tossing and turning. I have just come off 3 night's, which doesn't help. But I just can't get the poor people of QLD battling the floods at the moment. It is just so devastating. I'm getting a care package together tomorrow to send to a family. Just some toiletries and cleaning products, just feels like I should be doing more though.

If anyone else is interested join here Care packages for QLD flood victims and do what you can to help. So tonight my thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost property, lives and are just struggling through this tragedy.

On the flip side I'm having a great week. Got to RPM last night, of course first night back in a few months and I had to get my favourite instructor. What's wrong with this you ask, without even trying she pushes you to the point of wanting to throw up. Which is a good thing. But after doing 2 nights, having a 3rd one that night, I needed my legs to be working. Luckily it was a fairly quiet night, still busy, just not as much running around as usual.

Food is alright, not 100%, probably around 98%. Had about 6 smarties this afternoon, didn't follow the plan entirely yesterday and water was down a little today. Was going to go to Pump tonight, but was just so tired. Will do an hour of cardio at gym tomorrow instead. Ben commented today that I'm starting to look thinner. He can see it in my face. Which is normally the first place I lose the weight. So things are going really well at the moment. Falling into place.

Was going to post my weekly menu, just haven't got to it. Instead will do today's.

Breakfast: protein shake, this is after work.

Lunch: Ryvitas (4), with cottage cheese and tuna

Dinner: Roast lamb, with roast potato, carrots, beans, broccoli, corn, cauliflower and peas

Snacks: fruit and yoghurt.

Okay should really think about going to bed, otherwise my body clock will be all out of whack tomorrow. And I have 2 morning shifts coming up, which will probably kill me. Think it will be a struggle getting up at 5.30 in the morning.

Take care



Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Year, New Me

Finally after 12 months of I'm going to do this, my head is now in the right place and I really am going to do this. So signed up for a 12 week challenge. Gone are the diets, and now just getting down to some good old fashioned healthy eating and exercise. I'm sick of feeling like I'm limiting myself to what I want to eat due to not enough calories for the day. So I'm going to simply eat 3 meals a day, with a snack between them all. Going to stick to healthy food. But not beat myself up if I have a treat either.

So back to gym on Monday, classes are the way to go for me, for the moment anyway. Just can't get the motivation up to do it on my own. So will be doing a combination of Pump, RPM and body balance once a week. With now doing night shifts, will do a simple walk for the days that gym just doesn't suit.

Had a really good Christmas, nice and relaxing. Got a new ring from Ben, and a nurses watch as well. So feel real professional now lol. Kids got me some really nice bath pampering sets. Haven't had a chance to really use them yet though. New Year's I worked night duty, so really quiet one for me!

Must go finish off the next week's meal plan. Will post tomorrow.

Take care