Thursday, September 27, 2012

School holidays and dark chocolate....

All I can say is thank the gods I am organised with meal in the freezer!

I have been kept super busy with my two monsters plus my niece monster hehe ok so they really are cute monsters :)

I have been working a bit and also studying, plus training like a women possessed well ok a women consumed by a cold but hey its something hehe

So I am smack bang into week two of Metabolic Precision, I have missed a couple of meals but mostly I have stuck to the plan, every 3 hours I am consuming metabolically precise meals my water consumption could be upped but right now for week two I am in a great place :)  I have done my weigh in but need to do photos and measurements.... will do them in the morning.

I have been enjoying some dark chocolate and a glass of red wine...God I love MP hehe

This week has also been a sad and memory filled..... It has been a year since my grandma passed away and not only was she on my mind but also the way in which she lived her life and it got me thinking about the way I am living my life.... My Gran was one fierce little women, she was strong and super driven and if something got in her way she would make sure it moved or else hehe I can see her now hand on her hip wagging her finger with that I told you so look on her face hehe If she were here today she would be telling me that life's a bugger but that's no excuse not to live it they way I want to!!!

So with that in my mind its time to dig the heels in and go for what I want harder then ever and make whatever stands in my way regret it ever got in the way of me!

Love you little Gran X

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X never lose sight of your goals!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Week 1 done and dusted...

Reflection time:

I was getting a lot of compliments this week of how good I am looking, which made me feel so positive and happy and made eating and staying organised easier!
I decided to jump on the scales and with one eye opened I saw a nice drop in weight, which yes I know isn't the only way to gauge my progress but it is awesome to see that the way I am feeling is finally reflecting in the scales :)
My clothing is fitting better and I am feeling fitter as recovery from training is really fast and muscle soreness is almost nothing!

This week I did however manage to get sick with a damn head cold, I found myself feeling utterly exhausted Friday so I took the day off training and just slept... I slept the whole day away something I never usually do, I then used the weekend to just sleep and generally bum around in my PJs hehe
At least getting sick made me feel about some of the negative comments I got this week, well not negative but not positive remarks, I was just told I looked tired but I put that down to the fact that i am working/studying and playing mum its like three full time jobs hehe Oh oh but the funny comment I got from the Kamart door lady was that I looked serious, looking buying softener was very serious business lol

Feeling heaps better today I ended up cleaning out my bedroom, I applied the rules of the MP cupboards to my bedroom wardrobe and draws oh and floor cause I was running out of room in the wardrobe and draws lol.... I bagged up a heap of old fat clothes and clothing I will never wear again (which is most likely a good thing as my fashion sense well I didn't have any when I was bigger lol) I took it straight to the op shop and I feel absolutely amazing for it! I now have heaps of room for the new me :)

I then did some shopping and then came home and did a big cook up, chili beef and fritters for me and cookies and cup cakes for my kiddies :)

Tomorrow it's back to work for me and back to training.... Which I cant wait cause I feel ever so laaaazzzy hehe

Well it's time for me to shoot off some emails then head to bed.

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

Sunday, September 16, 2012

It is on like donkey kong!!!!

Oh yeah, it is on like donkey kong (god I love saying that hehe)

I have a yumi MP chicken casserole in the slower cooker and I just took some yumi savory beef off the stove going to let it cool before I pack it up ready for the week ahead :)

The MP body transformation challenge starts officially tomorrow, I am so excited and so determined to give it 110% I have meals prepared and ready to pack, I have trackers printed out and I have my training all planned out.... I feel awesome!

The second time I did a 12 week MP program I was sick, but thanks to MP I stayed focused and managed not to gain weight when my doctor prepared me to gain at least 20kg in a very short amount of time, thanks to my amazing coach and the boys I managed to change body shape and maintain my healthy ways even when I had no energy to do so..... I know I didn't give 100% to my second round yet I still managed to maintain my weight and lose centimeters, proof that even when your half on the program you can make changes!

But no more half hearted attempts here, I am on the road to a fitter, healthier me and I am going to win this challenge hehe..... But do you know what, I am going to be a winner no matter what because I will have achieved my ultimate goal of stripping the fat forEVER!!!!

So here is a little run down of what I have planned out for this weeks training, I have Perfit Tuesday and Friday morning the boys will put me through my paces with heavy weights mixed with cardio ewww that so should be a dirty word haha (cardio that is) actually funny thing is I have told the boys they are not allowed to use that dirty word when we train hehe, I will then be training myself Monday and Thursday at Anytime fitness using a program that my coach has written up for me (I am so special)  so that's training.... Nutrition I have planned out veggie omelet's for breaky, savory mince for lunch and chicken burgers for dinner, I also have made an extra meal of chicken casserole just in case I run out of mince or burgers, I will have shakes in between meals, I have set reminders on my phone so that I remember when its meal times.... Oh bugger but I did forget to get powerade for my pre-workout shakes bugger that I will do tomorrow morning..... Other than that I have everything set to go :)

Well its now for another important step...Get plenty of rest so off to bed I go!

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's almost game time....

Metabolic Precision what is it?
It is a holistic approach to living a healthy life! It approaches nutrition and exercise in a manner which is easy to understand and apply to any current lifestyle.... I like to think it takes the bullshit out of nutrition and exercise :)

Please check out the MP home page for more details and to find a MP certified practitioner near you:
http://mp-body.com/

Metabolic Precision has helped me more than I actually realised and it wasn't until I was doing a talk about my journey at a Perfit information night that I realised just how far I have come thanks to MP!

So I am very excited and pumped to be apart of the next MP body transformation competition starting Monday (17th Sep) I am going to use this weekend to get my kitchen in order, fill the cupboards with MP friendly foods and purge the nasties that may be lurking in the very back of the cupboards/fridge/freezer.... Although I am very lucky because I have maintained alot of what I learnt in my first 12 week MP program, so this is more tweaking and making sure that I stick with it 110% ( I did do an MP 12 week program on my own but wasn't as successful as I could of been because I got lazy with tracking and meal preps)

In other news....
I am really loving my training program right now, I am feeling fitter and stronger! Its great now that we have tweaked my training I have energy to smash training each time :) I am working alot lately so my body has been taking quite the beating but thanks to AWA I am now sleeping really well which has helped to aid recovery so muscle soreness and fatigue has been reduced greatly! I also find that even though I am tired by Friday I am still smashing out awesome sessions, which always has me leaving with a smile on my face.

Now that studying has come to an end I have been thinking alot about what I will do next, I am seriously considering getting certified in MP as I really am passionate and excited by the program and would love to be able to share my knowledge properly, I was also thinking I would also like to get certified in some form of combat class (group fitness) so this this weekend when I have some time I will sit down and do my research :)

Anyway time for me to get changed and head out....

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Throwing down the gloves....

The gloves are off and its game time :)

This was taken in July, I can still remember how bloody exhausted I was after my first ever attempt at Crossfit Perfit style! Julian took me for this session, I think the poor bugger was relieved when I finally got the concept of get ya guts out hehe....

I remember how hard it was in my first session and the few sessions to follow there after but I pushed through and I grew not only physically fitter but also mentally stronger thanks to these tough sessions :)

So what I learnt through these tough sessions I am now applying to my diet.... I have always battled with my diet, I have managed to clean it up A LOT!!! But I want it to be perfect (Yes I am only human and mistakes happen but you know what that excuse just doesn't cut it for me!) I want to make my diet super clean because next year there is no room for mistakes, so why should there be now!

Thanks to Metabolic Precision nutrition is made simple, its now just a matter of timing and getting the right nutrients at the right time. Preparation is key with any successful program and if I am honest..... I have been bloody slack plain and simple!

So enough of being a lazy bum in the kitchen its time to give this diet thing the same arse kicking that I give my training  :)

Nothing worth having ever comes easy, I have worked bloody hard to get to where I am today.... Through exercise and clean nutrition you too can gain your dreams!!!
Keep smiling and train HARD X

Monday, September 3, 2012

You live and you learn....

Life is full of lessons, some are good and some are bad, but either way you learn from them and live to not repeat the bad ones again!

I am slowly learning that what I have accomplished is a great thing and that what I am striving to become is rather sort after, personal trainers (good ones) can change peoples lives in a hugely positive manner, trainers can help their clients recover from injury, lose weight, improve health and overall boost their clients confidence...What a gift :)

I have been inspired and motivated by some of the best trainers in the business and I am proud to call them not only my trainers but also my friends (even family) everything I am is thanks to these wonderful people :)

I plan on passing on the wealth of knowledge that has been passed down to me and through my own experiences good and bad I hope to change peoples lives in a positive way just like mine has been changed!

On that note more on my transformation..... My wonderful coach Julian has invited me to participate in the next metabolic precision challenge, its a body transformation challenge and not only will I gain a sexy bod but I am also in the running to win $5,000 now that would be massively handy as it would pay for my comp prep :) So its time to get cracking and really track everything that goes into my mouth, timing is everything and I know this is one of my down falls so this is an awesome opportunity to pull my finger out and do my coach and myself proud :)

Time for me to get some shut eye, but if you have any question about metabolic precision or Perfit don't hesitate to ask :)

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X