Thursday, October 25, 2012

beware rant may be contained in this blog....

Good evening fellow reader,

Today was an epic day of work, gym and then fun an games with my new fur baby around the lake before dinner..... Whilst my day was epic there were a few irritations that I just must share!

Today at the gym there was this one guy that I just wanted to SLAP he was constantly on his phone chatting, he would half heatedly lift a little then bam he was on the phone chatting away yet again and if that wasn't annoying enough he was then playing on the phone during sets as well....Seriously if you need to use your phone move away from other serious gym users and stop sitting on machines and messing with others routines also you can text your mates as to how awesome the gym is when really your doing NOTHING and honey don't forget your legs to grow too having a chest of steel and legs like tooth picks just looks silly... Em says NO! The gym or even the lake where I do cardio is my place to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, me time..... it might not be the way others see it but why wreck it for the people that do?

Luckily I was using mostly dumbbells and was able to cruise through my workout all but to end it by going to the bathroom and being greeted by a white toilet that well was no longer white.... without making people vomit seriously if you dirty something you clean it up, would you leave your bathroom in that state let alone your toilet? Well I bloody wouldn't and if my toilet was left that way the offender would be scrubbing it with their head lol

Well from there I then went to the supermarket to pick up dinner supplies, I went to pull in only to find that the car next to me was parked on an angle and had the front end of their car in my spot! My mummy taught me to be respectful when parking and to always make sure that I am in my spot properly as to not impede others ability to park.... obviously not all mums taught their kiddies that!

Seriously what has happened to society???? Where has the respect gone????

I am happy to say that even though I wanted to park in that spot and make it ever so difficult for that person to get into their car and maybe teach them to park properly in future.... I didn't, I pulled out and parked opposite, although I was tempted to write learn how to park in lipstick on their windscreen but i didn't want to wreck my fav lippy lol

So the moral to my rant is that even though others seem to no longer care about others feelings/space etc I still do and I will always try my best to follow my upbringing and be respectful to others :)

Ok rant over, I am starving....time to eat :)

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Follow the yellow brick road....

My yellow brick road has always been my goals, but lately I haven't been tackling my goals with my usual fire....

I have relied so heavily on outside advice that I have become a bit lazy with thinking for myself, life being so hectic makes outside help a must but it isn't an excuse for me to stop thinking for myself, it also mean that I am not really doing it for myself, I am not owning it..... if I am just doing as I am told and going through the motions how can I feel attached/fulfillment when I am not wholly responsible?

Yesterday after the men's group fitness class I got chatting to an older fellow that well I must admit I just thought he was old and cranky but he has an EPIC physique on him! Anyway my opinions of him changed after we chatted (that good old saying mum used to drill into me is right 'you cant judge a book by its cover') this man really knows his stuff, he isn't a bodybuilder he is just training for a long life.... he said to me that maybe I should stop focusing on getting skinny because maybe I am just not meant to be skinny, my first initial reaction was f#$&k you but now that I have had time to think about it he has got a point, I really haven't enjoyed being me, I have been so focused on what I should and shouldn't eat, what exercise I should and shouldn't do....I haven't actually taken the time out to enjoy the fact that I am fitter and healthier than I have ever been, the scales are at an all time low and the cm have melted off me.....

So the moral of the story is to make sure you own your journey and make sure you enjoy!

So I am going to start taking back control, there are going to be some decisions to make and some changes put into action..... Stay tuned peeps :)

So one way I am going to start enjoying the new me is by doing more family activities starting with family bike rides, my daughter when with my step dad for a ride today and the smile on her face was priceless and I know my son was itching to go too, so we are going to go bike hunting :)
We also go on regular weekend family walks with the fur babies but I was thinking we might start doing it more often, I was also thinking I might go back to either Pilate's or belly dancing for something active but fun :)

Any way I must go wash the dishes and fold some washing before I fall asleep on my lap top hehe

But here before I go here is an upto date progress comparison pic from the 8th of August (left) and the 12th October (right)

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Behind the eight ball....

Feeling a little overwhelmed and behind lately.....

I need to priorities and get things back into a routine, but with work being all over the place its really hard then study on top of that along with mummy duties and training... its all just a bit much so thinking I need to find myself a job with solid hours so I can then rebuild my routine.

The house is spotless, I have prepped my meals for tomorrow even my kiddies lunch boxes are packed, my work routine is set and hoping to finish the last of assignments tomorrow and get them submitted so that then the rest of the week I can focus on food prep, training and setting some new goals :)

I have totally lost track of where I am in MP as I haven'[t been tracking properly, naughty me! But I have printed off the following weeks tracking sheets and already have my menu set out :)
I have so far lost 5kg so this is proof that even with mistakes this program works, it'[s a learning process and all about making next week better! SO that's my plan, be extra organised and making sure I write down exactly what I am eating, NO CHEATING!

What I really love about MP is that now when I do eat off plan the worst I do is eat say a tortilla wrap or slice of wholemeal bread out of my window, I have enjoyed a piece of cheesecake too but I don't feel guilty because I know that it was enjoyed and now I am back to clean eating.

My house is a safe zone thanks to MP's purge and pillage :) Which really is good because the last week has been action packed and filled with a lot of emotional upheaval but I have managed to coast through it fairly well, dropping the ball occasionally though.

With the emotions has come the 'cant be bothereds' I haven't been sleeping the best either but on a positive note I have managed to kill every training session and make some good gains :)

I am so itching to go to for a run now....

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X