Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Eat a bag of concrete and....

Harden the fudge up!

Be warned a whinge is awaiting you in this post and if you don't like it..TOUGH :P

So this week has definitely been better, I am working hard not to be miserable and work through the pain with a more positive attitude, I am still walking like a duck and pulling weird faces when I stand up but hey I have pulled off swimming and yoga so far this week :)

I have found a new friendship in a hockey ball and have been using it nightly along with yoga to work out my aches and pains! My trainer James showed me these stretching techniques ages ago but I didn't feel I needed them until now and they are the bomb, I may look like a complete fool while practising them but in the comfort of my own home its all good :)

I have also started to appreciate swimming more, and today purchased myself some goggles so I can get more serious about it :) I went swimming with my friend Em on Monday and we swam for an hour and totally didn't even notice the time!

MP is rocketing on, in middle of week 3 and feeling really good...Focusing on timing this week, my metabolic window is something I need to use to its full especially as my exercise is so limited, I am getting better and better each day so by the end of this week I reckon it will be mastered :)

Now onto my whinge....

People bagging out other people for having an opinion is the whinge topic. FaceBook, Blogger, the web in general is a place for people to speak their minds and post as they please, if you don't like it just stop reading and move along.... I have personally had negative comments left on my Fb posts, mostly on pic's of the females that I find motivating and attractive in the bodybuilding world, I find that these pic's keep me going in times when all I want to do is stop! SO why would you go leaving negative thoughts on them, what benefit is that to me or to others that are trying to achieve something big! I think people leave negative shit on peoples posts because they are afraid to admit that they too want to achieve something big but don't have the balls to commit to it! People should think before they leave comments or make judgements, just think to yourself how would you feel if someone said that to you?

Whinge over hehe

Time for me to go feed the hound before she chews through the glass door :)

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

p.s No matter what you want in life just go for it screw what other people think, you can do whatever you put your mind too :) 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Week 2 wrap up.

This week has been a bit more successful than last week, I am still not consuming 6 meals a day but 3 days this week I did achieve 5 meals all MP so very happy about that, I am still not happy with my workouts as I only managed to use 7 points in total which is OK but its not my best.

I have been feeling really miserable this week! Today I decided I had enough, I am tired of being miserable with this damn back pain :( But I realised in the end not only am I making myself miserable but I am also most likely making every one around me feel miserable, which yup makes me feel even more miserable cause I hate the thought of causing the people in my life to feel negative as I have worked super hard to get all the negative people out of my life.... So as you can guess its a roller coaster thus today I decided enough was enough and I need to get help! So this week I am going to swim 3 times, do yoga 4 nights and also seek professional help from a chiro and also a remedial masseur, then hopefully happy bubbly Em will be back in full swing :)

I did however manage to enjoy most parts of my weekend, caught up with family (helped out with some family stuff too) I was taken to the circus and then a lovely dinner out at this awesome burger place on sturt st before I caught up on working a groove into my leather couch :D Gotta love weekends like this!
Then this morning after a sleep in (that didn't last long cause the hound was hungry lol) I was taken out to brekky, OMG bacon and eggs I have missed you hehe... Then I went out to spotlight to see if I could find some material for my skirt but nothing took my fancy so left it, might go to lincraft tomorrow because I really need to get started on this skirt so i can then make one for my sis and daughter ready for the JailHouse rock festival at Ararat..... Then it was road trip time to pick my kiddies up from Melbourne, the rest is a blurrrrrrr.... So happy to be home!

Well time for me to hit the sack, I am going to go swimming early :)

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bring on a lazy weekend!

I have been totally run off me feet this week, I have barely had time to scratch myself!

But it's been very productive, I am now registered with a job network agency and sent in my resume today and I am also signed up to start uni in May which I am really excited about. With the goal of owning my own home by the end of this year ringing in my mind I am totally pumped :)

I bought a 2013 diary so that I can be more organised and have everything planned out and in black and white so I don't forget a thing (or make any excuses) I have made time to go swimming and also down time to do some sewing so I have balanced out my day's nicely (even included housework yikes) feeling really confident in my planning, Metabolic Precision has the motto of being prepared and so I have applied this not only to meals and training but also everything else in life :)

SO from the positive onto the whinge lol

Please ignore my ranting but UGH so frustrated that my training has been reduced from Crossfit to swimming laps at the local Y, to say that I am not satisfied is an understatement! Just thinking about it makes me sad and angry all at once.... My sciatic nerve is pinched in my lower back and this is causing pain to radiate from my lower back all the way down my left butt cheek and to my thigh (sorry for the mental image hehe) so laying down, standing up, walking or jogging are very painful at best.... I'm feeling like an utter fat lazy bum! Went to the Doctors and all he said was what are you going to do about it, I said well I was thinking either a chiropractor or physio or remedial massage....waiting for his opinion on what he thought best and all I got was they are good idea's BLA not impressed... I have been doing yoga which has helped but its benefits a short same with massage has been of benefit but again not long lasting so back to the drawing board I am going to try chiro next. I never realised that my training was doing more than just the physical stuff, training for me was also my way of burning off stress, grumpy moods and also my way of feeling energized after a long day!

Back to the positive stuff :)

Metabolic Precision is in full swing, loving the food and the organisation. I am all set to do a mid week cook up tonight and have a pot roast, beef stirfry and Mexican mince on the menu mmmm makes me hungry just thinking about it! This morning I tried a new 3 minute omelet, with feta and asparagus and wow it was yumi I ate the whole lot hehe! I am also loving liquid meals great for when I am in a rush to get out the door or when I have more time a yumi treat :)
I am finding it easy to resist foods because I am more at home then out and because I have purged and pillaged my fridge/freezer and cupboards my home is my safe zone! So I have been sugar free, packet food free for 2 weeks and loving it, I haven't had many cravings and when I have felt like giving in I put on my thinking cap and come up with MP friendly, like I got to eat a whole pizza outside my metabolic window because I made the base out of cauliflower :O yup I was shocked too but it tasted F...ing amazing! Its so true your only limited when you don't get creative with your food.

All this talk of food has made me hungry...I am off to make dinner :)

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Weekend wrap up :)

Although its been stinking hot, I have managed to enjoy a very well hydrated weekend. Saturday saw me twisting and turning my way through the rockabilly festival and sparking my love for sewing while Sunday has seen me donning the chef hat and cooking up a storm with whatever is left over in the fridge.
 
I got to watch some awesome couples carve it up on the dance floor while the smell of beer filled the air along with the sounds of the awesome bands ringed in my ears, the atmosphere was just awesome, everyone was so friendly that it just kept me smiling all afternoon! We then moved down to see all the sexy shiny cars, hot rods and Chevy beasts everywhere, I fell in love with a hot pink hot rod but sadly wasn't allowed to take it for a spin hehe. So I trundled off to find something that I could play with hehe and that lead me to lots and lots of 50's fashion and boy oh boy was I drooling!
I really felt in my element, did wish that I could of dressed up some more but wardrobe is limited at present, but then I had an idea of why don't I find a pattern and start making my own dresses, there are heaps of lovely fabrics out there and I have a brand new sewing machine that is sitting in the cupboard laying to waste.... So guess what as soon as I got home I found my sewing machine and some lovely off cuts of material so set to making an apron for my sister, been ages since I have sewn so thought lets practise...Its like riding a bike you never forget how hehe :) So tomorrow I am off to spotlight to gather some material and patterns!
 
 
So as you can gather I didn't get much domestic work done on Saturday hehe, so Sunday is shopping and cooking along with a bit of cleaning.... I so should get a T-shirt printed up that's says domestic goddess hehe.... So cupcakes have just come out of the oven and next it is onto making a nice soup from all the left over veggies and then make a casserole out of the pickled pork that I have cooked up in the slow cooker then that will be tomorrows lunch and dinner all set :) I clean as I cook so that helps to minimise the clean up afterwards which is great cause by the time that last meal is finished I know I will be buggered and want nothing more than to sit down with a herbal tea!
Today also marks the end of week 1 of Metabolic Precision, I am feeling confident that I have done well but I know I can do better :) I averaged to be eating 4 metabolically precise meals a day along with 2 liters of water, lots of herbal teas and each day I was eating a rainbow so that's bloody good but following MP means eating 6 MP meals a day which I was just not managing, I was finding that due to the heat and lack of exercise that I have been able to do my appetite was just not there, so week 2 I am going to try adding more cold foods into my eating, so cold chicken with salad and even some good old smoked salmon and salad, I am also going to get more creative with adding natural protein whey into my soups instead of having veg soup and a protein shake (which right now is chocolate and it doesn't really taste good chasing it down after veg soup).  So I now have a game plan for week 2 so feel confident that I will do even better! 
 
Right well time for me to dive into my fridge, get rid of all the science projects and make something yummi out of the left overs :)
Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Today I totally hate being a girl...

Why you ask?

Because being a girl is a lot of hard work, seriously you boys get off easy! I was so totally revved up to go swimming but then I realised I had to shave my legs and underarms and.... You get the drift :P and I totally lost motivation because I had so much on for today. Poor excuse for not going for a swim I know.... I think also that my heart just isn't in it, swimming for me was something I did when I was to ashamed to hit the gym and I guess I still have that kind of thinking welded in my head.

I did however manage to prep dinner and whip up an epic Mexican afternoon snack for my family which went down well and also cut up all my veggies and fruit ready for use. I also have a lovely lean piece of pork ready to pop into my slow cooker for tomorrow nights dinner, now to just get the chicken out of the freezer ready to cook up tomorrow morning for my chicken salad lunch. So as you can read, Metabolic precision is in full swing :)

So I am wrapping up day 3 of MP and I am feeling fantastic, I may be suffering bad back pain but the feeling of being in control with my eating makes me smile! Eating for me has always been my sticking point, food was always a comfort I craved the taste of something so I would just give in and have it bugger the consequences to my health.... But now I crave something that's better than any taste and that's my health! And I know that MP can give me the health that I am looking for :)

MP talks about habits undoing all best intentions and its so true, I never really realised how my habits were me, they were so ingrained in me that they controlled me but you know what that's gonna stop I am going to replace my habits with new healthy ones, each day that I succeed to eat healthy is a day away from the old habits and the old me and 3 days away I can already feel the difference.

SO apart from me being lazy about being a girl life rocks hehe (yeah yeah I am going to the bathroom now gee tough crowd hehe)

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

P.S
Here is a pic of where I am at right now (Side view):

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pinched nerve and all things MP....

Today is day 1 of Metabolic Precision, there is a challenge through MP itself but also through Perfit (My second home) but I am not taking part in either, this is just purely for me to get back onto the MP wagon. Although I never totally fell off MP I hadn't been following it properly so I thought no time like the present to start, so I have printed off my accountability sheets and making sure I fill them in as soon as I sit down to eat instead of waiting till the end of the night like I used.

I started my day off with a nice chest workout at my gym so that's 3 points towards my weekly exercise allowance, I have eaten a rainbow today and stayed away from temptations :)

Amongst all this positivity is some massive frustrations, I have pinched the sciatic nerve in my lower back which is creating large amounts of pain that radiate down my left leg which of course affects my training. I have managed to push through at times but today I was chocking back the tears as it didn't seem to matter what way I sat or laid down it hurt so no matter how much I tweaked my program I had a tough time. I did manage to give it all I had for 30 minutes so that is a bonus but I cant help but feel negative when I know I can do a hell of a lot better :(

I have been managing to get to crossfit but due to my back I am very limited so seem to only make it once a week which really isn't making the most of unlimited access, so I am thinking I may need to make the hard decision to put my membership on hold for a bit... Another sad face :(

So if I cannot gym and I cannot crossfit what will I do? Well all in not lost as I can head to my local YMCA and go swimming, although the idea does not thrill me it is a good option as it will help take stress off my pinched nerve.

In other news.....
My house is clean and my mountain of washing has reduced to a small hill :)

Oh gosh I just realised I am boring, I have no other news hehe

Time for me to head off and make dinner, homemade sweet potato chips and homemade chicken nuggets.

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Busy day....

Although it is a Saturday I have been busily preparing for the coming week, with my kiddies back at school I am in full swing (YAY normal routine coming my way) so I thought lets kick off with a perfect start by getting my housework all upto date and get my MP meals prepared.

I also took the time to clean out and rearrange my kitchen pantry, purged it of all the nasties that crept in and then filled it back up with wholesome MP foods :) I finished off my kitchen makeover by giving the floor a good scrub now my whole kitchen sparkles!

I have also cleaned out my lounge room to make plenty of room for me to stretch and do yoga.... The only down side to all this cleaning out is the rubbish, my poor bin is over flowing and I still have a heap of rubbish by the front door hehe

I haven't been to the gym or crossfit as much as I would like this week, due to detoxing I have had headaches (think that was due to giving up coffee more than anything) and I have also got a pinch nerve that is cause me pain that travels from my lower back into my left butt cheeck talk about a pain in the ass hehe but I have been keeping active around the house plus while detoxing its a good idea not to train too hard because the toxins that are being released can make recovery time after heavy training longer and make you feel nauseous.

Speaking of detoxing... Day 4 saw me feeling utterly miserable, no sugar coating it I fell off the detoxing wagon and I know it was because my will power to avoid what was in my house was at an all time low (thus the big clear out today) So due to my demise I have decided to start my MP eating now, no point waiting till Monday, a new day is a new day :)
So tomorrow morning I will take measurements and photos, plan out my meals because the metabolic window can be tricky to work around if your not prepared and I need to also make sure that my training works in with my MP nutrition lots to organised but once it becomes routine it is super simple :)

Lets talk a minute about preparation, it seems that people are now realising the benefit of exercise which is AWESOME but they still fail to see the importance of nutrition and the fact that you need to eat MORE..... I like to eat every 3 hours, I have reminders in my mobile that set off an alarm when its time to eat, I eat about 6 times a day (when I am on plan) this takes alot of pre-planning and preparation such as each weekend I set aside time to do my shopping and cook up and on a Wednesday I do the same thing set aside time to shop and cook..... When I tell people this they wrinkle their noses and tell me this or that for an excuse and all I can think to say is that if you want something bad enough you will do WHATEVER it takes! It also doesnt matter how many times you fall off the wagon its about how many times you get back on!

So if you want to create the best body you can create then you gotta put in the hard work, prepare your meals, prepare a timetable that sets aside time for meals/training/cooking and don't let anyone tell you what your doing is madness just know within you that you are doing what is best for you :)

Now get out there and do it!!!!!

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X