Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The school holidays are here......

Baton down the hatches the kiddies are home for 2 whole weeks!!!!

So what is this mummy going to do to entertain the sprouts..... Hard labor, chores and endless gardening hehe.... Yeah yeah that wont work :P

My man is going to organise a camping trip for us and hopefully we get to take our hound with us as the park is becoming a dog friendly park but just not sure if that's happened yet, the kiddies have no idea so they will be totally surprised, they loved camping last time they rode their bikes morning noon and night it was fantastically quiet :)

I still plan to keep up with my water aerobics classes but I wont do my laps so much because I really want to enjoy spending time with my little family, it's one thing I realised lately and that was that I was so consumed by my weight loss journey/training that nothing else seemed to get a look in, so this is going to change, especially over the school holidays! This doesn't mean that I am not still driven and determined to finish what I started, oh no.....just means that I am going to try and find balance between my goals and the rest of my lifestyle.

I plan on going back to uni and finishing off my double degree when uni goes back after Easter and also going to start dog training with my gorgeous hound, I plan on getting her into agility or fly ball after basic training as I think it will be awesome for her to be able to socialise and have fun at the same time and will also make a great hobby for me and my kiddies will be able to join in too.

I am so taken by my hounds energy, her goofy antics and her general love for life! Since my back pain started I have been spending more and more time at home with her and have truly come to enjoy being around her, sounds silly but I never really appreciated her like I do now. She is a staghound cross greyhound and has the most friendliest and gentlest nature, she is super smart and quick to learn. I took her for a walk yesterday at Vic park and these two big doggies came out of nowhere and ran up to us, Josie stood right in front of me blocking them from me, protecting me :) She didn't bark nor were her hackles raised, she greeted them and when she felt it was OK her ears pricked up and her tail started to wag 100 mile an hour hehe, but she still wouldn't let them near me, I was so surprised and proud of my little hound! I never in a million years thought that a staghound would be my doggy of choice but boy oh boy I am so glad I have her in my life and when we buy our own house we will be getting Josie a play mate, I think she misses her pack mates and I know I will love to watch her and her buddy play like goofballs :)

Also since starting at the YMCA I have decided to get Wil into gymnastics, he has a flare for climbing and flipping and doing crazy stuff yet making it look easy so stay tuned for his progress and pics :) As for Jazzy she is unsure what she would like to do, she wanted to do tennis but now not too sure, she is my little book worm loves to read and draw hmmm I will have to put my thinking cap on :)

Being a mum really rocks, watching these little people grow into big people is something that words really cannot describe! I am so lucky :)

These school holidays are going to be the best!

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Catching up

Wow I have been slack, I forgot to post the FitX post and totally haven't updated my training life... So here goes :)

Well after FitX I made a few decisions, I have put on hold my crossfit and anytime fitness memberships and taken up a membership at the YMCA. I am not really a huge fan of the YMCA they messed my man around to the point that he cancelled his membership, they took issue with the way he liked to train, don't think its a very bodybuilder friendly gym but its the only place in town that has a swimming pool and right now swimming is the only way I can train.

So last week I joined up so was able to swim every day, I have noticed some great changes in my ability to swim both improving on my technique but also my lap time! I am liking my new found cardio abilities, my fitness really does feel its on the improve something I really didn't think would happen. I will admit when I pinched my nerve I wasn't the most positive of people when the Dr said that swimming was my only choice of exercise, but I have stuck it out and I am so glad I did :)

Nutrition wise I am feeling that I am eating about 80% on track for metabolic precision, I am eating a variety of yumi healthy foods and the occasional naughty but oh so yumi foods. I have found that if I just focus on eating whole foods and taking out all the processed stuff, I stay on track without it being a chore or complicated. I found a while back that when I was hardcore 'dieting' and I say that because it certainly wasn't a nutrition plan that I could maintain for the rest of my life.... I found that I was consumed by it that I was always thinking about food but this time round I am not, its so much easier!

As for my pinched nerve it is on the improve, lots of massage's, soaking in  Epsom salt baths, yoga and swimming have really helped and I am now able to walk without too much pain and I walk less like a duck hehe. I am now able to take my hound for short walks and take my kiddies to the park which is something I have really missed and if I am totally honest I am a much nicer person now that I am not in pain I am not miserable.

 My tummy is growling so time for me to eat....

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

FitX wrap up.

I so want to curl back up in bed and sleep the day away.... But alas public holidays mean no sleep ins for this mummy! But that's OK cause we are just curled up on the couch watching dvd's, I love just vegging out with my kiddies :)

So the weekend was OFF THE HOOK!! Super busy, saw people in real life that I only knew from facey so it was amazing (people are way taller in real life lol) got see some amazing demonstrations and watch people compete in their chosen sports. I loved the MMA, strongman and also the crossfit it was so inspiring and made me realise how much I miss lifting heavy and crossfit classes. I didn't get to see any of the bodybuilding comps which was disappointing but there way too many people standing up and with the way my back is that just wasn't an option plus I swear it was all the giant people standing up the back, I felt super short lol

I got to catch up with the AWA family and the Viking crew, I got to see alot of fit sexy women. I didn't feel as fat or out of place as I thought I would which was nice, I really did girl it on that one lol
Oh and I learnt a bit about protein, I found a great vegan protein that is made of rice and pea protein... it's not exactly the tastiest because its very chickpea tasting which will take some getting used to but it is way better on my digestion system, I got to talk to this lovely very athletic looking lady who really knew her stuff and had the flattest tummy ever and yet has had 3 kiddies!!! See there is hope for me yet :) So this is the protein that I am going to change to, its by Bioflex is totally vegan (I still love my meat but whey protein is to concentrated for me right now) I also loved that Derrimut gym was there selling awesome food, talk about easy to eat clean when its right at your finger tips :)

We also got to stay in a lovely hotel that was just a short walk away from FitX, I slept like a baby and then ate like a king at the buffet breakfast, but wow my tummy has shrunk all that awesome food and I could only eat my usual of eggs, tomato, mushrooms and a little bacon but it was yumi :)

So now that I am home I get to recover from my amazingly fun and very busy weekend :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Girling it....

Its one of those I hate being a girl days, I am totally girling it...over thinking it!

I have a super exciting secret that I have been keeping but not sure I can hold it in much longer???

In other news, just one more sleep till FitX... I'm excited but also nervous and feeling some what that I don't belong...see girling it AGAIN.... I am just not feeling my usual confident self, the inner fat chick is stomping her foot and I its shaking me!

Well I better get packing, or I will never be ready in time lol

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X

I am now going to go shout at my inner fat chick and tell her to shut the F#$%K up

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Week 4 begins!

Good afternoon my lovelies :)

As I enter week 4 its time to consolidate what I have learnt and tighten up my meal timing. I am really happy about where I am at, I am making better food choices and getting most meals in, just that I have been a little late in having some of my meals and I find that Sunday I am slipping a little so time to tighten that up :)

I have been swimming like a fish and getting stronger each time, yoga has really been helping my back too. Although I don't get the rush from swimming like I do Crossfit I am happy to be active and giving it my best :)

I have had to put my Crossfit membership on hold while I fix my sciatic and I think I will do the same with my Anytime fitness membership too because I am now restricted to just swimming and yoga and some days even they are tough :( But staying positive is the key to being healthy!!!
So swimming and yoga it is, oh and I am going to give my friends Pilates class a go too :)

So the weekend for me was spent mostly watching the Arnold's, which is a bodybuilding competition that brings international talent to one stage, there are many divisions for females to compete in and I found it very inspirational to watch although I am still unsure if competing is for me??? I became unsure towards the end of last year, it was a stressful year but also I was just not feeling the drive for it, I had kinda lost interest in all things fitness and sort of just went through the motion.... Even though I am still unsure about competing I really did love watching the Arnold's and decided on the divisions that I would personally not aim for if I did grace the stage.
I wasn't impressed with the bikini division the girls just seemed skinny with big fake boobs (Just my opinion don't chew me out) I also wasn't impressed with the figure division they seemed all upper body and no legs and some looked sickly thin (even more so than the bikini girls) There was no physic division this year only fitness which I rather enjoyed watching their routines (2 minutes of aerobic strength action) followed by the bodybuilding division which in all honesty I had trouble finding a feminine looking women and some I seriously questioned their gender! Out of all the divisions I liked the look of the fitness girls but can't see me pulling of such a gymnastic almost dance like routine but hey who knows what I will be able to pull off when I am finally at my goal :)

So as you can tell I am still totally confused about the whole bodybuilding stage but hey I am a girl ;) I also know that when I do decide I am ready I will be in top physical condition!

The other thing that I have been thinking about is cosmetic surgery, just a passing thought as it seems that all the girls on stage seem to have fake boobs and in some cases it seems a competition between who has the biggest set! Its got me wondering if I am going to make it in the industry with natural boobs or will I need to consider getting boobs??? I know its a long way off but these things need to be thought about in depth can't just run into these things.....

In other news it is only 5 more sleeps till I head down to FitX with the boy, the whole weekend immersed in fitness I am excited :)

Right well it is time for me to eat soon so I better go get it outta the fridge and heat it up, mmmm so hungry lol sounds silly since I ate like 3 hours ago :P

Keep smiling and train HARD peeps X