Saturday, February 25, 2012

Well another week has passed and we are entering in to week 3.

I have had a full on day with my sons birthday party with 18, 8 years olds at a Play centre and as the day has gone on.  I have now gained a throat that feels like razors have replaced it and a thumping headache just to add to it.

My week has gone along well.  Work is another story.

Pushed myself to burn the calories at gym and eat well. I even went for my first jog/shuffle while it was daylight.  Which was pretty darn exciting (yay, yay, yay!!!).  My poor dog started off by pulling and slowly she tired and was wonderful to jog next too.  The days that I jogged I saw the scales move a lot.  I am all over the place, however on Wednesday weigh in I came in at 79.2kgs.  At least it is going down but still I am a few kilos heavier still than I was at the end of last years challenge.

So my grand plan this week is to go out more often doing outside exercise and get some more shuffling/jogging in on my own.  It is so much nicer being outside in the fresh air.

I have met some lovely ladies this week in the Michelle Bridges Challenge.  It is so nice to have loads of new people to help kick my butt. It is very motivating, especially seeing this is my 3rd round. (OK round 2 doesnt count other than I paid for it).

This week I tried a new recipe and have replaced my fav lunch salad with a new one and boy is it delish!

This was my fav salad. Its from Michelle's new book ~ Chickpea and tuna. (see orginal photo in book on the left) and my version on the right.  I say it was my fav but it has now been replaced with (see below)

My new favorite is Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad 

Well thats enough of me for today.  Main aim is to get some serious exercise in on Monday and Tuesday as its the only days I have off this week and that I will have the energy to get some kick arse done.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Shhhh 79.2kgs

I know its Sunday and its not weigh in day just yet but I decided to have a little sneak peak.

Although truthfully that was actually Saturdays weigh in not really Sunday.  I won't tell you want Sunday's was because well I had a lovely late lunch that ended up being dinner and it was good.  Very good in fact.

Ok Ok I had a burger from Grill'd and I had a Corona.  There you go I said it out loud.  But I was within my calories for the day. Firmly within my calories for the day and I had burnt 500 at gym in the morning.

So what has been happening in Week 1 of Round 1 2012.

Michelle Bridges has already posted that the Finale will be in Melbourne. Yippy throwing a punch to the air and I am going NO IF'S BUTS OR WHATEVERS! I am freaking going.  So much so I already have a date organised and no its not my husband. Like he would understand the whole Michelle Bridges.

I have been really good with my eating all week but I have to be honest and say that I have not been recording my food intake.  So I need to start doing that from tomorrow.  It was such an easy habit to get into in my previous year of losing weight but even easier to get out of the habit. In fact I doubt if I know where my calorie counters is.  NOTE TO SELF! Find that book tomorrow or their will be some serious arse kicking going on!

Friday night I was hungry, tired and a little bit pissed off with my husband.  I was going to explode but I didn't. I grabbed the dog and went for a walk.  Miss Roxy so needed a good run.

Well run we did.  I run down Canterbury Road most of the way home.  I was so freaking proud of myself.  Except a car tooted and I am not sure if it was to take the piss out of me or to congratulated me for getting my fat arse running!

But I loved it. My back, hips and knee didn't so much but to hell with them. There is always some sort of pain killer for them.

Highlight meals this week.



I do have so much more to blog but I don't want to bore people silly.  So I will pop back in tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

81kgs Day 1 of Round 1, 2012 Michelle Bridges

So I sit here feeling a little bit excited today.

Why you ask?  Yes I can hear you!

Today I finally achieved a goal that I have wanted to do for soooo long. For the first time I went to the  1000 Steps in Ferntree Gully and completed them.  Yay for me! The lovely Kylie also a 12WBT and I achieved our first time together.  It was bloody hard work and I burnt over 800 cals in under 1hr 10mins.  I did turn off my HRM when we got to the top and at a guess there was more cals burnt.

When I arrived I parked in the lower car park due to parking restrictions.  I met up with Kylie near the top carpark.  I think my heart rate was already well over 140 walking up the incline.  So we walked and walked and got puffy. Thinking maybe we are already half way.  Kept walking and we both thought maybe there are no stairs.  Just a lovely walking track.

Soooooooooo Wrong!!! after walking another 10mins we found the bottom of the stairs.  I was already ready to turn around and go home.  But we did it.  Took about 40mins but we did it!!!

I am so freaking excited and afterwards we both crashed at the picinic tables and had our MB lunch which was kind of funny as we bought the same thing that wasn't on day 2 of the menu.

If you are looking at doing the stairs. Its worth doing on a day that it hasnt been raining.  The stairs are very steep at the top and even though it hadn't been raining in Melbourne for the past few days.  It was foggy this morning and the track was very very slipper.  I would hate to see what it's like during winter. It was just a beautiful day and location.  Well when I wasn't trying to put my heart back into my chest!

Now talking about food.  I know Day 2 is hard ~ Lets just say I struggled yesterday big time and a few extra snacks I did sneak in.

I am loving the new Michelle Bridges cook book but I will have to save that for another day. As I will have photos and recipes to share. Nite!