Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Anzac Day

I had such a great day today. I woke up without my alarm which is always a good start to the day. I went and did jacobs ladder this morning before the rain came belting down. I got my heart rate up to 189bpm. Sharleen- did you end up finding it?? This took about 50mins and felt really good after it. My legs were burning but I think this was because they were still recovering from the other day from leg weight training. Then went out to lunch with my boyfriend, his parents and some of their family friends. I ate grilled fish and veges without any oil!! Then watched a dvd and fell asleep. Mum and dad went out for fish and chips but I stayed home and made a chicken salad. So proud of myself.

I caught up with a uni friend last night and had such a good time. We ate out but I didn't go off my plan. It was the restaurant I use to work at so I got everything how I asked for it. My old boss told me I was looking fantastic. This made me so soooo good. Because I haven't seen him for awhile I believe he was truly genuine. My boyfriend tells me i look great all the time but you tend to believe someone more if they haven't seen you for awhile.

Not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow. I'm up early to do my cardio as I don't know what time my last patient will be. So best to play it safe and go to the gym in the morning and then if I finish early I can go back to do extra.

Hope everyone else has had a great day.

Love Amy

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Can hardly move!

I can hardly move today. My butt, my quads, my hamstrings are all so sore. I woke up this morning and could hardly move. My boyfriend lightly touched my leg and I would be in agony. But I love it. It is the good sore! The sore that shows you have worked really hard. Sue's change in training is killing me! Even walking to my room (two storey house) is killing me today. I am proud to say that even with being sick I completed all my workouts for the week. I went for an hour powerwalk with my dad and incorporated lots of hills and stairs. We had a good chat. My dad is a very keen runner and am proud to say we both cvompleted the city to surf in Perth (12km) in an hour last year so really want to step this up this year. We were chatting and saying how we both wanted to do a half marathon. My uncle in new zealand completed one and this has really got my dad thinking. After my program is finished I will have to get training for the city to surf again and then think seriously about doing a half marathon. This is my new future goal. I am finally eating properly again and I have not been tempted by any 'off limits' food this weekend. I even went to the movies and just bought a diet coke and a bottle of water. So happy!! Well i'm off to do some work and get an early night.
I weigh myself tomorrow. I get so nervous....

Night all,

Friday, April 21, 2006

So Sore!

I really should be doing other work but I just wanted to say a big thank-you for all your lovely comments. I am feeling so much better the last few days. I have still been off food and have missed a few meals but I have been forcing myself to eat. The best thing about this is I am not tempted by any junk food or chocolate!! I did my cardio and chest/calf workout yesterday and I am sooooo sore today. Sue has changed my program and i am sure feeling it but I love it. I got up nice and early this morning and did my interval+moderate intesity this morning and then back to the gym for shoulders/biceps this arvo plus more cardio. I had to do double cardio today and my weight days together so i can fit them all in with being sick. I will now have legs and cardio in the morning and then just cardio on sunday and I will have fitted in all my workouts!! I am so motivated lately and so proud to know i'll get them all in. I'm looking forward to a fairly quiet weekend but after the week i have had at work i'm glad!!
Have a good one everyone!!

Love Amyxx

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I hate being SICK!!!!

I hope everyone has recovered from the easter break. I am proud to say I ate so very well and stuck to my eating plan except one small easter egg. I was really looking forward to going to the movies and chilling out with my boyfriend on monday but I woke up feeling very ill. I lazed around for a bit, mangaged to make it to the gym but felt as weak as anything. I then ended up being in bed all day and could hardly eat or drink anything. I am just started feeling better today. I ate next to nothing yesterday and managed to keep a piece of toast and half a sandwhich in today. As you would expect I have nothing for the last few days as i've been in bed feeling like being sick everywhere but I am on the mend. Tomorrow i'll be back in to training and hopefully eating all my meals. I just feel sick thinking about food (this is probably a good thing as i might lose some kg!!- I know it will probably come back on when I start eating again!!). So i will have to have days with double cardio to ensure I get all my workouts in this week. I hate to miss a training session. I don't know if it was somethig that i ate or it is just stress (work- i won't go there!!). I think i have already whinged enough. So this is another slight set back but I will keep strong. Mentally I am but energy wise I feel terrible. Hopefully with a good nights sleep and proper eating and exercise i'll be back on track!!

Hope you have all had a better start to the week!!

Love Amy

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Don't go shopping HUNGRY!!

I went shopping today to get my dad new runners ( I could get discount at athletes foot for him as im a pod) and then ben (boyfriend) wanted to get something for his ipod and then we got detoured by clothes. By the time we got to food shopping I was starving!! I was rushing through it because I didn't want to be tempted by all the naughty foods!! So many chocolates and hot cross buns around. arghhhhhhh. But I bought none of it and touched none of it. I had my steaded chicken, veges and rice waiting for me when I got home. Thank goodness I was prepared!! I felt so good after I had finished my meal that i had not eaten anything else. I'm feeling a bit tired this arvo but besides that I feel great. Looking forward to catching up with girlfriends as my boy is going out with mates for a poker and drinking night. Did an awesome workout today. I am already feeling sore. Well i better be off and prepare my dinner so i'm not tempted to what my girlfriends are eating.
Have a great night everyone.

Love Amy

Friday, April 14, 2006

Good Friday

Happy easter to all!!
I am feeling really good today and am so proud of myself. I have been eating so well and feel so motivated, especially after reading everyone's blog. I also got an update of my training program from Sue which looks even more challenging but can't wait. I'm expecting huge results if I stick to my diet! I enjoyed my free meal before easter because I know my weaknesses. If I enjoyed my free meal actually on sunday when I was with family and all the naughty food around I would go overboard so I enjoyed it last night where I could control it. I have planned this whole weekend so I don't go off track. I also tried to sleep in this morning but I woke up at 5:30 and finally got up just after 7 after many tries of getting back to sleep. I hate it when you can sleep in but can't and on other days you would die to have a few more hours sleep. I did jacobs ladder again this morning but my legs were so sore. I did it for 40 minutes and my max heart rate got up to 190 bpm so very happy. Was so glad when it was over. So i now have completed all my cardio for the week and have one more weights session to go and then a complete rest day on Sunday. I'm housing sitting with my boyfriend at the moment and they have the most adorable little puppy (pure breed Staffy). I have never had a dog before so i'm loving every minute of it. Will take her for a big walk in the morning before brekky. Then off to the gym to the gym to do weights just before lunch. Looking forward to tomorrow night as i'm catching up with some old school friends for a big catch up. I will be eating different to them of course!! Enjoy your weekend everybody.

Love Amy

Monday, April 10, 2006

Good Day

Hi all,

Had a really good day of eating and i'm very proud of myself. My low last week has changed course and now feeling really good and motivated again. I got up early this morning and did my 40 mins moderate cardio at jacobs ladder (all Perth people will know!). Jacobs ladder is a flight of stairs- approx 220-250 stairs. I run there, do it about 10 times then run back to my car. Since starting this I have noticed my fitness improving and i really think it helps with the toning of my legs. I then came home had brekky and off to work. I then did my back/shoulder workout this evening and I really felt the burn tonight. I increased my weights on a few exercises am i'm sure i'll feel it tomorrow. I even washed my car today- I have been putting it off for a few weeks so i'm very happy I have finally done it.

I'm off to bed now so i can wake up at 5.00 tom morning for cardio before work.


Sunday, April 09, 2006

Rest Day

Today was my rest day and by this afternoon I began to have itchy feet. I had to do something!! So i went for a 40 minute walk in the fresh air just before dinner. I have had a relaxing day today and had a 2 hour sleep in the middle of the day, have cleaned out my wardrobe and threw away 2 garbage bags of old clothes and watched a DVD with my boyfriend. I also have a terrible eye infection and i'm off to see the eye specialist tomorrow. It has been so sore and because of it had hardly any sleep last night.
I have eaten pretty well this weekend, as I often find it hard to eat completely clean on the weekend. Had my oats for brekky this morning, some almonds at morning tea with a coffee, protein pikelets for lunch, pepsi max and chicken and vegies for dinner. After writing that I probably ate a little bit less than I should have but tomorrow is all planned out so completely back on track then.

I'm not looking forward to tomorrow as I have to speak to a guy i'm working for about a few issues that i'm not happy with. For me this is a big step as I will be standing up for myself which I often just let things happen and get taken for the ride and get treated unfairly. But not this time!! This is the new me. I will be confident and stand up for myself and be treated fairly and not be ripped off. So wish me luck!!

Have a great week everyone and I hope mine is better than last week!!


Saturday, April 08, 2006

My First Blog

Hi all. This is my first blog and I hope to write one nearly everyday. I will use this as a tool to help me achieve all my goals and keep me on track. Have a great weekend!

Love Amy