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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Six Days to Go

I know that I have deserted the 100 day challenge concept but I thought I would check in as there are only SIX days to go.

I am amazed at the changes that have happened in the last 100 days, and I am blessed that some of you have found your own way to peace and joy by giving up the goal focused mentality.

However, I do miss the community that we built and wonder if there was a way of rallying together to help each other out without turning it into another challenge.

Any thoughts on how we could continue to support and encourage each other through another 100 days? Is there another approach?

As we all face the toughest time of the year with Christmas parties, family celebrations and holidays, it would be good to have somewhere to go when the going gets tough.

I am all ears.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Still Not Sure What to Call My Blog.....

It will come.....

Not the outcome I was hoping for...

We're more than halfway through this challenge and I'm going in the WRONG direction. I had a trip to Disney in there, and a couple birthdays and well, I'm about 6 pounds UP from where I started. If I could lose 15 pounds between now and the end of the year, I would be thrilled, but honestly I do not know HOW to stay consistent with healthy eating and exercising.

I plan to come here more often and post how I'm doing, keep close track of how I'm eating, exercising, my measurements, weight etc. I want to go into the holidays lighter than EVER, not already in bad habits.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wow, what a week!

test post!

Monday, September 14, 2009

CathyC-check in

I really can't believe it has been 50 days that I have been "sugar/dessert/sweets free"! I feel so much better about myself because sugar is a killer on the body-it slows my brain down and makes me depressed. I really think I don't need it in my food plan at all-I have enough carbs that I enjoy like pasta dishes and pizza always with veggies.
The only issue I have still to tame is portion control when I'm out with people-but it really is only on the week-ends which in all honesty I have to realize is not the worst thing in my nutrition/life plan-really it's just food and extra calories so I'm not "angry" about it like I was with my sugar in take. I'm at a better place and sleep peacefully.....
Also another great thing has happened in the last 10 days, I have been doing Cardio at home at 7am 6x week...I have never done that in my life-I feel so energized and fit all day! I do my free weights in the afternoons, so I get my metabolism running twice a day isn't that great?
I want to challenge myself for another 100 days on something else in November-I'm trying to think about it, it should be realistic of course!
Let me know what you are all up to too!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Quick Update from Tea

I have been working on getting my head on straight. I have been on plan all week and I weigh in tomorrow.
just working on keeping motivation up and trying to view blogs tough Blogger is giving me all sorts of trouble :(
I am trying to check on everyone!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Back in the game

Well I'm back after 5 weeks of hermitizing. Good news is I didn't put on weight (actually lost half a kilo and centimetres off my thighs).

Back into the keto diet and hoping to offload a nice lot of fat in these last 6 weeks of the Challenge. I really need to make health and fitness a priority again even with all that's going on , I know I WILL cope better if I stick to my plan.

Hope everyone is going well!!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

CathyC-where are my mates??

Has everyone just been too busy to let us know how everyone's challenge is going or am I the only nosy "skinny bones wanna-be"??!!

The Good

Not binge eating on "sugar" , what a wonderful relief not to feel powerless around it-by far my biggest accomplishment ever. I know I can do what I put my "heart" into.

Increased weights during work-outs....feeling stronger and makes me want to continue. Doing less Cardio because I am eating less carbs (no starch)

Enjoy creating and being inspired on making clean meals and working on a Recipe Food Blog

The Bad

Had a few over eats last week when out socially ,trying to portion control (I should just become a hermit-it would be easier..lol!!!)

That's it for me.

Hope you all are

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Laynie’s training update: thinking about health

Should I exercise when I am sick?
Is it a cold?  The flu?  Allergies or perhaps something worse?  In Australia we are coming out of winter, and the worst season for the Swine Flu yet.  Luckily, I’ve missed it despite the resident niece having three colds this season so far.
In a recent poll most women preferred a toned buff body, or a skinny runway model look, while only 7% liked the muscled look.  Since when has it become good for a man to be muscular and therefore attractive, when muscular women are considered amazons?

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

KatieP's 2nd Mid Point Challenge ...

... because you all know I am an over achiever right?

I just found this today and I LOVE it -- apparently from a Leonard Cohen song

There are cracks in everything
It's how the light gets in

CathyC-Midpoint challenge ...Quote

I guess I can post my quote here for the mid challenge, there are so many blogs I get confused..hehe!
There are many quotes that have stuck with me lately:
1-If you say you can or can't you're right!
2-Attitudes are contagious is yours worth catching?

Inspirational Quotes

I'm going to share a few that I use when I teach RPM...

"IF nothing changes, nothing changes...(so turn up that resistance!)

"Your mind is your strongest muscle...so believe (and achieve!)"

Did I just say "turn it up?" lol!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Day 4: Shaking my Xs all about the place

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Day 4 already, and I admit it, I had 2 pieces of dark KitKat this morning.  Man it was good too, let me tell you.  

Now I've admitted to falling off the wagon, I will justify it to say I did a killer work out this morning in the gym.  Hit the doors of the new gym at 7am today.  On the advice of the chiro I worked my shoulders and triceps, individually utilising free weights.  I got a very pleasant surprise how weak I was in certain areas, but it felt incredibly good to do such a balanced training programme that didn't overload one side.  

Then I hammered the spin cycle and treadmill again for 45minutes.

4 down, 96 to go. 
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Phase 1 - Day 3 : getting to know my Xs better

Day 3 dawned and I burst out the day for my hill walking session this morning.  6kms over hills, and finished off with a blissful trek on the shores of Lake Macquarie.  Felt truly alive.

Then I bustled out the door for the greatest test of all.  Check up and adjustment with the Chiro.  James is no ordinary whack & crack chiro.  It's a gruelling workout just been assessed by him.  If I could describe his technique as a progressive physio with a hint of massage and tad of chiro.  He is brilliant, and just a small operator but he's worked wonders with me so far.  I've shown great signs of improving the biomechanics of my body, but still have so far to go.

You should have seen the look on his  face when I told him what my next goal for my training is.  You'd think he learn not to be surprised by now.

Now I've got to go find my tape measure for those all telling signs.