Saturday, 19 December 2009

100 Steps Challenge Week2 and 3

Christmas Madness is here! Getting over my bad last week and I am enjoying the last of my first week of holidays!

I've done a few extra photos to make up for being slack last week.

Day 6 week 2
I put up the Christmas Tree on Saturday 12th December. It took forever, then I got itchy from the fake pine needles and had a huge rash!

Day 2 week 3
A day with my best friend and daughter Danika


 Day 3 Week3
Still no ripe mangoes. The bats have been eating them and I have only had ONE ripe mango!

Day 4 Week3 
This morning I took Danika and Candice to this play centre called Abrakidazzle. I got dragged up and down the tunnel structure I was sure I was going to get stuck! I only had a tiny amount of the cafe food and ate when I got home. I enjoyed the day but by the end of it I was over kids!

Day 5 week3
Some ME time!
I picked up the last of my presents (just beer to get on Christmas Eve) the shops were bustling with people. I even felt confident enough to venture out in my short shorts and black singlet with my super high shoes. I felt hot and confident hopefully I oozed it! I treated myself and also got my hair done. Just the T-Section of foils and a trim but I feel so much better for it. 
I bought a few things for me whilst shopping, gym gear and boxing gloves.

I read a few great articles in the Women's Health Magazine (it arrived as I was leaving home) while waiting at the hairdressers.

I even found time when I got home to watch the biggest loser on Lifestyle You.

Day 6 Week3
Up early for a bike ride + MOTIVATION!

I was supposed to leave my house at 6am to go on a new track but last night I began to come down with something, my throat is killling me. I think its a cold. Not good. So I'm off to get some cold and flu tablets to help as I have a Family Christmas Party tomorrow. I hate being sick - motivation NIL!

This article was something I really needed to read this week as my exercise was minimal. 

What I got out of the article...

Step 1: Take Charge
Why do I want to exercise? What exercise do I like doing?

Step 2: Give yourself Props for progress
mix things up and push myself. Make a Exercise checklist

Step 3: Make it Social
What exercise do I do that is social?How Do I make myself accountable and stick to it!

 So what am I going to do to keep motivated leading up to Christmas?

  • Attend the gym 
  • Continue with C25k
  • Attend Weight Watchers Meeting 

So Go out and read it if your not feeling motivated. As my shirt says MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Wallowing in Doubt and self pity

For the past few weeks I have been wallowing in doubt and self pity. WHY ME???

A few annoying things have happened at work. I am losing my two great friends at work to other schools. Next year I only have two Information Technology classes, I am teaching English again and I gained two classes of Get Active. I no longer teach my favourite class, and had to hand over the whole bloody course to someone on contract who has limited multimedia experience. We are gaining 3 more Art staff and my place is not needed as I am not an Art teacher. I feel like I'm not needed or wanted in any area. As a fifth year teacher I feel lost and not sure of myself.

I am thinking about going back and studying because even though I am a qualified teacher apparently I'm not QUALIFIED to teach the one subject I love and am good at, MultiMedia in Creative-Arts. Instead I get to take two classes of Year 9 students out to play sport and do PE like things with them (even though I'm not qualified) Just because "I'm fit and like going to the gym", the deputy explained it to me.

So I'm resolved to make the best of a NASTY situation and do the damn best job I can! As I do always and in everything I do. The worst thing I hate is people telling me I can't do something. I'll go ahead and do the best job at it I can. CAN'T isn't in my dictionary anymore!

Looking forward to a better week and year.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

100 Steps Challenge Week2

I have been so slack, I have had the worst week ever and found it hard to do anything. I will get back into it this week though. So no piccie from me for week two... Naughty I know.

I'll do more this week though.

Monday, 7 December 2009

100 Steps Challenge Week1

Day 1 Monday 30 November- 2 + litres of Water

Day 2 Tuesday 1 December- 10 000 steps 7+ km

Day3 Wednesday 2 December- I ate the first Mango of the season off my tree for morning tea.

Day4 Thursday 3 December- Spent time with my best friend and her daughter

Day5 Friday 4 December- Shoes for the gym - I finished my challenge at the gym with and 2kg lighter 20cm total loss.

Day6 Saturday 5 December- Multivitamins

Day7 Sunday 6 December- I included a couple of photos for this as it was such a great day.
7am Morning ride @ Coombabah Wetlands - I actually did 2 more Km than this but forgot to reset my Bike Computer. Lunch at Ballina - Shellys by the sea. ... A great day was had.

Thursday, 3 December 2009


Today I have a half day at work, I am looking after my best friend's daughter this afternoon until 6pm. I will be therefore missing my WW Meeting and Weigh in. 

Last night'sweigh in: 53.8
This morning's weigh in: 53.6kg :( 
No official WW Weigh in. 

Tomorrow morning i have my last weigh in at the gym for the transformation challenge. I'm hoping to be in the 52's.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Pedometer POWER

I always forget to blog so I'm blogging now about my trusty WW Pedometer.
It is constantly attached to my hip. Where ever I go it is there...Well almost (not into the water at the beach). I normally do between 8 and 20km a day depending on what classes I teach or what else I am doing (like gym/run)

Week 21 (26th November - 2nd December 2009)
Day 1- Thursday 3.0 points 22046 steps 13.44km
Day 2- Friday 3.5 points 24545 steps 14.97km
Day 3- Saturday 4.0 points 26171 steps 15.96km
Day 4- Sunday 1.0 points 13869 steps 8.46km
Day 5- Monday 3.5 points 24068 steps 14.68km
Day 6- Tuesday 1.0 points 13719 steps 8.36km
Day 7- Wednesday 4.0 points 26519 steps 16.17km