Monday, 30 January 2012

SH*t brides say!


Hey all,
I have been VERY busy with new classes and subjects at work; planning an Engagement Party and House-warming (which we celebrated this weekend). I'm going to get back into blogging and make it one of my priorities again.

I hope you are all keeping well.
Looks like QLD are in for 4-5 more days of rain. Just what we need! Everything is damp and just really gross. I want the sunshine. So I am dreaming of honeymooning in Bora Bora.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

wednesday wants

Okay so I've been living on Pinterest. I have been researching I promise; Wedding ideas.

Here are some of my pins.

Source: via Adalita on Pinterest

For more see my pinterest Wedding ideas board

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Keep me accountable - Daily workout

Monday and Tuesday workouts

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 
Week 1

Warm Up
Arm circles
Military March
Hip Hinge  -> Squat
Weighted Halo Dips 1.5kg
Half squat knee grab
Arm circles

Circuit 1
3 mins Strength 
(2 Sets)
Push ups military style 12
Squat and press 1.5kg weights
Lunge and tri extensions 1.5kg weights

2 mins Cardio 
(2 sets)
Fast feet 1/2 squat

1 min Abs
Plank pose 30 seconds
Hollow Man

Circuit 2
3 mins Strength 
(2 sets)
Dead lifts-> upright row 1.5kg weights
Squat lunge -> kettle ball swing (hang onto the weight really well wipe hands before this or you will fling it into a wall or TV)
Hip Hinge weight behind neck

2 mins Cardio
(2 sets)
Running Man
Squat punch crosses

1 min Abs
Stacked legs

Circuit 3 
3 mins Strength
(2 sets)
Chair pose reverse flys 1.5kg weights
Side lunge front raises 1.5kg weights
Lunge bicep curls 1.5kg weights

2 mins Cardio
(2 sets)
Single jump hops

1 min Abs
Basic Crunch
Reverse crunch

Cool Down / Stretch
Arm cross Stretch L+R
Arm down back stretch L+R
Arm tricep stretch/ shoulder blades
Arm cross front bend
Touch toes (side to side) L+R
Quad Stretch 

I got mine from BIG W for $24

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Friday Fitness - make it work for you!

friday fitness

Make exercise work for you!  
Yes, whatever you do make it suit you! If you can only fit in a 20-30 minute workout a day make it count. If you go to the gym don't just plod along on the treadmill - mix it up with interval training, 30 mins on the treadmill on varying speeds and inclines, jump on the elliptical trainer for 10 mins, use the star climber and don't forget weights.

You need to push yourself until you can't go any more this is what exercise should be. Not so you injure yourself but until you are exhausted or can't go any more. Go until you fail! This is how you build muscle. You must also combine this with a healthy, lean and clean diet too. Without this you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
Inspiration for physical health: 
What I'm up to this coming week: 
Well its nearly that time of year where I go back to work. I have Professional Development on Thursday and Friday from 8:00am - 3:30pm (long days), then into it on Monday and Looking forward to Australia Day on the Thursday and our engagement / house-warming party on the 28th.So I have to tidy up the house, cook food and get the outdoor area sorted so I'm up for a busy 2 weeks. I also have to check out a possible wedding venue and work out if they will allow a acoustic 2 man band. If so then it's a go ahead!

Things to do this week:
  • Do things you haven't had time to do!
  • Write your inspiration list
  • Post your before photos
  • Find something that inspires you and post it.
  • Move more; Make “YOU” time by getting in more active activities than this week. It shouldn't be too hard to do this.
  • Try something new - it might be a new activity, food or something you've always wanted to try.
  • Make obtainable short term goals and stick to it.
  • Eat more vegetables and protein.
  • Consume less sugar 
  • Exercise more 
  • Don't let my motivation drop - keep motived and remember how hot you feel when you are happy and fit! 
  • Don't drink to much. Cut down on alcohol consumption
To do for the wedding:
  • Look at venue
  • Choose theme
  • Send out save the dates once venue confirmed
  • Guest list
  • Find dress
  • Everything else....
Photo inspiration:
Some photos to get me wedding ready

Get inspired to lose: 
Look better Naked - Women's Health

{image from GabrielMethod}

Sarah Wilson's Ebook - available now
Friday 22nd December
Measurements and weight:
Weight: 54.1kg (54.4kg at WW Meeting Wed AM)
bust: 88cm
hips: 87cm 
waist: 73cm
arms: L25.3cm R25.3cm
thighs:L53cm R52.5cm

Weekly Exercise:
Saturday - Jillian Michaels Workout + cleaning house
Sunday - Walking the dog and workout
Monday - Jillian Michaels DVD+ bodyrock workout
Tuesday - Jillian Michaels workout DVD
Wednesday - workout DVD 
Thursday - workout DVD 
Friday - rest - gardening
Saturday - cleaning house + walk the dog
Sunday -

Help inspire me to get back to 50kg. (I have 4kg to go)

How are you feeling this week? 
What changes have you made for 2012?


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Keep me accountable - daily workout

Jillian Michaels Biggest Winner - How to win by losing
Shape Up Backside
Warm up (2 sets)
30 Butt kicks
30 High Knees
30 side jumps
30 jumping jacks
Back (2 sets) *with 1.5kg Weights
10 wide grip rows hip flex*
10 dead weight rows*
30 Butt kick hammer curls*
10 medium grip rows*
20 alt cross front lunges wide hammer curls *
30 Jumping jacks with elbow curls *
10 low back rows
Abs/Core (2 sets) *with 1.5kg Weights
10 one leg ab raises Pelvic thrusts L+R
10 ab crunches one leg in air L+R
10 Oblique leg raises
20 Alt step ups *
10 supermen
20 alt leg raises Plank
30 mountain climbers
20 backward cross lunge *
20 alt back kicks *
20 second reverse plank crunch
Cool Down 
Touch toe stretch on floor - R
V split stretch
Toe touch stretch on floor - L
cross leg back stretch

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Keep me accountable - daily workouts

Tuesday 10th January

I am mixing it up with a few different workouts and weight heaviness to help with my strength and endurance

Jillian Michaels Biggest Winner - How to win by losing
Shape Up Frontside
Warm up (2 sets)
30 High cross kicks
30 Skaters
30 Front Plyos
30 Side Plyos
Cardio and weights (2 sets) *with 2.5kg Weights
10 Push Ups
10 Plank knees to chest
10 squats
30 Mountain Climbers
20 Chest flys on back *
20 Oblique crunches *
10 Sumo squats *
10 Jump push ups
20 Back lunge with le extensions *
20 Jump Jacks weighted *
Abs/Core (2 sets) *with 2.5kg Weights
10 Bench dips
10 V Abs on mat
20 alt lunge with shoulder raises *
30 jump rope weighted *
10 Tricep kickbacks *
10 Back lunge and Triceps L+R *
50 standing mountain climbers *
10 Seated Inner Thigh stretch L+R
30 Scissor Abs
Cool Down 
Back arm stretch
Triceps stretch
quad stretch
shoulder stretches

Monday, 9 January 2012

Keep me accountable - daily workout

Monday 9th January 2011

7 Mins 50/10

Squat Jump - 32
Push Ups (20 on knees)
Burpees- 15
High Knees 100 (50 on each)
Switch Lunge - 26
Tuck Jumps - 38
Straight Abs - 20 

Jillian Michaels Biggest Winner - How to win by losing
Maximise - full frontal

Warm up (2 sets)
30 Alternate Steps
30 High Knees
30 Toe Arm Crosses
30 Squat bounces

Resistance (2 sets) with 1.5kg Weights
20 Chest presses
10 One Leg Squats
20 Side Plyo
20 Raised push ups
20 Plank with side leg raise
10 Plies Jumps
30 Forward Plyo jumps
20 W Squat Press
30 Weighted jumping jacks
20 Reverse Crunches

Weights (2 sets)
10 V flys
10 Chair Squat with bicep raises
10 tricep raises with ab crunch
10 alternate knee crunch
10 side steps and leg raises
10 Side squats solar plexus
30 weighted skipping

Cool Down 
Back arm stretch
shoulder stretches
truicep stretch
quad stretch

Measurements and weight:
Weight: 54.5kg
bust: 88cm
hips: 87cm 
waist: 73cm
arms: L26cm R25cm
thighs:L53cm R53cm

Sunday, 8 January 2012