Saturday, 7 July 2007

Satruday full on and strong

Felt alive today.

Yesterday was a downer of a day.

I did all of 700 steps in my whole day... went to the movies with the kids and did things at home but didn't want to move or do anything.

This morning go up early because the house across the road was having a garage sale and silly people turning up before the time... neighbour got mad and said go away until I am ready... so the whole house was up by then he he he.

Went to the garage sale across the road to see what was there and we brought a table that we can have camping so that was a good thing.

Hubby and I went to the gym woohooo we went to the gym it has been weeks....

  • Anyway... so I did a lot of arm work today this is my routine...
  • 10 minutes treadmill -Incline of 2, Level 5 and it felt really good and relaxed. Usually I feel really tired on this machine first. But I felt great.
  • 3 sets 15 of Lateral pulldowns
  • 3 sets 15 of Chest press
  • 3 sets 15 of Shoulder Press
  • 3 sets 15 of Seated row
  • 10 minutes on cross trainer
  • 5 minutes on recumbant bike

I know reading this it didn't sound like much but I have been reading online about Body for Life for a couple of days so I am trying to do some of their routines so that I can build muscle (not in the looks just to replace the fat) and so you have to do some weights so that you can build the muscle and get rid of the fat... http://bodyforlife.com/challenge/whatis.asp

I am not doing the food part because I don't want to be eating their products to be quite honest and I want to still be eating the food that we normally eat within reason. I am going to try the protein bla bla things and see if it works.

This week I have been trying to get back in to the exercise routine that I have neglected. So far this week since tuesday I have walked 20km and found a website that has told me what my step counter equates to in kilometres... so that is great as far as I am concerned he he he.

I can tell you that right now my arms are absolutly sore and throbbing he he he so I have done something right he he he.

I feel like I have my motivation back. I just had to find my mojo in the exercise back again and now I want to go to the gym.

So I have taken a leave of absence from my trainer for a month to see if I can get this weight off and get fit with my husband and save myself $50 a fortnight.

We were chatting with the owner of the gym today and OMG he was great (I had always heard nasty things from my personal trainer about him but today I am seeing things differently).

Hubby's membership finishes on the 11th and mine on the 11th August (as I had a month to go before we renewed the membership to be a family one.. anyway we were trying to see if there were other ways to pay for the membership instead of weekly as it is costing us $300 more if we do the weekly thing instead of the lump sum.

He made us a deal and said that we go away and talk about it because we have been with the gym for 2 years that if we could come back with a plan like pay a lump sum now and in a certain amount of months come with the other lumps sum that he will think about it.....wooowww that was fantastic so instead of $1,300 (with fortnightly payments) he was allowing us to pay lumps sums to the value of $999 to make life easier. I couldn't believe it and said thank you we will get back to you.

The thing is... is that I have a contract with him for labels for wine bottles for Xmas for his business so that is like $450 so that is almost half of the sum there... so if we could come up with the other half I wouldn't have to pay it ya know... Didn't say that to him though. So if I do a good job on the bottle labels I might be able to get a yearly thing out of him so I can pay for my gym membership hmmmm thought that was a fantastic idea.

Anyway so we came home... got the kids and went and paid for our warrant of fitness and our registration OMG money money money forked out today.

Came home and for lunch had bacon, eggs and toast (remembering we went to the gym and didn't have breakfast) hmmmm soooo yummy and it wasn't a lot of food so that was still ok. I only had 2 strips of bacon and they weren't done in grease.

Then we went for a bike ride (weather today is sucky and windy and rainy) but we went out and the wind was in our faces but no rain woohooo and did a 5.5km bike ride with the wind against us and I felt fantastic. It was a great ride. Corbin decided to stay home with my mum and it was Jeremy, me and Quinn. It was a great ride.... he he he he.

Came home painted my picture frame (the rest of it) for the expo and put a roast pork in the oven for dinner tonight.

My friend that has been having trouble with her ex that has just left her came over with her kids and they played playstation and we chatted. It was the first time in 2 months that her daughter has smiled. At dinner we were all talking and my friend said to everyone... 'so what was the best thing that happened to you today' and started with her son (6 years old) and her daughter (9 years old) said "I have two best things... walking with my mum today and coming over here to Aunty CM and Uncle CM OMG I had a big smile on my face because she was happy and she wasn't upset or moody (as she has been since her dad left and thinks that no one loves her and certainly thinks her Dad hates her (which he does but doesn't like other to know) they clash... so anyway stuff her Dad I think she is a great kid and has great manners... it was nice to know I made her smile.

My friend was sooo much more relaxed tonight too... and she thanked me for listening and being a good friend too... it was great to know that I had helped her and that she was feeling a bit better even though she is going through hell at the moment.

They left at 9.30 and it was very very very late for our boys (cross our fingers they sleep in he he he).

I had a fabulous day.

Tomorrow we are going to the gym again and then we have more friends over for dinner as they are up from Wellington (8 hour drive from here) they have been away for the school holidays and coming to visit. She is an old friend from school and I have known her since I was like 9 years old we went to Japan together when we were younger too. It is going to be interesting to see her as I haven't seen her in a year now and I have lost some more weight so I can't wait to catch up with her and her hubby and kids... we are going to have a naughty dinner of fish and chips but hey... I will work my backside off at the gym tomorrow morning to pay for it aye... he he he.

Ok so I have rambled on enough.

Food today:
Breakfast: Naughty didn't have any because going to the gym and the hectic day he he Lunch: Eggs, Bacon and toast

Dinner: Pork, Potatoes, Peas, Carrots, Pumpkin

Food wasn't wonderful but it wasn't that bad either I thought. I wasn't hungry and I wasn't overly full either because I didn't eat to be full like I usually do... I was pleased with it today.

Exercise was over the normal and Food was JUST ok.

Love Chubbymum

7 comments:

Chris H said...

Whooo hooo what a neat post, things sound so good in your life now! And your friends, thank goodness. Soooo nice she has a friend like you to be there for her. I hope you can do a deal with the gym guy, any money saved is good.... for shopping with !!! heee hee he. Have a wonderful day chick.

Chris H said...

CM, that is so weird... a minute ago this post said it was posted on Monday, and now it says Saturday ???? weird. It definitely was not there on saturday mate.

Chris H said...

Hey, like me new picture? Your's inspired me, I love your's !

Abba said...

Yeah! I finally got in! Something must be up with blogger. I am happy to hear you are going to the gym. I have started back up myself.

Anne said...

I 'lost' you in my favourites list when our computer blew up! Good to find your entries again and catch up!

Lee-Anne said...

Your friend is so luckly to have a wonderful friend in you when she needs someone and her kiddies to.
I love reading you blog for sure it keeps me trying and trying I will not give up thats for sure.

CactusFreek said...

Some days are just lazy days aren't they? Just part of winter me thinks :o)