I hope everyone had a good weekend! I did. Saturday morning I went for a nice early run to start the day, then did some chores around the house.
I am loving how my stomach is starting to tone up a bit more. Maybe it is the mirror or the lighting, I don’t know, but I am pretty stoked at how things are starting to look.
Saturday night Michelle and I went to a friend’s birthday party, where the fancy dress theme was R. We went as Roller Derby Girls! It was such a comfortable and good costume to wear. Sneakers, shorts and a shirt? Easy! Oh, we also watched “Whip It” before we got ready just to make sure we were in the mood.
Drinking is a dangerous sport - make sure you wear appropriate elbow, knee and wrist guards if you usually require supervision :)
Sunday was a bit of a write off with regards to my energy levels – but I did manage to make my lunches for the week and watch about 5 hours of TV.
Man, I really couldn’t be bothered with working out today. I stayed in bed for a little bit too long and ended up having to rush to the gym. It’s funny, although I have plenty of time to get to the gym and workout, my brain tells me that if I get to the gym after 7.15am then I am late.
I worked on shoulders today and was actually surprised at how bearable the 20kg press was. It would be so awesome if we had a rack at my gym, but we don’t, so I have to kind of clean the bar up to my chest, awkwardly sit down and get into the right position to complete the shoulder presses. Then just as I am struggling with the last few reps, I basically have to drop the bar on my lap and then stand up and put it on the floor. LAME. One day that’s not going to work too well and something is going to end up bruised.
Barbell shoulder press
10kg – warm up sets 2 x 20 reps
15kg – 3 x 10 reps
20kg – 3 x 10 reps
Upright Barbell row
20kg – 4 x 8 reps
Side lateral raises
6kg – 4 x 10 reps
Front raise with plate
10kg – 3 x 10 reps
Singe bent over row
12kg – 3 x 10
Alternate hammer bicep curl
10kg – 2 x 8 reps
277Kcal burnt in this workout.
I have three weeks of work left at Lacoste. As much as I love working here and I enjoy everyones company, I really want to get started on my new job and get stuck in. I am so excited and can’t wait to share news with everyone J
Man, do I have that Friday feeling or what?! WHAT?!! I don’t even have plans tonight. I am just really excited about going home. Not drinking. Watching some catch up TV. Passing out early. Man, I am getting old aren’t I? I think it is because of the four day week after the Bank Holiday long weekend. It always feels like it drags.
Don’t judge me too much. Tuesday night Michelle and I went to go and see Bring Me The Horizon at Koko. It was awesome and we had such a good night, singing along and dancing as per usual.
Just a small crowd really.
This is the shirt I was wearing. I bought it from General Pants in Australia when I was there earlier this year. Pretty cool huh? Surf’s up!
I look like I have beaver teeth in this photo, but I love it anyway!
So I wasn’t really in the mood to get up and go for a workout on Wednesday morning. I was feeling a bit dusty and knew that I would make it up to myself on Thursday.
So, a tangent - my little brother was living in Canada the last few years, but at the moment he is in Tasmania with my Mum, before starting a snow season at Falls Creek in Victoria. Mum and Spike are teasing me by sending through beautiful photos of the sunset view from mum’s place.
I love a sun burnt country…
This weekend has been so relaxing. Sunday I woke up, did some cleaning, got a pedicure, had a lovely lunch at home, had a nap and just overall lazed around, doing things at a leisurely pace. It was amazing!
I also couldn’t resist stopping into the sweet shop on the high road for some cheap M&Ms on the way home. Peanut Butter are my favorite and since the store is closing down, buy one get one half price worked well for me!
Lunch was another one of those Higgidy Pies that I was talking about on Saturday. So tasty, and yes, that is more hot sauce :)
The weather has been warm, but by no means hot. I still wore a beanie yesterday and felt only just warm enough with my shorts, t shirt and hoodie. Come on Summer, you know you want to arrive already.
Beanie & crop top from And Clothing
iPhone case from Drop Dead
Fasted jog around the park and back again. This route is around 5.5km with a few really nice hills in there. According to the time on the clock when I got back, the run took me about 30mins. Which is strange because that’s how long it usually takes me when I have had breakfast. I did feel like I was lacking a little energy, but overall, it wasn’t too hard.
So, this silly cold is still hanging around. I do however, feel much better than I did yesterday and I managed to get somewhat of a circuit workout done and dusted this morning. I think it might have something to do with the fact that last night, I fell asleep on the couch, woke up around 9pm, stumbled into bed and continued sleeping until I woke up this morning around 4.30am…. Lolz.
Paws thinks that is a good idea. Do you agree? I am trying really hard to win the love of my body back!
20mins cardio on treadmill (with my running shoes)
1min walking 6.5, 1min running at 8, 10, 12 and 13
DB bench press 10kg
Upright BB row 15kg
DB alternating hammer bicep curl 9kg
Front and side shoulder raises 4kg
BB push press 15kg
The first round I completed 20 reps of each exercise. The second round I completed 15 reps of each exercise. I was feeling a bit weak and decided to keep the weight, but lower the reps. Man, it was a bit of a struggle.
Cardio HIIT on the treadmill. Just a couple of rounds sprinting, then I felt like I was pushing myself too hard and I backed off.
To finish off, I decided to just try and max out on the above circuit. Do as many reps as I could and call it a day.
592Kcal burnt during this workout.
Tonight Janine is coming over for dinner and we are going to make THISawesome salad. I will let you know how it goes as I have never used farro before. Very exciting!