Monday, 28 June 2010

Always playing blog catch up!

The one thing i find it hard to fit in is the blogging! I have so many things to do with the 4 sessions, work, my own PT business, family kids etc nd blogging is the bottom of my list - I have even cancelled some online subscriptions to other sites I have in order to free up some time to fit it all in!

Anway - finally feeling back on track, hormones settled down, the weather is beautiful, i feel slimmer even though the scales are refusing to budge at all and the measurements seem more or less the same! Im going to keep this up for a further week to 10 days as I think my body doesnt work for me during those week to 10 day sof PMT so i am going to keep going to actually try and get a result of some description!

Exercise is still tough fitting it in and with this hot weather i just melt as soon as i start! It is however very easy to drink gallons of water!!!

Just a quick catch up as now off for workout 1!

Monday, 21 June 2010

Weekend update!

Not blogged as just been feeling horrible, this is the worst PMT i think ive ever had!! Thankfully today it is all over - not that i should be happy to have totm but at least all the grumpiness shoudl go - strabgely the supplements havent helped at all - i dont feel as bloaty as usual and havent had sore boobs or anything but have been in a vile mood so nto nice - sweet cravings were terrible so i have to admit to not carb cycling over the weekend but just eating cleanly ED style as i needed some sweetness form sugar so had fruit - the extra stress of craving stuff wasnt worth it so i gave my body what it wanted (well my head was telling it chocolate but i made it do with raspberries and strawberries and a kiwi)

My knee is feeling better today so hopefully the normal exercise can resume today - will report later!

Sleep is still the nightmare in my life - I have been doing everything right, no tv (so bored of the football - although Brazil were great maybe if we could play like that i wouldnt want to drop off) i took all my supplements, read in the bath and in bed and got my early night - all sounding good?? wen toff like a light then my OH who is suffering from terrible hayfever is up from abut 3pm sniffing, sneezing and getting up and down for the next few hours - i cant win when i finally get my own sleep sorted someoen else wakes me up!!!! arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Took my son to school today feeling half drunk/half still alseep !

Ok enough of my moaning - at least if i air it here i will keep the negativity off the boards!! Hope evryone else is doing better than me!!!!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Wed & Thurs

Not the best 2 days, am feeling very hormonal, tired and ratty! PMT is upon me and I am not sleeping and craving badly!

I find I go to bed and drop off then wake up and thats it then toss and turn all night, this is added stress as I know how important the sleep is arghhhhh!!

My client came back from honeymoon and told me her grandad has passed away whilst she was away and that he had obviously hung on in there to see her married! have to say it brought tears to my eyes! thanks hormones!!! Today I have had a banging headache all day and that combined with the heat (very hot down here today) and a unruly rude and out of control teen in our group this afternoon just about finished me off! And he was only 1 of 2 that bothered to turn up!!

I have to admit to not getting all the workouts in today, I did the first one when i got up, then ive worked non stop ever since so will get one more done before down time! However I was active all afternoon we had racquets session and were chasing stray tennis balls, shuttlecocks and speeders all over the courts! Speedminton is a fab game, it was a little windy though and the paper balls we had and normal shuttlecocks just made it impossible! I also twisted my knee so not really my day today!!

Food wise, yesterday was heaven with the carbs back again - i had my fave greek yog and berries, tuna steak and salad and chicken and veg with new potatoes, today with flagging energy and these flippin cravings i have had eggs, eggs and more eggs, had some lovely mushrooms for dinner cooked in the coconut oil with my eggs - i was just too tired and couldnt be bothered to cook a whole meal just for me as no one else was hungry! read today that apparantly free range eggs now have more pollutants in them than battery eggs!!! well my lovely chickens eggs taste fab and i dont think i will ever be able to eat a supermarket egg again so tastless in comparison!  Really what rubbish will they come up with next!

There's lots of arguments and discussions going on both on here and WLR at the mo and quite honestly i am too tired and grumpy to get too involved! I also have lots going on in my own personal life right now which is taking up alot of my emotional time so I could do without any more dischord!

Anyway that is my moan over - looking forward to getting totm out of the way so i can have my energy back and hopefully se some results!!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Got alot of exercise in today - made the most of a lovely sunny morning did workout 1 then went for a nice walk with a friend and the dogs, lunchtime saw the second workout and after working this afternoon am finally back to do this evenings, am going to make it the power circuit as its the most  relaxing and im shattered!
Feeling tired today and the low carb feeling is catching up with me - cant wait for tomorrow and fruit and yoghurt - i find that my sweet fix and am craving something tonight badly!

Time is flying cant believe we are nearly half way through the second week! Not weighing or measuring until the weekend as it is so slow with me that i want to wait a bit otherwise i'll get disheartened!!

Catch up Friday, Sat, Sun & Mon

All going ok - the weekend was a bit of a washout as i didnt start the carb cycling sunday as we were away and i didnt have internet access so did know when it was starting - although in the scheme of things i managed ok - we went for a world cup bbq - i had a jacket spud on saturday as i couldnt face the asda economy sausages burgers and chicken drumsticks - there wasnt a salad leaf or tomato in sight! I drank my water but later in the evening when i was freezing i succumbed to a cup of tea!
Sunday i had a roast chicken dinner as it was a birthday pub lunch - it was lovely a whole chicken breast, cualiflower, brocolli and carrots (all steamed) and 3 roast potatoes - we did nt eat until 3pm so i didnt eat again, I had taken with me my greek yog and raspberries for brekkie so although not that low carb it wasnt that high either!

Yesterday Monday was my forst true low carb day - i do struggle on this - i rely on my fruit and yog for snacks and a sweet fix, so as the shopping was low yesterday i didnt actually eat alot, I snacked on cashews throughout the day and drank my water and redbush tea, for dinner I had a chicken breast, brocolli, green beans and a few carrots!

Exercise wise i like the pyramid so am enjoying putting that one back in - may mix it all up a bit today (Tues) with some reboot sessions too for a change - off to do todays now :-)

Friday, 11 June 2010

Thursday Day 5

Thank goodness DOMS more or less over! Triceps still feeling it a bit but at least im not walking like a 90 year old now :-)

Sugar cravings seem to be going too, am loving the british strawberries at the moment - so sweet and juicy makes my sweet treat healthy combined with greek yoghurt!

Hada lovely chicken dinner last night with a tiny dollop of mashed potato, carrots, brocolli, sprouts and green beans yum!

Exercise is good feeling better each time I do one, it does take over your life though even though they are short and sharp you still have to have the shower and i have to wash and dry my hair as it just looks awful otherwise - time consuming!!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Wednesday - Day 3

Catch up post - yesterday (day 3) was just as painful, my lovely friend helped me get through the meltdown by doing it with me although I have to admit to swearing my way through it - pure torture! DOMS are evil and i havent experienced anything like this since i was beasted by a male PT several years ago who put me out of action for days!

I had greek yog and nuts and berries, chicken and rye bread and cherry tomatoes, chicken and breast and roasted veg for dinner! Drank my water so all going well so far - no changes in appearance, weight or measurements yet though :-(

Thursday (day 4) so far so good, DOMS much better, triceps a little sore still but not nearly so bad and legs alot better too! Phew! Meltdown this morning was bearable and intervals ok too!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

2 down

Ouch that sall i can say! I have major DOMS this evening, every muscle is screaming at me, food has been good, all to plan so far - hopefully tomorrow will be less painful! Dont really want to be hobbling about in front of tomorrows clients!!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Day 1 Done

All good today! On track with food - lovely tuna salad for dinner must leave longer between eggs and meltdown felt a bit sick afterwards :-(

Workouts good combining reboot and map is going to kick my butt!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

7th June MAP starts!

I've just signed up for London Personal Trainer Dax Moy's 30 day M.A.P fatloss challenge and I'll be keeping a day by day, blow by blow account of the whole thing!

Having already followed 2 of Dax's similar programs I am looking forward to getting some serious results 3rd time around! I still have a long way to go to get back to where I once was and achieve the look i'm after!

Before pics below - runs and hides......................................