Friday, May 20, 2011

The madness of Easter and my sons first birthday are over, yay!! As fun as it has been I am looking forward to some quieter weeks at home. I feel like I am always saying this and things just dont seem to slow down!

We had our little man's 1st birthday party on Saturday last week. It was a very windy cold party but I suppose that's the risk you take with having the party outdoors on the water front close to winter lol

He got very spoilt and was a very good boy considering he hadn't had his nap in the morning. He has so many ride-on-cars, toy trucks lego etc that we have no idea where to put everything!!!

Here is a couple of photos from the day. It took us just over 2.5 hours to complete the cake and alost a day of baking the cakes! We were so happy when we finished and so glad that we have another year until we have to do it again hahaha


I have really been lifting heavy and doing heaps of cardio the past 3 weeks. I have noticed great changes in my body but I know that if my diet was cleaner I would be noticing massive changes.

I have ordered myself some versa gripps to help with lifting as I have noticed that my wrists (especially) my right one gets a little sore when I do biceps so with the 8gripps I will still be able to increase weight without hurting myself.

I did this KILLER back/shoulder workout on Thursday (thanks to Ms Mo)

* rope straight arm press down
* 1 arm db row
* rear fly with tubing
* 2 arm cable lat pull down
* 1/2 pull overs on floor
* front plate raise
* push back side lat raise
* gorillas
* sit up/bb press


Unfortunately with all the easter eggs and Tyler's party I have been picking at sweets for the past week. Sugar is my enemy, I know that and for the past week I have not been able to resist. Most of it is out of the house now so I will have no more temptations.

Luckily with the amount of training I have been doing and that besides the slip ups in sugar I have still managed to keep my weight the same. I am still wanting to lose weight so staying the same is not great but at least there was no weight gain!

Back to it now 100%. I just bought some new protein powder as I ran out. I'm sure I have said it before but Proto Whey is the best protein powder I have ever tasted and their Power crunch bars are to die for. I have stocked up on a few for those times when I crave something sugary!

Happy Training x

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

I love and hate this time of year....I love the time off with family and friends but I hate that it revolves around chocolate! I have never been a very big choc eater but I also dont have the best willpower when it is around me 24/7!!!!

Every year I ask that no-one buy me chocolate except my mummy :) Every year since I was very little mum has always bought us kids a Red Tulip bunny and I can't have an easter without it. I try and make it last a couple of weeks by getting hubby to hide it somewhere lol

Its hard to believe it is already the end of April, in 2 weeks my little man will be 1!!! We sent out invites last week for his party and I will have to start getting my butt into gear and organise all the bits and pieces. We are having a picnic in the park which I thought was going to be a good idea but now I am thinking it will be more work and organisation, boo!

I think it might be bad weather though so we will have to have it at our house if that is the case which could be a blessing in disguise. The only problem is that our house is not very big and with the amount of people invited it will be quite squishy.

I am glad that I now have some quiet time coming up, we have been so busy the past couple of months. I need to concentrate on my little mans party and then I start organising my sister in laws baby shower at the end of May.

Training has been good and diet ok. The past couple of days we were down south with some friends with the boys on their fishing trip. So I spent a lot of time 4WD on the beach and just had to take tuna, protein shakes and bars with me as anything else was just too hard.

I also got in some beach workouts which KILLED my calves. It is great to be at the beautiful beach and enjoy the nice weather. We couldn't swim but at least it wasn't raining or too hot with the little one.

I am looking forward to seeing my girls at bootcamp on Tuesday, it has been a couple of weeks since we have trained together and they will be in for a shock!!!! No doubt a few of them have not been training at all and eating badly.

On that note, I am about to head out for a run :)

Happy Training xx

Saturday, April 16, 2011

So much for updating my blog on Sunday lol

I was so exhausted after a full-on weekend that Sunday night all I wanted to do was have a quick play with my little man, get him to bed and spend a little time with my hubby :) Before I knew it, it was the end of the week!

Meeting Monica and all the other girls was fantastic, I had such an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Monica is such an amazing person, so beautiful inside and out. AND she looks fantastic all the time.

The workouts were awesome, she showed us some new moves to shake things up a little. She also bought along some of her versa grips. These are AMAZING for weight training. I will be ordering some in the next month. They are fantastic if you have weak wrists and help you lift heavier. They are easier to put on and look much better than your typical weight gloves.

It was great to do some posing too as it has been a long time for me, BUT....I did considerably well. There were a few girls who had just competed, some that were going to compete in May and some that are seasoned competitors and I was pretty happy with my posing ability compared to them. One thing I didnt like was after all the weight I have lost (and yes there is still a bit to go) I was actually one of the biggest girls there :( I tried to make sure everyone knew I had a baby which was why I was not as fit as I usually am, sad I know.

Each break we had the organises had protein shakes and bars ready for us and OMG Proto whey is the best shake I have ever tried in my life. I tried double choc, vanilla, stawberry and cafe mocha and they are ALL great. I bought a tub of it and then ended up getting a bag of goodies at the supplement talk the next day so I have plenty to keep me going the next couple of months. The bars are called Power crunch and taste just like a chocolate wafer biscuit. I am keeping them at home for when I need a choc fix. They are about 200 cals for the full bar.

The photoshoot on the Sunday was good fun. I got some really nice shots and all the girls looked amazing (with no photoshop either lol).

I knew I said this was a once in a lifetime opportunity but if she ever comes back to Perth I will have to go again, it was one of the best weekends in my life and I met some really great woman who I will be friends with for a long time through the sport :)

Here are some photos from the weekend.

Happy Training xxxx

Thursday, April 7, 2011


She is in Australia and I am meeting her tomorrow!

I just arrived back from Bali at 2am this morning, had a few hours nap, picked up my son from my parents place and have been non-stop all day putting things away and doing endless clothes washing, bleh!

I made sure the house was nice and clean and all washing done before we left last week so I didn't have too much to do when we got home.

The camp starts tomorrow morning at 9am and then wont finish until Sunday arvo sometime. We get the full schedule tomorrow when we attend the registration. I am just glad that they are running it at my old gym which is only 15 minutes away and will be against all the crazy traffic :)

I am super excited to meet Monica and all the other fitness ethusiasts. My camera is charged, my food is prepared and ready to go :)

Although I do wish I had another day to get my body back to normal and get another workout in before I start the camp. I got bali belly on the second last night and it has only settled this afternoon. It was so bad I didnt eat dinner on the plane and skipped brekky and had some toast for lunch and steak and salad for dinner. Its not nice at all but I did come home 1.2kg lighter lol.

I was very good on holiday and ate really well and didnt drink toooooo much :) I made sure I drank vodka and water or lemonade and avoided as many cocktails as I could. Its so hard when they are so cheap and most places have 2 for 1 offers!!!!!!!

I bought a nice and bright Lorna Jane crop top and flash dance pants and also some new Levi jeans and a white top and wicked wedge Airwalk runner looking shoes (these are hard to describe so I will post a photo) for the photo shoot on the last day.

I wasn't able to book myself in for a spray tan so I am having to do it myself, boo! It will still look good but not as dark and perfect coverage as a spray.

Well, that's all for me. I want to make sure I have everything sorted for tomorrow so I am not in a rush getting my little man ready to go to grandads and myself off to a fantastic start to my weekend.

I will update on Sunday night :)

Happy training

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My place is booked and next week I will be meeting my idol MONICA BRANT!!!!!!!

I am so glad that hubby agreed that I could go. I damaged the car a month ago which is going to cost us $350 to fix, I am also not going back to my PA job and we have to pay back the maternity money ($12,000) and we also have LOTS of bills due in the next month.

I think he realises what a big thing it is for me and over the years he has been on boys week long holiday about 4 or 5 times and I have only been away with my girlfriends for a weekend once. We all have families now and just find it too hard.

I just wish I was in tip top shape before going along with all these buff fitness gurus  We get to have a photo shoot on the last day which would have been great if I was comp ready as I could really use those photos for promo work....oh well!!!

What an exciting time ahead. I feel a little bad but I am almost looking forward to the FEM camp more than bali in a few days lol

So, needless to say the diet and training has been 110% ON ON ON!!!

I went for a big walk/run with Tyler last week and found a big lake with lots of benches and sit up planks. So I did a big run, steps ups, lunges, situps etc then on the way back I noticed a set of stairs down to a gazebo JACKPOT! Around our house there are no hills, no stairs etc just boring flat land so I was very excited with this discovery. Tyler thought it was hilarious watching me sprint up the flight of stairs over and over again.

So last week I did that workout twice and I will do it another 3 times before I head to Bali and then do some hiking in Bali :)


Monday – walk, legs
Tuesday – walk morning, Bootcamp
Wednesday – run, stairs
Thursday – chest/bi
Friday – run, stairs
Saturday – off (house cleaning)
Sunday – bootcamp – run/stairs

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Progress pics

I am feeling uneasy about posting these. I know I have come a long way but I am not happy with what I see. But at least once I post these, it will push me harder and then I will be happier to show you the next update pics :)

I have also included my last comp photos xx they are.

Happy Training xx

Friday, March 18, 2011

Listening to my body.........

Slowing down, resting.......sometimes it is very hard to do but it is something we need to do. It has only happened once or twice before where I have been running on caffeine and not much sleep and my body just says “no more”. My body starts to feel like I am getting the flu and that my body is just so sore and heavy that all I want to do is lie down and sleep.

This has been me this week. As you can tell from my last posts I was so excited to get my D-Fine 8 in the post and was having 1 a day to give me a little boost as my workouts were suffering because I was a little tired.

By the 4th day of trying it, it didn’t seem to be working. So I had another drink and then coffee etc but couldn’t believe that I was still feeling so exhausted. Then by Sunday afternoon my body had had enough and I couldn’t move. Hubby told me I have been doing too much and that I needed to rest. He went out for the night and I ended up going to bed at 7pm as soon as I put Tyler down.

I woke around 6am and STILL felt tired. I napped for the next 2 days every time Tyler did and I can finally say that only yesterday did I feel normal again. It took 3 days of sleeping and NOT working out to give my body a break and I feel like myself again. During this time I also did not have any caffeine at all. Surprisingly I did not feel the side effects (most probably because I was sleeping so much lol).
So I am glad to be back on board and will do some cardio tomorrow and then weight train on Sunday.

Diet has still been good and hopping on the scales this morning I was unfortunately still the same hopefully by the weekend I will be down at least 1kg!!!

I thought it was time for some photos. I have not taken any since the first ones I took straight after having Tyler. I knew there would be a huge difference and I was not wrong. It was actually hard to look at my first photos again, the photos do not lie!!! I have never been that big (or anywhere near that big). Next time I am pregnant these photos will go up on my wall.

I still have a LONG way to go but I am getting there.

I will load my progress photos tomorrow so stay tuned.

Happy Training xx