Thursday, March 26, 2009

Feeling Great

I have been feeling better the past couple of days which is a blessing. Still a bit tired getting up in the morning even though I am in bed reasonably early. Always feel great once I am at the gym. Fingers crossed I am not pregnant!!!

I was in a car accident this morning, 3 car pile-up on the freeway. We were in the front and managed to steer clear of the 4th car in front which was lucky. Hubby and I were a bit shaken but thankfully ok and so was the car. We were worried about the damage to our car as we have just signed to purchase a new car - which we will pick up in about a week - and will be trading in that car!!! Thank god the tow bar stopped anything happening to the back of us.


Just cardio yesterday which consisted of x-trainer for 30 mins and then a run for 20mins and walk 10min and some stretching. Lunch time walk whilst I was at work and then PM I trained my sister and her friend. We did a boxing/cardio workout. Lots of boxing with bursts of running, skipping and burpees (she hates those :)) and sit-ups and push-ups.

I am so proud of my sister. She was really pushing herself last night and actually told me to push her harder cause she can handle it – WOOOOOOHHHHHH HOLD ON A MINUTE……it literally made me stop in my tracks. She laughed and said her fitness is so much better and she knows she has to push herself like they do on the Biggest Loser. She said they are a lot bigger than her and they are also a lot fitter!!!!! You gotta love what that show does for a lot of people out there.

My sisters friend was almost spewing up. She is very unfit and a bit bigger than my sister. She is a member of a ladies gym Curves. I am not a big fan of these places as you do the same thing every time you go there, for only an half hour, you don’t really get to push yourself and the resistance of their machines never change! Very good for beginners don’t get me wrong but you need to change things up! So needless to say she nearly didn’t last the 45 mins last night. Hopefully she enjoyed herself and she will come again.

Tonight, training another girlfriend of mine. I have organised a total body workout for her with resitance bands and the medicine ball. I am going to her house and she does have weights and a bench etc so I might see if we can stay there and use DB's instead and next week when she is at my place we can do the park workout with bands and the ball.

Man I wish I had my own gym!!!


My diet has been good. I did have some mulberry jam on my pancakes this morning as I felt I just needed a little something. Naughty I know as I am not supposed to have sugar but it was only a tablespoon, promise :)

I have also been having a coffee (skinny cap) each day which I get from a fantastic place on the way to work. I am still losing inches/weight but I think I may need to cut them out soon :)


I am feeling very positive about my training and diet and progress so far. I very much love my new trainer and the diet he has me on. No wander I was such a mess last time and found it hard to stick to the diet and lose the weight that I wanted (no carbs for all that time was no good). I really feel I am going to look fantabulous on that stage in 7.5 weeks woo hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Mands, you are really going to have to start charging people. Maybe you should get your sister and her friend to do the women's health and fitness mag's body blitz challenge. It will keep them motivated and also give you testimonials (their before & after photos) for when you do start up personal training full time. Just a thought. I have done this with three people now and two got in the mag which was a bonus!

    Glad you're okay after the car accident... woot new car what you gettin'?

    Glad all is going well for you! 7.5 weeks, oh my god!! Wish i was closer so i could come cheer you on!!
    kate xx

  2. I don't feel like I can charge people cause I am not qualified yet. I would never charge my sister and if I started charging her friends they might not come.

    The challenge is a good idea. Maybe in a couple more weeks I will approach my sister. She has been eating clean and exercising for over a month now and the scales are not budging and she says she feels bigger! Would just be her muscles developing under the flab I am guessing. I dont think she is quite in a place yet where she could do the challenge!

    We are getting a Ford Territory. Hubby will have it until January and then I will sell my car and take his car and he will be getting a Toyota Prado that comes off lease at that time! Can't wait to have a new car :)
    I wish you were closer too hun. Maybe I could make a trip over to Melbourne when you enter your comp?