Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Our class last night was awesome. I did shoulders and bi's beforehand as we got there super early to make sure we could get a bike. Unfortunately the girls did not join me as there were too many boys in the weights room. I have yet to convince them that doing weights will not make you “massive” like the boys!

I absolutely loved the class. I haven’t done one in a few months and forgot how much I like them. My heart was pumping crazily the whole time and I was sweating like a pig (thank god the lights were off LOL). Unfortunately my girls did not have the same enthusiasm or energy. One of my friends didn’t make it through the second song without having to stop! I kept encouraging her to keep at it. I grabbed her hand half way through the class to feel my pulse and she just mouthed to me OMG!!!! After the class I told her that is what hers should feel like after we finish the “sprint” parts. I think she just needs to build up the muscle in her legs so she can keep going the whole time.

So, there is another one Friday morning which I am going to go to. Hopefully I will have the same amount of energy that early in the morning….might have to have a couple of Hydroxycut to get me going:0

Mands xxxx

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

At last I have time to breathe and catch up. My boss is in court and I won't see him until this afternoon. This is what it will be like all week and I love it.

ANNNNNDDDDD……………only 17 days till my holiday, woo hoo!

Training and diet has been good. On the weekend was Saturday morning run and then running around doing housework before we had to go to the footy. Had people over for dinner and had my cheat meal. I cooked a raspberry tart and my oh my it was delicious. Everyone said it was a winner….I was a bit nervous as it was my first time making it. I also indulged in a bottle of champagne LOL

Sunday I had my training session with the girls. Had a wee bit of a headache but nothing a couple of panadol can’t fix. I think they were hoping that I had drunk more and wouldn’t make them work as hard. They were definitely wrong. We had a long and hard session (1hr 10mins). I did short spurts of cardio and then upper body weights. These girls are new to weights and get bored easily. So I thought since all of them want to lose a bit of weight as well as “tone up” I would do cardio then 1 set of upper body weights and repeat. There was lots of bright red faces LOL I was actually pretty tired after the session too.

Last night I went for a run after work. Only managed 25 mins….I had the worst shin splints. It is so dark when I get home that I don’t like to run in the park as there is no lighting so I run around the streets on the path. Not as nice but definitely safer. I also did some yoga and stretching after.

Tonight I am supposed to be training people but we have changed it to Thursday so tonight I am heading to the gym for a spin class. I haven’t done one in about 6 months so it will be interesting. I am estimating that I wont be able to walk properly until Friday hahahahhah

Mands xxxx

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Its been another crazy week. I haven’t been able to do anything personal at work for the past couple of weeks until today. We have a trial starting on Monday and it has been crazily busy preparing for that. Most of the prep is done now we just have a few minor things to get out of the way and then once they are in Court I wont be so busy, yay!

I can’t wait to have email at home again, such a pain that we have to wait until we get back from our trip! Not long now either..I think we are down to 3 weeks exactly. Jeez the time is flying by. We have all accommodation booked for each country we are visiting and a couple of sightseeing things booked. I can’t wait to spend a few days in Paris…I have just been reading a book about the beautiful city and the great cuisine and champagne!!!

Workouts have been on, since it’s a week since my last post I wont put them all in as it will be waaaayyy too much info. But 4 mornings during the week has been cardio, with one morning weights. On the weekends I have been heading to the gym on a Saturday to do a hard cardio class and abs then cleaning my house. On Sunday I do my cardio and weights workout with the girls. I have been doing more of a full-body routine the past couple of weeks and really liking this for a change. It has been good to do this twice a week to make sure I am getting everything in. I don’t have too much time in the mornings to do both weights and cardio so have been sticking to the cardio mainly. Unfortunately I have noticed my strength isn’t the same as it used to be.

My weight loss efforts have not been as great as I had hoped. I did have a plan to lose 4 – 5 before I left. I have only managed 3kgs. Since I have been busy I haven’t been getting all my meals in…there just isn’t time and I know I should make time but with my boss barking orders at me every 10 minutes even a short break to the loo has been difficult!!! I really feel like my metabolism has slowed somewhat…hopefully I can get it back to where it was before I leave.

Not much else to report, I will hopefully be able to post again soon.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Monday !!!!

Actually I haven’t been so happy today. Struggled to get out of bed this morning and have been hating everything today. Very irritable due to lack of sleep (and my mummy isn’t well at the moment).

It was non-stop all weekend but thankfully it was filled with lots of lovely fun times with some of my favourite people. Two of my friends got engaged, woot woot more weddings yay yay yay!

Here is a pic of my girlfriend who just got engaged and me on Saturday night.

My goddaughter turned 5 and I went and celebrated with her and the family on Saturday. Saturday night was my friends 30th/engagement surprise. It was such a lovely night.

Here she is with the present we bought her.

Sunday trained my girls. Had 5 this weekend and they did really well. No-one felt sick and there was lots of fun and lots of sweat LOL

Then I had a baby shower. One of my good friends is due in about 5 weeks. She looks so gorgeous and is so deliriously happy about becoming a mummy it is so cute.

Then from the baby shower I met hubby at another friends place for a BBQ and catch-up with some friends I haven’t seen in a while.

I have to say seeing them was great but what they fed us was not so great. We arrived around 3pm and I thought the crackers, cheese and dip I bought was just to nibble on before DINNER. I was wrong….that was part of our dinner. I realise with 4 kids that my friend can’t exactly put on a 3 course extravaganza but a salad and chicken would have done nicely and is not too hard or expensive (I was more than happy to bring along stuff to help out…I usually bring along a salad to have with our BBQ meats but was told just to bring the nibbles).

So…this is what we ate:

• sausage rolls
• party pies
• bought mini quiches
• cheese, dip and crackers (which I bought along);
• hot sausage cut up and put on the BBQ;
• lollies/chocolate.

NO GREENS AT ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately I was not able to eat anything else besides these foods. I didn’t want to make them feel bad but I tried not to eat too much of it. Just enough that my stomach wasn’t grumbling because I was starving. I felt so sick all last night and feeling a bit crappy this morning. I actually felt like making myself sick last night my stomach was so upset. I still have problems with my stomach and wheat products are the worse. I don’t eat foods like that much anymore and when I do…I pay for it and its not pleasant.

So needless to say today I have been eating as clean as I can and eating lots of green tea to try and flush it all out. Hopefully tomorrow my belly will be better.

Workouts this week

Tonight – walk and stretching
tomorrow – cardio am / boxing pm
Wednesday – weights: back/bis
Thursday – run
Friday – walk
Saturday – weights: chest/tris
Sunday - plyos

Happy Training xxx

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I have had a really good week this week. The weather hasn’t been too crazy and the diet and training is going strong.

The girls trained really hard on Sunday. I was very impressed and happy! We did some plyometrics, boxing and lots of ab work.

First I had them do a couple of warm up laps. Then they lined up and put a ball in between their legs at the knees and jumped with two feet to the skipping ropes (I think it took them about 15 jumps) then they did 30 skips and ran back to the start and repeated that 5 times. I think this week since I will have about 6 girls that I will put them in teams and also add some push-ups into the mix.

So this week they will do:

- 10 roo jumps
- 20 skips
- 10 push-ups
- kick ball back to next person

They then took turns boxing with me whilst the other was doing ab work. In between sets I had them doing burpees and push-ups. They did sit-ups with medicine ball, passing to each other.

They were pretty tired and sore by the end of it but they were really happy with what they achieved and are very excited about this Sunday!

They are all losing weight too and I love seeing the changes in them…makes me feel proud to be helping them achieve their goals :)


I have had a sore back for the last couple of days…stupid boxes at work :( So last night I didn’t do any cardio just did some floor work….back exercises with ab work. Feels heaps better today. I have been failing to do them over the last couple of months and I am now paying for it! When my back is good I just forget about them until it starts hurting again….silly me.

Diet has been fantabulous. I have made some chicken soup in my slow cooker and it is oh so tasty. Perfect for this stormy weather. My salads just weren’t doing it for me anymore. Hubby has been cooking dinner heaps too and I am very impressed with what he has been making. Last night he made us a very yummy stirfry…I wished he had made more so I had leftovers for lunch today LOL

I hoped on the scales and am down another kg this morning, woo hoo! Only 4 more to go and I will be happy. I need room to move for my trip. The count down is on…only 5 weeks to go (or 35 days, oh lord).

I am hoping to do my tax this weekend so I can have that money before we fly out. This trip is the most expensive I think we will ever do and I need every penny!

I promise to blog more….then they won’t be like a short story each time LOL

Happy Training

Friday, July 3, 2009

What a week. Nearly over THANK GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So busy that I haven't had time to scratch myself....not that I have been itchy LOL


Tuesday - walk am
Wednesday - Shoulders/bis
Thursday - run am
Friday - nothing yet. Hoping to go for a run or walk tonight when I get home.

Tomorrow I will be going for a big walk in the morning then cleaning the house and doing washing etc

Sunday my usual training session in the morning with my girls. Fingers crossed they have more energy than last week. I told them to all have a coffee if they feel lethargic as they are gonna need their energy to make up for the crap session last week.


I have been pretty good this week. Only had chocolate twice hahahhahah

I don't have any dinner dates over the weekend so it won't be a problem eating 100% clean yay!!!!


I went to the movies on Tuesday with my sister and we saw The Proposal...great chick flick. I don't go and see them all that often and had a great time. Last night hubby and i went and saw Transformers. I really liked it...we had watched the first one during the week to refresh our minds. Man Megan Fox is so hot....I would consider turning gay for her LOL Just kidding !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Training xxx