Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday January 2nd - FIRST WORKOUT OF THE YEAR

First workout of the year commenced at 6am this morning. I was hoping for a January 1st workout but that just did not happen. So leg day it was this morning with 4 sets of squats, leg curls, leg extensions, set-ups and walking lunges. And oh yes some calf raises. For good measure I ensure I got some hard core calorie burning before the sun came up - 30 minutes on the bike. Now this is no ordinary biking but some intense pedalling. The same intensity as if I was doing a HIIT on the treadmill. Really cranked up the intensity.

Eating has been great. Not 100% great but I would say 90%. I got into some granola. Maybe a 1/4 cup but certainly something I should have done without. But very little harm done.

Took measurements and here they are:
Weight: 100lbs. 23.75Waist; 25.5Navel; 33.25Butt/Hips; 18.5 Right/Left Thigh BF 15.9%.

Big plans ahead for 2010. I think I need some goals.

Friday, January 1, 2010


I have come along way in the last year and many challenges have faced me, particularly the last 6 weeks while I have started a new job as a Collections Manager, spending most of the waking and breathing hours working out, at work, commuting from work and having only a few hours before I have to do it all over again.

I have found strength and discipline in getting up at 4am to workout at least twice during the work week and making sure that I get my Saturday and Sunday workout in. So needless to say, it have been challenging and I have been sick far more than I like to admit. Is my body run down a bit? Yes! And I overwhelmed with the changes in my life? Yes! And I am fighter? Yes. Will I let it stop me from achieving my goals? HELL NO!!!

The scale keeps me motivated. The adrenaline pumping through my veins keeps me sane and the enjoyment of planning my day and getting a great workout in, balance home and work, along with family has given me more strength and confidence in myself that I can do it. And I can do it well. So for 2010, their are no excuses, no boundaries but pure commitment. And a commitment to blogging again. Planning again and feel confident and strong in my skin.

So stay toned to some great workouts and some great blogs about my progress. I am happy with the scale that read 101.2lbs this AM but I know I can make better choices of food, especially small sample snacking. I can conquer this and conquer it I will. So here is to a year of committing myself, yet again to being the best I can be!!