Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Been a bit slack....................

Been a bit slack lately.................on all aspects! Training, food, water, housework, study, blogging. Even was a bit lazy at work yesterday, procastinating a lot and subsequently had to do a few hours last night!

Now I can offer every excuse in the book, it's too cold to train, I'm too busy to prep my food, my workload at work has increased, I've been off work so it's been piling up, I've had a wedding to go to..... blah blah blah, but that's all they are really - just excuses.

When I was prepping for the photoshoot I got in 2 1/2 hours of exercise a day, prepped all my food so I know it can be done. I'm just being lazy!

I saw Nic for training last Wednesday and she asked how I was going with food.............good I said, cause I had been for the past couple of days. I neglected to tell her about the days before that! But she questioned a little further cause she knew I wasn't being completely honest. She's too good at what she does and could tell just by looking at me that I had been eating crap food. Amazing what food can do to your body in just a short amount of time!

So I'm going to knuckle down for the rest of this week and jump on the scales Monday morning and hope for a nice surprise.
I've set my alarm for 5.30am and will get up and do cardio tomorrow morning. I've arranged to meet Stace at our local gym at 7.00pm for a weights session.
Friday morning I'll be meeting Stace and Em at the stairs for some sprints.
In between that I'll be doing my own thing, weights/cardio/plyo's..............all set!

As for food goes, I've bought a whole heap of chicken breast/basa fillet/kangaroo/sweet potato/ broccoli/cauliflower/snow peas/zucchini/almonds......all the good stuff and will prep everything so theres no excuse!

Have printed off a heap of pictures from my photoshoot and put them around the house and in my gym to remind myself of where I got to and I need to get back there. Wanna see those abs again! Vain? Probably, but I'm damn proud of the shape that I got into and it doesn't help to remind myself for a little bonus motivation..........at least I know I've done it once, I can do it again! Only this time it will be easier cause I've got a head-start and I'll get into better shape than I did last time :)

Here's another little pic from the photoshoot.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What now?

For so many weeks before the photoshoot I had a reason to eat clean, I had a reason to train hard. I had something to work towards and I had a goal.

Now I kind of feel down and low and question why do I need to continue? I have gained so much more respect for competitors. They do what I did for many more weeks and they do it harder. Strong, strong women!

I hate thinking like this too, cause why do I need a reason? Why do I need a goal? Isn't "because I like to look like this" or "because I like to feel like this" or "because I deserve a healthy life" enough of good reasons?

I need to shift my mindset that this is a long term lifestyle change and it's ok to relax a little cause the level of training and what I was eating is not sustainable year round.

I am only human though, and like many others I do find myself being goal driven. So that brings me to the question.................what now?

Time to find a new goal............

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Before & After

Well...........here it is! The dreaded before and after pics ;)
Finally! An after pic that I can be proud of and show people! So many times I started these "challenges" and took so many before pics and progress pics and I have never been able to do that after photo, well here it is and I am proud of it!
I should have done it in the same bikini in the same position to get the same effect, but you can tell the differences.
I've never really been considered overweight, just had a little extra bit of padding there. It was enough for me that I wasn't comfortable wearing certain clothes and I wasn't happy with what I saw in the mirror. It's not a huge noticeable difference like many of the other amazing before and after stories out there, but there's enough of a difference to show that if you really step up in your training and clean eating you can get some great results!

My goal was to weigh between 52 and 55kg for the photoshoot, and I did it! The morning of the shoot I weighed in at 55.6kg, which was a loss of 5.6kg in 8 weeks. I've NEVER had results like these before! It's always been 1 kilo here and there, then I would move on to the next quick fix.

Nicky taught me that it's not a quick fix, it's a lifestyle change. It's all about eating really clean Monday to Friday, then enjoying the foods I love on the weekends. Not going overboard, just having a little to satisfy my sweet tooth and not un-do all the hard work of the week before. Consistent training is the key too, and that's something I've always lacked in, would go hard at it for one week, then only do 1 or 2 days the next week. It's about making exercise a priority and doing it everyday!

So after a week of relaxed training and eating I trained with Nicky this morning..........and boy did I pay for the food I ate this week! There was a couple of times there I felt like I was going to be sick. So next time I go looking for that chocolate, I need to remember how I felt this morning and just fuel my body with nice clean foods that are not only going to make me feel good and look good, but they are going to help with my training.

Back into it full swing next week. After training this morning I have realised the crap food isn't worth it and I have never felt as fit and healthy as I did the last few weeks before the photoshoot. So I am going to continue following Nic's advice and make this a lifestyle change, not just a "photoshoot diet".

Ladies, if you want to change your life and need some help, I can't recommend Nicky enough! She herself lives and breathes the healthy lifestyle! She talks the talk and walks the walk, what more could you ask for? She has studied her butt off and has such a passion for helping others that there's unlikely to be a question that she can't answer! She also has a fantastic website with some awesome information on it under "Fit Tips" or you can join her forum and ask questions which she will personally answer.
Here is the link: http://www.nickyjankovic.com/
Check her out!!!!!!

So here it is, my before and after pic :) Just a candid shot that Dallas took while I was waiting in the water freeeeeeezing my butt off!!!

Here's another favourite beach photo of mine:

Monday, July 5, 2010


Well, it's done and dusted. The photoshoot was Saturday and what an AMAZING experience!

Weighed in at 55.6kg on Saturday morning which means I came in at goal weight for the shoot! Yay me! I wanted to weigh between 52-55kg and I did!!!

I'm extremely proud of myself, not because of my results, but mainly because this is the first time in a LONG time that I have actually set myself a challenge and finished it. Things are forever getting too hard and I give up. When I set myself this challenge I was skeptical that I would actually see it through to the end, but I did. AND as an added bonus I reached my goals :)

Dallas and Lindy were extremely welcoming to both Chrissey and I and made us feel right at home in their own home. I have never done anything like this before so I was super nervous when we first started. Had no idea how to stand, how to put my body, the look to put on my face, but Dallas and Craig were really helpful and demonstrated how I should stand and guided me through the whole thing. They were lovely and cracked jokes to make me laugh and feel relaxed.

I had a quite look at some pics, but WOW! What a fantastic photographer he is! It's amazing how good photos can look with the right equipment and the right people behind the lens.

I got a text from Dallas this afternoon saying that the photos were in the post, so I hope they arrive tomorrow! I can't wait to see them!

So massive thanks to Dallas, Lindy & Craig for making the whole process so much easier! Thanks to my beautiful trainer and friend Nicky who guided me on how to get in the best shape I have ever been in and lastly, but not least, my beautiful friend Chrissey. It was awesome to have someone to share this experience with.

So here's to the next chapter! Getting my legs leaner!!!!

I'll leave you with a photo ;)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day 1 of last week...................

Day 1 of last week success :)

2 1/2 hours cardio (1 hour before work, 1/2 hour at lunch, 1 hour after work) + back/triceps.

6L of water, plus all meals protein only

4 days to go...................I can do it!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Final Week!

Loooong time between posts! Have been so busy just prepping for this photoshoot that I haven't had a lot of time for much else.
At the moment, my day is pretty much train/work/train/sleep repeat......and eat every 2-3 hours in between that!

Over the past few weeks I have really knuckled down with my nutrition and training. Last Saturday I dropped carbs except for green vegies and up'd my exercise to 2 hours of cardio each day + 4 day split weights.
It's paid off. I am down to 57.7kg and would really love to be 57.1kg by Saturday cause that would mean that I have lost 5kg in the 8 weeks since we set our date for the photoshoot.

I went shopping at Lorna Jane yesterday and today and got some really nice outfits for the shoot.

Am going to go in knowing I've worked hard and hopefully that will show in my photos.

So 6 more sleeps and it's the day of the photoshoot. Tough week ahead, but I can do it ;)