Progression of me

from eighty four to now…

A deadline

Continuing on from this post, I wanted to go into a bit more detail of how my mindset changed after my health assessment.  It dawned on me whilst I was away that it was less than 3 months until I turned 30.  For some reason (familiar to some, but peculiar to others) turning 30 scares me terribly!  I guess society has it drilled into us that by the time we are 30 (and particularly as women), we will be married, have at least 1 child, own a home and have a successful career.  We will know what we want in life and be well on the way to achieving that, if not already.

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Morning vs Night Time Training

Before I begin with this post, I just wanted to make a point of mentioning one of the blog’s that I follow.  Although I haven’t had a lot of time lately to read many (if any) of the blogs I follow there is one in particular that almost always hits home when I do get the chance to scan the posts in my reader.  Pam Boyd’s blog is always full of useful tips and motivational sayings or just simply something that gets you thinking – and the post I read just now is no exception.  I recommend having a look if you get the chance!  Today’s post’s quote of “What You Allow, Is What Will Continue”  is so true – in all aspects of life….I feel sometimes that I don’t concentrate on fixing the little things – I’m always looking at the finishing line, wanting to be there when I still have the whole course to get through.  I try to take the short cut and end up right back where I began…

I guess that’s what we call learning?  You need to make mistakes to learn and if you keep trying the same things and you aren’t getting the results you need – well maybe it’s time to try something new?  Or for me, I think I need to remember that I must crawl before I can walk.  It’s frustrating but it’s true.

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The emotional eating cycle

As I have briefly mentioned a couple of times lately, things have been a little rocky for me emotionally of late and today I realised that chocolate has become my “go-to” food whenever I’m upset.  Lately I’ve been eating it in my room so no-one knows.  This is not a good habit and I’m not quite sure how to get out of this cycle.  

After coming back from America I had hit pretty much rock bottom and was eating a lot of chocolate.  When I started with my new trainer I stopped and this week on the eating plan he set me I didn’t touch any at all.  I was actually really stoked I managed to stick to the plan until boom…today.  

So I’d love to get some advise from you out there – how do you kick the emotional eating cycle habit?  Any tips or pearls of wisdom you would like to share?  I’d love to hear from you!

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That thin line…

DOMS,

also known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is something I’m sure every one of us has experienced at one time or another.  You know that feeling when you struggle to sit up in bed because your abs are so sore?  Or you walk up the stairs and your butt hurts so bad you don’t think you can make it to the next flight?  Or the muscles which bother me the most, quads – I walk around with my legs straight because I can’t even bend my knees without the pain ohhh the pain!!!

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It’s a numbers game

Yesterday I used my new Polar in my PT session for the first time.  I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to go as I’ve never worn a heart rate monitor for exercising before, but I found it worked quite well!  It’s pretty cool knowing how hard you are working at any one time during a training session and also seeing how quickly you can recover between exercises.

Even more exciting was checking out my results at the end of the session as per the below.

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Pretty happy with that!!!

I think it is going to take me a bit of time to figure out all of the features of the FT7 but I learnt what my average and maximum heart rate was and also what portion of the session was fat burning and what portion was fitness.  I’m looking forward to seeing my results over time.  If anyone has any tips/suggestions for ways to get the best out of my Polar I would love to hear from you!

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Information overload

Week Two of the 12WC has come to an end.  I am pleased to report another good week.  It wasn’t quite as good as week one – although instead of a “cheat” meal out at a restaurant I treated myself to a couple of snacks over the weekend – which probably worked out better.  I was unable to attend the Outdoor Fitness Class on Monday but I still managed a week I’m happy with in terms of my exercise.

I also have good news to report!

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