i have been pretty hard on myself lately.. with my recent weight gain due to the pregnancy, my poor diet, and NO exercise… then I remembered… I AM PREGNANT. seriously. I was stressing out over gaining 6 pounds… makes sense when I woke up and got honest about how I have been so sick, unable to exercise, unable to eat healthy as I can’t keep most things down…. and then I noticed all of the pretty pregnant ladies who are famous, and reminded myself that they have makeup artists and clothing people who help them dress! of course they look fabulous… I am tired of beating myself up… so instead of mooing at myself and my recent weight gain, I am telling myself that I am a beautiful SKINNY pregnant lady… and that is just it. my words got manifested, and already today I had the energy to work out a little, put on some makeup (which I havent been able to do for weeks!) AND just start being cool with myself…
Bringing a baby into the world aint the most glamorous thing, but baby its miraculous! 4 weeks ago
... now that I am pregnant, I am SO nauseous and so I have to get up constantly, and try to soothe my stomach, and I am so fortunate to work in an office that allows me the freedom to move around and take care of myself as I see fit. in fact, they just keep telling me to just work from home! working from home is not the best option for me though, as I need the discipline of the office to stay on track :) 2 months ago
Not quite sure I want to call this a new year’s resolution. More than anything it’s just something I’ve been trying to work on for a very long time—however, I feel proud of today and I’m sure I won’t have this much momentum every day but I feel SO good when I do little things to put myself first and to nourish my mind, body, spirit that I want it as a goal on here.
Today, I took care of myself by going to zumba in the morning, eating leftovers that I took the time to cook last night, watched a really awesome video on improving my reading time, cleaned my kitchen and took ALLLL the trash out of my car, took my vitamins and drank water (not enough yet).
All in all, a much less lazy, much better feeling Sunday than I could have had. 2 months ago
There has been so much happening in 2013. I have achieved my goal of getting into the “Normal” range of the BMI, I have developed and stuck to an exercise routine and ensured I schedule at least 1 hour a day to go to the gym or at least ‘just move.’
I am so very pleased with how my health has come along and the amazing gains I have made.
I aim to start the New Year off with getting my cholesterol levels and blood work done. My last entry said I was going to get this done, but to be honest I can’t remember if I did or not. A quick phone call will soon sort that out.
At any rate, I am still on track with my health. I am not actively trying to lose any more weight, however if it happens it will be a bonus.
This year I am also taking care of my mind by doing a Diploma of Life Coaching. I have wanted to return to study and change direction for some time and now is a great time to get this started. 2014 is my year for gaining qualifications.
I have also decided to extend my friendship network this year. I lost a lot of ‘friends’ when my partner left me in 2012 and it has been slow going finding ways of meeting new people. I will make a bigger effort this year and try to increase my ‘friends’ network by at least 2 people.
2014 is going to be a good year for me. I hereby pledge to continue taking care of myself. Infinite love and gratitude in spades from me – to me :-) 2 months ago
20min and shower 2 months ago
this pregnancy has made me feel tired and nauseous, and so i have had to be honest and cancel several appointments made with friends, but they were okay with it, and I got to rest… one of my issues is I way overbook myself, and then feel committed to go, so I am learning to say no and rest when I need it. 2 months ago
I’ve always had what is referred to as a ‘strong constitution’ and seldom go to the doctor outside of my yearly check up. It seems like ages since I had my blood work done so it must be time to check the old cholesterol, blood sugar, iron and other levels. 3 months ago
I spent last weekend with 2 friends. We had a girl’s night in and a sleep over. On the Saturday evening the conversation turned to health. I sat for 4 hours and listened to my 2 friends talk disease and sickness and drugs. The icing on the cake was when they brought out their ‘drug cases’ which were the size of an overnight bag and compared the drugs they are taking!!
Yesterday I had lunch with a friend who went out to lunch that I could not get to. She was telling me about this group of friends I used to have close contact with. 3 have diabetes and she herself is morbidly obese. One of the people in the group has ignored her pre-diabetic condition for the past 5 years and now has type 2 diabetes and has to take her blood glucose level 2 hours before a meal and 2 hours afterwards as the doctor works to adjust her medication. My friend was relating how this has had a devastating effect on friend #2 and how friend #2 was so depressed about having diabetes.
I was incredulous and commented “She was told 5 years ago she was pre-diabetic, has ignored her condition all that time and now is upset and depressed because she has type 2 diabetes? She ignored her condition for 5 years, did nothing to change her life style, got on the bus heading towards diabetes and now she’s upset because she’s arrived at her destination?”
I am so not like my peers. 4 months ago
Tonight I am going to attend a tea an tarot group, which is something that highly interests me, and that I am doing just for myself :)
We will be learning new tarot spreads and talking about different decks. 4 months ago
right now I am rushing, going, helping others… but i just need to slow the heck down. focusing on that right now, still helping others, but not at the expense of myself… giving up my need to control today, which is something I do to my own detriment. when i control it makes me angry, resentful, and have expectations that always end up in letdowns… working hard to stop controlling.
working on ME! 4 months ago
...today has been rough. I had a situation glaring at me… I will spare the details. I realized I spend all my time caring for others I’ve forgot about me. Hurting right now. 4 months ago
But like nearly all my other goals I had on here, it’s just too vague. I have to realise I need small manageable things if I’m going to make changes. So that’s what I’m going to do. Make realistic small goals that hopefully will mean success! 5 months ago
I have lost another kilo in weight and an amazing 3cm more off my chest and hip measurements. The biggest improvement though has been in my arms. I have changed my routine so that I work my arms three times a week and I have biceps and triceps!
I am amazed at how quickly the muscle definition has come. I have gone from having no muscle definition and arms that look like typical women’s arms with no biceps and loose tricep ‘nanna flaps’ to now showing some ‘guns’. LOL
It’s actually quite nice to have strong looking arms – without being ridiculously over muscled – and I love that my triceps have responded so quickly and that old ‘chicken wing’ effect is starting to fill out with good strong muscle tissue.
This part of my programme really is about growing a strong body. Not an over muscled body builder type body, but a lean and strong body that will serve me well into my old age.
As I said to a friend the other day … As I get older I want to sit with my friends and talk about the amount of Sets, Reps and Weights I lift, NOT the amount of pills I have to take! 5 months ago
1. Start Yoga and Pilate again.
2. Start having weekly massage from work.
3. Got facial masks and nice lotions: really good.
4. Got facial from Massage Envy, considering to become a member. 5 months ago
Last week I weighed in at 68.9kg which means that I am now in the HEALTHY range of the BMI.
I feel fantastic. People at the gym have been complimenting me on the amazing transformation. Complete strangers have come up to me saying “I’ve seen you working out and I just have to say you have changed so much and you look fantastic. Well done.”
I love shopping for clothes! Now THAT is a transformation. I love that I can buy off the rack at size 12 and everything fits. I love that I feel fit and strong. I love that I look and feel the best I have ever been.
My new mantra? Fit and Fabulous! 6 months ago
since I put back on a few pounds, I just started slacking off…
I’ve been trying to take better care of my hair so I just put it up in a bun, because it’s so damaged. So I just look shitty most days with my hair up and long sleeved shirts and pants in the summer time…
I really hate how I let myself go, but I have this odd vision that once I drop off the weight I’ll just start taking better care of myself and I’ll look so good no one will recognize me.. Like a bran new person. And I know this doesn’t work, because it never did in the past.
I have to start drinking over 2L of water daily. Try some fat burners. Have enough protein and vitamins during the day. And stick to a 1200 calories diet/ exercising until I see changes.
I can’t give up this time. or ever again!
I can do amazing things to my body in 3 months! and I shall… 6 months ago
The 12 Week Body Transformation programme is over and the change in me is amazing!!
I have now lost 12kg! But the changes to my body shape are AMAZING!! I have lost 13cm off my chest, a whopping 18.5cm off my waist and 13cm off my hips!! I am such a different person to look at.
I now weigh 70.4kg. In total, from the start of my journey two years ago (when Lipitor wrecked my system and I was at my heaviest) I have lost 28kg! Yes, that’s right, 28kg!
I look and feel like an athlete. I am fit, I am strong and I feel awesome!
And now, stage 3. My waist measurement needs to come down more. It is not the 80cm it should be to be in the healthy range. I am ‘just’ over the BMI healthy range into ‘overweight’ by about 1kg.
My next goal is to shed the last 10kg and reach what is considered to be a normal healthy range on the BMI and more importantly to reduce my waist measurement to 80cm.
I am being realistic here. It will probably take another year to get to where I need to be, but with focus, consistency and good old fashioned hard work I have no doubt I will do it.
In the meantime I am truly celebrating the gains I have already made. I have become super fit, I am strong, I have muscles I can see, I am more in tune with my body, I am no longer an over-eater, I respect myself more, I love seeing myself in the mirror, I love the new clothes I can wear, I love that I feel so healthy and look so good, I love that moving, bending, squatting is no longer an effort.
I promise myself that this is how I will be for the rest of my life. I am fit, I am strong, I am awesome :-) 7 months ago