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Day 66 – Netball Injury?

Netball was a fizzer. We lost 26-42. They just out-played us all over the court. And I’ve done something weird to my ankle/foot 😦

All day at work it was sore, and I had started to limp slightly. Then during the game it twinged and was quite painful. There were only a few minutes to go, so I kept playing, but not running at speed.

Tomorrow – Thursday. No plans apart from Mothers Group.



Day 51 – More caking

<<This is just a quick update – back to regular blogging soon!>>

More quick & easy meal options this week. With caking temporarily taking over all my time, I’m unable to prep my lunch. This is what the backups are for!

(‘New You’ Journal)

Banana bread & coffee


Chicken Parmigiana. This is another one of my all-time favourites!! Soo tasty.

Tomorrow – Wednesday. Work, then netball at 7:20pm. Then more work on the cake!


Day 45 – Distractions

Well. Today didn’t go how I planned at all. I had to focus on planning my upcoming cakes, so I could urgently order the required ingredients/tools. As it is I don’t know if the order will arrive in time. So I didn’t get to the 10:30am Pump class, or do much of the housework. But netball was great, at the start of the game our opponents only had 4 players, but for the last half they had found some extras, and were getting pushy & a bit cocky. But we kept our lead and won 36-27. Everyone was playing really well!

(‘New You’ Journal)

Poached eggs with smoked salmon & avocado toast

Mushroom & basil risotto

Tomorrow – Thursday. I’m hosting Mother’s Group, and then have RPM at 6pm.


Day 38 – Pump AND Netball… PumpBall!

Today was a loooong day, but I got through it. I was up early for work, did Pump & played netball, and then I was up late making cupcake frosting & decorations. I’m making some (last minute) surprise cupcakes for Mothers Group tomorrow, to celebrate the arrival of our newest member! Stay tuned for pics 🙂

Pump was good, I went a bit heavier again. However I now know that 7.5kg for the bicep track is too much! But 7.5kg for the chest track is OK. 10kg for the legs is hard, but doable. 2kg for the tricep extensions is shaky but doable.
I want my arms to be BUFF!!

And netball was fantastic! We all played really well, and won 49-22. I’m starting to feel fitter, and therefore I play better, LOVE it!!!!!

(‘New You’ Journal)

Banana bruschetta. Actually made this at work, as we were running late.

Roast beef & beetroot sandwich

Cajun Chicken. The BEST YUMMIEST MEAL ever!

Tomorrow – Thursday. I have an appointment in the morning, and then 2pm Mothers Group (red flag alert!). I’m not hosting until next week, so I’ll need to be well prepared with my snacks. I’ll also need to resist the cupcakes, I know I can do it, I’ve done it before!

Then either 5:30pm Boxing, or 6pm RPM, or a treadmill run.


Day 35 – Planning & preparing

Sunday, rest day!!

Well. I did say I was going to do another PIP group training session at 7am. But after just 5 hours of broken sleep, and all-over soreness from my SSS, and really really painful calves from Step (I’m nearly limping!)… well, I turned off my alarm and slept in to 9am! Whoops. I suspect it was unrealistic to think I could back up and do another session so soon. I do wish I’d gone though. I’d like to get out there and meet more 12WBT people. Anyway, there’s always next week. But I do like my rest days..

So no training today, but the meal planning & shopping for next week is done.

(‘New You’ Journal)

Bacon & egg burrito. YUM! I don’t have bacon that often, and I forget how tasty it is. Today it was nice & crispy, with soft eggs & wrap.

Ham cases with salad. These are usually made with smoked salmon, but we only had ham. Just as good I reckon!

Crumbed fish with sweet potato wedges

Chocolate & peppermint tea. I think I’m actually starting to like peppermint tea! Especially with CHOCOLATE!!! YUM.

Tomorrow – Monday. I have work, and then the 6:30pm Pump class. Home in time for toddler bedtime, and dinner, and then into bed EARLY.

This next week is a busy one, and looks like this:

Monday – work & 6:30pm Pump
Tuesday – work & 5:30pm Step
Wednesday – work & 5:30pm Pump & 9:20pm Netball
Thursday – 10am appointment & 2pm Mothers Group (I think I’m hosting) & 6pm RPM
Friday – 10:30am Pilates & 7pm 12WBT dinner
Saturday – 9am TBT (tummy, butt, thighs) class & possible GNO (girls night out!)
Sunday – SSS: 8:30am Jetty 2 Jetty 5km fun run & MB Cardio DVDs

My checklist for the next week looks like this:

  • Toddler meals (x3) planned & reminder set to take them to daycare – DONE
  • Toddler clothes laid out (x3) – DONE
  • Work clothes ironed & ready (at least 3 outfits) – DONE
  • Gym clothes ready (4 sets: Mon-Thur) – DONE
  • Gym bag packed – DONE
  • Week 6 daily meals & snacks planned & journals ready (7 days) – DONE
  • Daily post template ready – DONE
  • Lunch pre-made & frozen where possible

I haven’t yet made my lunch for tomorrow, and I will have to make it in the morning. I’ll also swap the lunch I had planned, with one that is faster to prepare.

Phew! So… 7 days of training. Can I do it???

How is your week shaping up?


Day 15 – Super Monday Session!

So I didn’t quite get that early night. But I was up at 6am, I perservered for a while… and then went back to bed! Oooops. I set my alarm for 9am, but either I slept through it, or it didn’t work, as I woke naturally a bit after 10AM!!  ARGH. Immediately I thought damn, I can’t do the 10:30am class now, but I could do the 6:30pm instead. But then I realised HANG ON. I can still make it! So I jumped up, got changed, ran out the door, and I made it just in time! It was my 3rd class of the new Pump, and I’m getting more familiar with the routine. Very glad I JFDI because an evening class would have upset our dinner routine, and I was asked to play an extra netball game tonight, which I wouldn’t have been able to do if I had a 6:30 class. Phew!

My Wednesday netball team is part of a larger group that also plays on Monday nights, and they needed extra players. So between Pump and then netball, I was pret-ty excited about aiming for a 1000 calorie burn!!

I played GS for 3 quarters, and I could see I was no-where near my calorie target, so I swapped to GA for the last quarter, to have a run around. But it wasn’t enough. And I was OK with that, I gave it my all, and it was still up around the 900 mark, which is not bad!

BUT… then another team needed extra players (YAY!), so I was keen to play again to get to 1000 calories!

And, I DID IT! (cue Dora, lol) My 1st Super Session! In fact, I didn’t just do it. I SMASHED it! 1351 calories!!!!

I tell you this. There isn’t a food item or taste in this WORLD that is better than how I feel right now!

I feel STRONG. I feel CAPABLE. I feel like I CAN DO ANYTHING I put my mind to, and it’s ONLY WEEK THREE!!!!

I’ve been playing netball for most of my adult life, since primary school. Although I have dodgy ankles as a result of countless injuries, I still love it! I hope to continue playing for many many years, and can’t wait to introduce Miss E to junior netball. We joke that we are priming her for the Australian Olympic Netball Team in 2028! 😉

Today’s meals are a bit out-of-wack, due to sleeping half the morning. I grabbed a banana on my way to Pump, and had breakfast at lunch. So technically I skipped lunch (meant to be Thai Pumpkin Soup). But I made up for it with other snacks. Not quite how I had planned the day, but that’s just how I roll.

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Poached eggs on vegemite toast.

Coffee & muesli biscuit. Not an ideal lunch by any means, but I was able to have a coffee date with a girlfriend, without any temptations! All good 🙂
Those Carman’s bikkies are great, really tasty. Actually it is about the same calories as a regular lunch anyway, whoops.

Penang Chicken & 1 slice multigrain bread (to mop up the delicous sauce!). This is so yummy, I can’t believe it’s only 257 calories (not including the bread).

Rice pudding with strawberry jam & fresh strawberries. OMG. YUM!! Seriously.
I wanted to lick the bowl.

Tomorrow – Tuesday. It’s last chance training. I’m going to do either a 9:30am Fitbox class, or a 4:30pm Combat class. I haven’t done any boxing for a looong time, but I really enjoy it. Combat has boxing too, but no resistance.

I *may* have done another sneaky weigh-in this morning, and I CANT WAIT for Wednesday!!!

I hope your week is off to a brilliant start!


Day 2 (5 June 2012)

Today was an improvement in activity level, but a bit rocky on the nutrition side. EEEP, struggling so soon!??

We were all up early, and I intended to go to the shops for a few things after the daycare drop-off. On the way out the door I grabbed a muesli bar for morning tea, thinking I would be home for lunch…. silly me for thinking that a shopping trip would take so little time! I ended up getting Subway at about 3pm because I was so hungry and wasn’t finished shopping (I was so famished I didn’t even remember to get a photo of it). I chose a 6-inch Turkey & Ham sub on multi-grain with swiss cheese & sweet onion sauce. All up about 335 calories I think. Still, it wasn’t what I planned. But, it was an ok choice given the limited food court options. And, I had a 600ml WATER, instead of soft drink, yay!

Dinner was also an alternate choice, I tried to convince myself to try the Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup, and we have had it before. But Mr S was held up at work, and didn’t get home until 7pm, and I was exhausted and fluey again, so I used an emergency meal from the freezer 🙂 Penang Chicken, and it was spicy! Must have been a batch we did before we reduced the amount of curry paste. All good, I drank lots of water, so my water intake increased.

Still no training, as my head currently feels like it is in a vice 😦  I had 2 nurofen plus this morning with breakfast, so I was feeling not-so-bad through the day, but the pounding started again when Miss E was throwing a tantrum somewhere between dinner and bathtime.

Banana Bruschetta

Penang Chicken (not the best looking meal once frozen & reheated, but still yummy!)

Tomorrow – I have a few more errands (it never ends!), but plan to be home for most of the day. Then I have netball in the evening.

Weigh-in tomorrow morning, aargh! I wonder…


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