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PST3 Training & Gear

I will be doing mostly gym classes, with some treadmill runs, and the odd Michelle Bridges DVD. I will review my plan regularly, but at this stage it looks like this:

Monday 6:30pm Pump

Tuesday 5:30pm RPM or Step or 6:30pm Zumba

Wednesday either 5:30pm Pump or Toning DVD and Netball

Thursday 5:30pm Boxing or 6pm RPM

Friday 10:30am Pilates class or Pilates/Yoga DVD

Saturday (super session) either 8:30am Step class and/or Group Training and/or Cardio DVDs and/or treadmill run

Sunday REST

The collection of various gear I’m using on this journey:

  • iPhone – for listening to music or checking 12WBT recipes or staying in touch with 12WBT facebook groups.
  • Polar FT4 heart rate monitor – for knowing my calorie burn.
  • Asics Gel Netburners – my shoes. Purchased primarily for netball, but they do the job.
  • SpiBelt – I’ve used this during my fun runs to hold my iphone and lip balm etc (you know – the essentials!)
  • Water bottles – I have a few, and cycle them regularly – my aim is to drink 3L a day.
  • dumbbells – for doing the toning DVD at home.
  • CardioTech treadmill – for running/walking at home.

Day 18 – Why?

Today has been pretty crappy. I’ve heard some sad news, and it just baffles me why awful things happen to lovely people 😦

Mother’s Group was postponed again, due to illness. So instead of our usual group afternoon tea, Miss E & I had a coffee & play date at the shops, with one of the Mums & her daughter. I had a small coffee & a muesli biscuit, and was too busy chatting to take a photo. Miss E had a blast playing on the playground!

Afterwards she had a big sleep, and I did a bit of shopping. I had a look at Michelle’s new line of fitness clothing, but I find it too tight for me. I’ll need to lose a bit more weight before I can wear it comfortably. Loving the prices though, and the colours! I also picked up a layby (new Game of Thrones books – I’ve got some reading to do!), and a few wooden toys from Aldi for Miss E.

As I strolled around the shops it was getting closer and closer to dinner-time. Mr S was getting takeaway as he had to work late. I was considering buying nuggets & chips from THAT place (you know the one I mean…), for Miss E’s dinner. I would re-heat some Penang Chicken once I returned home, OR I was also considering keeping the Penang Chicken for another time, and getting Subway instead. As these thoughts rolled around in my head, I realised I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t line up and order crappy food. What on earth was I thinking? Although I wasn’t intending to eat it myself, the thought of lining up and ordering (something that I USED to do regularly)… I just couldn’t do it!

As it turns out there was a huge line (late night shopping), even if I’d joined the end of the line, I’m certain I would have talked myself out of it before I reached the front. I know the guilt of standing in line to make a food choice I KNOW I shouldn’t be making. In the end, Mr S picked up some extra chips with his fish & chips, and Miss E had chips for dinner. So she still had crappy food in the end, but I physically couldn’t go to THAT place and order. I realise this is not a great food choice for a toddler, and on the whole she does have a variety of healthy foods. (Her diet has improved since I stopped taking her through the drive-thru…).

Meanwhile, I found I didn’t really feel like having Penang Chicken again, and preferred to keep it for another day. So I made myself a single serve of Chicken Parmigiana. It’s one of my favourites, and I’m so proud that I didn’t buy food, but came home and actually prepared & cooked something healthy, YAY! This is the complete opposite of what I would have done 6 weeks ago 🙂

I didn’t do any training today either. I’m finding it difficult to schedule in exercise on my SAHM (stay at home mum) days. But really I probably just need to prioritise it more. However, I did read somewhere recently that after a big super session, your body needs to rest. So now I don’t feel quite so bad about missing training on Tuesday (after burning 1,351 calories on Monday), and missing training today (after burning 932 calories yesterday). I’ve just been so fatigued and weary, maybe all this exercise is catching up with me.

Poached eggs on vegemite toast

Roast beef & beetroot sandwich

Chicken Parmigiana

Tomorrow – Friday. I’m going to a baby expo with a friend. Looking forward to showing Miss E the farm animals & Dorothy show! I will pack lunch for myself, and buy some sandwiches for Miss E. No plans for training at this stage, I’ll be out all day so I’ll miss the Pilates class. I need to find a Pilates or Yoga DVD I can do at home, so I have more flexibility (unintentional pun, haha!).

The ‘going to sleep on time’ project is ongoing, last night wasn’t too successfull but it was an improvement. I’ll put it all in a separate update, this post is long enough!

Hope you’re having a good week!!


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