There is a great deal of talk about the royal wedding between Kate and William. There are people that want to watch it and those that do not.
I will probably tweet the odd thing; however I fully appreciate that a lot of other people will be doing the same. So out of respect for those that are not interested in the wedding I will not even come close to flooding your timeline; you might get a smattering of tweets. Perhaps some of you will remember that when you tweet about the Rugby World Cup later in the year.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Press Ups on Knees | 30 seconds: 15
Body Weight Tricep Dips | 30 Seconds: 18
Star Jumps | 1 Minute: 37
Plank Hold: completed 30 seconds
Flexibility Sit & Reach Test: +9cm beyond my toes
Wall Sit: completed 41 seconds
So where do I go from here?
I need to get to the gym more and when I am there I need to work harder. I also need to drastically sort out what I am eating and when. I have not been eating regularly and often skip meals huge “no-no”. Last night at the gym my trainer gave me a print out from the April 2011 Prevention Magazine showing ‘Time to Eat’. It is pretty good actually as I often forget to eat in the afternoons and then I am starving by dinner time and end up eating far too much. I searched around on the net and found an online slide show of the ‘Time to Eat’ information. Also tracking my daily food intake is a good way to see where I am going wrong.
Last night I also ran for the first time in years on the Treadmill. I was following the C25K program on my iPhone. Was it hard? Yes it was. Did my heart rate really go up? Yes it did. Did I feel great for doing it? Yes I did. I was inspired by Lauren to do this. I have realised that in order to be successful at running on a treadmill as an alternative form of Cardio that I definitely need to wear my heart rate monitor. This means I will be able to keep a close watch on my heart rate until I get stronger and fitter. Unfortunately, I had to hold onto the handles when I was running otherwise I thought that I would probably end up on the ground at the end of the treadmill. Slowly but surely I am going to train myself so that I do not need to hold those handles as “There are no handles in life”.
Last but not least I have decided that I need to do more flexibility based exercise be it Yoga or Pilates. I have Windsor Pilates at home so I might give that a whirl. I always used to be very flexible and over the years as I have gained more weight and done less exercise my flexibility has decreased.
What are your best exercise and food tips? What keeps you motivated?
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Saturday (09/04/11) ~ Spent some time gazing at my book shelves and writing some blogs on our home computer.
Tuesday (12/04/11) ~ Finally got to meet the stunning, divine, funky Tara. Talked to her while she had her hair cut with Terry. You can click on the link to see her photos from the day.
Wednesday (13/04/11) ~ Crazy, crazy work day. (No photos)
Thursday (14/04/11) ~ A very long day starting with the gym in the morning and then more crazy work stuff and then my dad’s birthday dinner. The birthday dinner was an amazing end to a completely horrific day. Discovered ‘Heart of Flavour’ just around the corner from work; they do the most amazing cakes and handmade chocolates.
Friday (15/04/11) ~ Date night with Mark at Sylvia Park! Dinner at The Coffee Club; I think that Mark thinks I am a nana because I love it there. Went to see Scream4 on the Xtreme screen!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Wednesday (16/03/11) ~ Back home to Auckland; very excited to see our babies. (No photo)
Thursday (17/03/11) ~ First day back at work; hard. (No photo)
Friday (18/03/11) ~ Yay it’s nearly the weekend! (No photo)