Wednesday, 28 December 2011


The table...

For Christmas I went to Europe... I wasn't counting on dieting and I was expecting all kinds of havoc to run through my body.

It was nice to be back, and I did eat like a pig (actually, I ate like five pigs rolled up into one big pigzilla) and my weight will of course reflect two weeks of gluttony.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Super busy! But on track :)

I've been super busy with work and haven't had time to keep the blog updated, but I am still very much on track with my diet and weight loss :D

I've set a November goal: for both weight and exercise.

I seem to have the diet thing down, with no major problems for the last... 38 days :D
But exercise... OMG!!! I'm lazy and I hate exercise, and that's the way it is.
The fact that I've been crazy busy at work doesn't help, but at the end of the day I'll look for any excuse, and if I can find 60 minutes to watch videos of X-Factor on youtube, I sure as hell can swap that for a run :P

I've joined the November exercise challenge on the weight loss forum and have set my goal at 20 miles.

Nothing massive, I know, but if I can do 20 this month, then I can do 25 next month even if it will be colder, and so on :)

Exercise goal:

Weight goal:

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Phase 2 of the Shred

So today I started phase 2 of the shred...

Well make that "tries to start phase 2"... I found the exercises much more difficult! But I hope it will get into shape over the next few days, much like phase 1, I was all over the place during the first couple of days.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Sick Days

I've been sick for the last two days, and I feel like DFGHJKJVC...

Unfortunately, I didn't exercise during this time, so besides feeling physically down from the flu or whatever, but I'm also feeling terrible from not exercising :(

Sunday, 2 October 2011

The 70's are soooo back!

I'm glad to inform you that I have moved back to the 70's!

I'd been in the 80's for about 18 months now, so it was a pleasant surprise (not really, I was anxiously waiting for this...)

I'm just happy to see some improvement :)

Day 7

Yesterday I had to work! All freaking day, and it was a Saturday :(

So with 4 hours of sleep on me, I just managed to drag myself out of bed and get to work... I didn't exercise in the morning, I'm not even sure I remembered to brush my hair for that matter.

Anyway, got home at 6pm and I was sooooo exhausted from a really long week, and I just thought: damn I need a nap!

And so it was, nap time! Till 11pm :x :x :x

I woke up at that time still feeling lazy as hell... Checked my email and the internets, started to gain courage do go and exercise. But time wasn't on my side; I live in a large apartment building.
I imagined myself doing my jumping jacks and my neighbours downstairs running for cover thinking it was (another) earthquake. I thought of going outside for a run, but it was almost midnight. Anyway, I kept on procrastinating and avoiding what must be done!

I was actually hating myself by this point, thinking about how lazy I was and how I MUST exercise everyday. Anyway, I was really in the mood for some cardio, but silent cardio... Not going to happen without a machine. So I just did some yoga and pilates, not really cardio but it was almost an hour of some sort of exercise.

Ah well, I did fell terrible about it, but this morning I got up and went straight to my shred :)
I know loads of people say you should exercise on an empty stomach, as it burns more fat... But when I do this, like today, I feel like I am so energy lacking and just slow!

Friday, 30 September 2011

Day 5

Day 5 was my biggest task: It included a buffet dinner with friends...


Actually, according to my math, I actually didn't go toooo overboard:
I only had a small pumpkim soup and one plate and it was a variety from the salad bar!!!

Well that's not all: I also had some apple crumble... IMO, not bad for a first run in with temptation!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Day 4

Well, the good news is: The soreness has been diminishing over the last few days and now it's barely noticeable.

The GREAT news is: For some reason, which is completely beyond me, the soreness did not affect my exercise AT ALL. It was the weirdest thing... As if during exercise there were no sore muscles... I found this baffling, but I'm not complaining.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Sore is an understatement...

Oh My God!

I am soooo sore, it's not even funny.

I am seriously, but seriously damaged here. I feel like I am walking on eggs, and going down steps is actually a painful thing. Even sitting down: I just position myself over the seat and then just let myself fall onto it, I can't actually lower myself into a squat without going ARGHHHH.

This just shows you what greaaaat type of shape I am in... Anyway, I googled the soreness after the shred, and apparently everyone goes through it, and the advice: Push through it. Let's see if I can actually manage to do the exercises with this soreness...

Monday, 26 September 2011

The the games begin!

Today I'm starting my new lifestyle: daily exercise and a balanced low calorie diet.

The goal: to be healthier, more agile and HOT.

While I had counted on using the p90x exercise videos, after 15 minutes of trying to do the first video, I was confronted with the obvious fact that I am soooooo not up to this challenge: it's very demanding and I simply don't have the physical ability needed. Not yet anyway.

So I changed my exercise routine to the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels, and so, finally, the games can begin!