Sunday, December 28, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Sofie opening Santa presents:
Some sisterly/brotherly Christmas love:
Mummy and little boy at breaky:
Silly family photo at breakfast:
Me showing off:
Dave getting a shine up playing cards:
And lastly, the day ends:
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Birthday: 23 June
Star Sign: Cancer (crab)
Occupation: Personal Trainer, Property Investor (although this one has
taken a back seat of late), Domestic Engineer
Height: 173 cm (5’ 8”)
Weight: 64 – 67 kg’s off-season, 60 kg’s on-season
Marital Status: Very happily married to Dave
Children: Jason 15, Sofie 9, Jayden 5
Pets: Mia (cat)
Favourite Colour: Black (got any blacker?)
Favourite Body Part: Eyes and shoulders
Least Favourite Body Part: Thighs and butt
Favourite Foods: Lollies, chocolate, ice-cream
Least Favourite Food: celery (of the ones I’ve tried)
Foods Never Tried: Oysters, lambs brains
Couldn’t Live Without: Husband, Children, Family, Friends, Training
Loves: Besides above feeling confident, strong and positive and in control
Hates: Being tired, being hungry, being bored (not all together), not being able to switch off my brain at times
Future Goals: - Continue to stay balanced, mindful and loving life
- Present a bigger and better overall package in May INBA Comp
- Swim 2 km Sydney Harbour in March
- Swim 1.5 km leg Mooloolaba Triathlon in March
- Be the best bridesmaid a bride could have
- Be a fabulous PT and increase my client base
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! In our house anyway. Lights up and on, presents galore under tree, egg-nog brewing in fridge together with homebaked american cheesecake made by hubby, lounge/dining room rearranged ready for lunch, turkey getting stuffed later, candycane wrappers all over the floor, kids now sleeping in our bedroom, non-stop excitement and chatter about Santa. We love Christmas! Merry Christmas all. Have a great day.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
4.30 am - 30 minute early morning walk/run followed by ab work.
5.30 am - train client
6.05 am - chest/biceps with Nicole then 30 minutes elliptical
7.30 am - home to find hubby had stripped all the beds and done all the washing, fed the kids, cleaned up, written a xmas food shopping list and was planning his day around mine
9 am - head back to work to train one more client
10.30 am - home, do some computer work amongst reading blogs and fitness articles
12 pm - have lunch then lie on the lounge reading the latest Oxygen magazine followed by a 1 hr snooze
1.30 pm - awoken by bladder and hunger, eat arvo tea
2.45 pm - realise I am ravenously hungry again and employ the oats and powder savour
3.15 pm - head to pool for swim training (20 laps) and afterwards feel bloody fantastic admiring my physique in my two piece speedos upon returning home
4 pm - ponder over my achievements in 2008 and think thankful thoughts for what my life is and wonder what I should blog about today
5.15 pm - hubby goes fishing in the hope he'll catch fresh fish and mudcrabs for xmas lunch and dinner, I feed the kids the slack mother dinner of party pies and sausage rolls
5.20 pm - blog
6 pm - dinner followed by a Lindor Ball before showering then retiring for the night
3 more sleeps till xmas - I can't wait!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
With the festive season upon us, the promise of joyful Christmas times & a summer of fun is all around us....
In amongst this, you've probably started thinking about what 2009 will bring. Most of us will have made a promise that it will be the year we lose weight, take time out for ourselves, learn to salsa dance, etc etc etc.
Isn't it interesting that we tend to put off the changes we want to make to a time that seems 'perfect' or 'easier'? Read on to learn how to STOP putting off these changes.
The LifePsyche team is taking a short break over Christmas. We will shut Monday 21st December, and reopen Monday 12th January. From all the team, we wish you a joyful & meaningful Christmas period, & we look forward to seeing you all in the New year! See you soon, The LifePsyche Team
Make NOW, Not 2009, Your BEST Year!
With 2009 around the corner, many people will be eagerly awaiting the New Year so they can "start" their new plan to lose weight, spend more time on themselves, or achieve other goals. Unfortunately, we get off more on the fantasy of talking about our New Year resolutions, than actually doing them. In fact, the majority of people NEVER uphold their New Year resolutions. Worse still, not only do we put our goals off until the New Year, we decide we will do our odd jobs when we have more spare time during annual leave, or spend more on ourselves when the kids leave school, or meet a life partner when we lose weight, or travel when we retire....&, then what do we do? We die with our music & dreams still in us! We call this phenomenon the Great Deferral System of Life - a sneaky excuse we get addicted to so we can procrastinate our lives away. We end up living our life exactly how we DIDN'T want to live it - unhappy, overweight, fearful of change, poor, single etc etc. We seduce ourselves into thinking a certain time is going to be the perfect time to make change. However, the reality is that we are just kidding ourselves... the perfect time is always NOW. Read on to learn how to START NOW to make the rest of your life, the best life you could have!
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Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday morning Katie and I headed for our first swim training session (10 x 50 mtr laps). She'll tell you the details as it was her idea. The rest of the day was again spent lazing and chatting by our pool before taking her back to the airport. Hubby and I went out for dinner and dessert again last night which ended a fabulous long weekend (our kids were put on a plane to our home town last Thursday so we've been responsibility free until this Wednesday night when we head down ourselves for xmas with our families).
Needless to say the scales are up a kilo this morning, as expected, which means jack shit anyway. I expect a downwards movement in the next couple of days.
Training today: 40 minute early morning walk/run, not long ago trained chest, biceps and posing in my garage (help - I can't feel my arms now) and when hubby arrives home this evening we're heading for my 2nd swim training session (this time 12 laps).
Feeling: The weekend was everything I wanted and more. I lived in the moment and behaved moderately and balanced. The new and improved Shelley has now been unleashed and is living the life she's always imagined. Looking forward to each and every day and the opportunities it brings.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Training = 30 minute early morning walk only today
Feeling = excited, yet nervous! Eagerly awaiting tomorrow's photo shoot but more importantly spending the next few days with my gorgeous girlfriends whom have been a helping hand in my strength over the past months. This morning when I stepped on the scales I looked in the mirror and just started laughing when the number appeared. I got my 5 afterall. And really what's 900 grams in the scheme of things. I've managed to shed a total of 7.6 kilos in the past 7 weeks. Now, if this was one of my clients I'd tell them to reach around and give themselves a big pat on the back or go to the nearest person for a huge hug. So, to myself, Congratulations Shelley - awesome achievement! Not only on the weight side of things have I improved. More importantly to me is the way in which I've gone about it, learning each and every day, practicing balance, moderation and mindfulness. Not one day in the past 7 weeks has gone by where I haven't eaten one of my favourite foods (lollies, chocolate, ice-cream). It has proved to me that I don't have to be "perfect" as my personality dictates. Sure, there's a place and time for some for strict dieting, perhaps leading into competition, but for most people who want to live lean everyday and enjoy life "balance" is what matters most! This chicky is continuing to eat "something" every day for rest of my life. Today it's red frogs, chocolate paddle pop and caramel slice (you bet ya I'm carbing up for tomorrow).
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Training = 30 min early morning walk, supposed to be posterior chain training, did 4 sets of deadlifts then got a bit sidetracked. Was lost without my training partner Nicole this morning. Ended up doing lying hamstring curls supersetted with single leg deadlifts, squats and overhead presses, preacher curls and tricep pushups, woodchops, pullthroughs, ab and core work. Not in this order but a great workout all the same. Finished off with a light jog for 15 minutes then called it a day.
Feeling = really really really good. I like the way I look. Am conscious of the fact that this is not the end but rather the beginning of a happier, leaner me. When I competed I got there and threw my hands in the air thinking it was the end but this photo shoot was just a means to get where I want to go only this time I'll keep going. A little more body fat to drop then maintaining over xmas and the new year period before preparing for May.
Today is a busy busy day. Just about to head to work to train 4 clients then off to see Jeanelle before going for the full hair treatment - cut, colour, blowdry then eyebrow wax and tint then finally coming home for dinner and collapsing into bed I suspect. I've got my handy little red esky bag packed and ready to roll. Right let's get to it!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Training = cracking early morning interval treadmill run for 30 minutes, this arvo shoulders and core with Nicole then walk
Feeling = HOT right now. Looked in the mirror and liked what I saw. Of course, there's always room for improvement but nice to finally be happy with my physique again. Not concerned with what the scales are saying. Will probably get into the 66's before Friday but it's not the be all end all not reaching 65 (my goal). I've done as much as I can with be stupid all of the time so what will be will be. And besides 6.5 kg's in just over 6 weeks is a bloody good effort.
PS Am I dining alone on Saturday night? No-one's rsvp'd yet. Me the planner wants to make sure they've got room for us all - it's a pretty popular joint apparently.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I had the pleasure of having Carolyn come stay with me last night. It was wonderful to catch up with her in person again having not seen her since our comp in May. Of course we've spoken on the phone but seeing someone in person again is wonderful. She's looking smashing and I was drooling over her biceps. We got to share some secrets and stories over one my famous burgers and I introduced her to Mr Baskin. I asked her to describe in detail the flavour of her choice, one which I'm yet to try, so this week it'll be on my "to do" list.
This morning we both, together with one of my partners in crime Nicole, headed over to get smashed in Liz' rpm class, where I also got to meet the gorgeous Fern. It was an awesome class followed afterwards with scrumy vietnamese prawn rice paper rolls with Doris, Lisa and Steph.
I haven't been on the scales for a few days but will get back on again tomorrow. Training has been awesome. I'm really excited about the photo shoot this Friday and also getting to see one of my other partners in crime Katie who's arriving Thursday night.
This Saturday night the girls are having a night out. It's an open invitation and details are below. Please leave a rsvp comment so I can make sure we've got a big enough table booked.
Where: Green Papaya Vietnamese Restaurant, East Brisbane
Time: 7 pm
Dress: Essential frock and heels
BYO bottled wine only (or vodka and lime if you're me!)
Friday, December 5, 2008
On one side of the coin there's "Athlete Shelley" wanting to be a high achiever, goal setter and getter, successful.
On the other side there's "Everyday Shelley" being balanced, mindful, moderate, living lean, loving life, having fun, enjoying the journey.
And I ask myself can I be both at the same time?
As "D" day was getting closer I got spooked and freaked by the numbers and scared of "not making it" and started doing stupid shit like increasing my training and dropping calories. Smart move Shelley - NOT! But upon reassessing my situation I realised that when the journey ceases to be enjoyable then I had taken a wrong turn. Would it matter if the number was 1 or 2 higher? Of course not. Would it matter if it took another week or 2 to reach it? Agan, of course not. Honestly, I don't really care what the number is but just know that at 65 kg I look good, feel good, can fit into my favourite jeans and other clothes, and is my "happy weight".
I looked back on what I have achieved. I've shed (notice I didn't say "LOST". What happens when you lose something? You go looking for it right) nearly 5.5 kg's in 6 weeks whilst being mindful and enjoying everything in moderation, eating Baskin Robbins icecream and other favourite foods on a daily basis. Practiced positive self talk. Have not had a 'blow out' in all that time. Inspired others to battle on with their dreams and goals. This is what my life is about.
Of course I've still been training hard but have cut back the duration. I've increased my energy intake again to a more acceptable level for me to one which I know can still drop but perhaps a little slower. I will still achieve what I set out to do however I've taken the pressure off and getting there in a much safer fashion.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Training = 6 x 30/90 elliptical intervals early morning, later chest & pushing shoulders with Liz
Feeling = To put it bluntly - F@#ked with a capital "F". I've turned into a flat, carb depleted, fuzzy headed zombie barely making it through the days. I've been crazily chasing a number. Today I ask myself "WHY"? Is feeling like this worth my quality of life. Pushing my body to its limit consuming less calories than what I'm burning through exercise let alone just breathing and doing normal daily activities just waiting for my body to shut down and collapse. Stupid, stupid girl. I was so tired yesterday afternoon after picking my daughter up from school I had to have a nap then of course I couldn't get to sleep last night. Got back up again and sitting with hubby knew I needed starchy's but wanted to get into the 66's this morning. I finally got to sleep later than usual only to be woken at 1 am and lay awake till just after 3 am. Turned my alarm off and secretly hoped I'd sleep through and wouldn't wake to go train my two early morning clients. But not so. Woke again at 4.12 am. Got ready, headed to gym and did a HIIT session forcing my body further into the ground. My head is spacey. I look like shit. Enough is enough. Wake up to yourself Shelley. You cannot continue like this. You'll end up dead! On that note I'm off to have a HUGE bowl of oats, powder, honey, banana and sultanas. Disclaimer - this is not indicative of individual persons results.