Saturday, February 28, 2009

Scale weight = up 0.4 to 63.1 kg (Katie's scales) - nothing!

Training = Workout B

Feeling = As I sit here eating 2nd breaky/morning tea/post work-out meal I am amazed at how physically and mentally strong I feel today. Photo's of food mission got aborted yesterday (refer Katie's post) when spontaneously (which my personally doesn't usually like or do) plans changed. Best friends sharing good food, lots and lots of laughs, feeling like we were drunk and very much high on life itself made the day a spectacular one. I am so proud of myself for positively practising what I have learnt. Of course there was the "let's have something else to eat" but I stopped and really thought about if I was hungry or not and not eating for the sake of it. I really truly wasn't hungry for the rest of the day so didn't eat just for the sake of it. I didn't miss out on yesterday's dinner which I was really looking forward to (Katie's version of nachos) cause I've transferred it to today. Had a really fantastic workout earlier and now floating with hyperactivity. Took a couple of progress pics this morning (which I'll post when I get home). I can't believe how great I am looking and feeling.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Scale weight = 62.7 kg (Katie's scales)

Training = Workout A

Feeling = In the interest of continuing to track my scale weight I've jumped on Katie's scales this morning. I realise that all scales are different and will give different readings hence I don't believe the number this morning but tomorrow will be comparative to today.

Due to work commitments yesterday Katie wasn't unable to meet me at the airport. I worked out how to catch a train all by myself! We'd text to meet at Circular Quay station where she would jump on (the last carriage was arranged) and we'd head home, a couple of stops later. On the platform waiting for the train I walked to the end to get on the last carriage. Train arrives (shit from other direction). Fark....I'm now on the first carriage. 5 stops away from Katie so with each stop I run off and sprint back a couple of carriages. Arrive at meeting station. See Katie sitting on bench. I go to door and yell out "She Huuulllkkkk" and wait for her. She doesn't hear me or get on. Better yell out again and she just gets on in time. Phew, that was close and funny.

We've trained this morning and enjoyed a scrummy breaky and have a fabulous day of food planned of which I'm taking photos again as I'm so excited as you would be too Pump's!

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Scale weight = up 0.3 to 64 kg

Training = 4 am Workout F

Feeling = Is it time to go yet? Been busy already this morning training myself first up then 3 clients. Home briefly then 2 more clients, last minute packing then heading to airport. Loving working at Jetts. 2nd week in and my books are filling up fast which is fantastic. Can't think of much else today. Gotta run now anyway.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Scale weight = down 0.3 to 63.7 kg (not surprised hey Kylie)

Training = 4.30 am Workout D

Feeling = Thanks to two beautiful clients of mine who have rescheduled their PT sessions from Friday for me I’m heading to Sydney a day earlier – yahooooooooooo!!

MM and I have this week become friends rather than enermies. We’re now on equal ground and respect each others demands and wishes and working together rather than against each other he has become a part of my team. Yesterday, in the afternoon, when I was quite tired he wanted lollies. I played along with him and set a challenge on the scales. If the number was under 65 fully clothed I’d eat, if not he goes without. 64.4 kg so 3 lollies later he was happy and I was happy. There was no winner, no loser! And I still had my ice-cream and clinkers for dessert.

When you train in just a crop and can see your abs you definately brace your core more!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Scale weight = same at 64.0 kg (beautiful!)

Training = 6.15 am Workout E (had to do a switch-a-roo due to time constraints).

Feeling = My darling husband arrives home today after again being away for work for just over a week. I’m really looking forward to a HUGE cuddle and chat to catch up since phone calls have been brief. Yesterday’s training at 10.30 am turned out to be a shitty one. I remembered why I train early morning’s. I get up, get into it and am then done for the day. If I have to train later I’m just not that into it so I’m going back to early morning training even if that means I have to get up at 3.30 am. There’s usually time for a nap in the arvo if I need it or I’ll simply go to bed with Big Dog!

Monday, February 23, 2009


Scale weight = up 0.3 to 64 kg (good o!)

Training = later at 10.30 am today Workout C

Feeling = Counting the days till I go down to Sydney to stay with KatieP and enter the Sydney Harbour Swim Classic. Although my heart’s not really in it and I’d rather ditch the event and just hang with Katie I’ll do it just so I can say “I did”. I was originally going to do the 2 km swim but since I haven’t really done any consistent training I’ll just enter the1 km for a practice run this time and see how I go. Although I really love swimming I find it quite boring since I can’t have music in my ears. When I’m swimming in the 50 mtr pool I tend to focus on technique to get a better drag with every stroke and count the laps – 1, 1, 1; 2, 2, 2 and so forth which drives me to boredom. I do sometimes drift off and think about other things but then I lose count of laps. Also looking forward to seeing Fern again and having a laugh about our recent experiences. Nicole joined Jetts last week and had her first workout there this morning so it was really nice to see my training partner and friend again first thing in the morning.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Scale weight = down 0.3 to 63.7 kg (after 2100 yesterday)
Training = Workout B - awesome!
Feeling = Food - one of life's pleasures. I had the pleasure of Nicole's company last night for dinner (protein pancake topped with icecream, warmed cherries and melted dairy milk chocolate - all I can say is "oh my God it was good"). I also thoroughly enjoyed a Reece's Brownie with peanut butter and chocolate chips topped with a drizzle of peanut butter icing together with a hot chocolate for afternoon tea - yum! After dinner we watched a really funny dvd - My Best Friend's Girl - pop, pop that pussy! Just about to go cook up a storm for the week.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Scale weight = down 0.7 to 64.0 kg's

Training = recommenced, new program implemented - Workout A (in garage)

Feeling = UNFUCKENREAL!!!!!! Like I have been injected with an amazing drug. Bouncing out of my skin. On fire, unstoppable, indestructable! Let the good times roll.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Scale weight = same at 64.7 kg

Training = None (as per yesterday and the day before)

Feeling = Some day soon I'm gonna catch that dream I been chasin'. Some day soon I'm gonna wake up feeling 110%. Some day soon I'm gonna get back into training. Some day soon my husband will be home again. Some day soon I won't feel so tired. Some day soon I'm gonna write my name in the sky. All I need is just to believe it. I know I'm my hero. I'm gonna be a star tonight.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Scale weight = down 0.6 to 64.7 kg's

Training = none (as per yesterday)

Feeling = Better already but still room for improvement. When the crap gets cleaned out, the belly is not so bloated and tense and there's minimal guts gurgling I know I've done the right thing for my body. With a early morning cancellation I was so tempted to get some training in but remembered the importance of allowing my body to recover so decided against it and stick to the plan. Still would have liked more sleep (up at 4 am) but I'll plan to catch some extra Zzzz's on the weekend. Looking forward to attending a seminar today presented by US Strength & Conditioning Coach Mike Robertson and coming away with more knowledge and ways in which to help my clients achieve their physique and sports performance goals.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Scale weight = down 0.6 to 65.3 kg

Training = None (I need to (not want to) take a few days off. I'll see how I feel on the weekend and decide whether to resume training)

Feeling = Cracks are starting to appear and I'm of the opinion that I need to rest, rejuvinate and have some treatments before this body actually breaks. I'd rather take the proactive approach before it gets serious. There's a number of signs and symptoms but the major one I'm not coping with is digestive disturbance (ICV syndrome). Fingers crossed what I'm doing will work cause I'm not happy with not training!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Scale weight = down 1 to 65.9 kg (you're bloody lucky!)

Training = 4 am fantastic 35 min cardio session at home, later today Liz is coming over to my garage establishment to trash the triceps

Feeling = Be sure that your strengths all come to the fore, and that your weaknesses are not allowed to take you down. Busy day yesterday (first day at Jetts with lots of programs to write) therefore didn't get to bed as early as I normally do, with 1 loo stop during the night then up again at 3.15 am I'm a wee bit tired this morning. Got some mad back doms going on which I haven't had for some time. Then to top off my morning my 6.15 am client did a 'no show' which really pisses me off. Big day again today but really enjoying the new atmosphere and clients at Jetts.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Scale weight = up 1.8 in 2 days to 66.9 kg (Argh - FUCK!) (Vodka + Thai = Spike + Fluid)

Training = 4 am 45 mins total - elliptical & tready intervals, DB shadow boxing, Single Leg Deadlifts, 1 1/4 squats, blah, blah, blah, 5.40 am Back training + 20 mins steady state elliptical, 10 mins steady state bike

Feeling = Control the things you have influence over (training and nutrition). Don't dwell on it. Don't give any power to the past. Results will follows.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


Scale weight = up 0.5 to 65.1 kg (what the ?? brought that on?)

Training = 1 hr in total - intervals: stairs, sprints, skipping, metabolic circuit, elliptical intervals finished off with elliptical steady state

Feeling = You wake, it's early, it's raining, it's pouring, the sexy man next to you is snoring, it's warm under the blankets, you contemplate going back to sleep but remember you are going out for dinner tonight and getting on the turps and taking a rest day tomorrow (shock horror!) so drag your arse out of bed, flick the kettle, are greeted with a single long stemmed red rose and a happy valentines day note on the bench, brush the fangs, get dressed and whack on a hat, throw down some supps, grab a green tea, throw a set of dumbbells and skipping rope in the back seat and hop in the car and head off. Jetts has an undercover car park with a set of stairs - perfect! (I forgot to get an access card to the gym yesterday). I start by walking around the car park and mentally prepare and plan my workout which turns out to be one of those awesome workouts, intense, to the point, heart rate skyrocketing, feeling strong, loving every minute of it. The gym owner turns up and lets me in and I finish off on the elliptical with some intervals and steady state (who'd have thought I'd actually miss the elliptical). Remember that only the dedicated achieve their desired results. Pat myself on the back and now set for a fabulous day!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Scale weight = down 0.2 to 64.6 kg's (that'll do!)
Training = Blasting biceps + 20 mins metabolic circuit + 10 mins spin bike with Nicole
Feeling = Part of a team! Spent the morning at Jetts yesterday helping out where I could in preparation for the grand opening tomorrow. The atmosphere is buzzing with excitement. There's a special energy there which I'm thrilled to be a part of. Feeling proud of myself for once again stepping outside of my comfort zone into the possibility zone - where everything I have ever wanted is waiting for me (sound familiar Kek?) The future favours the bold and I'm embracing it with open arms.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Scale weight = down 0.5 to 64.8 kg (you rock!)

Training = Chest in garage followed by stairs x 4, run home with Nicole (Nicole mentioned yesterday that she needed to up the ante with her cardio - big mistake - HUGE! - LOL)

Feeling = To be successful in your endeavours one must have a dedicated, trustworthy, supportive team of people in their surroundings. The most successful, wealthiest, men and women all themselves have mentors, people who motivate, inspire and support them in reaching their true potential.

Stepping away from the fitness industry for a moment, another example of my success is my property investing business. In December of 2004 over xmas drinks with a friend I was inspired to venture into investing in property with the goal of owning $10 million worth of property in 10 years to allow my husband to work only IF he wanted to and for us to have the lifestyle we always dream of. I surrounded myself with like-minded people and employed a team (buyer’s agents, financial strategist, accountant, property manager’s) to help me in my endeavours. In 2005 we purchased our first investment and now 4 years later and 6 properties we are well on our way to achieve our goal.

Now, I’m not telling you this to brag, show off or impress you but rather demonstrate what having the right team of people in your circle of influence can do for you. Figure competing, losing body fat or gaining muscle, improving your technique or one of a million other reasons that are PERSONAL to you is no different. Surround yourself with support (family, friends, personal trainer, coach) and you will have a much easier time in accomplishing your dreams and goals. If you associate with happy, vibrant people, over time you will develop the positive mindset that is essential for achieving success. You owe it to yourself. Take the next step towards a better life today!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Scale weight = down 0.8 to 65.3 kg (kickin' arse!)

Training = Fantastic shoulder session in the garage with Nicole followed by 30 mins spin bike whilst Nicole used the tready. It was really great to have someone to train with again early morning. We're both now done and dusted for the day.

Feeling = Being brutally honest (in the nicest way with the best possible intentions) is sometimes what we have to do:

- Consistency and patience is the key. If you do not display both of these you will not unlock the door.
- What is your why, your dreams, your goals? Dig deep to realise your potential.
- Get the job done with positivity. Negativity is a waste of time and energy.
- Develop your unique talents and abilities. We were all born with them but you have to dig deep and understand what yours are and how you’re going to make them work for you, it’s up to you.
- For someone who wants to make serious change to their life I can sum it up in 3 words “deal with it”.
- We’re all self made successes however only the successful will admit it. So change your blue print in your mind that is holding you back from achieving outstanding results personally and professionally.
- If you’re casual about your dreams you’ll become a casualty.
- Everyone can win as long as they don’t ‘quit’. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
- Step into your heart with your goals, make your mind up on who and what you want to be, increase your energy and you’ll achieve.
- People do more to avoid pain than they will ever do to gain pleasure.
- You have to risk rejection to succeed, however once you succeed your chances of rejection decrease dramatically.
- Your beliefs determine whether you feel pleasure or pain.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Scale weight = down 0.4 to 66.1 kg

Training = 15 mins skipping and other intervals then 1 hr walk/jog a little with Nicole, midday legs (deadlifts - yeah!) with Liz

Feeling = Shania came out to help toast the triceps yesterday. Sad, I know, but a blast from the past.

The best thing about being a woman
Is the prerogative to have a little fun (fun, fun)
Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy-forget I'm a lady
Men's shirts-short skirts
Oh, oh, oh, really go wild-yeah, doin' it in style
Oh, oh, oh, get in the action-feel the attraction
Color my hair-do what I dare
Oh, oh, oh, I wanna be free-yeah, to feel the way I feel
Man! I feel like a woman!

Monday, February 9, 2009


Scale weight = down 1 to 66.5 kg (back to it)

Training = 5 am 1 hr walk then 30 mins metabolic circuit, later after taking kids to school triceps in the ol garage.

Feeling = When life throws you a curveball do you catch it and run with it embracing the challenge or drop the ball? If you drop the ball and allow it to continue rolling on the ground you are in trouble. If you catch it and run with it, dig a little deeper, the answer lies within. It is these obstacles and challenges that allows us to become stronger in body, mind and soul. I'm a thinker. I like to know the in's and out's and why's. Someone very dear to me threw me that ball last night and on my walk this morning I dug deeper to find my answer. I rationlised my thoughts and found my answer. And all I can say is "let the game begin". Everything happens for a reason.

Kanji - Courage, Patience, Happiness

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Scale weight = up 1.0 to 67.5 kg (at least I know why today)

Training = 5 am stair intervals x 10, skipping intervals x 5, descending metabolic circuit, after breaky back training in the garage

Feeling = I wasn't going to blog today but I've reconsidered and realised that I must do so in order to keep a record of what's going on. I've resigned myself to the fact that it was a phantom and that they've gone again as I've had a no show. Feelings of wanting them so badly accumulated over the past few days soas I had a reason as to "why" the scales had risen with me reaching breaking point last night with a "fuck it" moment and consciously deciding to increase my calories and have a really good feed. Mind you only to 2500 which is still around maintenance level for me but still results in fluid retention and that soft and squishy look this morning. It's what I refer to as a "controlled"eating episode. You know what you're doing, you decide to eat and then bloody well enjoy it. There's no guilt, no self-bashing, no I shouldn't have. Anyway, I feel better for it this morning and happy to tighten the reigns again and not worry any more. Strange stuff is going on in my guts again so I think I need to go back on digestive enzymes and possibly IBS support as well. Here's to a new week and getting my groove back.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Scale weight = up again 0.3 to 66.5 kg (oh, come on!)

Training = 5.15 am 90 min walk, later swimming 50 laps

Feeling = Emotionally charged and challenged. Maybe it's in my head cause I know they're due but I can feel something going on down there but no show as yet. I remember in my "dieting" days I used to love this week. The week that I could lose a couple of kilos (little did I know that it wasn't fat!) Anyway, lots going on in my head but trying to look on the bright side of life. Think it's best left there today.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Scale weight = up 0.5 to 66.2 kg (interesting!)

Training = 5 am - 50 mins fart-arsing around running, up and down stairs, skipping then 6 am chest & biceps + 5 mins 20/10 rowing intervals with Liz

Feeling = Shithouse! Had a bitch of a night and have been awake since 2 am. Don't know what the f#@k's going on with the scales but I feel like a fat cow so I'm assuming TOM's still on the plane and will be arriving any day. Anyway, I couldn't give a shit today. Poor ol Liz is holding as much fluid as a 39 week pregnant woman so hoping her balloon pops soon too. Might take kids to school then come home to bed.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Scale weight = up 0.4 to 65.7 kg (Shut up Squeaky!)

Training = 5.30 am 45 min run with Nicole (5 min warmup and only 5 min walking in the middle) followed by shoulders at home in my garage

Feeling = If I didn’t know better I’d probably be freaking out right now and going “fark – I’ve put on nearly ½ a kilo of FAT!” I’d be eating less (probably starving my body), training more (like a lunatic rather than an athlete), running myself into the ground (basically becoming an emotional wreck) to get it back off again. Of course, I know better. It’s impossible for it to be fat, unless I ate 3500 calories over my maintenance level, which I haven’t. Going back through my blog/records shows me that after a higher calorie/carb day I’ve risen around the 0.4 kg mark. And even though I’ve increased my calories slightly I still haven’t eaten as many as on those days. So, what does this tell me? TOM is due tomorrow (if they come back again) – explanation! My hamstrings hurt (from deadlifts yesterday) – another explanation! After squats (even bodyweight) my knees are fluidy – yet another explanation! So, you see Squeaky I know more than you do so shut the f#@k up! I’m fibbing actually. Haven’t heard from him since the other day – I think I caught him in my trap (but it sounded good). Conclusion – even though the scales are a good indicator of progress they don’t always tell the true story of what is happening within your body.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Scale weight = down 0.1 to 65.3 kg (Do I make you horny? Randy?)

Training = 5.30 am leg day including deadlifts, 1 1/4 squats SS with DB Lunges & Plie Squats

Feeling = There's something about deadlifts that makes you feel strong, powerful, invincible! I actually don't lift that heavy but try and focus on holding my core tight, pushing through my heels and squeezing the hell out of my glutes. I fatigue and get wonky and know when I need to stop in a set. Liz has taught me well and I usually try and do deadlifts with her so I have someone to correct my form and drive me to the top. But today I tackled them on my own and I think I did ok.

For the past couple of days I, like Katie and probably many others, anticipated the other side and started to prepare and plan. I had some doubtful, scary moments resulting in my MM having a crack at me. This led to an email conversation with Katie last night (yeah I know girls but I haven't gotten into facebook!) which helped me to overcome my doubts and fears. The last sentence from Katie before bed went like this:

"Soon MM will stand for Mellow Mouse ... in fact that is a better way to think of him and speak to him. He's just a teeny tiny insignificant thing that you don't even have to bother with. She Hulk says just shut it Squeeky!!"

She's real gem and definately has a way with words! Love you!

And lastly, my darling husband is coming home tonight after being away for 8 days. I've missed him terribly and can't wait for a "special cuddle" (wink wink - lol).

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Scale weight = down 0.7 to 65.4 kg (there it is! - you're switched on!, you're smashing!, you're shagadelic, baby!!)

Training = 5.30 am 45 mins rpm dvd (turn it up! this is NOT a drill! - for Liz & "M"), 10.45 am back & triceps with Liz

Feeling = I think jovial's the word! On a serious note I've been consistently dropping 0.5 kg every few days. Just over 3 weeks to hit my first target of 64 kg's. Slow and steady wins the race and keeps the muscle so I'm nudging up the calories a bit to slow it down. Please remind me of this when I start calling the scales names again!

Don't you think my biceps are a close resemblance to Pauline's? (HUGE LOL) C'mon - humour me!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Scale weight = same at 66.1 kg (fat bastard!)

Training = 25 min interval treadmill run, 15 min incline treadmill walk, biceps

Feeling = Slack! I got up at 5 am this morning and did the above training and was planning on taking the kids to school then going swim training. Just as the kettle boiled this morning the power went out (and has only just come back on) so lucky for me I was still able to have my oats for breaky. The kids had to have cereal which they weren't impressed with. They usually like toast. Anyway, I really didn't feel like going swimming and questioned myself as to whether I can make a 2 km open water swim without training too much. Katie said I can, Nicole also said I can but to get my arse swimming cause what else was I going to do? So, I went back to bed for an hour. I'm so not used to the slow pace of my life lately but think I should just enjoy it while it last cause in a couple of weeks I'll be back flat strap. Carolyn posted yesterday about training (or not) guilt and I've never really thought too much about it as for me training is as natural as brushing my teeth everyday yet I'm GUILTY of hardly ever taking a rest day. Even what I do class as a rest day is usually a good 1 hour walk. I just always think I've got to keep going. When I feel myself crashing I eat more food but don't take the day off training. So, guilty as charged!

Yep, I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. Katie posted a couple of days back about how she's now convinced that her "stack" is helping with recovery. I've been off my "gear" (sounds tougher doesn't it?) for a week to see if that may have been the culprit with bloating and although I think it may have had something to do with it (or maybe it's just the fat's diminished more from that area) I've been terribly sore from training this past week. I'm one who usually doesn't suffer DOMS no matter how hard I train but my hamstrings have only just come good from last Thursday's session with Liz, my lats and forearms are sore from shoulder training on Saturday and today my front delts and pecs are tender to the touch from yesterday. So, I've reintroduced them all (minus the creatine - I've ordered Beta-7 to try instead) and hopefully I'll stop getting sore cause I really really hate it!

I'm meeting the gorgeous Gilienne today at lunch time to catch up on all the goss! Really looking forward to it. Best go have a shower - I stink!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Scale weight = up 0.2 to 66.1 kg (you stupid, dumb shit, god damn mother f#@ker)

Training = chest & dunno

Feeling = pissed off! This is what not getting up early does for me! I've tossed and turned and gone back to sleep a million times this morning before finally dragging my arse out of bed at 6.30 am. So now I feel tired and cranky. Was planning on training chest in my garage then putting the kids on their bikes and heading down to the park and thought whilst they play I'll do the stairs and some sprints for my cardio but it's bloody raining so now I don't really want to do anything. I could take the day off training but nah, that's not gonna happen so instead I'll have to use my boring treadmill or perhaps I'll do hill sprints up my driveway. I know I'll get into it once I start. I'm just delaying the inevitable at the moment. Yesterday whilst training shoulders in my garage I had hubby's Offspring cd blaring so I thought my comment to the scales was quite fitting this morning (it's a line out of a song).

Anyway, I'm becoming a bit of a photo slut taking pictures all the time. Will post a different body part every couple of days then at the end piece them all together like a puzzle: