Run Like A Girl
I love running and completed my first 10K in under 50mins in July 2011. I hope to enter a 5K before the year ends and would love to run a half marathon when I am 29.
I do my best to fit exercise into my days by working out at home, in the gym or by taking advantage of the great outdoors.
One of my favourite healthy dinners
I really enjoy making and eating sweet potato chips. So easy, healthy and yummy. They go with everything!
My 10K Run!
I entered a 10K Race for Life and that is how I got motivated to get my ass moving. Not only was I raising money for a great cause but I was getting fit and healthy at the same time.
Friday, 17 May 2013
Thursday, 16 May 2013
BB shoulder press
Monday, 13 May 2013
OMG I RESIGNED TODAY!
Phew - I had been waiting all weekend to get that over and done with. Unfortunately my boss is away in Paris right now, so I had to do the deed over the telephone. Ewwww. It massively sucked and of course, my boss was not expecting it. But, it is done now and I can start the countdown to my next adventure. Stay tuned for more info ;) It's a good one!
I really didn't have much of an idea of what I wanted to do today when I hit the gym. Well, I knew I didn't feel like getting majorly sweaty because I washed my hair on the weekend and I just wanted to go at least one day at work without sweaty hair. So I decided to do an upper body workout with no cardio.
I promise tomorrow I will push myself super hard tomorrow - I just pushed myself in a different way today. I have a feeling feeding myself tomorrow might be an issue.
20kg - 3 x 12 reps
25kg - 3 x 5 reps
27.5 - 4 reps
DB flys at 7kg - 3 x 10 reps
Tricep overhead with 10kg DB - 3 x 10 reps
Tricep pushdown with rope at 13.75 - 3 x 10 reps
Concentration bicep curl with 10kg db - 3 x 6 reps
Pull up practice
Roughly 350Kcal burnt in this workout.
Lunch today was a pearl barley salad. I was pretty devastated that my local Waitrose was out of Farro and I had to use the barley instead. It doesn't taste the same, but I have to say it is not a bad substitute.
Saturday, 11 May 2013
Friday, 10 May 2013
Man, do I have that Friday feeling or what?! WHAT?!! I don't even have plans tonight. I am just really excited about going home. Not drinking. Watching some catch up TV. Passing out early. Man, I am getting old aren't I? I think it is because of the four day week after the Bank Holiday long weekend. It always feels like it drags.
Don't judge me too much. Tuesday night Michelle and I went to go and see Bring Me The Horizon at Koko. It was awesome and we had such a good night, singing along and dancing as per usual.
Just a small crowd really.
This is the shirt I was wearing. I bought it from General Pants in Australia when I was there earlier this year. Pretty cool huh? Surf's up!
I look like I have beaver teeth in this photo, but I love it anyway!
So I wasn't really in the mood to get up and go for a workout on Wednesday morning. I was feeling a bit dusty and knew that I would make it up to myself on Thursday.
So, a tangent - my little brother was living in Canada the last few years, but at the moment he is in Tasmania with my Mum, before starting a snow season at Falls Creek in Victoria. Mum and Spike are teasing me by sending through beautiful photos of the sunset view from mum's place.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Monday, 6 May 2013
Beanie & crop top from And Clothing
iPhone case from Drop Dead
Fasted jog around the park and back again. This route is around 5.5km with a few really nice hills in there. According to the time on the clock when I got back, the run took me about 30mins. Which is strange because that's how long it usually takes me when I have had breakfast. I did feel like I was lacking a little energy, but overall, it wasn't too hard.
Sunday, 5 May 2013
Saturday, 4 May 2013
Apparently I can behave myself! Also, once I got home I passed out at around 9pm. I then slept all the way through until just before 7am. I am still super tired so I am glad I didn't over do it before the weekend had even started.
Interval workout, 10seconds rest/50 seconds on
For this workout I used my sandbag, but if you do not have one of these, you could use dumbbells, a backpack with heavy books inside, one really heavy book etc. Get creative! I used to workout like this all the time without any equipment. It is amazing what you can do if you are really keen ;)
Clean & press - 13
Split jump + burpee - 7
Weighted crunches - 16
Mountain climbers - 70
"James Bond" style lunges + twist - 12
Weighted squats - 17
Elevated sumo push ups - 10
High knees - 130
One arm row right - 20
One arm row left - 23
Weighted crunches - 16
Man, I was knackered after this. I always try and plan my circuits so I use one upper body, then lower body etc. but I kinda failed with this one! Those split jump + burpees were a killer and I actually had to rest for a few seconds as my legs got so fatigued. I kinda liked it though..
I love this outfit for summer. I never thought I would embrace crop tops - but this season I am all about them.
Keep fit and healthy, eat right and feel confident wearing things you never thought you could pull off.