Here she is!!! Great shoulders, arms, and ABS!
Monthly Archive for March, 2006
I’m really happy with how the first week has gone! I’ve had a nice little drop on the scale, and am enjoying the food and the training. I thought my legs would have been sore from Tuesday’s session, but they’re not! I don’t get that sore from higher rep work. Not that it’s all high reps, bit of a mix.
Today was high carb day, which was appreciated more today than it was 4 days ago. Yes, I started feeling quite hungry yesterday, so today’s higher calories and carbs was nice. Now I’m all ‘carbed up’ for a great training session tomorrow. My next complete day off will be next Friday – and that day we are travelling to Adelaide, so that has worked out well. I will see Kim on Friday afternoon, for my posing lesson, and then to Adelaide for a wedding on the Saturday (my birthday no less!). I need to train both Saturday and Sunday – and do cardio both days as well. So it’s going to be full on. Not to mention fitting work in there somewhere. And the wedding!
As my day off today, I was hoping to get a lot of work done. It didn’t really happen as all afternoon I was running around after the new house stuff. It was quite exciting though, having our inspection. Unfortunately we have to get the ensuite shower base pulled out, and replaced with a bigger one. It was so small!!! I wasn’t sure I’d even be able to bend over in it! To pick up my shampoo that is!! So, we decided we better get the bigger one and be safe. The plaster and hebel should start going up next week. Our portico is bricked up and just needs to be rendered. One thing is for sure – it is going to be a very hectic few months ahead. We spoke to a RE agent today, a friend of Damien’s, and it looks like we need to get going with fixing things up and getting this place looking spic and span to put it on the market by around May. We have so much stuff to move out of here before we can do anything – not sure where we are going to put it! Not to mention Rexy, he’s another spanner in the works!
So, with all this, work, and training – eek, I am going to be bizzy. Not to mention a couple of trips away in between now and May.
I was going to do some work tonight but my brain is a bit fried for writing programs, so have just been doing some email and of course, this.
Today’s pic is the beautiful Hilary, who has just finished program number 2. She looks sensational and has come a long way! Congratulations HILS!!!! Hilary was a Body Blitz monthly winner, and is now a Personal Success Mentor with Ideal Bodies Online.
Bugger!!! It won’t let me post the photo!!!! Maybe it’s having a bad night, I will try again tomorrow. Sorry Hils!
Today I have been HUNGRY!!! I woke at 5am this morning, with a coughing attack, and didn’t go back to sleep, so got up and got into things. Getting up early/lack of sleep has a profound affect on hunger – I am sure of it! That is why I try to explain to my clients how important sleep, and rest is. I was starving after eating meal 2, at 11am. Anyway, I toughed it out, the arvo sleep helped a bit, as did my peanut butter portion So, 50 mins of cardio on tready done this morning, and now, just finished chest/tris and abs. Finished my protein shake, and now will do a little more work.
Tomorrow is my day off training and cardio!! I won’t know what to do with myself Actually, I have a list of things I need to do – meeting with builders for on site inspection of our house (how exciting!), meeting with real estate agent re selling our current house, and appointment for facial at 6pm – my treat I will be madly working away on programs as well. And I MUST call my friend Shazza!
I was just notified the Bride of the Year contest closes in 2 days – so, I thought I may as well sell myself one more time If you haven’t already, would you please put in a vote for me!
You can do so by following these instructions:
1. For an official vote you must log into www.truebride.com.au
2. Go to the Bride of the Year page, where you will find my picture in the voting section.
3. Click on my photo and you will find ‘Vote By Email’ under the photo.
4. Do not delete or alter any contents in the subject matter when mailing.
5. You are welcome to add comments in the body of the email (only if they are nice ones!!!)
6. Important: Only one vote per person will be accepted, any duplication is deleted.
7. Each vote is encrypted, so please make my votes count!
Thanks You can email me and let me know you did
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!
“Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.”- Anonymous
Another great day, energy was good, and had to be with legs again! I visited my chiro who worked on my hammies, and they were so sore – his comment as he left the room was “You really are working those hammies Sue!”. So today I took Richie’s advice and substituted another exercise that wouldn’t cause as much soreness. It’s the eccentric movement on the stiff leg deadlifts that cause it to be so bad.
So, it was a huge leg session, I increased my weight on the sets of 20 leg press, and man, did that kill me! I also calf pressed the whole stack today 495lb, for 10 reps. Noice. You know, I have really been noticing in the ladies gym of late, that NOBODY is working hard. I don’t hear any huffing and puffing and panting and groaning and pushing with all their might. I don’t see a lot of sweat happening. I look so out of place, bent over in (good) exhaustion and fatigue after my sets, gulping air to catch my breath, puffing and panting and groaning to push out those last few reps. I WISH ladies would push a lot harder than they do. If they did, they would get SO MUCH more benefit. I try to get this across to my lovely lady clients
I also saw the most terrible form in the gym today – AND the worst thing was, it was being demontrated by an INSTRUCTOR! I couldn’t help but stare in disbelief! She was demonstrating a barbell upright row – which looked a lot more like a reverse curl for forearms. I need to wear blinkers, as it really makes me angry! My form isn’t perfect, but this was atrocious!
I’m sitting here watching Survivor. It’s a show I used to love watching but haven’t now for a few seasons – so, since this is a brand new one, I made a note in my diary to watch it! Hopefully I will get into it and watch it every week.
I started Last Witness today, while on the tready I wasn’t sure the tready would allow me to sit a novel on the stand and be able to walk and read it at the same time – but, it worked fine.
I must go and do some more work, this week is flat stick!
Day 5 already? Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun I love the low carb days, am I sick or what?!! Because I LOOOOOOVE my Cappuccino Ice protein shake to look forward to, that’s why. I don’t get one on high carb days. But, I know that down the track I will like high carb days when I really am feeling like I need the carbs.
50 mins of cardio on the tready incline again this morning, and just finished back/shoulders and abs. Feeling good!
I am due to train legs again tomorrow and still sore from the stiff leg deadlifts. I’ve asked Richie for advice, normally I would not train if they are still fatigued.
It’s been raining here today, so it’s all lovely and fresh.
WF&H just sent me a draft of my article for the next mag, so need to go proof read that and do some more email answering.
I bought the sequel to Retribution today, on the way to the gym. It’s called Last Witness. Can’t wait to get into it. Gave Jode my copy of Retribution to read on the plane. Got an email from her today, she said she can’t believe how fatty and sugar coated all the food is over there!! Yep, that is for sure. You are so over it by about the 3rd day
Hope everyone has had a brilliant day…
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”
Anatole France1844-1924, French Novelist
Today’s pics – our honeymoon, May 2005, Carnival Conquest – and at right, at the Conquest’s casino, 3am, after far too many “Fun Ship” cocktails – we’ve never felt so ill and unable to get out of bed! They were lethal!
Today was/is high carb day, and a day off training. But not a day off cardio! I had two shorter sessions today. So far, I actually am enjoying the low carb days more than the high carb – mainly because I don’t get to have a Myoplex Lite on high carb days I have also run out, and hopefully, thanks to Michelle I should have two new boxes, Global Express, on my doorstep tomorrow!
Just had my rice cakes and PB and have another meal, with carbs, left. I have felt quite tired today for some reason – I slept for 2 hours this afternoon – and I still feel a bit lethargic!
I did some intervals on the stepper this morning, as part of my cardio session, so that was quite tough. My hammies are still very sore from Stiff Leg Deadlifts. I hope they are recovered by Tuesday, next leg day! I doubt they will be. My arvo session was outdoor walking.
More cardio in the morning, and back/shoulders/abs tomorrow afternoon. I am training mid afternoons as that is the quietest time in the gym – allows me to do my supersets and trisets with no interruptions.
Congratulations on finishing your 12 weeks Hilary, you look great!! Nice shoulders and arms! You’ve come a long way I will be emailing you tomorrow.
Got a text from Jodie this morning – she’s in Ohio, and it’s snowing!
Must go book our accommodation for our trip to Adelaide that’s coming up soon.
Got up today, another pound lighter on the scales – this will be mostly fluid, and I expected to lose a bit of scale weight in the first few days. Already can see a little more definition just from that. Tomorrow is high carb day so may even gain a little back.
I have completed all my training and it’s only 3.30pm I did my cardio at 9am, walking on incline on tready, whilst reading an old Fitness RX. I love these mags, full of great info – don’t usually have time to read many magazines, but now I have plenty of cardio sessions coming up, I will have plenty of time to catch up on all the old issues I just put aside!
I just finished a chest/tri/abs session, which was relatively quick compared to yesterday’s mega long leg and bis session. I really enjoyed my protein shake after training.
Training 2 x day takes up a lot of time! I’m fortunate I am only a 5-10 min drive from my gym, but even apart from getting there and back, you have to have a lot of showers, do lots of laundry, moisturise and do your hair more times than you should ever have to in a day
Have done most of my work, just a few updates left to do. I will be announcing the NEW YOU winner tomorrow or Monday. Next week is going to be a big one work-wise, I already have 5 clients booked in.
No training tomorrow!! But double cardio instead! No sad faces after that statement yet, still enjoying it, well it’s only been 3 days
Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend so far! Weather here is just beautiful. Am going to get out in the garden tomorrow and tidy the roses up a bit.
All done! Actually felt a bit hungry today, that was different I REALLY enjoyed my Myoplex Lite after training. Legs and bis today, big supersets and lots of reps. Tri setting for bis. Tomorrow I have chest/tris/abs. Cardio today was at Waves, as I had my skin folds done as well, to get my benchmark. Some of my skin folds and measurements had gone down a little, which was a bit weird, I think it was just because I was on a low carb day and had less of a pump/fluid in my muscles and skin. Weight down 1lb also. I think this 3 weeks is gonna kick my butt, I think I will really drop a bit of fat in this short time. My cardio has more than doubled, and with the increase in frequency of training as well, and the reduction in calories, I should do well.
As soon as I start to feel a bit lethargic, I will start adding Durathon again. I’m taking glutamine, and arginine, at present. Along with my Vital Greens, Vit C, Vit B, antioxidants, and minerals!
Shazza, if you are reading, I’m definitely going to call you very soon! Got your mail, you certainly are a busy lady!
Tomorrow I will do cardio in the morning, then go back in around 2pm and do my training. I have a few programs to write tomorrow and then all done for the weekend. Maybe I will even get Sunday ‘off’
Training by myself thus far and may leave it that way as with the tri setting and supersetting, it makes it hard to train with someone else. Plus, need to train when the gym is not busy, so I can have all the equipment to myself when I have to superset and tri set.
Jodie flew out to the US of A today, she was so excited. Can’t wait to hear from her while she is over there, she’ll have a ball.
Still have a bit of mail from friends to answer, gettin’ there…
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Just got to have dinner and it will be all done. 50 mins of cardio on tready incline, and back and shoulder session tonight. The higher reps and supersets nearly killed my shoulders! I was having some trouble walking on the incline as my calves/achilles was really tight. I have done the odd calf muscle in the past, and don’t want that happening again!
So, how did the Last Supper go, I hear you all asking??? Well, no bread and butter – just bread and olive paste, goat cheese spread and olive oil How did I eat 5 courses??? Is that a trick question? It was actually 6 courses, but they are all very small. We left there not totally stuffed full which is always nice! We had carpaccio for 1st course, a little quichey type thing for 2nd course, mussels for 3rd, gnocchi for 4th, chicken (Kangaroo Island chicken no less..he he, not sure what is so special about that) with all these yummy mediterranean veggies for 5th course. Then a chocolate muffin type thing which was so light and fluffy. Glass of chardy to start then a couple of glasses of 2000 Annies Lane Shiraz, and there was my last supper – done.
Tonight I will be working, have a bit to catch up on. Hope everyone is going well!