So I had my 2nd spew last Thursday morning – I got up at the usual 4am and didn’t really feel any more sick than usual but I must have gulped my water too fast (water not really something I am enjoying at the moment, hard to get down). Straight after the water I was sitting on the floor in the loo. I must say I felt really good after a good heave, LOL!
I had a good day yesterday, I even had enough energy to go for a walk, with some stairs and a bit of running – 45 mins all up so was happy with that. Today I was planning to get my butt in the gym but it wasn’t to be. I didn’t wake up good today. I did make myself go for a 30 min walk however. I also just did some stretching, leg lifts and foam rolling just to get my muscles active! I’m hoping very soon I will be able to get back to a routine of some sort, for the gym and my eating. I desperately need to wash my hair but I can’t be bothered today!
Apparently my weight gain (for my starting weight) for the pregnancy should be a minimum of 25lb, an average of 30lb and a max of 35lb. Holy moly either/or that’s a lot of weight.
We are cooking a rabbit dish tonight, I looooooooooove rabbit. I remember mum used to make rabbit casserole and it was awesome. While at Nadia’s the other evening I was browsing one of her recipe books and I found it. It has onions, red wine, crushed tomatoes, garlic, cinnamon, and other herbs/spices. I reduced the amount of oil by heaps. We decided to add carrots and mushies too but I think we may have ruined it because we had to add a lot of water to cover everything. Oh well, see how it goes.
Now to diet and training stuff (it’s starting to sound like a baby blog). I had an email from a past client who was having trouble keeping that last bit of fat off. I’ll share it with you because it seems that many people think that competitors stay competition lean year round.
Thank you for this newsletter. It’s nice you keep us in the loop. I have to tell you, I feel like a fool every time, I write you about this. As you know from all of my past e-mails, I have been a client of yours for a long amount of time. But why do I never keep it off completely.
Sometimes you need to give yourself a bit of a break – it’s often the last few lbs that is really hard to get off and keep off without being absolutely religious about it. That’s why in the off season I don’t mind sitting a couple of kilos over what I’d prefer. It takes too much work and gets in the way of life sometimes!
I am gaining weight on tummy again. I hate it. I am still wearing smaller sizes in clothing, but the weight is gravitating to my stomach. I’ve purchased many programs from you, and I just need to be on a program which after I finish the program to continue with my results.
Maybe your age has something to do with this too – not saying you’re old by any means (hey I turn 41 very soon), but that is what happens as you get a bit older. The only thing we can do is train and eat well, and, perhaps get your hormones checked to see if there is some kind of imbalance there.
Usually what I do after I finish the program, is I mess up during dinner and my husband is such a bad deal for me. He loves his wine at night and his snacks and at times I give in. I hate it.
Yes, well obviously this will not be helping. It comes down to what you want the most I guess – choices. But you should not be so hard on yourself as it is difficult to be so regimented all the time. Sometimes we need to splurge a little. As long as you know what ‘phase’ you are in, then I think it’s ok. For instance, try being ok with it for awhile – then in a month or so you might want to really kick things up a notch and get serious again. Just give yourself a little leeway and be ok with it once in awhile. My total effort is when I compete – otherwise I’m a bit more liberal so I can actually enjoy social occasions etc.
Well give me words of wisdom, again. But tell me my long range solution to keeping a flat stomach. Help!!!!! Again, hopefully this time I can stay lean without feeling like I am cheating myself. I’m turning 42 this year, can you believe it, I have to take control.
Basically you need to be on your game the whole time if you want to be in fantastic shape all the time, or be a little lenient every now and then and accept that at these times you might carry a little more. Your choice :) It doesn’t happen by chance.
For those who are really keen to get rid of that last little bit of stubborn fat, there is a great 6 week program recently released and designed for precisely this purpose. It combines different training methods such as lactic acid training, density training and dynamic training, each having a specific effect on appropriate hormones. Check it out.
Ok, well the rabbit was only so so. The rabbit was good but as we suspected, the sauce was too watery. Nice and healthy though.