Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Boathouse, Palm Beach

After my last 8 week challenge, I’ve seen and loved the results that the high intensity training can give. But there is still a part of me that would love to just get a little normal cardio in. I’m not one that loves running as such, so I’ve decided that I’ll add in a few walks over the weekend to get that part of me out of the way.

So, a visit to palm beach was made for the walk up to the lighthouse. Though, it was short, the hill was steep. Healthy? Perhaps not so much when I was puffing mid-way, but it’s a sign that I have made the right choice to incorporate some cardio into my training.

BUT what is an adventure if there is no food involved. A visit to The Boathouse was on the list. Life is all about balance.

While there were clear blue skies and a great amount of sun, the late morning still had quite a cool breeze. Sitting at the back, we faced the jetty hugging our warm beverages, as we waited for our food to arrive.

Fried eggs with bacon and roast tomato $19 | pork sausages +$4

Everything looked so good, what should I order? I opted for going a little cheeky and ordered the fried eggs with bacon and roast tomato and threw in a side of pork sausages for good measure. Two eggs, the top was overcooked as I suspect sitting under the heat light may have cooked it, the second offered me a little runny yolk. The bacon crispy, the pork sausages a little on the salty side, and the roasted tomato help break up the dryness.

Whale Beach Museli $17

The museli bowl looked simply delectable, the colours so vibrant making the chilly winter morning almost look like summer (in the photos).

With brunch done, we walked up the steep heel (because I’m the type of girl that would slip, fall and break her head) over the narrow stairs that was over packed with people. The weather had warmed up, and the view was breath taking. It was a perfect winter’s day.

Palm Beach aka Summer Bay behind me
Have you got any nice and pretty walks you would recommend me, of course with good eatery close by.

I hadn’t intended to do any video footage, but decided to try my Nikon D5000  for video footage, so got a little “creative” and didn’t manage to get enough to make a better video. But check it out anyways.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

F45 8 Week Challenge: Results

So, it’s been a week now since I’ve had my weigh in and now it’s time to reveal the results.

So the numbers did not come up with too much difference but here goes …

I lost a total of 4.4kgs but with muscle gain, it comes up that I have lost 5kgs of fat.

However, as my trainer told me at the start of the challenge to set myself a goal, I did. My goal was to drop a dress size, and before the end of the challenge – I had actually achieved it. I also daringly tried the size smaller, while it fits, I do believe I am more so in between sizes right now.

Here’s to reaching a new size by November.

How do I feel about the results?

Disappointed? Not so much. But I know I could have done better, because I had maybe one too many sneaky and cheeky meals and snacks towards the end of the challenge. I did feel I let it slip once I got compliments, and remarks on results. I know right, it should actually encourage me more, but I work differently. Born for lazy life. 

Will I sign up to the next challenge? 

I can. But in saying that, while I’m trying to achieve this I’m actually still eating these meal preps and living life when I go out. Lifestyle change? I guess you can say that.

How do I feel?

Body wise, I do sort of feel the same. I mean, as I mentioned last week, the body does get stronger. But I do feel that I feel a little more confident in myself. Guess seeing the results, you’re able to feel better about yourself.

Goal weight. Goal size.

Come at me.

Thanks for coming on this journey with me, I will now try to be good and come back with some more food posts.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

F45 8 Week Challenge: Week 8, Made Some Mates

I guess I should at least post what the last week was like before we hit right into the results right?

I tried to fit in more training in my last week, because it’s the last stretch right? But I guess I didn’t manage to really, as life likes to play up and take it’s little toll on you when you have fitness planned. Then there is also trying to keep up with a social life and having only particular matching calendars. Why is being an adult so hard?

But seeing more people that I haven’t seen in a while and getting more comments really does help. It’s great to know that I have made progress in a matter of eight weeks, but my question is the maintaining now. I feel that keeping and maintaining the weight seems to be the hard part moving forward … Next challenge, hit me up?

Anyways, it let this post match the actual headline. It’s true, you make mates. Here’s to the national selfie day with one of the many amazing trainers at my studio!

And weigh-in day happens Monday, fingers crossed there are some good results I get in numbers!

Until next week, adios ~

Sunday, 18 June 2017

F45 8 Week Challenge: Week 7, Not Yet In Heaven

How did another three weeks pass me? It’s now week seven, I can hardly believe I’m hitting into the last week of my challenge. Who is excited and can’t wait for that bite into a juicy burger? A crunchy fried chicken? Perhaps even something sweet?

Ok, I’d be lying if I said I was an absolute angel and did not indulge in a treat here and there … because food is life.

There is nothing that I can say as to why I went missing for three weeks, but to be honest there really wasn’t too much to say.

I do feel that we really underestimate what our body can do and take. Through the past seven weeks, I did not think I would be able to think I could take on more weights or manage to feel stronger.

A push-up is still achieved on the knees, however I can make a deeper push-up. From lifting weights that felt like nothing to adding more weight.

Lunges still need a bit of work; because that is something I personally dislike most. 

Chin-ups are just my worst nightmare, but it is something I can’t wait to conquer the most. Why? Because it is something that I feel is my biggest weakness. How does one lift their own weight?

Oh, one more thing I have reached my goal that I wished to achieve for this challenge. But I will post my final results and goals in a little over a week. Final weigh-in is in a week’s time.

Until then, aidos ~

Thursday, 25 May 2017

F45 8 Week Challenge: Week 4, Squat Some More

Time is actually flying by much faster than I expected it to have been. Eight weeks really is nothing, who would have thought I’m now right bam in the middle of it all. I made it guys; I have survived four weeks of physical and mental pain.

F45 introduced some new programs this week, and it is intense! All I can say is, I’m glad I joined before, cause if I was to join now I probably would feel defeated. Feel that I’m so unfit and will never be able to achieve any goals.

So, I’m usually quite horrible when trying to see changes in my body, and in the past few weeks I still couldn’t see anything. But low and behold, this week is the week I have noticed a few changes. Here is my little list:
Boobs: Why must the boobs be the first place women lose weight. It was the one place I was hoping that would be untouched, although I knew the harsh reality…
Booty: This is a time when I have a love/hate relationship with squats. Goodbye saggy backside and hello to the peachy booty.

Being able to see these little changes has lifted my motivation, as numbers aren’t changing very much on the scale. While I understand that it is muscle gain, but sometimes we just cant fight that little negativity in the mind.

But here’s to the next four weeks and hopefully there will be some more changes that I am able to see. Although, I’m glad that even if I can’t see it, people around me can and do mention it.

As for now, I’m going to continue to walk and sit like an old grandma as my legs are feeling like jelly.

Until next week. Aidos ~