Saturday, 2 June 2012

Fitness Friday (one day late)

This is a rainbow that I saw on my way to work during the week.  I have been seeing the most amazing rainbows lately but haven't always been able to take a photo of them which is rather sad.

Anyway, linking in with bbeingcool for Fitness Friday (albeit a day late !!!) - this is what I have managed to accomplish this week with regard to my exercising :

Friday - 4.12km run (26:28)
Sunday - 10.05km run (1:08:11)
Monday - 5.97km run (33.57)
Tuesday - matrix 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 push ups, sit ups, squats, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 push ups, sit ups, squats
Wednesday - 5.14km run (35:19)

Some runs were better than others.  I was really pleased with my 10km run on Sunday - need to try to up this to 16-18kms so that I know I can finish the 10km run on 30 June (figure if I can manage 16-18km run, a 10km run will feel so much easier on the day) - I may be wrong on this but I can only try.

On Saturday I bought a couple of long sleeve tops to run in - saw some at Lululemon for $89 but couldn't justify spending that amount of money on a shirt to run in.  Went to KMart - they didn't have any.  Went to Target and got one there for $17.  Then Mountain Detail had another one for $24.  My run on Sunday was in the top from Target and it worked so well I went and bought another one - they have really made a difference to how much warmer I am when I run now !!

While we were at Helensvale, Al made me try on some new jeans saying that the ones I was wearing were too big for me - I bought two pairs of size 10 jeans - I reckon their sizing is wrong because there is no way that I am a size 10 - but it was a nice feeling when I did they up and they fitted !!!

Of late my eating has not been good - nor has my drinking - unless Pepsi Max and Amarula count as good drinking - well they do in one sense but not from a health point of view !!!  Fruit and veg have been non-existent and junk food has crept into my eating plan which is a little sad given how well I was eating up until a few weeks ago. I really need to get more organised and plan my meals better than I have been.  I will try to do that this week.

Yesterday there was a multiple car accident on the motorway home so, as I only had 1/4 tank of petrol, I thought I had better fill up as I was going to take the back roads to get home from where I was working at Inala.  When I went to pay for the petrol, I also bought a packed of Pods, just in case I got stranded somewhere !!!!  Yeah right !!!!  About 15 mins later, the pods had all been eaten scoffed down and the evidence hidden in my bag !!!  I only had a couple of hot chips for dinner but I did manage to make headway with a bottle of Amarula.  The drive over Mt Tamborine in the rain and mist on narrow winding roads with a drop down the mountain on one side of me was enough to send me to the bottle !!!!  (I must add that I did do a 5km run before I hit the bottle !!)

Today has been a rather relaxing day - washing done, catch up with a friend, watching some movies (Dolphin Tale and Red Dog) and catching up on recorded TV shows.  K is baby sitting and A is stuck out at Warwick - hopefully it will be raining tomorrow and they will come home early as the work they have to do is all outside and they won't be able to do any of it !!!!

On that note, I am going to watch Iron Lady.  Have a great Sunday everyone and take care !

TFTD : Improvisation is the first step to improvement.


  1. Hello, wet Sunday here in Sydney and I can feel a movie out with the kids coming on. You are doing so well with your exercise!! I have just planned my meals using PlanningWithKids iPhone app, will drag us all off to get the shopping now and then we'll be set. Planning makes SUCH a big difference, and also buying heaps of fruit and veggies is good for me as I hate to throw food out so will always eat it. Hope your Sunday is very relaxing.

    1. Thanks Seana - yes, it is all about the planning. I hope you enjoyed whichever movie you saw - I can't believe that it is another week down - where is the time going to ??
      Have a great weekend !

  2. I have no idea why but this comment box keeps disappearing but I have now reloaded the page and it seems to be working. Yah!
    My wet Sunday let me catch up on bill paying and filing at home which was lovely. I feel all organised again.
    What kind of tops were they you bought at Target? Email me a picture if you get a chance.
    I am trying to plan the main meal every week. Find I can then only buy and use what I need but still have to be a bit flexible when plans change.
    Have a great week and keep moving forward. You are doing so well.

    1. Sorry I haven't managed to send you a pic of the tops from Target Julie - will try to get it done this weekend. With A working away on and off so much lately, I don't know if I am coming or going !!!
      Have a great Friday !

  3. now THAT is one heck of a beautiful rainbow!! I am so glad that you enjoyed such a relaxing weekend - look at you go with your runs/workouts!! remember even just a few months ago you were so struggling with just getting out there, and now you are running many MANY kms week in and week out, and listening to your body and respecting it when it tells you thats enough for today.
    SO proud of you xx

    1. Thanks Lyndal - as A would say - no point in getting older if you don't get wiser hence I have started to listen to my body and not just be about the numbers / times / kms run !
      Have the best Friday ever.

  4. awww love rainbows.

    We have been so lucky with our weather of late, actually went to curves this morning at 6am without a jacket.

    ohhh size 10 jeans...woooohoooooo :-)

    1. I love rainbows too and we have had so many lately - they have been amazing. I am always sad when I see them and I am in the car and can't get a pic taken !!!!

      Hope you are still having the good weather - can't imagine going anywhere here at 6am without a jacket but then I am a bit wuss when it comes to the cold (so how I am going to handle NZ south island in August is anyone's guess !!!)

      Have a great weekend - love, hugs and positive energy.

  5. Hey there! I am so sorry that I have taken so long to reply! I have not been around the internet much this week and then I got sick...

    Fitting into smaller jeans may be one of the best feelings in the world! So happy for you!

    You are an exercise machine - so so so impressed!

    Thanks for linking in with #teamfriday. Always a pleasure to read your posts.

    1. Thanks B - will be linking in today as soon as I can get these bank reconciliations done and a post written up !!!!

      I hope that you are feeling much better today - the long weekend is just around the corner and it would suck if you were still sick for that !!

      Take care - love, hugs and positive energy.


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