Thursday, 29 March 2012

Sniffles and sneezes

I'm sick :(
I've been sneezing 24/7 and last night I was so blocked up I couldn't sleep.
The only time I've been feeling anywhere near healthy is while drinking hot lemon, honey, ginger tea. It's my hero, it keeps all the bad things away while we are together. Yes I'm going to marry this tea!!!



(Photo stolen from net coz I'm feeling so crappy that I can't even be bothered taking my own pictures)

As you may have realised by now I have a case of the man flu! The poor me I hate being sick and the whole world needs to let me sleep flu.

Anyway I thought Id share my recipe with ya'll

1 Tablespoon of grated ginger
1-2 Large Tablespoons of honey
1/2 Tablespoon of lemon
~ 3 cups of boiling water
(makes ~3 cups)

Chuck the grated ginger in one of those tea mesh thingees that stop all the pieces from getting in your drink add boiling water, stir in honey and lemon and let it steep (is that the word?).

When I make it its a little less accurate basically I just add stuff till it tastes the way I like it, which seems to change with each pot. Also I reuse the ginger for a second or third pot. I'm not a massive tea drinker and do not know the "rules" of making tea but this seems to work for me!

And it is yummmmm!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

So soo sore!

Gahr I messed up and posted this entry before writing it so now theres a weird box below this one with nothing in it and because I am technically challenged I don't know how to delete it.......

So day 2 and I've nearly hit my exercise goal
have done the uni-home walk twice 0 should have done it this arvo but it was greying over and washing was on the line. Well that was my excuse anyway!

Also tried out a kickboxing workout on live exercise Sunday night and again Monday night AND damm am I sore. Sore in a good way though! Although sneezing (I'm getting a cold :'( ) hurts like crazy! I've only been doing half and hour rather then the 50mins full length as its been after 9 each time and half way through i'm ready to shower and jump into bed. But even after 30mins I can feel my muscles have definitely been working out by the next morning!

Looking forward to doing another one of these videos tomorrow night!

Still trying to find me a new healthy food to try for my summer challenge mini challenge this week!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Week 1 here we go......



So we are suppose to break our goals into weekly chunks however due to the fact I don't have a scale and 2 of my others are already weekly I'm just going to go back over my goals so they are solid and present in my mind as I say goodbye to this week and start brand new tomorrow!

1. weight loss goal
- Minimum goal = Weight loss of 5kgs
- Ultimate goal = Weight loss of 10kgs
(This works out to a kg a week hopefully :) )

2. non-scale goal
- Minimum Goal = Down one dress size
- Ultimate Goal = Down two dress sizes
when I find a measuring tape I may set weekly goals of mm to lose

3. exercise goal
- Minimum Goal = 40mins 3x a week walk to uni (or from) + at least one 40min session of higher intensity
- Ultimate Goal = 40mins 6x a week walk to or from uni + 2 higher intensity 40 min session

4. nutrition goal
- Minimum goal = 2L of water a day, less then net 1450 calories a day
- Ultimate goal = 2L of water a day, less then net 1450 cals a day and only 1 serve of chocolate a week!!!
My limit this week for the entire week is - 10,150 calories




Yay we finally got the net fixed! I tried my best to reply to all you wonderful people had added your comments and support on my last entry. To be honest I was really blown away by how many people took an interest in my challenge. So thanks heaps for the support it has really made me even more motivated to succeed! :)

In other news this week I've been pretty busy with assignments (Story of my life), and pretty darn broke. So other then walking to and from uni 2 and a half days this week I don't really have much to say for myself. Although it probably didn't help that its been pouring with rain here. So anyway little exercise and no money lead to me sitting on my but eating pasta and mince for the last couple of days.

At least I know it won't be hard to do better this week. First few days is suppose to be wonderfully sunny so I figure I'll get my walking days started first thing Monday morning (Also i'm out of $$ on my bus card :P ).

I also found this
which I discovered while having a read over Raeesa's blog which is basically online live fitness classes. So i'm going to try one out tonight. Hopefully it'll become one of my regular activities!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Ready for Summer Challenge!

I know I said I'd have this in last night but trust me I have a good excuse...... pub quiz! Sadly we didn't win but it was a heap of fun!

So even though in 10 weeks time it will be the middle of winter for me I'm keen to give this Summer challenge a go!

1. weight loss goal
- Minimum goal = Weight loss of 5kgs
- Ultimate goal = Weight loss of 10kgs

This ones going to be hard as our scales have stopped working again as of two days ago so this may have to be two and a half scale free months and a trip to the Drs scales in 10weeks time. As of 2 days a go my weight had jumped back up to 92kgs so obviuosly will not be reaching my Birthday goal for April 5th!

2. non-scale goal
- Minimum Goal = Down one dress size
- Ultimate Goal = Down two dress sizes

I'm sick of avoiding going out clubbing because of my self conciousness of how I look. I miss going out so much!

3. exercise goal
- Minimum Goal = 40mins 3x a week walk to uni (or from) + at least one 40min session of higher intensity
- Ultimate Goal = 40mins 6x a week walk to or from uni + 2 higher intensity 40 min session

The walk from my place to uni takes 40 - 45 minutes to complete depending on how late you are running for lecture. However I am keen to get some higher intensity sessions of jogging, skipping, Taekwando, and circuit training intergrated back into my weekly routine.

I should be walking to and from uni all 14 trips but its winter here and sometimes I just don't want to spend the whole day wet.


4. nutrition goal
- Minimum goal = 2L of water a day, less then net 1450 calories a day
- Ultimate goal = 2L of water a day, less then net 1450 cals a day and only 1 serve of chocolate a week!!!

So those are my goals I have set them on two levels, the first is one that I know if I stick to it I can acheive and the other requires me to really push myself and goals I would be absolutly stoked to acheive within 10 weeks!

Monday, 19 March 2012

I haven't died......

I'm not dead, I just have a really crappy internet connection at the moment and its driving me nuts. On the plus side I'm getting heaps of extra sleep which has me waking up super early and actually getting to my classes on time. Although I'm walking to uni most days I'm going to start to try and get a quick jog in each morning that I wake up early as well- Maybe I'll even set the alarm!

So 3-4 weeks - got a bit to catch up on

Summer school marks in, one A and one A-, pretty stoked



Catching up with old friends at 21st up home


Foam party while also on holiday up home


Free circus on the waterfront and a beautiful day in the capital!


I know not one of these is tribute to exercise or healthy eating but to tell the truth I kinda just gave up - Nothing seemed to be working so I just got to the why try - too hard basket.

But I want to do this and I need to do this. And a very much needed but gentle kick up the but from a friend on Loseit! today has made me rethink my attitude.

So starting today - back to logging my calories intake and output, and actually moving my butt more.

The Summer challenge is coming up and I will be putting in my goals by tomorrow night (If my net stays connected long enough!. I have mixed feelings about putting in the effort again.

Its easy to not try. The idea of "If I don't try I can't fail", is sitting solidly in my mind - but being the smart women I am I know that my sub-concious is being stupid and I need to get over it!



- Tomorrow I'll do better -