Flying monkey from no where!

This Monday I was wandering through the local shop with the kids. It was MUCH later than normal but between TAFE work and procrastination I hadn’t gotten dinner yet. I looked like hell because I had been busy all day and planning on working out since that morning so I hadn’t showered, hadn’t washed my hair, hadn’t put on makeup… I looked like hell.

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New school year, new challenges

This week signalled the start of a brand new school year. Moody is now officially a high-school kid with his transition to year seven, and Mischief and Mayhem are now both in their junior years of primary school and I have changed from purely online study at university to also doing on campus study with TAFE.

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Friday Fitness

This week has sort of been a bust when it comes to working out but on the other hand I am so proud of the fact that once I got back on an even keel I lept right back onto the fitness bus, even though it felt like it was already speeding away from me!

But this is what my calendar looks like so far (I scanned this on Tuesday so the last few days aren’t there yet but on Wednesday and Thursday I rested due to feeling decidedly ill and today I got some Total Gym time in)


All of the Perth days are the days that I was visiting with my friend in Perth while her mother was in hospital. I did take along my workout clothes but I still feel guilty asking my family to mind  the munchkins while I get my sweat on. However by Friday I was over it and so got a one time membership to the local gym which was not a mistake but probably not something I will repeat. I am due to go back next Tuesday for the funeral which will mean another 2 days in the car where I will be missing working up a sweat but I’m sure I can find a way to work around it. Perhaps running in the morning before I leave and then again before I drive to come back.

The other exciting thing to happen is that the iPod that I am bribing myself with in the pic above has arrived!! I am so stinkin excited! This little baby is specifically for my gym workouts, as I have to run with my phone anyway so I see no point in doubling up.Photo on 13-01-2015 at 2.08 pm

As of this morning I weigh: 85kg

I have lost 3.5 cm this week although I have no idea how. Surely the scale will have to start going down soon as well as the cm?

I came across this video earlier in the week and shared it all over my FB page but I wanted to share it here as well because I love it so very much (click on the picture):

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How are your fitness goals travelling for 2015? Have you seen any progress? Please let me know in the comments!

Friday Fitness

I have been looking for a way to be accountable for my fitness or lack thereof for a while and.. well… This seems like as good an idea as any!

So I am a wannabe runner… Actually no you know what I am a runner. I run slowly and I am certainly not competing against anyone but myself but I run, and I enjoy it.

At the moment I am re-doing the C25K routine because I am sorry to say that after completing the bridge run in September of last year I let my running lapse and didn’t really start again until we moved. Needless to say I ended up back at square one both with my weight and with my fitness.

So my starting weight is: 85kg (yipes! when did THAT happen)


I do my best to get out and run/walk at least 3 times a week, sometimes 4 if I can manage it. I am also adding a gym member ship and pump classes to the mix. Although a small blip as appeared in the form of Bowen Therapy. I have had lower back pain and some pain in my left leg for a while now and decided to give bowen therapy a try after hearing good things. One of the therapists first rules was no running for the next few weeks so that she can get my back sorted. Boo! But here’s to hoping it makes a difference right? So pump classes alone it is, but that will give me a great foundation to get back out there ASAP once I AM allowed to run again!


I have also started tracking calories on MFP and have managed to stay reasonably consistent with it. When I can say I have logged in for 7 days in a row I will be a happy woman.

So the question is anyone have any no supplement/drink/crash diet advice? or has anyone tried bowen therapy and had some success?