Sunday, 31 July 2011

Back on the Horse - Again!

Here we go again - I'm going back to the Gym!  After a bunch of dead weeks, where I did nothing but sit on the couch and munch on Chocolate and Chips, I'm getting back into it. 

My O B-P plan got rejected - I'm seriously angry and disappointed. But onwards and upwards.  I'll give them the best damned O B-P they've ever seen! Which gets me back to the gym...

I've lost 12 kg total, but put another 5 back on in my lazy weeks.  Whoops. So it's out with the chocolate (it's on special this week, too!) and in with the fruits and veggies again.  Out with the TV (and new playstation games) and in with the Gym, and Zumba.

12 WBT's almost over now, one week left.  But this is a lifestyle change, not a short term fix.  I many not be able to afford the program again ($200, ouch!) But I CAN afford to go to the gym, or to walk around the block, or anything to that effect. 

I'm dropping my car off for a service, and walking to the gym from the dealership... Then to Zumba and a walk home.  Excellent! Can't wait!!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Shameless (well, shameful) Self Promotion...

So this is the point in time where I get down on my knees and I beg. Yep, beg.

You see, I'm broke. I'm completely, utterly, totally broke.  My credit card is (almost) maxed, and I cannot go to my parents again ofr yet another loan. 

So I turn to you, my friends.  The ones who love me, the ones who don't.  The one's who've been following my journey from the start (thank you!), and those of you just joining me (welcome!).  I turn to you, and I ask the one question I absolutely hate asking.  Please, please, will you sponsor me in my journey? Please - help me get to my goal of showing off my amazing new body at the finale party. 

I need to have at least $100 in the next week or so to be able to book my tickets.  To get myself there, however, and with somewhere to stay, I'm looking at upwards of $400. I'm not expecting that from you guys - don't worry! But anything would help me get to that goal, so I can get my butt to Brisbane!

I've created a facebook page for the fundraising..!/event.php?eid=254977311183566

I don't want any money given to me yet - of course! I need to make sure I'll have enough to get there before I can book.  But I'm kind of just putting out feelers to see if my goal is a feesable one.

Thank you so much, already.  Whether you look at this and donate, or you laugh at me.  You've all been amazing support for me so far - and I really do thank you for that.

-Caty x

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Personal Bests, Perspiration, Persistance, and Positivity!

As I sit here with my legs crossed (those that know me will understand that this is no mean feat...), I'm contemplating the last week...  Of course, in true Caty style, there were plenty of ups and downs, but I'm blogging now becausew I haven't had a positive post in a long time. 

Today was a day of bests. I FINALLY got back to the gym, I got my finances in order (well, prepared to be in order anyway), and all round had an amazing day. Work is finally great again, with my second job starting soon. 

But most exciting was my Gym adventure this afternoon.  Last week, for the first time in 12WBT, I cracked the 500calorie mark in a work out.  Today I went that bit harder, and hit 725! HELL YES!!!!! I smashed all my old records to pieces.  I've been pyshing myself on my daily walk to the station.. incorporating some running/jogging, and it's really showing.  I ran 800m at 9km an hour today - further and faster than I've ver run in my life! wound up walking/running 2.5 km in no time at all...

No rest for the wicked... I went straight onto a bike, to give myself a bit of a breather.  90 rpm on level 6 for 15 minutes. Holy crap that was hard! looked at my HRM for the first time in my workout, 280 calories gone. My immediate reactions: WHAT?! Where? How? Yay! In that order haha. 

Feeling great in my work out AND my amazing purple 12WBT shirt, but needing to give my legs a rest, I moved onto strength...  Chin ups, - new personal best - 20 reps! WOO! leg presses, arm something's (darn these technical names :p) and then more chin ups.  Then steps with 2kg weights. 30 seconds on 10 seconds off. Ouch.

I was sitting at about 450 after this, and determined to beat the 508 from last week, hit the cardio again.  This time on the cross trainer... I don't know whether I've mentioned this before, but the cross trainer and I do NOT get along.  At all.  But I was determined, so on I got.  My record for the cross trainer was 500m at 8km/hour before I had to stop.  Today... Oh my God I still can't believe it... 2km at 9km/hour! AAAHHHHH!!! Yayyyy!!!!

Needless to say, that did the trick.  300 calories more! Almost... I finished the night on 725 calories in one hour and one minute. I haven't felt this good in SO long!

Then I went to mum and dad's - whoops haha.  Had caneloni for dinner... but only one roll! Old Caty would have devoured at least a double serving, but today I had only half a serving. Still overloaded on carbs, damn pasta, but that's okay.

So here's to me... Tooting my own horn, back on the wagon.  Feeling amazing, looking good, and more determined than ever! I'm officially 11.2 kg down, too. Three more kilos until I never have to see a number starting with 9... WIN!

-Caty x