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

1 comment:

  1. Good on you girl~!!!! Being a biggie I know how hard it is to get past those mental blocks...Im still not past...but good on you! When youre on your way and looking for someone to inspire, look me up xxx