Thursday, 21 January 2010

Wow thats a lot of cals!

I finally got round to wearing my HRM for all of the meltdown workouts inluding my own cardio of kettlebell swings, high pulls and cleans and all in all it took me 65 mins spread throughout the day and earnt me 1054 calories after background deducted!!

I made a delicious curry tonight from the spice n tice range "coriander chicken" and it really was lovely, it had chicken, an onion, tomatoes chopped and the spices from the pack and a little water , it was really quite spicy but tasted so clean - will definately make it again and some more from their range too!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Awesome kettlebell queen!

I have been reading a report this week on the effectiveness of kettlebells and the study reveals that it can burn up to 1200 cals per hour! that is some serious calorie burn! I love kettlebells and I only do some fairly basic routines with them, this year I am planning on doing a more advanced training course - and if I needed any inspiration then how about Lauren Brookes?

I think she looks fab and would kill for her abs! I am waiting for my new order of bells to be delivered I am getting a 10kg and 12kg set for now and will aim to be using a 16kg this year some point!

I have been so busy this last 2 weeks the training course I have been on has really taken over and I havent been able to fit in the 4 workouts a day so I am going to extend my 30 days past the supposed finish date as I havent been able to put in the work I wanted to! Some people are getting seriously great results though - some are reporting 16lbs and lots of 12lb losses and we are only 19 or 20 days in. This program really does work if you can put the time and effort into it! I have lots of things this year that I want to look great for so I need to get cracking!!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Always learning

Just back from the 1st day training of the family obesity project that I will be co running in April - very interesting and looking forward to working with the families! I went to see som enew clients on Monday and i mentioned that i was going on a training course this week and the guy said to me "Stll training Sarah"? and it got me thinking that when you train for something if yo think that is it - finished then you are limiting your knoweldge so much - for me I will always be training, always looking to learn new things and improve upon what I know already - that makes me a better trainer and a better person as my mind is kept active and I just love learning new things! Maybe that is why so many fitness industry members are still using outdated training and nutrition!
Anway I have been unable to do 4 workouts today - I did the ICP prior to leaving as it was the quickest i coudl do and I will get another in later but I have to go do clients now - just not enough hours in the day sometimes! oh and i have to cook, clean, pick kids up and get ready fro day 2 of tomorrows course too!! phew!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Oooops sorry last weeks catch up!!

For some reason I thought I hadnt blogged over the weekend but it has been longer than that - the days are flying past! My excuses - well I have been away to Dublin for the weekend which was part of my Xmas present - we had a lovely time even though it was -8 degrees!!! It snowed the whole time we were there and we actually thought we may get stuck there!! They closed Dublin airport for a while on Saturday afternoon but luckily it was ok for departures first thing Sunday!!
We did loads of walking around however I didnt stick to the 4 workouts a day whilst we were there so a fair bit of making up to do this week!!
Dax's program is going well (other than my 2 day escape) I am still quite tired though :-(
I have also been meeting with new clients and re doing all of my paperwork and forms etc for my business so that has been time consuming and after days of pc work I have been quite pleased to turn the laptop off so apologies for my disappearance - back to normal now :-))

I have roped a friend in to start the ED and she started today - nice to have someone close to share ideas and the odd craving with!!

I am not measuring or weighing this week yet as totm looming and I feel bloaty and horrible so I dont want to get discouraged by not getting good results until it has gone away!

Hope all is good with my fellow bloggers - off now to read my list and catch up xx

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Day 4 I knew it was coming!!!!

Hmmm woke up today to news that the wave was being introduced from tomorrow - I knew that was coming!! So although I know it is what helps me as I do love my carbs in the form of potatoes or rice it means I will no longer have them for 3 days and can re fuel on them on the 4th day!!

So I guess that means I will have to make the most of a spud for dinner tonight!

Day 4's food was oats and raspberries with flaxseed for brekkie, cashew nuts and an apple, live yog with raspberries throughout the day, and pork and apple casserole with mashed potato, carrots, green beans and peas for dinner! Quite carb based really but so yummy!

I am still really sore especially between my shoulders for some reason - I tried out my new HRM yesterday which is fab and I think it encouraged me to work harder to see those calories mount up!

The Meltdown lasting only 16 mins earned me 165 cals after background deducted! not bad!! I forgot to put it back on for the others so will try better today!! Want to see how the kettlebell swings compare!!

It is quite hard actually fitting in the 4 workouts more challenging than last time but still it has to be done :-)

Monday, 4 January 2010

Day 3 Meltdown!

Nothing very exciting to report - exercise continues with the 4 workouts a day - am looking forward to the kids back at school and routine etc i findit easier when i am left to my own devices!

Food wise it has been fine - poached egg on rye for brekkie, lemon water to drink (am really enjoying this it is so cleansing) Lunch was carrot and coriander soup with another piece of rye )they are tiny slices) Dinner was salmon salad with a jacket spud!

I am kind of making the most of the carbs at the mo as i know they will be going as the meltdown continues when we do the wave again - i'm guessing this will be introduced again! which means 3 days of carbs coming only from veg followed by one day where we can have fruit, rice or spuds again!!

No change weight or inch wise at the start of day 4 although i do feel thinner! the bloat is going!!

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year Blogland! & Day 1 Meltdown

Happy New Year to you all!

Meltdown Day 1!

Foodwise it was so nice to be eating clean healthy foods after the Xmas excesses food was very simple today with a poached egg and a slice of home cooked ham for brekkie, nuts and grapes for snacks, butternut squash with a slice of rye and cranberry bread for lunch and a gorgeous roast dinner cooked by my 12 year old son! He did a roast chicken, roast potatoes in olive oil, brocolli, runner beans, roasted carrots - it was really delicious!

Exercise was hard work - I have been lazy over Xmas so i feel stiff after the 4 workouts and the memories of last years meltdown came flooding back - I still dislike the spidermen and step through lunges but hey!!!

I need to do my measurements but have lost my measures - I took them out of my bag when i went last minute Xmas shopping on Xmas eve and cant find them - the weight though is 147lbs yuk!!!!!!!!!

29 more days to go...........

Day 2

Samw workouts as yesterday - I am doing kettlebell swings and cleans for the cv intervals - need to get my practice in on those so this is ideal!

Food for today - drinking hot water and lemon in place of my tea plus the normal water! I got up quite late today so was a little naughty and missed brekkie but had potato and leek soup and rye bread for lunch, apple and nuts as snacks and salad, jacket spud and some left over chilli for dinner! Yum x