Mondays. It’s fair to say that not many people really truly love them. It’s kind of a shame really, because they offer so much; a fresh start, a clean slate, a whole week of opportunity! But I won’t go into that in too much detail because hearing that on Sunday night will probably make you want to hit me….
Yep, that’s right. It’s almost time to kick off the next Lazy Girl Fitness Challenge! After some feedback I’ve decided to extend the Challenge to eight weeks – we noticed that everyone is really hitting their straps by week six, so another couple of weeks will see some (even more) impressive results….
Exercise. We’ve all gotta do it, right, but sometimes the idea of getting to the gym is about as appetising as swallowing a handful of super-hot chillies. I.e Not that appetising (unless you’re into that sort of thing)….
At the risk of sounding clichéd, I can’t believe how fast the year has gone… it seems like only weeks ago that I was sitting at home saying the same thing about 2013. This year has been less tumultuous than last, and for the most part I’m sure that’s a good thing. Sure, the high of my little brother’s wedding is something I’d happily take each year, but you can keep all the heartbreak thanks very much.
Overall – and at the risk of hitting you with another cliché – 2014 was about finding myself again. I wouldn’t say that it was necessarily intentional, I think it’s just what happens when you come out of a long term relationship… it can take months to figure out who you are as an individual again. But my god, when it happens – when your perspective changes and you stop feeling so lost – it’s pretty incredible….
Holy moly it is good to be home. Got here about mid-afternoon yesterday, hung with my very excellent
family and then went into my bedroom to unpack only to realise that I’ve made two fairly epic packing fails: 1. I left my laptop charger in Sydney and 2. I appear to have packed 7 gym tops, 6 gym bottoms and NOT A SINGLE PAIR OF REGULAR BOTTOMS. No shorts, no skirts, heck, not even a casual dress. What an idiot…
Anyway, this morning I got up at 5.30am and put on one of my 85 gym outfits, then Fraser and i did a (very painful) 7km run (note to self: alcohol is not conducive to PBs) and now Keat and I are heading to Yamba to buy some normal-person clothes and have breakfast. She’s driving, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to post my final pre-Christmas advanced workout… On my phone, given the laptop sitch.
It’s a bit of a doozy, I hope you enjoy it!
2 sleeps ’til Santa! Xxx
So we’re less than three weeks from Christmas, and – if you’re anything like me – that means you’re out a little more, drinking more, eating differently and just generally not in your usual routine. That’s ok though – you need to have a little fun in your life (or even a lot!), it just means you might need to work a little harder in the gym for the next couple of weeks to keep that balance.
From now until Christmas, I’m going to post an ‘advanced’ workout each Sunday night. That’s three workouts designed to challenge you, make you sweat and burn some of those pesky extra calories.
These workouts are not for beginners though, nope nope nope. So as always, consult your doctor if you’re unsure whether they are suitable for you.
Here’s number 1, give it a whirl and let me know what you think!
So, summer is approximate 75 hours away and – damn it – you’ve left your 2013/14 New Year’s resolution to ‘get fit’ a little late… again….
Tomorrow is my lady-husband’s birthday. Well actually hopefully it’s today by the time you’re reading this. Either way, she is turning the ripe old age of 28. I remember being 28…. back then we had to walk 10 miles through the snow to get to school, with no shoes and only cow pats to keep our feet warm. Or maybe I’m getting confused with my dad’s ‘when I was a boy’ stories……
I am super proud and excited to be writing this post my dear Team….
So, you went a little hard on Cup Day?
Yeah, it happens.