Monday, July 30, 2012

Hello again

So here I am again, 'round the other side of the world.  No gym membership and little motivation.  The 5 months stuck in one place weighing on me.  All the effort, all the workouts and proper eating seem pointless. I'm back for good this time. Sadly.  Tuition at 3x that of a local student began to get a little too expensive.  Looking for a job now, and trying to organize finishing school here, but it doesn't appear easy.  I've been trying to run, but I've been booted back to the first week of c25k, and my Mom's bought me a group of bootcamp classes which I begin tonight.

I don't really want to be here, but sadly it's out of my control.  I'm trying to eat pretty well, which is difficult when you just get back to where there are lots of delicious things you haven't had in a long time.

Not sure what else to say right now.  I hope this boot camp can help me get over this hump because it's so frustrating when you're doing all the right things but not getting the results.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012


So, it's been a very long time since I've posted. I know this.  I've been feeling very VERY frustrated.  I've been stalled out for a MONTH, fluctuating within 500 grams (or 1 lb) every time I weigh.  I have lost a small amount of centimetres.  I've been eating properly and working out regularly and yet still stalled.  I even increased my calories in case that was the reason (about a week ago) and no results from that yet.  Even before I stalled out I was feeling like a failure even when I was succeeding. It's very difficult when you're doing nearly exactly the same thing as someone else and they're results are so much better.
Honestly I often feel like giving up.  What's the point of all my efforts if I'm getting NO results anymore?  The wind is seriously coming out of my sails and I feel like I'm just drifting.  I'm working hard and nothing is coming of it.  I've thought about stopping counting my calories, as when we lost weight the last time we didn't count, and it seemed to come off easily then, so I don't know if I'm too focused on that or what.
I've also considered stopping running.  I feel frustrated with that as well.  Yesterday morning, got up before 6am to go for a run. I honestly ran for about a minute and realised I didn't have it in me.  Talk about frustrating. When I run with Melanie, I feel like I hold her back. She runs at a faster pace and can run for longer than I can.  So either I'm holding her back, or I feel pushed TOO much (not intentionally by her, more of my own need to try to keep up). Then I feel pissed off that I can't.
So I don't know anymore.
That's it for today.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Great weather for ducks....?

I don't think so. We have had some seriously wet weather In my part of the world these last few days. the wet season seemed to have had a rather later start then usual. But early hours of this morning brought a large monsoonal low over us and with it a so called "mini tornado". Tornadoes are not something that we usually see in this part of the world, though we do have lots of pretty scary weather. Unfortunately along with this low it brought some seriously unexpected weather. Parts of my City have been devastated by this "Tornado" and it came without warning, in the very early hours of the morning when no-one expected it.

So many families live in this area. It is just 5 minutes drive form my own home.  Houses lost their roof, Families lives and belongings ripped out from under them.  Some while they lay sleeping in their beds. So tonight while your all cosy in your beds. Please spare a though and a little prayer for these families.

I drove through this area later in the day to go check on a good friend who wasn't answering her phone, And the disaster that I seen just rendered me speechless.

Someone's roof.

My girlfriend and her family live just near here.

A home destroyed.

Unexpected Chaos.
An evacuation centre has been set up near this area, And SO many people have just dug deep and got in to help clean up. The weather is still expected to be horrid, and we are still on a sever weather warning. Hopefully the worse is over though.

Looking at this map..there is still a lot of nasty weather to come.

Edited to add this link to another video.

Till next time.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Update....again. lol

So I have been totally slack updating this...But on and up note I am loving the 8 week challenge and have been pushed beyond my comfort zone. boot camp was AMAZING! I really enjoyed it. it was totally worth the 5 am wake up. haha! I ran on sand, almost fell out of a kayak and ran carrying Jerry cans full of water. It hurt.A Lot.  

After I cooled down. My Pink Do Life Shirt made a debut!
So After some careful thought I decided not to follow the food plan that they supplied. I know that within myself that I would not stick to it. So I have just continued to count my calories and log them using My Fitness Pal. I know I can not stick to a chicken and veggie diet. Im a red meat girl. But I have lost pretty stead since both on the scales and Measurements. I have added Protein shakes back to my daily diet too. Especially as part of my workout recovery.

Since my Last update I have also hit 20 lbs ( that is almost 10kg) lost so far!! I can really see the difference too. Ad my clothes are showing it too!

8 Jan 2012
4 March 2012

On the running front...I did C25k Week 5 day 3 today!!! 21 minutes of NON STOP RUNNING!!!!! I cold not believe that I actually did it!! I was a little bit scared of it to be honest. But today I just didn't stop after my first 8 minute run and just kept at it. I was so happy at my 20 min mark...I just kept going!! I finished off with a couple of shorter intervals. I finally feel like a popper runner. *Happy Sigh*

Things around here have been crazy with work, Kids, Sa at uni and general life.But We are feeling good and like we are back on track. Im on holidays form work in just over a week, and Im REALLY looking forward to it. really will try to update here more. I know Sa will Likely be along to update too.

Till nest time Little blog,

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A long awaited update...:)

Well peeps, I know it has been awhile between updates. So I thought I would wander by to do one. so my weight loss journey has been successful so far. I'm really happy with how things are going. Im down 8 kg (18lbs, for you non metric folk) so far and exercise is on track!

But today...I started the 8 week challenge at our gym. 8 weeks of gut busting,  supplements ( a new lean chicken and salads- Im sorry I love my steak!!  So at this stage I plan to cut night carbs, Increase my protein and introduce some supplements into my day as well. The workouts will step up a notch too.
I'm starting this at 85.5kg and looking to lose at least 10-15kg out of this process. It will be full on and intense. But I want to make it worthwhile. It is ONLY 8 weeks. I want to challenge myself and be fitter at the end of this. Im VERY Excited about it!!

Tomorrow is my first ever "Bootcamp". Im not afraid to admit...Im terrified. Eeeep. Another new thing for me. But Im gonna give it all I got.  So Im sure the following weeks will be full of exciting updates and info. will try to get some new Pictures up too.  i WILL get here more often...I know i have dropped the ball. But hey..Im here now. ;)

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger...Right?!

Monday, February 20, 2012

week 7

Week 7 was mainly about trying new foods and things like that. I have tried many many new things in the past few years and at this point have tried everything new that I'm willing to. So I haven't really participated this week, but I thought I'd add in my usual stuff anyways.

Push ups Last week 30!!! Didn’t do them this week

Monday: rest/ill
Tuesday: rest/ill
Wednesday: work high activity, 42 mins 5km run
Thursday: 50 mins Jillian Michaels trouble zones circuit video.
Friday: 4.12 km in 35 mins run 1.2 km 5 min bike 10 min weights =50
Saturday: ill
Sunday: 4.13km run 35 min, 50 mins weights, 11 min bike=96
Sunday after my run. I felt like I was going to die!

Total minutes = 238

Lost .6 kg on 06/02/12 Lost 1kg 13/02/12 (total 1.6kg) Gain 20/02/12 0.3kg (was throwing up night before previous weigh in and ate 500 calories that day) (Monday in weigh in)

I started week 4 of C25K this week. 2 3 min runs, 2 5 min runs. I can do the first three intervals no problem but I struggle around halfway through the last interval.

I also started back at uni today, so back to studying and fun fun fun. (notice the sarcasm). That is all for today.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Mel's week 6 Challange..and Update!

 So this week has been a tough one for me. I have been full on at work and at home. I gave blood again on Monday, but this time did my first PLASMA donation ( I donate to Australian Red Cross for the record. It is Illegal to be paid for this donation in Australia)! Which I have to say was kinda weird and somewhat educational! I have a somewhat rarer blood type ( Ab+), so I am a great choice for a plasma donor. I also learnt that while plasma generally is a bright yellow colour,  mine looks more like a darker yellow/olive greenish ( due to my birth control apparently). haha  Sketchy. So while this meant I had to rest up for Monday, it has not slowed me down workout wise at all!
Later in the week I was feeling pretty run down. I had two long shifts (one late night) this week back to back and on top of working out and home commitments I was feeling a bit burnt out. But I rested up Friday night. Pumped an extra dose of Vit b6 sups on Saturday. And I was good as gold. 

been working hard at getting in my net calories too. Some days ahve been harder then others. i struggle to cover what Im burning off. 

But Now Onto the Challenge!


Focus on your excuses again. Write them down and defeat them. 
 -Work: Been working out BEFORE. And If not before. Getting it in at night. :) 

 Commit to exercising all seven days even if it's just active recovery.

-  6/7 this week due to plasma Donation. But Im pretty happy.

Get outside the box. One day, do an exercise routine you've NEVER done. Go to Zumba, try a swim class, go rollerblading. It doesn't matter what it is, but give it your all and push hard.

- Got this one done by chance!!  Thursday's Light and Lo class = Surprise circuit class! ZOMG, That Instructor is TERRIBLE!! 
Surprise Circuit we walked into!

Intermediate-Advanced: Do your scheduled routine but add a workout from your partner. 
 - Regular workout CHECK! Late Night extra Run CHECK! Workout from Buddy...Um. No. But we did convince each other to NOT chicken out of the Circuit class. So that Counts ...right?

Message your partner telling them to give you an assignment.
Stay connected with your partner.

- Melissa And I check in with each other daily ( living together it is rather handy!)  But we always make sure that we are not over doing it and Push each other when we need it. :)

Send the Men in Black to my apartment to zap out the Super Bowl. Do not want to remember.

"It was a bad bad dream, Superbowl hasn't been played. In fact the game was cancelled. Due to a Pocket of Swamp gas exploding and knocking out the Satellites."

Push hard, guys. We have to stick with it even when it's getting monotonous. 

After the Class On Thursday.

Work Out breakdown for this week!: 
Monday: Plasma

Tuesday: Run (treadmill) - 34 mins 4.03k. Weights 35 mins, Bike- 7 mins. 1.85k

Wednesday: Outdoor run!! 5 k - 37mins ( 07:24 pace)

Thrsday: Surprise circuit Class- 65 mins 

Friday: Treadmill run - 4.22k  35 mins. Stationary bike -3.59k 9;10 min.

Saturday: Bike- 8.56k  20mins. Body balance class -55 mins.

Sunday: Run- 35mins - 4.52 k , Weights- 55mins - Bike 13 mins. 5.48k

Total: 400 mins!!

Push Ups- No idea how many. Just kept going till I couldn't do any more. 

Till next week Do lifers! 

Sa's week 6, 12 week challenge

So here is my week 6. Half way though and I'm feeling good and way more active. Building up my endurance and getting out to classes.
This week, we went to go to our usual Tuesday class on Thursday morning, and not only was the instructor different (sadly) but she had changed the class to a circuit class. Here's our something new and different! We haven't done one of these before and it nearly KILLED me! I got through it well, but for the next 3 days my calves were so tight and sore it was painful to walk. It's only just let up recently.

Identify your biggest excuse:
-I'm tired.
Getting out and just doing it gives me more energy and more desire to keep going. Awesome run on affect.
I'm not pushing myself 7 days. My body needs at least one day of rest, and I'm giving it that. If I don't, I will wear myself out and make myself sick. I'm not willing to do that. So I WILL have a rest day.
Push ups
Last week 24 This week 30!!! Which btw, is twice as many as week 1.
Monday: rest
Tuesday:34 min 3.86 km. 35 strength 5 bike 1.4km =69 mins
Wednesday: (high activity work) Mowed lawn for 60 mins
Thursday: Light and lo? No, Surprise Circuit class!! Guess that fulfils our something new requirement. 65 mins
Friday: 4km 35 mins run. 2 km 5 min bike =40 mins
Saturday: 8.7km bike in 20 mins, 60 mins body balance = 80 mins
Sunday: 4.14km 35 mins run, 5.12km 13 mins bike, 50 mins strength =98 minutes
Total minutes = 407 minutes!!!
Also, I only have one pic this week, Just see the previous blog, it's up there.
Lost .6 kg on 06/02/12 (Monday is weigh in)

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Hello. It's been a while since I posted other than part of the 12 week challenge, so I thought I would.

Since Jan 1st, I have lost 12lbs (as of mon jan 6th), feeling better about myself and working on running. As you know we've been working on the couch to 5km again. I am currently on week 3, which is 90 seconds of run, 90 sec walk, 3 min run, 3 min walk repeat. Some days I get through this ok, and some days I struggle. Here's a pic of me after my last run Friday. (please excuse the sports bra peeking out the side).

I ran hard and did over 4km in 35 mins, which is a LOT for me (my 4.5km was 39 mins for the fun run). The picture does not clearly show just how red my face was and the sweat dripping off me.

Anyway, it's going to be a few more runs before I can move up to the next week, which is 3 mins then 5 mins run. I'm not quite ready for that yet. I haven't had side stitches in a few runs, I seem to have been able to rewire my breathing without thinking too much except for right at the beginning of trying to fix the issue. Also, my knee is not too bad as of late. I've been icing it as soon as I can afterwards and it seems to be helping.

We have been counting calories for a month now, and it's going pretty well. I don't so much like rest days though. I always feel like I'm not going to have enough to eat.
We've also been doing more classes. We're going to a light and low class, which is really neither, and have been to pump and zumba and a surprise circuit class (was meant to be light and low). I think we've been doing really well with eating and being active and I'm happy with my running improvements. I feel like my endurance is slowly increasing and I don't always feel like I'm going to die if I run for 3 minutes straight. YAY.

That's all for now.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mel's week 5 Do Life challenge post.

It has been a good week work out wise. And even my running has been on track!

But now for my submission.

1 Month Goals:

·       Eat well - cut down on processed foods
·       Lose 8 kg
·       Exercise at least 4 times a week
·       Drink at least 2 litres of water
·       5k in  40 mins

How did I go???:

·       Eat well - cut down on processed foods: Mostly a success. I have opted for a healthy frozen meals instead of Fast Food on days I have been at work all day. So that is a Win! Generally my food choices have been great!
·       Lose 8 kg - I have lost 6kg ( 13lbs). So perhaps I was a little Ambitious but I am happy with my results.
·       Exercise at least 4 times a week:  Most weeks It has easily been 4-6 times a week. So Im thrilled with this!
·       Drink at least 2 litres of water: Judging by the overwhelming need to pee a million times a day..This has been a success too!
·       5k in 40 mins: Yep and yep! Both on the road and In the fun run. Im currently doing c25k and did 4.3k in 34 mins today. So Im well and truly on track there!

Push ups:43 
Best plank effort was :1 minute 8 seconds.

My New goals:

  • Continue to eat well and track my food.
  • Lose 6 kg this month. 
  • Continue the C25k running program!
  • Run 5k in less than 35 minutes. 
  • Cook some more fun and healthy meals for the family.
Push up goal: 60
Plank goal:1 min 20 sec.

I didn't send my Buddy a workout. But At the gym today we did shake things up a bit. I had us doing 2 x 20 crunches with a medicine ball ( with a person standing on the feet) and rotate out with our friend Kelly.  One of us Crunched whilst the other Did Jumping Jacks x 20 and Push ups x10 and repeat.  We switched out till all of us had done each station.  

Jumping Jacks this week, I managed 150 - will try To squeeze in some more this afternoon to finish them up! 

Really enjoying thee challenges so far!!

My activity for the week was:

Monday: Serious housework 120 mins
Tuesday: Light and Lo - 70 mins
Wednesday: Run 34 mins  4.03 k
Thursday: rest Day
Friday: Run 34 mins and 4.07 k , bike 9:33 4:16 km and 35 mins of Weights. 
Saturday :worked all day - rest day.  
Sunday: Run 34 Mins running -4.3 k, 45 mins Strength and weights.

= 381.5 mins of exercise this week!

Sa's week five 12 week challenge

There are no real flashy pictures this week or anything. This week is pretty simple. I was ill for a few days which meant not much activity. Actually I think I had over done it, because after a day of real rest and a good nights sleep I felt 90% better.

Also, when on the bike on Saturday, sitting just in front of the glass door of the class room who were doing pump, I see this....

Sorry but I couldn't resist taking a photo... Who wears a thong to a pump class? Really? Really?

So here's this weeks challenge
Five quantifiable goals reassessed at week 5
· No more junk food. Chips, chocolate, cookies are my downfall
-This has been going pretty well. Have found alternatives such as weight watchers potato crisp things that are less than 100 calories per packet and frozen yoghurt bars which are 75ish calories…things like that, makes me feel like I’m not missing out on the yummy stuff
This goal I think I'm going to nix, as I'm doing so well I don't think it needs to be a goal any more.
· run/jog 3 x/week
-For the most part this has been accomplished. This week I’ve been ill so I hadn’t run as much as I’d have liked. I’m still striving to do this.
· Drink more than 3 bottles (600mls each) of water/day
-drinking 3 ½-5 bottles (depending on activity level) every day
This goal is going well too. Now this is my new norm, so I'm removing this as a goal too.
· Improve my 5km a little time every time I do it
-this has been reassessed as we began to do c25k and are not actually running 5km for the most part. We are running the program which is between 26-30some minutes (I’ve been running at least 30 mins). My goal now is to increase endurance and progress through the weeks of the program, 2 weeks /week if that makes sense. I know it will take me some time to be able to run the distance so I allow for longer time to adjust before moving up.
· Get out more with the kids walking (at least once a week)
-plans to do this Friday …DONE and continuing, although with the loads of rain we’ve had it’s a bit difficult sometimes.


1. run/jog 3x per week continuing goal
2. 5 km changed to building endurance during my c25k. By March I'd like to be starting week 5 of the program.
3. Getting out more often (1/week) with kids. This is weather dependant and sometimes not applicable.
4. (NEW GOAL) lose 10 lbs between Feb 1st and March 1st.
5. Be able to do 35 pushups at a time by March 1st

Push ups
Last week 22 This week 24
Monday: 90 mins heavy cleaning (The type that makes you sweat)
Tuesday: light and lo class 70 minutes (INTENSE) (32 jumping Jacks)
Wednesday: (high activity work)
Thursday: (high activity work) , ill
Friday: Ill
Saturday: 35 mins 8.5km cycling, 35 mins weights =70 minutes
Sunday: 3.47km 30 mins, 45 min strength including 120 jumping jacks =75 mins
Total minutes = 305
Total jumping jacks = 152 (sorry I just couldn't get them all in)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mel and Sa's Week 4 12 week challenge

So this week, since it's 'buddies' week, we're doing one blog entry, and each adding our own bit.
So our activity has been pretty well the same this week.

Push Ups. Last week (sa)22, (mel)30 this week (sa)20, (mel) 40
Monday: (sa)jog 3.32 in 30 mins, (mel)jog 3.55 in 30 mins
Tuesday: (both)light and lo class 75 minutes (INTENSE)
Wednesday: (sa) (high activity work) 1 km in 7 mins to bus stop
Thursday: (sa)4.5 km in 39 mins, (mel)4.5km in 37 minutes
Before the race

Mel's Time

Sa's Time

After the race ( Nevermind the half naked dude between us! Awkward!!)
Saturday: (both) Pump class 60 minutes, Zumba 60 minutes. =120

Before Two classes

After Two classes

Sunday: (sa)30 min, 3.44km, (mel)30 mins, 3.7km 45 mins weights =75
Weekly Total =346 minutes

4 Things that impressed me this week about SuperSa,By Sunshine/Mel

1.Pushed beyond her struggles ( Running - stitch/sore knees and back) to continue running.
2. Eating well and even trying new things! *yay*
3. Improved her Fun run time on last year by 2 minutes!
4. Puts up with My crazy desire to run ( and tags along too) and even crazier ideas like doing two classes at the gym Back to back.

Why I think SuperSa should Win, By Sunshine:

Melissa has not ever really shown any desire to run, it wasn't anything that she thought that she would be able to do. She has been running with me now since I started on this crazy quest. She extends herself through the pain of sore knees and most recently Stitches in her side , and the heat and humidity of running "fun runs" on hot and muggy Australian summer days. She pushes her self above her limits when I suggest doing crazy things that she isn't always sure she can do. Saturday, I decided I was going to do 2 classes. Back to back. A "Pump/weights" class followed right up with a Zumba class. She was doubtful about doing them, but still came and rocked it out. It had been tough, But she finished both classes, even though she was well and truely out of energy. Her determination to succeed in-spite of maybe not being the fastest runner or being within her comfort zone inspires me to push myself just that little bit more. She is rockin!

Why Sunshine should win this weeks challenge.

Like a lot of us, for many years Sunshine struggled with her weight. After her third child she was at her biggest and unhappy within herself. When he was about one and a half, she decided it was time to do something about it, and she was serious. She joined a women’s health centre, which helped her drastically change her diet and get her started on circuit workouts. She was dedicated and began to succeed. She joined a regular gym as well and began working out there on her own and doing classes. From her dedication, change of diet and lifestyle and without use of commercially pushed weight loss products she was greatly successful! Sunshine lost a whopping 53.5 kg or 117 lbs in about 12 months through pure hard work. Now during this time she inspired many people, myself included, to change their lifestyle and get healthy. After reaching her goal weight, she even went and began working at the weight loss centre she started her journey at. With her before and after pictures on the wall, she helped many women begin their own healthy lives, and they knew she had been there and if she could do it, they could do it.

With Sunshine as my workout buddy, she always pushes me to go just a little further than I’d do myself. “just a little further Sa, just run to that tree, just to that pole, to that car”. She’s supportive and encouraging and I couldn’t ask for a better workout partner. If I have an issue (back pain, stitches, knee pain) she looks into what could help me with it. I honestly know that without her, I’d still be in size 22 sitting on the couch watching the world go by around me.

Even though we may have slipped a little through a very rough year, we’ve both got back on it and are working hard to get back to ourselves. Our healthy selves.

4 things that impressed me this week about Sunshine

1. Encouraging work mates to participate in a race when they wouldn’t have on their own.

2. Beating her own time from last year by 4 minutes at the fun run!! AWESOMENESS!!

3. Suggesting we do BOTH Pump AND zumba, right after each other. Perhaps insanity

4. Constantly having a positive and can do attitude even when she looks like she’s pushed herself within an inch of death after a workout!

Basically, Sunshine is a positive inspiring woman who deserves to win, perhaps she hasn’t inspired as many people as Mr. Ben here, but there are many many people whose lives are better because of her.

By, Sa

Friday, January 27, 2012

Aussie day Fun run- Mel.

So we ran it again this year and I was very happy with my progress on last year!! I had roped Sa in again as well as some co-workers. All I wanted to do was finish it in better time than last year. That was my goal. And I DID! Ran it in 41:44 last year. This year it was 37:42. 4 Minutes better than last year! Not massive difference, But we have been back on track less than a month so I thrilled enough.

2012 Aussie day Fun run - Mel
It was a very over cast day and it had rained all night so I was happy enough to get up to dry skies, even if it was cloudy.It was meant to rain, but the rain held off and it meant the Sun wasn't beating down on us either.  It was a little muggy but It was a rather comfortable 27c.  We have been training for this so we were super keen. I had planned to run even if it was raining. I had been looking forward to it it.

I have to say I have really started to enjoy running and have decided to do the upcoming Mother's day ( May) run too. So hopefully by then my speed and Endurance will have built up! I never really thought I would or could be a runner. But I hope that by the end Of the year I will be both.

Fun Run

Again I say there was really nothing FUN about this run.... but I did it, and in two minutes less than last year's time to boot. WITH knee pain, a pita knee brace that kept pinching and bunching and side stitches, by slightly more than two minutes!

I know some of you may think "What?? Nearly 40 minutes to run 4.5 km's? I could do it in half the time!" I am not a runner. I'm trying to be, but I'm at the start of my running and simply unable to run more than a few minutes at a time. I do believe I ran about half the time, and my previous time for this race was 41:44 or something. My normal 5km time is closer to 45mins, so I feel like I accomplished a lot and am proud of myself.

I am absolutely exhausted though. It felt like a hell of a lot of effort and really tired me out. (It's the next day and I'm still pooped!) I was really irritated because when I crossed the line, they did not have the tickets with your place on them. Which means that when the results are posted, I will not be accurately placed at all. It likely doesn't matter to most people, but for me, it would have been nice to see the improvement and my accomplishment from the year before.

Anyways, today I am resting, possibly doing a walk later, but I seriously feel like I need the rest today. My rest day which was Wednesday was actually full on at kindy and then running to the bus stop a km away, and I was still sore from the day before at light and low class.

Last week after my weigh in on Monday, I weighed again on Wedesday and had lost about 0.3kg, then weighed again on Friday and had lost a whole 1.1 kg (in those two days). by the time my weigh in on Monday happened again, I was up again by 0.5 kg. This is why I weigh in once a week and not more. I had done nothing to have my weight increase between Friday and Monday and yet it did. I would have been perfectly happy with the 1kg weight loss from Monday to Monday if I were not aware of the half a kg fluctuation in between. I don't get it. So this week I'm waiting until Monday again. I'd rather see a little number going down than a big number go down then go up again.

Well, I shall go for now, this week's challenge is a 'buddy' challenge so I will add the pics of Melanie and I at the fun run in that thread.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Week three- Mel/Sunshine

  1. Policeman/woman in your town wearing a Do Life shirt (2 points) or holding a homemade Do Life sign (1 point).
  2. You sitting on or standing next to a tricycle with a racing bib on. In public. Bonus points for helmet and sunglasses.
  3. Statue in your town wearing Do Life shirt (2 points) or wearing a Do Life sign around its neck (1 point).
  4. Ballerina pose during your next workout. 

  1. The biggest chalk Do Life logo you can make. Outdoor basketball court? 
Doing Life at work!

  1. Screenshot of your longest walk/run of the week. ( in case you don't know how to map a run yet. Or any other mapping/GPS device.)

  1. You holding your biggest excuse on a piece of paper while defeating the excuse.
  2. You holding the DVD of AIR FORCE ONE starring HARRISON FORD the BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME. Bonus point for your best Harrison Ford face. GET OFF MY PLANE.
  3. You in grocery store holding a pineapple and a watermelon. At the same time.
I have a lovely bunch of.....
  1. Your super healthy grocery list. 
MMm healthy.
 7.You ignoring a warning sign.

Please do not touch the Tv.....WHOOPS!

  1. You holding a "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob" sign at the local library.
  2. You with 80+year-old. Both giving the peace sign.
  3. $18.87 in change. 
Mixed Aus/Canadian $18.71

  1. Picture of a homemade smoothie. Your hand must be in front of it giving a thumbs up.
  2. Recreate a famous picture/painting.
  3. You wearing seven shirts.
  4. You with as many other people holding Do Life signs. One point for every two people. 16 people = eight points. 100 people = 50 points. 
  5. You wrapped in Christmas lights. And them turned on. I'm sorry. I know you JUST put them away.
  6. You in plank or pushup position. Outdoors. 
  7. Picture of you finishing your toughest workout of the week. Or a re-enactment of your reaction upon finishing. 
Sunday at the gym is hard work!

  1. Do Life Dog. (open to interpretation.)
  2. You at the most famous location in your town. Wearing Do Life shirt (2 points) holding Do Life sign (one point). 
  3. You with an apple on your head with an arrow through it.
  4. You pointing to your city in an actual atlas.

  1. You in a music store rocking out. 
  2. Do Life Cat. (open to interpretation.)
  3. You wearing your favorite sport's team's gear. Double peace sign.

  1. You holding a sign with how many minutes you worked out this week.
  1. You with someone named Richard. If your name is Richard, you with someone named Lauren. No cheating! ("they won't know his name is actually Bob...")
  2. You sitting in bleachers cheering on a game that's not being played. 
  3. A homemade painting of your biggest goal. No deductions for lack of painting skillz. 
  4. A lawyer's business card. Five bonus points if the lawyer's name is Larry.
  5. You standing beside a Ferrari.
My Son's red Ferrari!

  1. Picture of you on a treadmill. (2 points if the time is 30+ minutes and you appear to have actually done the 30 minutes.)
32 minutess In the bag.
  1. You. In a boat.
  2. You on the top floor of a building. 
  3. You high-fiving the grocery store cashier
    1. You in a top-hat. 
    2. You running in a top-hat.

    And that was all I got done. Damn work got in the way!

    Sunday, January 22, 2012

    Sa's Week three, 12 week challenge

    I've decided not to participate in the majority of this weeks challenges. But here is my physical info for the week...

    I'm super psyched about my weight loss this week so far. Melanie made me weigh in on Wednesday, I'd lost 0.4kg, by friday I'd lost another 1.1kg (in two days?!) I'm interested to see what it says on our official weigh in day tomorrow.

    Five quantifiable goals reassessed week 3

    · No more junk food. Chips, chocolate, cookies are my downfall

    -Nothing this week.

    · run/jog 3 x/week

    jogged twice brisk walk once

    · Drink more than 3 bottles (600mls each) of water/day

    -drinking 3 ½-5 bottles (depending on activity level) every day

    · Improve my 5km a little time every time I do it

    -I’m working on this, however the bathroom issue is a major hindrance when road running. Hit 43 mins this week

    · Get out more with the kids walking (at least once a week)

    -plans to do this Friday …DONE and continuing

    Push ups

    Last week 20, this week 22

    Intermediate/Advanced: 30 extra minutes of intense work like last week + 200 jumping jacks. (all at once or spread out)

    Monday: 3.35km 31 min jog

    Tuesday: 3km in 30 min

    Wednesday: (high activity work, allergy attack) 5km in 43 min

    Thursday: 2.3 km in 30 mins

    Friday: Blood donation

    Saturday: mowed the lawn 45 minutes

    Sunday: 3.35km In 31 minutes jogging, 5km in 13 minutes bike =44 minutes

    Weekly Total =223

    Saturday, January 21, 2012


    Both Sa and I have Logged 10lbs (4.4kg) lost in 3 weeks!!!

    YEAH US!!!!

    That is all.