Saturday, July 31, 2010

Productivity plus some....

"There's nothing like a degree of

success to help you become relaxed.
Even if it's only with the most trivial
activities, make room for yourself to
succeed from time to time"

Paul Wilson.

And that is just what I did. With my mind totally focused on nutrition over the last month or so and after my discussion with Rick, I thought if I am to really succeed at this I need to get into my fridge and pantry and get it totally straightened out and tidy. What do you think?
My fridge has always had loads of fruit n' veg but sometimes it has been a bit out of order and I haven't been able to get to what I want immediately. And other times things have been pushed to the back only to be found later out of date or squished to a pulp.
Call me slightly obsessive, compulsive - but order makes me happy. I want to be able to open up the fridge, pantry - and find what I need without too much fuss. I have tried to put everything that I will need on a daily basis at eye level and other things that are a bit of treat up high ie chips, kids snacks etc. I am happy now, order reigns supreme.

Whilst cleaning out the fridge I also came upon a tonne of apples which were slightly reaching their use by date. Mum had driven over one day with a box of apples, and even though we love apples, there was only so many we could eat before they all started to look a bit worse for wear. So those one's I peeled today with the help of my son Kurtis and we made stewed apples. YUM, it taste's so good, want some?
So, this morning I was chatting with Stephen (hubby), and we have decided that I will take on the published meal plans by Rick. Will send an email off to Rick on Monday as it now the weekend, and I look forward to getting started on a 3 month journey to eating right for me. How much fun is this going to be. I am not only in the right frame of mind for this, but I have now "made room to succeed".

Today I also did my usual workout which a friend of mine Sandi has written up for me. It is tough going but when I am finished I feel great. Sure things hurt and feel fatigued but they don't hurt in an injured kind of way, more like a "Holy crap - I have just found muscles I never knew I had" kinda way.

Here's what I did today:
  • 3 x 10 single leg squats
  • 3 x 10 functional steps
  • 3 x 5 secs hold on each leg bridge.
  • 3 x 12 single leg split squat
  • 3 x 12 lunges
  • 3 x 15 incline push ups
  • 3 x 15 dumbbell flys 3kg
  • 3 x 15 bent over dumbbell rows 3kg
  • 3 x 15 shoulder press
  • 3 x 12 crunches legs raised
  • 3 x 15 superset dumbbell twist 3kg, bicycle crunch
  • 3 x 15 ab alternate heel touches.
An extremely productive day and it will be finished off with going out to dinner. Wise choices will be made, don't you worry about that. I hope you have a great weekend everyone.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage