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What A Day Out.

Sunday 30th September, Sun is shining, birds are singing, we decided to got the esplanade across town, but instead of driving we walked. So we (kids and I) packed a picnic (1) and off we set(930am), From our house we walked to the bridal track down Ruamahaga cress walked along till bottom end of Ruahine Street. We stopped here for a quick morning tea before setting off again, was lovely walking along the river talking to the children about so many different things. Lots of people out and about walking, running, biking, walking dogs, people exercising doing crunches etc, We got to the esplanade took 2 hours of strolling, no speed walking, today was a day for stopping and taking in the sights and sounds smells etc, when we got there we went to the rose garden and had our picnic, it was a bit windy but when the wind died down it was lovely, we had a wonder then went to the bird Avery talking about ideas we can do next term, ie taking out books and reading under tree even maths and English then having a splash in the pool with a BBQ afterwards. We went into the hot-house I found an idea for my garden. Then saw the ducks, then the kids had a great time playing in the park, we then went for a bush walk. We then took to a tree and sat there and watched the day pass by. Mum came and got us at 3pm. Was a lovely day out and hardly any complaints.

Now the reason I am telling you all this is because this is what can be achieved when you get fit and healthy. We always drove every where. But now we do days like this. The next big day is going to be Beehive Track. We have all got so fit including the kids that we can go and do days like this and enjoy it. Where it used to be a chore to have to get out of the house and go and do stuff now we have the energy and days out are fun now and really enjoying what the town has to offer. It makes life so much easier to do so many daily things but it also extends what you do in your life.

(1) salad sandwiches cucumber, lettuce, deli ham, cheese, egg which I added mayo too, no butter and no added mayo. water, bananas, Dried mango, and our water bottles,  now when we used to do picnics we would do, bags of chips, sandwiches, biscuits, fruit, fizzy drink, and the kids didn’t even miss it they enjoyed their lunches.

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Injuries we all get them

Well, yes after a year and some what I have an injury, I have shoulder bursitis, I had to wait a month to get my cortisone injection and have been told i have 3 months of waiting for it to heal properly so no heavy lifting or pulling but as long as i keep shoulder locked i can do bicep curls. In the month to the lead up to the injection I did mainly bike, also a bit of treadmill as I got closer and was feeling not so much pain I started doing legs and tummy work out and left arm work outs. I was on prednazone and Tramdol pain relief but decided I did not want to be doped up to the eyeballs and took myself off the pain relief. I wanted to know what my arm was going I wanted to know what I was doing was hurting it. If i needed to rest it even more. being on pain relief I could not tell this. I have no permanent damage. and cause I could feel pain I relaxed it more. I did my first proper work out yesterday where I used a barbel I did not do too much though and went on to hand weight and used  5 kg for my left hand and 2 kg for my right arm. and we will build it back up. Listening to my body and stopping when I am feeling discomfort. As I see it if other people who have injuries from light to severe can recover and do wonderful things why can’t I . I am taking my time and building up slowly this way I have a good chance of getting to Tough Guy Girl again next year. Well as you could imagine it has been very trying for me to go from active to life is falling apart. I did a SWOT analyse this got me thinking about my strengths weaknesses external threats and opportunities. I was able to see that the only weaknesses were my thoughts and my shoulder.. my strengths were my good thoughts and the fact I still have 2 legs and 1 arm and a core to work out. After talking with Richard my personal trainer we came up with a plan to keep me going but to protect my shoulder this is where being in tune with your body comes into play any discomfort and to stop straight away. When I did my SWOT analyse and talked to Richard I was able to get a clear idea on what I was still able to do and this is where I used SMART analyse. SMART means Specific Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time. So I know for now my original goals are out. but I can still do some of them so I can see what needs to do there, but I decided I need to refocus my thoughts on achievable goals and getting into my trousers and tops that I have been saying I will for a long top sounds a good goal. It was my birthday this month and I tried my clothes on and I can nearly fit them. So I decided that is it come Christmas I will be wearing them. (photo of me in clothes will follow shortly). So I sat down and worked out what I needed to do using this SMART analyse. It took me a bit to get my head around what I needed to change I have tried so many things over the years but was not till I talked to Richard the other day about food and how I am not working out as intense as I have been that I really need to focus on my food. This is where the new idea came up from. Instead of writing calories and to me for a long time I have had issues over this as I feel i don’t get too much food cause saying 1200 calories or even 2000 calories just does not sounds too much food to me so my brain goes into instant starvation mode and I do it for a few days then lose interest due to the fact I think I am starving myself. So for me Calories our OUT.. Kilojoules are int.. and to maintain weight i need to have 11000 kj. to lose weight I have decided to do 9000kj. I am going to try that for a couple of weeks and see how I go with that. 9000 sounds way more food than 2000.. So it is mind over matter and a matter of tricking the brain for a while any way.. it might be long enough for me to use the last kg I am needing to. So I have once again hit a depressive place and pulled myself out of it again. I know I say it all the time but goal setting is the way to go. So what have we learned today.. Goals are important SWOT analyse SMART analyse and injuries can be worked around Believe in yourself you are worth it.

Image   Image These photos were taking 13th September, This was my Birthday hench the odd date of not the 1st of the month,

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