Saturday, December 25, 2010

taking a moment...

Life has been spectacularly busy these past few weeks. My glute challenge has continued and, indeed, has even finished but more on that later - this here is a christmas special post to get you all gooey inside.

Mr C and I have a much beloved family member in hospital at the moment. The hours spent searching our loved ones faces for comfort and attempting to offer some in return has had me placing my life priorities firmly in place. And has me realising how unbelievably blessed I am.

I have alot to reflect on and thank my lucky stars for but above and beyond it all is that I am here at all; that I am healthy, have love in my life in all its various shades and forms and walk through my days in the company of some of the greatest minds and hearts there are.

Can I take a moment to send out my love to my lovely friends who read this - The BFF, SuperJhy, BB (aka Mrs Canuck), Mr Canuck, EOL, KayTee and MammaT; my lovely friends who don't know this even exists including the DragonLady; my cyber crushes - DietGirl, SkinnyLatte, Mizfit, MerryLife; and my partner Mr C. You are some special people.

I'll also take this chance to share that I somehow reached my end of year goal early - I'm a whopping 36kilos down.

from here

I will write again soon, but until then, I'm wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and love-filled life.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

come fly with me: glute 25/30...

So glute number 25 is a total cop out - its the amalgamation of the workout one's butt gets packing, lifting, pulling and pushing 80kilos of luggage across the world.

Ok, so I just had to get it to the airport and the plane actually brought it down under. But the checking it in, taking it through customs, dragging it around an airport and finally, thankfully, loading it into a taxi only to drag it all up stairs at the ultimate destination is enough to cause anyone's glutes to exercise.

I am unable to distinguish between possible hardcore workout butt ache and butt ache due to the 20hours of flying time. The butt aches though.

Mr C and I have returned to our beloved homeland for a very beloved relative who is not well at the moment.  Despite the reason we are drinking in the sunshine in great big gulps and loving up our people in great big hugs.


Thursday, December 2, 2010

climb every mountain: glute 24/30...

Our prestigious 24th glute exercise is the mountain climber. These are done from a plank-like position and alternatively jumping each foot forward to land in the rough locality between your hands.  In my mind real athletes do this exercise so while my capabilities are lesser and my pace is quite a bit slower than desired, I feel pretty shmick while doing this.

I seem to be having a bit of a plateau at the moment. Naturally, I'm a whisker away from a weight mini-goal and its been static for three weeks. I'm doing my best not to let it bother me but, truth be told, its making me second guess my exercise and food routine a little. Should I really eat that? Should I exercise more?

But never fear, a logical girl lies underneath this skin and no drastic measures will be taken. I read over some of my favourite bloggers posts about similar stages in their journeys. Pretty much everyone seems to have had a similar stage and I'm confident that mine too shall pass. And regardless of how long I stop at this current weight I'm pretty darn chuffed that I'm here :)