Sunday, 23 August 2009

Some facts

Stole this from Friday, luv it

LAYER 1: Tell us your...

* Name: Doris
* Birthday (month, day): January 31
* Birthplace: Geelong, Victoria
* Current location: Logan Village, Queensland
* Eye color: Hazel
* Hair color: Mousy Brown
* Height: 5ft 2’
* Righty or lefty: Right handed
* Zodiac sign: Aquarius.................yeah chill babe

LAYER 2: What's...

* Your heritage: Mother and Father German
* The shoes you wore today: Asics - did an awesome boxing session this morning
* Your weakness: I have no self confidence
* Your fears: Not overcoming my insecurities
* Your perfect pizza: 3 cheeses like the one I tasted in Rome,Italy.Nothing beats it!
* Goals you’d like to achieve: I would like to compete once in a physique competition
* Your first waking thoughts: Gym
* Your best physical feature: None
* Your most missed memory: Holiday in Europe

LAYER 3: Do you...

* Smoke: No
* Cuss: Yes
* Sing: Yes
* Do you think you’ve been in love: NO
* Did you go to college: Ye
* Liked high school: Was Okay
* Want to get/stay married: Never, but I did to please the parents
* Believe in yourself: I try to, but often not
* Think you’re attractive: No
* Think you’re a health freak: I'd like to think I am
* Get along with your parent(s): I don’t really get on with them but working on it.
* Like thunderstorms: fun except when camping
* Play an instrument: I used to play the flute and tried to learn guitar

LAYER 4: In the past month have you…

* Drank alcohol: Once
* Smoked: No
* Done a drug: daily: No
* Made out: No
* Gone on a date: No
* Gone to the mall: No
* Eaten an entire box of Oreos: Eeeewwww yuk.. I agree
* Eaten sushi: Yes
* Been on stage: No
* Been dumped: No
* Gone skating: No.
* Gone skinny dipping: Not in the last month..
* Stolen Anything: No

LAYER 5: Have you ever…

* Played a game that required removal of clothing: Yes
* Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: Isn't that part of learning of life??
* Been caught “doing something": Yes
* Been called a tease: Yes
* Shoplifted: Yes


* Age you did get/hope to be married: 23
* Numbers and names of children (either you have or want): Christopher
*Describe your dream mate: Vin Diesel
* How do you want to die: quickly
* What did you want to be when you grow up: Botanist
* Which country would you most like to visit: Greece

LAYER 7: Now tell...

* Name a drug you’ve taken illegally: Marajuana
* Name a person you could trust with your life: Chris/Sabine
* Name a favorite CD that you own: Nick Skitz
* Number of piercings: 5
* Number of tattoos: 1
* Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: Don't know
* Name a past experience that you regret: The night I lost my virginity! You asked!

Monday, 17 August 2009

OMG! What a 'Rockstar' Love the routine

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

First brush stroke with Michelangelo!

Well first training session with "Michelangelo" and man I am sore already. Totally different style of training - trying to totally confuse my body. As I am so used to cardio (just cardio) and weights (heavy weights), he has combined the two with a more aerobic weights sessions. So I am in aerobic phase for 1 whole hour. Lots of sets, lower weights - trisets, supasets, and drop sets! Then intervals incorporated at the same time. A real mix up of things..............very different. Will be interesting. Lets just say my heart was in my mouth most of the time...........but I am sure this will get easier as the weeks move on.

But on the sore side, I am already sore from what I have been doing the last 3 days, boxing last night was a killer sessions - lots of massive hits, abs, jump squats and split squats. I don't think I am looking forward to tomorrow. But in saying that, I do have today to have a couple naps throughout if I wish.

Short post, enjoy your day. Hey where is the sunshine............supposed to be 25 day????

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Sore Butt!

Sore Hammis and glutes!

Well I guess that what bending, lifting, carting will do to you. Sunday morning I spent in the glorious sunshine of Queensland, potting and re-potting my herbs, orchids and bromeliads! I got so carried away 4 hours just passed like that. One minute I was having breakfast, then next thing I knew it was 2.00pm and I had missed 2 meals…………Doh! But right now I have happy herb plants, orchids and bromeliads……………….. Then to top it off, I did sprints/walk up and down my driveway last night (gym closed due to public holiday in that area) for 30mins. Driveway as a very slight incline, but more challenging is running in the dark on very uneven gravel and road. Certainly worked those ankle stabilizers.

Well since signing up for the 12 Week Challenge, I seem to be having unbelievable will power! I am even shocking myself!!!!!! What makes this decision so different from any others that I have made and why is it easy to keep on the straight and narrow?? Is the external stimulus of taking action after being offered an incentive to win – am I that competitive?, is it the positive attitude, or is it …………………..? Maybe I felt stuck and didn’t want admit defeat, and the age old saying goes, to achieve anything worthwhile in life, it takes one more step, another repeated or different action and a single day at a time. I cannot afford to give up on my dreams and have decided that I have push and be harder on myself .

So here are some tips I stole from a motivation website to make sure that I keep on the current track I am on:
· Become more aware.
Do some serious thinking and analyze thoroughly before giving up. You need to become aware of what is standing in your way. For all you know, you might have allowed yourself to major in minor things.
· Learn to ask.
Learn to ask for what you want and seek for answers. You have to pause and listen. Your brain and your soul will give you the answers that you need.
· Write them down.
Write down your thoughts, activities, emotions and experiences. Make use of your writings to examine your life. Question them, learn from the mistakes and repeat your success.
· Make use of your mental images to invent something different.
Imagine where you want to be and what you wish to become. Make use of your creative imagination to design your future. Repeat the imagination exercise to enable you to push out self-defeating thoughts.
· Retrain yourself to think positive.
Look at the possibilities. Affirm to yourself that whatever it is that is against you is a challenge for you to stay strong. Your doubts and fears could arise from your lack of knowledge and skill. Get hold of that so that you can refocus and not abandon your dreams.
· Work harder than you ever did before.
You should work harder by taking more actions and doing things that will bring you closer to your goals. Refuse to surrender until you have done all that you can.
· Think about what you want and keep thinking about it.
To keep from giving up, stop thinking about it. You have to gain control of your thoughts because they produce the actions that you are going to take. Why focus on things that might end your dream?

Okay, so have done an awesome chest and tri workout this morning with Elsabe...........something very different for her, made her work harder than normal.....hehehehe and this afternoon we have a boxing session! Looking forward to that - hopefully no running, but you know what i am going to scratch that, running is my friend, i need to have running in my life. i am sure if I say this often enough, it will excite me! hhmmmmmm..... yeah right! Whoops what was I saying above - retrain thinking into positive thoughts...............running is my friend!. going to have an interesting morning tomorrow morning as it is the first training session with 'Michelangelo'! Be interesting to see his training style and no, I won't compare it to others, as each coach and trainer is different from the other. I still have my 'Coach' and can't wait until I start training back with her. But first 12 week Challenge and a win and then onto bigger things. Wish me luck.........funny if he works me to the point of vomit, at least I have all day to sleep it off........maybe lie in the sun and catch some rays.

Well best be off, enjoy your day.


Sunday, 9 August 2009

For Steph

Hey Steph

this is my take of a cauliflower pizza crust

steam or bake cauliflower - do not boil - adds too much liquid to cauli. Blend 1 egg white, 50gm oats and 200gms cauli to make a dough. Press out on pizza tray and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10-20mins to solidify the base.

Top with toppings and then grill the pizza - I found if you put bake into oven the base goes soft again, where as grilling melts the toppings but leaves the base a little harder. your toppings are your choice of course. My favourite isLayered 30gms grated mozzerella cheese, tomato slices, onion slices, olives, sweet basil leaves and fetta crumbled on top. Grilled for about 10 mins. mmmmmm Some attempts have been a bit soggy, but still taste pretty fantastic.

I should start taking photos of my food, so I can show you what it looks like.


Wednesday, 5 August 2009

A blank canvas??

Hey hey

Okay the whole “12 week Challenge” idea has settled in now and have started making plans. Unfortunately the one thing about doing the challenge with the gym, you have to take on one of the trainers at the gym, so I have chosen one. A young English male PT - Sean (who mind you is not bad to look at – so no complaints actually) who claims that I will have the added bonus of pure untainted English blood in him, unlike those here with ‘convict’ blood and that he is Michelangelo and of course I am the Sistine Chapel. LMAO! Now I have been to the Sistine Chapel and have a blurry photo to prove it (after the Italian guard yelling at me “NO PHOTOS” hehehehe) and found it quite awe inspiring…… I started dreaming last night – I was awe inspiring! Positive thoughts created a positive emotion and I am absolutely raring to go……….lets get started already!!!!! Not that I have already been doing my thang………you know watching what I eat, eating 5 meals a day, getting my quota of carbohydrates and green veges (LOL – I think I am a green vege tank – gas included………phew!!!) and most importantly protein.

So the last month or two has been pretty good and I am starting to get small changes in my clothes. As part of my mini goals week to week, this weeks goal is increasing my cardio time – to get back that cardio fitness I used to have. Boy what a struggle when you stop or slow it down. I did boxing last night and 2/3rds way in, I was started to feel peetered and drained of energy, and my fantastic partner bucked me right up…….she pushed and spurred me on to give the last 3rd 250%. I think this is the first time in a very long time that I have been sore the next day from boxing – everything is just aching! Fantastic. And you know what I feel so great for the fact that I pushed through the barrier and took it to the next level, so with that in mind, I am having an absolute feel good day! Woot woo!

I guess I am having a ‘feel good day’, which usually is on a Friday.

I hope you all are having the same feel good day! I wish that upon you all.


Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Energy in Motion

Whoops! Haven’t blogged in a week…………

So what is new since last post. Well life is still pretty great, cycles are back to normal at the moment, which in turn also has keep emotions normal. I read an article about emotions being fascinating. I don’t know who the author is but I will script some of their words. “E-motion, or Energy put into motion. That is what our emotions do. They move energy and bring things into motion, or…….manifestation. The force behind what we feel is what allows us to create. First we have our thoughts, or perceptions. But it is the emotional energy, the fuel, that allows something to get created.”

So now I am looking at emotion in a different light…………an energy source that creates an action, be it a bad action or a good action. If you don’t like the emotion that you are feeling, think of a different outcome and hopefully a different emotion will follow (one for the best presumably) Take responsibility : to realize that it is you and no one else that creates your thoughts, your feelings and most of all……………your actions. Have you ever thought about what you value in life? Being true to yourself is being clear about what you value in life! You are responsible for your choices, decisions and actions. Don’t give energy to the negative thoughts!

What have been my choices, decisions and actions of late…………oh yeah, I have committed to my gym’s 12 week challenge! Arghhh! Okay okay…. Positive thoughts, create that positive emotion! Hmmmmmm ……. Let me see……hmmmm…. Nope still scared! Got caught in a weak moment and signed the dotted line. Well now that I have done it, I may as well have a bloody good go at it, so I am up for a very strict, very tiring and very sore 12 weeks ahead of me. It starts on the 24th August. Here is my committed oath “No one can stop me from getting that fabulous body and good health except me!” Time for me to be responsible! Remember, the mind is always in charge! Get motivated. I know you can do it and now is the time to prove it to yourself ! Time to win!

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out” Robert Collier

“Keep your eye on the prize. Your goals are like directions to your destination, you have to first plan them out in your mind and then put yourself in drive and don’t take your foot off the gas until you get there” Tony Catanzaro