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This blog is all about my personal health and fitness journey. I am a qualified personal trainer and run my own Online Personal Training Business - GET ACTIVE ONLINE. I love helping others reach their goals and just feel better about themselves! Last year I competed in the Sports Model Division at the INBA All Female Classic and had a great time and might just do it again! But more on that later.... for now I just love rambling on about the daily adventures of Life!!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Wow what a week!

Well its been a pretty flatout week. I've been trying to get a chance to write a quick update but my computer decided to die on me and have felt a little lost without my laptop. I usually use my trips away as a chance to catch up on things but with no laptop it was a bit tricky. So anyway I need a new hard drive, not so good since I hadn't backed anything up and it had all my photos and everything on it. Oh well on a positive note I suppose I get to start a fresh when I get it back!

This week has been a little crazy I have been to Japan twice and just got back from Singapore this morning! Although I am a little tired I am looking forward to 6 lovely days at home (yippee!). I must say I love Singapore although I don't think the credit card did, it was my last Singapore as we wont be flying there anymore so I had to stock up on essentials (perfume and more perfume, as its really cheap in Singapore!). Anyway managed to get back into training last week, wasn't quite as intense as I would have liked it but managed only to miss one session which wasn't too bad. My nutrition plan was ok, although went a bit overboard with my free meal, enjoyed a couple too many beverages on Friday night. I went out with my partner and we had a fantastic night although I felt very average the next day, especially as I had only had a couple of hours sleep before heading out as I had just got back from Japan. I had expected to wake up feeling great on Sunday although was still suffering from lack of sleep and the thought of flying out again and felt quite average! I checked my weight and it hadn't moved, which I kind of expected considering I've been far from spot on. Anyway it got me a bit motivated to have an awesome week this week. I'm of to a good start so far, I got in a good run yesterday in Singapore and just finished my weight routine for today and will fit in a powerwalk tommorrow.

Anyway heaps to do now that i'm home, will write soon!

Monday, May 22, 2006

Back to work

I'm back at work after three weeks off. I must say its a bit of a struggle to get back into it after spending so much time at home. Anyway got called out to do a Japan trip so left yesterday and got into Nagoya last night, felt quite shattered after the flight but had a huge sleep and feel much better today. Managed to do a big powerwalk around Nagoya castle this morning which was lovely. Its amazing how quickly the weather changes in Japan, only a couple of months ago I was out walking in my ski jacket and gloves and this morning I had shorts and a singlet on! Anyway its nice to have a break from the intense cardio and weights as I tend to just do powerwalks on my Japan trips. Japan doesn't seem to be big gym users, there is a few scattered about but there not that common and even the hotels don't have them.
Overall I seem to be getting back on track and finding a nice routine. I was just reading my diary from my first 12 week challenge and noticed that I had big ups and downs and also struggled with the patience thing and getting my Nutrition on track. So I have decided to stop panicking and just keep plodding along, as long as I am staying on track things should fall in to place. One of my biggest goals for the next 12 weeks was to enjoy the journey, so I need to keep reminding myself (daily) of this!
Anyway just having an easy day today. I fly back home tonight and should be home in my own bed about 5am. Ive got Biceps, Triceps and Shoulders tommorrow so hopefully I get a few hours sleep when I get in so I can have a good workout. Anyway will post again soon as I will be sitting back in Nagoya on Wednesday night as I have back to back trips.
Hope everyone is going well and congratulations to Rae awesome effort!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Feeling Better

Well finally feeling better after a few days of rest. I'm glad as I was getting very bored lazing about, day time telly is quite depressing! Anyway managed to do some weights and a walk this arvo and felt sooo much better afterwards. So it looks like I should be able to get right back into the training, yipeee! I'm a little dissapointed with my Nutrition though, I just can't seem to stick to my plan as well as I should. I'm usually good all day and then start picking in the arvo, nothing really bad but just more than I should be having. Its frustrating when I can't seem to get on track as I put so much effort in with my training and then let myself down with my Nutrition. Anyway will just have to aim for a better day tommorrow and hopefully things will start to fall into place again. Hopefully my next update will be a good one!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Can't wait to start feeling good again!

Still feeling very average, have actually taken a couple of days off work which isn't like me at all! Anyway hoping if I rest up completley I'll be back into the training soon! Have been sticking to my Nutrition plan and already feeling much better for it, gotta love the healthy stuff!!!

Have added a couple of photos of myself and my partner Cam. We went Camping and did a bit of bushwalking on the weekend which was fantastic, although I'm sure that is why I have this cold!!!!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Back into it!!!!

Well after a week off today is the day I have set to get back into my next 12 week challenge! Although have woken up this morning with a rotten cold, still attempted to do some cardio but soon realised it just wasn't going to happen and that I just need to rest up for a couple of days (bugger!). It is so annoying when your all motivated to get back into it and you can't. It is going to be hard to take it easy, especially since I have had a very indulgent week off and feeling pretty average for it. I must say I much prefer the feeling I get from eating well and training hard. Anyway enough whinging from me, at least I can eat well and hopefully feel better before I know it.

Selina thanks for you lovely comments, it was a fantastic day, I just can't wait to feel that good again!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Oh my god my legs are sore!

Wow did a new leg workout yesterday and I can barely walk today! It is a great feeling although can't stop whinging about how sore I am. Went for a powerwalk/Jog this morning and felt like I had bricks tied to my legs but got through it. Have managed to keep up a fair bit of training this week although not much running. As I really wanted to give myself a week off, so I felt like I have had a break before I emark on my next 12 week challenge. I've set out some new goals and will be starting on Monday the 15th and finishing just before my 3oth Birthday (something to keep me foccussed). Anyway better get motivated lots to do today, getting organised to go camping for a couple of days. I've been looking forward to this for ages, so I'm just hoping the rain stays away. Going to do a couple of bushwalks around the area so I hope my legs aren't soooo sore tommorrow!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Yippee, finally finished!!!!!

Well I've done it, I have finished my 12 week program. It's such a fantastic feeling to start and finish something!

Although I must say I do feel a little lost at the end of it all. I've got this week off work and am just trying to relax and enjoy it although am really looking forward to getting back into a set training and nutrition plan again. I tend to get off track far too easily when I am not following a plan and already feel like I'm slipping back into old habbits! I spent the weekend in Adelaide visiting my family and friends which was fantastic although I can't believe how cold it was (had far too many red wines to help cope with the cold!!!). I was very happy to get back to Cairns and the sunshine today!
Just trying to get motivated at the moment and get back on track so that all of my hard work doesn't go to waste. Have gotten straight back into training although my nutrition has left a lot to be desired!!!! Its amazing once you start having sweets again how you just crave more and more!

Hilary and Sue thanks for your comments (I can't believe you found my blog, was going to keep it quiet for a while!). Hilary I got motivated after I spoke to you and thought I would start a blog to help me get through my next challenge!

Well I've just figured out how to put photos up, so here are my final photos!

Anyway only a short one tonight, will post again soon and hopefully I'm back on track.