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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!!!!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wow how time flies!

Wow can't believe how quickly the weeks go. I just checked out my last blog and it was a few weeks ago (sorry a bit slack on the blogging!). Anyway other than being a slack blogger I have been flat out training, studying and working and haven't seemed to have much free time at all! Have started my cert 4 in fitness and really enjoying it at the moment, I'm finding the topics fascinating and pretty easy to get through as I am so interested in it. It also helps that my boyfriend Cam is doing the course at the same time so we kinda push each other to get assignments done pretty quickly. I have been pretty consistent with my training and I'm really noticing some good muscle growth, I'm actually feeling really sore today as I did Chest and Back yesterday, I hate to think what I'm going to feel like tomorrow especially after I do my killer leg workout. My food has been ok, actually starting to notice a bit of a pickup in my metabolism as I seem to be able to tolerate a few more foods that I couldn't handle before. So overall things are going pretty good here, finally finding a nice balance with my training and nutrition and not stressing so much about reaching a certain weight or size and just feeling a lot more comfortable with the results I am getting and am really enjoying my training (well most of the time!). So that's it with me, off to Japan again tomorrow, then 4 more Japan trips in the next three weeks and then a whole glorious week of for my Birthday, I can't wait! Bye for now Hilds

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Why do we do it!

Well I've had a great week, still feeling the soreness from a full on week of training and a pretty good week of Nutrition, but then...... Along comes Friday night, all is going well until my boyfriend comes home with Pizza and Tim Tams (my favorite!!!!). Normally I could say no but since I had been so good all week and hadn't had or planned to have a free meal I thought I deserved some. So after 2 slices of pizza and way too many tim tams I was left feeling very average. I'm still so confused as to why we do it to ourselves as it really didn't taste that good! Anyway after feeling guilty all day today, I'm over it but still a little confused as why we can put in so much effort in to training (getting up at ridiculous hours and pushing ourselves so hard) only to blow it all with a pure tastebud pleaser! Maybe one day I'll work it out but until then I'll just keep plodding away day by day doing the best I can!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Having a great week!

Well its nearly the end of the week and all is going well so far! Have had a great week of training, although my legs (especially my calves) have been sore all week. Don't know if doing all of those stairs is a good thing as it seems to take me forever to recover from it. Have managed to fit in a couple of training sessions with some friends which has made it more interesting, also did a card boxing session with my partner Cam which was a lot of fun! Other than training have been busy with work and setting up our gym downstairs. We have bought some new equipment and painted the gym, its looking great! I can't wait to actually get the new equipment though, we will have a leg press which I'm hanging to use. Also enrolled in our cert 4 PT course, we should get our books next week, can't wait to start. Well anyway all is going well here just feeling quite tired from getting up early to do my training, just wish there was more hours in the day as I don't really like this getting up early thing, oh well can't have everything! Hope everyone is going well! Cheers Hilds

Monday, July 03, 2006

I've been slack!

Well thought it was about time I posted again, I've been putting it of as I haven't exactly been the best lately. I've been trying, but only managing to stay on track while I'm away and seem to be letting any small distraction get me off track. We have had visitors for the last 3 weeks so we have been going away and out to dinner lots so I haven't exactly managed to reach a lot of my goals. As always my training has been good but my Nutrition has left a lot to be desired. But after a bit of a reminder from Hilary and the confirmation of my holidays I'm ready to get back into that disciplined mode. Its amazing how much mental strength is required when you are trying to make serious changes. You can have all of the knowledge and equipment needed but without the right mind set you just don't seem to get anywhere! So here I go again, I'm going to try and blog frequently as I find it helps to keep in contact with others trying to achieve similar things to yourself. So I have 6 weeks until my Birthday and a total of 11 weeks until we head off to Europe, so I know I can achieve my goals in this time " NO EXCUSES!" I've been of to a great start today, I'm in Osaka and staying at the hotel with 57floors, so I got up this morning and climbed everyone of them. I'm sure I will be sore tomorrow as last time I did this it took nearly a week for my calves to feel normal again (I did lots more stretching this time). Nutrition is also going well, but my biggest challenge is making it through the night flight without picking, I just keep telling myself I did it before with my last challenge, all I have to do is the same thing.

I think my holiday planning will keep me focused, I'm about to check out flights and do a rough plan of where we might go (very exciting). Anyway enough from me for one day! Bye