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Kick to Kick

It was a bitterly cold day on Sunday with the sun shining but no warmth in it at all. To get out of the house and to turn the TV off I decided we were going to go to the park no matter what. We ended up going to the digger park – a park near us that children or mums leave their old Tonka trucks in the sand pit for all the neighbourhood kids to enjoy and keep on loving them.

The little man went straight to the sandpit and the trucks and played quite happily for a while with me sitting on the edge saying “get off your knees as your pants are soaking through.” As I said bitterly cold day and it had rained the night prior so the sandpit was very damp. He couldn’t have cared less and chose to ignore my words of love!!

After he had had his fun with the trucks he found a football so we decided it was time to play kick to kick. I haven’t played footy with him for a bit and I was quite surprised at how good and coordinated he was. He kicked the ball nearly every time with a few fresh air kicks here and there and he was even able to do a little run up and then kick the ball on the run. I was so impressed and keep praising his skills telling him how good he was. Every now and then I got a “great kick mum” from him as well.

It still amazes me at how quick they grow and the skills develop whilst you blink your eye or have a sleep. I think he could be quite sporty which is great as I love that side of him and I may have to look at some more sport groups to keep him occupied and out in the fresh air.

rolling around with the ball

rolling around with the ball

kicking time

kicking time

what a kick!

what a kick!

mum having a go

mum having a go

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Body Image

On Friday at my PT session the trainer remembered to bring his fancy pancy scales to find out all the things going on in my body. Well the outcome was amazing and laughable as well and that is all I could do the entire session – laugh.

First off the fancy pancy scales told me I was obese – yes OBESE. I know for a fact I am not as I am a size 12 which is about normal these days. I know I have put on a few kg’s since summer which I am not happy about but technically not obese.

Facny pancy scales

Facny pancy scales

It then said my body age was 14 years above my actual age. I found that surprising as I am relatively fit and don’t eat a lot of junk food such as KFC, McDonalds etc… I have my vices but not to a huge extent. I don’t think I look my age either but that is a totally different scenario altogether……

Next it said my water content was near perfect which I found the most unbelievable as I hardly drink water and only have about 2 cups of tea on average a day and nothing else to drink! A cup of warm lemon water before breakfast, then a cuppa either mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Now how my water level is near perfect I have no idea.

My visceral fat, the fat found around your organs was on the great side as well. I don’t know how you achieve this or can fix it but happy something else was going my way.

The fancy pancy scales also measured the muscle in my arms and legs which again no idea if good or bad but can remember that there was only 100gm difference between my left and right arm. Thought that was not bad as I am a dominate lefty here!!!

I posted on Facebook and Instagram that I was obese and quite a few friends were disgusted by it but I told them not to worry that I didn’t believe it as was laughing about it.

I can see how many women, in particular, would hear this and run with it either way. Some would go on a crazy diet/exercise regime whilst others may turn to food as they think they are already obese so what is the point. Luckily I am not like either of the above and I know I have put on about 5kg’s since the start of this year and need to lose it but I will go about it normally and increase my exercise, if I can, and make better choices with my food intake. It is all relative and how we perceive ourselves rather than how the world or friends perceive us. I would rather be happy about myself and have no issues when asked out for dinner than stressing about what others think of me and not going out because there will be nothing on the menu I can eat.

Rip trainer

Rip trainer

TRX suspension

TRX suspension

As of yesterday I am trying to have up to 8 glasses of water a day, even though I don’t technically have to as my level is fine! I am also looking at my dinners as I am very bad at night for not eating a great meal and then snacking in the cupboard when I am not even hungry. Mind you not snacking on bad stuff just eating for the sake of it or out of boredom I think.

water glass on my desk

water glass on my desk

So wish me luck on my little journey to losing some weight as well as the ‘obese’ tag. Not sure I’ll ever be in the ‘healthy weight range’ but I am happy with myself besides my jelly belly!!!

that's me at the back!!

that’s me at the back!!

I wish.....

I wish…..

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Where has 2 months gone?

I just realised that I last posted on May 6!! That is nearly two months ago. So much has happened in-between drinks, no I mean posts!

I had a car accident and still don’t have my baby back and I’m hoping it will be here before the end of July but not holding out much hope. I will explain all in another post and pictures as well of the damage.

I have changed jobs and starting to settle into my new job share role with a girlfriend of mine. We work a 5 day fortnight so one week I work 2 days and the following week 3 days. Still trying to get my head around all the new processes and data but seem to be settling in quite well. Again more in another post as I need to start writing again.

More issues with the little man’s father and that is doing my head in. I’m lucky I have the will power to only have 1 glass of wine, when a bottle is open, and not the entire bottle at times!!! A little teaser for you, the little man had gastro the other week and he vomited in his dad’s car on the way to his house. When I arrived to get him the next afternoon waiting on the doorstep for me was the car seat, clothes and Pooh bear all soiled from the vomit the previous night. What sort of parent and step parent doesn’t clean up vomit??? The mind boggles, well mine does anyway.

I’m starting a new exercise training program tomorrow and very excited about that as need to loose the baby weight from nearly 4 years ago. Looking forward to doing something different and for me for a change and I have never seen or heard of this training method but results are meant to good.

Another girlfriend has just told her husband that they are over so trying to be a shoulder for her and some advice of what to do and what to look out for. I don’t have all if any answers for her but can only tell her about my experiences and I was never married!

Keep your eye out for some upcoming posts as I really want to get back into this as it is solace at times for my well being and a venting outlet as well. Although I do try to not do this that often as no one wants to hear about my woes.

Feels good to be taping away at the keys again, hope you enjoy hearing from me again as well.

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I’m in shock!

This post was meant to be about the munchkin and his new bed but that didn’t happen as when my dad was assembling it he noticed a few marks and decided that was not good enough and now I am waiting on a replacement base!  He is a perfectionist to say the least as I would not have noticed them at all! 

Instead I am going to write about the shock I received this morning when I tenderly stepped on the scales.  To my shock and surprise I was the lightest I can ever remember weighing in my life, although I am sure after VCE I was lighter but can’t remember that far back.  I was so excited as I am now officially under a multiple of 10 and feel really excited.  I don’t feel I am as light as I was pre pregnancy but the scales are telling me a different story so I am going to embrace it and keep on trying to lose another  4 kilos which would place me at a weight I have been trying to attain for such a long time.  My body shape is nowhere near what it was before I had the munchkin as I have a flabby tummy and my thighs are bigger but the weight isn’t there….  Strange really… 

This week I was going to start a running group and after this morning I definitely am as this is the motivation I need to kick start my flabby butt into gear, plus I am running the 14km course for Run 4 the Kids in April.   I am surprised by the number I saw but hey I will take it and run with it – literally!  Fingers crossed I will soon reach my ‘goal’ weight.

Has anyone else been surprised by the number on the scales?

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Another year older…

Yes unfortunately for me I am another year older and my goodness I am feeling it this year!! Not sure if this is due to the fact that I have had a trying year, to say the least, or if my so called ‘youthfulness’ has decided to evade me?? I am now officially closer to 40 than I have ever been in my life and maybe that has made me reflect as I remember my parents 40th Birthday parties and to me back then they were “so old”, yikes that is me next year! What is my munchkin going to be thinking of me??

How do we stay young at heart and mind without resorting to cosmetic surgery? I guess I really need to start watching the diet and exercise regime as they will assist me to some degree but I think overall it is how you portray yourself to the rest of the world and luckily for me I tend to freak out people when they find out my age as they are shocked to hear I am older than they thought. This happened yesterday at munchkin’s music class, the other mum’s couldn’t believe I was 39. I take this as a compliment but I am not sure if it is! I am hoping it means I don’t have many wrinkles and that I am young at heart or as much as I can be. How does age creep up on us and then come and bite us in the bottom and reality hits with a smack in the face?

I know age is only a number or you only feel as old as the man you are sleeping with. Where does that leave me? I sleep in an empty bed every night….. Is it time to become a “cougar” and go on a boy hunt?? Not sure that is really me either but I am open to whatever or whoever may cross my path.

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OMG! Muscles I never knew I had…

Well after my session last Thursday morning, which I loved, I have not been able walk properly! The session consisted of squats, lunges, running, sit ups with legs raised, bike and that is about the sum of it. Since I have not been exercising except for some walks and mini runs for the last 2+ years I am in agony!!! I even put Tiger Balm on the other night but to no avail. When will my legs return to normal, can anyone answer that question for me?

I will be back on Thursday morning and looking forward to the challenge. I did survive the Saturday morning session which was boxing so I am still in the mind set of “bring it on!”

Why do we punish our bodies for the ultimate image we have in our heads and the media portray??

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I’ve bitten the bullet!

Before I become pregnant I was really into my fitness a professional lady I saw early on in the pregnancy told me to stop running – which I did. I then began pilates – which I loved – and continued post pregnancy for about 3 months Unfortunately that was the extent of my fitness for about the last 2 and a bit years so on Saturday I bit the bullet and decided enough time had passed and I had to get back to the ‘old’ me. So I rang my old trainer and started on Saturday. It was great to get back out there, mind you I did whinge a bit, but it brought back such fond memories for me. We did a mix up class so a fair bit of running, some suicides, squatting, burpees and push ups. And sadly I loved it all! I am looking forward to my three sessions a week and seeing a new me before the bikini season begins. If your looking for inspiration check out http://www.higherlevel.com.au and see if it suits you as much as it does me.