Friday, September 30, 2011

New Goodies *ahem* "Gear"

I am so so so excited! I bought this:  
The ft4 Polar heart rate monitor from the Polar Shop yesterday and have been eagerly following its process on the DHL shipping site. I have a HR monitor already but its on its way out. Its so exciting to be getting new gear, its such an incentive to work harder.

I also bought a new Lorna Jane Crop top and some new joggers.

Cause Im an exerciser.... didnt you know?

Super Saturday Session - Fail

Ahhh Bugger. Should be more like

Super Saturday Session: Epic fail of the week.

On my plan I had a 5am start, burn 500cal on the elliptical trainer and then a 1hr jog/walk outside.

5am works for me most days as I feed bubs at 430-ish, settle him and then pop him back to bed. Hubster will usually get him up with him when hes ready to go down stairs at about 6am. Im in love with the 5am starts, it used to be part of my life pre-kidlets the 5am up and go for a walk/jog. Best time of the day!

Last night hubster informed me he would be working a bit later (he was working all night, which I knew about but then had to stay later into the morning) so I would miss my walk/jog.

Ok no worries, Im  a  flexible kinda gal and will  just change that to a gym session. Sorted!

Then both kidlets decided that last night was the night they would boycott sleep. Missy J is usually in bed asleep by 8 at the latest. Last night she was bounding around the house at 11pm. (would love to know who slipped her the red cordial when I wasnt looking!), Mister M. was still up then too and cranky as all hell.
Ok no worries, I can handle this, I will just be tired. Have a nap in the afternoon when hubster is home to watch the ferals. 
Like I said, Im flex-i-bibble folks!

Then the straw that broke my SSS's back. Reflux. How I hate reflux. Mister M was up every hour on the hour screaming his tiny little lungs out and chucking his guts up.
It was such a relief when hubs walked in the door and I could hand him over! So today I have had a nap, a shower (cause I really stunk of baby spew) and a massive coffee (with skim milk of course!).

Ive regained my sanity and have worked out a plan for the rest of this week. Im swapping today and tomorrow. So tomorrow will be my Super Sunday Sesh consisting of 5am elliptical workout, 1hr walk/jog and as a way to be kind to myself and give my mind some much deserved peace, a yoga session at the gym. I know I will burn 1000 cal with the cardio and whatever else i burn at yoga is just icing on the cake :o)

Im LOVING that last night hasnt derailed me. In the past I would have turned to food to deal with the stress I felt. Today, I am turning to planning and tomorrows workout to help me feel better.

Loving it!

You're doing what??

Im doing Michelle Bridges Huggies 12 week body transformation (12wbt).

But why? You've just had a baby, you dont need to go on a diet!

That was the initial reaction I received from a close friend when I told her about my plans. Thankfully it wasn't the most common reaction from my loved ones.

So here we are, at the start of something big, something new, something mine! So who am I? Well Im mummy to two beautiful kidlets, Missy J is five this week and Mister M. is eight weeks old. I live in sunny Brisbane but am a bit of a nomad and as a family we move around a fair bit. Im also married to a very supportive fella and a student on hiatus (due to having Mister M.)

I had c-sections with both and pregnancy with Mister M. was kinda rough. I was pretty devo when I missed out on doing the regular Round 3 of 12wbt as I was still under the six week recovery mark  from the c-section. So when I heard about the Huggie's Round through a friend I signed up the next day, feeling kinda sick, very excited and a bit unsure!

Its taken me a week to write my first post on here because life is pretty hectic! So far I am on day six of the 12wbt and am already feeling the difference in my body and mind.

So why am I doing the 12wbt? For lots of reasons.

I am overweight. I have 20kgs to lose and looking forward to losing the majority of those on this round of 12wbt.

I am unfit. Like really really unfit. I wasnt able to exercise for most of my pregnancy due to a totally screwed pelvis (which is feeling much better, thanks for asking ;o) ) so regaining my fitness and being able to run again is high on the priority list.

I dont want to be a  "frazzled mum". We all have days when we get frazzled and feel overwhelmed, thats more than normal. However even before I gave birth to Mister M I was starting to feel overwhelmed. My life had no routine, my daughter had no routine and I had no outlet. I want healthy eating and working out to be ingrained in my life and in the lives of my babies. Its of absolute paramount importance to me.

After having two kids, supporting my husband in his career which  includes lengthy times alone and interstate moves and  some health issues that involve poking and prodding I feel like it is finally FINALLY my turn! Im ultimately for me, because I deserve to be healthy and happy within my own skin.

Thanks for checking out my blog! Stay tuned as I document my journey on the Huggies 12wbt