WOW! So I’ve been a bit “lax” with my blog lately haven’t I? My most humble apologies but life has thrown all sorts of things in the works, not that I’m making excuses for not blogging of course!
As the title of this blog says it’s all about “Loving Thy Self” because quite frankly people don’t do it as much as what they should do, yes me included! GUILTY AS CHARGED! So why don’t we honour ourselves with mini getaways or even a massage or maybe even getting a mani or pedi when we have achieved something great? Well I’m sorry but I can’t answer that question but what I can do is say that I will now endeavour to treat myself when I deserve it. You might call it selfish but I call it sanity. Why shouldn’t I treat myself when I know I have achieved the “impossible”? The 12WBT has opened my eyes in a lot of ways and Mish sure knows how to get results, not just body wise but also in the mind. I have to say most of my changes have been in the mindset, changing it is/was hard but once you push through a lot of those barriers you realise that you can do it, you can get off your butt and workout for 30 minutes or maybe even an hour, you can choose the healthier option, you don’t have to eat crap! Overcoming all these little things and more is a feat on its own and why not reward yourself for these wins? Sure you don’t reward yourself with food like a Labrador puppy but what about a new gym top or even a new piece of equipment? YOU DESERVE IT! Just keep saying to yourself and you’ll be fine!
I also wanted to reiterate how important it is to take responsibility for yourself and I think this has a lot to do with loving yourself and being really gut wrenchingly open and honest! I see this EVERYDAY where people blame others for things that happen to them or for things that they think is out of their control when the reins are right there in front of them ready to be handled! This doesn’t just apply to exercise and nutrition though it applies for life in general! Michelle always touches on taking responsibility for your actions. You’re the only person who can lose the weight and become healthy. You’re the only one who can make yourself get up and get moving and to make better nutritional choices so STOP BLAMING OTHERS! The problem is that a lot of people don’t even realise that they are blaming others and that’s where it becomes even harder! I know I didn’t realise I was blaming others about my weight until I took a really hard look at myself and came out really honest and open about what it was I was doing to others and myself too! It was my choice to eat the crap that was put on the table, no one made me eat it! So please if this is you STOP! Take a really good look at yourself and try to shift your mindset today it’s never too late to change your habits!
So Saturday bought about another SSS (I was in quite a bit of pain and decided to actually take this session easy) I recently received Michelle Bridges One Active Boxing Combo Set and thought I would give it a go! Perfect because I wouldn’t be doing any crunches or hurting my back even more! It turned out to be the perfect workout for me on Saturday and I’m glad I gave it a shot! I have to be honest though I’m very uncoordinated so my punches weren’t exactly straight on but hey practice makes perfect! With the set you get a 30 minute workout DVD, a pair of gloves and also a pair of focus pads so that you can do the workout with another person. I really loved the DVD and I definitely broke a sweat! It was great to try something different and step out of my comfort zone! The DVD is in 6 sections going for 5 minutes each and mixes it up with cardio and strength exercises so it’s a great overall body workout! I will write a more detailed blog about this one though so stay tuned!
OK enough with the serious stuff!! This weekend was a pretty busy one but also a lot of fun too! I finished the working week early, woo hoo! I definitely needed it after everything that happened with work and being absolutely bogged under with paperwork! Thursday 12:00pm couldn’t have come quick enough but I made it and headed home to freedom! I had actually booked off Thursday afternoon because I was getting a new tattoo, that’s right MORE ink, I know, I know “Do you have any more room on your body for more” and yes the answer to that is YES! haha I have plenty of room left for more! I went to my lovely tattooist and had her put a real beautiful design on my lower back and yes it hurt like a mother! I love all of my tattoos as they all have a meaning that is close to me.
After being tortured for a few hours my lovely man took me home so I could sook around and take Nurofen and have a lovely sleep and I did just that! Saturday was a busy one. I did some much needed food shopping in the morning with my wonderful mother and then headed to Chris’s so we could meet up and decide what to get for our lovely friends James & Jess who recently got engaged! They were having their engagement party Saturday night and we needed something beautiful and thoughtful! We found a beautiful little wishing pot that they can put wishes into and keep in there so they come true, I absolutely love these little pots because they look so nice and the meaning they carry is so lovely so it seemed appropriate. The engagement party was at the Balmoral in Vic Park and both Chris and I had never been there before and needless to say but we will definitely be going back there for a nice meal, the food we could smell was so amazing and fragrant YUM! Chris enjoyed a few free beers due to the bar tab while I enjoyed some much needed ice cold water!
After the engagement party we then headed to a friend’s house for a little get together and a much needed chilled out movie night! Trusty Indiana Jones done the trick!
Sunday we got up super early for no real reason but it left us with a whole day free to just do whatever we wanted! Chris and I headed to the Wangara markets and had a bite to eat before we headed in to look for some collectibles! Yes MORE star wars collectibles haha. We didn’t actually find very much but my incredibly spoilt pooch Jed managed to get some new toys out of me, which he devoured within minutes! Such a destroyer that one!
After heading home on the Freeway we decided it would be a good idea to catch a movie. Chris was dead set on seeing the new Judge Dredd movie and I have to say I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it! I was a bit sceptical at first because I thought it might have been a remake of the earlier one with Stallone but it was a completely different story line and was action packed! Lots of blood and gore! Just how we like it hehe.
The rest of the day was spent relaxing watching TV and playing the Sims, I may be slightly obsessed with it! We had a yummy BBQ for dinner then Chris and I enjoyed a nice relaxing spa before heading to bed.
I have to quickly say that last Friday I decided to try a member recipe that was one of the winners from last weeks challenge of creating a recipe that was low calorie and healthy and could fit in with the 12WBT program. I had to try the “Healthy Chilli Con Carne” it’s one of my favourite dishes!! I altered it very slightly and also added a small serve of rice and it came out as 364 calories for a serve and it was DELICIOUS!
Has anyone else tried any yummy member recipes? 🙂