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Do you ever just want to be one of those people that eats healthy, takes all of their supplements and only puts good things into their body? Like, be someone who has fruit as a treat instead of chocolate, or fancy tea instead of a glass of wine.

Are those people even happy?

It’s so far from my reality that I want and don’t want it just as badly all at the same time.

So many pages. Such small writing.

I’m trying to stay away from blue light just before bed, to see if it will help me sleep.

I think (finally) reading the books will keep me entertained until season 5 is released.

Trying not to be sad that I couldn’t workout this morning. 

Trying to be happy that it’s just a pulled muscle in my back and nothing more serious. 

Actually, I’m very happy that it’s not more serious. 

Happy that I’m meeting the gym girls for brunch anyway!

Trying not to be sad that I couldn’t workout this morning.

Trying to be happy that it’s just a pulled muscle in my back and nothing more serious.

Actually, I’m very happy that it’s not more serious.

Happy that I’m meeting the gym girls for brunch anyway!

These ‘carrot legs’ just PR’d squats and sumo deadlifts! It’s amazing what I’ve been able to do this week without back pain!!

Strength day:

Parallel squats:

2 x 8 x 60kg (132lbs)
2 x 8 x 65kg (143lbs)
4 x 8 x 70kg (154lbs) PR!!

Sumo deadlifts:

8 x 55kg (121lbs)
8 x 60kg (132lbs)
4 x 8 x 65kg (143lbs) PR!!!

Pendlay row:

4 sets, 20 seconds max reps:

21, 23, 20, 20

Not looking forward to rest day tomorrow!

These ‘carrot legs’ just PR’d squats and sumo deadlifts! It’s amazing what I’ve been able to do this week without back pain!!

Strength day:

Parallel squats:

2 x 8 x 60kg (132lbs)
2 x 8 x 65kg (143lbs)
4 x 8 x 70kg (154lbs) PR!!

Sumo deadlifts:

8 x 55kg (121lbs)
8 x 60kg (132lbs)
4 x 8 x 65kg (143lbs) PR!!!

Pendlay row:

4 sets, 20 seconds max reps:

21, 23, 20, 20

Not looking forward to rest day tomorrow!

Wednesday metcon done! Call me crazy, but I’m actually starting to enjoy Wednesdays (even though I almost threw up a couple of times this morning). Maybe I’m getting fitter?

Sitting on my bed as I type this and I am so, so tempted to just pull the covers back and crawl back in, fully clothed and sweaty. 

Winter, I think it’s about time you went back where you came from.

Wednesday metcon done! Call me crazy, but I’m actually starting to enjoy Wednesdays (even though I almost threw up a couple of times this morning). Maybe I’m getting fitter?

Sitting on my bed as I type this and I am so, so tempted to just pull the covers back and crawl back in, fully clothed and sweaty.

Winter, I think it’s about time you went back where you came from.

Upper body burn

Arms are shaking too much for a decent pic, so you just get text today!

Upper body workout, a regular Tuesday.

Close grip floor press

1 x 35kg (77lbs)
3 x 40kg (88lbs)
3 x 35kg (77lbs)
1 x 30kg (66lbs)

Chin ups:

10 x 5 x purple and black bands
I felt so much stronger on these than I ever have. We start a new cycle next week so we won’t do these again for a while, but I think I might be able to do a couple of sets with just the purple band next time.

Bent over flys

5 x 8, 8, 8 (pause 5 secs in between) x 5kg (11lbs)

Feeling strong today! Now, if only I could get my eating under control….

I met Katie ( katiegirlchasesinfinity ) yesterday and all I took was this lousy photo!!

Katie: you and Joost are both so, so lovely! I felt like I knew you already and I’m so glad that you’re getting settled into Melbourne life. 

We need a repeat of yesterday’s brunch so we can get a pic together!

On the plus side, this zucchini, corn and haloumi fritter with avocado, poached egg and home made chutney was amazing.

I met Katie ( katiegirlchasesinfinity ) yesterday and all I took was this lousy photo!!

Katie: you and Joost are both so, so lovely! I felt like I knew you already and I’m so glad that you’re getting settled into Melbourne life.

We need a repeat of yesterday’s brunch so we can get a pic together!

On the plus side, this zucchini, corn and haloumi fritter with avocado, poached egg and home made chutney was amazing.
Legs day, done!

I have to admit, I’m getting a little sick of these cold mornings. 

Front squats:

2 x 8 x 35kg (77lbs)
6 x 8 x 40kg (88lbs
1 x 8 x 45kg (99lbs) PR!

Romanian deadlifts:

7 x 6 x 55kg (121lbs)
1 x 6 x 60kg (132lbs) PR!

Hack squats:

5 x 15 x 16kg (35lbs)

I felt great today! Might have something to do with the remedial massage I had on Friday that CURED MY BACK PAIN. I’ve been having lower back pain since February last year, which I thought was the remains of my bulging disc. Turns out it was ‘just’ sciatica and the remedial massage therapist not only found it, but cured it!!

I had been in constant pain for 18 months and now I’ve had no pain since Friday. None!

I’m still getting used to doing everything without the pain and the tightness in my back from me trying to protect everything, but already I’m stronger!

Legs day, done!

I have to admit, I’m getting a little sick of these cold mornings.

Front squats:

2 x 8 x 35kg (77lbs)
6 x 8 x 40kg (88lbs
1 x 8 x 45kg (99lbs) PR!

Romanian deadlifts:

7 x 6 x 55kg (121lbs)
1 x 6 x 60kg (132lbs) PR!

Hack squats:

5 x 15 x 16kg (35lbs)

I felt great today! Might have something to do with the remedial massage I had on Friday that CURED MY BACK PAIN. I’ve been having lower back pain since February last year, which I thought was the remains of my bulging disc. Turns out it was ‘just’ sciatica and the remedial massage therapist not only found it, but cured it!!

I had been in constant pain for 18 months and now I’ve had no pain since Friday. None!

I’m still getting used to doing everything without the pain and the tightness in my back from me trying to protect everything, but already I’m stronger!

There really is something special about getting into bed with fresh sheets, isn’t there?

A quiet night in watching movies with my housemates, a bit of a sleep in tomorrow and then brunch with some awesome ladies!

discoveringtrueself, underactive-life and katiegirlchasesinfinity I’ll see you in the morning!

Another ‘Super Saturday Sweat Session’ done!

Let’s see if I can remember everything:

3 rounds (60 seconds, 45 seconds, 30 seconds):

Squats
Push ups 
Crunches
Plank push ups 
Mountain climbers
Thrusters 
Squat jumps
Kettlebell swings
Kettlebell high pulls
Burpees

Finished on the ropes with double and single arm rope slams. 

There may or may not be a cute guy at the gym who I may or may not have introduced myself too. He may or may not be extremely lovely ;-)

He may or may not be single… Yet to work that part out.

Another ‘Super Saturday Sweat Session’ done!

Let’s see if I can remember everything:

3 rounds (60 seconds, 45 seconds, 30 seconds):

Squats
Push ups
Crunches
Plank push ups
Mountain climbers
Thrusters
Squat jumps
Kettlebell swings
Kettlebell high pulls
Burpees

Finished on the ropes with double and single arm rope slams.

There may or may not be a cute guy at the gym who I may or may not have introduced myself too. He may or may not be extremely lovely ;-)

He may or may not be single… Yet to work that part out.