Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday * Tick *

I didn't weight in this morning...a huge challenge, but think this is what I need to do..
Only weigh in 2x a week instead of everyday.

This morning I woke up so tired...
I could hardly open my eyes so lay in bed a bit later than usual...
I've done 13 days of non stop working out so far and have till the 30th of September to go.

After my coffee I got out of bed and did 180 sits on the floor while watching morning tv.
Then did 4 sets of 10 push ups
2 sets of 24 forward lunges
2 sets of 12 squats
Got dressed and ready to go across the road to train my client.
Did 55 mins and burned 425 calories
50% fat, HR 101 128
Did a low intensity workout today with lots of toning for upper and lower body.

This evening I teach my weekly aerobic class.
~but now I have to iron~
Thursday gets a *tick*

I'm feeling a little down this afternoon.
Hubby called the neurologist today, who says I have to go to hospital for a week for cortisone treatment before they can start the MS prevention treatment. This annoys me as its been over 6 months since I was last seen by the DR ~ I will write a little more about this in my private blog tomorrow...I have a lot I need to think about ~ I have to think about all this without all the emotions I am currently feeling.
Mae from Journey to be thin tagged me.... tagged me with some questions....

1. What is your biggest struggle with losing weight or fitness and how are you overcoming it?

My biggest struggle is when out socializing ~ saying NO to foods people I like but know are the wrong foods...I've had no struggles with the fitness side as can skip or do home workouts if not able to get to the gym or out for a run.

2. What is your best piece of weight loss advice?

Set small goals ~ take it one day at a time ~ small portions ~ drink water

3. What’s your favorite healthy snack?

Fruit, I love fruit....most fruits.

4. What are you doing to do when you meet your goal weight? What did you do when you met your goal weight?

I reached goal weight a year ago and nothing has changed, I still track, I still have to watch my portion sizes, I still train the same as I did while losing...In the past when I got to goal weight I gave myself permission to eat like the old me before the diet...and guess what...gained it all back. This time I am not going to allow that to happen.

5. What motivates you most to lose weight or get healthy?

Being diagnosed with MS is my biggest motivator to keep myself healthy ~

6. What’s your favorite vacation spot?

Now with living in Germany...HOME is my favorite vacation spot...CAPE TOWN, South Africa


  1. I hope you are able to squeeze in some rest Marcelle, sounds like your body is craving it.
    Great work on the workouts and sorry about the news about the hospital stay. But it's only one week and hopefully it goes by fast.

  2. I hope all goes well if you decide to go the hospital route- a lot to process- will you do this before your visit to CT?
    You look wonderful- Great workout too!!

  3. I love your morning routine - sit ups, push ups, lunges, squats...I NEED to do that!!

    Hope things go better w/the dr!

  4. Oh hugs to you.
    I hope you can get cheery back soon....(I wrote a response to your comment on my bog- you need to fly on over for a tea:))
    Good work- and for doing it when you want to stay in bed and feel blah- you should get TWO ticks!


  5. Great job on working out today. Did you have any sun? We didn't. I don't agree with the doctor but I am not one so I am sure that I don't know what I am taking about. I know things will work out for the best.

  6. Make some workouts less hard sweety, once or twice a week. If anybody will finish the challenge it's you so it's okay to take a little step back now and then.

    As said my gift is mailed today, hopefully you'll get it next week. Let me know if you have it okay? One clue: it has something to do with one of the pics you posted today :)

  7. Your workouts are unreal!!!! You are superwoman. I am sad you are facing more hospital time, but I know you will get through this.

  8. BTW - your photo is very close to Tosca's pose! I think you two should meet!!!