Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday's chitter chatter

I took these photo's with my Blackberry after my workout this morning.
I was soaked...my whole top was wet, hence me hiding my boob as became very see through :)
I used the Kettlebell for swings, then for sets of Triceps, shoulders and squats...
After that I cycled for an hour ~ last 20 mins doing intervals of 1 min fast, 30 sec recovery.
My whole purpose for interval training is to keep my metabolism moving...and after doing research on this subject I see that one should add intervals to you training, and also to do weights, which you know I have added seriously to my plan about 4 months ago.

I was desperate to run 16km yesterday in preparation for the Half Marathon I'm running the first Sunday in September, but it stormed ~ Thunder, lightening and such heavy rain that I decided again it and went to the gym at night for an hour and did 30 mins fast pace run and 25 mins intervals on Elliptical.
Today my neighbor who is running the half marathon with me went out to train and ended up running 21 km!!!!!!! She has been on holiday, done very little running and the furthest she has run over the last 5 months has been 10 km...and in one day she goes from 10km to 21km!!!
When I told her I was nervous of doing this run with her as she is experienced, she told me that she is doing this run FOR me, that she will be going at my pace and will be there to motivate me should I need it....she just wants to do my first Half with me, she has run full marathons so this one is totally dedicated to me!
Amazing don't you think??
I have been keeping to my plan of EATING ON PLAN for 6 days and ONE DAY OFF...
So far going well.....when I want something that's not on plan, I tell myself that I will be able to have it on my off day...it helps as I know I can have it....not now but later!!
I'm really enjoying the Green Tea, hated it in the beginning, but after 3 months of Green Tea I have acquired a taste for it and look forward to my Green Tea after my meals. I need to still look at drinking more water...With the colder weather is a struggle...I get to drink about 5/6 glasses a day only...
Hold thumbs for good weather tomorrow...
I don't need HOT, I just need NO rain!

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.


  1. oh! look t or shoulders and arms!
    looking awesome!!!
    AND...wa great frend you have there!!!!
    so glad she is there for YOU!!!!
    heres keeping my fingers crossed that the weather holds up for you!!!

  2. You are buff Marcelle! I recognize that you have to work hard to look like that and I admire you greatly.

    I have added the hot lemon water in my morning routine and green tea after meals, although I really miss my regular tea.

    I am also following the 6 days on, 1 day off, which I did for the first 80 pounds. I called it a "freedom"day - not necessarily a pig out day, but a day to break some strict rules. It really worked and I wish I hadn't changed from it.

    It's raining here too...

  3. Well now we know why you were struggling with motivation yesterday ... because today was gonna be kick ass. WOW lady, you are super active today!!!! Good work. I'm impressed.

    Marcelle, I too think you will have no problems with this half marathon. You are in such good shape. It may get harder at the end, but you will definitely make it through, especially with your friend by your side.

  4. You look fabulous Marcelle! I don't think you need to worry, your going to be able to run.

    Your friend is fabulous! Must be in awesome shape to be able to be on vacation and run 21K! Total Kick Butt!

  5. Wow, your arms are really showing definition from your kettlebell workouts and such! Nice work lady - thanks for inspiring us all. Have a great workout when you wakeup! Hugs!

  6. you are going to be just fine Marcelle. you are ready! You look amazing as always!

  7. I think it's great how you have an "off" day from eating - I on the other hand can't do that. I allow myself a cheat meal once a week but other than that, nope. I still need to grow in that area.
    You look good Marcelle