WootWoot! Got my 1st award!

Half Stone






The boring bit…

Friday 4th  

Powerwalk to/frm work

Saturday 5th  


DB Inc Press: 10kgx15reps (1/1), 12×10 (1/1) 14×5 (1/5), 16×5 (1/5), 18×5 (1/5)- felt great/strong

CableX: 5kg(each stack) x15reps (1/1), 6.25×10(1/1), 7.5×5 (5/5) x3sets

MilitaryPress: 10kgsx15reps (1/1), 12.5×10 (1/1), 15×5(1/5), 17.5×5(1/5), 20×5(1/5-ish)

10mins stairbiatch


Great session

Sunday 6th


Pull-Ups: 70kgs x15reps (1/3), 60×10 (1/3), 50×5 (1/5) x3sets – still feeling strong and managing to keep abs tight throughout, with some concentration!
CablePullyRows: 15kgx15reps (1/1), 20×10 (1/2), 25×5 (1/5), 30×5 (1/5), 35×5 (1/5)

SLDL: 12kgx15reps, 14×10, 16×5 x3 (all 1/1) – great mind muscle connection great squeeze
10mins stairbiatch
GREAT session

Monday 7th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Tuesday 8th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Wednesday 9th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Thursday 10th 

OMG!!!! I lost 3.5lb!!! and got my ½ stone (7lb) award!


Celebrated with some butter on my baked potato at dinner and a little on my blueberry protein pancake for pud!

Friday 11th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Sat 12th


DB Inc Press: 10kgx15reps (1/1), 12×10 (1/1) 14×5 (1/5), 16×5 (1/5), 18×5 (1/5, 20×5 (1/5- WoopWoop PB!!!

CableX: 5kg(each stack) x15reps (1/1), 6.25×10(1/1), 7.5×5 (5/5) x3sets

MilitaryPress: 10kgsx15reps (1/1), 12.5×10 (1/1), 15×5(1/5), 17.5×5(1/5), 20×5(1/5-ish)

10mins stairbiatch


Great session

Enjoyed some Sushi for lunch, NOM!

Awesome cheat meal for dinner; steak & chips from our beloved M&S and a delish bottle of red from Aldi!

Sun 13th

Played at domestic goddess; Poached chicken breasts for week in slow cooker as usual and then made spicy parsnip soup with stock, NOM!

Mon 14th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Tues 15th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Wed 16th

Powerwalk to/frm work

Played at domestic goddess again! Roast chicken dinner with SW friendly roasties, NOM!

Thurs 17th

Cycle to/frm work

– 1/2lb – that’s fine….


Bit more interesting ponderings bit…

I can’t say I wasn’t disappointed with just 1/2lb loss, I know it’s a loss & not a gain, but…

I’m starting to get anxious about/focused on the scales and weigh in, don’t like feeling like that, I haven’t for this past 12 weeks. Just focussed on the programme and being as compliant as I feel able.

So I’m going back to ‘that’, ditching the scales, metaphorically speaking, I’ll still weigh in each week, but I am only going to think about sticking to the plan. The scales will say what they will say, so long as when I stand on them each week I can feel confident in my compliance to the programme and that the weight loss will come if I just remain compliant, a la: https://hififi.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/what-a-difference-a-day-makes/


Plenty of women have lost and are maintaining amazing weight losses faAar in excess of what I hope to achieve, so there is no reason why it won’t happen for me. I’ve only been on the ExtraEasy plan for 2 weeks, I need to focus on that and it does still take abitov concentration/planning for me.

Another awesome quote from those straight talking folk at Lean Bodies Consulting:

Fat Loss “Winning Formulas”

You can’t really say a protocol or diet/training strategy worked or was ‘successful’ or you found a winning formula or that you got great results from it – ie. tons of cardio, low cals, low carbs – just because you got in shape and looked good on your chosen day.

Were you able to maintain and sustain it? Close to it? What happened after the fact?

Something that WORKS doesn’t just work in the short term, it just works period. An approach that is successful certainly doesn’t come with consequences that make it harder to achieve next time.

A ‘winning’ strategy provides results that are maintainable with a plan that is sustainable. If you flat out CAN’T maintain it and the methodology is not sustainable, it’s not a winning strategy. In fact, I’d call it a losing strategy, regardless of the short-term outcome because it winds up making things worse, even under the guise of apparent short-term success.

 Think bigger picture.

 – Erik’

Boy do I know this 1st hand.

I got in the bestest shape of my life when I completed in 2010 but it was a tough ask. I didn’t learn healthy eating habits, I learnt extreme eating habits.

I don’t regret what I did, faAar from it.

The brief I gave my trainer was clear and in the time we had she worked frickin miracles!

Had it not been for that experience I might never have stepped in stage this lifetime (being unsure whether it is in my future again or not).

Had it not been for that experience I would not know what I could be. I hope to attain a similar condition again, but this time at a MUCH slower pace, no deadline pressures and with LOTS of fun thrown in!

To that end I’ve altered/will be altering the title/description of this blog.

I most definitely will NOT be stepping on stage next year.

I need time to reach and maintain a healthy weight/balance, then and only then will I contemplate competing again.


Have a great week everyone

😀 xx






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