Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I went to AQUA! Yay!

It’s 7.38pm and I have not yet been to the gym today. I might still go – I am just seeing if I feel like it or not. If I don’t go, I am going to have to make up for it tomorrow by working out twice as hard although I do feel that I have done some exercise today as I have done a lot of cleaning. That has to be counted as something!

I have got my personal training session tomorrow. I have asked Michael to push me really hard tomorrow. I said to him in an SMS that I am capable of more than I think I am. I say this because although I have been trying really hard at the Gym, I know the times that I have pushed myself haven’t been as many as what I could have. It’s hard to admit that although I am working my butt off, I can work it harder.

I went to my first Aqua class yesterday. My Husband (Brad) has joined up at the Gym :) and he convinced me to go. I was really pleased to have someone with me for my first class and it was so much fun! It is really hard work! There were only 6 of us in the class and I didn’t feel shy or intimidated about getting the water with people watching me. I am SO over what other’s think of me. It’s great to be able to feel that way as it’s something that really used to hold me back. The only part I didn’t like about the class was how I jiggle so much! Every part of me jiggles!

I have really been assessing which parts of my body I don’t like at the moment. It used to be everything! But now as I have lost some weight, some parts of me have changed – some for the better and some that could use a bit of ‘improvement’. I HATE my ‘lower stomach’. This is the bit below my belly button. It is shrinking and I know that I am going to need Surgery on it however, I really don’t like it at all. The other bit that I really don’t like at the moment is the skin under my arms. My arms have always been quite big but, they haven’t been squishy and flabby like they are now. I am really conscious of them at the moment. I am going to have to do some work to tone them up although I am almost certain that I am going to have to have surgery on them as well once I have lost my weight. Everything else is feeling great – I can feel my muscles in my calves, my ankles are less swollen (but are still huge – I’ll post a photo of these when they’re at their peak!) and I am feeling a lot more energetic. I guess I have to take the good with the bad. I am sure it will just take a bit longer for some parts to catch up.

I met Amelia and Damien’s Son yesterday. He is SO gorgeous. I love babies :) I can’t believe how fast they grow. I look at my babies and am shocked at how fast they have grown – gosh, my tiny baby is 12!  Where does the time go?  I had tears in my eyes yesterday when I met him.  I did leave my 'cluckiness' at the door (as instructed by Brad). He is perfect and I am sure you agree, is splendid…

Eli Jacob and I - 3.5.2011

My friend had her gastric sleeve procedure done today. I haven’t yet heard how she went. I am going to send her an SMS later. I know what I was like after Surgery – I was totally off my head! I imagine she is exactly the same. Probably can’t work out how to use her phone let alone find it! Thinking of you, sweetheart xo

Trace has made it to the finals of the ‘yummy Mummy’ competition that she entered :) I am SO proud of her. She is an amazing Lady and such an inspiration. If you get the chance to vote for her, she’d really appreciate it – she’s lost over 30kg and looks FANTASTIC. The link is

and Tracey is number 11. I shall keep you updated on how she goes :)

I hope everyone is enjoying their week so far. If I make it through my PT tomorrow, I shall speak to you soon :)

I'm off to the gym... reaching my goal requires dedication and commitment - not me slacking off using the fact that I have cleaned the loungeroom up as an excuse to not go claiming that this would equate to a work out at the gym! 


  1. Your awesome hon! Must have been bloody cold lol

  2. It's an indoor pool, Trace. I am crazy but not that crazy! xo

  3. You are amazing. I love reading your story.

    Do you write on a particular day? Sometimes I come to check if you have written anything and there is nothing there. Do you write on certain days?

  4. Hi there, Annie.

    I don't have a set day when I write. I try to do it at least 3 times per week and I also try to make sure it's up before 9pm but this doesn't always

    I normally update my exercise log daily (if there's something to put on it) and I often put up new links for helpful also even if I haven't blogged. There's always something going on!