way too fat

I got fat. Watch me attempt to undo that.

FINALLY DEADLIFTED 75KG AGAIN FIRST TIME SINCE JAN 15 WOOOOOO

Squeak

Made it to the gym 4x this week. Would throw my arms up in the air only…no energy lol. 2 days of bodyweight circuits and 2 days of running. Did my usual 7,8,9,10,11 km/h intervals (2 min at each speed for 2 sets plus a bit of a sprint at the end) so I’m quite proud of myself.

Knowing I’d already made it 3x this week made it pretty hard to drag my butt there today but I DID IT. Now I can eat all of the nachos and all of the popcorn when I go watch Maleficent tonight.

Saturday is the last day of my awesome month and a half off diet. I’m feeling QUITE fat and gross so it’s definitely time to get back into shape haha but I’m sad that this joyous period is over. Sigh. Oh well. Here’s to a skinnier tomorrow hey?

What’s Appalling

Is not so much that I thought my heart might explode after the second round of high knees to finish off my circuit for today, but the horrifying realisation that the “workout” that’s kicking my butt so hard is only slightly more than the circuit I usually do AFTER my proper sets with the barbell.

Anyway. Made it to the gym twice last week, gunning for 3 body weight sessions this week, then I’ll return to barbells next week (probably for a SUPER light session each time though lol) and then back to diet.

I CAN DO THIS LEZGOLEZGO

So while I’m off diet, I’ve been inhaling all manner of carbs and nonsense in the most ridiculous manner. But tonight I finally cooked something a little more wholesome (though not particularly non-fattening haha) and it was pretty awesome. It’s adapted from this bonapp recipe (I left out the fennel seeds and swapped majoram out for rosemary cos that’s what I had) but the basic premise is just rubbing a chicken inside and out with herby salty peppery oil and then roasting it in a low oven (mine was around 145°C) for 3h or so. I feel like this basically can’t overcook so it’s an awesome dish to chuck together in the arvo and forget about whilst you go about your day, and apparently makes great leftovers - check back if I don’t inhale the entire thing tonight haha. 

Wasn’t really in the mood for potatoes (for once) so I did a buttered broccoli rice instead and maaaaaan. SO GOOD. 

This might just be the dish that kicks my butt back into cooking more regularly. Super super awesome.

So while I’m off diet, I’ve been inhaling all manner of carbs and nonsense in the most ridiculous manner. But tonight I finally cooked something a little more wholesome (though not particularly non-fattening haha) and it was pretty awesome. It’s adapted from this bonapp recipe (I left out the fennel seeds and swapped majoram out for rosemary cos that’s what I had) but the basic premise is just rubbing a chicken inside and out with herby salty peppery oil and then roasting it in a low oven (mine was around 145°C) for 3h or so. I feel like this basically can’t overcook so it’s an awesome dish to chuck together in the arvo and forget about whilst you go about your day, and apparently makes great leftovers - check back if I don’t inhale the entire thing tonight haha.

Wasn’t really in the mood for potatoes (for once) so I did a buttered broccoli rice instead and maaaaaan. SO GOOD.

This might just be the dish that kicks my butt back into cooking more regularly. Super super awesome.

Holy Deprovement, Batman

Hello. So. I don’t remember if I mentioned but way back when, one of my (many) motivators to get my ass off the couch and into a smaller-sized pair of jeans was the wedding of one of my best friends. Many years ago, over one of our nonsensical half-drunk conversations, she’d given me a heads up that when she got married I was gonna be a bridesmaid. Which was all cool, until she told me about the other potential bridesmaids. And I was like OKAY FAT BRIDESMAID ALERT. Sorry but I just didn’t want to be THAT girl. So I warned her that she had to give me at least 18 months heads up to whip my butt into shape haha.

TL;DR, that wedding happened last month! And here’s where I’m at: I got loads of great feedback, and generally felt pretty good about myself (yay!) but I also COMPLETELY fell off the exercise/diet bandwagon about 2-3 weeks before the wedding. Which…not the best time no. I also gave myself until the end of May to eat whatever I want and have a little pre-summer fling with my beloved booty call JUNK FOOD, but I got back into the gym today.

NO FUN.

I kind of feel like I’ve forgotten entirely how to gym. Lol. It’s nuts. I did a little body weight circuit and almost DIED by the time I was done with my usual 5-minute warm up run. Soooooo. It’s a good thing I was too lazy to hit the proper gym and just did this work out in my condo’s gym since I would have probably dropped a few barbells on myself or something. But anyway the goal is to ease myself back into it (I’m not terribly concerned about getting right back to my old PRs immediately or anything, it’s more about getting back into the swing of the routine - like eating breakfast before I send L to work so that I can hit the gym straight after) over the next couple of weeks, then back to lifting (heavy) by the time I’m back on my diet.

My next big goal is my 30th birthday - thankfully I have no more bikini trips slated for the next year or so, and I just generally want to be in the best shape I can be in by then so I can switch to a maintenance routine without having to excuse carbs completely anymore. I also quite dislike how soft my legs have started feeling (thank you weekend shopping and skinny jeans for putting that ALL into perspective) so I’m definitely looking forward to feeling and looking stronger once this blubberific month is up. :)

Just back from a week of snowboarding. That powder was AMAZING. And I think all those squats and deadlifts and core strengthening really worked - I noticed a pretty significant improvement since the previous season, and I’ve just about started to do little silly looking jumps! YAY.

HULKSMASH

I’m really frustrated. I had shingles over CNY and although the rash is mostly gone (or almost healed up anyway) the fucking pain still keeps coming back. My shoulder gave out on Monday when I was on my third set of planks (I skipped the proper strength portion too) and today there was suddenly a stabbing pain while I was deadlifting.

I’m really struggling at 10kg below my usual deadlifts weight and it’s pissing me off because it took so long to get up to lifting 75kg and now I’m back down to 65? I mean. COME ON.

I’m also not sure if I should just stop. Especially since I can’t think of any exercises I can do which aren’t going to involve me dropping a barbell or dumbbell on myself if my shoulder gives out.

THE HAPPINESS PAPER HAT I LOVE IT (also i want to wear this hat always sigh)

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hulu:

More! We smell a Salmon Ladder spinoff. 

As if it wasn’t hot enough when a dude did this. O_____o

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INHALE.

I made it to 3 assisted chin ups (5kg assist) today, and probably could have squawked halfway up the fourth but wasn’t feeling up to it. So. Depending on how I feel on Monday, I might try my first ever pull up.

Wish me luck.