Cutest cupcake ever!
Lately I have been craving everything I’m not allowed; chocolate, cake and biscuits, and I’m not normally a sweet-tooth. I was even going to make cupcakes today, but have now decided it would be murder on the diet and instead am going to mow the lawn – anything to avoid assignments!
I was talking to my lovely friend Toni about this and of course we jumped straight to the scary-theory. Pregnant? What made it worse was my monthly friend was a week late at this point. Too much information for friends and family reading? I’m very sorry, but this is team realism. We don’t pussy-foot around.
You’ll be relieved (as I was) to know that no, not pregnant. My monthly buddy arrived.
So instead I’m putting it down to monthly hormones, stress and that always present fact that when you decide you’re on a diet (I know diet is a bad word, I mean eating healthy) you crave everything that doesn’t fit in the “diet-food” category! So basically this week I need to be super tough on myself, because if I’m completely honest I did indulge a couple of times on those cravings. So this week is going to involve extra exercise, no sweet foods and no beer (as advised by another friend). Sounds terrible, but it’s worth it to look fantastic in a bikini on the beach in 18 weeks time. Well actually we’ve planned a camping trip, including a lake, for the start of November – so that’s only eight weeks time. Crap!
OK, I should not be allowed to sit at home on Sundays and do assignments anymore. I must go to the library from now on. I have munched on food I DO NOT NEED all day! Coffees, juice, peanut butter on toast, quiche, sprite, muesli bars, apples (OK, they’re allowed!), and now I’m into wine and pate on crackers. FFS woman! You’re supposed to be working on the tightening of the body.
I guess someone is going to have to get her lazy ass out of bed early tomorrow morning and go for an hour walk before uni! Oh yes you are! No excuses!
So I know I have spoken often of the bikini body I am trying to get. I thought I would write an entry and post a couple of photos. I know, I’m addicted to visual progress!! It’s what works for me. When I look back at old photos, my God. To be honest, I never thought of myself as that big. But when I see the visual evidence it freaks me the hell out.
So here goes, this is the body now; it needs to be tightened and toned within an inch of it’s life so it looks good in four months when I head to southeast Asia and wear a bikini everyday.
The body in Aug 09, needs toning & tightening!
But I have to say I am effing proud of myself, when we view picture number two, taken in August 2008, it makes me CRINGE!:
In Aug 08; most unflattering photo ever! But it gives you the real picture...
So here we go… four months! Watch this space for an updated photo!
p.s. I really have to do it now, or you’re all going to know me as the girl with the belly. Not cool.
Yesterday mum arrived home with a juicer. It is my new best friend. It is the kick-start I needed for my weight loss before my New Year’s excursion to beach and bikini-land (read: Thailand).
So the toning and tightening of the body has begun as of today. I started this morning off with a carrot, grapefruit, lemon and kiwifruit juice. Delicious! So juice is now on the menu whenever I am home! Lunches will consist of tuna salad, and for dinner chicken and salad. YUS! I have netball every Monday but I need to up my exercise and will be adding in more walks, runs and sit ups each day.
My sister (who is already tiny) showed me the difference 20 sit ups a night before bed can make. Lets just say I’m jealous. I am going to copy her and do the same.
Tonight when I get home I am going to measure my waist and thighs and then re-measure every few weeks. Because now I’m not so focused on how much I weigh, more on how I look.
So stay tuned for some before and after photos. I have just FOUR months to get an amazing bikini body for all the thousands of photos we’re bound to be having.
So remember that entry I wrote where I talked about toning up the bod? Yeah, well zilch has happened. But in my defense, I did write that entry before I was struck down with the killer-flu (worst flu I have ever experienced!!!). But now that I have woken up this morning feel fantastic it’s time to set up an exercise plan! Plus with exams looming, they say exercise is essential when studying. So I will bring out my serious organising skillz this week and draw up a study/exercise schedule. Is it sad that I’m slightly excited about drawing up this schedule? Guess that’s why I’m still single.
I would have started tonight and gone for a run, BUT unfortunately I have pub quiz. Damn! I know… this means I must go drink with my friends instead. I mean, I do learn things! It’s not all drinking and socialising. Soooo I will run on Wednesday evening instead. To be honest I am actually looking forward to the exercise. Exercise makes you feel amazing.
My 25th birthday is in about a month. I’m kind of getting to grips with “25″. It sounds SO old. But really, it’s a number. But an extra touch of toning would be fantastic before my birthday. The birthday girl needs to look good right?! Then it’s an excuse to go out and buy a new party dress… yes, there are always ulterior motives.
* A quote by A.A. Milne. It tells me I am so like a bear.