My uni friends and I have planned to go away to southeast Asia for a group adventure at the end of the year. To say we’re excited is an understatement! There’s about ten or eleven of us going and in a way it’ll be our last big bang as we finish uni and head into the real world. There’s no better way than celebrating the end of student life than travelling for a month or two in a foreign country.
The plan so far is to start in Thailand and go to the Full Moon party for New Years, spend a couple of weeks venturing around Thailand and then head to the next country (or two, or three). Other countries that have been tabled by the group are Vietnam (yes! vote from me), Cambodia (another yes!) and Laos. At the moment it’s a bit tricky as everyone has slightly different plans for the length of their trip and where they’d like to go. But really it doesn’t matter if we split up after a bit. Would just be nice for everyone to meet in Thailand for New Years and then go from there.
At the moment my plan is to leave for Thailand after Christmas and be there for New Years, spend a couple of weeks around Thailand and then head to Vietnam and/or Cambodia for another two or so weeks. I’m basically going to go with the flow, as long as I get to see at least two countries I’ll be a happy camper. My friend Chris in the UK is also planning to meet (first time I will have met him – story behind this… will fill you in at some stage… let’s just say nine years!!) us there and join us on the adventure, so I really hope he can make it!
So anyway… what’s this got to do with the bod?! Well, because it’s a hot, beachy type of country, I’m guessing we will be in our togs and small amounts of clothing most of the time. So it’s time to tone up! I’m at just over 73kg and I’d like to get to 65kg. Of course I’m going more on how my body looks, rather than the number… so we’ll see. I’ve been slack the last few weeks; although I have stayed the same weight. So now it’s serious body mode. Back into the exercise and less alcohol and rubbish food. I started off very well today, seeing as it was May 1st I thought it was perfect. Off for a run tomorrow morning!
In the last 10-12 days I have been absolutely slack on the exercise and healthy eating thing! Such a slacker. I mean, I did go for a run, play two games of netball and mow the lawn. But that’s not even close to the amount of exercise I was doing. I’ve also been craving every bad food I think of; think: chocolate, cheese and coke.
I do have a small excuse, that-time-of-the-month, but it’s not a real excuse, is it?
I am so damn close to my goal weight of 68kgs (I’m 74kg) that I can see it on the horizon. You’d think I’d be seriously amped and excited to get there!! Maybe the problem is that I keep changing my mind? Some days I think I’d like to just get under 70kg, then I want to be 68kg and then I decide I’d actually like to be 65kg.
I’m thinking I need mini-goals. My goal for the next four weeks is going to be to get under 70kg. That’s it. Keep the mind clear and just aim for the 60s. Then I’ll set the next mini-goal.
You’d think after losing just over 20kg, that 4kg would be a breeze?!
I KNOW!! It should be. God Bron, just get your ass into gear!
I weighed myself this morning as usual, Tuesday weigh-in mornings, to find I was now 74.4kg, 20.1kgs lighter than a year ago. To say I’m thrilled is an understatement. I started my serious (I’m saying serious, because like most people I have had one, two or even three previous attempts at this) weight loss journey in December 2007 at a huge 94.5kg. I’ve had many friends say they don’t believe I was that big. But have seen their faces change when they see and old photo and realise, ‘shit! she was big!‘ but are too wonderful of friends to ever say that.
I’ve had so many people ask me what my “secret” is and what diet I’m on. I’m sorry people. It’s the same age-old rules. Less input, more output. Eat healthy and exercise your ass off, literally!
In the beginning it took a lot to get me to exercise. However I have now come to love it. I play netball, tennis and go for runs/walks weekly – honestly the exercise makes you feel amazing, you just have to start!
I know everyone has been checking out my weight loss page, it’s the most viewed post on my blog x 5!! I’m aiming for 68kg, as I feel it’s safe to get under 70 and easier to control that way. Of course I may get there and decide a few more kilos off would be good. But I will decide when I get there. So to get to my current goal of 68kg, I’m 6.4kg away. Bring it on!
I popped by FourFontaine today to check out if they had any sales on and was happy to spot a cute jumper (pictured) for 40% off! Excellent.
So I whipped out the trusty credit card and completed the purchase. Was thrilled to find that because I’m a VIP Member I receive a further 30% discount! Awesome.
The weather has turned suddenly here and it is now chilly. According to the weather gurus it’s 23*C, but seriously it feels colder!
I am just super excited now to buy a whole new winter wardrobe. Nothing fits me from last winter. This new jumper being my first purchase, but definitely not the last.
I fib actually, I went shopping with my sister a few weekends ago and managed to squeeze my ass into some size 12 jeans. I was extatic. I didn’t buy them then and there. I want to go through that moment again. Hopefully with a few extra weeks of healthy eating and exericse under my belt (haha, excuse my lame pun) they should fit even better!
Bring on winter! But no rain please. I can’t handle rain!
I’ve always been pretty busty. But since losing 18kgs I have noticed my boobs have shrunk slightly, much to my dismay. Typical huh? They always say you lose it in the direction of your head to your toes. I’ve pretty much lost all over now, which is good. I’m not out of proportion thankfully.
I was hoping not to lose anything off my boobs, but I guess if I didn’t people would think I looked like a porn star as they wouldn’t look real. Ha. My ex was always excited by this idea. Even though I’m slightly sad they’ve shrunk a bit, I’m also pretty happy that I don’t look top heavy.
I mean… think how much I’m going to save in chiropractor fees?! I’ll just go spend it on new bra’s and underwear instead!