Thursday, June 29, 2006


Well I had a wonderful time in Adelaide, was great to catch up with my family and I got to meet up with Jamie Lee, Cherie and Sandra for coffee so that was wonderful as well. I was going to stick to my eating and training plans while over there, however it was just too awkward as family members were cooking for me, and my family love a good reason to celebrate, so I decided to have the week off both diet and training!!!! Probably well over due anyway worked out I hadn’t had a week off for around 6 months. Well I certainly enjoyed eating lots of foods I haven’t for a long time, AS a result I was worried I would miss the bloody plane this morning as we were all ready but I couldn’t get off the loo!!! Not funny really LOL as it was our flight was delayed due to good old fog in ACT!!! We were held up for an hour and a half in Adelaide and then couldn’t land for over half and hour while we waited for the fog to lift!! Good old Canberra’s winters!

I have a shoulder injury uuurrrrr!!! That I thought might settle down due to having a week of training, but no it got worse so I am about to book into have acupuncture for it, often acupuncture can fix an injury quicker than massage or oesteo or chiropractic treatments. WE will see, funny enough it got worse over the course of the week, hope it responds well and quickly to treatment.

I love Adelaide and am always so sorry and sad to leave there, was wonderful to spend time with my gran who is having a bad trot just now. Jacob had a ball as well, his talking is coming along at a rate of knots now!!! Have to watch everything I say as he repeats it all, gota love um!!!

I will post a pic if it works well hope everyone here in blog land is going along great, I will be back on track ASAP

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Four Things about me
Things you may not have known about me.....

A) Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Remedial (massage) therapist
2. Respite worker for families with kids with disabilities
3. Fitness and aerobics instructor, when aerobic instructing involved making up your own classes :)

4. Cooking teacher.

B) Four movies I would watch over and over
1. Three Musketeers, with Keither Sutherland
2. Meet Joe Black
3. Dirty Dancing.
4. Sound of Music

C) Four places I have lived
1. ACT
4. Mt Oak, a commune in NSW

D) Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. I hardly ever get to watch a TV show regularly

E) Four places I have been on vacation:
South Coast and Victoria
4. SA

F) Websites visited daily:
. Everyone's blog

G) Four of my favourite foods:
1. Thai food in general
2. Home made ravioli
3. Oats with cottage cheese
4. Gourmet wood-fired pizzas

H) Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Holidaying
2. Snuggled in front of a roaring open fire
3. With good friends and family.
4. Shopping

I) Four people I think will respond
1. Kimmy
3. Em
4. Sam

Pic of my little guy and me taken last week, whoops he's fogotten his pants!!

Well not a great deal to report, finished my prac on Friday and have an exam tomorrow. Tomorrow is also my 41st birthday!! Gosh when I was in my teens I thought 40 was so old, hehe, now that I will be 41, 60 still seems young!! Well you are only as young/old as you feel, and age has fortunately never been an issue for me really, I’ve got a couple of friends who have had issues with getting older, so glad I haven’t. Anyways fancy having to do a bloody exam on my birthday lol :)

I am off to Adelaide on Thursday morning at 6 am for a whole week, to catch up with family, can’t wait!! My dear gran was recently 95 years old.

Will also catch up with Jamie Lee Sandra and Cherie, so that will be an added bonus.

I have started the comp program with Josh, the volume of training is a bit more than the coaching program. Overall I think I will love it! Might have to juggle the workouts a bit, as I sometimes can only get to the gym three times a week, we will see.

Last week was bloody freezing here, this week is so mild in comparison, lovely days, I walked out of the gym with just my t-shirt and no jumper this morning, my legs are a bit sore from yesterday. I have to book a massage I can feel my hips about to start playing up and for some reason my right shoulder is niggling. Body bits I don’t know!

Anyway have an awesome day/week everybody and if I don’t get to catch up with everyone’s blog over the next week, I look forward to coming home and seeing the goings ons, take care all!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Once again it is the middle of the week. I have only 2 days left of my prac. You won’t believe it but today I accidentally crash talked a 6 year old!!!. Gosh we were playing a tag game in the hall I was running from someone chasing me, one guy run in front of me I dodged to miss them and cleaned up this other little guy who run across my path!... I felt so bad, thank goodness the gym floor was smooth I took most of the impact and just slid along the floor with him in my arms. Gee he was fine about it and didn’t get hurt at all, (thank goodness)I skinned my elbow and frightened the life out of myself. Him to probably.

So I have just finished a 12 week coaching program Josh Dickinson at physique Essentials offers, great course people!! I am now beginning a brand new program Josh Dickinson has just got up and running, The Competitors Course.

So that is pretty exciting and must say it is packed full of invaluable info and comes with a great support forum as well. Where josh will answer ALL your questions and help tweak any part of your program that needs it. So I’m looking for great results over the next 12 weeks and beyond!

Here is the link, you should have a look at what it offers!!

here is a train Jacob's dad painted, well it won't post so I will try again soon!

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

My goodness it is Wednesday once again. I have been enjoying my PE prac. Usually when you are on prac you stay with the same class for the duration of the prac, because I am with a PE primary school teacher, who also does lunch time sport and PE across the school it’s different kids everyday. Today the teacher I am with was away, so I got to go around the school looking at what ever takes my fancy. That was good, I sat in with reading recovery and spent the morning with kids with special needs and looked at the schools resource centre.

The above picture is actually a painting Jacob’s dad is doing of him, it isn’t finished yet, I just love it, he is a very talented artistic. The other one is a landscape he did a while back now that I also love.

Training has been going pretty darn good, I have had some really good strength gains overall when I look over my past 12 weeks training logs. Just think I would like to concentrate strongly now on more fat loss. I’ve got a lot firmer all over this program, and can feel the difference and lost some body fat, but want to loose more.

Anyways I had better get on with some work. Have a great day tomorrow!!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Finally got my camera to kin of work :) Top pic is the puppie Niketa, 2nd pic is Jacob the puppie and me

Thursday, June 01, 2006

My goodness it has been nearly a whole week since I posted last!! Shocking !!!

So life has been a bit up and down this week just gone by. I have been a bit up and down this last week As well. A bit more down than my usual up. However, all things considered I am doing well.

Funny there was a bit of talk on others blogs about kinesiology and hypnosis. Well I had an appointment booked late last week for both. I find both modalities extremely helpful tools if needed. I actually thought I was going to have hyno until I got to my appointment and the practitioner felt I would benefit from both, or so my body told him.

Interestingly enough part of my appointment was to do with just lately a few people close to me thinking it okay to treat me like s**t. I was wondering what I was doing to attract this, and what maybe I had to learn from these experiences, well not all was revealed in those departments.

However, two of those people got in contact with me yesterday in fact, one to apologise and one to catch up and to tell me they love me. Just goes to show the power of ‘good’ alternative therapies!

So uni is hectic, but I have been given a huge extension for an assignment due to some personal issues in my life at present and my carpal tunnel giving me curry. That is good and bad, good as long as I get on with it over my break, even though I was advised to do no uni work on my holidays. I think I can have a good holiday and still do a little uni.

Training is going wonderfully, weights especially I have made some good strength gains during this program, which is nearly finished. Then a new one, gotta love that!!

Nutrition overall has been good as well, until last night and I went a little or should I say a lot overboard, but today I’m building a bridge and getting over it.

Have a great weekend all !!