Monday, March 24, 2008

Update time

Not a whole lot to report. I'm in my last week of training prior to the operation next Tuesday.
Training is still full on and I love it so very much :-)
I have steeped up on cardio a little more in order increase my fitness levels for the op as it helps with recovery.

For the first time ever i am suspending my gym membership lol. I won't be going in for the month of April. Not my gym anyway ;-)

I have arranged to do my prac work at another gym to complete my certificate, figured I needed something to do!!

I'm happy with my off season weight (what ever that is) and hope i don't pile on the fat when i'm recovering, should be okay as I eat well but i won't be moving around as much and that's the part that worries me. I will cross that bridge when i come to it :-)

I am still very focused on competing this year, just not sure which event right now but will know soon enough.

Hope everyone is well and I will visit soon.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy Easter

Hope everyone has a happy, relaxing and safe Easter.

Deb xxx

P.s. Lia you are in my thoughts :-)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Two Weeks To Go woohoo

Yesterday was my pre-op visit with the surgeon (Dr Craig Layt). We simply went over what was to be done and confirmed everything. It was also a time for me to ask any questions i needed to ask, I did and I feel so ready and excited about the procedure.

Dr. Layt is incredible and I trust him 100 percent, if I didn't i wouldn't be going through with it. I feel it is extremely important to have confidence and trust in your surgeon, if you don't then it's best to look around a little more.

So exactly two weeks today it will be done and I can start healing!!! I really want to compete this year in case you didn't get the message in my previous post lol.

He feels that I will recover quickly, but I didn't discuss the fact that I wanted to go into comp prep a couple of months post surgery, I will talk to him about this later.

My training is getting a beating as I know I only have days to go before I have to rest up. Rest? Oh my god, how will a do this??? I so afraid of going mad after a few days of no exercise and i'm not joking when i say this. I will go mad i just know it!!

Hope everyone is happy and well.


Monday, March 10, 2008

April Fools Day

Since I haven't blogged much lately I haven't had a chance to let you all that I am booked in for my breast augmentation on the 1st of April, three weeks to go!!
I'm so very excited about it and counting down the days.
Next Monday I go and see the surgeon for a pre-op appointment so I can pick his brains a little more while I have the chance (poor guy). It seems that I tend to forget to ask him things when I see him so I will hit him with it on Monday.

I'm also looking forward to having two weeks off and spending it with the boys, I planned it to be over the school holidays so it will be lovely. And the weekend before my operation is our anniversary, we are celebrating 12 years this year, I can't believe it. We will go out for a lovely dinner to celebrate.

All i'm hoping for right now is that my recovery all goes well and that I'm able to compete this year. I would really need to wait and see how it all goes.

I am trying to be realistic about it and understand that I might not be able to compete this year but there is always a chance. If not, next year will have to be it, don't know how i will handle that but i will wait until I cross that bridge.

See you soon.


Deb xxx

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A blink Of An Eye

I'm so sorry I haven't blogged in such a long time. Things have been busy i my life and I have become a facebook addict which I hate to admit lol.

My little one went away on camp today, can you believe it's been a year since his first one? Where has the year gone? Surely you guys remember how completely stressed i was when he went last year, I was a mess lol.
I'm happy to say I am handling it much better this time around :-)

I'm training like a freak in the off season, heavy weights, lower reps and pushing some amazing PB's. I love weight training and would be lost without it.
My body is responding well to the training and my nutrition is going really well. The great thing about off season is Saturday nights, I get to let go and eat what I want without it stressing me out. It's nice to let go a little every now and again but I think once your an athlete you tend to change your lifestyle and eat clean all year round. I never really thought I would get to this point, but i have and its hard work.
Even now, i'm not perfect, I have my "loss of control" days but i move on from it and that's the key :-)

I am still learning so much about my mind and body and how they work or don't work together. Being a female means changes through the month, that bloated feeling we get prior to TTOTM play's on our minds, we all know this already. But apart from that I think that when your happy and you look in the mirror, you see a great body, but when your down and out and you look in the mirror, you see fat and lumpy! All a state of mind really. So who do you believe? I believe in what my clothes are telling me as a backup plan lol. If they are tight and it's not TTOTM, then it's time to review my daily nutrition etc.
I haven't used the scales since my last comp and have no intensions of doing so as you all know until my next prep.
I know i'm in great shape for the off season right now but it hasn't been a walk in the park. I have been training four times a week consistently without fail, and exercising most days of the week. It is my first official "off season" and I think i'm trekking really well.

I have been looking at comp date for later in the year and trying to decide exactly which one to compete in and many other details that I need to look into aswell.

I will blog again soon because I have more news to tell :-)

Love you guys, thanks for all your wonderful email and texts.

Deb xxxx