Monday, September 22, 2008

QLD - ANB Competition this weekend

This weekend the ANB Comp is on and I am looking forward to another day of being around awesome athlete's and watching them show off there incredible bods on stage.
This is my first time attending an ANB show so i'm really looking forward to it. I will be there in the morning and the evening show, you will find me at my sponsor's table "International Protein" so please make sure you come over and try it, everyone and anyone is welcome :-)

International Protein as just released it's new line - check it out!

Good luck to all the competitor's competing on the day and I can't wait to cheer you on.

Deb xxx

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


The More You Drink, The More You Shrink!!

I'm drowning in it!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

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Last Friday when I got home from work I saw an Apple iphone sitting on the dining table, my wonderful hubby went out and bought it for me!! I'm so lucky to have the iphone and to have a wonderful hubby (not in that order lol).

It's fantastic.

Who has one? Who is getting one???

It does everything, John bought it for me for when I start working as a PT. My hubby's initials are JD so I won't use that as it will be very confusing, I seem to be surrounded by JD's!!

I just love gadgets especially the MAC ones :-)

So I am learning more and more about it and loving all the new stuff I can do with it, sometimes I forget it's a phone!

The other good news is that JD sent me an email today with my nutrition attached, it is amazing how he has set it all out, I can't do anything wrong he has done all the work for me I just have to follow it :-) This is exactly what I needed as i'm hopeless otherwise.
He is so great that I after speaking to him today via the phone he is taking things at such a great pace, slow and steady so I take everything in one step at a time. I get my program in a week, he just wants me to get used to eating all the food he prescribed first and there is a lot of food then move onto his training program etc.

I'm pretty excited aren't I? lol

I need to be as I have been feeling down about my weight gain, I couldn't believe how much I had blown out on my skinfolds when i saw him, I knew I put on weight I could see it but that confirmed it. So I now have a target to move down to and I will reach it, I know I will and when I do I will let you know all the details :-)

So here's to a new beginning in a great direction!

Deb xxx

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

8 Months Out LOL

I had a consultation with Jon Davie this morning and am so happy to announce that he will be taking me on for next years competition and we start now!
What I mean by starting now is getting my skin fold down to a maintainable level first even if we have 8 months until the show he wants to start now, slowly.

This is exactly what I need right now, someone to write up my nutrition (I have been in struggle town with that), I just can't be left to do this myself and I have proven that time and time again so now I will be on track again and I won't need to keep guessing as to whether i'm eating to much or to little right through til comp day! Looks like I have to get use to eating more!

I believe I will learn so much from JD and hope that in time I will learn to follow my own daily food intake with confidence, this is my future plan.

So with a whopping 8 months until I compete I will have mini goals to achieve and that will be reaching benchmarks in reducing mls with my skin folds.

Speaking of skins, I bought my Skins on the weekend :-) I got the long black with blue pants. I trained in them yesterday and couldn't believe the difference, i'm in love!!! I think I need a skins top now hee hee.

Deb x

Monday, September 8, 2008

Followers Widget

Katie P got me onto "followers", it's so easy to add to your blog and here is the scoop:

Do you want to know who regularly reads your blog and develop a public fan base for your blog? Well now you can do that and more with the Blogger Following feature! In Blogger, users can publicly Follow any URL to tell the blog's author and the world they are a fan. With the Followers gadget, you can display your blog's Followers on your blog to show your blog's popularity and encourage more readers to stay updated with your posts.

Have A Great Day!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Time sure does fly!

It just dawned on me why I am feeling so tired and emotional, next week is TTOTM again!! Already!! What the?? It all makes sense now, one week before my hormones are all over the place.

I thought it was all alcohol related (although that didn't help), I just didn't think I was due again already, time is really getting away from me, I must be to bloody busy :-)

I haven't had a drop of alcohol since Sunday night and have no desire to have any, and now i'm in a bit of a cutting phase of my training I feel focused again and looking forward to seeing some changes in my physique.
I've upped my reps big time and i'm doing some more cardio and loving that, god I missed the endorphine rush.

This weekend i'm going to buy "skins", I really could benefit from training in compression garments especially for
leg training.
One of the trainers at the gym has two pairs, she trains in the Body Science compression pants as they are thinker, and does cardio in the Skins compression pants. I think I will stick to the skins at this stage :-)

See you soon.

Monday, September 1, 2008

I passed!

I just got confirmation that I passed my Cert III Practical exam, i'm happy about this :-)
Currently I am about to finish an assignment in cert IV then I have another Practical assessment to do, then one last module and that's it! My first aid course is booked in for Oct 5th.

Today i'm just chipping away at the assignment most of it is done, it's case studies on older adults and children and I am up to the children, my head is not completely with it today so it is slowing me down, but i'm getting there, baby steps!

I can't believe i'm almost there.

Gosh i've been blogging alot this week lol

Chest & Back

Thanks for leaving me comments on last nights post, it really meant alot :-)

I'm not actually feeling very purky today, in fact i'm feeling the opposite, down and out. Maybe I just need another day to find my bubbly self again.

Today's session at the gym:

Flat Bench Press
1 x 12 reps @ 35kgs
1 x 8 reps @ 40kgs
1 x 8 reps @ 45kgs
1 x 6 reps @ 55kgs (spotter)

Incline Bench Press
1 x 12 reps @ 35kgs
1 x 8 reps @ 35kgs
1 x 8 reps @ 35kgs
1 x 6 reps @ 40kgs

Power Presses
1 x 8 reps @ 40kgs
1 x 8 reps @ 40kgs
1 x 8 reps @ 40kgs
1 x 8 reps @ 40kgs

Static Hold
1 x 60kgs @ 10 seconds
1 x 60kgs @ 12 seconds
1 x 60kgs @ 15 seconds
1 x 60kgs @ 15 seconds

1 x 8 reps
1 x 8 reps
1 x 8 reps

Bent Over Rows
1 x 8 reps @ 35kgs
1 x 8 reps @ 35kgs
1 x 8 reps @ 40kgs

Seated Cable Rows
1 x 8 reps@ 35kgs
1 x 8 reps@ 35kgs
1 x 8 reps@ 40kgs

Power Pulls
1 x 8 reps each arm @ 65kgs
1 x 8 reps each arm @ 70kgs
1 x 8 reps each arm @ 75kgs

This is followed by 30 minutes easy paced walk.

At this stage my training program will change as of next week so this is my last week of strength training and after 8 weeks of it I am ready for a change :-)

I know I have never posted my training program up in detail before but so many of you have emailed me and have been asking more about my training so I will post this weeks progress up for you.

Not Always Rosey

Hi Guys!
Sometimes I wonder how I come across to the people that read my blog and have done for a while now. I am a very private person and I hope nobody takes me the wrong way.

I have huge self esteem and self confidence issues and have done all my life, I know this is nothing new and i'm not the only one in this situation. So I find it hard to write what I am really feeling, I usually only touch the surface because I never want to offend anyone in any way accidentally.

One thing I do is blog the truth about my progress or how i'm feeling, generally it's good and i'm progressing well and that is mainly what you read but that doesn't mean that I am doing it easy, i'm not super human, it means that I don't blog when i'm down or struggling anywhere near as much as when I do when i'm happy and flowing along.
So 'i'm sorry if I may have come across that way, it seems kind of pig headed of me to think I am so good and I have no issues! This is not the case.

I blog about training more then anything else and that's because I love it and I really don't have issue there, but I am having continuous issues with my nutrition. I can go weeks will no problems and then I start doubting myself, that's when it gets messy for me and I get completely lost and feel the need to get help.
Lucky for me I spoke up a little in Lindy's forum and I was heard and now I am trying to get back on track again one day at a time.

Drinking is getting to much for me, I clearly can't go on drinking as many nights a week as I have been as it is depressing me during the day so this is my first priority, I must cut it down to once a week and thats final. I am not addicted to it I can go without but I have not been trying and that's the problem.

After a few posts at Lindy's forum I have learnt alot about myself and it made me realize that this is what my blog is for, to blog about things and get it out in the open, then read it and see it from another point of view, It's like analyzing yourself.
I have learnt that through my lack of confidence I lose trust in myself when it come to feeding my body, I need to trust myself more as I know what to do, I just need to believe it and stop freaking out by cutting my portion sizes down every time I feel self doubt about the meal, it is like a safety net, not sure so eat less, how am I to build muscle this way?? I train so freakin hard, so hard that I walk out of the gym each session knowing I couldn't have done more so I shouldn't be eating like a sparrow when i'm training like a lion.

Tonight's a good start, I have had no wine, just tea, and this will be the case right through till the weekend, I hope I only have a glass or two on Saturday night, and not Friday or Sunday as well, but i'm pretty angry with myself right now so I think I will stay on track.

I know I will feel better tomorrow, so I will post again soon.