Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Turn it Up

Back after a short blogging absence. I think the combination of work, hormones, my shoulder,extreme fatigue and my Dad's 70th birthday party sent me over the edge into lunatic heaven yesterday because I embraced the day hoping that I could just hide under a rock and speak to nobody. Howeve, unfortunatley that didn't happen, I saddled up and went out Christmas shopping for the girls. Whilst I didn't get everything, I did about 75% of the job which is going to save buckets of time over Christmas. I was in bed by 8.30pm and out like a light shortly after and woke up to Uncle TOM.

It's always such a relief to know that you're truly not psychotic after all.

I was up with the birds this morning for a quick cuppa and then it was off to teach RPM. I was chuffed to see at least 25 people this morning for class - this time about 18 months ago, I begged John to let me have it (it used to get 2 participants) and it's been ever so slowly picking up ever since. I still have my days where the numbers aren't all that high, but the past few weeks have had much fuller classes - I would say due to summer being around the corner and it being so light, so early - it's conducive to getting up and having a good whack on the bike.

Had breakfast of oats and protein powder, making a mental note to bring less next week. Katie has written an excellent post today about how you really need to have a "figure competitor" determination to master eating on a more intuitive level. I need to work on this aspect more in my own eating - often I'm eating on the run or distracted, so my meals go in before I've had a chance to really register the taste (bad Liz!). I weighed out my oat and protein portion but obviously what my body needed today was less than what I thought I needed. I stayed pretty much comfortably full until lunchtime. So give it a go - even if you're weighing/measuring your food , really sit down, chew thoroughly and rate your hunger before and after - it's pretty enlightening.

Taught Bodystep at 9.20am and then it has been home to do the housework. I'm still wearing my Bugg - it's a wonderful reminder to stop being a slug - in fact I now set myself little step challenges (complete x number of steps and I get a bit more TV time, sad I know but I'm really enjoying Celebrity Masterchef, followed by Heroes - so I figure if I move a bit more, then I've earned the right to sit down lol)

Finally, I want to mention that from little things, big things grow. It is from our seemingly small actions that wonderful things can happen. As a mother, I'm dismayed at what our kids are bombarded with every day, told that they're not good enough, they're not beautiful enough, they don't measure up. Shelley has taken up the challenge of reaching out and making a difference. I want to stand next to her and make the world a more positive place via the Inspire Foundation

What you can do to help:
1) Visit Shelley's blog and leave a comment. (tell her you love her blog too BTW)
2) Leave a comment on my blog (tell me you love me too BTW lol!) and I will donate $1.00 from every comment I receive as well and give the money to Shelley on Friday
3) Consider standing next to us and make a difference if you regularly blog. Remember from small things, big things grow!

18 comments:

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Liz, giving you some blog love too. Charlotte

Lyndsay said...

Love you & love your blog *air kiss* see you Friday! xx

ss2306 said...

Now I can't get that song outta my head - "From little things, big things grow".......

Thanks for the lovin' and holding my hand.

Miss Tank is a Strong Bitch said...

SAME SHELLEY - I'm singing my ass off ;)

Gosh I love this community - it's effective and a beautiful circle....

I'm waiting for George too Liz - BTW - George is what my mum would call TOM when I was growing up ;) SO once George turns up in his red car, i LOVE the relief it provides!!

Happy to know i've done two spins this week - Will HAVE to organise a Indro trip!! xxoo

Kristy said...

Great blog post Liz...

From little things big things grow, what a great line

Magda said...

Love ya Liz!!

XX Magda

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, baby!

Charlene said...

I do love your blog and should tell you more often! not just when it will cost you $$ :)

Anonymous said...

Saw your post a Cathe's and have commented at both sites. Two very cool ladies!

Anonymous said...

Great blog and great way to give a shout out to your friend!

teresa said...

me too :)
love your work
teresa

SeLiNa said...

Love your blog boss!! ;)

Michelle said...

Sending some love your way Liz. MMMMMWWWHHHHAAA!

Kirstie Robson said...

Hey you - love and hugs to you x

KRISTIN said...

Nice one Liz, there's plenty of love out here, so sending some too :)

Maryanne said...

hope its not too late for blog love - love to help out - you never know when you may be the one in need. x

Kek said...

I love you tooooooo! Just haven't tuned into blogs at all this week (been a busy bee).

Looks like you owe Sexy Shelley another buck.

xx

Doris's BEHAG journey said...

Hello Coach

long time no speak. Need to catch up sometime soon.

PS alway love your blog when I read it. Need to get back into blogland myself.

xxDoris