My friends and I, team MEJIKUHIBINIU* are doing the Melbourne Color Run this weekend, and we have not been very good people. I say that because we have been training for the event, but we’ve neglected our fundraising page!
We are raising money to support the dreams of paralympic athletes—some of the toughest (mentally and physically) people out there!
If you’d like to help, please help us fundraise at this address: http://www.everydayhero.com.au/mejikuhibiniu,
or, alternatively, please reblog so we can get the word out there and support these athletes!
ALL proceeds will go directly to supporting the Australian Paralympic Committee.
* mejikuhibiniu: an Indonesian word made up of the colors of the rainbow: merah (red), jingga (orange), kuning (yellow), hijau (green), biru (blue), nila (blue/purple) and ungu (purple).
BWH: 95-75-92cm, maintaining my WHR of 0.80 (previously: 90-73-90.3cm)
My weight has gone up from my last recorded weigh-in 61.7kg, but it’s actually gone down from the 63s where it has been plateauing these two weeks (I blame my period). My size has gone up a bit but I really don’t mind. :)
I loved loved loved the way my lower stomach looked in the mirror this morning (goodbye lower tummy pooch!). My arms are more svelte and my cute tush makes me happy. I’ve been running 4k one to two times a week and swimming once a week.
I didn’t even use to be able to swim! The other day I did 20 laps in the apartment pool. Looking forward to doing 25 in the coming week, and hitting the gym for some seriously needed strength training!
Dear fitblrs, I hope your journeys are going excellently!
Best yoga inspiration ever.
Everything hurts. Everything is alright.
I hit a 4k sand track with three girlfriends yesterday evening, and then spent about two hours training in the gym. Today, putting on clothes was almost impossible, owing to the soreness in my deltoids, upper back, stomach, bum, and quads. I haven’t felt so good in almost weeks!
I love the post-exercise feeling—why don’t I do it more often?
Yesterday, two of my three running buddies joined me at the gym, and I shared with them a lot of the moves I had learned over the months I’d trained alone. They seemed genuinely impressed and excited to learn them! I’m glad that my fitness journey is good for more than just me.
- 4k running/jogging (35 mins)
- 5 x 12 tricep dips
- 5 x 12 pushups
- 2 x 12 leg raises
- 5 x 25 crunches/sit-ups
- 2 x 1 min Wallsits
- 2 x 1 min bicycle crunches
- 5 x 12 low-row (machine)
- 5 x 20 dumbbell sidebends (x 2 sides)
Dear fitblrs, do you have buddies accompanying you on your journey?
#23 To be able to run without having to walk every couple minutes
Me, after working out several days in a row:"Why would I ever NOT work out?"
Me, after one day of rest:"Why would anyone work out EVER?"
Progress at last! After two weeks of dedicated, consistent training, I woke up today and made a sound (something like ‘eeeeeeee’) when I saw myself in the mirror.
I am now 61.7kg, with measurements of 90-73-90.3 ; giving me a WHR of 0.8.
Plus I feel badass because I punched in two hours of intense running and gym time, then went and did ten laps in the pool the next day!
On top of that, my cute tush and disappearing pooch; the gorgeous dimples over my lower ribs and the flat-ish length of my stomach; my disappearing buffalo wings and sweet calves….
Ehem. Body-ogling aside: dear fitblrs, how have you measured your progress? What are your non-scale victories?
It curves ridiculously well and makes me look nice despite my tummy pooch.
And, now that there are no unsightly rolls in the way, I get to appreciate the delicious hollow that stretches all the way down my back.
Also, there are the sweeetest dimples over the base of my spine, right over my tush. My increasingly round and cute tush.
Not that anybody else will get to appreciate it.
My husband, maybe, in the far future.
But hey, progress!
Exercise Log - 1 October 2012
Will try to update more often in October!
- 15 minute treadmill run (2.11km)
- 5 x 12 military pushups
- 5 x 8 lat pulldowns
- 5 x 25 leg raises (abs)
- 5 x 25 (125) crunches
- 5 x 15 dumbbell side bends (x 2 sides)
- And another half hour of mindlessly running and walking about the neighborhood…
…because I am unemployed and still have that kind of time.
Consumed a school-pack of chocolate milk for recovery and soon digging into dinner!
Dear fitblrs, hope your journeys have been going well!