Sunday, July 26, 2015

Milk Milk Lemonade

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that Amy Schumer's new movie 'Trainwreck' hit cinemas this week. And it is, funnnnnn-y!
Amy, I have recently discovered, is totally hilarious!
I can't believe I hadn't heard more about her before she started promoting this film. Turns out she has  her own show 'Inside Amy Schumer' which has just aired its third season in the US.
The comedy show is an odd mash up of skits, real-life interviews and Amy's stand up comedy.
While I'm still working my way through watching Season 1, I came across this skit from her third season and haven't been able to get the song out of my head ever since.

It's a tad catchy, a tad vulgar, and veryyyyy ridiculous - pretty much just like Amy is!
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

You know you're heading into your late 20's when...

I am a real life, living, breathing, grown up adult.
 When did this happen?
How did I jump from Lizzie McGuire episodes and dancing to Mmmmbop, to paying bills and watching the 6pm news!?
I'm not sure how it happened, but I'm sure that it has happened.
10 signs that I'm a grown up now...
1. I know what's going on in the world. I watch the morning news while I eat breakfast and actually tune in to listen to the news updates.
2. I look forward to going to bed. I like sleep. I choose sleep over staying up all night.
3. I'm getting my first eye test this week.
4. I buy my own socks and underwear. No more counting on mother dearest to provide the necessities.
5. I need coffee. Some mornings I just don't function without it.
6.  I set up a savings account and it actually has money in it!
7. I've seriously considered getting a puppy because I'm an adult and I can do what I want.
8. I haven't got a puppy because I'm an adult and I know how much work and commitment a puppy really takes.
9.  I offer to pay for things when I go out with my parents. Coffee, lunch, dinner, it all used to come out of the parentals pocket but now I have a half decent income I can chip in too.
10. I start sentences with the phrase " Remember back in the day when..."

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Monday, July 13, 2015

The Halfway Point

Is it just me or this year totally flying by?
I knew it would, I said as much all the way back in January.
I think the older you get, the faster every year seems to slip by.
I remember being in primary school and thinking everyday went on forever. I had nothing to do but show up at school each day. There was no cooking or cleaning, no needing to make money, no work, no prepping for work, no responsibilities at all. I had hours on end to do nothing but play my music in my bedroom as loud as possible and sing and dance to my hearts content. School holidays were day after day of "i'm bored" and "what can we do todayyyy?".
Now, I'm an adult (for reals!?!). When the hell did that happen!?!
And time seems to slip by faster than ever before.
relaxing on a tree swing while on school holidays
So what have I been up to for the past month that's kept me from writing here?
Work, eat, sleep, work, eat, gym, eat, sleep, work, eat, work, eat, parent interviews, eat, sleep, planning for work, eat, gym, sleep, eat.
The never ending cycle of being a grown up.
And somewhere along the way I forgot about my goal for the year and the word I set as my intention.
I've been so involved in my work and drama within the workplace lately. I've let it make me angry and stressed out. I've forgotten to stop and enjoy the small moments and embrace happiness.
Thankfully, I'm currently on school holidays, taking a step back from everything and reminding myself to live in the moment, have fun and not take things so seriously!
What do you enjoy?
How do you find happiness in the everyday?

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

12wbt: Wrap up.

My time on the 12 Week Body Transformation Program is done and dusted.
So let's recap and review the program shall we...
I find food and healthy eating to be my biggest struggle. Being completely honest I didn't stick to my 1200 calories a day goal very well at all, but that's not 12wbt's fault. 12wbt provides HEAPS of recipe options and allows you to fully customise your weekly meal plan which means you can factor in tastes, time, cooking skill etc. Most of the recipe's I selected were delicious and I plan to continue making and eating many of them. My biggest issue was letting my organisation slip and then struggling to get back to a place where I had healthy options in the kitchen.
I believe the key to healthy eating truly is about staying organised.
12wbt provide a weekly exercise plan to follow. I chose not follow the plan as it was provided as I personally don't enjoy working out by myself. I took on the running plan they provided and chose to go to HIIT classes in the place of solo workouts. While I could have gone to gym more and probably worked out harder I was happy with my progress, especially when it came to running. I went from only being able to run for about 2 minutes before needing to walk, to be being able to run non-stop for 20 minutes. Then at the end of it all I completed my first ever 5km!
I now almost enjoy going to the gym for my morning run every couple of days.
If you are looking to gain strength and fitness, or lose weight, or learn to run I totally recommend the 12wbt. There are so many programs to chose from that everyone should be able to find something to suit them. I love the accountability of updating my stats every week and completing measurements and fitness tests every 4 weeks.
While I didn't stick to the program exactly, I still improved my fitness and learnt to run. I completed my goal of running in a 5km and found new motivation in getting and staying healthy.
Consistency is key!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

12wbt: Week Eleven (My First 5km)

When I first started 12wbt I decided to join the 'learn to run' program so that I could join the likes of my dad and sister and learn to love running.
I also wanted to complete a goal I had had for awhile now, to run my first ever official 5km.
This past Sunday I finally knocked that task off my Day Zero list!
At the start of 12wbt Michelle said to pick a goal event and complete it at the end of the 12 weeks. The Merimbula Fun Run fell on the Sunday of Week 11 of my program and I knew it was the perfect choice for me. Ofcourse, that was before I realised I would be attending a wedding the night before! But I was determined to still do the fun run and put my 12wbt running training to the test.
With the Bride at the wonderful wedding!
I got home from the wedding on Saturday night at 2am! And woke on Sunday morning still suffering from a head cold. Less than ideal start to my run day!!
I got to the race early and felt so nervous I was starting to feel sick...
What if I couldn't finish the race? What if I went out too hard at the start? What if I came last?
I had so many doubts about my own ability, I actually feel silly thinking back over them now.
Before the 5km.
I decided to set the goal of wanting to jog without stopping to the half way mark, after that I would let myself walk/jog as much or little as I needed. And I'm so happy to say that even though I wanted to quit at about the 2km mark I kept jogging to half way and then jogged as much of the rest as I could manage.
It also helped that my Dad was out on the course volunteering and my Mum came to cheer me on, so I had them encouraging me along the way!
I was pretty ready for it to be over at this point!
When I got the end I wanted to throw up or pass out. My head was throbbing and it felt like all the blood in my body had rushed to my forehead. Turns out running with a head cold can make you feel pretty terrible.
But, I was also totally proud of myself. 10 years ago I wouldn't even run 100 metres, so taking on a 5k was a huge deal for me. Believe it or not I actually want to do another one (where i'm not sick and tired) and try to get under that 30 minute mark!
Have you ever done a 5km? or further?
Do you love running or hate it?
(I love the first 5 minutes and hate the rest haha)

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