1. okay so i’ve been doing a lot of reading on plateaus (i’ve been at the same weight for about 2 and a half months now, despite exercising consistently and eating moderately well) and i think that i’ve realised that my problem is monotony in my exercises.

    i’ve fallen into the trap of getting comfortable with what i do at the gym; half an hour on the treadmill, half an hour on the weights. maybe its time i got a personal trainer? 

    i’ve really prided myself on the fact that i’ve gotten this far on my own, but you’ve just got to accept when you need help, AM I RITE?

     
  2. me and my friend grace out on a nature “walk” (see also falling, dancing, resting) at the beautiful lake eildon.

     
  3. raworigins-blog:

    Contest Prep - Back Workout

    1. Lat Pulldowns - 2 x 25-30

    2. Lat Pulldowns - 3 x 14-16

    3. Cable Lat Pulldowns - 3 x 12-14

    4. T-Bar Rows - 3 x 16-18

    5. Single Arm Rows - 3 x 12-14

    6. Straight Arm Cable Pulldown - 1 set till burn out.

    As contest season comes closer it’s time for higher reps and lighter weights, with more isolation exercises to pull in definition and torch fat. 

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    i always feel really intimidated when going into the weights section for two reason. firstly, its near exclusively men who use this section. secondly, i’m not sure i know how to use everything correctly.

    so instead i’ve been using all the seated machines, which have been good up until this point, but it limits what i’m able to do.

    so i’m going to set a goal when i go to the gym this afternoon, to do all these sets and to do them with confidence. 

     

  4. woo!

    beat my pb with running; 4.5km’s in 30 mins.

    its so strange, but i can never differentiate what makes one day easier than another. but anyway, proud of myself, and hoping to reach that 10km per hour pace soon!

     

  5. ayothewuisback:

    Good Vibrations

    ultimate work out song (i just pray that no-one around me can hear it!)

     
  6. i knocked up some of that zucchini pasta i was talking about, and it was delicious!

     
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  8. seriously something that i’ve come to understand about the whole process. i thought that if i had a week off training and eating well that i’d put on tonnes of weight and not be able to get back into it, but my experience has been the complete opposite.

    if anything it makes me want to get back into the gym and when i’m there things just seem easier for some reason.

    you got to gym to live, not live to gym!

    (Source: runningforachange, via excusesarenothealthy)

     

  9. so i think i’m going to try and cut carbs out for a while and see how my body feels afterwards.

    so i just want a basic run-down of what i should be cutting out, and maybe good replacements?

     
  10. beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

    Mini Cauliflower Pizza Crusts, vegetarian and gluten free…RECIPE

    along the same lines as that zucchini pasta thing! definitely will give this a go (despite not being that into cauliflower) and i’ll let you know how it goes. looks pretty darn good.

    i’ve heard something about cauliflower rice being good too? so maybe i should just do a cauliflower experimenting afternoon tomorrow.

    (via reinventingthegirl)