Saturday, July 24, 2010

Trying to get back to blogging.....

So post before last I linked to KEK’s blog and something she had written in regards to having a bloggers block. Taking on her advice, here’s Kek’s point number 1 – JUST WRITE.

I have decided its best for me to just to put all that’s been going on for me in list form –

- After having a really healthy and happy pregnancy with regards to keeping my weight gain to reasonable level (9.5kg total at 40 weeks pregnant) I had a rough time post baby with weight gain, putting on a lot in a very short space of time.

- Having tried to discover why this is and having done some soul searching, I have come to the conclusion I obviously don’t (didn’t) have enough self worth to value and look after myself.

- I did it in pregnancy because I was looking after my bubs, giving him the best start so to speak, then once he was born, it was just me again.

- Now, I am more aware of why I have been doing this and I can see this has been the case for quite a while. Not anymore, I am worth it and I do not need to do this for anyone else, only me.

- Knowing I was on a mission to be fit and healthy I jumped onto the team that are doing the BFFM challenge. It’s a 14 week challenge and it has been great to be a part of a team with like minded individuals that encourage and support you, we have our own thread to chat in and update each other.

- At the start I did see this as an opportunity to go hard and lose as much as poss in 14 weeks and although I have been doing well and got some great results so far, at about week 5 I realized this is my life style, slow and steady wins the race, this is longer term than 14 weeks so although there is an end date for the challenge, there is no end date for me and I will continue on.

- I have been embracing balance, a positive attitude and a focusing on whats important to me for 3-4 months now and it is getting easier.

- Professionally I had to make some changes to discover what it is I actually love and where it is I want to be and have come out the other side knowing who I am, what I want to do and who I want to be associated with.

- I had a spell after Freddy was born where it got a little tough to get everything together and put in the effort to eat well, train regularly etc but I did it and didn’t make excuses and we are all better off and I’m a happy mummy

- After training up to day of Labour I had a few weeks off and I have been back training consistently since Freddy was 5 weeks and I love it.

- One thing I have discovered is as time goes by and I’m around health focussed individuals, I read and communicate with others that are challenging themselves and I educate myself further I really can’t tolerate excuses……..I’m tired, I’m busy, I work, its raining etc etc, I still have understanding and compassion but there is no room for excuses, this is a whole other post but simply put....... regarding nutrition - we choose what goes in our mouth and regarding exercise / activity - I would challenge anyone who says they can’t find 20-30 minutes a day to get outdoors in the fresh air and walk.

I have updated my sidebar with my weekly stats both weight and my skinfolds, I don’t do skin folds weekly but have done a little further apart.

My other challenge on my sidebar is to cover as many KM’s (either power walking or jogging) for the second half of the year as I can, I started logging this on July 1st and will try and update as much as possible.

I think I could go on but will leave it there saying that I have had a great few months, happy and healthy family, happy and healthy Shar, yes my life feels crazy some days, baby of 5 months, two other kids, school runs, gymnastics 3 x week for Maddi, Football training and game 3 x week for Bryce, Hubby working, me teaching, training and returning to my Group Fitness Managers job on August 1st……….. I wouldn’t have it any other way and I will never make EXCUSES as they take you further away from your goals and dreams.

Have a geat weekend everyone
Shar x

Saturday, July 17, 2010

I Love this........ read it, hear it and feel it..........

Believe in your heart that something wonderful is about to happen.
Love your life.
Believe in your own powers, and your own potential, and in your own innate goodness.
Wake every morning with the awe of just being alive.
Discover each day the magnificent, awesome beauty in the world.
Explore and embrace life in yourself and in everyone you see each day.
Reach within to find your own specialness.
Amaze yourself and rouse those around you to the potential of each new day.
Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect; this is the essence of your humanity.
Let those who love you help you.
Trust enough to be able to take.
Look with hope to the horizon of today, for today is all we truly have.
Live this day well.
Let a little sun out as well as in.
Create your own rainbows.
Be open to all your possibilities; all possibilities and Miracles.
Always believe in Miracles.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Back to Blogging (soon) and I'm proud of my hubby!

So here I am, Thanks to KEK for this great post, I will find my way back to blogging by the end of this week and will be taking on board Kek's tips.

But for a start I'm going to post about my Hubby, I'm going to big him up!!
You may or may not know Paul started as a Personal Trainer but has now developed and educated himself through the C.H.E.K practitioner levels.
Most recently returning from Melbourne with his CHEK Practitioner Level 2, making him the highest qualified CHEK practitioner in Western Australia!!
He is now working in a studio in the city which has a strong focus on CHEK philosophies, along side his boss Brady Anderson (Ex-North Melbourne Player) who is a CHEK Exercise Coach and Holistic Lifestyle Coach.
I am also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, I trained a while ago now and I definitely used alot of the principles during pregnancy and have recently been revisiting and incorporating into my life, its a direction I am hoping to head in professionally eventually and I believe its not enough to know your 'stuff' but you need to live it, so my first step is to get it right for myself.

Anyway, back to Paul :) I asked him for a bit more info on where he's at and what exactly he is doing and he e mailed me the following from across the lounge (all of 3 metres!! LOL)

Also he said if anyone in Perth is interested in a CHEK Assessment they can leave me a comment or e mail me.

CHEK Practitioner Level 2 Assessment and Program Design Services

Below is an overview of whats involved, they are great for truly understanding your bodies imbalances, correcting any niggling aches or pains or to increase work/home/sport performance.
CHEK Practitioners build sustainable health and performance through treating the core not the symptom.

The CHEK Assessment and program design is for anyone wanting to move without pain or dysfunction.
The CHEK assessment involves:
A 2hr session evaluating
o Static and dynamic posture
o Musculoskeletal strength and range of movement
o Core Function
o Foundation principles: Sleep, Hydration, Movement, Nutrition, Thoughts and Breathing
Analysis and individualised program design

A second 90min session to review the assessment findings and teach the program.
The assessments are completed at a private Perth city studio

Details of CHEK Practitioner Level 2
C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2’s learn how to identify red flags as a necessary system of preventing injury through exercise. C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2’s learn spinal bio-mechanics, neurological screening, essential orthopedic screening tests, length/tension assessments, corrective stretching, specific corrective exercise technologies, and how to refer to allied medical practitioners. Advanced level postural assessment using goniometric technology gives the C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2 the ability to design highly specific corrective exercise programs.

The C.H.E.K Practitioner Level 2 is an invaluable addition to any medical practice treating work, sports, and recreational orthopedic injuries. They are also key contributors to the professional sports medicine and conditioning teams.

I'm so proud of Paul and his work ethic, the knowledge he now has is amazing, the continuous study and want to be the best he can be is inspirational.
Love you Paul and I am one Proud Wifey xx