Thursday, 22 September 2011

Rewards

I need something to look forward to, so that I keep motivated. I was looking at the website for running bare and they have the cutest shorts for the gym ( which I also need, running low on shorts). So at the end of the 5 week period that I set myself, if I have achieved my goals I will get these shorts.


wish me luck!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

music





I'm going through my itunes at the moment, trying to find good workout music. I find that having awesome workout music is really important as I tend to keep in time with the beat and it also keeps me interested and having fun:)



Any suggestions on music that motivates you and  increases your pace at the gym? 


all images from google images or weheartit.com

Thursday, 8 September 2011

quitting sugar

there is a book out at the moment, which i haven't personally read (yet!) but my housemate goes on about it called 'sweet poison: why sugar makes us fat' by David Gillespie. My interest was piqued when I was watching an interview with him where he states that fructose is essentially not recognised by the body and is directly converted to fat, and does not encourage satiation. Suprisingly this makes sense to me and unfortunately I agree with it. I say unfortunately because I am a sugarholic. David Gillespie asserts that sugar is addictive and he likens giving up sugar to giving up smoking. Although I'm sure its even harder as sugar is everywhere, in everything and somethings that it is in would surprise you.
my mission this week is to see if I can borrow his books from my local library and read them this weekend. I'm also going to start making meal plans which include healthy, nutritious food with lots of protein and low sugar content.
David Gillespie's website http://www.howmuchsugar.com/
and another website about an Australian journalist/blogger who is quitting sugar and also conducted an interview with David Gillespie, which sparked my interest http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/category/i-quit-sugar/
hope everyone has a good weekend. I suspect mine will be filled with reading books and cookbooks:) and maybe doing my tax. eep!

ps I would have put a picture of something yummy and filled with sugar to illustrate my point, but I find that those sort of pictures just make me crave the sugar, which isn't really fair is it?

photo

so this is a photo of me when i was overseas, which i absolutely hate because it looks like i have a tire around my belly and what has really encouraged me to give this losing weight thing a go. I really don't like this photo, but I'm going to use it to motivate me to get fitter, healthier and lose some weight.

am going home to my parents place tomorrow, and mum is always trying to eat healthy, and has no yummy food in the house so I should be able to eat healthy for the next three days. I may even take home some of my healthy cookbooks and show her a thing or two:)

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

exercise




1. what is your favourite way to stay in shape? 
hiking outdoors. theres a great place not far from where I lived called the 1000 steps, its in the Dandenongs, and is very beautiful

2. what is your least favourite way to stay in shape? 
running, but thats because I get tired really fast and get stitches. But I'm determined to beat it, I'm doing to couch to 5k program.

3. whats your favorite fruit? 
Berries, soo good!

4. whats you favorite veggie? 
probably mashed potatoes, or peas

5. whats your guilty pleasure?  
anything sweet, I'm trying to curb my sweet tooth, but it's really hard

6. Do you prefer working out with someone or alone? 
I mostly work out alone, then I can go at my own pace


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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

catchup

hey, sorry I haven't posted in AGES!! I recently went overseas and had a wonderful time, and am desperate to go back.
I actually have a secret. well its not much of a secret, because as my blog title is 'a lazy girls guide to beauty' you can probably guess that I'm quite lazy when it comes to beauty. I would prefer to prevent problems than wear makeup to cover them. most of the time that works pretty well for me, I hardly ever wear makeup. So for a couple of months I was writing about makeup, lotions and potions, and then I got bored. so i've decided that instead I will use this blog as my weight loss blog instead, which is kind of related as I believe that having a nice figure is part of being pretty. although, i'm going to attempt to not be lazy about it:)
they say that diet makes up 80% of weight loss and exercise makes up 20%. I have the exercise bit down pat, no problems there, but I find it so hard to eat properly, I get cravings that I give into and I have a terrible sweet-tooth.
Studies have also shown that having people hold you accountable is a great weight loss motivator, so I thought I would give this a go. Plus it is spring here and that means Summer is on its way (YAY)!! and I want to look good for summer.
This blog will mainly be about what I am eating and how I have prepared it with photos, and regular (hopefully) updates:)