This week there was so much progress and so much happiness!
Without progress and growth, we can’t unlock our full potential and live happily.
Example: If you’re putting in heaps of effort to lose weight and eat well, exercise etc. But you step on the scales and you haven’t lost any weight, you’re not going to be happy. Where as if you stepped on the scales and saw a weightloss, you would be happy.
Same with your work. If you work hard but don’t get the promotion, you’re not going to be happy. Where as if you get that promotion, you would be happy!
We can’t live the same year 80 times and call it a life. Learn, grow and embrace change. Strive for progress, achieve your goals and make your dreams a reality.
The week was jam packed for me.
Tuesday was Boxing, meetings and study.
Wednesday was an awesome swim session, more meetings, study and a night helping out at the Stumpies night at Humeridge. A youth group night with primary school aged kids involved in games and activities.
Then the best bit.. a sleepover at my friends house!
Check out my morning Swim Video.
Thursday was a hike up Table Top mountain. If you haven’t tried it, have a go! The view is definitely worth all the sweat.
Friday was a huge day!!
I did a pump class in the morning then we all pitched in and moved the gym around. After 8hrs and a lot of sweat, we swapped the group fitness room and the weights room around. Lots of cleaning and dismantling equipment to get it through the door. Was something different and exciting. They say change is as good as a holiday!
I had dinner at my grandparents house with all my family. It was Dad’s birthday so got pizza for his birthday dinner.
I had the vegetarian, gluten free pizza. Delicious and still relatively healthy. Not an everyday food but sometime you just have to have a piece.. or 2.
Saturday was also a big day. I met my friend in the morning and we went for a lovely walk on her farm. It’s so green at the moment. It’s so beautiful, I am very grateful for the rain!
I then went into Toowoomba to visit another friend and run a few errands, then back home.
The most exciting thing Saturday night was my best friend Jess’ 21st! An awesome night full of friends, food and a few bottles of wine. We danced the night ( and morning) away. I was glad to crawl into my swag for a bit of beauty sleep. Even if it was 4.30am
Then up again at 5.45am for a jam packed Sunday. Quickly home for a shower and a change then off to the Felton Food Festival. This is honestly my favourite community event of the year! If you haven’t even been, I can’t suggest it enough.
The idea behind it is to showcase local products and services in the darling downs ( and surrounding) area. It is also a day of education. To inform the community about everything from paddock to plate. Where your food comes from, who the farmers are, what it takes to produce your food, where this happens and how it all works.
The more conscious consumers are and the more informed they are about the food they put in their mouth, the better choices they can make. Not only for themselves, but for the health of their family, for the better of the farmer and the community.
After 8 hours of volunteering, the event was over for another year. I met so many amazing people. Dedicated and passionate about educating others about health and farming.
Then it was time for the gym! An awesome workout with some of the other coaches at the gym got us ready and in a positive frame of mind for the week ahead, along with some meditation and visualisations.
With some sore muscles and tired eyes, I made it home to do my Sunday Meal Prep. Even though it was late and I was physically exhausted, I know I needed to do it. If not, I wasn’t prepared with healthy options for the week and then open up the option for unhealthy choices. So I never skip out on meal prep Sunday.
If you missed my kale chip recipe, you can find it here.
FINALLY! Time for bed!
Monday it starts all again. HIIT30, group nutrition and weigh in!! Every Monday I am excited/nervous about weighing in. I always doubt whether I have done enough. But this week I worked really hard. And it payed off!
0.5kg weight loss
2.7% body fat loss
1.6kg muscle gain
I’m super proud of myself. And even though I’m not getting huge numbers, I know any progress is better than no progress.
It’s so important to believe in yourself. Believe you can do it and you will. If you want something, there is almost nothing that can stop you if you want it bad enough.
So go get it!
Have a great week