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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Astonish Yourself

Weight : 16.3% ~ 9.96/51.14 = 61.1 kg
Temperature = 36.2
Training : 12-10-8-6 - pulldowns/cable rows : assisted chins/BB rows : rear delt machine/one arm DB rows + 20 min elliptical intervals 1:1
Time : 1 hour 20 min ~ Calories : 605 ~ AHR : 127 bpm (72%)
Next target : 15 Feb : 14.2% ~ 8.56/51.74 = 60.3 kg

Although it goes against all popular diet law, when I looked in the mirror this morning I looked leaner and harder than I did yesterday. After eating over 2,000 calories and 275g carbs the scale only increased by 200g. In fact, instead of worrying about taking too long to be ready for competition, this morning I was wondering if I was going to get there too soon. I can see my hip bones, my ribs and the bones of my sternum already. The condition I am in is pretty close to what I would like to look like all year round, yet I am still to hit the 50's.

Had a great training session with Fern again this morning, but I still don't feel full of energy and strength as you would expect after a carb load. Once I get a decent drop on the scales (it has to come soon) I probably just need a good feed. The type of refeed where you go to a restaurant and order whatever you want from the menu and then have dessert. I just need to top up my energy levels a bit.

On a completely different note, I have been thinking about how much I love being part of the blogging community. The decision to start a blog a couple of years ago has truly changed my life. I have made truly wonderful friends who bring joy to my life. Friends who listen to me cry on the phone, friends who email me with words of encouragement, friends who thrash me in the gym, friends who leave comments and friends who simply find what I write worth reading.

To all of you ... thank you. ♥


  1. I totally agree Katie - I started my blog as a personal record of what's in my head, what I eat, how I am feeling and the effect it has on my body. I didn't expect to "meet" so many people with similar goals who are so willing to share and give advice. You rock!!!

  2. Anonymous9:54 am

    I couldn't even imagine going through life without my blogging family now. It's pretty incredible how much love, support and friendship we really do get from it Katie. xxx

  3. I LOVE reading your blog Katie! So "Thank You" for inspiring me with your "realness" everyday :)

  4. You are doing great katie..... and you insipire me...
    Love following your blog...