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Dairy of a Melting Princess Day 36:- Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.

Hey all! Happy Monday. So Today going to talk a little bit about Anytime gyms. Over the last three days, I have been to three different gyms as I access al; areas baby!

Eastleigh gym is pretty good, it has everything that I need including classes and all the usual gym trimmings. It’s easy to access both walking and driving and serves me quite well.

However, when I went to Winchester yesterday as my parents went to do a few hours in the Winchester shop I thought I was at least walking into something of the same standard…. to be honest, something a little more special as the gym is in the heart of one of the most expensive cities in the UK. As I walked in geared for my usual workout I was slightly horrified to see there are no BIKEs! None at all, no exercise bikes no spin bikes nada…. so there was my usual machine routine out the window let;s go and see if I can use the workout room for a class…. oh wait a minute not one of those either. So I settled in for an anytime fitness app work out which in the end served me well… but also not the point…

Determined to make my gym session somewhat of a road show, with renewed hopes of a new day I headed to Newberry’s anytime fitness…. I walk in… it’s just a ground floor of weights… oh wonderful! But wait there are some stairs leading me onto the most well equipt gym I think I have ever walked into. Running machines, weights machines, machines….. Massage machines (yes machines that massage, who knew?) you name it you got it. So as my cardio came to an end I begging to dreed entering the testosterone filled lower floor another set of stairs caught my eye and I walked into my own free weight Oasis…..

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So take away from the day… if I have Newbury visits make sure that I use the gym.

Why are the gyms so bloody different? I assume that we are all paying the same amount to use the gym so why are some great tech and others sub-par? I will continue my quest to visit as many anytime gyms as possible to stay tunned for this reverting read….

 

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Diary of Melting Princess day 35:- Sunday Sizings

Welcome to another Sunday of Sizings and pictures. 

SO as you have seen throughout this week it’s been a nonstop and not particularly weight loss inducing week which unfortunately reflected in the scales, which is a little bit annoying considering the 2-hour workout yesterday and the hour today, so really I have still done my 5 hours just condensed…

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A few things to be considered however apart from the week in general, I had to weight myself later today due to being out this morning. I had also eaten and drunk a fair amount so that’s a contribution, I am also certain that the 5 vodka and diet cokes with the late night McDonalds for dinner could also be a contributing factor…. you only live once right?  

My measurements table also didn’t help support progress this week. 

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A cm of my breast, 1.5 of my waist and the rest is either stuck or in cases of one of my arms again. That can almost be expected though as I  have started using weights on my arms so I live in hope that this is just a transition. 

I suppose it’s to be expected not only am I at the doom weight of 16 stone but I can’t expect massive losses each week. So time to roll my selves up and start another week… after a checky bag of Maltesers to ease the pain (it is the lighter way to enjoy chocolate after all…)

Achievements for this week:- Using weights! weights scare in the gym, they have even in the past. I used to do a lot of Body Pump and they didn’t seem too intimidating in a class enviroment. I came to enjoy doing them today especially with the help of the anytime fitness workout app which shows you how to use the equipment in pictures, videos, and a description which has helped.  

Aims for the upcoming week:- Continue to use the anytime fitness app to mix training up, I know that 4 weeks isn’t really enough time for a workout to become stale but I don’t want it to ever get to that point again, getting used to finding alternative workout will help someway towards that. 

Have a happy Sunday evening all! 

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Diary of a Melting Princess day 33:- When Will I See You Again

I had every intention of writing this blog last night, however by the time I got home at 9:30 and sat down at 11ish I literally passed out until I was rudely awakened by a cursing partner about his alarm not going off. I think that I would probably still be asleep if it hadn’t been for that. 

So reverting back to my 12 hours younger self  what was my blog about

After three long days at work sprinkled with rehearsal on top, I was exhausted, (please see above). With that, I made the decision as I approached home after being on the road for 1:45 hours that I just too tired to go to the gym. Not the kind of tired that might put you off the gym but the kind of tired that i sat in my car for 10 minuets dreading the walk upstairs to my flat.

BUT THAT WOULD BE THREE WHOLE DAYS WITHOUT A WORKOUT 

(bar the rehearsal dancing that actually was a workout in its self)

Racked with a little bit a guilt and fearing for my weight loss I did grapple with it for a little while. Really it can’t be helped and sleep is just important for weight loss. So with the intention of going an extra intense workout today to make up for the loss of time and with the intention to not get upset or annoyed when the scales don’t tip the right way this week (because sitting on your ass and driving really doesn’t equate to calorie burning) I end this blog… 

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Diary of a Melting Princess Day 32:-Lets Be Bad

So we already know that this week was going to be a tough one. Sitting in here now I fully appreciate how much of an understatement that was. A lot of time spent on the road, very early mornings and laate nights (some may have been my own fault). At this point, I am shattered and now I need a day or two to reset. Being tired is really not helpfull to the weight loss process, I crave sugar and give in very easily. For the most part of this morning I was ok grabbing a panu chocoalte and eatting a large granola yogurt for lunch. The training buisicuts stayed untouched by myself all day…until eveyone left to travle home while I was still wroing then I cracked. What I have learnt today is that

A) Tiedness  and weight loss don’t mix

B) I can’t be trusted with open busiciuts of the table

Note to self… don’t allow temptation to walk in and just don’t buy the bloody busicits.

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Diary of a Melting Princess Day 31/32 :- It’s been a hard days night.

Hello all, radio silence yesterday but work took over and before I knew it it was 9pm. I did, however, end up at the gym even after stating i needed a rest day. With a sleep in and a stressed mind, i felt that i needed to release some enery before i could setle down for hte night and I am glad i did. Coupled with the fact that I had 3 long days coming up and actually I probably wouldn’t have been able to get back to the gym until Friday night… not ideal. 

I am away with work for the next two days and unfortunately my anytime gym membership doesn’t allow me to use another club for another 3 days…. moving forward if I am away I am more than likely to use it when i have access….even if it’s just for something to do in the evening. 

Yesterday I also managed to recrod my food intake! 2 days down! I am also half way through my recoridng for the day so hopefully there are better habbits still to come! 

I am off to rehearsal now and with any luck that will produce another 800 calorie workout and missing the gym 2 days in a row won’t seem so bad. 

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Diary of a Mealting Princess Day 30:- This is a mans world….

Talk about an unwelcome reception. As a strode into the gym at 5.58 this morning every head turned to look at me….. you would have assumed that I was an alien with three heads rather then just a women going to the gym in the morning. I had noticed how heavily populated the gym is by men in the morning but never have I felt that I was encroaching on to someone else’s territory until today… Not that I care too much let them stare I am a woman on a mission!

 

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6 am workout face… should I have taken a rest day instead? 

 

Well almost I was awake I was in the gym attempting a work out so almost on a mission. That aside I did get a 600 cal work out in and I did some free weights (hold your applause) mostly in response to my boyfriend stating last week that there was no definition in my arms so he couldn’t possibly measure them…… I will show him when he can’t measure my arms because the guns are too heavy (hahahahahha ). Today was hard work and I think I definitely need a rest day tomorrow and maybe a few extra hours sleep.  

So the million dollar questions. the first day of the week… did manage to record my calorie intake? 

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Yes, i did, however, my Fitbit app and myfitness pal app just don’t want to talk to each other at the moment so I still don’t get a complete reflection of my whole day. On the upside I have managed to do the recording once at the beginning of the week lets hope that it continues. 

Time for an early night (well early for me) and hopefully a late morning. Sleeps important to weight loss apparently… 

Lastly, thoughts go out to all affected my hurricane, Irma.

 

 

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Diary of a Melting Princess Day 29:- Sunday Sizings the Monthly Edition.

HAPPY SUNDAY ALL!

So it’s been four weeks since this blog was started. Not sure where the time has gone! The grab bags of chocolate aren’t so grabbable and the taste of original coke is a distant memory! I’m all set up with my new cozy office space to bring you this weeks and this months sizing.

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So let’s get down to business to defeat the scales… (BONUS POINTS FOR THE REFERENCE LEFT IN THE COMMENTS)

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Inches off every area for the week and another 1lbs and 3/4 down! Bar my right arm which appears to have gained 1/2 a cm but that (or at least I hope) may be down to a number of hills that I have done on the cross trainer so it’s all MUSCLE ;0) But the big news here is the 4 weeks round up!

4 Weeks down and Result all Round! 

I am absolutely ecstatic to share that I have lost 1 stone over the last 4 weeks!

I am now just under 16st (15.98 couldn’t make it any closer…. I like the suspense). I know the measurements didn’t until the week after is started but still the results are pretty good. Losing 7.5 inches from my waist (I’m putting this down to the War boxing class, serious ab work out without the intention to do sit ups). 

 

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In the first week of the blog, someone suggested that I take tracking photos to help track my progress. Though from the front I can see very litte difference I think the side photos are differently starting to make some progression. (Apologies again it’s probably more of my than  you ever wanted to see (just think of my poor boyfriend haha))

This is however where the real work begins. Over the last 18 months, I have started with good intentions lost weight to around the 16 stone mark and that’s where the steam ran out. With the blog and a gym membership in hand, i hope that I will by pass that 16 stone wall. 

This week’s Success

6 AM workouts are now a thing for me. I’m awake might as well get it out of the way… With rehearsals starting again 2 evenings a week are already spoken for night gym runs are becoming all but impossible. 

This week’s challenges

So I monumentally failed again at recording what I have eaten (one out of 7 is a start right?) So that’s something that I need to really build into a habit when I’m eating not as a last resort at the end of the day. So actually doing that will this again be my weekly challenge.

This month’s challenges

In 23 days time, I will be in DISNEYLAND PARIS  for three days.   I’m a little worried about not having gym access for three days, jamming a week into 2 days at work and what the food and drink situation will be while I’m there. Mostly I don’t want to lose the rhythm I have got going even if Disney is involved. 

So that’s about it….. it’s a long one I’m aware…. However, i just want to say THANK YOU to everyone that has commented either on facebook, Instagram on here or pulled me aside and said they like the bog/ it’s helping them stay on track! You all helping me do the same 🙂 

PEACE OUT!  

 

 

 

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Diary of a Melting Princess Day 27:- Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Zip-A-Dee-A

After a well earned rest day (well I thought it was well earned) I was back for a 6am workout.

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Through out the day though I felt a shift. For a long time, I haven’t quite felt myself and often blaming it on varying reasons, though they may have contributed towards my mood and general effort in life. Although I have felt my mood shift slowly over the last few weeks today at points I felt at points like my best self again, and I haven’t felt like that for quite a while. Conclusion, exercise ain’t just for losing weight…

 

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Diary of a Melting Princess Day 24:- How do you like your eggs in the morning

So on the advice of a Close and Wise friend after my last early morning gym jaunt suggesting I look at what I am eating before and after the gym. I decided that she may have a point.

So with what I thought was little opportunity to work out in the evening I dragged myself into the gym this morning

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No, your eyes are not deceiving you yes I started my workout at 5:56 and finished 51 mins latter. Although my heart rate wasn’t quite where I would like it I am certainly not going to turn my nose up at a 600 calorie burn!

Although I hadn’t eaten beforehand I did make sure that I ate after.

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Actually was a pretty good breakfast and with the aid of some fruit got me through the day and was pretty tasty. I didn’t crash halfway through the day actually I was pretty on it… lesson learned morning workouts remote instant fule.

I also managed to record my food consumption wooohoo!

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So everything’s coming up Millhouse today!

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Diary of a Mealting Princess Day 22:- Sunday Sizings

Hey y’all

Another week another sizing! After last weeks weight maintain I was hoping to see a drop in the scales.

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With the aid of some new scales (£5 bargain! but I can see why the scales only record in KG, however, it is easier to read and record over all) I have come up at 102.8 kg. Which (with some help of google weight converter (functional skills whhhhhat?)) Is just under 16st 2 lbs. RESULT! A LOSS OF 5lbs.

 

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The rest of my results were also a welcome sight (well except for my bust but that may have been down to the different sports bra but it’s not a gain) With 4 whole CM coming off my waist (those crunches are having an effect).

After a challenging week including being away from home, I am more than happy to accept this.

This weeks challangeds

Theatre rehearsals are back in full swing as of tomorrow. Which is somewhat except however it does take up 3 hours a night 2ce a week so fitting in the exercise will be a bit of a challenge.

Promises for this week:- START RECORDING MY CALORIE INTAKE!

So with that warning be prepared for the on slaught of food pictures and calorie burn diares. Night all!

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Diary of a Mealting Princess Day 20/21:- It doesn’t​ hurt unless I want it to.

Hello All, skipped a day yesterday as I had a mini melt down about my observation at work on Monday and being prepped within an inch of my life which took me into the small hours.

Achievements of yesterday though I made it through a highly pressurised day without sneaking the remaining team biscuits and managed, with the help of the waitress cast recording, not to pull into a drive through McDonald’s on the way back from Milton Keynes. It was however 2 days without the gym. Swings and Roundabouts…..

On today, Woke up early not really feeling the day to being with. I persevered and walked to the gym for that 9am Saturday Spin…. which apparently had been cancelled as I sat alone on a bike in the studio…. Not to waste the effort of moving the bike I did a Video class on the bike. Pretty happy with my achievements to discover that my fitbit really does not like recording spin classes….although this time it did manage to track the calorie burn at the least.

I do find that if I have an intense workout during the morning the rest of the day is pretty much a write-off. So after playing taxi, I popped into Lush to find some bath bombs that would prevent that from happening.

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I picked up the new bubble spinner (a fidget spinner that makes bubbles!) It smells AMAZING! Lemon and Lime!  (Click  the link for more detail)

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After a long Soak in the bath, I dragged myself out and had some food. However, with the best of intentions of a muscle soothing bath, the inevitable tiredness has hit and I have had somewhat of a wasted afternoon.

Lessons Learned… although some people like to get up and hit the gym to get it out of the way… this approach really doesn’t work for me. I’m off out to try and salvage the rest of the evening and prepare for Sunday Sizings….

 

 

 

 

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Diary of a Melting Princess day 38:- Spot spot loveable spot

…. or not so. Were on about 5 weeks of gyms time (it does seem like longer) and I have notied a suddend invation of pimple friends. This is deffinatley not what i sighned up for….. pain..yes…. cravings yes…. sweat yes…….maybe even some dull hunger pagns but not hacving my face revert 15 years to that of a teenager. Ok this is a slight exageration but there is some truth to it.

Even though it’s not going to change my nearly founded gym habbits I do think that it’s time to inverst in some unicorn face marsks…..