Boot Camp B (buddies, bitches, babes whatever ;) )

He’s back. My ex is back in the picture.  I hate the power that has to hurt me. I hate that I feel like I’m the one being a burden to my family because I’m the one with unresolved issues. I hate that he let his wife abuse me for YEARS. I hate that he took my son to live away from me for YEARS, and now when it’s talked about the boy speaks of it with such bitterness.  I hate that I thought I was doing the right things for YEARS, taking their shit to maintain what I thought was “the peace” to give our children a happy family life. I let them walk on me. I let them have my son and not give him a room of his own, a bed even, of his own. I let them make my boy feel like he was not important.  I hate that he left us after the world exploded, to be with her still. I hate him for abandoning us. I hate him that he left me to clean up the mess, to go through the hard parts, only to have him come back years later when most of us are mostly healed. Where the fuck was he through the last five years that he gets to waltz back in and reap the benefits of the hard work this family has done to get where we are? With her. With the one that was half to blame for our world exploding. And why is he back? Is it because he saw the light? No. It’s because she kicked him out. He’s back reaping the rewards of our dedication to this family and he is not worthy.

Why do I hate him so? When I went through a period of dealing with the emotional fallout of those years of hell, he not once had a kind word for me. He let her destroy me further, and then he blocked me and removed me completely from his life. She kicks him out and suddenly he’s back. Seriously?

Suddenly he was all over my facebook. Commenting on my friends and family posts. Every single time he appears, it causes me angst. I have shed more tears because of the reaction my heart, mind and body has to him in the last few months than I’ve shed in the last decade over him. Easy fix, I thought. You don’t get to control how much you are in my life. I do. “Block”. Ahhhhhhhhh!

Except it’s not that easy… my sons love to laugh about the good times had with Andy and Andrew. I sat gritting my teeth the other night while they regaled the masses at my bar with the hilarity. I fought back tears, smiled, laughed, said all the right things, and inside I was dying in pain. I’ve not been back to the bar since.

So why now am I so filled with angst that I need to blog and purge? My family created an event on FB for the fireworks. I didn’t see it until I got tagged asking if I’m going. I look at the event and see it’s my entire family invited, but I am far from the only one that hasn’t responded.  Why is she singling me out? Oh wait… I bet I know.  It didn’t matter because I was already committed elsewhere, but sure enough today the pics are posted and there he is, enjoying the day with my family. Let me just point out that I’m not jealous he was there and I wasn’t. I’m not that person. I couldn’t be there, and knew that this gave them the opportunity to invite their new/old friend.

So what’s the big deal? Why am I sitting here crying?  Because this makes me the asshole. I realized, putting it all together, that in future for any events while my family loves me and will give me first right of refusal, I am now the “should we invite Andrew? Not if Dee is coming” cunt.

As far as I see it, and please god correct me if I’m wrong in the comments cuz this is destroying me, I have two choices:

1) Skip events that I feel they will enjoy more with him, or feel that I’m an obligatory invite, or

2) Forgive him and move on.  But wait… in my heart and soul he is just as much an abuser as she was, by proxy and because he turned on me. He blocked me on FB. He never ever ever said a kind word to me to counteract what she was doing. He chose not to be in the middle, and then when I was going through the backlash he completely abandoned me. We were friends. We were FAMILY.  So, I have to swallow the years of pain, the years of watching my son in pain, the years of working with my family to get to a healthy friendship and then having him waltz back in?  I have to put it all behind me?

He’s not even tried to reach out to me. No wait, that’s a lie… he messaged me. He messaged me to ask Steve if he wants to go to soccer. That’s it. I said a while back that I didn’t feel forgiving, but anyone that knows me knows that all it takes is a few well chosen words and I will not only forgive but love you as hard as I hate you today.  I don’t hate this hard without having loved equally.  The coward has made no effort. None.

So now what? I cannot talk to my family on it, what am I going to say? I cannot make them choose. I cannot put them in a tough position. They have worked out their shit with him. I’m over here alone, scared, hurting, crying and hating that I feel like I need to back away from that social group, despite that they are my family, because I am not prepared to be ten feet tall because of him again. I’m fucking tired of always being the bigger person when it comes to him and his. I’m done. He’s the one that left us. Ive been ten feet tall in this “relationship” more than my fair share.

Times change. I’ve seen it many times in my 46 years. I always struggle with it, but end up fine. I will with this too. I just have to deal with today’s emotions of loss first, then I’ll be able to move on…. whatever that looks like.

Week Total:   0 Hours  44 Mins

Workout cals week total:   900


Run/walk:   00:44:15 mins

Distance:  3.12 km

Pace:  08:45 mins/km

Calories:   219

{December 31, 2013}   hello?

Anyone want to restart this for 2014?

{September 27, 2012}   October plans

I know, this blog hasnt been used by anyone in awhile – and a lot of people have just been using facebook.   I have been trying really hard to get back on track, as I was doing really well with weight loss and running back in the spring/early summer.

I have signed up for my first half marathon – which is in 45 days. I need to get off my ass and get training, so October is going to be GO time.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, May 17th (Day 8) – 37 minutes of bootcamp, 250cals burned

Friday, May 18th (Day 9) – 20 minute, 2.5km walk

Saturday, May 19th (Day 10) – 40:37 bike, 11.64km, 380cals burned

Sunday, May 20th (Day 11) – 22:33 bike, 6.38km, 210cals burned

Things aren’t going as smoothly as last time.

The vegan part has been a success. No junk food as well. The exercise, is not.

Thursday, May 10th – Day 1: Bootcamp for 21 minutes, 220 cals burned

Friday, May 11th – Day 2: Bootcamp for 22 minutes, 200 cals burned

Saturday, May 12th – Day 3: Walk for 3.45 km (35minutes)

Sunday, May 13th –  Day 4: Walk for 20 minutes. Distance not recorded.

Monday, May 14th – Day 5: Migraine. Sent home from work. Lay in bed all day. No exercise was done. Tried to skip rope. Lasted 3 minutes.

Tuesday, May 15th – Day 6: 20 minutes of walking to the train, then school, then train. Yes, not recorded and therefore technically not a part of my promise to myself.

Wednesday, May 16th – Day 7: Bike for 18mins (4.84km) in the morning, then to work (another km). Will be biking into town and back, then to the station later – so I am guessing a total of 7km. Getting back on track!

Day 28 –  35 minute bootcamp, 255 cals burned

Day 29 –  We spent the day in the car and then at a games convention. YES, nerds. So, this day got skipped. Day 2/30 skipped.

Day 30 – I got up before games (which were at 930), and went for a 20 minute run in Osaka. I saw WAY too many old men peeing. Running in a city SUCKS.  However, perhaps because of the smells and annoyances, I actually ran a personal best, and completed 3.35km in 20 mins, at a pace of 5:59 per km. 220cals burned – and my fastest recorded mile. Pretty proud of that 🙂

That night, we walked home from downtown, 30 minutes, 2.7km. So, does that make up for day 29? No?

Day 31: 1.5 hour walk through one of the most famous, oldest cemetaries in Japan

Day 32: 3 hour, 7km hike at Koya-san.

I feel like I could have done better. I really do, but 30 days of activity out of 32 is pretty good. Starting today, I am beginning another 30 day challenge.

The idea is 30 days of ACTUAL scheduled activity. 20 minute minimum. Must be something that is more than just “playing with students” or something I was already doing. My bootcamp app, a run, a walk that is recorded (distance, time) etc is fine, but I have to pick it up this month.

John and I are also challenging ourselves to eat fully vegan for 30 days. AND NO JUNK FOOD. This is the biggest. We are going to stay away from the convenience stores (a difficult thing in Japan!) for the next 30 days.

So, in point form… my next 30 day challenge (May 7th – June 5th) 

EDIT: May 10th – June 8th

– 20 minutes minimum of recorded exercise

– no animal products

– no convenience store visits/junk

On a positive note, I have lost 3kilos! Woot! Thanks for the encouragement ladies!

{May 2, 2012}   Day 26 and 27 – Raygan

Um… 26 was a no go. Although, I DID throw ninja throwing stars for about 20 minutes, that counts, right?

Day 27 – I played tag with kiddies. Don:t knock it, that shit is tiring.

Today, I AM GOING TO DO BOOTCAMP. I mean it.

Bike:   01:40:00 mins  (no computer so I only have hrt monitor data)

– — – – — – – – – – — – – – – –

HRT monitor      Total time(hrs:mins:secs):     01:47:17    Time in Zone (140-175bpm):     00:28:07

Average Hrt:       127                                   Maximum Hrt:       168

Calories Burned:       748

{April 30, 2012}   Day 22 – 25 Raygan

Thursday, Day 22 – Bootcamp, just 20 minutes.

Friday, Day 23 – I got up early and did 35 minutes of boot camp. Burning 300cals before breakfast, thankyouverymuch!

Saturday, Day 24 – On VACATION no less, I hiked 8kms  of pretty hard uphill/downhilly in 3.5 hours

Sunday, Day 25 – An easier hike, yet still 8 kms- this time in 3 hours.

Today is day 26, and we just got back from the trip and I MAY have had a glass of afternoon wine, so once it wears off, the plan is 45 minutes of boot camp!

{April 29, 2012}   Well I fucked up Day 12 – 26

Sigh… best intentions, I actually only missed a day.. but I haven’t been posting or recording anywhere… which is a part of my process and now I can’t really remember but I’ll try to go through it… plus I have so not been giving it my A effort, yes something is better than nothing., but I’ve been toeing the line.  Lame.

April 15th Day 12  –   walked 35 minutes 3.61 kms  284 cals

April 16th Day 13 –  walked  58 mins   563 kms  422 cals

April 17th Day 14 – cue fail… Grand intentions.. went to games.. plum forgot

April 18th Day 15 – walked (jogged a little.. I think it started raining) 34 mins   3.26 kms  256 cals

April 19th Day 16 – Shit… I don’t remember.. but I did something? Yoga maybe? Wait yes.. bc I did yoga two days in a row.. and then left the mat out for a week driving Regis batty

April 20th Day 17 – Did 30 minutes of yoga

April 21st Day 18 –  walked 39 mins 4.02 kms   314 cals

April 22nd Day 19 –  walked 40 mins    4.23 kms   332 cals

April 23rd Day 20 –  I have no idea…  so probably nothing.. sigh

April 24th Day 21 – Walked  40 mins  4.28 kms  336 cals

April 25th Day 22 –  Spent about 30-40 minutes hoofing it all over the ship on the way to Portsmouth, in order to exercise but also just for the fun of exploring the ship (well the first circuit was exploring later was exercise.

April 26th Day 23 –   fuck fuck fuck.. my ipod deleted the last two entries without uploading them .. crap.  Well that’s super frustrating but nothing to to be done for it.  I walked all over hells half acre in Portsmouth I think it was 4 hours and 15 kms.

April 27th Day 24 – A  25 min walk in the woods where we’re going to be playing paintball… and the forest bit me… I wonder when I became such a city slicker?

April 28th Day 25 –  Went for a walk probably about 30 mins

April 29th Day 26 – Went for a walk 35 mins (stupid ipod)

There … all caught up, I’m trying this dukan diet thing my friend told me about just bc why the heck not… and I miss vegetables.. I need to kick this whole working out thing up a notch or ten.. funny that when I have all the time in the world I have a hard time getting out there.. but when I am a little busy it’s so much easier to schedule a workout. Strange.  Keep up the good work guys!

{April 26, 2012}   Day 21 – Raygan

Today, being a super busy elementary school/japanese lesson at night day, I went for a quick walk around my school. It took me 20minutes, and I would guess the loop I did was about 2km. I also ran to the train, which took 10 minutes. This was not scheduled exercise, more “CRAP! I AM LATE” but whatevs, it works 🙂

{April 25, 2012}   Day 20 – Raygan

Today, I again did a bootcamp session from my little app. It was just a 20 minute one, but had me doing 6 different types of pushups, all in reps of 50, plus squats, running in place, etc. I felt like I burned a lot more than the 180cals it said I did.. but whatever! 20 days down, 10 to go! We are off on vacation starting Friday… so the last few days are going to be a challenge, but shall do my best!

{April 24, 2012}   Days 15 – 19: Raygan

Ladies! How goes it? We are almost there! Yay us! I don’t know about you, but my thighs are looking gooooood! My tum is even receding a wee bit. Woot woot!

So, here is the rundown:

Day 15 (Thurs) – Bootcamp #3 – 33mins, 212cals burned

Day 16: (Fri) – Tag with the little people at elementary school for 20 minutes. 1000000 cals burned. Oodles of fun had.

Day 17:  (Sat) – not going to sugar coat it, no exercise today. Yup, I missed a day. AND I am not going to beat myself up about it, I have decided. No reason to fall off the wagon!

Day 18: (Sun) – to make up for slacker Saturday, I walked 4km in the morning, and did bootcamp for 45 minutes (350cals burned) in the evening. Atonement? I think so!

Day 19: (Mon) – Bootcamp #5, 24mins, 187cals burned.

Way to go team!

{April 18, 2012}   Bex AHH need to post yes!!

So lets see here,

Wed 11th I think for the most part on the 11th, and 12th, I walked the bridge home once 3.3 KM to get home and up the hill a few times.

Friday 13 Dad was in town so he and I walked around downtown for about 2.5 hours, It was not wandering either, he is considerably taller than I am so one quick stride of his is about 3 of mine and he walkes like he is headed somewhere all the time.

Saturday 14 Concert day, We went to The Cat Empire concert at the commador so I danced for 1.5 hours at least.

Sunday 15 Recovery day, was tired

Monday 16 this was a big day, I shipped it down the hill to work only to find the skytrain was out, so I very briskly walked to work on the bridge then on the way home I discovered again that the train was being silly so back over the bridge to home. It was also a busy day at work lots of running around.

Tuesday 17 I need to amp it up. I do not recall any extra work I did other than the typical work – walk hill thing. I did take a step counter to work one day a while back I do about 4500- 6500- steps a day at work… BIG showroom

Today, Wed 18 I am going to do a quick set of workout in my living room as soon as I am done this post. Will blog tomorrow the routine.


Good work everyone!!!

{April 18, 2012}   Day 14

Today my exercise is going to be a 15 minute walk to the train station. I know, this is not really enough… but unfortunately, I realized that I am out of time. Maybe I can do squats on the train or something…. I did have pretty high energy classes, and am super tired today, so not going to beat myself up about it.

{April 18, 2012}   Day 12 & 13 – Raygan

Day 12 – April 16th: I downloaded a walking app, so I can actually track how far and how fast and not muss up my running times. Yes, I am a lame-o. I just really enjoy keeping track of stuff. I walked 2.69km in 26:48. Elevation change of 200m. I walked in the dark, so seriously, I am pretty sure I burned a few extra calories in terror!

Day 13: I realized that cardio isn’t all I need, and that I have seriously, NO upper body strength (lower body or  mid body strength either… who am I kidding). So, I downloaded an app called LOLO, which is a boot camp app. I was a bit skeptical, but I did their benchmark 6min and then first day (31mins). I burned a total of about 300 cals, and it was awesome! I loved the app, in that you create a playlist, and then it changes the beats per minute for how fast you should be working out. Or, when you are doing planks and junk, keeping the beat up so that the time seems to go faster. It felt great. I decided to do the intermediate one, and you can also tell it what equipment you have on hand, so that you arent surprised with ‘pick up your weights’ half way through and dont have any.  I chose the ‘no equipment’ program, and I am supposed to do it every other day. Will give it a go and see how I feel !

Week Total:   3 Hours  40 Mins

Workout cals week total:   1830

——- I gave some genuine thought to being even lamer than this due to my neck.. but convinced myself that no excuses meant just that… and that some blood flow might help.

walk:   00:35:26 mins

Distance: 3.60 km

Pace:  09:47  mins/km

Ipod Calories:       284

{April 15, 2012}   Day 8-11, Raygan

I haven’t been posting, but have been exercising!

After my run on Tuesday, I have been trying to do more low impact activity. My hip pain worries me, so have been taking it easier. Want to get some runs in this week though.

Day 8 (Thurs, April 12) – 30 minutes of yoga

Day 9 (Fri, April 13) – Ran around and around and around with little people! At LEAST 20 mins, probably more.

Day 10 (Sat, April 14) – 4km walk – brisk up hill, fairly brisk downhill… but had a beer at the top. Slightly counterproductive…

Day 11 (Sun, April 15) – 2.5km brisk walk (25 mins) + 25 mins yoga

This close to a fail, was raining and gloomy all day.. no gym to go to, and then it was night and cold.  Fug… so while Regis and I were watching a movie, and he snickered at me. Actually, it started with ha ha you didn’t work out, I’m gonna rat you out to your friends… wait what are you doing.. NOW… sulk.. you know we had all that sex.. pretty sure that counts.. lol.  (he wanted to cuddle while watching the movie)  I did 20 mins of circuit training type stuff, push ups, squats, lunges, running on the spot, skipping, jumping jacks etc) HATED every second of it.

Week Total:   3 Hours  05 Mins

Workout cals week total:   1550


Torture :   00:20:00 mins  (no computer so I only have hrt monitor data)

– — – – — – – – – – — – – – – –

HRT monitor      Total time(hrs:mins:secs):     00:20:14    Time in Zone (140-175bpm):     00:05:13

Average Hrt:       132                                   Maximum Hrt:       151

Calories Burned:       153

Week Total:   2 Hours  45 Mins

Workout cals week total:   1400


Bike:   00:33:00 mins  (no computer so I only have hrt monitor data)

– — – – — – – – – – — – – – – –

HRT monitor      Total time(hrs:mins:secs):     00:35:05    Time in Zone (140-175bpm):     00:21:39

Average Hrt:       140                                   Maximum Hrt:       168

Calories Burned:       298

Week Total:   2 Hours  12 Mins

Workout cals week total:   1120


Run/walk:   00:34:09 mins

Distance:  2.88 km

Pace:  11:50 mins/km

Ipod Calories:   226    (just for reference hrt monitor is more accurate)

– — – – — – – – – – — – – – – –

{April 12, 2012}   April 10 BEX

Well I am not really sure what to say, I got my heart rate up a few times in the day, nothing in particular but I did leave the house late for work and ended up hoofing it down the hill to sky train about 1.4KM I do this every day twice but yesterday was very brisk walking.. Then in the evening I was picking on Phil since I was board and figured he should entertain me, I ended up laughing with belly pain laughing for at least twenty min.

Oh yeah the gym thing didn’t work out since I got up at 4:45am to go and my senses kicked in before I got out the door, good thing too I didnt get lunch yesterday until 2pm.



Week Total:   1 Hours  38 Mins

Workout cals week total:   900


Run/walk:   00:48:15 mins

Distance:  5.38 km

Pace:  08:57 mins/km

Ipod Calories:   422    (just for reference hrt monitor is more accurate)

– — – – — – – – – – — – – – – –

HRT monitor      Total time(hrs:mins:secs):     01:30:48    Time in Zone (140-175bpm):     00:03:14

Average Hrt:       106                                   Maximum Hrt:       145

Calories Burned:       429
— – – — – – – – – — – – –

{April 11, 2012}   Day 6 & 7 – Raygan

Day 5 recap  – I ran 5km.  I felt awesome, and was literally bouncing off the walls while running. Like practically skipping. I ran a 6:45 pace, which is way faster than usual.

Day 6 – my hips hurt. A lot. So, I only managed a slow 3.2 km.

Day 7 – today, my activity was play time with small people.  A lot of playing with little people. Probably about an hour? I ran, I jumped, I tickled. Yes, this is not normal activity, but my hips hurt, it is raining, and I have my period for the first time in 2 years. So, i deserve a quiet day 🙂


{April 11, 2012}   Bex day 10

Walked the bridge to work today – 3.3km brisk pace.

heading to gym tomorrow early AM 🙂

So my boyfriend seriously hurt my feelings and I spent so much time sulking I didn’t get out till 11… at night… in the country.. cold as an ice monster’s balls and dark as.. I dunno.. the inside of said ice beast’s anus.  My Achilles tendons were killing me.. so I kinda shifted between jogging and running.. I swear I intended to hoof it through the woods and do a minimum of 5km… but I was so terrified before I even got to the woods.. that ended up being a no… so I basically ran up and down the street in front of the house… I’m such a sissy. (no but really it was like CRAZY moon… and those stars don’t light shit)

Week Total:   0 Hours  50 Mins

Workout cals week total:   472


Run/walk:   00:20:35 mins

Distance:  2.75 km

Pace:  07:29 mins/km

Ipod Calories:   215    (just for reference hrt monitor is more accurate)

– — – – — – – – – – — – – – – –

HRT monitor      Total time(hrs:mins:secs):     00:28:38    Time in Zone (140-175bpm):     00:33:08

Average Hrt:       128                                   Maximum Hrt:       156

Calories Burned:       202

{April 10, 2012}   Bex Days 1-9 :)

OKAY so this time the post MUST WORK,, I have seriously posted like 5 times!!! Lets do the super fast re-cap cause YEAH Im in and Im working out,,, just the posting bit isn’t going my way.. (see stomping feet and pouting)

Day 1

walk home from work on bridge 3.3 KM

day 2

long walk home up hill from skytrain _ 15min and took stairs instead

day 3 Tues – had very important work interview this day, picked up the pace at work – lots of working and lots of stairs to do many times a day.

day 4 wed. day off walked in stanley park and around for about 1.5 hours with phil

day 5 thurs again took stairs from skytrain ( some may think this doesn’t count but there are 3 LONG sets and I run them all)

day 6 shopping for 3 hours around Vancouver then came home and went for a 20 min run on the seawall (first this season) and walked home after, my knees gave out.

day 7 4.5 hours seawall and Vancouver walking with Phil feet hurt so bad by the time I got home.

day 8 out in White rock for the day but walked from each location – ran for the bus once. (lame day I know)

day 9 today… mmm really not much need to amp it up a bit – did walk home from work not long way but pretty good lil walk.

day 10 – will definitly do more 🙂

Holy crap it was so cold tonight… thought my boobies were going to FALL off

Week Total:   0 Hours  30 Mins

Workout cals week total:   270


Walk:   00:30:43 mins

Distance:  3.33 km

Pace:  09:13 mins/km

Ipod Calories:   261

{April 9, 2012}   Day 4 & 5 – Raygan

Yesterday’s walk was about an hour and 15 minutes, and during the walk we saw monkeys! Was a good day! 😀

Today, I am heading out for a 30 minute run!


How is everyone else doing?



Left the bbq to go for a brisk walk in the dark.. scared the shiznit out of me..

Week Total:  2 Hours  18 Mins

Workout cals week total:   1450


Walk:   00:21:55 mins

Distance:  5.04 km

Pace:  09:05 mins/km

Ipod Calories:   189

{April 8, 2012}   Day 3-Raygan

Day 3, I nearly bailed! But got in a 5 km run (33mins). So glad I did!

I went for a little run, but was in a hurry bc we had a dinner to get to.

Week Total:  1 Hours  57 Mins

Workout cals week total:   1291


Run:   00:23:02 mins

Distance:  3.3 km

Pace:  06:59 mins/km

Ipod Calories:   259    (just for reference hrt monitor is more accurate)

– — – – — – – – – – — – – – – –

HRT monitor      Total time(hrs:mins:secs):     00:33:27    Time in Zone (140-175bpm):     00:33:08

Average Hrt:       142                                   Maximum Hrt:       172

Calories Burned:       291   (excellent the new battery did the trick)

{April 6, 2012}   Day 2 – Raygan

Day 1: I managed to run 4km (with warmup that was about 30mins – slow, I know!)

Day 2: it is Friday, so I figure once I get groceries, do laundry etc., eat dinner, it will be too late to run today. So, I went for a 20 minute power walk up the mountain behind my school.

Mag, as for your post about giving up if you skip a day – NO. Xo

{April 6, 2012}  

DAY 3 Magda:  Friday April 6th  2012

Week Total:  1 Hours  35 Mins

Workout cals week total:   1000 (ish)


It was oddly chilly today and I’ve been really stuff and a little achy, but I went out for a half-assed run anyway.

Run:   00:36:20 mins

Distance:  5.04 km

Pace:  07:12 mins/km

– — – – — – – – – – — – – – – –

Definitely something fishy here I got another battery hopefully that will sort it all out Still somewhat accurate bc I kept an eye on it and while it did insane things they were only for a few moments.

HRT monitor      Total time(hrs:mins:secs):     01:19:12    Time in Zone (140-175bpm):     00:33:08

Average Hrt:      131… nu uh lies                         Maximum Hrt:     233 because I’m a hummingbird… pft

Calories Burned:       588

{April 5, 2012}  

I was feeling lazy and kinda stiff, so I just went for a quick power walk, but at least this time I actually moved, instead of a casual stroll that I ‘called’ working out.

Week Total:  0 Hours  59 Mins

Workout cals week total:   600


Walk:   00:24:27 mins

Distance:  2.64 km

Pace:  09:15 mins/km

Ipod Calories: 207

Hi ladies!

So, I started on April 1st with a 5 hour hike up a volcano.  However, I was also on vacation, and my carefully laid plans of running/hiking/etc did not happen. I could SAY that all the walking and such was exercise, but I would be lying if I said I planned that. So, I am starting late. My 30 day challenge will be April 5 – May 4. Hope that is cool with you chicas. If not, tough. 🙂

I am at work now, but am going to run after work, and shall blog about it. Just wanted you to know I am on  board!

Awesome to those of you that started. Mag, thanks for suggesting this! xoxoxo

LAME, totally put off going out and then we unexpectedly were out all evening and I was unable to go work out.  Completely my fault..  it’s right at the beginning, Ray had a late start so I feel vaguely less guilty about starting over.  But this is it, if I screw up again.. too bad soldier on.

Week Total:  0 Hours  35 Mins

Workout cals week total:   400



Run:   00:35:46 mins

Distance:  4.93 km

Pace:   07:15 mins/km

Ipod Calories:  387

– – – – – – – – – – – – – –
HRT monitor      Total time(hrs:mins:secs):     00:52:02    Time in Zone (140-175bpm):     00:33:08

Average Hrt:      162                                Maximum Hrt:     238 (hold on.. something’s not right                            there)

Calories Burned:       514 (probably wrong given max rate… suspect)  Perhaps I need a new battery for the sensor?

Went for another walk, lame.

Walk:   00:21:31 mins

Distance:  2.31 km

Pace:   09:17 mins/km

Ipod Calories:  181


Went for a wee walk, was pretty lazy about the whole thing.

Walk:   20 mins

Distance:  2.16 km

Pace:  10:06 mins/km

Calories: According to the ipod  169… that’s like one french fry right?

{April 1, 2012}   BEX

Okay so I know Mag you don’t have the interweb right now but It is April 1st and I did agree to a fitness challenge with you so here are my stats.

Brisk walk from work to home 3.3KM 30 Min

Please let me know if there is somewhere else I should be sending this as I will also post on my Blogsite.


Well here it is.. I’m posting this late because I don’t even have ghetto internet but I’ll be writing it all down somewhere and posting it as soon as I get access!

So here is the challenge in case anyone forgot, a minimum of 15 minutes of cardio activity everyday, no matter what, no excuses.  Sick, injured, lazy.. I don’t care.. you can find something to do.  Yoga, walking, running, biking, swimming dancing.. whatever.. just make the habit of getting your ass out to do something.

For my day one was a fricken bitch… no food until 3pm… after being out drinking most of the night… Didn’t get home till 5pm… talk about a demotivator, hung over and grouchy as fuck.

But I went for a walk, 20-30 mins.. not sure exactly, I have the data at home and like I said I’ll post it asap… But I did it!! (And so did everyone… Ray went hiking for 3 hours, bex walked home from work 30 mins, and dee danced her ass off) YAY great start … Let’s keep it up.. and also girl, I really wanna thank you for joining me in the challenge, because without you I would have fallen off the map already.  I need motivation, and this is totally doing it! you guys rock!!   I hope everyone can post here too, even just a weekly summary) but I understand if you hateses it.  For me the posting is part of the process.. bc I can look back and see when I’ve been awesome and when I’ve been lame 😀

Only 29days left… rock on!

{August 18, 2011}   Grr

Dear creepy lady at the gym,

Yes, I am the only one here. Yes, I am a chubby white chick. No, I am not obese and do not need to be walked through the proper way to run by someone who has 60 lbs on me and is a foot shorter, but sees me as huge because I am not Japanese.

Also, the iPod is a good indicator I don’t want to talk to anyone.

Finally, you staring at me while I do sit ups and push ups and making comments to no one but yourself about my yum is not helpful. Just man the desk and leave me be.



Ps… Sorry this is rather negative but she was really offputting and I might go home and cry now. I am including a photo of myself pre workout at 161 lbs.


{August 18, 2011}   10k

Weighed in yesterday at 73kg. Eep. That is 161 lbs. So… Since my goal is 145lbs/65kg, I gots some work to do! Not as MUCH work as I thought actually… that stupid change between kilos and pounds gets me every time! My goal is to lose that weight by January 1st, 2012. That means, I have to lose .4 of a lb every week. There is no reason i cannot get off my ass and do that.

So, how do I do this?

Sitting on my butt is actually not getting me there. Huh! Who knew! I haven’t gained AS much as I thought I had this past year (I thought I was closer to 175 lbs, to be honest) but I am still feeling… hefty. I know I have bad body image, and part of that is from living in a country of wee people, but I recently saw a picture that made me realize I am pretty average sized compared, at least, to the other western women I know, so I should seriously stop beating myself up so much. Yes, I need to lose 16lbs. I know. But that is not the 30 that I thought, nor the 50 I lost when I left Japan the first time!

Anyway, I have downloaded an app called sparkpeople which tracks your calories and exercise – much like the Weight Watchers program I did back in 2003, which helped me lose that 50lbs.

A new friend, showed me this video, which is quite inspiring. And it seems to me everyone I know is doing an ironman. Ok. so, 2 people. But still. That is still amazing. Where I am not going to be ironman material any time soon, there is no reason I can not be inspired and get off my butt and do a 10km run. So, October 10th, I am signing up for my first ever 10k. That means I have to actually train – as the farthest I have ever run before (well, since high school) is 7km.

Wish me luck, Bitches/Babes/Buddies!

{June 14, 2011}   Tuesday – Magda

Week Total:  2 Hours  13 Mins

Workout cals week total:   1661


Bike:    46  mins

Distance:   18.35 km

Max:   36.7 km/hr               Average:  24.0  km/hr

Cals:  498

Temp:   31 C


HTR Monitor:

in zone (over 140 beats per minute) / training time / total time

34 /   46  /  71  mins

Max     170                        AVG   127

Work out Cals:      498


GRAND Total Cals Today:  _____

{June 13, 2011}   Monday – Magda

Week Total:  1 Hours  27 Mins

Workout cals week total:   1163


Bike:    44  mins

Distance:   18.20 km

Max:   34.3 km/hr               Average:  24.6  km/hr

Cals:  589

Temp:   36 C


HTR Monitor:

in zone (over 140 beats per minute) / training time / total time

43 /   44  /  75  mins

Max     173                        AVG   135

Work out Cals:      589


GRAND Total Cals Today:  _____

{June 12, 2011}   Sunday -Magda

Week Total:  0 Hours  43 Mins

Workout cals week total:   574


Bike:    43  mins

Distance:   18.20 km

Max:   34.5 km/hr               Average:  25.0  km/hr

Cals:  574

Temp:   36 C


HTR Monitor:

in zone (over 140 beats per minute) / training time / total time

40 /   43  /  63  mins

Max     212    really?                        AVG   146

Work out Cals:      574


GRAND Total Cals Today:  _____

{June 6, 2011}   Monday – Raygan

Week Total: 31:57

Running, 4.02km
AVG pace 7.56/km
Cals burned 277cals

So, after weeks of on again off again running, and sporadic posting… I need to lose some weight and get into shape. I feel gross. And it is already getting hot out, so hopefully this wont hinder my attempt. My goal this week is to run THREE times. 3. I can do it.

{June 1, 2011}   Tuesday – Magda

I’ve gone for at least 4-5 runs but I haven’t bothered to update here.. lazy

Week Total:  0 Hours  52 Mins

Workout cals week total:   661


Run:   52  mins

Distance:  7.86 km

Pace:   6:40 min/km

Cals:  661

Temp:   28  C


HTR Monitor:

in zone (over 140 beats per minute) / training time / total time

38  /   52  /  120  mins

Max     177                          AVG   122

Work out Cals:    661


GRAND Total Cals Today:  ______

{May 20, 2011}   Friday – Jessica

Week total: 3 hrs (well it will be, by the end of the day)

Half of P90x day 3 shoulders and arms, half of ab ripper. I can see it’s going to be really hard to find time to fit in these workouts.

And I’m riding my bike to the new office now, 6 km.

et cetera