Smile

This is the smile of a girl who survived a 3.2km run that was only part of tonight’s workout. It’s been a seriously tough week with medical emergencies, school excursions, reports being handed in last Friday, swimming, almost end of term.. the list goes on. Tonight I needed to clear my head, my rest and bubble bath last night meant that I was strong enough to head out and workout with my crew mates. At the start of the year I found 400m tough.. tonight I ran 400m x 8..plus completed 3 x 6 Romanian deadlifts (65kg).. 1x 20 single leg deadlifts (8kg).. 50 bent over rows (20kg).. 100 body weight squats..50 push ups.. Now my body is tired and my mind is clear. Exercise is wonderful and friends are even better.

Snatch

Today I attended a ‘snatch workshop at hybrid__training – it was such a worthwhile experience. 2 hours of focussed learning with two great coaches. I’m really thankful that they explained each step in a way that I could understand. Everyone learns differently and it can be hard to teach a large group at once. But with only 10 participants we were able to ask questions, receive corrections, and achieve positive results. Thanks for including me ūüėä

Another step in the right direction 

A new Chloe record. My handstands are getting longer and stronger. My back squats heavier and more powerful. My body leaner and cleaner. And my outlook on life – clearer and brighter. I am so glad I walked through the doors of hybrid__training last December. While I was already starting my journey to better health.. this community has motivated, inspired, supported, encouraged, and guided me. I still have a long way to go but I know the direction I wish to head. 

Handstand!

New handstand record for me.. against a wall ūüėú but I’m getting there. My strength is improving and I’m having a lot of fun in the process. I’m grateful to have that ‘I’m progressing’ feeling. 

Blessed

I’m grateful to have so many beautiful hearts in my life. I had a tough week last week and a good friend surprised me with a beautiful scented soap – smells divine.. later in the day another good friend popped by my classroom to see how I was going. I feel truly blessed to have friends who go out of their way to check in, and show that they care. My class buddy and classroom next door neighbours are so supportive – I feel we can get through anything when we work together. So lucky to have you girls xx And then, after work I came home to the smell of baked chicken. Mum rushed home to bake me dinner.. (I eat early so I have something in my tummy before I work out and mum knows how much I love her baked chook). I’m spoilt rotten. Then it was time to workout. I’m really lucky to be part of the 6:30 crew.. everyone is so friendly, encouraging, and the fact that we all share the desire to be the healthiest we can be is a bonus. My peers inspire me just as much as our coaches do. I’m feeling truly blessed. Thank you to all the beautiful hearts out there for your kindness ūüíē

Zip me up!

When the dress finally fits! Today I zipped up my Kitten D’amour Bella Se√Īora wiggle! Yay! All those sweaty sessions at @hybrid__training are paying off. I need to lose weight for my health.. doesn’t mean that there aren’t other benefits though! ‚Äč

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What a day!

What a crazy day. It was a very tough day at work. I’m grateful to have such supportive, kind, and caring coworkers/friends. I didn’t think I’d make it to training tonight.. I was absolutely exhausted.. emotionally and physically drained. But I tied my laces and went anyway. I’m so glad I did.. even if it was a huge workout. I feel calmer, more relaxed.. yes I’m exhausted physically now, but at least I know I’ll sleep well tonight. I’m grateful to the 6:30 crew for getting me through the workout. Comrades in sweat! 

I carried a watermelon 

So tonight’s work out involved 3 x 400m runs carrying a medicine ball…. ūüė©I felt like Baby from Dirty Dancing ‘I carried a watermelon’ ūüćČ I’m grateful that the work out is over and also grateful that everyone puffed ‘good on you’, ‘nice work’, and ‘you can do it’ as we passed each other. So much spirit and comradely. Six months ago I couldn’t have run all three sets… tonight I ran all of them with a medicine ball. I’m slowly becoming the happiest, healthiest, and best ‘me’ that I have ever been. 

Pull Ups

Ouch! Tonight I smashed my pull up PB… previous PB= -1. New PB 4 x 8 pull ups with a band!!! Yay!! Step by step I’m getting fitter and stronger and leaner. Some days it’s slower and some days it’s faster… I’m grateful to have started this crazy journey. Imagine where I’ll be in 6 months from now? Or a year from now?¬†