20 April 2010

I must, I must, I must improve my bust!

**Title is dedicated to my dorky Mum, who once chanted this after telling us that she'd started going to the gym**

I was horrified today to find out that I have put on 3kg since moving to Melbourne! It may not seem like much, but I have definitely been feeling the extra weight lately, and a couple of years ago I slogged myself like crazy and lost 10kg in a year. Something I don't plan on having to do again for a while - imagine 5 or 6 x 2 to 2 1/2 hour work-outs per week - KILLER!

Luckily for me, I found myself a very lovely place to go for a long and hard walk (takes about an hour) as well as "light to moderate callisthenics" lol. I have started an account on Calorie King so I can track how many calories, and how much protein, fibre, calcium, etc, I am eating and how much exercise I am doing. It's a very helpful site, and I've already figured out that I have VERY low fibre when I thought I was doing ok in that area.

Hopefully I can keep motivated enough to keep up the good work because if I am not in shape, everything else suffers.

And just to prove how great my walking track is, here are some photos I took on my walk the other day after I was inspired by the jogging/photography efforts of Zooey Deschanel in Yes Man:

Spunky old car
Pretty wall climbers
Part of the walk
My view of Melbourne while on my walk - it looks like farmland, very confusing.

Any ideas to keep me motivated are much appreciated.


  1. Hey there! Good luck with your exercise. I love the pics. I take long walks as well, but my scenery isn't as lovely as this. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm not Australian :) I bought the necklace at Arden B. Not one of my fav. stores or anything, but it was cheap, lol. I love your blog - following you now :)


  2. first of all: you blog is lovely :D
    Melbourne must be a really interesting city, at least thats what ive heard! :D
    Indeed, its such a waste to put on the weight youve lost but calm down, its just 3kg, it could be just water or ttemporary weight! :D
    jogging is great, you could also start drinking lots of water and dont eat after 9o clock p.m.
    at least thats what i do ! ^^
    following :D

  3. Thanks for following my blog!
    and yeah, I know 3kg isn't much but I'm a stress head. lol. And I'm a nutritionist student so I'm learning all this new stuff about food and so I'm getting obsessed - but in a good way! I tend to do that with everything. I think the main thing is not eating enough fibre - which is harder to do than I thought. But I'm getting better at it, and I love it.
    Anyway, thanks for the tips.