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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

First Workout!

Had some time to kill today while waiting for my next batch of work to arrive. Took the dog for a walk, cleaned the house, then decided to do a casual workout at the gym near our new house. The equipment's pretty basic but I had a good workout nonetheless - bench press, incline bench press, bicep curls, tricep extensions and an incline walk on the treadmill. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to lift a little more than last time I did the same workout, nearly a month ago. Guess all that rest didn't do me any harm. Will try to get the gym a bit more regularly from now on though!

Mental attitude has been great the last week or so. When I get up in the morning the words to Christina Aguilera's 'Beautiful' quite often pop into my head, and they help me to banish any negative self-talk:

'I am beautiful no matter what they [you] say
Words can't bring me down'

10 comments:

Kathleen said...

Good job on getting a workout in! I miss my exercise if I don’t do it. I know you needed a break, but I’m just saying…

Becca said...

I have been hit or miss with the workouts lately too. It happens. Just checkin' in on you and glad all is well to my friend down-under. :)

Dianna Broeren said...

Love that song :) When are you going to post some yummy food creations?

Have a great weekend! Di

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks Kathleen!

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Becca, nice to hear from you. Glad to know I'm not the only one!

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Di, have had limited internet access lately but will try and post some stuff soon. You have a great weekend too!

Chelle said...

Hi Miss Charlotte how have you been!? Have you got any good suggestions for tasty/healthy salad dressings? (i'm sure i've prob ask you before!)
=)
p.s i LOVE christina too, she's one of my fav artists!

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Chelle, one of my favourite dressings is a mixture of pomegranate juice, olive oil and vinegar (balamic or white balsamic is nice). Just adjust the proportions according to your tastes and goals. Cheers, Charlotte

Chelle said...

Thanks babe, that combo sounds interesting! ;-)

Charlotte Orr said...

No worries Chelle, if I think of anything else I'll let you know.