Blogger Butts – the good the bad and the ugly, feeling positive again

30 Apr

Well school is back and we have some semblance of a routine happening around here.  Of course it was a short school week (only 3 days of school) so it wasn’t a full exercise week either.  It is however a step in the right direction, I am exercising again.


  • I walked 2 of the 3 school mornings this week (but slept in Friday morning due to an alarm malfunction, oh and I really didn’t feel like getting up early!)  I think I was carrying 10kg in my pack for the walks (about 4km each day)
  • We had to do a baseline fitness test for Kokoda training and it hurt.
  • It started off with a pushup challenge.  I was all set to start and was told that I should do the girl pushups.  All that time earlier in the year doing real pushups and they wanted me to do the girlie ones!  Oh well, who was I to complain?  I totally kicked butt doing 66 pushups!  I probably could have done a few more but my nose started to bleed!
  • Next was a beep test.  I tried my best to avoid doing it but there was nowhere to hide.  Clearly not my favourite activity but being surrounded by young fit people actually got me further than I thought I would.  I stopped at level 6.7 which for my age is on the good-excellent line.  Who knew my fitness was decent?  Go figure.  Of course some of the guys I ran with made it to level 12!
  • This was followed by a 1km timed walk.  I don’t really know what my time was.  I know it wasn’t great but I was able to talk at about a million miles an hour as I walked!
  • We finished up with a plank hold.  Now this is something that I normally avoid at all costs.  The last time I was forced to do one was at a training session for work and I hid and barely made 20 seconds before collapsing in a heap.  This time round?  90 seconds.  I couldn’t believe it.  Clearly the 200 situp challenge has made a difference!
  • Naturally after such a session Wednesday night, I was a little sore on Thursday.  I was actually glad to go for a walk that morning to walk out some of the stiffness.  That day at work involved a little more exercise – a circus session.  Not hard work but the stretches were great.
  • By the time I made it to netball Thursday night, the stiffness had really set in.  I was knackered and had no energy but played anyway, not much running was involved!
  • This morning we had a real training session.  We hiked Mt Macedon a couple of times, about 8km I am told.  I only did about 6km, I had to accompany another guy back to the bus after he hurt his ankle.  Still, 6km on a mountain with a 10kg pack wasn’t a bad morning of exercise.
  • NO Cadbury Creme Eggs were eaten at all this week


  • My vow to stop eating chocolate didn’t work but I did cut back, purely by necessity, there are no Easter eggs left!
  • I haven’t been sleeping well but that is another story in itself.
  • I think I have been dehydrated more than normal lately.


  • Blah, blah, food choices, digestive issues and crampy gurgly disgustingness, blah, blah, blah.  Not as bad as usual but still not great.
  • I am stiff from all the training this week and am starting to remember that this will become my new normal, for the next 3 months at least.

My aims for next week

  • To keep on walking.
  • To eat good food more frequently.  Again re-order the organic fruit delivery!
  • To keep on with the official training for Kokoda.
  • After my success with the plank on Wednesday I think I will get back on board with the 200 situps again, perhaps even with the pushups.
Overall, I am feeling pretty stoked about my ability to exercise these day and I am surprising myself.  I like this new, positive feeling, I hope it sticks around a while.

Head over to Farmers Wifey to see what other participants in the Battle of the Bloggers Butts have been up to.


Posted by on April 30, 2011 in all about me


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8 responses to “Blogger Butts – the good the bad and the ugly, feeling positive again

  1. Bec

    April 30, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    66 push ups?! You rock, 66 is awesome. I can do 15 girly ones before I collapse in a heap 🙂

  2. Farmers Wifey

    May 1, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Well done, don’t worry about the Easter eggs…they’re history! I think I might be dehydrated too..I don’t drink near enough water…..xox

  3. Unknown Mami

    May 1, 2011 at 2:22 am

    66 girlie push ups! You are my girlie push up hero.

  4. Alannah

    May 1, 2011 at 11:12 am

    not good….absolutely fantastic! WOW, exhausted just reading your exercise this week. Sometimes I wonder how I would feel if I did have a week of good sleep….I guess you may wonder the same. smiles, Alannah

  5. Jane

    May 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I am not worthy. You sound like GI Jane to me and you DESERVE chocolate!

  6. Me 'N my Monkeys!

    May 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    well done with the push ups.. You go girl!! 🙂

    I think we all had ‘bad’ food choices this week.
    Blame easter!! 😛

  7. Tracy

    May 3, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Wow, wow, wow, I’m exhausted reading your exercise! Congratulations on your fitness test – sounds like you totally kicked butt! I agree with Jane – you DESERVE chocolate!


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