Monday, January 28, 2008

I'm Back

Hi All

Thanks for all the comments checking up on me. Yes I have been absent and have had alot happening, I don't feel the need to blog about it nor do I want to.
I have still been checking in on everyone.

I just want to get back to using this as the fantastic support network I know it can be.
I really want to get back to blogging daily (or every couple of days!) just detailing my training and eating etc, when I have done this in the past I have felt really positive from it.

7 sleeps until my family arrive!!!!! I just cannot wait to hold them all and just look at them here with us.
Iwas e mailing Liz earlier and I told her that whenever my SIS and I get together (and my Mum for that matter!) our time is just spent on what we call a constant 'EXERCISE BENDER' (not sure if you Aussies use the word bender?).

I am taking my Group Fitness Manager position off but still teaching all me classes.

My sis is the bestest Bodycombat Instructor so exactly the same as me in that we love to exercise, teach, go to classes etc.
We are lucky enough to be able to go to the LES MILLS, PERTH Quarterly Workshop on the 17th Feb!!!
SIS is booked in for every session (except Bodyjam)thats 6 in total, i'm just gonna do 4 !!!! even coming out of retirement to do Bodycomabt alongside her.

My mum and dad will no doubt be running most days, mum loved to run to the coastal path when she was here in September, the difference this time is she will get to keep on running straight in to the ocean as the weather is so hot now!

Bryce goes back to school on Monday and Maddi starts school!!! She is so excited to be going to school with her BIG BRO!! I will have him in Year 7, his last year and her in Kindy, opposite ends of the school.

Anyway, enough from me, good to be back blogging.
Progress reports coming as often as poss.

Shar x

Monday, January 7, 2008

Update time

OK just a quick one because Craig Harpers post on Sleep has made me so conscious on getting the right amount of sleep for me, will be playing around with different amounts ever so often to try and find if I'm a 6 hour person or a 8 hour etc.
When I eat shit food I definitely feel sluggish and seem to need more sleep,
when eating well I need less, I know this from my comp prep.
I was getting through the day with less sleep, probably a regular 6 hours
per night, sometimes less!!

Anyway, back to update!! :)
6 Days done and dusted of good clean eating. 5 - 6 meals per day, 3 + litres of water, daily cardio, have gotten back to regular weights and loving it..
The last 6 days has seen me do:
5 Bodyattacks (so hard in the heat!!)
3 Bodybalances
1 Interval Run
3 Weights sessions

I have been on the scales, which have dropped, (I normally get on everyday) (yes I know, I know, no lectures please) but not as much as usual I have only been on twice in the last 6 days! the water has no doubt been the big drop I can see but you know what, the sooner that's gone the sooner we can start to get to the flubber!

I actually feel in control a enough now to really try hard not to get on the scales. So I am going to try for 28 days / 4 weeks getting on the scales.

Yes I should take it a little at a time, perhaps do 2 weeks etc,but I know that I can stick with this for 28 days straight and beyond and the results after a longer period of time will be way better than seeing a little at a time.

Also I have to make this about how I feel, how I see my self in the mirror, how my clothes feel and LESS about the scale number.
I already feel 100 x better than I did 6 days ago, both physically and mentally.

I have e mailed Sam and we should be getting together again soon!!
For a catch up, a belly feel and also we will be working on routines for me together.
I'm so excited and I love putting the routine together last comp. Also doing a bit of learning. I have been doing alot of research, reading etc on prep and would love to help out a friend who has asked me too. I also hope one day I will be able to prep myself, but I think this is a long way off, I have to be told what is happening and when, I can't let me have a free reign on myself I just don't listen! LOL!!

Anyway, Craig Harper is in my ear, the clock is ticking, I am feeling tired,
perhaps I'm a 10 hour person!

Shar x

28 days til the arrivals!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008


This is where lives are made,

in these moments,

when you choose whether or

not to say I can or I can't.

Jillian Micheals

Friday, January 4, 2008

Oh My......

Look at my ticker!!!
30 days until my family get here for their holiday!!

Will update on progress (yes there has been progress!) tomorrow, all good here though.

And just for my new positive slant, learning to love myself and for CG - as when I saw the pic you saw I wasn't as disgusted as I thought I would be.
Here's a pic from my prof shoot 2 weeks out from comp.........
I actually do look at this one and I 'LIKE' myself, CG - I will get there :)

Shar x
Learning to love

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Shar's 2007 & 2008 Goals

Well 2007 was a big journey........

JAN 07
us return
from a great
4 week trip
the UK.
time with my
very special
(BG, Mum,
Maddi & Me)

(Me and my niece)

Saw me do my classic yo-yo dieting. My weight actually maintained
even if on the higher side of where I wanted to be.
I was moved to a different Fitness First after the acciqusition was closed.
BG turned 11 years old.

Saw me make the huge decision to start comp prep for the ALL FEMALES in July.
SAMO became 'SARGE' and told me to trust her and she would get me there.
Pretty much end of MARCH - JULY became all about training eating and sleeping!
and of course transforming my body.
FROM THIS..........






TO THIS ......................

THANKS SAM!!!! Your a star. xx

What an incredible emotional and mental journey I had in the 2nd half of the year after my first comp.
I have continued to find myself fighting and struggling to get back to a regular clean eating plan for more than a 3 weeks at a time, interspersed with binging and mental games.
Exercise has been consistent so things could be alot worse if I hadn't been exercising!

September saw my Mum and Nan visit from the UK, this was just a fantastic few weeks and we had a great time.

October saw me gain a chest back!! What a easy, comfortable, successful process this was.

Maddi turned 4 in November.

December saw me achieve one of my main goals within my career here in OZ and that was to open a new club as GFM. I have been lucky enough to choose my team of instructors, each of them I feel honored to have on my timetable and Subiaco Platinum is going to rock as Group Fitness develops.

2007 Wrap Up.....
I found great strength in doing my comp prep, mental and physical. But unfortunately I end the year at possibly my lowest point on my weight loss/body image journey (even at my heaviest).
This absolutely has to end.
My kids have continued to grow into confident, intelligent and successful little people.
My Career has taken a turn that will now see me settled in 'my own' club for the considerable future and I just love what I do.
My husband continues to be very successful as a Personal Trainer. He is also the most caring, considerate and loving person I know. I am very lucky to have him as my husband and my best friend. Paul - I love you dearly. xx

Shar x

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2008 - Time For Change

Now or Never / Sink or Swim / Rise or Fall / Take Part or Watch / Go or Stay / Yes or No / I can or I can't / I will or I won't / In or Out / Positive or Negative

I'm done with crying, I'm done with fighting daily, I'm done with wasting my energy, I'm done with making excuses, I'm done with self-damaging thought processes, I'm done with heading down a path I've seen before 10,000 times, I'm done with worrying about what other people think, I'm done with feeling guilty


2008 WILL be a good year.


To become a strong and positive woman by working on my thought processes and behaviours.

Take on board the opinions and advice of those I value and love only.

Spend quality time with my husband and children.

Continue to achieve at work.

Train and eat consistently to help me find a place physically I like to be at.

Compete in Figure again, having made improvements on last time I stepped on Stage.

Consistently blog, using the fantastic support network that I have found you all to be.

Wishing all you fab women a healthy, happy and safe year ahead. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT.

Here's to 2008 - Shar x