Massive hi 5 for 5 successful sets of 5 minute running intervals!! Split with 1 minute walking intervals. 

25 total minutes running! As if jellyfish! No knee pain while running or directly afterwards! Now we cross all our fingers and toes that I have no pain in the next 24 hours. If I’m pain free I get to do a twenty minute straight run on the treadmill on Tuesday. 

Next concern? Do I have the cardio fitness to run for 20 straight minutes? Debatable.

Massive hi 5 for 5 successful sets of 5 minute running intervals!! Split with 1 minute walking intervals.

25 total minutes running! As if jellyfish! No knee pain while running or directly afterwards! Now we cross all our fingers and toes that I have no pain in the next 24 hours. If I’m pain free I get to do a twenty minute straight run on the treadmill on Tuesday.

Next concern? Do I have the cardio fitness to run for 20 straight minutes? Debatable.

I was tagged by aheartofiron in the six selfie thingomebob and thought why not! While these aren’t all selfies they are things in recent times that have made me happy, proud or to feel like a complete badass so.

1. Successfully undergoing knee surgery and coming out the other side a stronger and more positive person
2. The best ice cream I have eaten this year.
3. A good hair/face/life day.
4. Running outside for the first time since surgery with zero pain
5. Deadlifting 90kg for 3 reps with “perfect form”
6. Winning the 8 week challenge after everything I’ve been through this year.

Anddd (only if they feel like it) I’m tagging fromthebackofthepack gettingamyright lachicakika hidingupmysleeve and btnursey who are all motivators, and general badasses at life!

Check out my ninja knee! I’m not taped because things are bad, but just because it provide me extra support. Physio is beyond happy with my progress and called my squat depth impressive, Holla! This week I get to run 5 lots of 5minute running intervals and if that goes ok I can run for TWENTY MINUTES STRAIGHT! Excitement central!

Check out my ninja knee! I’m not taped because things are bad, but just because it provide me extra support. Physio is beyond happy with my progress and called my squat depth impressive, Holla! This week I get to run 5 lots of 5minute running intervals and if that goes ok I can run for TWENTY MINUTES STRAIGHT! Excitement central!

Heyooooooo. Adapting back to the wake up early - teach the kids all day - plan and paperwork all afternoon - evening gym routine again has been hard. Seriously how did I ever do this. I just keep telling myself it will be easier next week. 

Excitingly when I got to the gym tonight the manager on the desk remembered to put my prize on my membership and are you even ready for this?!? Because I am currently in a free month of membership for winning the skipping challenge a few weeks back, my free year begins at the end of that free month so I don’t have to pay gym fees until AUGUST FIFTH 2015!!! Can’t even deal. Amazing. 

Me and a couple of the girls from the 8 week challenge are doing group PT sessions and we had the first one tonight. I’m so happy to have made gym buddies. It sounds corny but it makes exercise so fun. Anyway. We did a very involved and painful circuit that is too hard for my exhausted arms to write. Except that I deadlifted 80kg for 12 reps twice!!! That needs to be recorded somewhere forever. Survey says I won’t be walking comfortably tomorrow.

Heyooooooo. Adapting back to the wake up early - teach the kids all day - plan and paperwork all afternoon - evening gym routine again has been hard. Seriously how did I ever do this. I just keep telling myself it will be easier next week.

Excitingly when I got to the gym tonight the manager on the desk remembered to put my prize on my membership and are you even ready for this?!? Because I am currently in a free month of membership for winning the skipping challenge a few weeks back, my free year begins at the end of that free month so I don’t have to pay gym fees until AUGUST FIFTH 2015!!! Can’t even deal. Amazing.

Me and a couple of the girls from the 8 week challenge are doing group PT sessions and we had the first one tonight. I’m so happy to have made gym buddies. It sounds corny but it makes exercise so fun. Anyway. We did a very involved and painful circuit that is too hard for my exhausted arms to write. Except that I deadlifted 80kg for 12 reps twice!!! That needs to be recorded somewhere forever. Survey says I won’t be walking comfortably tomorrow.

So much to chat about, but then I got distracted about how beautiful Christmas is. Seriously look at it!

First day back at school was HARD! The kids were out of routine and tired and I missed my bed so badly. It can only go up from here.

I somehow still managed to drag my bootay to the gym tonight. Where I was further celebrated. Still think everyone is having a joke and they are going to tell me that I haven’t actually won soon. Failll brain.

BUT I ran further and longer today!! 5 sets of 4 minutes running 1 minute walking. So 20 minutes total. My most yet since surgery. I spent a lot of time rolling and stretching so please let us all cross our fingers that I have no pain tomorrow. 

Then I are a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner because life is hard and I’m an adult and sometimes I get to make these delightfully delicious decisions.

So much to chat about, but then I got distracted about how beautiful Christmas is. Seriously look at it!

First day back at school was HARD! The kids were out of routine and tired and I missed my bed so badly. It can only go up from here.

I somehow still managed to drag my bootay to the gym tonight. Where I was further celebrated. Still think everyone is having a joke and they are going to tell me that I haven’t actually won soon. Failll brain.

BUT I ran further and longer today!! 5 sets of 4 minutes running 1 minute walking. So 20 minutes total. My most yet since surgery. I spent a lot of time rolling and stretching so please let us all cross our fingers that I have no pain tomorrow.

Then I are a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner because life is hard and I’m an adult and sometimes I get to make these delightfully delicious decisions.

- 8 Week Challenge winner coming atcha! 
- Still am not actually sure that it has sunk in that I won! Like actually won! Like am getting a year of free gym membership!!! WHAT EVEN!!!! 
- Everyone was so delightfully complimentary as well and apparently both trainers and the gym manager saw that I was the clear winner. Insane.
- also insane that I felt bad for winning because I felt I should have done more. Wrong Alice, you’re awesome.
- winners don’t automatically stay fit and skinny(ish) though sooo out I went for an afternoon river walk. I was going to run but my glutes, quads and hip flexors are well sore from tabata boot camp yesterday so I thought it best to listen to my body. 
- school holidays are officially over. Back to reality tomorrow morning. Can’t even deal.

- 8 Week Challenge winner coming atcha!
- Still am not actually sure that it has sunk in that I won! Like actually won! Like am getting a year of free gym membership!!! WHAT EVEN!!!!
- Everyone was so delightfully complimentary as well and apparently both trainers and the gym manager saw that I was the clear winner. Insane.
- also insane that I felt bad for winning because I felt I should have done more. Wrong Alice, you’re awesome.
- winners don’t automatically stay fit and skinny(ish) though sooo out I went for an afternoon river walk. I was going to run but my glutes, quads and hip flexors are well sore from tabata boot camp yesterday so I thought it best to listen to my body.
- school holidays are officially over. Back to reality tomorrow morning. Can’t even deal.

Anonymous said: You are gorgeous.. I don't know how you could ever think you're fat or ugly because you are honestly beautiful

Oh anon thanks you kind, kind human being! I’m working so so hard at thinking these things about myself, and I think I’m very slowly starting to get there.

GUESS WHO WON THE 8 WEEK CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!!!!

GUESS WHO WON THE 8 WEEK CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!!!!

Tonight we put up Christmas in July in our house (AMAZING! Love you Christmas), drunk too much champagne, danced (a lot!), and took drunk selfies that I don’t hate my face in. A+ all round.

Quite literally having the best ever holiday of my life. This here is our private pool. Can’t even deal!