Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Metafit-icent Monday!

Happy Tuesday my good people!I am finally over my high of beating my challenge time last week, and my mind is now thoroughly focused on beating it again this week! I am aiming for 11 minutes this week. It will be a difficult feat, but hell, God loves a trier! Shauna told me her clients are using me as motivation to keep beating their times, which is absolutely great! To all of you, keep it up…and let the best man win ;)

I am now on week four of my challenge, and it is getting easier I think – eating-wise anyway! Like the previous weekend, this weekend I was very good at saying ‘no’ to being bold in the kitchen! I got out for a walk on Saturday and Sunday, which was great! I cooked myself a treat on Saturday evening – my close friends will have heard me rave about this! I stuffed a chicken booby with a little extra light philly, a teeny tiny bit of pesto and a blast of herbs and spices. I baked it in the oven with some pecan nuts, freshly sqeezed orange juice (had no lemon, but it tasted funky), and some tomatoes. I had a big salad with it and it was absolutely scrummy! Nom nom nom!

On Sunday, I went to visit my good friend, Amy. I knew she had made pumpkin pie…and I LOVE pumpkin pie! So I made sure not to eat my dinner before I went, and to instead indulge in a slice of that. I am glad I held out for it as it was really nice (apologies to Colin for stealing some of your weekly college rations!). I went for a stroll when I returned home to make myself feel better about eating pastry!

Amy & Colin's Pumpkin Pie

On Monday, I got hit by a tsunami of boredom. I had decided not to go near my laptop all day, as my eyes are actually turning square. I did some research and found out that there was an exercise class on not too far from my house (The Sound Hall for any Achill people reading and interested in going!). I roped my cousin Emma in, and off we went. The first half of the class was made up of two rounds of circuits with about ten different stations of weight-lifting, sit-ups, lunges, kettlebells, tricep dips, and so on. It was good, and definitely got my heart rate up – though the weights were not as heavy as I am used of lifting. The second part of the class was something called Metafit, which I hadn't heard of before. Metafit is a 30 minute workout which combines traditional bodyweight exercises with the latest interval and Tabata techniques to set the metabolism on fire. Basically, we followed instructions for three sets of three exercises which were performed three times each (if my memory serves me correctly). We had 15 seconds rest between each set. The sets were made up of exercises such as sumo-squates, lunges, push-ups, burpees, and so on. It was a decent work out and I was sparkling with sweet-smelling perspiration by the end of it. To finish, we did some ab work and stretching. Thanks so much to Roisin and her dad for making the class so enjoyable!! I will definitely be going again! :)

I woke up this morning in great form (not sore at all...DOMS seems to have listened to me when I told them to feck off before!!!)...

...which was soon dampered by a pending hair appointment. For anyone who knows me,  my hair is my everything. Before today, I had not had it cut in almost a year. Getting in cut stresses me out no-end. People just do not understand! However, I manned up and took myself off to Gallahair, my local hair salon. I got a few inches off the bottoms of it, and am quite happy with the cut - it no longer looks like Weils disease-carrying rats tails. But I think I need to be sedated the next time I get my hair cut. It is good to have a decent side-fringe back again  though - thanks Gallahair!

Apart from all that, I don't think I have anything to report. I still feel skinnier than I was, which is great motivation in itself! People have commented that I look like I have lost weight too - but I am wondering whether that is just because they are reading this! Who knows! At the end of the day, what is most important is how I feel!

I will get back to you guys near the end of the week when I have done my challenge!!

Thanks for the continued motivation & support!

Siob xx


  1. I feel super loved by this post! I am the pie maker :)Siobhan is my bestest friend and about a year ago she got me into jogging. Shiv, you are a very determined little lady! We did our first 10km together and by how well you are doing we are defo going to have to give a half marathon a go sometime in the new year!! Shiv you are very inspiring, keep up the great work!!! Lov ya lots, Amy xxxxx

  2. Awwwww I think I'm gonna cry!!! That is very touching Amy! I love ya too xxx

    P.S. No promises on the half marathon! :p

  3. Siobhán, we have more in common than I thought ..... I too dread the hairdresser. Why oh Why do they insist on taking inches off when you tell them you want a trim .... it's been five months and counting for me ;)

    Still loving the blog, will have to come to a class with you if you're going to one in Galway any evening.

    Sinéad xx

  4. Aw thank you so much for the lovely comment Sinéad...you're a loyal fan ;) Signs are on us re the hairdresser - sure we have hair right down our backs!

    Glad you are still enjoying the blog! Defo welcome to come to a class with me! I may be going to Boxfit next Wed at 6.30pm in Hip Kidz, Briarhill.

    Hope your work is going well xxx


Feel free to keep me motivated :)