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Fitness: Walking Morialta Park





I have been really trying to get fitter recently. I’m tired of being envious of other girls who seem to power on in the gyms. So for the last few months, it has been a lot of walks in the parks, 2.4km runs, daily workout videos…

I am 6 days from finishing my 50 days of exercise bet with the boy. We have a challenge going on right now that involves me doing daily exercise for 50 days, or lose 50 bucks. If there’s anything else I love more than food, I do believe that would be money. Not because money can buy happiness, no sirree. But because money can pay my bills. And that in itself is a contented type of happiness.

So far I have done…

  • 1-2 hour long walks in Morialta Park, Granite Island Walk, Para Wirra Recreational Park.
  • The entire 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels
  • A couple of days of the Fithoop DVD with the 1.5kg weighted Fithoop
  • The first week of Ripped in 30 by Jillian Michaels
  • 2.4km runs
  • Rock Climbing

Since starting exercising daily, I can now do:

  • Tricep Dips
  • Military style push ups
  • Jumping lunges
  • Run for 400m before having to slow to a fast walk to catch my breath

Weight loss: Zero. (Daily intake based around a 1200 calorie diet)

Sigh. Guess I will just have to keep on going!

Fitness Friday #4 – Healthy Eating

I actually have something to report on this week! *cheers*

Over the last weekend, I went back to Melbourne and spent two whole days packing my house. We didn’t stop other than for lunch and dinner, and yet after 2 whole days, it is still not done. I have to say tho, packing a house is fairly physical work!

Here’s my exercise breakdown:


  • Day 1 – 30 Day shred Jillian Michaels


  • 10 Oblique V-up
  • 10 Saxon side bend
  • 50 jumping jacks
  • 50 crunches.


  • Day 2 – 30 Day shred Jillian Michaels
  • 2 minutes of static lunges and other leg exercises.


  • Day 3 – 30 Day shred Jillian Michaels
  • 100 Jumping Jacks
  • 100 crunches
  • 10 bicycle crunches

    Thursday – short exercise today due to School Council BBQ

  • 40 Squats
  • 80 Jumping Jacks
  • 20 Oblique V up
  • I plan to keep upping the intensity of the workouts. I can already feel myself getting stronger. My body is remembering how it used to be when I did the shred daily and ran to keep fit. I can do more pushups today than I could on Sunday and I got through my on-the-spot jump ropes without having to stop for breath, and while these are tiny successes they are a sure sign that I am improving – hooray!

    Here are pics of what I had for dinner this week:

    Steamed vegs with homemade burger patty and pepper sauce.
    Looks like a lot, but really it was just nice.
    Plus I’m trying to cut down my crazy aussie-sized portions, so this was still the beginning…

    Then I had salad greens with cherry tomatoes and chicken bites, topped with sesame dressing.
    This was yum!

    The hot weather made it perfect salad weather, but it was also perfect soba weather. So I made a soba salad. Salad greens, cherry tomatoes, soba noodles seasoned with soy sauce, pepper and sesame oil, and carrots.

    I love my food to be colourful as that makes it appetizing, so I try to incorporate my colours into my salads. This one was paired with miso soup and egg as well but I didn’t take a photo of them. The salad was made up of: Spinach leaves, carrot, zucchini, chilli and cold noodles. Yum!

    All good! I’ve done well this week, I think. Friday and Saturday will be rest days as I will be in Adelaide but the workout starts again on Sunday!

    p/s: I really don’t think you need recipes for simple salads. The key is to always know what goes together and to get a good dressing.