Girl Jock

This is where I invested my birthday cash. Yep, 22 kgs of dumbells. Not just that, I’m hella excited about it. I’ve had dumbells before but they were those vinyl coated ones in pink and purple and other girlie-girl colours. Now I have kick-arse, hard-core metal ones with adjustable plates (in a pretty blue).

I’m getting quite a nice little home gym happening, with yoga dvds, weights and … well that’s about it. Oh yeah and a skipping rope and fit ball. The next thing I need to buy is a decent pump for the fitball cos it’s a bit saggy in the middle (not unlike myself).

For cardio, I’m going to concentrate on running and, hopefully, I’ll get a bike soon.

I tried out the dumbells yesterday. I had to change my workout a bit to minimise adjusting the dumbells too often, plus it involves a bit of mental maths but otherwise it rocked.


Do you know who rocks? Shauna! What a legend. I was going to demand you go over to her site and read about her swimming adventures but then realised that everyone reads Diet Girl anyway. She makes me almost want to learn to swim all proper (ie. not doggy paddle) but then I remember my head in water fears.

As she says, it’s only 14 weeks until Christmas. My new challenge is 65 kilos by Christmas. I can do that. Luckily, I’m so unpopular and anti-social that I have few pre-Christmas events to attend. And, after this past weekend, I’m swearing off the booze for a while.


13 responses to “Girl Jock

  1. Living to Feel Good

    Love the new weights. πŸ™‚

  2. My problem with adjustable weights is ALL about doing maths in my head!
    Swearing off the booze? Yeah, right!

  3. OMG! They are SERIOUS weights! Have fun!

  4. those are supercool weights, put my 3kg plastic ones to shame!
    65kg by xmas, u can do it easy peasy πŸ™‚

  5. ooooooh very nice weights πŸ™‚ They certainly are kick ass ones!!! Happy lifting!!!

  6. Oh yeah, thanks for bagging my plastic coated pink weights you girl jock you!! and you are so NOT swearing off the booze you bloody liar!!
    65 by Christmas – ok i’ll race you!!

  7. diet WHO!?

    hee hee… seriously, thank you! i am spewing at those weights. they are sexy! i have grey plastic ones that cost Β£10. errrk.

    glad to see you will be Going for Gold for xmas. rock onnn πŸ™‚

  8. You’ll blitz the next 5kg with your new kickass weights. Good to see you enjoyed your birthday weekend.

  9. healthbites - mary

    They are some serious weights. I still have the girly ones LOL. It sounds like you have all the things you WILL use at home and seriously, that’s all you need. I reckon you can do 65kg by Xmas too! I hope you are having a good week πŸ™‚

  10. hA… They look like my husbands… I stuggle to move them let alone actually use them to exercise!!
    Money so well spent!!!

  11. another sarah ...

    They look like the weights Tom has. They’re pretty hardcore but way better than little hand weights (except when you’re doing an exercise dvd that needs little hand weights!).

    65 kilos by Christmas? I reckon you can do it:) You can do the no booze thing too, you’ll just need tonnes of willpower, something which I lack!

    Hope you’re having a great week

    πŸ™‚ Sarah

  12. Loving the metal! You’ll get some serious toning with those!

    I dare you to confront your fear of the water too.

    After DG’s inspiring post, I’m thinking of doing the same.

  13. Great birthday pressie! Wow – those weights are SPUN-KEE! Puts my girly pink-purple thingys to shame!

    Give the swimming a go – it’ll probably help get you towards 65kgs since your body won’t have a clue what’s going on for a while!

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