Danni Brennan / Transformation

Danni Brennan's amazing Maxine's Challenge transformation

  • Before
    86.0kg
  • After
    73.8kg

"I loved knowing that I could trust the program and nutrition would get me the results I was after...never in my wildest dreams thought it would exceed my expectations but I'm blown away."

Details

Program

Get Strong

Reason to start The Challenge

To be the best I can in the situation I'm in. ..
Life is chaotic... This will help me have some thing positive to focus on.

I'm struggling... Not with physical but mental....I find having goals really helpful When I am idle I'm my own worst enemy.

Time to find me again and keep it up. ..

As successful people say Try, Try, Try till you get it right.

Prepped, Motivated, Supported :)

Lets Get This On ;)

What did you like most about The Challenge?

I loved knowing that I could trust the program and nutrition would get me the results I was after. ..never in my wildest dreams thought it would exceed my expectations but I'm blown away. ..

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

The hardest things were my own personal demons. ..it's allowed me to be able to focus on the foundations knowing full well the strength of the structure will remain figuratively. I've been able to build better balance in my life.

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

It filled a void in me. ..a piece that I was lacking. ..Last time was amazing but more like a temporary bandage. .a journey of can I Do It.... this time the objectives were a little different. . It's focus for me Is now endurance, retaining and thriving forward to the best of my ability. .. Maxine's Shape Up Challenge 2015 has allowed me to do this. ..it's been acheivable. ..it's has been hard fought for in mental dexterity but physically obtainable. ..

What would you say to people who are thinking of doing The Challenge?

Do It! Put you in it. Don't just go through the motions give it all of You! There will be every excuse under the sun should you choose it. ..time will pass anyway whether you do it or not. .. But You can be a more happier, self satisfied You In 12 weeks. .. it's gotta Beat feeling miserable now? .. Right? You can do it budget consciously. ...You can invest in you...because feeling like I do right now is exponentially amazing. ..and I want you to have that for you Too! Commit, Believe, Work Hard, Acheive! It doesn't matter what weight you can or can't lift it's about being better than you were yesterday. ...

* If you are going to commit I recommend following forum. It's such a wealth of enthusiasm, encouragement and ideas. ..it will help when it gets tough or if your just looking for inspiration. ... Janet's Bootysquats challenge helped me achieve my (lovely) Leg Tone..and helped improved significant appearance. .. Can you beat 5000 squats In 21 Days? Good Luck whatever you decide. .

Anything else you would like to tell us about your Challenge?

I want to wish all winners and place getters the best future possible, Each will have earned my utmost respect. .Through following the journey of others I have witnessed an extreme amount of dedication, Blood (literally @fithousegirl) sweat and tears, Some not quite overcoming obstacles however supporting those still here, that is true team spirit. ..I have heard and experienced amazing PBs and stepstaken out of the comfort zone. . I am reminded of tenacious, resilience and courage. ..Thankyou for having a role in my journey. ..

I've had many a time when the obstacles I faced made me feel inadequate... I feel I have explained so much of me in my blog. .. but I'm an evolving work in construction. .. if I don't like something about me I work to make it So I do. .

Challenge has brought to me the tools to make it permanent. .. I've given this 100% of me in this...Some will think I'm daggy, some will think I'm crazy, some will be inspired and some will hate but ultimately others opinions matter not. .but try speak to yourself better, you are worthy of that. ..I'm being that change. ..

Thankyou ...just in case I never get the chance to say it in person. ..

If you want to see some of my crazy antIcs #awesomeinprogress #bluetonguebandit #Dannisdancingchallenge on instagram will point you in the right direction. ...

This challenge I lost 12.3kg, 21cm From my waist, 20.5 from Hip, 12.5cm Off my thigh. My total body fat % lost was 8.52%...

This has been a collective effort as alone I would not have ever been able to achieve this, Thankyou to my friends, family, my awesome inlaws, supporters, instagram family, Haters and importantly challenge team for making this all possible. .


My hubby and kids for loving me unconditionally especially when becoming sugar free.

P.S I'm hoping to meet you all at Gala ;) I need pics for my own memories to pass and want to cherish this sweet satisfaction as long as it lingerers, preserving the best moments in my life to endure the plot twists of life to come.

Journal

  • Danni Brennan
    17 May 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day84/84 Fantabbywhoy Future ahead :) We did it! Wow we all should be extremely proud of the collective achievements of so many....I have seen so much change in the past 12 weeks I've had the most profound pleasure of seeing people reach heights never thought imaginable. .. I can honestly say I'm touched to the bottom of my heart by the amazing human beings I have met a long this fitness and mental journey. ..either via forum, instagram, facebook, daily inspiration, Caravan Parks....he He He (insert Lolliemonster here lol). ..I'm a little overwhelmed in this moment right here. .. ........................................................................ By taking a brief moment to fully absorb this moment. . This moment right here is of satisfaction. ... I don't seriously think I could have done it a single bit better, harder or more perfect. .. yes as humans we critic our efforts thinking of ways to make better our interactions and efforts but right here right now I'm my own world even with sometimes chaos around me .I gave the good, the bad, the ugly and zany. .. I'm not going to torture my self with the should of, could of, would of and cherish the sweet morning of satisfaction. ..commitment, and devotion to the seemingly daunting task we have procured. I Won! I did it I won me. ..I beat the can't in my mind. ...I did things that I thought may never come to pass. ...I did Wide Grip pull ups! It didn't occur to me how much a single action meant to me.....how much I valued my own worth in a single action...to be completely truthful it's not the action I'm excited about. ...I believe that it's much bigger than that ...to be told something and believe it, feel oppressed by it. ..rebel against it, blindly fight it, work hard for it, painfully force it, hurt it,heal it, then start again and repeat, and repeat , try seemingly endless ways to achieve it.... then ACHEIVE .. (yes it may not be considered perfect in eyes of others but ITS NOT Their approval sort. .) and be able to repeat, the possibility is now endless. .. it's about having fixed the stabilisers to support the action so it can thrive forward. .. thats what excites me. .. .......................................................................... Warning internal monologue is on high alert! Today will be busy... I'm going to spend the laborious efforts laying around (so not to scratch my processing tan that's just been put on. ..) Oh the pampering will be a hard one. .. (cough cough not) I am looking forward to playing with make up and seeing how glam I can be for tomorrow. . I'm a qualified hairdresser. .I have my own mobile spray booth (yes its hard to spray myself, thank God I'm flexible).. So tomorrow if I fail In the styling department it's all on me. ...lol my photos also (I'm taking them. ..I'm clearly not a professional. ..but I hope you enjoy them.) either in a great way or laughing at them either way win win. ... How I created the future photos. ..well going to. ..,I'm going to use a blue tooth camera clicker for my Phone/tablet. ($8 Kmart) I want to do it like this as then it's me. .. organically me, (except I'm not a miracle worker I can thank my Boss for the amazing colour of my hair she rocks! ) I don't have an incredible disposal income, and I don't have to spend serious money on feeling fabulous. .I can be budget orientated and achieve. well anyone can. ..I want you to believe you can Too...I'm being The Change.....all it takes is lots of practice (should be more than Over qualified with the excessive amount of Selfies taken in the past 12 weeks.) and a little bit of creativity. ... (prop so you don't crack your screen-learn from my mistake peeps) Oh well the price of awesomeness. .. Thanks Amino Crew, Maxine's and Max's yet again you delivered an awesome challenge. ..never letting us down providing us (I Mean Anyone) with the tools to thrive. ..and the support to help us achieve our personal goals. You all are such amazing role models and I look up to You All. . Just sharing in case I never get the chance to do it in person. The challengers outcomes are off the chart. ;) .. (Plus You can never have to much gratitude. .That feelgood positivity stuff should be sprinkled all over the place. ..) I'd also like to thank Feelgood Fitness Golden Square owners and staff . For tolerating my overall enthusiasm. ..I do tend to bounce off walls on preworkout! Bluetongue bandit Mode.....courtesy of the amazing Betapump Blue Ice...and fellow gym goers for my dancing style perforating Rest periods. . I can't forget my present family and friends. Without the support, love and kindness expressed by others I would seriously not have thrived this round. ..You are all awesome. well Mum (awesome in laws) gets extra credit lol with her creative meals and devotion to the cherubs. . Also Hubby for everything and loving me even without sugar. ......... ..................................................... 11:00am On A funny note whilst tanning away I watched a fantastic episode of the Brady Bunch it was the Snow White Play episode. . Water Aversion harder than you think. . 1:30 Start again tan wise. Ooooops I streaked something fierce. I dropped a cup of tea on one of my leg its Ok pms dogs are awesome lucky I love her.turns out dogs , Tea and tanning Silly pants don't mix ....trying so hard I Epic failed. ..lucky I have more in the fridge. ..enjoyed some of this glorious sunshine outside just prior. . Once rinsed refreshed and re- applied I'm sitting going through my pics, making edits and just noticed how muchthings Also change around us. ..the lovebirds are on eggs, sugar and spice tripled in size. ..not quite ready to join the coup but outside none the less. .. it's changed seasons and although winter is coming (pardon the GOT Ref) I'm excited. ..I seriously am just a tad Stir crazy not exerting myself I plan to really enjoy tomorrow. .. Then smash afterwards. .. 3:00pm Showing a bit of leg, watching dinosaur train. ..very stimulating. ..talking about convention. . 10:00pm My sister in law came to visit, it's her birthday, it was nice to spend time with her. We had dinner At home then I Showered off my tan ready for tomorrow. then head into town to watch Pitch Perfect 2..omg I struggled to breathe I laughed so hard In spots. .. after a quick cuppa and special. ... Now home. ..heading to bed for beautiful sleep. .... 11:57pm for giggles I took measures tonight. ..I was going to on Tuesday but wanted to check Over...Omg I'm blown away...so huge I'm thrilled ...................................................... AWESOME IN PROGRESS ...................................................... Training Diary Woke 5:30am. Supps and Water. ... blogged excessively. .......so much to share. .. 7:30pm Breakfast Max's pancakes with 2 with greek yogurt + blueberries. .... dandelion tea. .. 10:30 Burn Bar cookies and cream. . 1:00pm Chicken, salad and sweet potato cup. Tea... 3:50 6×almonds + water 5:55pm Tuna Garden salad +brown rice +espresso shot. . 9:51pm maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate + Nagg 10:30pm Bed +meditation

  • Danni Brennan
    16 May 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 83/84 Reflections Woke 5:25 Supps + Water Warning: contained within is personal. ...it may be a little bit Blah, ,blah, blah feel free to Skip! Is It weird to still want get up and continue?..I kinda feel Sad that it's a rest day. ..I had very cramping up sleep but not the worst. ...I would really like to walk it off... to be honest I'm missing my Sprint. ..but next week it will return. .I Know this. ..it's funny how something becomes part of you. .. I remember last year feeling overwhelmed in this moment terrified of the future, secretly desperately wanting to be the champion, nervous about what that might all entail. After pushing so awesomely Hard for 12 Weeks I kinda burnt myself out, I gave it my perceived all in that moment I had. ... I'd pushed myself so hard, just didn't rest enough. ..I worried so much about me fitting in to be the best candidate possible. ..I reached personal goals, but seriously didn't have a good enough plan to make it permanent. ..I went to Thailand did My bikini anniversary, ate and worked out heaps, but I learnt pretty quickly you cannot out train the excessive intake. . (this is where It Gets Juicy) .Everyone was so proud of my achievements personally I celebrated it, (a little to liberally) Christmas parties, Next, declines In health, stress increases an emotional build up lead me almost back to the start. ..feeling shameful for loss of my own dedication, blaming the emotional toll of cancer In our home made it easier to palm it off. ..or justify it to myself, fighting So Long. ..blah blah blah broke my rib...blah blah blah, but in truth I hadn't set up an ongoing plan. ..I hadn't planned much at all. .. I knew my own long term goals but In pressing the standstill button I had effectively sabotaged my own immediate future. .. How this time is different. .... I have set a new Goal although it's not determined by what most would call a competitive goal, (this next one is a bucket list goal) just getting on the scales and weighing in is the end of it) whether I present on stage will be another Step...that is determined by the journey. .. the future goal getting ready to go forward is to train in a Tempo Like format for a competition. ..like pre season training to see if it's the direction you enjoy To Go... because if it's not too My liking why would I seriously do it I'm not crazy. ....I think I'm going to Love It though. ..I like pushing myself. .I just want to do It smartly and not set myself up for failure. ..when I Commit I give it my all. ..I'm just looking for solid reliable guidance to get me there. ..INSERT SHAMELESS Add WANTED MENTOR TO GUIDE ME TO THE TOP: Must be willing to deal with emotionally vulnerable lady (who swears like a trooper training) but dedicated individual who will not compromise her integrity. ..please apply within. ... oh and lacks money. .. Whilst putting my wish list together. ..has crazy wacky dreams of one day doing Samba on a Float At Carnival -Rio De Janero... (interpreter Required), competing competently and with a serious chance in an aged category on stage.(ATTEMPTS TO DANCE-FITNESS CATAGORY MAY BE AN OPTION) Instead of burning out, I feel invigorated passions renewed, now In hungry for more like well digestable chunks to progress forward. .. yes I'm human I get physically tired but that only lasts 3 Days and back for more.(maybe not human?) I Do like safe Heavy? I like that this time I've taken the time to still be me. ..not Just solely focused on exercise. .yes I've been dedicated. ..much like investing as much time in this as I would a job. ..Having Rest and recreation, balanced family and pleasures, been morefriends inclined. .maybe not quite as social but hey I can work on that. .. It will be nice to breathe a little more. . blog a little less. . I have already set up a blogging account earlier this year So I don't fall off the blogging wall. ..(if I Did win as a sponsored winner.I'm not sure of my Social obligations and would write in a physical journal instead) ..But I'm sure that I can update that. .. I feel I can thrive forward essentially not making the same transformation as now again..but rather a new step in an exciting discovery of possibilities to come. . Better get ready for work. .busy day ahead. .. 1:20pm my day so far breaky was protein and oats with coffee, work Burn cookie chocolate seeing I can add in a little more Carb. In the days before photos. .I love that that they are Australian owned and made. ..Looking at the Logo I laughed It says for the body you want. ..yes the body I want to keep...I'm glad I bought a box, work, now to lunch. ..have felt like my asthma is returning. ..really affected by air quality today. . .4:33pm This afternoon I spent it at My nieces amazing birthday party. ..oh my what fantastic goodies were on offer. ..they had an afternoon of amazing Fun ..games, gymnastics it was at a jets gym. ..wow. .I was so super proud I ate a rolled ball (no rum) and a small piece of licorice. ..it felt nice to indulge a little bit but in a controlled after Iate my lunch first chicken, vege and brown rice...I thought about having a glass of wine last night but really don't plan on overdoing it. .it was my nieces 7th and 9th birthday conjoined I think 1 little Rumball won't ruin my goals..,really am focused on the bigger picture. .A little piece of cheese Monday after pictures and a glass of winthana celebration of goals complete. .Yep pretty satisfied. but passionate for more ;) 11:30 I Played around with tan, did a Tempo run of what I want to do Monday. ..popped up a couple pictures of this. .video of Dancing like dag.. The evening filled out with family time, today is My awesome (and only) father in laws birthday. .which was nice to share with him. . They leave tomorrow. .. Looking back at the pictures of today I can see two things, I really wish I had a photographer, 2. I wish I had a photographer. ..tan Tan tomorrow. . getting a little awesome; ) Oh well we just can have it all. ..also realised that I have lost 12.7kg, and this challenge. . feeling pretty awesome about it. . The above pictures are my In case of emergency pics. ...I can be whacked with the silly stick and possibly break something you just never know. ..lol better to have a backup plan.....plan to succeed. . Training Diary Woke 5:30am Supps + Water breaky protein and NAGG+oats + Tea 11am Burn Cookie chocolate as a few more Carbs can be added 2:30pm dancing Lunch chicken vege and brown rice with water. ... 3:30 1 Rumball + 1 $ size pc Of licorice 5:00pm Danced 7:30 pre prepared Dinner prepped mince Steak, Vege And sweet potato 10:30pm nighttime shake+nagg Meal prepping, Veges Soup, (veges:bok choy, Pumpkin, potato, parsley, Onion, Silverbeet,broccoli, cauliflower.) cooked then put In blender. Bed.

  • Danni Brennan
    15 May 2015
    1:43 PM

    Comparison Photo Blog.. trying to upload To my YouTube channel videos that have been affected by change of website. .. Having trouble cannot copy and paste links to blog. ... but will try on another platform. Bobobrennans channel YouTube

  • Danni Brennan
    15 May 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day82/84 Playgroup day! 5:27 am Supps + Water...Last night I uploaded a pic from when I felt really bad about my appearance. ..when people say why are you so happy most of the time..or when I feel overly critical of my self I like to remind myself that 5 years ago I was close to 45kg heavier. ..I Am not only lighter Phyiscally but lighter mentally and that is the best. .. I heard some one say that they feel fat...clearly physically they're not but it's much harder to let go of the mentality...I saw myself In her prior to challenge ..I'm now believing in myself in ways that I could never conceived as possible. I am reminded when I was hoping to capture the striations in my delts I can see them but the camera doesn't. .I contort and see it but it seems hard to capture. .I am reminded of how far I've come. . inching closer to the bottom of the picture not quite there but certainly closer. ...feeling we are what we think....so I'm choosing to think positive. ..it may not be pumpkin shoulders but at least I'm closer today than ever. .the next picture is what I'd of shared with myself if the me now met the former version. ..so now I share it with you. . 7:16am 50g oats, scoop of Burn protein smoothy for breaky today..the kids ready for another installment of education. .then Play Group till 11am, then to the Doctors appointment with Poppy Frank to have dressing changed. ..the picture is of me from before I found the fittest version of myself. 8:20am I love waking up to motivating posts on instagram I follow some amazing people. ..@loseitconkate She posted this picture this morning and I wanted to share it also. ... 11:15 playgroup was awesome as always, balloons, face painting, painting ,play doh, drawing..morning tea on offer... playgroup rocks! yesterday in my earnest read the menu wrong..was meant to have omelette today. ..why not have it for lunch Lol.. Quick burn bar And now off to Drs. . 12:51pm Drs done and coming along awesomely. .now to do errands. .bank,groceries, newsagent, lunch. . coffee with Frank At coffee Club. .Having omelette. ...for lunch. ..Yummo. . was nice to spend time with Poppy Frank. 4:33pm Final strength session done and dusted. .. Shoulders and Back. .. feeling pretty darn awesome. .now to rest. ... Some daggy Final footage of me. .saying thank you for the amazing people who made this journey possible. . sincerely I am greatful for everyone's support Love, guidance And even disapproval as every bit has led to the amazing outcome I have felt. .protein shake + Nagg 6:30pm chicken breast, vege & brown rice meal + Tea 7:30pm Went to the pub with the family. ..live music, family dinner, I ordered A 2nd dinner as I can add in a bit more Carb now had a small steak salad with a little turkish bread. .not much of the bread. .I'd already eaten so picked out the best bits out. ...like Egg, Steak lettuce...... Leaving, cheese,accompanied bread roll, beetroot, relish, Onion . but I'm happy to do that my goals mean more to me. ...It was nice out spending time with the family. .. Now off to bed. ...to rest up Oh 9:55pm maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate Training Diary Woke 5 : 30am Supps + Water 7:16pm Dance Oats, , protein and NAGG shake 11:15am Burn Bar cookies and cream 12:51pm 4eggwhites + 1 yolk +black coffee 2:15pm preworkout 2:30pm shoulders and back ... 4:00pm Dance protein + nagg shake 6:30pm chicken breast, vege & brown rice + Tea 7:30pm Warm steak salad (lettuce+egg) 9:55 maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate + nagg

  • Danni Brennan
    15 May 2015
    12:22 AM

    Day 82/84 Swallowing presents an issue. ....for some reason I'm a tad challenged. ..I feel ok otherwise. ..my voice has been off like laryngitis for what feels like 2 weeks now my epiglotis is a bit tender on my left side and my neck hurts when I tilt forward. .. It could quite possibly from when I choked inhaling my food yesterday I may have caused an abrasion lol. ..chew swallow chew swallow. .breathe trying to swallow Mmm not great result Lol.. panadol water and back to Bed

  • Danni Brennan
    14 May 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 81/84 -Off to the pictures Today... Woke cramping up I slept very restless. magnesium Oil for I think. .. Woke 5:26am +supps and Water Feeling just a little tired.. it's just a little weird reducing my volume of training and being so sore still. .I seriously thoughit being more a recovery week that my perpetual state of soreness would dissipate. .. Planning on a nice long walk. . I'm starting to wind down now to fit in the plan & trust me after last year I know that rested muscle looks amazing. .I took lots of pictures yesterday to show some comparison with my future tanned photos so when readers see my blog Or really even just my future self reading it areminded of the difference between states. ..also it's to capture the moments of my fittest self to date. ..I'm proud of my results. ..I want to highlight how every extra effort pays off. ..resting appropriate to your body, eating for fuel and not comfort. .. To date not many people completely understand me but it is 'okay' it's not always for them to understand. .what it is for is for those who recognise themselves in me. ...it maybe an emotion I've shared, it may be an experience, even if it is FOR my future me to look back on in my mourning of youth past. .. I want to be present in this the greatest years to date. ..not living in past dwelling on the things that cannot be changed (but learnt from) whether it be excessively worrying about my future yet to come. .but living, breathing, experiencing the joys and discomfort or bliss this moment has to offer. ..I do not need others to appreciate this. ..or approve as I give my own consent to live... And by goodness I CAN NOW DO WIDE GRIP PULL UPS*! and I WANT TO SHOUT IT TOO THE UNIVERSE...☆ *not many but basic biomechanics 6:30am Eggs breaky morning. ..yeah My Fav morning today I added In 2 extra eggwhite so 6 eggwhites 1 Yolk... + water. .. was seriously cramping up over night. ..so today I'm off to refresh my magnesium supps that conveniently ran out yesterday. .....I used magnesium Oil for a bit of temporary relief. .. 9:15am Feeling like a hot chocolate Brrrrrr it's finger freezing temperatures might use my in case of emergency teabag just to warm my hands around a nice cup of tea. .. but first Pre workout. ..today Is N I think a smash and Bash session but rather an active recovery session planned. ..more reps lowerweight. .I will feel it but differently. .at Burnbar cookies and cream now preworkout 10:34am heading to Gym Now..it's nice to be able to drop my own plans for those of whom we care. ..I had the profound pleasure of catching up with a dear friend without whom I would not have been encouraged to go this road. .. She was brought into my life for a reason and for this I'm eternally greatful. .. 3:27pm Head to the gym put in a solid effort but felt like puppy mode rather than beast mode. ..it was still effective but no way the same as usual. ..my calorie expenditure confirmed that, but at this stage it's not about smashing my body but rather recovering... I Had my lunch. .tuna, , gardensalad. skipping the rice and straight after workout protein + nagg shake and dancing. I head straight away from gym to the cinemas to meet with friends, A Royal Night Out...it was nice probably rate it 7/10 it definitely invoked emotion however felt drawn out just a little... not my topic of choice though but happy to watch it. .moments grabbed me. Feeling a bit peckish we head to The Coffee Club and I got a single fried egg with a black coffee. .twice today I've been shouted today totally feeling blessed. .. upon leaving to get kids I got Frank's papers from town today. .. Then made my way here to the school now I'm just thinking about what to do at playgroup tomorrow morning. . before Frank's appointment. . 8:50pm Heading to bed early. ..recovery is key. .. Dinner tonight was a frozen Stirfry meal I did eat 1/2 A cup of brown rice. ..after Pick Up we went in search for a mini camera tripod. .I'm getting a tiny bit worried my photos won't wow the judges. .oh well I'm doing my best....trying anyway and. as for this evening . walked, .fed all the animals. .we did chores, readers, and spelling. ..got tea organised and not having hubby home it feels a little foreign. ..listened to music, ate our Tea In Poppy Frank's unit then teeth and now bed.. I just took my evening shake and applied some magnesium Oil for I had aweful restless legs and cramping last night. ..mmm might have to get my iron checked, I suck when it comes to retaining Iron stores. . I'm planning on doing photos Monday. . 10:02pm enough playing online. ., , meditation and bed. .... Training Diary Woke 5:26am supps and Water 6:30am Dancing Early Eggs breaky 2 Extra Whites. .+ Water 9:15am cookies and cream Burn Bar + pre workout Beta Pump (plan changed Here) 9:45 Dilmah Tea Black cinnamon and something 10:34 Gym- Reduced volume chest, biceps, triceps and absmore Reps 11:50 protein shake + Nagg, dancing & tuna garden salad 2:15pm 1fried Egg,+black coffee 4:00pm green tea 5:10pm walk, chores, animals 6:30pm danced Minced Steak Stirfry 1/2 cup brown rice +water 8:00pm light appreciating trying to test out photographing. ..Sucked bad practice practice and practice. . 8:45pm maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate Shake

  • Danni Brennan
    13 May 2015
    5:28 AM

    Day 80/84 5:26am woke supps + water ...feeling puzzled as to visually show my epictransformations. ..attempt 1... there really is so much to this. .. 6:29am attempt 1 uploaded. ... You know what. ... I just wish I could help ease the pain and suffering of others. ...we can as humans be thrown a lot of plot twists in this small existence... when I'm feeling particularly sad here is something that helps me. ..I say it's ok to feel this way. ..it's part of humanity and makes me who I am. ... it just would still be nice to ease the pain I can clearly see others experiencing. ..as someone who has been exponentially hurt...it's very difficult for me to separate my own emotion/feeling. .hence why social work would be extremely difficult for me. .as I have debriefing challenges. . Seriously sometimes, bit feels like I experience their pain at times....being empathetic to others sometimes causes a well of my own grief to resurface when digging deep in side to imagine what others may feel In that moment. .mourning for their Losses And suffering. .. I'm either all shades of crazy or just a bit more sensitive. .. but at least I I know my personal challenges. . and have strategy to deal with this. ..it's how we cope with the conflicts of interest in our own way that can be detrimental. ..it's funny how clarity can come after the effect. .. Some self medicate, some shutdown, some look to belief. it's very individual. ..emotionally dismissive is not the best way. .....I think it would have been helpful if someone said it's ok to feel this way now let's find ways to better deal with these feelings. . I have the clear intent to be emotionally expressive in a constructive way. ... 10:00am. ..well best laid plans go astray. .....this morning has deviated away from my ideal. ..I have a child sick today this time my little man. ..to make this more challenging we have had a conflict of ideas. ..His being he wishes to push me to frustration any way possible. ..and I wishing to have a smooth flowing morning. ..I already a little vulnerable emotional wise this morning struggled to contain my negative emotion this morning and feel I may have let it get the better of me...would be a complete understatement. .bugger square one again. ..I think I can take solace in the fact that I am not alone. ..every aspect of my life seems to be pretty awesome except for the parenting. ..but I'm working towards being the best I can be. ..I just wish our kids came with a Screw up Free dummies guide to raising your Child Manual... Oh I'm positive there will be residual lingering effects of the parenting choices I've made but this shouldn't emotionally blackmail me to compromising my own belief system and integrity for I am doing the best I can. ..I just hope he feels better soon and I can relax just a little bit. .. I think I just might be a tad dissapointed in a few things. ..I wish I could be put in my room and given time to think about my negative actions to form a better plan for a better outcome. ....but as a Mum you just have to breathe and keep trying even in the brief moments you feel you could drown.... 11:23am Locked myself in the bathroom too cool down.with almonds.+water ..10× not eating my apple this morning .. I ended up doing a mega selfie sesh. .. Then edits whilst waiting for Poppy to have a procedure on his foot today. .. 1:34 pm Legs session will be scheduled for a bit later as I have my little man home sick today. .. I will do a swap later give hubby the kids and dinner and he'll do the bed routine. .. I'm planning a huge last legs session. ...lunch..but first dancing. ..grilled chicken,vege, rice and black coffee. .. 2:20pm afternoon session stationery bike... just 30min not stress just a leg stretch really. . I feel just a little Chest Tight every time I breath out I can't help but dry cough. .mmm Nathan Is relaxing and doing reading eggs. . 3:07pm playing around on instagram and looking at my pics...how can I make things better..? I don't have a photographer not for lack of looking but things can be tight when I'm not working as much. ? I switched/ changed my goal reward so I can go to gala night. We are not destitute by any means but budget is tighter. And really we are rich in other ways. ? Like love, family, pets ...more disposable income would be nice but we have everything we need it's sometimes the wants we work that bit harder for. 4:21pm Processing today's goings on. ..I got to see Frank's bone. ... Today...yeah it was interesting. .mind you it was while he was having a procedure under local anaesthetic. .Goodness me he's a trooper. .. so a placid afternoon with some observing going on. .. he'll be sore for a while. .. but currently he's still numb. .. Mmm... just rang. Mmm bleeding a bit. . Better keep on top of that. .Going to be sore for a while. .. getting closer to the swap... 3× almonds. .feeling peckish. .. 6:08pm Bleeding seems under control. .. Nathan has onsied up and relaxing. ..Lily has done ballet and tea is organised. .. heading to work out at 7pm so I enjoyed my grilled fish and salad. .. a little earlier so I can fuel my workout. ..now may not be best to remove my brown rice for dinner. ..I'm going to have pre workout at 6:45pm. .and prepare for legs ;) 10:50pm...I did legs I came I conquered. ..I felt awesome. ..saw Some top Fellow competitor chicks tonight and I just want to say that they Rock! I've seen them in the gym i work out at and they smash it out. .truely worthy of respect...... I feel for the judges. . I know who ever they deem the winners really are deserving of respect and admiration. ..for they see so many amazing individuals..I love seeing people achieve the goals they set. ..it is gorgeous to see the beautiful shine and souls expand From within. .I wish everyone the utmost best they deserve; ) I've loved seeing people evolve and find the best yet version of themselves. .. mwah Night all. ....mmm I have some huge bruises ...hoping they fade before I take my pics Training Diary Woke 5:26am Supps + Water 7:28am dancing, yogurt smoothy with protein and 1/4 cup berries. .. green tea. . 10:30am 10×almonds + water 1:40pm dancing, Chicken, , Vege and Rice + black coffee 2:20pm stationery bike-leg stretch 40% resistance not hard just Leg turning really. .. 4:25 pm protein shake (burn) + almonds3x 5:50pm grilled fish and salad (2cups) No Rice + Black Tea.. 6:50pm preworkout beta pump blue ice. Yep bluetongue bandit Style 7:15 Warm Up 13min elliptical hill climber program dancing too. .. 7:30 Hr monitor On Legs session. ... I felt really in the zone. ... pushed myself hard and fast. ..second half I struggled more. .but admit I smashed it out earlier. .plus dancing in between to really drive my calorie expenditure up. . 9:00pm Post Shake actually I took maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate with Nagg to Prep for bed. .as it's a late session. .. 11:00pm Bed

  • Danni Brennan
    12 May 2015
    4:45 AM

    Goodmorning ;)♥ Day 79/84 4:30am I'm awake. ...it's darker than usual. .. I fell asleep a little prematurely last night. .. I remember having cuddles with my daughter and son watching Thumbelina and now I'm awake...a little bit earlier than I intended. .. first thought this morning. ...are the animals ok? Hubby being the amazing human he is has fed them all and assured me in his Sleeptime voice as I probe him now. .. second thought of this morning. ...oh Crap I missed a night time shake. .. So Up I Pop and ravernous as a am just made an extra Burn shake scoop with water as my tummy is pinging of its head and believe me I could eat No joke a Full continental breakfast and still want to eat more..... third thought mmm I feel friggen amazing. .very refreshed my constant state of Doms not as niggling as normal. ....Did I Go Hard Enough? Mmm I'll just take my temporary relief as a nice progression/ evolution of my lifestyle. ...either that or My Pain receptors are just not on at this time of day. .Took supps and Water. . want to go for a Walk.. But I have shoulders and back later today, Then Zumba Fitness class tonight. ..mmm would it really be wise to jeopardise It... I'm just going to enjoy my feelings of being alive. .. I was thinking about after I finish my completion what I'm doing. .. initially Not going over board. ..I want to win and excess indulgence is not going to help me. ..soon after my photos whilst pondering and reflecting on the tasked achieved and cravings overcome I have prepared for a mini celebration. .. Shadows of Blue 50g of my fav cheese from my Sister in laws Deli with a small single serve bubbles to celebrate. ..should suffice. ..I've come so far I plan to succeed. . 7:40am Hubby is Too cute So have to share. .. 7:50am Dance + Breaky Eggs+chicken + green tea. 11:15 preworkout beta pump blue ice. ..Tuning into Kids was pretty cool this morning. .I took a lot away from it now Gym... yay. . 1:30pm finished shoulders and back. .was a super productive Session The highlight 4 Sets Of wide Grip pull ups. .OMFG....1st time in 31 Years. ...even after a previously dislocated Right shoulder, arthroscopic surgery In right elbow, tendinitis In right wrist requiring series of cortisone, And Ibuprophen treatment Back 10yrs Ago.., today Was An accumulation of 5 years dedication. ...reverse negatives, Assiteded for what seems like an eternity. .. rectus Abdominus separation rehabilitation. ..so for me today I cried tears Of joy. ...and now to celebrate. .. So yes I am F___n thrilled. ..and it's thanks to this right now being in my life. ...BELIEVE IT. ..ACHEIVE IT! Yay! Got A text To get My hair done this Arvo...yay let the pampering begin... Fresh Hair To compliment the transformation. How do I make the transformation I've made most significantly evident and transcend into Images for end of challenge. .....my physical transformation Is truly stunning. ..I'm so happy to be blessed with my results. .. but the hugest, gargantuan in the change department has been of the mind. ... bright smile glowing hair and radiant skin is awesome. ..but how do I project the tilt in my world that shows The cognitive behavioural changes experienced. .. I can't help but reflect on today's effort my achievements and be proud of the accomplishment I have created for myself. ..lunch Was chicken and vegetable with 50g brown rice. .. 4:44pm I Look So Preeettty !) My hair is fresh and fabulous. ..what a fantastic way to celebrate my Wide Grip pull ups. .. .. 10:30pm I perused the clearance rack At Rebel today I found a nice set. ..I even got a little cheeky and tried on a New Reebok Top And Nike Pro shorts. .. never in my wildest dreams thinking i could look nice in them. .. I took a little photo. .still in shock that the sizes I picked Once couldn't get into. ...now are way too big. ..Ithought it was awesome to fit in them to a start with now it's even funnier to see Them Too Big......I need to get some clothes that fit. ..I Ate 6 almonds I dropped into my Inlaws did the kids readers had a cuppa tea and went to work. .. Great numbers tonight. ..was such an amazing class. .I forgot my Hr monitor Lol...oh well. .I reckon it would have been an easy 1200cal+class. ..I actually struggled heaps breathing wise heaps of times odd for me. ...after a huge day. .I head off home had dinner I ate minced Steak, Vege And sweet potato 50g..lowering my carbohydrate intake just a tad till Saturday. .. At 9:50pm I had maxine's Swiss Chocolate night time shake. . Training Diary Woke 4:26am supps and Water breaky Eggs & tea 100g chicken breast maxine's burn Bar 10:15am preworkout 11:15am shoulders and back Workout 11:40 - elliptical hill climber program 13min warm up. . Wgpu Pb 1:30pm dance and Lunch Chicken vege and 50g brown rice +water 2:45pm long black coffee 5:00pm 6 almonds + water 7:00pm Zumba Fitness class 8:15 minced Steak, Vege And sweet potato 50g 9:50pm Swiss Chocolate shake Bedxx videos will be able to be viewed on my instagram. .. @dannibrennan

  • Danni Brennan
    11 May 2015
    5:28 AM

    Day 78/84.Best Week Yet! Pamper Week! Looking forward to the spoils of goals achieved. ... 5:28am Woke, supps + water. .. Good Morning. .time to rock this last week of competition. Sprint session. ..interval training.. Goal of the week. .. Come to the completion strong. ..really focus on fun. .and prepare with a touch of pampering too. ..enjoy..this is the fun week. .Trust the process. . I was nervous and a little apprehensive about competing side of thing last year..this year I'm just going to take In this week for what it is. .. A time to work hard, iron out any details. .and celebrate what I have achieved in the last 12 Weeks. ..I'm not going to torture my body with weird and wonderful ways to get the vascular effect if it happens naturally so be it but I'm not going to stress about it I'm so pleased with my results. .I feel truely renewed. . Gravel come at me. .. insert happy dance here! Revisiting: Last Weeks meditation goal was amazing I really think it's a part of my lifestyle. ..I think really vital too for many things. ..I found I slept much better this past week..really Loving life. .. 7:28am I sprinted A little later this morning at 6:30am ..as I did a CT before hubby left for work. .I Think He enjoyed it + it's a fantastic warm up for sprints. . It was great to see others walking this morning. .usually there is not a soul around. .it Was Just coming to light. .and a bit warmer as the cloud bank lower only thing was the cool mist..was a bit chilly. ..I had bit of a realisation this morning or should I say reflection. .. As the world around me transforms from dry and depleted as autumn fades and winter months are upon us. ..I see such overwhelming beauty in this ever evolving world of ours. . I love winter. .. Its means Warm hugs. . Green moisture. Fresh Crisp air. .and so much more. . yes it lacks for certain luxury that warmer months provide but it's a great time to gain appreciation of awesome memories made and builds anticipation of moments to look forward to. . .. even the leaves are transforming. .like me shedding bits of themselves to find a brighter season ahead and I found positivity in that this morning. .. Now to get my cheekies ready for school this morning. . Then hit the gym. . On a funnier note (due to finally not forgetting My Hr monitor) Found out at what point of exertion Hr Wise I expel my stomach contents. ..thats A bonus. .. Not sure if I should see a cardiologist or be proud Lol...well I truly give it my all and in this case 119%... Mmm warning I don't think this level of exertion is recommended. .. But I wasn't aiming to try kill myself lol just push my sprints to the max. 10:00 Pre workout. ..feeling pretty darn awesome! 1:15pm Well my morning wasn't as planned. ..I ate my 6 almonds + apple and felt like I wasted my Pre workout. ..after taking my preworkout. .a couple of things happened and was delayed. .oh well I Took Another 1/2 A Scoop 45 Min Later And progressed to the gym. .. On The Plus side I got My Gala Night tickets. .. We are going to celebrate No matter the outcome of competition. .I truly want to cheer on the final competitors and last year was amazing fun ;) 11:00am Chest, Biceps, triceps and abs was hard work. ., Eye on the prize Lol...I don't want to see all this hard work be for nothing. I can't wait for my next step. .which will be my ongoing maintenance plan and then comp prep. Dana Linn Bailey's Olympia journal style. ... Yep pretty excited. . after completing the challenge I will probably break my Plan into as follows. ..chest Monday's, Cardio, biceps And Back-Tuesday, Legs Wednesday, shoulders&triceps abs thurday, cardio(friends) friday, Lowerback (legs) Glutes saturday Rest Sunday (Funday activities) Then 16 weeks Out From Sept11 I will commence Comp Prep... If I meet my own harsh critical specifications and feel confident I will compete to my best ability... Home crowd Is making me a little nervous. . But it will be an experience to see if it's for me. .. I feel really awesome now! I think it's a logical step forward. . I honestly never want to have to transform again. .I'm here and only wish to progress forward From here. ..like there may be obstacles ahead but I mean I'm choosing to not revert backwards...and sabotage my efforts. .I'm going to make this permanent. .. I will fluctuate In body Fat% according to my goals but I am extremely confident even if the worst of circumstance occurs I shall move onward... I may deteriorate as age befalls me but I choose to be the fittest version of myself. .. I think this is most beneficial to my state of mind. ..in the past 12 Weeks actually last 5 years I've searched hard within and brought the best of me forward. .. I've made mistakes I'm human and will continue to do so but learn from them. ..I feel I'm finding my best version now. ....would it be silly to say I actually don't think I need to transform in this way again. ..but rather practice a new art of maintenance. ..that is my ultimate life Goal... moderation and control with flexibility to enjoy life in a responsible way. ..not reactive that in a sense...it is realising that my own self worth is great and I deserve to keep it this way or even make it better. . should I choose too. .for myself. .. Stepping out of the mental shackles tieing me down and figuratively creating my own paths to fly into the future. I have learnt that I have an addiction to the chemicals created by by body when I exercise. ..this is good for me providing I don't push my body to quickly into extremes...I like to live out of the comfort zone in a logical way that has a touch of self preservation. ...not bizarre Risk taking... I can accomplish remarkable things. .. I had a Tuna, salad and brown rice for lunch I did my dance at gym. . 3:20pmAfter had a coffee with a friend (black Cool coffee) got stuff for family dinner and Poppy's papers. ..then school Pick Up 3:30pm Felt ravenous had burn bar cookies and cream. .. 12-5-15 @7:28am ooops fell asleep watching Thumbelina With Kids Lol. . missed my evening shake :( dinner was Steak And Salad minus the sweet potato. ..soda water Training Diary Woke 5:26am supps and Water, CT with Hubby great warm up 6:25am Sprint session 7:35 dance breaky oats + protein with water a green tea 9:40 preworkout beta pump blue ice 10:45am 1/2 scoop beta pump got off Track...almonds + apple 11:00am Chest, Biceps, triceps and abs 12:35pm protein and NAGG shake, dance and Tuna salad with brown rice. .water 1:30pm black coffee 3:30pm cookies and cream Burn Bar 5:00pm Bath. ..lectric soda 7:00pm Steak and Salad+ soda water 8:00pm ish sleep. ..zzzzzz

  • Danni Brennan
    10 May 2015
    5:29 AM

    Day 77/84 Mother's day 5:27am Supps and Water 6:17am Just wrote a glorious blog about how emotional I am. ..to have lost it all with a reset malfunction. ..of my own making Lol..soooo frustrating. Ok Reset.. Start again. .. Happy Mother's day. ..long story short. ..I am melancholic as I am reminded of the loss of someone whom was my world. ..I am having a brief pity party now so that later hopefully my grief doesn't sap the joy I am blessed to receive from my own dear children. . I was looking for the right words to quantify my feelings only to realise the gargantuan task that it may be. Further realising the shared hypothesis that there will never be words to express my true feelings as each experience is relative to the individuals perceived limit load. I'm Sad And It Sucks...I Wish I had Them!!! The reason it continues to hurt so much in reality is proof in itself how much I truely loved Them...it's ok to feel this way. ..However it's not ok for me to sabotage others joy and ruin their amazing efforts. ..I just have to release my own sadness in a constructive way. .. like Now! Today also gives me an amazing opportunity to share my special feelings of gratitude for my AMAZINGLY AWESOME MOTHER IN LAW! I think I appreciate her(and dad) so much more because of the loss of my own parents. .. 7:02am Pity party nearly over. ..cuddle time ;) 12:48pm OMG Soooooo much fun. ... Having a Super fantastic day. ..shed some skin on the trampoline mats but so much fun. ..found a new super awesome life Goal...walk The Wall like a Pro! I Spent A great deal of time trying to do this At Jumpz today Lol.. That and Do tricks. ..it was fantastic fun. .. in the videos one is A Fkip Into The Foam pit And the other just a bit of jumping With splits etc. . 3:54pm Did start of training diary realised I didn't dance... totally lost my train of thought this morning being mothersday and all. Tonights dinner will be a prepared frozen meal as we are heading out to mothers day family roast at my Sister in laws as it's a family tradition..I shall be donned in my finest pjs and all.. I chat to a few of my friends for mothers day even popped on a controversial warning post about the upcoming end of challenge about scantily clad fitness photos Im super excited to Take . I'm actually a little bit short on Cash right now So ....I'm going to take all my photos with the aid of my trusty camera. ..and tripod. .. I have a plan if I completely Suck at it though. ... mmm.. after what happened this week I'm offering an opportunity to those who may not approve time to remove themselves as i'm probably going to post things they may not wish to see.. i'm so totally proud of my achiements this challenge and i'm choosing to live my best life now..also better to be Pro active In this. ..I want this coming week to be Amazing...not tainted by Non acceptance or bitter criticism... 10:22pm Today was pretty awesome. .this evening consisted of Dance, Pajamas, special mothers day dinner (I Took mine with me. A Pre prepared chicken Meal) crocheted, watched Tinkerbell, laughed about motherhood and all round enjoyed myself. .. I just made my evening shake ;) now meditation. . night. .. Some times its better to live in the moment than be behind the screen. .. I left my phone at home this evening. .. Lots of photos of fun and shenanigans. . Training Diary 5:30am Woke Supps and water 7:30am (forgot to dance.... odd for me.. lol )4 egg omeltte and tomato...green tea 10:30 am Cookies and cream Burnbar + Longblack Coffee @ jumpz 11:00am Jumpz 1hr Session... ripped skin off my elbows.. 12:15pm Protein Nagg and longblack coffee 1:30 pm Danced Lunch steak ,vege and sweet potato meal 4:03pm 6x almonds feeling ravernous so ate..Dancing now to make up for this morning.. 6:45pm chicken, vege & brown rice 2cups hot water 10:00pm night time Swiss Chocolate Maxine's protein shake. meditation then sleep ;)

  • Danni Brennan
    9 May 2015
    5:28 AM

    Day 76/84 Woke 5:20am Had bizarre dreams last night. .. Supps And Water.. I woke briefly around 1:40am did a quick visit but felt a bit disorientated. .I'm pretty sure I must of broken my fever then I was a huge sweat ball. ..Lots of fluid to help shift this yuckyness. . 3:42pm Pooped, just finished legs. ....wasn't honestly feeling it as much as I have in the past but still happy. .I think Saturday morning really affects the afternoon session. .I am also hungry. .. This morning was huge. ....busy busy busy! double booked but feeling amazing. ..rocking my goal pants. ..mmm I have a new issue The pants are great but now my thighs are to big and waist too small. ..mmm belt..Went to Work rocker style. ..love It. . 8:34pm what a big day. ..today included Work, Legs, chilling out with family..the pic of the pants Is My Goal pants. ..I've overshot the Mark. ...but happy. ..only problem now is my waist is smaller but my thighs need bigger! ) 11:15pm Had visitors. ..so haven't Blogged much today. . A movie night in. .Did a bit more crochet. .. Training Diary Woke 5:30 Supps + Water 8:10am dance breaky Oats+ protein + water + Nagg &green tea 10:30am At Work Between Clients almonds + water 1:30pm preworkout+ apple 2:00pm legs and calves 3:40pm Dance protein+ nagg lunch. .chicken, garden Salad and sweetpotato. ..water 7:30pm dance Lean Steak, Vege And sweet potato 9:15pm maxine's night time shake and berries 11:30pm Bed

  • Danni Brennan
    8 May 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 75/84 5:27 Am Supps + Water sprints Omg I'm feeling a little Off. to Help shake off.. 6:39am Only Thing Shaking is me. feeling off still...sprints were tough My chest feels like a Brick is sitting on it. .bit harder to control my breathing patterns Overall Did less but Feel smashed. ..it doesn't Help I did some thing I try to avoid last night. ..I went to bed angry. ...I'm still conflicted hence I won't babble on about it. Researching ways to feel better soon. .. 7:36pm I will not diute my personality. ..I do not wish negativity on anyone. ..I'm actually thankful for it. .its actually more of a fuel. . a little bit of pressure can take certainly get you past comman plateaus. .I am not going to dull the light created from within. ..too long has it been suppressed by negative emotion and lack of confidence in my self. ..that does not mean that I will step on others hearts to achieve my Goals and dreams. ..instead lift them up too. . I am who I am for a reason. Yes I Am A Go getter. ..if I want something I set about getting it. .with integrity, dedication and determination. I will not apologise for being me. .I Will apologise if I do something wrong of course but never for being the amazing human being I have moulded myself to be. .. Eggs For breakfast time to dance. .. Lol I slept on my bikini video and decided, Haters are going to hate. ..I am going to be me unequivocally. ..enjoy. . 9:28am Devestated Lol..at the risk of possibly infecting the gorgeous Kids I play with on Friday mornings. ..I have taken it off to quarantine my self. ..just in case it's the flu. .. I'm going to miss them all. ..I Love playgroup. .. and painting is on this morning. ..; ( Just took preworkout. ..Going to gym. ..Will train Then Rest. .. I don't feel so aweful just don't want to make children Sick as more of a precaution. .. + hardly anyone will be at the gym ...I Will spray as i go!).. 11:34am what a productive session. ..I was feeling average when I went in now coming out feeling awesome. .. will take today easy. lots of Fluids, Warm Soup/broth, maybe and lots of green tea. .extra nagg To help. .. 5:13pm A relatively quite afternoon, All animals fed already, kids school pickup A little Nap...and Lunch. Brown Rice, Stirfry Andbeef..mmm really wanted more today. ..had a Vegebroth From Some vegetables I cooked For Dinner tonight. . Yep ..looking after this investment Lol... Looking forward to a cuddle on the couch with my littlest. ..buddy seems content doing an activity book. . Had A super proud Mummy moment Lily received her first student of the week today. ..Great Job Lily Bug! I hope everyone is feeling better soon. ..I've noticed I'm not the only one feeling a bit off. ..Wishing everyone amazing health. .;) I'm about to do a happy dance with Lily then watch Frozen.. Yep Win Win... Also On A brighter note we have very little eggs...these ones won't be eaten instead these may hatch in good time. .just sharing the love. .. Training Diary Woke 5:26am supps and Water killed my Butt sprints 8:00am Dance and Breaky, 4eggwhites +1 yolk no fruit struggled to swallow it down actually + green tea 9:30 preworkout beta pump blue ice 9:50am shoulders and back- owned It 11:30am protein shake + Nagg +dance and burn bar cookies and cream +water 1:20pm Dance brown rice, Stirfry Andbeef. with cranberry green tea 2-3pm insert Nap here. ..yep caught up on me 5:00pm drained vege water. ..warm and almost like broth. . 5:40pm dancing as I get tea ready. .steak, salad,50g sweet potato and berries yummo.. the kids are having pizza... 9:15 maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate protein shake 9:17 meditation/crochet 10:17pm Bed

  • Danni Brennan
    7 May 2015
    5:28 AM

    Day 74/84 10 Days 5:30 Supps + Water 12:00noon Never have I been So cold .bit nervous Frank had his eyes tested today won't know the results for a while. ..... Mmmm it's pretty chilly. .. 12:30pm Wow! blown away by the response of a pic I posted on instagram. ., , I have come a long way. .I feel awesome knowing that. ..it's funny how a photo catches the things you may not always see or doesn't capture some times the things we feel in that moment. . I'm feeling pretty average today. ...I slept well but I'm just a bit worn out. .. this close to the end. .these feelings couldn't of come at a worse time. .. I put in a solid effort at the gym today but In my down time I'm resting like Mad.... I've upped my nagg after revising a thread I was following. .I've upped my Zinc a little too. .. I was face painting on the weekend and my immunity may be a little under attack. ., , that or my body is just a little toxic from tapping Into Fat I've never shifted in my life before. ..as far as I've come this is uncharted territory for me body fat % wise. ..and I must say I am so excited even if I'm more lethargic than normal. ..I know this too will pass. ..and once normal again Will be as invigorated as ever. .. I've really enjoyed watching others in their personaljourneys whilst being on mine and I just wanted to put it out there that without them I would never imagined the results I am seeing currently. ..the positive vibe I get from the challengers has been a true blessing. ., thanks to those who have encouraged, inspired and motivated me to feel this way. ..as a person who suffers chemical imbalances I can be prone to moments of darkness. To have people such as this really has helped. .. also I want to thank everyone associated with this challenge. ..your collaborative efforts havegiven me the tools to achieve my own value of perceived greatness. (believe me as critical of my self I Can be. ..I'm ecstatic about what I've actually accomplished this challenge and also the challenge prior)... if someone asked me 6 years ago would this be where I am today...I would never in my wildest dreams thought I could enjoy exercise let alone commit to the training regime and nutrition set. .... I am greatful not only to those who believed in me but also those who didn't. ...it was a huge motivator proving others wrong. ..I'm a little bad Ass that way. ..but the greatest transformation this challenge actually was a shift in mindset. ..that being. .. I NO LONGER SEEK THE APPROVAL OF OTHERS. ...ONLY THAT OF MYSELF! If others share the same opinion as I...great but for too long I felt I need to be more because of others. . now I am better because I choose it for myself. ..I will seek guidance along the way as oh my I have a huge amount too learn. .. but I will seek it in the confidence of my own integrity and dedication. .. If I want to dance on the street record it and post it, like a mad woman So Be it! Lol! I'mhappier because of it... if I can show others That you don't have to be perfect to enjoy the awesome things of life. ..You can choose To Feel and thrive. ..I essentially choose Life! I am enough. .. if I want more I will be! Sooo today is as follows. .. Took some pics, had oats and protein for breakfast with green tea. got the children ready, danced around the house. .. Even Sick It picks up my mood. . Did School drop off, Took Pre workout, went to gym did Chest, Bi tri and abs workout smashed it! Felt freezing. ...took protein and nagg, , took more pics, danced, ate cookies and cream Burn Bar, Vegged out for a while blogging making edits, tried to fixed The data drain from certain apps on my tablet. .got warm and rested. .. now I'm going to have Lunch, tuna, garden salad and brown rice with 600ml Water. .then to swap a jacket I bought my awesome Mother In law! For a more appropriate Size;) And get Poppy Frank his papers from town. 10:47pm. I've coped a serious dose of negativity. .....just trying to process it. ... I love the new me. ..my life and it would be nice if others too could be happy for me. .. I wish them love and comfort when dealing with their own feelings of inadequacy it's not a nice place to live in. ... Oh well just keep doing what I'm doing. ..haters mean I'm doing something right. ...lol...got to take the good with a healthy dose of the bad to make it that much more rewarding. .. I bought a size 10 Bikini today. ..yay Rip curl On special Too! I'm not sure if I'll use it for pics yet. ..so may just keep it too myself the pics. . Training Diary Woke 5 : 30am Supps + Water + water breaky Danced 7:45am 50g Oats + protein + Nagg + water, With green tea 9:30 preworkout beta pump blue ice 9:55am workout, chest, biceps, triceps and abs 11:30am protein shake + Nagg, danced + burn bar. .. 1:30 Tuna garden Salad + brown rice +water Under the weather. ..so more fluids 4:00pm 6 almonds + water 7:00pm danced...minced Steak Stirfry style. ..beans broccoli, snow peas With coconut oil + cranberry green tea. .. 9:00pm maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate with Nagg 9:40 Codral night time

  • Danni Brennan
    7 May 2015
    12:09 AM

    Day 74/84 12:07am Bright as a button. ..feeling like I have a heavy weight on my chest. ..body Is fighting something I think. ...codral+ 2big glasses of water And Back To Bed I think. .

  • Danni Brennan
    6 May 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 73 /84 Awesomeness Sprint Time Woke 5:27 Supps & Water it's not raining but Ohhh it's chilly. .I'll Warm Up though. .. 8:30am I just got In and the rain came down... Showered and Had My yogurt, Protein And berries smoothy For breaky Green tea ,got kids ready for school. .. 1:55pm Had a big day so far. Did school drop off, made a paver as a fundraiser, Did preworkout beta pump, Head to gym did a leg smash. quick session,protein+nagg almonds + apple, head to Frank's health assessment, Then Dr App, Off To chemist, Then coffee..had A long black. back to car danced, inhaled Chicken Brown Rice and Vege Lunch , met Nana more black coffee. ..Sat for a while chatting. ..blogging Now... We are off. .pet barn for supplies. .yep I Also have to get fuel and Kids gear for ballet and footy training. .. So busy busy. . 5:33pm Feeling have stars in my eyes. ..dreaming big. .. Going hard! Must admit that I'm pretty tired. ..giving My 100% is tiring work. ..I'm going to up my nagg a little bit And zinc I'm feeling a bit run down. .but I'm hoping it's just an immunity response to face painting on the weekend.. Either that or I could be as I loose body fat I'm just a little toxic. ..Ivenever been this low On body fat % my Whole life. . Or I'm Just Plain Over doing it but I have goals and I'm extraordinary...I Do not give up on my goals. ..I Do Not Quit.... I give it my all. ... and ultimately at the end I will take pride in that fact. .actually I take pride in that already. . Training Diary Woke 5 : 30am Supps + Water sprints 5min warm up 20 min interval Sprints run the driveway 5 sprints Then water break 60sec. 10 Min cooldown/stretch. .. 8:00 Dance, protein, berries and yogurt in smoothy Green tea 9:35am pre workout Beta Pump blue Ice 10:00 Legs session 11:15 protein + nagg shake, almonds (6) Black Coffee with Frank 1:30pm Dance, ChIcken brown rice and Vege Water 2:00pm 2pc/bite of brown rice sushi w salmon&avocardo +Black coffee 5:00pm Tired moment 2 almonds 6:00pm Dance + grilled fish salad and brown rice. .Green tea 9:00pm maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate again Now going to bed To meditate/relax and sleep

  • Danni Brennan
    5 May 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day72/84 Rain glorious Rain;) 5:30am Supps + water I Feel really amazing. .. well rested. .I'm a little nervous every time I've had a great sleep I've felt A Bit off kilter the Day following, I've really seen a pattern. .so to be proactive I'm going to do a happy abundance Well being binural beats session to see if it helps. .I Have tuning into Kids course this morning and last week I was really quite emotional. .. In reflection think it was due to hormones mostly but in all seriousness I believe that maybe it's resurfacing some of my feelings from when my parents died and a lot of things that were from my youth..we get asked to play out children's feelings, or trying to think like a child and as my childhood had an extreme amount of unhealthy emotion thrown in. Its not the courses intentions to do this just as it's all I knew... its hard to separate myself from it...I don't think I will ever be able to feel normally. .when something like that happens you are forever changed but it is not all bad. ..I have both been blessed and cursed with an insane amount of empathy. .. Wish me luck. .. 7:27am Plans Changed...My Little miss has "The Barks" as Nathan Said.. Croup Now incorporating My rainy day action plan. I will be working out later either before or after Zumba Fitness class tonight. . I could modify the work out that is another option. . and do It from home shoulders but really I don't have a shoulder press. . I want pumpkin shoulders. .. Eggs breaky this morning. . 10:16pm Huge day. .Todays run down. busy busy, I ended up doing lots. Day started with dancing, and happy eggs.. Poppy watched over Lil whilst I dropped little man to school, in the same trip I ducked to the supermarket, newsagents, post office. Yay my protein choclatte arrived together with cookies package for after challenge but one of my favorite things that came was Dana linn Bailey's olympia prep journal. NEW GOAL! AFTER CHALLENGE COMPLETE EVERY WORK OUT IN PREP JOURNAL! YEP! HI VOLUME! ..played yahtzee with poppy, burn bar, cut hair, watched barbie, shark boy and lava girl, danced. lunch, steak salad and sweet potato cup,Went into town picked up a friend who needed a hand. Did coffee after we went to the printers, back to the supermarket. Dropped them back..met nanny dropped lily off, pre workout, went to the gym, did shoulders and back. Had protein rested an hour, zumba fitness class, protein + nagg, dinner chicken, brown rice and vege. Drove home, fed animals, watched van helsing, did protein shake: night time swiss chocolate. Meditation blogged now bed....tired... Training Diary Woke 5:30am supps and water. Meditation 8:00 dance Eggs 4eggwhites/1yolk 10:30 burn bar cookies and cream. 1:00pmDance,lunch steak salad and sweet potato 2pm Coffee Black 4:30pmPre workout 4:50pm Shoulders And Back 5:55 Protein+nagg Rest 7pm Zumba Fitness Class 8:10pm protein + Nagg, dance, dinner chicken,vege and brown rice 10:00pm night time shake Meditation

  • Danni Brennan
    4 May 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 71/84 Fantabbywhoy morning to you all;) Woke 5:27am Supps & Water 12:45pm Breaky this morning was 50g Oats+protein + water, With cranberry green tea, drama this morning unfolded Where are the car keys? We had an excursion to be ready for. ..earlier than normal I Had To borrow Poppy's car still haven't found the keys. .... . .. sprints this morning. ..mmm My energy seems A little lower today. .but I'm doing it... Well Done Now. This morning the Moon Was beautiful setting behind The evenly scattered cloudiness at the forefront. I tried to capture it but failed. ..oh well The image will Be Ever present for this moment I got To The Gym around 9:20 No Pre workout today. ..and Oh my It was tougher. .Pre workout is in the car For readiness. ...mmm might get a spare tub for my pantry for moments such as this.. Thank goodness I had my lunch pack with me and purse... I Think hubby took my keys In his car...he Works Over 100km away daily. ..mmm where are the spares? Oh well life is to short to be stressed about little things like this. .. At Gym I felt a little sluggish but put In a super effort. . after thoroughly exerting myself danced had almonds + apple with shake. ..yumm.. I met some lovely people today who offered some awesome advice like photographer Ideas, and nice tan options. .thanks for the great advice. ..Some of these guys have done professional comps. . so any helpful hints that are conducive to my goals help. Yesterday I was speaking with some one at the supps shop and they said to try water purging and some kind of pill but I want to just keep going trust the process. . I'm not ready for that or well researched enough to do especially not in this competition format If It was it would be part of the program. ....also I think I'd like a bit more guidance and trusted advice on those things. . I really am not Knowlegable to play like that. But it certainly piques my interest to learn I think that world is quite foreign to me. ..but a Crash course is going to have to happen I suppose if I want to participate. . To be honest I think I will just continue as I am after challenge. .obviously I will focus on musculoskeletal balance and highlighting The assets and minimise theliabilities. ..all with progressive overload. .. sponsorship would so help me reach those goals too in a financially acheivable way. .oh to dream of winning; ) I suppose visualisation is really helpful if you want to achieve specific results. .. After Gym I rested for a bit 40 min after apple and almonds I felt ravenous So I ate a nonstick pan fried Egg at coffee Club With A Cold Black tall coffee to help combat my weariness..it helps they have Wifi... It will get me through and I'll have my Tuna Salad lunch a little later.. 4:30pm. ..Keys Found...inside car. ..still there till hubby gets home. . Kids had an awesome time at the aquarium. . doing reading now. . and Homework. . lunch meal I pushed it out to 3:30pm Tuna, salad and brown rice. Water. Goal for week:- practice meditation for 30min daily. ..to help balance my energy expenditure. ..Promotion of better sleep and muscle regeneration. .Resting better. Revisiting last weeks Goal: smashed it feeling good about it. .routine is much better .Hubby really helped Too! it was team awesome! 9:15pm Feeling pretty tired. .I made some awesome homemade family meals: Butter chicken, egg and bacon Vege Pie(no Crust),.. I had mum and dad around tonight. which was lovely. .My Inlaws Rock! after school routine Readers, homework and prep for the next day. .check On A Roll. heading to bed now. ..danced before Dinner had minced Steak, Vege And sweet potato. ..Afterwards I Had A try of a persimmon fruit...omg it was divine. ..organic from a farm not far from Heathcote...Hubby brought it home from the market for me. .love trying new tastes. . nervous it may be a bit too sweet. . but lovely. .all set for the day ahead course in the morning. .lunch packed already to Go. now for night time Swiss Chocolate again then bed. I'm going to do some calm music and breathing technique to really help calm and get into a better Sleep routine I'm quite tired so I may even fall asleep. .I'll use headphones to drown out the sounds of whatever hubby is watching in the lounge. .. Training Diary Woke 5:27am Supps and water Sprints.. got in before the rain poured 7:50am Danced Breaky oats+ Protein with cranberry green tea 9:20 am Gym*NO PREWORKOUT DAMN KEYS....Chest Bi.tri and abs 11:00am Danced 8x almonds and Apple, Protein and Nagg 12:00pm Black Coffee and egg 3:30 Tuna rice and salad Lunch Dinner Danced, minced steak, vege and sweet potato pc of persimmon fruit 9:15 Protein Shake Maxines night time Swiss Chocolate, Meditation.Bed

  • Danni Brennan
    3 May 2015
    5:28 AM

    Day 70/84 5:30 am woke, supps + water jumping back Into bed for cuddles 6:00am procrastinated ongetting up. ...at 6:30am I dragged my butt out of bed. .onto the stationery bike for some fasted cardio. ..I let my mind wander a bit this morning. ..Thinking of the designs that may be requested of me. ..it honestly wasn't my greatest effort but did it. ..I perused the Web I rode. .. At 7:30 Time Had surprisingly passed lost in my thoughts. ..jumped in the shower. . Made my egg omelette and danced. ..Having my daughter away made the house quieter than usual. I Did The Dash Around Compiling All My face painting supplies. ..seat, paints, Etc...it really was exciting I hadn't done it for a while. . 8:50pm 9:30 I Head into town. ..omg I left my phone and purse. ...no coffee window. ..mmmm It was too late to return. ..onward lol. I set Up with the awesome help of Make A wish organisers and it all went well. . I painted for about 2 1/2 hours. there was a few other painters who offered their time today..it was a perfect day for it. . I ate my Burn Bar between. .I may of forgotten my tech and cash but I grabbed my lunchbox. .. it was fun, I forgot how much I enjoy making children happy. . I was tinged with a Bit of guilt I'd committed to donating my time to Make A Wish before the footy fixture was announced. ..so true to word honoured my commitment. I however sent hubby with instructions to get as Much footage as possible. He had his own cheersquad..Nathan understood easily and gave me his blessing..charity work is important. .He played well For His 1st ever football game..receiving the encouragement award. .he also kicked a Point. His Team Won! So fantastic for him and his team. So Proud! I Had fish 100g sweet potato with salad For lunch knowing Mum tonight would have Red meat and vege... Reloaded soda stream. .yay! missed it. .then outside To play football and chill out burn off some stuff around. . A friend dropped by which was lovely. .she even joined in the football. which is cool as. ... 9:15pm Just finished watching this week's message. ..I'm feeling pretty happy about where I am. .I can't wait to see really how far I can Push my body physically. .I do things that I can control. .each action each rep each moment a step to my greatest self. .dancing all the way. . As of tomorrow I should get my data back lol so more videos to come. .I'm researching but as for now Why change what Is working amazingly. .I'm seeing results I never could have imagined far more awesome than even last year's results..I'm feeling so fantastic to me I've already in a sense won. ..now the end game is near I honestly want The Win...I'm not denying that. .this time feels different last year I was nervous wanting it. .this time I'm feeling more calm. ..I've put in the hard work I'm just going with it and trusting the process. ..if it's meant to be it will be. .I trust the journey. . I'd love to have a training partner but finding a person who slots into my life needs is the challenge. . I have people I get to spot. .. If I want it the gym is really accommodating in their helpful staff. . being sometimes depending upon who's there I often ask others between their sets. . And always return the favour if asked. .mostly a lot of the time I utilise the safety mechanisms on the machines or Set Up with safety In mind in case I fail....then I feel more comfortable in my actions and freer to push the PRE higher. ..I'm a lot like my own coach...aiming for more once it hurts depending on the exercise... I like to be me but still follow the plan. ..Some days I'm after more others I'm happy to do the structure. ..I just go with it and I'm loving it... That's what matters most. .Finding happiness in the success we create for ourselves adequately armed with the right tools in the toolbox.(nutrition, workouts, products) .... with the right 24hr emergency Service (forum & support) My house is tidier, our routines are lots better I'm thrilled... This Weeks Goal is a clear win! I shared my binding issue with Mum regarding red meat she suggested maybe adding a piece of licorice (I said I wanted natural)? mmm food for thought. Dinner was yummy. . We watched a bit of the Logies and Then spent time with Frank. .. The kids have an excursion tomorrow. . Training Diary Woke 5:30am Supps + Water cuddles 6:30 stationery bike just going through the motions changed resistance, to alternate intervals. . zoned out.. 7:30 dance breaky. ..eggs omelette and small tomato. .water 10:15 burn bar cookies and cream 2:15pm Danced Lunch Fish, salad and sweet potato Family activity a bit of football in the paddock (lily at nanny and poppys) 6:30pm Danced Dinner Family Roast steak,brocolli, squash,mushrooms 8:00pm 1 pc licorice 9:35pm Maxines Swiss chocolate night time protein shake Bed

  • Danni Brennan
    3 May 2015
    12:23 AM

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  • Danni Brennan
    2 May 2015
    5:28 AM

    Day 69/ 84 woke up5:27am supps + water Today's going to be great; ) Goodmorning ♥ Work later this morning. ...then try to catch up. . 8:45am Well it's official I have lost over 10kg This challenge. .smashing my initial Goal ! So 2 goals In 1 challenge ...feeling pretty darn good about it too. .. breaky this morning was Oats, protein and water blended for convenience. I Can get it done quick and Keep moving on in my morning. . I dropped buddy off now at work anticipating my day. .. Goal for the long term Is In sight aiming For10% Bf By Sept 11 2:49pm Phew!! Mmm feeling like I need to recharge. .....I hit goal this morning and I'm thrilled with the results. .when ever I reach a goal I find A collective feeling of emotion. relief, sadness, ecstasy and so much more. It's vital now to make the next one, savour the revelry of success.. Re evaluation and renew, really think of the next step. . although terrifyingly scary I am serious about competing In the local competition. .I'm curious to see. .I don't feel I will be confident in participation if I Am Over 10% In body Fat.. I know my skin limits me but I need the insight into competition to make sure my motives for the drastic medical procedures I'm pursuing are validated in my own opinion. . Mmm 20 week commitment. .. I can totally rock this I understand I may not win in my current state but this Goal is more of participation. ... September 11 deadline for. ...at least from this I will have a better knowledge of my journey Ahead. .Who knows if I smash it like I have this last l just may be the dark horse. ... Mmm goal set. .. time to enjoy the Spoils of goal. ..in my last week of challenge when recommended to rest I'm going for a drive to Hepburn springs and enjoy the sanctuary. ..Yep very much looking forward to that! ) 8:59 Pm waiting to be picked up. ..blogging Lol..great time Filler.. Saw some great people in the gym tonight. . Training Diary Woke 5:27am Supps &Water 7:45am Oats protein And Water Blended + 600ml Water dance 10:00am almonds 8x + black coffee 1:20 Pm chicken, garden Salad, sweet potato + green Tea 1:30pm dance 4:00pm apple + green tea 6:30pm pre workout Beta Pump 6:45pm Legs & calves 8:30pm protein and NAGG shake dance 8:40pm mini dance Salad, Steak+ sweet potato Cup

  • Danni Brennan
    1 May 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 68 /84 5:30 Good Morning Supps And Water...time To get up And start my day. .. A beautiful fresh new day. .. it's playgroup morning Yay! 6:04am Happy as a Pig In Poo! Only 400g off reaching my 10kg Goal! For challenge.. 2:55pm What an amazing day. .. school routinenightmare today everything tended to glitch. .. Had Eggs For breaky danced whilst Cooking 4eggwhites, 1 yolk + water did school run, dropped off Forms For Monday's excursions, headed to play group. ..had a fantastic time playing with the kids. burn bar cookies and cream. Preworkout About 10:45 @ Gym around 11:10 to get my day started. Shoulders and Back. ..I did a PB This for year 5 unassisted chins. .twice. .yep pretty happy. . When finished I weighed my self in the hope I'd lost a little to bring my goal breaking to fruition. .yep I did but really does it count? I know that it's more about water loss. .. . but weighed in at 75.9kg clothed yippee! protein and NAGG shake, Then Lunch.. chicken drumstick, Rice (brown ) vege Yummo..lunch had a good chat to max challenger Brad...really top bloke. .I felt a little silly after I workout my adrenals kick in. ..and I talk a million miles a minute Lol. Went To Pick Up kids, drove back, just in for Clubfootball socks and shorts. ..He's super excited about it. .im sad I'm going to miss it as I Have committed to face painting On the Sunday When He is playing. .for dinner I had Chicken For dinner. Whilst waiting Danced.. I'm forgetting a dance Session Oh Yeh just before Lunch.. veg, chicken and Brown Rice. 10:00 maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate shake +Nagg. . Cardio consists of Dancing and fitness orientated movementi can't honestly say that the session was solely Zumba Fitness moves. .I added some stretches for flexibility. . Flexs to increase calories expenditure. . all round it was fun. ..I get asked why is my calorie output pretty high. the answer is easy. ..I concentrate on the move I'm doing ;) I can Go through the motions but not burn a significant amount but really it's about the effort put in. ..I don't personally like putting in the time and wasting the effort. ..so all or nothing. .thats why. .. Dinner tonight was easy I couldn't be bothered really. .I'm feeling pretty tired. ..so I just pulled out of freezer a chicken meal. ..and At 4:40pm berries yogurt. .+ had black coffee. played with my hair and head to bed. .we watched Scooby Do With the kids. then Batman...I couldn't stay awake Much longer So head to bed. Training Diary Woke 5:30am Supps + Water 8:00 Danced, Breaky 4eggwhites + 1 yolk + water 10:40 Burn Bar cookies and cream 10:45 preworkout beta pump blue ice 11:10 Gym: shoulders and back 1:00pm Dance, protein and NAGG shake, drumstick chicken, vege &rice water 2:00 cardio Dance Fitness&stretch 900 Cal 4:00pm berries and yogurt black coffee 7:30pm dance chicken, vege & brown rice + water 10:00pm protein shake night time Swiss Chocolate 10:25pm Bed

  • Danni Brennan
    30 Apr 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 67/84 Most disliked parts of Me! Woke: Supps + Water Love that I've had a good workout feeling. .. tastes like progress 6:37..Went to let out the Chooks this morning and I have a chicken missing. ..; ( There is a bit of a bow In the wire. .. I Sure hope A Fox didn't get miss Yin our plymouth rock... investigating She hasn't turned up a Single clue bar the wire. ..mmm...sad morning indeed she was there last night. .. 9:15am . Yin has been found; ) ...mmm stillfeeling heavy in mood. ..I have a few things going on in the background that weighs heavy in my heart. ..I'm really noticing a decline in Poppy Frank. .and certainly hope he picks up. ..But Pre workout done now off to Gym...dance & breaky was blueberries with Oats and protein. .I skipped thecoffee today..I think a headache maybe upon me. .Made a very personal Video Today... 4:00pm what a doozy. .. my head is pounding. . but it's all good. ..hormonal headache I think. .. I worked out this morning. . updated my Pb chart 45kg Db chest Press 12 Reps.. that was Cool! I had a relaxing Few hours to follow. ..drinking plenty of water to hopefully nip my headache down From bed all day to just plain annoying. ..I really could just be sick right now nausea is Ewww. I went to Avengers 2 with friends it went for quite a long time but was nice. .. Mmm actually it was a bit loud but really think I'm too sensitive today. .. I had preworkout, then to post office yay! my Cookies and Cream Box Of awesomeness (Burn Bars) arrived, went to the gym, did Chest, Bi tri and abs workout. .. finished did a selfie sesh again and continued on my way. .I got a lovely compliment. .. She said 'I exude happiness' which is nice to hear even when I feel like I'm frowning. ..Protein shake After Parking cafuffles I made my way to meet at the flicks, cinema 6 today. ate burn bar Berry Delight in there Mmmm Yummo .like I said earlier it was long, finished around2.pm.at 1:30 I Was ravenous So I ate the garden salad, not daring to open the tuna tin in the cinema. Danced...I ate the tuna and substitute sweet potato in the privacy of my car whilst waiting for the kids. .I got Poppy Frank his papers from town and proceeded to beat the rush of school traffic. ....might buy a few extra boxes of protein. .. can never have to much in the cupboard. ., We Must be proactive in these things. ..well I'll just keep telling my self that. .. I updated my Local neighbourhood watch community that as the cooler weather is upon us I may be out photographing the Local mycology. .I have a fascination with all things fungi and mushrooms I don't collect stuff but love walking out in nature and capturing some of the fleeting fruit of a truely unique life Form. With all the suspicious activity going on in our area it's better let people know. . I've like mushrooms and fungi since childhood, We'd Go out trying to find mushroom fairy rings then tell beautiful fairy stories. .it's a nice memory of my parents really. .. I spotted my first few of the season a couple of days ago. ..a puff ball/subterranean Spore Ball.. 5:10 Finally got the guts to post the video I made. .. it's a bit confronting.. I have physical reminders of my past that hold me back. .....I desperately want to change this. ...Last Year My challenge goal was to win so I could get money to pay for skin removal. ..that kinda is a motivator also for this too.. well a financial Goal.. it's a very personal piece of me... I love the improvements I have seen this challenge. .... NEVER BEFORE IN MY LIFE HAVE I HAD A FIGURE LIKE THIS. ... AND I LOVE IT! THERE ARE THINGS I COULD BE BUT UNTIL THEY EVENTUATE I'll keep living and dreaming. .. Working hard. ..... when people say I look great that's really nice. ..but I truly hide a lot of me in...tummy tuck they seriously think I'm being silly. .. but as you can see it truely is there and affects me and my confidence. ..... but at least I'm better at hiding it. .. I Was watching our ambassadors profile and an image it prompted me to really think. ., Am I presenting me or just the person I hope to be. There is a bit of dark in everyone. .. I don't present the worried, depressed, sad side of me , I choose to live in the positive...Even when miserable. ..I give time to all of my emotions yet set boundaries..it's more of a self preservation method really. .. other wise I bottle it Up And verbally diarrhea all over the place at rather inappropriate times. Here's a fact I hate sometimes I feel I'm ruining my kids lives. .that my parenting mistakes will affect them but then I Also remember that children don't come with a Guarenteed success parent manual. .. We just do the best with what is presented to us. ..I don't highlight the negative in me as it serves no soulful purpose. ..if it could Help Others yeah I do but I reign in... not every one is meant to feel the intensity I do. It's like a stretch depending on the flexibility of the individual will determine how far one will go before the Golgi response kicks in or the tendon snaps. .. emotionally we are the same. ..in that it feels I've had contortion training And have hypermobile joints In comparison to most lucky individuals. (apologies for the fitness analogy) But I think sharing something about what bothers me may help people understand the journey so far...I'm not ashamed of me just not every one want or needs to hear it. . 6:20pm dancing whilst Cooking Dinner... 10:28pm .. Ok Having a major headache I actually changed dinner tonight to accommodate the whole family. ..we all had chicken drumsticks, , broccoli, , zucchini and brown rice. ..I also made carrots but I didn't eat them. .. It was a huge success. . I'm so proud of my Hubby he ate it all and didn't complain. .I had enough left over to make tomorrow's lunch too. .win Win Win... I just had my shake. .night time Swiss Chocolate. .back to 1 scoop as we are shredding. .. Did lots tonight. ..filled out Forms, played Yahtzee with Poppy Frank, Read Dr Suess did spelling Words, readers, White Word games, Listened. To buddy Read A Book Of His choosing, Then spent time with hubby, did the animals. ..yep busy busy. .mmm headache still there Mmm annoying really. . Time For bed! night♥ Training Diary 5:30am Supps + Water 8:15am dance and breaky oats + blueberries+ protein +water 9:15am pre workout Beta Pump blue Ice 9:45am Gym chest, biceps, triceps and abs Pb water water water headache. .. 11:45 Burn Bar Berry Delight+ water 1:30pm Garden Salad 2:15 danced, tuna and sweetpotato 6:20 Dance 7:30 default dinner chicken drumsticks, Brown Rice and Vege For All! 10:15pm shake night time Swiss Chocolate 10:28pm Bed

  • Danni Brennan
    29 Apr 2015
    5:30 AM

    Day 66/84 Well I'm feeling a little unbalanced just a bit tired. ..I think my hormones are playing up. . I have so much going through my mind at times its hard. .I'm really thinking but I think I need to. Just wait and see what unfolds. .I'm sure I have wants and needs I think I just need to focus on the steps forward currently before me. .really I want to compete with an equal chance. .in September but sincerely feel my skin is a huge interference for that plan. . Im going to prepare for it and if I get there I'll compete if I feel comfortable. .. On my mind this morning is this. ... I do not seek the approval of others but my Own... I can be pretty tough on myself. . Training Diary 5:30am Good morning. ..woke 5:30 Supps & Water. .with a Banged Up Nbn..a reset and All good. ..Cardio Time 9:15 preworkout beta pump blue ice dance 9:20 So Far this morning I have been super busy. . CT session With Hubby first thing after Supps 5min warm up 15min intense effort +10min stretch School Routine+ as we have ballet and football tonight I have Extra prep Including hairdryer of Footy boots To dry them after wet weather. breaky shake smoothie- greek yogurt + protein with berries & tea 9:35am Legs workout. 12:30am almonds + apple + water +protein with NAGG Dance 1:00pm chicken with vege & brown rice Lunch 2:45pm 3 eggwhites +black coffee 5:30pm 6 almonds 7:30pm Fish, garden salad and brown rice + Tea Dance 9:45pm maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate shake with berries

  • Danni Brennan
    28 Apr 2015
    5:30 AM

    Day65/84 Good morning world;) 5:30 woke supps + water Wishing everyone a fantastic day ahead. I'm starving this morning. Harps put it out there Sunday night How can the team help us make this permanent results? I gave it a good deal of thought. Here are a few things. I thought of. 1. A pdf on maintenence similarto the beginner and intermediate on the home page. This would instill confidence that there is a plan after.. 2. Forum finishes after the challenge is over and much of the valuble information held within. Maybe an archive with access via our login would be great. 3. Maybe suppliers could further 10% discount on supplies for those who have received their finisher certificate. (Number them like a ticket) to promote sales outside of competition and also add a financial incentive to continue using amino active and max lab products. 4. Option2.have a secondary online store where you can buy naked products...One where you minus the pretty packaging that eats your profits. It will clear any residual over stock, (sell it like 'no you feel better naked we're getting naked too! ) 5.Blogs:this is my fav idea have an option to preserve their blog either like a digital scrapbook or as a hard copy...I'd buy it. Maybe the tech God's can help with that.. 6. Extra Phase for the dedicated 7 Supplement Plan Fully whole Hog..nagg Bcaa Stack You've worked hard and take pride. Having a look book around for people to see.also creates product placement in the home on a coffee table for example people will talk about it..it keeps people minds on it long after the event has happened. I'd love to do it for my first challenge too..hint hint.. Here are just a few of the ideas I have. 11am Been Blown Away By A Speech By Comedian Tim Minchen 5:00pm What a day. .....busy busy busy. woke, blogged, posted on forum, school morning routine minus one hairdo. ..not Happy Jan Lol But At least it's still braided, tuning into Kids course, Of To Drs For Frank GpMP danceing, Then Ear syringing And Flu injection for Poppy, Off To chemist, shops, lunch Steak (minced) vege & sweet potato + black coffee. Pre workout @2pm, hitting the gym at 2:20pm shoulders and back, protein and NAGG, dancing, Then Rest edits, blogging and instagram. .till Now Lol... 10:00pm Zumba Fitness class tonight was totally rocking! 1200cal In a class Whoop Whoop..I class it as My night time dancing I had Chicken vege Rice And Berries (blue berries) For Dinner.. Shake night time Swiss Chocolate 1 1/2 scoop Bed. training Diary Woke 5:30am Supps + Water 8:15am Dance EGGS Yummo! 11:15pm Burn Bar Berry Delight 12:25pm Dance, 1:00Lunch Steak,, Vege And sweet potato 2:00pm pre workout Beta Pump. 2:20pm Shoulders and Back protein and NAGG shake 7:00pm Zumba Fitness class 8:30 chicken vege Rice with berries 10pm night time Swiss Chocolate shake 10:20 In bed

  • Danni Brennan
    27 Apr 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 64/84 5:26 am Woke, supps + water, Plan time reading this morning. .researching post graduate courses and entry level requirements. 7:12am Mmm thinking about my future and my fitness plan.. when the physical challenge ends I Plan to continue the foundations laid down. .. Last challenge I continued on till the stresses of family challenge consumed me this time I'm better prepared. .I compare some of the journey much like quitting smoking. I wanted to change and tried really hard. .all different sorts of ways to loose the weight, tried various fad diets with some success but I wasn't treating the emotional issues. I'd painstakingly loose the weight then straight back to my former Comfort eating ways. ..to somewhat the greater detriment.. It was the way whenever something went bad I'd Fall into Week/month/year Binges. Thinking I was more happy Fat/larger . As at least I could eat what I want without the extra stress on top of the overwhelming, all consuming depression i was experiencing. lucky my husband loved me no matter my size. Food addiction... Using that full satisfied feeling to bring me warm and comforting. Trying to fill the hole in my heart through my stomach. .. My heart is healed the most it ever will be, although the scars remain and constrain it at times... I've learnt so much from past experience. .. I know my faults ....I am working on that. .. 9:56am What about after comp? you've fallen into bad habits again before..Question Answered ...if I don't get the outcome I desire (which Is Win Of course) I will not fail. ...I will find another way to get to the destination I seek... I'm not going to stop and go backwards. ...yes life is a Cha Cha but ultimately going forward. .. and I'm going strength to strength. ... in every aspect. .and facet of my life. .. sorting out the Dead wood and being more functional. .. now I am human! I May stumble or fall But by golly I will get up and dance again. The exponential progress I've made so far is testament to this. .. I'm ready for the next step whatever that may be! Every failure is a way to not Do It.. A path tested. . A route to not Persue In the same manner. Therefore a learning experience. .. I would love more guidance from others personally but finances limit me there. ..my own knowledge limits me most but I'm keen to learn. .keen to try anything. .. That's why I am AWESOME IN PROGRESS! ;) 10:20 Pre workout Beta pump 10:40am Strength session Chest, Triceps, biceps and abs. 12:50pm Dance, protein and NAGG and lunch: tuna, garden salad with brown rice Afternoon activities included, groceries, edits, uploads, bills, and coffee. 3:30am school pick up small apple off Pa's tree + 8 almonds. Home afternoon routine,+ cages. Cooking dinner 5:00pm Stationary bike interval to music... polar watch battery has died mmmm new battery needed tomorrow maybe? GOAL FOR THIS WEEK! IRON OUT ROUTINE IN HOMELIFE...balance is off...time to bring it back...organizational skill refining. Focus a llittle more on home duties... to bring harmony....My home is becoming a bombsite lol..its still ok just needs a bit more attention. Lol..if I'm going to succeed I need to work on the other areas of my life too.. with just as much passion to make this life change permanent. and continue dance challenge till we finish comp. Revision of last weeks goals...BOM BOM BOOOOM! OOOPS became a llittle lapsed in this weeks goal.. Although my macros were solid I did deviate jus a little especially with Anzac Day Breakfast being a piece of bacon and 2 eggs when I should of had oats... I swapped the days around. Mmm I honestly am not beating myself up about it I saw solid weight loss this week. Even though I felt weaker ..when we finish comp we will be human and make adjustments to everyday life.. i just see it as practice for when comp finishes.. i was good the rest of the time..if anything I think I was less grumpy after... for at least a few hours lol.... know why I'm sooky I believe TOM is upon me again..soon.. mm little too early I feel but I look forward to my post power weeks! Ok better get back to my dinner prep.. 11:00pm Trying to calm down and rest. ..Helped hubby with a car he's working on. .it involved much effort. .lol Training Diary Woke 5:30 supps and water 7:18am dance, oats, protein and water with green tea 10:20 pre workout 10:40 strength training chest, biceps, triceps and abs 12:50pm dance protein, nagg, tuna, garden salad and brown rice 2pm Black coffee 3:30pm apple +8 almonds 5:00pm cardio stationary bike interval to music 30min total (20min work.) 7:00pm dinner chicken, Vege. Sweet potato Dancing cause I want to! it's awesome stress relief. ..help hubby out in the shed. Pushed a MF Ford with locked up rear back wheel. .. contortion Fuel administer. .. 10:30 blueberries + night time Swiss Chocolate 11:15pm Bed:

  • Danni Brennan
    26 Apr 2015
    12:08 AM

    Day 63/84 12:08am What a long day....Congratulations Latu, Jo-Anne, Jo, Jemma & Amanda on your 8week check in...awesomeness! 8:30am At 5:30am Woke took supps had water and felt sore as... jumped back Into bed for Sunday Funday cuddles. ..in comfort fell back to the world of dreaming. ..I'm training so hard I feel that I have to spend more time resting harder to allow for the fruits of my efforts form. I'm more irritable. ..I'm tired, and extremely sensitive. ..I think a bit of extra rest here and there. Would be beneficial. ... Last night I craved like a crazy person. ..when I'm craving it's not fun. ..it's a state of vulnerability thank goodness.. I am not weaker of mind. After leaving the harness last night we went to McDonald's thank goodness a friend was there. Who reminded of my goals well I couldn't well blow all my hard work out the water. ..I was the closest ever to a piece of Cheesecake Or Carrot cake. .. I could have done it. ..sore tired cold miserable and no Data... ; ( but I rose above my own damaging mindset and continued on the path less tread. ... Cardio today I'm thinking Jumpz! Although sore I think it would be an awesome active recovery. .. plus fun. The kids will flip their lid when we tell them. 11:00am I swapped my eggs breaky to yesterday so oats it is. ..today. The family had subway. .it's here I danced.. We had a lovely catch up with a long time family friend. Picked up a window for my shipping container. 6:10 pm Washing, Washing, Washing... it's been raining the past few days. . I'm thrilled with the rain as we are on tanks so I'm a washer woman Danni this morning Lol.. I'm feeling really sleepy today. ..I also feel weaker. 1:30 pm Dance + Lunch Chicken, Vege and sweet potato with green tea. Dancing whilst housework counts as cardio right I certainly worked up a sweat. ...Turned up Pandora and let myself go to town. ..who Said chores had to be boring. . 4:30pm blueberries with protein. dandelion tea. Well our afternoon plans changed dramatically we ended up being pleasantly surprised to have 3 different lots of visitors... Each from different areas ;) It was a great opportunity to have the kids play with kids they don't see often. Later we tripped to family roast.. Did more Nutbush dancing 101 with my nieces and nephew..was pretty cool; ) 11:30 Time for bed. ..I did a stretch session, 45min ago and now feel really rested. . earlier this evening we had family roast well my spec meal. I actually put some From mine to hubby's plate, it was a little bit much. . I feel very tormented by the yummiest of foods Mum brings out but I'm happier in the knowledge of reaching towards my goals. .success will taste sweeter. .. I feel that I Am At Risk of past bad habits. .so this time I've put in place a plan of action. . Im September So 22 weeks From now is a competition. .I want to see how far I can Push my body...so Reserch.research, Reserch.. I Think It would be a fanTastic next Step. soon I will be No data Danni; ( ...falling asleep as i write. . Training Diary Woke5:30am Supps + Water Back To Bed! 8:30am dance breaky oats + protein 10:50 am Burn Bar Berry Delight 1:30 dance + lunch chicken vege w sweet potato green tea 2:00pm Cardio House Cleaning 4:30pm blueberries with protein shake + dandelion tea 6:15pm Dance Nutbush 6:30pm family Roast + Tea 9:30 45min stretch session 11:10pm shake maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate

  • Danni Brennan
    25 Apr 2015
    5:04 AM

    Day 62/84 Anzac Day Dawn Service Woke 5:00am Supps, Water 5:50am Forum updated ;) 6:00am Kangaroo Flat Dawn Service with family 7:00am Anzac Day Family after Dawn Service. .. Breakfast bacon 1pc (only the eye)+ 2 Eggs +black coffee (enjoying the privileges others fought and died For) + Time Warp Dancing with kids Mmm my whole daily blog was lost due to my phone battery died. Will add here tomorrow. ? I HAVE A FIRST WORLD ISSUE- I HAVE USED MY 2GB DATA LIMIT ON MY PHONE NOW HAVE TO USE WIFI Training Diary Woke 5:00am supps, water and coffee 5:30 forum 6:00 Anzac dawn service 7:00 breaky 1 poached eggs + 1pc bacon+coffee dance timewarp 11:30 1apple, 6almonds+water 1:15 pre workout beta pump 1:30 strength legs session with elliptical hill climbing warm up 3:30 dance uptownfunk , chicken, vege +sweet potato +shake with NAGG Afternoon family activities, biking, garage sales, visiting.. Dinner 7:00 nutbush dance steak, vegetables and sweet potato with black coffee Out for evening at Harness club...petting zoo, pony rides, mini horse races. 9:00 green tea 11:30 maxines night time shake

  • Danni Brennan
    24 Apr 2015
    5:12 AM

    Day 61/84 5:10am Goodmorning ;) Supp Rolecall: Fishoil, meta Zinc, P5p, bio magnesium, glucosamine, methionine, Multivtamin, vitamin C, Calcium, Ferrogradc, Liver detox, Mega B, BCAA. Yup But not all of this Is For bodybuilding But an underlying medical condition. apart from the Fishoil and Liverdetox ( To process toxins Of fat metabolism regarding stubborn Fat deposits, Multivtamin... The rest has been to help with a genetic issue I was diagnosed with. So don't think that you have to take all this I just have too to be a functional member of society Lol. Since diagnosis I have Seen such a vast improvement.... I have really struggled with mental health issues since I can remember. .. I'm very happy to say I've been able to find the right treatment plan for me and I'm the best I've ever been. ...but life hasn't always been this awesome. ..in fact there have been life altering lows, earth shattering moments and times of Severe melancholy intertwined with the Amazing that life has offered me In my Lifespan to date. ..Finding fitness has certainly been a huge part in supporting my more positive mental health. A lot of my early mental health issues were masked by the fact that I was orphaned At Age 8, what normal child isn't going to display some type of residual effects from such a trauma. The bumpy road travelled has made me who I am today. ..every moment conditioning me to be the resilient creature. Not only surviving but thriving. . 9:37am I have been forced to not go to playgroup...we had a conflict of my reality this morning. I had to duck back home and make a lunch. ..I'm not a happy camper about it. .,hence there will be no play date in the near future.let's. I Also had a conversation this morning that emotionally struck me. ..my problem is I can see a lot of faults in the world and truely want to fix them yet feel so helpless to do it. . sometimes I believe I can be that change. I feel somewhat constricted to do so. ...I either don't have the qualifications to do what's needed to implement the initial phase or I am held back by other external factors. ..finances, etc. .. I'm haveing one of those moments. .. I want to help so much that I am blind. Dancing then eggs with a small tomato for breaky this morning It was a great start to my day. .Dissapointed I am missing playgroup for sandwich making that wasn't my responsibility this morning. .. Oh well he is 8 And trying. ...he just got a bit distracted today. .. 10:00 Pre workout ... 10:30 Shoulders and Back with dancing; ) 11:35 Burn Bar BerryDelight, post Shake+ Nagg 1:00pm Dancy dance time. ..because it's Fun! Then steak, vege and sweetpotato +black decaf coffee, had a good catch up with a great friend, picked up the anzac day coins, went to recycle yard found some more light reading ;). 3:30pm 6 almonds+ water School pickup. .I've readjusted the parameters of my personal challenge. main meals, For the duration of a song. .5 Min is challenging to find songs To fit. ....I honestly don't care if it's Two songs 5:50pm Mmmm chicken smells amazing dancing time again. ...yay love it ;) thinking Macarena as kids love it Too... 8:40pm 1/2 Cup of berries with green tea. ..completed Frank's Anzac coin collection. We watched Scooby Do wrestling Mania now the children are settled watching Charlie and the chocolate factory. ..mmm temptation of a show Its is but I'm off and on for Drink breaks / forum To outside to my stationery bike. .for music appreciation interval training. ...yay.. we as a family have a dawn service to attend in the morning. .....extra cardio Rocks! If Its fun! 10:18 shake time; ) Feeling sleepy. ... Training Diary 5:10am Woke, Supps, Water 8:15am 4eggwhites 1 small tomato +green tea 10:00am preworkout beta pump blue ice 10:30am Strength shoulders and back with dancing 11:35am Burn Bar Berry Delight + Post Shake with NAGG 1:00pm Dancing , Steak, Vege and sweet potato black decaf. 3:30 6 Almonds + water 5:50pm dancing time macarena with kids 6:00pm Chicken , Vege And sweet potato 8:00pm 1/2 Cup berries (blueberries) + green tea. 8:10 pm music mapped stationary bike interval training 30 Min 10:18 pm maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate shake

  • Danni Brennan
    23 Apr 2015
    12:31 AM

    Day 60/84 Where Am I Going? What Do I want? 12:30pm Paying the price for closing my eyes earlier. ..... 5:35am Woke Supps Water warmup + stretch.. How my body is changing. .. Weird feeling not doing booty or pushups in the same format..to be honest it's a welcomed relief though. ..my knee has been paining even when I'm sleeping. . I'm sore for mostly all the right reasons. ..Doms...living in a state of perpetual soreness has masked my knee to a degree but now it's really time to listen as seriously I've worked to hard to loose that progress. .. My elbow is coming along nicely. .I'm feeling a little unbalanced with right upper Trap a little lower than the other but I think I can over weeks even it out. .Even having extra length of my arm now it's straightening more feels different as strength in the movement advances these should fix. ..I'm going to work quite a bit on this as by September I'm hoping to do my first competition. it's on my bucket list. ....I know I'm not likely to even win, more so a farce than anything but I'm actually looking at it in an experience/participation personal challenge. ..that is if I even qualify to compete. .I'm positive there is a benefit to just getting an idea of what's required and everyone has to start somewhere. .on The bright side if Hamish and Andy Can So Can I.......it's local. I'm thinking maybe fitness category. .not bikini. .but I'm really interested to see how far Ican Push my body fat% %down. .I seeing so many inspiring people reaching their Goals eg Amanda Doherty, Dana Linn Bailey, Janet Kane...I'd love too do that too ( reach my Goals). . .I understand that I have a huge journey Ahead.. so a figuratively small competition would be ideal to see what it's all about. I think excess skin removal will be one of the stepping stones, My time line for this goal is quite Long.. I've allowed years actually. . but each workout I'm closer, each cm gone is one closer to my dreams... Long term Goal: To be at a competitive level Physique for the 40's /open category 1st Step; excess skin. ....learning about what it takes to compete. .. 7:42am Mid Morning routine...50g Oats, protein +water +black coffee. What A great way to start my day! 4:28pm I Just was reading An email. . I'm excited Yet daunted will Write more later. ... Thinking About Creating My Own Challenge Dance 5min before every Main Meal 15 Min extra Cardio A Day!) 10:15pm What A feeling! Hard to process it all into a cohesive written piece ... So will do training diary and sleep on it. Did A lot of Dancing spending time with a friend, And looking for pretty underwear For my final pics. it's nice to get an idea of what is around. . Went into the local supps shop too.. Took Frank to the cardiologist. Played on play ground. . Training Diary Woke 5:30am Supps, Water warmup and stretch. Breaky 7:40am Oats, protein and Water with black Coffee 9:20 am Pre workout Beta Pump Blue Ice 9:45 am Cardio Time W/u elliptical hill climber 15min intervals 10:00am Chest, Bicep, Tricep And fabs Workout 11:30am protein shake(nagg + Burn), Dance, Burn Bar 1:00pm Dance small tin tuna salad + Rice (brown), Water 4:30pm 1/2 scoop maxine's protein Shake 7:30pm Dance Dinner 2 Eggs+ Vege (baked) + Lettuce Mix + Cup Of Brown Rice + Water 10:00pm maxine's night time 1scoop + 1/2 Berries 11:00pm bed

  • Danni Brennan
    22 Apr 2015
    5:28 AM

    Day 59/ 84 Wishing You A Fantabbywhoy Day ♥ 5:27am Woke Supps, Water Booty Cuddles before hubby heads to work. .then sprints is my plan this morning. .. I'm actually feeling pretty tired this morning. ..I don't know if it's sleep though or soreness, I slept great last night. It must be the New training I think. Green tea To invigorate. .I'm noticing the lower temperatures now. ..I feel cooler than ever. .usually the cold isn't a problem. .I don't feel ill just a little more cool. 12 :10pm I really feel royally smashed...I think I might be whackedwith the overwhelmed stick again. ..I nearly cried twice today at the gym. ..not because I was sad really just frustrated at my own lack of usual performance. accumulative soreness From Burpee cleans Sunday, Rollouts Monday, squatting overload And Chins yesterday have gotten the better of me. ....i think my core soreness is a bit of the culprit either that or my weak mindset today. ..I am going to be kind to myself this afternoon. ..thank goodness for NAGG, Fishoil, glucosamine And magnesium Oil... I repeat 'Trust the process' Breaky involved greek yogurt + protein with berries in a smoothy (water added. for consistency. ..at 8am. Preworkout At 9:30am and started working out around 10am, warmed up and got into it.. as deadscwere first i tookit easy as that elbow is still vulnerable so 55kg bb deads. I added in extra to add progrssive overload. For some reason my left knee is grumbling at me... might add in more glucosamine and swap back from fish oil to krill or calamari oils to be kinder...After I finished working Out At 11:15 I had a shake and 6 almonds. .then off to the Drs..at 11:30am. 12:30 I am a ravenous Fiend.... Mmmm lunchtime. ..I would usually wait but I'm starving. .lol Starving Is not a good state for me Lol I'm more vulnerable for eating poorly if I'm past hungry. .. 11:23pm It's late I just completely crashed. ...I Was cuddling my precious on the couch next minute it's 11:30pm and I'm being gently advised to head to bed. .. quick shake will add more tomorrow. ..lol knew that I was tired but to loose 3 Hrs Is hilarious. . Training Diary Woke 5:27am Supps booty, pushups, water green tea and interval Sprints breaky 7:45am Booty, Greek yogurt ,protein +Berries smoothy 9:30am preworkout Beta Pump 10:00am Legs & calves Workout 11:15 booty, Shake + 6 almonds 11:30 Drs App 1:00pm booty then Lunch:100g chicken, vege & brown rice water 4:00pm booty+pushups+ Apple 7:00pm booty grilled fish , salad +Rice Booty Extra.....5000th Squat In 21 Days 11:30 night time Swiss Chocolate Bed again

  • Danni Brennan
    21 Apr 2015
    5:33 AM

    Day 58/84 And Beyond! All I Can Say I I feel the Rollouts! 5:31 Good morning world. . I feel yesterday's workout coursing through my muscles a satisfying reminder of the bad Ass nature in which I applied myself yesterday. .. supps, booty, pushups + water. Zumba Tonight! Myday is going to be awesome. Shower time.! 11:30am busy morning booty+ burn bar ...Pre workout taken...now I'm off to Gym. 2:10pm After morning routine(yay eggs Day), school drop off and heading to the first of 6 week course: Tuning into Kids..I'm feeling every single Ab rollout from yesterday's session. ..so really a bit uncomfortable today. .I did booty Had A Burn Bar + black coffee. Did pre workout, found out we missed an appointment which I had to reschedule Lucky for us tomorrow was available. .dropped in to get a parcel, saw a pair of shoes screaming to be bought at a neighbouring shop. Then proceeded to the gym. ..I did a smashing session. .and I'm quite proud considering my Shoulder. Chin Ups are a risk but I did not over do it. ..I'm looking forward to see how many I can do by the end of challenge. . I took some footage Of today's session. . I have Zumba Fitness tonight. And wait for it I have My Hr monitor! ) I bought Some supplies this morning as I'm feeling tender. ..magnesium oil for my sore muscles. ..Loving it though as it is progress. ...I did booty+pushups after shoulders and back.. Then Had Lunch..steak, Vege and sweetpotato. +water. Now I am blogging feeling like a Koala all Warm and sleepy. .but I have to do a few things in town. .I wanted to add a few more exercises to my program but as adherence is my goal I will refrain. ...but next week I will. Off now to buy a gorgeous baby Hamper for one of hubby's work colleagues New Princess!..I totally hate shopping. .....NOT! YAY perks of being a foreman's wife... love it really. . 10:24pm Zumba Fitness class tonight was totally rocking. started Timing 10 before And 10min after. .. I put in a super effort. .1400cal effort. ..Afterwards I did booty had my chicken and vegetable meal Oh poop it didn't have the rice in it I grabbed the wrong one. . .as I was In Town And late I was going to have my berries in night time shake. .so a friend and I had A quick Cafe date I Had 1/4 Cup toasted oats, Some yogurt & berries with a decaf black coffee. It was Yummo. .Every thing i asked for they didn't have. .also Havibg Eggs already today didn't think it appropriate For another omelette. I returned home at 10pm, after some friendly ear bashing. Lol. as it's late I will add training diary in tommorow morning after sprints. Shake squats + push Ups + maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate again. Now Bed. .. Training Diary Woke 5:30 Supps + Booty + pushups + water Breaky 8:23am 4eggwhites + 1 yolk omelette + green tea 9:00am Tuning Into Kids 11:00am: Booty + burn bar+black coffee 11:30am preworkout Beta Pump 11:50 Gym: elliptical hill climber program 13min, strength:shoulders and back 1:30pm Booty+protein with Nagg, Lunch Steak, Vege +sweet potato + Water. 4:30pm booty + 6 almonds + Water 7:00pm Zumba Fitness class 1400cal burnt. .. 8:10pm chicken and vegetable+water 8:30pm black coffee (decaf)+ toasted Oats1/4 Cup, Low Fat Yogurt, Mixedberries 10:15 60 squats + push Ups + protein shake night time 10:30 In Bed. .uploaded videos,

  • Danni Brennan
    20 Apr 2015
    3:22 AM

    Day 57/84 3:21am Woke Ravenous. ..5 Almonds and Water 6:15 Am Sprints Up And done all before the Sun; ) Woke At 5:30 Am Had My supps and Water. booty+ pushups. Welcome 9th week. .im Not Going To like cutting down the food But We Make The necessary changes for the Goals we create for ourselves. .I will touch on this a bit later But first shower time. . 2:50 Mmm a little frustrated I just lost today's blog I'd been writing for the past 20min Lol...mmmm 10:13pm I tried to write earlier To no end Lol it didn't saveand I lost it. mmm all my goal Revisiting and all. ... Oh well, just start again. .. for breakfast today I Had A blender Of 50g Oats A scoop of protein And filled the rest with water, that way my body didn't notice the difference of 30gr plus a cranberry green tea, for morning tea I ate 6 almonds and apple just before pre workout at 10am. .Went to gym, It was a productive session that actually surprised me. ..I was a little terrified of roll outs but there was No need. .I did Them and felt Them. A few other things new was the low french extension cable I have done a modified version of this before So it was a pleasant challenge. As I am meant to be conservative of my right elbow, I did 2 Sets Of preacher curls but changed as it was excess pressure On That hinge joint. ..used the Bicep Blaster Bar for remaining sets. Was pretty cool actually. .I was a Bit nervous in the past about The Tool As My breasts were considerably bigger, now I barely have any and fit much better. .. overall I was pretty happy with what I achieved in that Session. Goals For This week: Adhere To Week 9 workout and food requirements. .only eating from recommended food list except days that I have dinner at Mum and dads But I did request smaller portions.... Revisiting my Goals last week. .. I think to be honest to myself I didn't make my heart rate monitor a priority like I wanted to. .at 5 In The Morning I barely function. ..especially No coffee. ..mm maybe I could try again butit does feel like my brain isn't switched on to process at that time As effectively as it does during the day. .. I'm just imperfect Lol... Going to try a Sign...to put next to bed; )...I didn't get the desired average for booty squats challenge I fell short by 7.5. However I finished strongly and completed both challengeto with great gusto. .a slight miss calculation. But I feel satisfaction in my efforts. I managed to average 88.5 Per Day Over The 10 days In pushups. Did booty squats had protein shake and my tuna lunch With salad and Rice. .yummy. I met with Poppy Frank,, Getting my supplies I migrated home to commence Monday madness meal Prep...heaps s one All To Spec. Lily had a play date and I went and got her at 6 made dinner and a visitor came to spend the evening. It was nice. Had dinner Steak Vege And A Premade Sweetpotato Cup.got Sick Of Odd numbers On My booty chart So I evened it up; ) Lol. I saved my fruits for blueberries instead.i Had My Maxine's Night Time With blueberries To ll prevent cravings. well time for bed Training Diary Woke 3:21am 5 almonds + Water back to bed woke 5:30 Supps + Water + Booty +pushups+ W/U , Interval Sprints, Cooldown 30min, 7:30am booty, Breakfast, blended 50g Oats +protein + water with cranberry green tea 9:50am Booty 6 almonds +apple + water 10:00am preworkout beta pump 10:15am strength W/u elliptical hill climber program 13min 196cal(forgot Hr but went off machine. ) Chest, Biceps, triceps and abs+booty 12:00noon protein shake +level Scoop/spoon Nagg lunch small Tin Tuna, salad & brown rice+water. insert shopping for Mealprep here. . 3:00pm I made a handful of Kale crisps as I was cooking I thought it an awesome idea. .Meal prepping Underway like a mad woman. .booty squats between vegetables. 7:00pm I had steak vegetables from today defrosted sweetpotato Cup. + of course booty squats. +pushups 9:00pm Booty + night time shake 9:30 In Bed;) But on tablet.

  • Danni Brennan
    19 Apr 2015
    1:11 AM

    Day56/84 1:10 Am On the way home from Melbourne. .after wedding. ..just dropped fellow wedding guests to Their motel and We briefly Have stopped at Calder park I just picked up a long Black..for The trip back. .I'm struggling To Fight Sleep. 2:19am Updating my charts just realised It Was Day10! challenge done.!.. ready to merger into the final phase. 11:38am By the time we got to sleep. ..it was after 3am. . yep not great sleep routine but hey we made up for it with a sleep in till 10am.. I got up looking mighty dishevelled and caught the moment. .eggs for breakfast and we are bright eyed and bushy tailed. .I didn't drink alcohol at all but consumed a lot of black coffee. .soda water and Yummo food. I ate true to my goals Ok Maybe A Few canapés but they were protein orientated. .. above is a pic. I did booty pushups, danced My butt off on the dance floor. .so proud of myself. .it actually reminded me A bit of gala dinner last year. . So far it has been quite Productive morning since we Woke.. 2 loads of washing , vacuumed, had breaky. ..Cardio today is swimming ;) heated pool this arvo when we get the kids. . 10:11pm Sunday Funday comes yet again to an end and a new week is upon us. .. We spent 4 hours at the pool this afternoon. . I did a few laps butterfly, breaststroke, back stroke, free style, ...we played catch, went on the slide, floated, stretched, dunked, bombed, and played. .the time flew. ..we truly lost track of time before we knew it we were heading to family roast. ...I did booty in the pool, had a burn Bar in between. .I miss squatting. ..I know I don't have to but I want to still do them. ..I'm thinking about every main meal continuing. So that's consistently Doing 150 Wake, breaky, lunch, dinner and bed. New Goal for week ahead. .. I'm still forgetting to put my Hr monitor early Cardio I have it sitting by the bed for tomorrow morning. . cardio first thing. . sprints is the plan. .. unless raining. O M goodness on the topic of cardio, today I also before getting the kids I thought I'd give cardio workout 1 a go Clean And burpees. .. Holy Poop they certainly hit me up. .. I'm going to admit burpees are not my favourite things. .Always end Up tender.and after pushup challenge together with residual feelings from Fridays Session + probably even the fitness test ..I Used just my 4.54kg Db today as A nice warm into it. .. By the end of 5 rounds they felt like 20kg... It really added up when you don't rest between. .. Yep I smashed it. . nervous a little... I'm thinking I might be sore tomorrow. ..I loved it though. .. Hubby was intrigued. .I downloaded the beginning Pdf for hubby to look at today he's showing signs of initial interest. . I did from mental count 180 squats Today with 60 Pushups(2×30) *note I forgot to add In 50 squats From cleans db +25 pushups From Burpees Intodaily totals) Had dinner at mum and dads..beef with vege. .was Yummo just a few Min ago I had my night booty and nighttime shake Yum.. Training Diary Woke 10am supps, booty, pushups and water.. 10:30am 4 eggwhite omelette + 1 yolk +black Tea 11:15am Cardio workout 1 (clean and burpees) ouch! Lunch 12:00pm booty +protein shake + Mince Steak, Vege sweet potato+ water 1:30pm swimming pool -laps, Stretch, Play. 3:30pm Wet Booty 60 + Burn Bar Berry Delight 6:30pm Booty + family roast Vege +beef 10:05 booty squats+protein shake night time Swiss Chocolate.

  • Danni Brennan
    18 Apr 2015
    3:16 AM

    Day 55 3:12am Woke to the sound of my cat who didn't come home until just now. .glad she is back inside now. ...it's been raining off and on she possibly fell asleep in some cozy warm spot and woke up hungry Then thought Lets wake Mum...lol it's fun... Oh well still love Her Guts ..I'll probably sleep better now. ..5 almonds. . 5:30am Woke, booty, pushups+ supps and Water...bike today. 5:45am Went outside to find my stationery bike, Fitness dance warmup, 30min changing the resistance according to tempo and song part. 7min cooldown Stretch 45min total. Time to get ready. 7:00am booty, oats, protein and Water + black coffee...busy busy busy. .. have to get the kids all packed, ready, myself included, Do my hair as later it will be to hard between work and leaving. . 8:45am Have a couple of minutes before work. I took an awesome Pic of the kids this morning. ..might canvas It...Did booty squats in advance for almonds between clients. . 3:51pm Huge day. .. work was busy, Got out did booty whilst waiting for my chicken meal to heat well sweet potato & chicken The salad I kept separate. 1:20pm I scoffed lunch and head home to get ready for the wedding. ..quick shower hair all over me. In Car Now On way to Melbourne. .Make up in Car. .on Track Have Meals Packed, burn bars ready To reduce temptation.. I'm All set. ..yep Wedding time not taking phone. .. Will update after the event. . Training Diary 3:12 woke briefly, 5 almonds 5:30am Woke booty push ups supps water 5:45 stationary bike cardio session 7:00am booty, oats protein water black coffee 8:45 In advance booty squats 11:00am 10xAlmonds 1:20pm Booty, chicken meal water 2:50pm :Booty left for wedding In advance for burn Bar.. 4:30 Berry Delight Burn Bar 5:30 squats canapés smoked salmon, prawn, chicken ,skewers Yummo very clean. bottle of water. 6:30 Booty quinoa salad and lamb soda water 7 :15 booty main course steak broccoli, Beans, Snow Peas pushups coffee 11:00 dancing like a Freak+coffee 12:14 pushups booty conclusion. .

  • Danni Brennan
    17 Apr 2015
    11:04 PM

    10:40pm Training Diary 54/84 woke up at 4am had a protein shake and head back to bed Slept in 7:00am really needed it. Supps water..booty squats, pushups (wall) eggs coffee. 11:00 Booty burn bar 11:45 preworkout beta pump blue ice 12:15 strength: Back shoulders, triceps and abs Mix Up 2:45pm pushups + Booty (60) + Lunch Beef, Vege And sweet potato+ Water 7pm booty, chicken, Vege, rice + Berries 10:30pm booty, maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate 1.5 scoop 11pm Bed. .. Having a few technical difficulties tonight.

  • Danni Brennan
    17 Apr 2015
    4:02 AM

    Day 54/84 WHAT! 30 Days to go! 4:00am Excited to resume training! Back To Bed!!! 7.5 Hrs is what I need. ..is It weird to dream of training?. ...think I'm hungry. ..had 10almonds and a glass of water. . 7:35am... I had a sleep in today. .. not because I'm lazy but I think the last few nights of broken sleep have taken its toll. .. I'm starting to break out in more psoriasis. .. my knee is complaining which are indicators of increased stress levels. . but it could just be I was worried about not training. ..it can be quite distressing to not do what your committed too. ..against your will. It is about listening to my body. ..living in a state of perpetual soreness can sometimes cover/mask over other what are seemingly insignificant minor pains. ..that may be coming into play. ..no matter having this rest from heavy lifting has given me an insight to how my muscles are forming.. I love the definition everyone is noticing. ..shop assistants, people are looking when I walk down the street. .I kinda felt like I had toilet paper stuck on my shoes at first but now I am used to it. I think just dropping and popping out 30 squats where ever I am is cause for attention . ..better get ready for school. . 11:18am Booty Now morning tea. .water .Burn Bar Berry Delight Then pre workout. . ....Did playgroup. .I didn't get creative instead of playing I Did cleaning. .New term..nothing like a splash of disinfectant to make things fresh again. .. My eggs with blueberries this morning were a bit rushed hence no picture and nearly even forgot to pic My burn bar. ..to quick those yummy treats are gone Lol...but time to get my happy face on and Get training. .......yay 70-72 hours has nearly killed me lol I'm even a little premature now But like a little kid can't wait. .. Big session today but smart. ..back, shoulder, triceps & abs Back To normal pushups this arvo. .. Yay it's all coming together. .mmm can't wait to test out my arms with the OHPressing should be intriguing with the added ROM In Right Arm... excited about the possibility of full lockout as it opens up a whole new avenue to travel clean & press, clean &Jerk Etc....possibly competition. ..it just still depends on integrity of my shoulder. ...but It was a door once locked to me now the door Is unlocked and even though the hinges are rusty I can peak in to see the wonders behind the door. ..but first to get the hinges lubricated and functioning. ..Some how I Think Wd40 won't fix this problem. ..lol... analogies help me convey my feelings.. I'm pretty EXCITED! ... 11:45am preworkout Beta pump Blue And level Scoop Nagg 3:10 I Feel thoroughly smashed. .. Going to relax for the rest of the day. ..well Till dinner then booty it again. ..

  • Danni Brennan
    16 Apr 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 53 /54 5:26am I think of marriage this morning and how blessed I am. ..after being married 10yrs I was thinking on what advice I could impart. ..to the happy couple on Saturday. I'm so blessed to have a friend who wanted to keep Me!....so much of the time emphasis has been on Love. ..but really marriage is so much more. ..We talk mostly of good times, love and romance but what isn't focused on that Is the equally important is compromise, hard work, perseverance...it's an investment of the heart. There are so many beautiful times I've shared with James, and as a team toiled through any obstacles encountered. ..we are a little old school repair type people. ..not parts fitters..we have mutual interests and individual dreams aligned on the same path forward. He loves me even at my craziest. ..I love him more than I'll ever be able to explain. ...above is my finished Card;)... Booty, pushups, Supps + Water 7:49 Booty (yes I know booty challenge is done but I've grown to like it, it's working! why mess with a good thing )Trying to blissfully enjoy our morning. ..lol enjoy my heart warming rolled oats and protein ;) Love It! like a gorgeous hug on the inside. ..also a Nice cranberry green tea Too..the children are having a couple of tough moments. .Ouchy underarms and tiredness lethal Combo=bound to produce awesome Tanties... But I'll Give them credit at their can do attitude. . On the cards today, school drop off, ring cardiologist, 10am appointment/catch up, MT, Seek out football supplies Here, I have a gym date at noon today with two of my buddies. . Yay! then a bit of recreation .inhale lunch Here! .We as a group are off to see Cinderella...then afternoon routine. ..yep yet another day of awesomeness ahead. I hope for some Yahtzee Time Too! frustrating how when I wake up I forget to use my Hr monitor. ..just not with it that early...lol just realised I missed photo opportunity yesterday morning. ..mmm extra goal Use Hr monitor for cardio sessions! 9:30 Being A bit of a selfie queen ...again can't help but be excited. .. 3:33pm 10am booty+ coffee+burn Bar 12noon impromptu 45min Zumba Fitness class With the Ladies...protein shake after booty squats off To cinemas for Cinderella At 1:20pm scoffed Salad component In the cinema. .. watched Movie, (just as awesome watching it again booty squats + practically inhaling rice as I Type...about to eat the tuna now. .. I'm feeling really awesome Shoulder, Neck And Back wise. ..im tempted to go to the gym and do a modified version of back. .. machines only... controlled movements higher reps lower resistance. . And assisted chins/ pull ups. .. Its been a couple of days days like 48hrs, I'm really missing It..I feel like I'm Ok! Mmm.. decisions. .. might call to see if I Can seeing I feel awesome. .. 3:55pm Just rest. .tomorrow still meant to take it easy. ..that's really hard when I just want to go all and hard ;) I'm not a trained professional in healing and body repair. .. I'm just going to have to trust it is best. .. Mmm not work out what to do? shoe shop maybe? Kids are at Nanny and Poppy's for their weekly visit. ... Mmm children free shopping. ..seems to be the winner. .. 10:30pm Today actually was a busy day. .I splurged a little, caught up with friends, squatted, danced, had family time and now hubby time after Animals done. ..I did some drawIng with the kids..and did squats and pushups before dinner at my awesome Inlaws..I bought A few things that I needed and even a dress for gala. .mmm Size 12... Bit excited. .. Dinner tonight was a chicken leg Squash, Bokchoy, broccoli Yummo ! With hot water At 6:30pm 10:00 100 extra Squats(30 Air, 30 Sumo, 30 kettle Bell, 10 wonky Eagle)+ maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate 1 1 / 2 scoop going to start Nagg on monday. . Training Diary Woke 5: 30am Supps + Water + Booty+pushups(40) 7:49am Booty, oats + protein with cranberry green tea 10:00am Booty+Burn Bar + coffee 12:00pm Zumba Fitness impromptu class (38min work+7min cooldown/stretch) 12:50pm booty+ post Shake 1:15pm garden salad that had been postponed 3:30pm Booty +Rice + Tuna + water 6:30pm booty+pushups(40) then Dinner bok choy, squash, broccoli, Chickenleg( removed Skin) +hot water 10:00pm Booty 100 (30 Air, 30sumo, , 30 kettleBell swing+10 wonky eagle)+ maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate again 1 1 / 2 scoop

  • Danni Brennan
    16 Apr 2015
    12:17 AM

    Day 53/84 12:07 pm Suspect I may have had too much caffine yesterday. ..Bright as a button now. .

  • Danni Brennan
    15 Apr 2015
    5:31 AM

    Day 52 Week 8 check in. . 5:29 Booty + pushups + supps water and get out of bed. . Stormy weather wakeup. .. the rain isn't here so I'm hot tailing it for some quick sprints. . 5:42am By the time I Finished booty squats + wall pushups + taking vitamins the storm hit. ...it seriously didn't last long but it's enough of a down pour to create cruddy sprinting conditions. ...oh well deviation From my mental plan already this morning instead I will use my stationery bike sitting on the veranda, This bleakly dark morning..my tablet blindingly bright in contrast to the the morning that presented it's self. I'm having a few foils put in this morning in preparation for The coming wedding on Sat. My morning is actually a perfect fit for the weather. . Nana usually comes today but I will pick her up after I finish my hair. .. Mmm busy busy. .number 1 goal of the day is to Re photograph my Week 8 check in picture. .it's not as clear as I hoped. ..I wish I could have bathroom quality down lights to really make my progress pop, like I see at the gym mirrors...good lighting (other than natural light) is rather non existent in my bedroom. . It's so funny the difference location can make... I'm peddling my warm up as I type better get serious. 6:06 It's starting to lighten up. .. the dawn is coming and the birds are waking up. .. 6:40am Cardio done. ...time to start the kids off in a positive way. .. 7:08am Made a Slide show. .mmm I like playing with media lol. ..booty squats+ Wall pushups+ yogurt Greek and Berries + protein with water for consistency. 11:30am booty + almonds+ Water In between Toner! 1:13am Booty Squats, water+ Apple ... 2:41pm I Not Planning To Be At The Salon So Long left My Chicken In The Car The Whole Time....ooops so rather than risk salmonella poisoning I figured it was time to acknowledge the fruit of my effort. .. Not In A Huge blow out way ...for Good measure I Added 60 squats For Goal... For Out With Nana celebration. .. I'm Having A celebration Meal... As yesterday I had My Bf% test And Was under my initial goal. .. So Booty dance special today ...my Goal Rewards include fresh hairdo And A nice Smart Yet functional Golden Goal Refuel......yay! I Went To The hairdressers where I work to be pampered this morning. ..I found them understaffed So pitched In between processes. . Feeling amazing now. .. today Is Day 14 of Booty challenge. ..yay! I Did It. lunch had chicken, spinach tomato And Pesto, 2 Small slices of sourdough instead of rice. .so it was a controlled calorie replacement...lol. .but I'm super happy...long Black... 4:40pm Stretch session legs. mostly whilst watching footy training. ..ballet restarts tonight for Lily, training for little man.pie Night tonight for the Team! GO TEAM! 7:00 Booty+ Dinner, garden salad + fish+ Water 9:00pm Did the wedding Gift....card looks like my sharpie vomited on it Lol will upload when complete. .... 60 booty + 3sets Wall Push Ups:- 33,(rest 30sec) 33(rest 45), 33, star jumps, jumpers, trying to pop out muscles. .not winning Lol... protein shake (1 1/2 maxine's night time) + blue berries. .. 10:30pm time for bed;) Ok Maybe 15 Min of Forum.. mmmm sleep is evading me. ....routine seems off ...Will be back at it again tomorrow. ..sleep is extremely important. Training Diary Woke 5:30am: Supps Water booty +pushups 5:45am stationary bike Interval Session 7:08am Booty, pushups, greek yogurt + protein with berries and Water 11:30am Booty +almonds + Water 1:13pm booty + Water then apple 2:40pm booty 60 Lunch: sour dough, chicken, spinach tomato And Pesto sandwich+black coffee 4:40pm Stretch session legs 7:00pm booty dinner Fish, salad+ Water 9:00pm Heart StarteR: Inc booty + pushups (wall) Bed Time Shake+blue berries. In Bed 11:00pm

  • Danni Brennan
    15 Apr 2015
    12:14 AM

    Day 52 /84 12.02am Check in done will try fix tomorrow my pic.. Now for sleep.. nigh nigh..

  • Danni Brennan
    14 Apr 2015
    3:25 AM

    Day 51/84 Detour! 3:24am Maybe I am hungry. ...I'm going to have a scoop Of protein and try get more sleep. .. 5:28am:) Yay! Its raining ;) ♥ it supps water and booty squat + pushups had an extra protein scoop earlier around 3:30am No squats though as I didn't want to wake up too much. ..shower time! 7:35am testing begins: Wish Me Luck Booty first. . 8:23 All Done Feeling Happy Will Do comparisons shortly But first school drop off. 9:36 Mind Blown....Celebrate my day with Hubby on his RDO...so Wrapped with my results .Nice to see progress. .. We went to Brew house coffee Bendigo with hubby .. 4 eggwhites+ small long black 10:00 Pre-workout Beta Pump blue Ice. 10:15 Leg & calvesBooty neck felt funny after doing a set of front squats. .. 11:30am Burn Bar 12:18 booty+pushups +post workout shake + Lunch 12:30 pm Mince (lean) vege & sweet potato + Water 3:30pm Just got back from my appointment. ...I'm now not allowed to work out heavy for a couple of days. ....my Neck! like I will do a scaled down version but not Work Out!!!!!! Omg I'm going to Die! Mmm I'm working tonight so there goes those instructions out of the window.best thing is it's body weight cardio only...neck was out again and my elbow that has previously had surgery on is agrivated but holy Poop. ..She played with it and I have so much more Rom....such a huge release today. .. I will agree to Do Thursday's Back work out on friday afternoon/evening and shoulders together see I don't have to miss out just adapt to suit my body's needs. .. I think this will allow for the necessary healing and adaptation. ..I have a few rehabilitation exercises to do though. .. in the meantime. .. 72hrs of solid weightlifting free time...thank god.. I did legs before hand....I'm allowed to walk, stationary/recumbent cycle without using arms excessively swim for cardio options. ..pushups challenge is on hold or Incline Wall pushups only for a few days ..my ability to continue challenge is far greater to me.... sometimes a stitch in time saves 9.... this is now. .. this is preventative action till inflammation reduces. 5:00pm booty Squats and modified pushups. ...dinner: chicken, rice and Vege. .+ Water might have fruit after Zumba Fitness class later tonight. .. 9:37pm I did Zumba Fitness class tonight I must admit it was a bit of a struggle being so sore... especially after fitness test this morning + legs and calve, booty squats, pushups... yep may have over done it just a bit.. to be honest I think the burpees are what throw me out every time..last time my neck gave me grief was after the Janet's awesome cardio workout then now my fitness test.. mmm not sure.. I will keep an eye on it or it could be adding in a set or two of front squats... time will tell really either way I have to be careful.. Shattered i left my polar watch at home i had the heart rate monitor on however and put an app on my phone to hopefully pick it up but it didn't sync....oh well I think it would easily have passed the 1000 cal mark with how much I struggled...I find if I struggle at all I always accrue an extra 300-400 cal. Once my pretty awesome (of around 32 participants) class finished 8:10pm I did 30 airsquats, ate 10x almonds for extra fat and 1/2 a cup of blue berries..had a burn shake.. 9:45 booty + wall pushups then Maxine's Night time 1 1/2 scoop swiss chocolate shake...blogging / checking all my check in details...the pics of brown bikini was jan 2015.. Training Diary woke 3:30am no booty but did a shake and went back to bed. Woke 5:30am : supps, water, booty + pushups 7:30am Fitness Testing- Pinch test and measuring weigh in (pushups)(Jumpsquats= Booty) Breaky booty squats 9:30am 4eggwhite omelette + long black @brewhousebendigo 10:00am Pre Workout beta pump 10:15 Legs and calves+booty ( neck?) 11:30am Burn Bar berry delight More legs! 12:18 booty + pushups +post shake + lunch mince,vege+sweet potato +water 2:00pm Appointment for neck 2:30 20min walk + Water 5:00pm booty+ modified pushups (30 wall) +Chicken.vege brown rice and quinoa +water 7:00pm Zumba Fitness class 8:10 Booty + post shake+1/2 cup blueberries+ 10x Almonds 9:45 wall pushups (30) + booty +night time shake.

  • Danni Brennan
    13 Apr 2015
    3:48 AM

    Day 50/84 3:46am Sleep Evades me. . 5:30am Woke Supps, , Water+ Booty....feeling tired. . Up and about, fluffing around readying for the kids first day of Term 2... I'm going to miss them all over again. .. 6:58am The kids alarms are about to go off. ..waiting for the day to start. 7:00am Booty Squats, pushups +rolled oats and protein + coffee. 7:19am Thinking of my goals....& Re-evaluation.. TMI ALERT Feeling a bit emotionally off. Always shift in mood when my biological family are in motion. .it's like the gravity changes. comparing them to passing large asteroids, they change the tides but you know when they pass it all settles...hopefully the water doesn't break the banks of the land affected. ...but I just find life generally better this way. ..if it wasn't for a few individuals and my husband's persistence in trying to force me to stay connected. .. .I probably wouldn't associate at all with my fathers side of the family. I'm conflicted to feel this way, but rather than focus on the negativity. .I rather live in a less toxic world. You will never be able to show an individual the level of destruction created when they don't have the emotional capabilities to see what they have created. The rest is collateral damage for not saying enough when it was needed, or just standing by. ...I care. ...there is always 3 sides to story/conflict. people will believe what they want. .. To be honest I actually am Super appreciative of the past, I truely wish for them all to thrive and succeed with lots of love. . I just cannot be part of that world. ..its not constructive and its not where I belong. ..Even from an early age I didn't atbfeel home, then I thought I had I it,(well The best I could with the life I'd Been given) but when I experienced it for real nothing could be the same. I have that now, home, family and stability. Bit like Mock Cream and Real Vanilla whipped Double Cream.. Thank it for the good times in the past but No longer can palette It. Sorry, I find that I am the one who was worth fighting for. ..bonds occasionally break never to be repaired. ..We just learn to thrive in other areas . It's just how much effort do you put in for no results. .just cut the losses and Keep going Or Run yourself into the ground. .. being orphaned Sucked. ..that is all. ..pity party Over! 9:40am Preworkout Check, school drop done check, time to go to my happy place. ..I'm going out for coffee after I have lunch at gym. .so not too tempt myself too much. ..I'm catching up with My Nana...from Perth.. 10:00am Chest, Biceps +abs channel my energy into a positive outlet. ..can't wait already. .. 3:28pm Today actually went awesome. ..I did my work out felt like a beast. ..then 11:30am did the usual booty, protein shake almonds and apple Met A nice lady talked about my goals and how much maxine's has changed my body. .. people are noticing. .unfortunately I talked a little too much and missed my lunch. .. Went to have coffee with Nana and her gravely sick Sister (which I knew nothing about until today) Sad really Aunty Jenny has always been sickly but this seems to be the final Hoorah...they seem at peace about it all. ...it's a bit daunting to hear...I haven't quite processed it. ..How are you meant to react to that. ..I just mirrored the Casual way in which I was told. .I feel like I'm a horrible human about it. ..Thinking now of the should of saids, dones, reflection I Spose I just needed to process the harsh reality and finality of it all. .. I gave her a hug. ..my best wishes and grabbed a selfie together. ..I got to have a beautiful piece of footage enjoying beautiful moments with her grandchildren. . I have fond memories of spending time with Jenny growing up staying in Horsham. .feel a little numb. ....they had the roast, and fish and chips... I Had 4eggwhites protein always being a good idea, with a long black. . I left after a few hours time fleeting too quickly. ..watching them enjoy the Pokies together was nice, me loosing all I was willing to donate. ...we parted ways...they accrued a minor jackpot. .. I did a few other things too got crickets, other pet supplies. ..a new dress for the wedding on Saturday coming. .a few groceries, Poppy Frank's papers. ..time to pick up the kids. .. I arrived around 3:10pm, Did booty Squats in heels and devoured My Salad rice and tuna. ..added water in and started this paragraph of blog. .. Nathan was overly distressed as he lost his little lion friend. ..Lily had an amazing 1st day of term. Now to drive home and start afternoon routine. .. 5:26pm Truely I do not ever wish any one Pain, Suffering or hardship. If I can fix it I do! I hate seeing people I care about struggle. ..unfortunately I'm only a helpless bystander to watch. ..I just wish I could fix their ailments. ..the hard part is knowing that they have to do the hard work for themselves... I'm seeing 4 catastrophes currently in play and I am unable to fix any of It...that is sometimes the biggest struggle. ...feeling helpless...but the best thing is I'm also able to see the joys too. ..babies born, new learned lessons, progress and this helps balance me. .. If All is overwhelming I take a shower listening to amazing music. .....I allow a certain amount of time to feel. ..either the greatest of emotions, or debilitated depths but the majority of circumstance allows for awesomeness in everything. ..and if I fail to find it I acknowledge it's presence for the worth in relation to the Soul. I find controlled doses of each negative emotion allows for a thriving future with less bottling it up. ..it Is like controlled burns for the greater good. ..My best friend is my Hubby! But my complexities can be hard to understand so this diary like blogging Helps...I can reread it. ..Make sense of it and hopefully find humour in it. .. Why share it with the world? Through transparency comes freedom. ..it's like being naked in a dream exposed to the world. ...terrifying yet liberating. ..dispelling the stigma associated with mental health issues is another reason. .. ..I do not seek the approval of others ...just of my own. ...If you can acknowledge that you are human, we make mistakes, we make poor choices half the battle is Won. It's a choice of how we feel about ourselves. ..this kind of helps me heal...if someone else might get something from this then I'm all for it. .sometimes it is not about fixing the world but helping one person to a thriving future. ..although it is a tough road at times the scenery is truly unique and amazing. . I have an aweful memory recall, I Too will forget these days. ..like those that have come to pass before me...I like Snap shotting a bit of me in this moment now for the future me to read. ..I will probably say I was crazy, naive, blissfully unaware of my youth in this moment. ..narcissistic even..but I believe in my capabilities and future. ..this time is fleeting. ..I am the strongest I've ever been both mentally and physically. ..to say in my prime and proud of my achievements...and awareness for many reasons. ..that if my 16 year old cutting socially awkward self could see my future in this time of my life It Would have possibly made it easier to Bear...either that I would have one totally disbelieved it. ..or Held onto hope of my future to come. ..as this is my golden time to date. ..also for if hardship should be once again at my door A reminder of the awesomeness that I have had and yet to have again. ..that all it takes is the way we let ourselves perceive the world. ..not giving our power away to others. ..bad stuff happens Yes...but we have a choice on how it's going to impact us as an individual. .. .if my genetics robs me of my memories so be it. ..but this will immortalise this moment. ..that's why I share. ... I'm going to make dinner now spaghetti for the family. ...I'm Having Lean Mince, Vege + sweet potato + Berries Yum. Goals: To complete my pushup and booty squat challenge above what is expected. ..the average Is 180 squats a day I want to average 240 Squats per day. .. By End of Push Ups challenge Do over 30 Per Set...on toes. To do this I Will need to add in extra squats. ..find out current average and adjust accordingly. I'm On 22 per set today. .so I should hit target easily. .Goals don't always have to be hard. ..they do have to be achievable though and in a timely way. .I want to build confidence in my own ability and also adherence. Revisiting last weeks Goal: I smashed it,posting about 15 times on forum...talking about topics, encouragement and general chit chat. I even authored 1... not my finest but funny non the less. ..ate Lean & trained mean! ) So kicked Butt! Training Diary Woke 5:30am Supps + Water + Booty. 7:00am Booty Squats + Pushups 22 + protein with Oats and black coffee 9:40am preworkout beta pump blue ice 10:00am Chest, Biceps + abs+booty extra+ pushups 11:30am booty post Shake 10 almonds and apple+water 1pm Booty squats + 4eggwhites+ long black 3:10pm booty squats + garden salad rice and tuna-chilli 7:00pm booty Squats lean Mince +vege + sweet potato+green tea. 8:30pm booty squats + Pushups + maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate 1 1/2 scoop. Bed 8:45pm

  • Danni Brennan
    12 Apr 2015
    5:30 AM

    Day 49 Good morning. 5:30am It's going to be a lovely day Supps, Water + Booty... Mmm decision making. ..What cardio to do Today! Light Low impact or high velocity. .. I'm actually thinking lower impact it's family fun day. ..I think swimming Today! I wonder if I can take my polar to the pool? Or we could go for a hike along the power lines that's always a favourite. . Sunday Funday is always a special day for us as a family and we are truly blessed to do it...my mother in law is the best. .. She has really been a huge support. .On Sunday night and when ever I am there for a meal, she has gone above and beyond to help me to my goals. Always having a Bokchoy Bunch, mushrooms & broccoli on hand. ..although it goes against her mad culinary skills prepares the yummiest healthy Food just for me. ..I am Super greatful to have awesome Inlaws. Being orphaned at 8 years old I struggled to even open my very damaged heart...it's been shattered to many times to count.. and I don't mean the frivolous (boy/girl scenarios) I mean Soul Shattering kill yourself varieties. ..and believe me when I say I have survived feeling that low on Too many occasions to count. ..fortunately I've had a 100% survival rate. .I like them odds...and don't experience those earthquakes as often or as sever as the worst of my past has proved to offer. ..now its more like the aftershocks of life's impressionable moments. To others looking in having a Mum in law Like Mine is Like having a drop of good medicine/ vitamin for the Soul. 1. A Hard Fast initial Dose to fix the infection or ailment. (I lived with them in my late teens -early 20's and Oh my goodness this lady showed me what a mother is like. .she without probably knowing then impacted on me in ways never imagined, her kindness, Down to earth, Hard working, shining through her illusion of hardness) I so much as coughed and there would be a pot of gorgeous homemade Soup on the stove. .filled with the love I craved most. . I not only found my Husband I found family. ..Thats not to say it was all bliss but with family there will always be minor hiccups but in its essence it was the medicine of the Soul I needed. 2. Leaving the nest. ..Weekly dose like many courses of treatment sometimes you need to take a continued yet lower dose to maintain the Level Of Care and harmony to the system. That for us Is family roast/Sunday night, although we do catch up at other times is A family event that mustn't be missed. . I am so blessed to have them. All of my Inlaws have shown me great kindness. . 10:10pm Big Day, lots of cuddles, family and friends. Mixed with shenanigans. playing at home. Horses, Yahtzee, cubby play. .. birthday, cardio, stretch, squatting, pushups. family dinner.... fixing issues. . trying to. ..Challenge TV..time spent . well. .♥.... Dishes ...school prep. ..ABC2... Training Diary Woke 5 : 30am Supps + Water + Booty + Blogged 7:30am booty Breakfast 4egg omelette 1 Yolk+ green tea 10:00am cuppa in the cubby Kidscand Hubby have subway breaky. . 10:30am Booty Squats + Burn Bar + water+ pushups 1:15pm booty Squat Mince, Vege +sweet potato + Water 1:30pm Cardio 1:19 Min 1045kcal Burned Info with Pics +stretch session 20min(177kcal) +booty squats (30). (30=3 Sets Of 10) pushups, 2 Sets of 25 Jump squats in work out) 3:10pm 10 Almonds + Small Apple- accidentally left protein at home on Bench.+water 4:30pm booty squats + protein shake + coffee 6:30pm Dinner squats + Pushups(20) + Steak, squash, zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms, Bok choy + Water 9:00pm Great inspiration from tonight's telecast. Thanks Team! Booty + night time shake (1 +1/2 Scoop)

  • Danni Brennan
    11 Apr 2015
    5:27 AM

    5 26am Day 48 Time to get up Work This morning. supps and Water+ Booty 3:05pm What a big day. ..work was busy. ..as but I was ready for the day. .. I got extra glammed up all prettified...Showered today's Them 50's did BooTy, pushups and breaky oats + protein with water. got my food all ready. James dropped me to work. ..it was flat out. ..as always I did a gorgeous hair up. Lots of haircuts. Almonds & squats between clients. Did booty, Had lunch. Straight After James picked,me up and dropped me off to the gym I did sissy Booty(30), Push Ups(18) Had 3 shot long Black Coffee As I Left My preworkout on Bench. Did some extra shoulders Then 30min cardio on the elliptical hill climber program. protein with water Then Got picked up. Now on way home. 3:50pm Just went to a garage sale my sweet buddy bought me this! ) Sooooo cute. .suits me to a Tee...on a more chilling note RIP Stephanie Xxx♥ 6:19pm About to have dinner...Just chilling with the kids did booty On our play gym. ..taking squatting to new heights. .. 10:27pm Heading to bed.... I'm feeling really tired tonight we played, did handstands, watched enchanted, Did booty (45) + pushups. (18)Had Shake. Training Diary Woke 5 : 30am Supps + Water + booty 7:45am Booty+pushups breakfast Oats and protein+ black coffee 10:35am Booty + almonds 1:10am Booty + Chicken, sweet potato & Vege+ black Coffee 2:00pm Cardio+ Booty+pushups+ Sissy Squats 3:00pm Booty + protein shake 6:00pm High Booty squats, Lean Mince Sweet potato +vege + green tea 10:00pm Booty + pushups + protein shake ( 1 1/2 Scoop) maxine's night time. Bed 11:08pm

  • Danni Brennan
    10 Apr 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 47 : Life ramblings Lol! 5:27am Woke Up and it's the usual supps + water+ Booty squats. .. 10:30am Today I am blessed to hear joyous playing of my children, this morning was of the egggcelent kind. ..we got up did a few chores had a fishy funeral and counted our blessings. .Nathan Is smitten with A re homed early furby. ...much to my ears distress. ...Those things can be of thenmost annoying kind. ..but the joy it brings him outweighs the torment hence I will tolerate it's existence. .for now. .. Noisy toys aren't my favourite of things. .Lily Is watching the wiggles In the other room hence it's an optimum time to enjoy my burn Bar and coffee I've just done my booty squats. Might read for a bit. ..I'm a bit in limbo As to which direction life wise I should go. .. I know what I want... Life Goals:- Travel to the Netherlands with Frank, Tummy Tuck.(possible Leg Tuck), By the time I'm 40 be able to compete in a body building show competitively, further educate myself eg: Study at a tertiary level in a field I can prosper. Support my family, thrive as a mother and wife. Do AFF skydiving training. Samba On A Float At Carnival-Rio De Janeiro. Guide my children to be the best they can be! I Alway Am looking for More! EVOLVING CONSTANTLY! DREAMS:- would like to persue adventurous activities like mountain climb exotic locations, hike peaks, swim with sharks(smartly/safely) whilst being financially compensated for it. One can Dream! SERIOUSLY I GIVE ANYTHING A GO! I want to get the end of my life and have it said I lived rather than just existed! I reached the height of my potential! I want to be the Grandma that did it all. ...in her time. ..I want to be thought of as an amazing individual who loved, sacrificed, and survived all that was placed before her. ..limited by circumstance but a true adapter to trive forward and truely knew what it was to live daring to believe in all she could be. . .. not wasting a single moment ...Who understood the value of each precious moment-be it filled with the mundane, despair or ecstasy. .Who set life goals and reached them. .Working hard for all that was achieved One who knew that simple pleasures were greater than financial treasures. Who had a rough start but finished up on top. A person who lifted othersup, either as a role model or as a part of their lives. These moments we have right now are fleeting. ..and should be cherished...as each moment in time should be whatever the stage of life we are in. For today is gift and tomorrow isn't promised. I Love my family with all my heart and it's ok to want more..it just still has to be proportionate to your means. ..finances currently hold me back.. but I work towards my goals and what will be.. will be. ..I have faith in my fate... For I am blessed...whatever my outcome is to be..if past experience has anything to do with it. .I can honestly say I have survived enough to be truly greatful for the amazing people in my life, survived enough to value time, seen enough darkness to value the light. ..and appreciate the rain for all its worth. At a Stage of my life where the destination isn't given but fate will show me the way. . I will continue the current path and that means in the morning I will have rolled oats for breakfast for this is the plan. .living it, loving it and trusting it...as it is the step to my next Goal... upper leg definition.. I feel I have satisfactorily defined my abdominals for the amount of excess skin I have next step is hips and upper legs. ..yay bring it on. .. booty squats challenge is helping the bottom .. so on the right path. 1:30pm Bootysquats 120 :- 30 Airsquat, 30 weighted kettle Bell, 30 Sumo 30 Sissy.. Squat experiment. .. 2very small pc :-Egg and Ham Pastry Free quiche With broccoli, Beans, Onion and tomato pieces. . Made By my Awesome mother in law!) + water. 2:36pm Made another movie;) 3:15pm Pushups x 16 ♥ family ,cause that's how we roll! Play together train together succeed together! Bootysquats + protein shake 7:00pm Watching secret garden with the children. ..doing booty squats before dinner chicken vege and brown rice/quinoa. I'm going to work out later when hubby gets home. . Training Diary Woke: 5:30am Supps + Water + Booty( too early for push ups on elbow) 8:45am Booty Squats(wide 30) + push ups (16) + eggs Yay..breaky + green tea. 10:33am booty squats + Burn Bar Berry Delight + black Coffee. 1:30pm Booty Squat experiment + Pastry Free Egg Pie..home made by Best mum In Law! 3:15pm booty squats + push Ups + protein shake + water 7:00pm Booty squats + chicken, Brown Rice, quinoa and Vege + water. 8:00pm Strength Workout: Shoulders ,Triceps & abs At home. .Hubby is not back yet. .but No Stress I Can think on my feet. . 10:10pm Bootysquats + night time shake 11:30pm bed. ..got Stuck watching a great movie. ..

  • Danni Brennan
    9 Apr 2015
    5:26 AM

    Day 46 5:25 Am The crowing of the Rooster, Time to get up. .Yay A New Day ;) Bootysquats, supps + water Mmm might go for a quick shower. I could totally be happy to stay in bed this morning. ..it's hard to get up when it was hard to get to sleep the night before. .. 7:30am booty squats + oats and protein for breakfast. ..Black coffee. .hitting the gym while the kids are otherwise entertained. . Back Day.... 3:20pm Have had a A busy.... I've worked out, Booty squats, had my shake, booty squats, had Lunch rice, tuna and salad, picked up Lily, went Shopping, had a cuppa with an awesome Chick And her daughter. Coffee...then more shopping and home for. 30 Booty Squats + 15 push Ups and my Burn Bar. ..and animals. ..I'm thinking about getting a Jump On tomorrow's workout. ..as I Have an opportunity to work out later tonight. ..I've started the pushup challenge Janet has set. .Oh Nooo more Pain To Follow....lol At Least I'll be a machine By Day 10... Watching Rapunzel now with my darling daughter. At the gym today i saw a poster... mmm possibilities.. maybe after challenge finishes I hope my body looks awesome...Maybe... 7:20pm Dad picked up Lily at 3:45. At around 4:30 I went to sleep...........I had a headache really bad. ..I just woke! must of needed it. .. So Much For the jump on shoulders. .. I Just Did booty squats(30) + push ups (15) holy poop I feel like I'm going to bust a vein in my head. .. Going to make a quick stir fry and jump back to bed.. I Think It May Be A caffine related headache 8:54pm Have I mentioned I Love Tan...... Took some comparison shots of my throw back to now. ..omg what a difference! That is All! Thankyou maxine's for the best Shape I've ever been. ... 9:27pm Uploaded A movie I made. ..booty time+pushups(10) (to make Up for yesterday) shake and bed. ... Training Diary Woke 5:25 booty squats + supps and Water 7:30am booty squats + oats with protein+ black coffee 8:20am Pre-workout Beta Pump 8:40am Back Workout 10:00am Booty Squats Post workout Shake 11:30am booty squats Lunch brown rice, tuna and salad + coffee Black 12:30pm black coffee with friend 3:00pm Booty squats + push Ups + Burn Bar + water 4:30pm-7:10pm Sleep 7:15pm Bootysquats + push ups + Dinner:-steak Vege Stirfry + Rice 9:45pm Booty squats+push Ups + maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate 1 1/2 SCOOP 9:55pm Bed 210 Bootysquats Today 40 Pushups

  • Danni Brennan
    9 Apr 2015
    12:05 AM

    Day 46 12:04am Sleep Come at Me.......now.........um...........now.... 12:26am Still Awake.....

  • Danni Brennan
    8 Apr 2015
    5:29 AM

    Day 45 5:30am Morning World ;) Its a new day. ... Lots to be thankful for....like another amazing night sleep. ..supps water and booty... My bed hair is off the chart this morning. ..oh well can have everything Lol... Today's mission: don't let hormones derail me from my objectives! TOM is a terrible visitor. ...comes like a friggen earthquake except more predictable. .. the destruction though can be compared to the Ricter scale though.... yesterday was a 7.2 Magnatitude level of comparative seismic activity. ..metaphorically speaking, hopefully the aftershocks are only 2.9 or under. .. Did training diary for yesterday's blog. . I'm meant to be sprinting right now but feel my legs won't function well. ....so I will take the kids for a walk later this morning to the nature reserve . Getting them out of the house for a while. Sorry in advance for the period graphics but holy hell. ..sometimes things just Plain Suck! All we have to do is ride it out. .....and pray that there is minimal collateral damage. .. This time seems worse than last few times put together. .. trying to see the bright side Lol! The picture graphics help put it all into perspective. ...2 of my meaningful posts on forum done. ..1 To go till Goal achieved! 9:00am Breakfast: booty squats + protein, yogurt and berries + black coffee. .... watching cartoons with kids before walk. .. Windy and cold but at least it's sunny today...Off to get a tan later today. 11am Booty squats + 10×almonds and apple with black coffee. Walk with the kids was great. . Tan time now ! But a quick shower first. 3:50pm Watching Monty Python with my Nana and friend- The Meaning Of life. ... booty before Lunch at 1:45 pm I had chicken, vege & brown rice with green tea. thinking it's after noon tea time. . With My Tan processing I'm not allowed to sweat right now. So will get my heart rate up after I have a shower. ....in 8 Hours...I have a date with my Hubby tonight watching the New Fast And furious Movie. 7:12pm At 4:30pm I had a set of booty squats and a protein shake...Kids got picked up at 5:30.. My Nana and friend left. I got sick of waiting for my tan and washed it off. at 6pm at 6:15 went for a walk 4km around the block in the dark..now sucks..... Did a few intervals from white markers to the next to speed it up a little. Now i did a quick dip and I'm now ready for date night..Off we go.. grilled fish for me tonight....Booty squats in heels. ..Omg So Much easier! can't wait. ...in a weird humour mood. ..lol. 11:15pm Booty squats + maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate again 1 scoop To test difference. .. Fast and the furious 7 was great. ... Training Diary Woke 5:30am Supps + Water+ Booty 9:00am Booty Squats + protein, Water, Yogurt and berries smoothy 11:00am Booty Squats + 10 Almonds and an apple with black coffee 1:45pm Lunch: booty squats, chicken, vege, Brown Rice & green tea 4:30pm booty squats + protein shake 6:15pm 4km Cardio Walk+intervals. 7:10pm Booty squats 7:35pm Grilled fish, fried egg and (naked)salad with soda water from Pub-Date Night 11:15pm booty squats + maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate 1 scoop. 210 Bootysquats Today

  • Danni Brennan
    7 Apr 2015
    5:33 AM

    Day 44 Fantastic Sleep... 5:33am Last night was a solid night of sleep. ..I'm feeling really thrilled. .This is awesome. ..I took an Extra 1/2 scoop of maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate again. ..it's amazing the difference. Supps, booty and Water... Time to start my day. Its truly awesome ! A few extra calories and the end of daylight savings...for optimum Sleep patterns... a perfect fit. ... .. my word it's great when it comes together. 8:34am Project Declutter is in progress. .. I have been diligently going through a lot of kids clothing this morning. . We have a normal side effect of childhood. .The children are growing..it was a great quiet chore that I could do in the spare room whilst the kids were sleeping. .5 garbage bags later ready to be re-homed. .School Holidays are good for this. .. Today is an Eggtastic kind of morning...omelette instead of an apple I'm having a small cooked Tomato. Whilst I cook it's booty time. .. My knees although is holding up currently. .to continue on to pistol squats would be detrimental. .. when I saw the orthopaedic surgeon last about my knees..he said surgery. ..I said no Thankyou. ..we compromised (well he offered me advice pertaining to my decision). .. Stick with Basic Machine Leg Exercises, choose big compound movements over little Isolated movement and avoid too much pressure on the knees singularly, even the load over the two knees.. No Full Lockouts! ( under pressure over time) In any movements(I am most vulnerable at this point).. He said it could one day snap I Said I'll Take that risk. .. Jumpers Leg I think he referenced technical term Patella Tendonosis. I've had knee trouble since I was a high jumper in early high school. Collagen Issues actually a side effect of the genetic issue I have. Personally everything consideredI'm nervous to have more surgery on any musculoskeletal part after my elbow never regained full range of motion even with lots of rehabilitation. It put me out of action for a really long time for no long term benefit if anything it was worse than before. ..I just work around it.. do the best I can.... How this happens:-Without the personal knowledge that my hypermobile joints would also put me at risk for serious injury I have compromised a few major body components in my time... I dislocated my shoulder, Had to have arthroscopic surgery on my elbow, Adductor Pollicis Longus Issues, Rectus Abdominus separation, sciatica nerve pain( much better now after strengthening my core and consistent leg training, psoriatic arthritis (knees)when Flared, Patella Tendonosis in both knees (right not as affected).. But it's not all doom and gloom. .since loosing majority of my weight (close to 40kg so far) I find less and less complications. ..I know about ways to effectively work around them. ..and overall I'm pretty mindful of my limits. .Hormones play a huge part with me... in relation to Elastin levels, flexibility and muscle hardness. Hormones pain in my neck figuratively, not just emotional interferance for me but also plays physical role. .oh well the cards we get dealt. . 9:51am Watching a few tutorials. .The kids are playing.. feeling pretty good actually. .About to do booty and have a Burn Bar! The catch up from our trip away is upon us. Washing, unpacking You know all the putting away sleeping bags.. etc. .kids are active outside cycling, trampolining and cubby seems to be the rotation today. ..it's a bit cool today. . 12:45pm Got a bit distracted so had morning tea at 10:45.... found a fluid filled lump in my cheek... weird haven't had that B4 Ulcers Yes Not really Blisterlike bubbles. .. by the time I researched it It Was an hour later. ..on A lighter note mind blown about the magic bus and captain planet. thought id share it lol!. Time Now for Lunch.....Booty squats while My lunch heats in the microwave Lean Steak, Vege And sweet potato. More minty Green Tea...its warm and making me feel good. Kids are having left over lasagne from last night. Mmm Not Sure but I feel like I'm in need of comfort today. ..a chill has come over me. .I think Doms may be wearing my mood down. .I Can already feel yesterday's workout. .. I think I might be over training. ..these booty squats are not fun. ..but I made a commitment and I am persevering as 'I'M NOT A QUITTER'...100% All the Way. .. But it's not fun right now! To be honest I'm a bit terrified about legs tonight after Zumba Fitness. .To give you an idea I can't even touch my calves without wincing. .. Yep mood is a tad melancholic. .. but putting it all into perspective. .. The weather today Dry, overcast, and likened to my mood a tad miserable. ..wind chilling...no Rain. ..at least if it rained I could find positivity in it. ..like Filling our tanks, dam, bringing on green. ..but nothing. Dusty, ominous, bleak feeling. But unlike the weather I can change my outlook I shall have a warm shower, pop on some brighter music and maybe do some meditation ....to work my numbness out of my soul. I don't Begrudge this feeling as it is here my soul grows most... After having a good night sleep I Think my mind switches From Sleep deprived To Another trigger to work on.., Hormones are a fickle thing for me. .. sometimes I just have to ride it out and focus that tomorrow will be better, or the next day lucky for me it's fleeting now, unlike it's former hold.. Today is a down day. ...or as in my own terms a marshmallow day. A day of saving energies for later when I have to be bright and shining. .. Best thing is later today Zumba Fitness class is on. ..although it is like nails on a chalkboard to start when in this frame of mind by the end my endorphins are at their best and I almost feel human again. .. Legs after will be challenging and I can honestly say I May under perform however I will be doing my best in that moment of time. ..hence my my PRE goal is 5 Reps from moment of pain/burn. ... always putting in an overload. ., I find days like this bring tears In the gym..but it will be worth it. 2:30 Everything is catching up on me and I feel like falling to pieces. ..Going to have that shower. ..cry it all out now. ...come back fighting. ..I'm vulnerable. ..craving Sugar, emotional and feeling like a tornado Just touched down in a trailer park...why is it I have a fantastic Sleep and I Break....batten Down The hatches a Storm Of pity Is In progress. ..let it pass with as minimal damage as possible. .. 3:15pm. Feeling much Better! Crisis averted. .. Going to relax for a few hours. ..As I am not working out till later I'm going to have Booty + 10 Almonds and a black coffee now ... Dinner around 5pm and Pre workout + Burn protein shake between Zumba Fitness (work) and legs At 8pm. ..as I will be finishing legs around 10pm I will take My Scoop and a half of maxine's night time then as post workout .Shake. The rain has arrived and we now have a positive. ..the children are playing in the rain desperately hoping I do not notice. ... It'll be an early Pj routine I think when they come in Semi frozen, they really are such a joy. .. 6:00pm had a protein shake Here... I only just woke I must of dozed off. . the kids were up at Poppy's and I was reading one minute Next minute I'm being woken to my Zumba Fitness alarm. ...ooops missed dinner. ..I don't like doing Zumba on a heavy tummy so the shake was a great Option. My car decided after not being used in almost a week that it was going to miss and run rough...thank goodness after a few minutes of encouragement, then idling rough It picked itself up and was good again. ...bit like myself in a few ways.....time to drop off kids and get to work. 8:24pm Sucked It Up! got on task and smashed out an awesome Zumba Fitness class. ... Just ate a Burn Bar and took preworkout beta pump. ..waiting To start my legs workout. . 10:05pm Did Legs feeling wrecked and weird. ..about to do night time shake+ booty. 10:30pm Got home and was ravenous. ..ate chicken, vege & brown rice meal with berries. Bed:11pm *will update training diary tommorow morning I'm ready for bed. ..night. Training Diary Woke 5:30am Supps+ Water+Booty breakfast 8:50am Booty Squats omelette + tomato and Minty green tea morning tea 10:45am Booty Squats + Burn Bar + Minty Green Tea Lunch 12:45pm Booty squats Lean Steak Mince, Vege + Sweet potato 3:25pm Bootysquats 10xAlmonds Black Coffee 6:00pm protein shake on the run 7:00pm Zumba Fitness class - 1300cal Burned 8:24pm 2x Bootysquats (60) To Make Up Earlier 6pm + Burn Bar Berry Delight + Pre workout Beta Pump + Water 8:50pm strength Legs and Calves:- See Pic above 10:00pm Booty squats + 1 1/2 maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate + Water 10:30pm Booty squats+ chicken, vege, rice and berries + water Bed 11:00pm Revised squat Total:- 270 airsquats

  • Danni Brennan
    6 Apr 2015
    5:58 AM

    Day 43 Halfway Pictures 5:55am Sleep patterns a bit out of whack..I didn't set the alarm today I wanted to see if where I woke naturally with the change of bedtime to accommodate the time shift. I went to bed what felt later...and slept through better. I'm not sure if that was also the extra half of scoop nighttime shake I added. But I'm awake now...I'm pretty sure I'm eating my legs muscles away with all this cardio. I hope they are stronger tomorrow because it's legs Day Tuesday. ..I'm experiencing the not walking, moving so well phenomenon. ..Love It! Supps + Water thinking about adding Nagg might get some this week. ..Booty squats this morning. ...to wake up. ..and I love feelimuchy legs protesting. ...gain gain gain...strength or endurance. .. Made A video of our trip away. 7: 00am Breaky Booty squats Rolled Oats and protein; ) + cranberry green tea 8:39am A moment of pure vanity has passed. ..took some wait for It....more photos Lol...Some funny some not. ..weigh in. ..should of done it first thing. . but Ooops I'm human and really scales mean nothing. .. Hubby says things are changing that's all that matters. I'm loving my body's change catching up with family that hasn't seen me for a while really opens my own eyes to how far I've come during the last few years. ..it's nice to be complimented on my dedication to my fitness. .I think they really must think I'm fitness crazy but...in relation to my past it is a huge turn around. ..I think they also see it as a making my dreams reality moment even if it has been a long process so far with a lot more to go. Progress is progress! At Half Way Mark I'm 6 kilos down so I'm feeling pretty happy about that. ..I'm not sure how much more weight I will loose As I actually feel pretty happy at this weight right now! Just Under 80kg I could always do with more tone but I love my strength level... if I get even more I will be Super happy. I'm seriously interested in seeing how far this body will take me. ..I'm Super excited to loose body fat but just as happy to gain lean muscle mass. .. Goals For This week! :-spend more time on forum :-Make a meaningful post/thread At least 3 Times and find out useful information I may be able to apply to my training. ..also being mindful of my hormones. ...train mean as usual.... eat lean. .. Revisiting Last weeks Goal. ..:-Keeping Active Over School Holidays:- We certainly have been..playing, swimming, bike riding, horse riding, playgrounds, Etc.. Yep Goal achieved! T.O.M Visit....yay Tatas aren't as sore now Yay! Ready For Power fortnight. ...Shoulders are my Focus!!!! I want to push them really hard to look like Amanda Doherty or like Dana Linn Bailey's But first family time. ..We are watching Freestyle the movie... 10:30am Booty Squats, almonds and apple. ...water... 3:00pm Went to town, restocked a few things we needed, booty squats then Around 1 lunch Tuna, garden salad and Rice with black Coffee. Did A present swap with Frank for Easter and then Home maintenance stuff. ..eg clean fish tank, kids and hubby did cubby house. I Undecided as to quickly head to gym or work out from home today. ..I have all the essentials to do it at home little bit of a difference in weights but effective. ..db, Bench, Bb...Hubby can spot maybe. ..mmm his back is really sore today. .also as for car before I forget again. In the light of day the car Has fared better than expected only a minor scuff...yay! Thats a blessing. ..chores await. .. Having A few issues uploading videos. ..mmm Maybe that could be a topic for Forum ?duplicate issue. .. 3:15 Pre-workout Beta Pump. . Going to do it at home. ...Happy Public holiday. .. 5:39pm Relaxing after work out. .. Chest, biceps and abs + booty mmm I feel stuffed On A brighter note playing with the Video editor is fun; ) Cooking dinner for the family. .. 9 :58pm Spent The evening playing with my Video editor. ..watching Some Mothers do Ave Em!) Animals, dishes, booty and shake... Training Diary.... 5:45am Booty Squats + supps and Water 7:00am Booty Squats + protein with Oats + cranberry green tea 10:30am Booty squats + Mint green tea + 10 Almonds + Small Apple. 12:50pm booty squats + Tuna garden Salad + Rice + Black Coffee 3:15pm Pre Work Out 3:30pm Strength: Chest abs and biceps At home 5:15pm Booty squats + post workout shake. 6:45pm Booty squats + lean Mince, Vege +sweet potato with water. 10:05pm Booty squats + night time shake

  • Danni Brennan
    5 Apr 2015
    2:43 AM

    Day 42 Half Way! Well the Cusp .... 2:41 Toilet....all that fluids got to go somewhere. ..eeeep excited Easter Bunny has been! The kids will be thrilled. .. 5:28 am Brief pause in the rain and I'm off for cardio 11:41am Heading to Albury. ..our morning was filled with cuddles, family shenanigans and fun. I did a fun Zumba Fitness class for 1 on the banks of the gorgeous Wagga Wagga Beach plus booty then protein shake.I even had the awesome kookaburras laughing at me dancing my butt off this morning. I must admit I'm a little stiff in the every day getting around. But it's a nice reminder that my efforts were worth it.. I had a chicken, rice and Vege meal for breaky around 8:30am with cranberry green tea. I can't believe I had to wake them all up after cardio. They had chocolate for breakfast. ..I packed up our cabin and we were ready. ..Before check out in fine booty squatting form I completed my last 30 at Wagga Wagga. Always hard saying goodbye to family. ..B4 leaving completely we quickly returned to the playground at botanical gardens to give kids one final play, that and to check out the dvd garage sale. ..20 dvds Later......mmm...another set of hideously awesome sunglasses for a dollar. For giggles of course. .. Bye Bye Wagga Wagga. ..it was great! 2:50pm Albury for us was a Fizzer... stopped at 1:30pm Wodonga Caltex for fuel. ..I did my Lunch Squats and ate a chicken, vege & brown rice prepared meal with water. We drove a little bit further stopping at Logic hungry Jacks our convoy had lunch here. ..I can barely move my legs are so sore Lol. I had a coffee and took photos in the Loo to distract my self. ..Why is it they have the best lighting... Hubby is in a bit of discomfort after playing with the kids awkwardly earlier today. So I made an ice pack to help him find relief. The next stretch is a big one so I did another set of 30 squats and added 20 pushups. I'm going to be seat stuck for another few hours and wanting to eat In 120min I can't Squat effective in the car before my next protein fix. Sweet torture. ... New Apple and cinnamon, fruit hot cross bun smell lingering in the air. ..mmmm smells divine. ..at least I can enjoy the fragrance ....I'm craving fiercely watching my gorgeous chickens in the back eat their sweet gifts of the morning. Silver lining the are saving me from devouring it ;) 6:43pm The family is all eating pizza tonight after being out voted I'm still dedicated though. ...I have lots of left over thawed out Pre-prepared meals I took away for the weekend that need eating. Easy dinner for all..stopped at the cemetery on the way past this evening. .we put mini eggs on the graves. Oh Shit We Just hit a Roo! We Are Ok...oh Crap... 9:48pm All has settled. .the damage to the car was minimal, and the roo must of bound away as we looked for what seemed an eternity to check it's welfare, however with no Luck. Once we got home and had dinner Bdid bed time routine and got our rattled children to sleep.It feels disastrously late. .. I just did booty squats and nighttime shake heading to bed. ..I caught the tail end of tonight's challenge its always top Info..in regard to nutrition I think with these booty squats I may have to increase My calories a little. .. I don't feel as strong but that could also be from the cold I had last week. I can Do It No problems I just don't think recovery is as optimum as it could be. ..I think a few extra calories according to my weight may also help with rest too. Added an extra 1/2 a scoop Of Maxine's Night Time Swiss Chocolate to see if it helps my sleep. Training Diary Woke:5:30am Cardio (Zumba Fitness +Booty squats) See Polar photo pic. 6:40am protein shake + supps and Water 8:30am booty squats then chicken, vege & rice + cranberry green tea 10:00am Booty squats + Burn Bar Berry Delight + water 1:30pm Booty squats Then I chicken, vege & brown rice + Water 2:45pm Booty squats, 20 pushups +black coffee activities Today! 5 hrs in Car! Numb Bum! 4:50pm Booty squats + 10x almonds 6:22pm Bootysquats + Chicken, Vege And Rice With Water 9:45pm Booty squats + night time shake.(added an extra 1/2 Scoop) 10pm Bed..maybe Forum A bit. .

  • Danni Brennan
    4 Apr 2015
    2:30 AM

    Day 41 2:28. Am Odd bed, odd nights sleep. Mmm not sure if hungry, just needing to use facilities, feeling displaced or thirsty. .....I think it's a combination! Here's more information about the precious commodity I'm currently lacking most in. ....lol. On a positive note I've placed out my clothes for cardio in the morning. .. 9:30am Awesome Morning.. Met Angie and Grant after cardio. Was a bit hypo after my morning cardio session. Woke At 6:30. Got straight up and Left taking supps water and everything else with Me. So Not To wake up the Sleeping family. . it's So peaceful in the morning here. .but I have to bemindful of the other guests..I'm used to making a racket and not caring So 5:30 Easter Zumba maynot be appropriate for the caravan park. .. .I Did booty then protein shake. .. I felt a little off So postponed breaky till later. .. Booty again then ate oats, protein with cranberry green tea. About to shower and get our holiday on. ... 4:00pm Fun Filled Day... Movie Sale, Playground Visit, Zoo Visit, squatting, carnival, shopping, squatting, swimming, relaxing, squatting...Lots. 10:15pm Went out for dinner. ..150g Rumpsteak 2eggs and wilted Spinach+soda water. Feeling Soooooo tired now..I wonder how the end of day light saving time will affect me. ...mmm Bit Egggcited Easter bunny comes tonight in our house. Fed the possums tonight fresh apple...the kids loved it. About to do booty squats, have night time shake. ..then bed. .. Training Diary Woke 6:30am supps and Water Workout Cardio + Booty squats See Pic Videos too. 8am protein Shake 9am Booty squats Then Oats &protein with cranberry green tea Showered. 10:30am booty squats +10 Almonds+ Small Apple+ Water 1:00pm Booty Squats + chicken, vege & brown rice Meal Black Coffee. 3:30pm Booty squats,cranberry green tea +Chilli Tuna Tin 7:00pm Booty squats + dinner: steak, Spinach and 2 Eggs With soda water. Out to dinner at the Duke. 10:30pm Booty squats + night time shake with supps.

  • Danni Brennan
    3 Apr 2015
    3:47 AM

    Day 40 3:47am Nearly time to get Up! ;) Anticipation getting to Me! 7:01am Busy Busy This morning has been chaotic. ..I woke feeling like a choked up Booga Freak...after Codral, A shower, morning squats and Breakfast I feel much better... However due to my dodgy Wake Up decided topostpone My shoulders and Tri workout to when we get to our destination. .. Happy Good Friday to everyone...all animal feed all laid out for the house/animal sitter... Now for Numb bums and car games. All my food is prepped ready. (6:50am ) For breaky this morning I had greek yogurt, berries and protein + Water. Black coffee On The Road. 8:09am I am reading about posts on forum...and want to clear something up. ..yes I'm under the weather. ..but not dying. ..in relation to my own unique system I can tend to be ruled by other factors pertaining to my health. ..my mental health. physical health and level of stress Are key players. .I'm pushing my self a little bit yes I agree. .but if I don't I will loose all momentum completely compromising own success. ..I'm In no way bed ridden, or debilitated on the verge of martyredom. I know me... I know my flaw is all or nothing. ...if I let myself delve into the realm of maybes I will second guess every action made. ..I've been sicker....I need a level of stimulation to thrive. . Sometimes it's better to be physically unwell than to be mentally unwell. ...I know which I prefer. ..I am aware of the pros and cons. ..for those who have lived in the world of depression, a little bit of physical discomfort far outweighs the Soul Shattering depths that depression has to offer. Hence my choice. .. I'm not so mentally vulnerable that a few days rest will challenge my psychology..I'm just saying I don't feel Sick enough to warrant that. 9:12 Shepperton McDonald's Squats + Burn Bar+ coffee-long black 12:30 Lunch Squats at Lockhart, then Tuna, Vege And Rice being good Friday. .. With water. We had a walk around the gorgeous garden...I was really impressed actually. They have a workout station area, large Gazebo, Fenced playground clean toilets and awesome farm machinery sculptures. ..Nothing Open... But seriously pleasant. 1:40pm Yay we've finally arrived at our destination. ... Mmm I thought we were going to be at the beach. ..mmmm Lol... No real beach in sight. 1:45 pm Pre Workout BETA PUMP 2:00pm Strength: resistance band shoulders, triceps &abs +booty extra....protein shake 4:00pm Walk and stretch. .. 9:07pm Chilling out at the cabin Now just relaxing, must admit It...it would be nice to have a sweet treat right now but Then I think Nah! Not long till bed time shake. We went out for dinner I had two fried eggs. Before we left I did my squats and had Vege with Rice. So I wouldn't make poor choices. ..my Original plan was to have a plain grilled piece of fish with a basic salad .I had a tuna can in my bag just in case. I missed my eggs this morning in hustle and bustle so a couple of eggs were eggtremely appealing to me. Almost ready to go to bed actually. 10:05 Night Time squats then night time shake. ..cranberry green tea Too! Watching Hillary Duff Singing Wont Give Up! Speaking To Me From The Heart! ♥ Feelgood movies So Do The kids! Hey Had An awesome moment tonight, where we are staying is a fellow challenger : How awesome is that. Training Diary Woke 3:47 Then 4:35 Then struggled to get up with the Alarm at 5:30am always the way. 6:50am Booty squats, Then Breaky smoothie + coffee 9:15 Booty squats Burn Bar + long black 12:30 Booty squats and Lunch In Lockhart Tuna, vege with Rice + Water 1:45 Pre work out beta pump Ice blue 2:00pm Strength: shoulders, triceps and abs + booty squats 3:00pm Protein shake 4:00pm Walk and stretch. .. 6:30pm Booty squats + Vege + brown rice w/ water 7:00pm 2 fried eggs + long Black 10:00pm Booty squats + night time shake+ cranberry green tea.

  • Danni Brennan
    2 Apr 2015
    5:30 AM

    Day 39 5:26am What a different night sleep. ..nightmares. ...broken sleep. .Supps And Water...to start my day think I may add a Berocca. Feeling like my body is protesting.. I'm In A Flu like mode. ... listening to my body can be annoying. .. I'm not sure why my body is having more trouble this round than last. .. school holidays have really tested the system. .Challenge brings change. .. So I should take it in stride as part of my journey. I wish I didn't think so much at times. ..I'm sure it would all be much easier. .. Mantra: Keep on. ..keep strong! Plus I've noticed on a completely other note too much steak causes me binding...so I may swap stirfry night or steak for lean mince as it's a little nicer on the digestive system for me. .. 6:19am Checking out forum. What would you do? Body is telling me to rest and recover, heart is telling me to never give up and head is trying desperately to weigh up the pros and cons. ...to logically to find a positive solution to resolve the present complications. I'm going to work out anyway. ..I know missing out on a workout due to illness maybe Ok! but No matter what challenges may present I will in whatever capacity complete workouts set. ..though I may not hit the gym, in case it is contagious(flu). .. No One wants to be sick for Easter. ..I have the necessary things to do back at home. .. instead of Lat Pull I'll do assisted pull ups In garage with aid of a resistance band. Cable Rows also With handled resistance bands. . Yep I can do this. ....feeling more positive already. Plan, Action..Achieve! 7:09am It's still dark...Hydrate, Hydrate , hydrate... pimples could be detox ......true actually this all could be a detox issue. .I found some valuable threads on forum today. ..I feel much better knowing I'm not alone. .Also that some are facing serious difficulties to outcome triumphant. So inspirational. 11:11am Breakfast this morning was Oats and protein. ..yum A cup of hug to make me feel better.. It really was the best start. .. I'm all rugged up and resting my butt off. . I even jumped back into bed to watch a movie. ... just for a few hours. ....my darlings are being too ever so awesome..joining me for the timeless movie Labyrinth. .. Win Win...they made me a lovely black tea and brought in A burn bar. Up I Pop For Booty challenge...on a cute note they love spoiling mum. .. Judging from their drawings I think they are keen for Easter. I popped them in my gallery. .. They may literally try to kill each other at times but days like today they're playing like gold.... Love It! ♥ 12:06pm Just did my Lunch Squats while sweet potato cooking......Tuna, garden,salad and swapping for sweet potato at lunch..as I had some that needed using..that the kids didn't want...lol i made them sweet potato chips and they weren't fond of them I bought the sweet potato in bulk thinking they'd get excited but I was wrong. 12:35 Dance Baby Dance! Stuck on replay at the back of my mind. ..... 1:41 Yay my polar replacement band came today in the post. ...woooho also I portioned out the remaining sweet potato... 3:05pm Pre workout taken 1:50pm Start Working out Back at 2:10pm Finish 3pm Protein Shake.... Not my most beautiful Workout but done non the less... Rest time...did booty challenge with Lily. 5:08pm I took footage of my back work out... sorry its not pretty... but 2 unassisted pull ups is brilliant considering my shoulder dislocation history/ issue.. Slowly getting stonger but may it may never fix... trying however.. We get a celebrity appearance by my gorgeous chickens lol hope you enjoy. 8:55pm Dinner tonight 7pm was Steak, vege & sweet potato whilst waiting for the microwave I popped out my 30 squats. ..I Had A mint green tea. ...I'm not sure if it was because I'm under the weather But OH my I seriously had huge pizza cravings. ...Thank goodness I didn't indulge. 9:10pm We had some sad news. ..Squirt the beautiful Heeler My Coupe mothered took a sky walk tonight. ...She has been an ever faithful companion for my sister in law ; ( feeling a bit sad about it. .. Hubby is helping with the final arrangements. ...She was Much loved. It's a dampener on going away...Molly my chicken is also under the weather. .I fear she actually is quite old for a chook and she's off her food too. ..but she picked up a little tonight. .. well I'm going to feed the animals and rest up. ..Shoulders and triceps first thing in the morning before we go. . 9:30pm All packed And I'm ready! now for final squats. .Shake. Bed... Training Diary. 5:26 Woke 7:30 am Breakfast Oats With Protein + Black coffee booty challenge 30x Air squats before Meals 11:00am Morning Tea Burn Bar + Black Tea Booty challenge 12:00 Lunch Tuna, Garden Salad and sweetpotato + mint green tea 1:50pm Pre Workout Beta Pump 2:10pm back Workout 3:00 booty challenge + protein shake 7pm Booty challenge Dinner Lean Mince, Vege+ sweet potato + Green Tea 9:30 Booty challenge, nighttime protein Bed..

  • Danni Brennan
    1 Apr 2015
    5:29 AM

    Day 38 5:25am Woke YAY! Been Snoring I Think Lol better get up. .Water, Supps and sprints this morning ;) New Month! New PMA! Mental Goal for this month: If it's not positive don't say it. ..I don't have time to live in the negative. .. Fasted cardio awaits. ... 10:25am Did Cardio this morning. Warmup 7min my class warm up to get myself ready. . Once warm I did 12 sprints...first 2 Being more like jogs really to prepare after legs late last night. Sprint Then walk back. ..it felt quite refreshing. ..it wasn't as cold this morning. still dark though. Did a Cool Down Stretch sequence had protein shake, Then time to shower. .. I read for a bit till the kids woke...they had porridge for breakfast. ..I Had greek yogurt+protein with berries and coffee. Continued to read while kids played tablets and sketched...suddenly it's time to get my Nana... .Hope your having a great day ;) 1:03pm Mum last night sent home a special meal with James so Yeehah lunch all ready, Thanks Mum. Roast Beef, , broccoli & bok choy with Tea for lunch. ..yumm At 11:00am I had for morning tea 10 Almonds and an apple with water. .My patience has been tested today. ...but rising above it. ... 3:07pm I'm feeling emotionally exhausted. ....we went for a nice walk to the reserve. .Nature walks are lovely. 3:51 pm protein shake +water Bit peckish. . 6:00pm After dropping Nana off. We took a trip to Town And ventured to my amazing Inlaws. I Cut Mums Hair and chilled out ;) posted on the forum. .. 10:49pm I'm feeling baffled about the sensitivity in my breasts still. Feeling like Poo! I feel like I'm about to be hit by the flu stick. ..Codral on I think. ... Training Diary Woke 5:30 Supps + Water Cardio: Sprint Session 6:40 am Post workout Shake +water 8:00am Breakfast Yogurt, protein and berries with black Coffee 11:00am 10×almonds 1 small apple+water 1:00pm Lunch Roast:broccoli, Bokchoy + Tea 1:30 Nature walk 60min 3:50pm Shake Burn chocolate + water 6:30pm Dinner Roast mushrooms, Egg, broccoli 10:00pm Night Time Shake Swiss Chocolate + Water + supps. 11:00pm water and nighttime codral.... feeling totally unwell. ..flu like. .

  • Danni Brennan
    31 Mar 2015
    5:07 AM

    Day 37 Woke 5:03am- Supps+ Water 600ml Today I will be better! I will be stronger than yesterday. It's a new day. .. but first more sleep. .. if I go to bed later I need to sleep in longer to get the required hours. Being school holidays I can be a little more flexible. If I can't sleep I'll put on some binural beats to promote sleep. 9:14am I didn't really get more sleep however I got more rest I nodded back off after 6:30am when hubby left for work. Collectively it works out at 7.5 hours sleep. So it ain't All Bad. I just feel like I'm out of whack. There will be a period of adjustment to school holiday routine and then a period to return to normal routines after. We are always in a state of change I feel. I'm lucky my children sleep well. . I had one though out of character last night jump in bed for a quick cuddle then tucked him up back in bed. Today is an Eggtastic kind of morning ;) My son also enjoys these mornings too hot breaky as a family.(he's having rye toast too) I added spinach and tomato to my breaky this morning. 11:36pm Weighed in this morning 80.4kg...pretty wrapped with that. .Had a children's choice morning. ..cartoons, tablet play and general relaxation being their choice. .Had Burn Bar cookies and cream with coffee. 12:55pm Post was picked. .up Yay I Got A parcel. .Thanks again Maxine's Crew! 1:45pm chicken, vege & brown rice lunch with water 4:50pm 10 Almonds + water After activities: playground Visit, Drawing, colouring in, dancing. 6:15pm Getting ready for Zumba Fitness class tonight. .I have every thing I need to do legs session after. ..preworkout Check, gloves, check, Tablet To record Check...Meal for after Check , shake Check... All is good; ) still feeling sensitive(neck Wise) but ok. .. 9:23 Blogging between sets. ...Did Zumba Fitness class tonight at 7pm. Was a highly energetic class. Took preworkout promptly after And smuggled a 1/2 apricot and almond cookie into my tummy...now I've been working out Since 8:40pm I'm honestly feeling a bit shattered. .. better get back to it. . 10:00pm Finished and feeling Weird! So nauseous. ...Off to have a shake. ..drive home and bed. Training Diary Woke 5:00am Supps +water 8:50 breakfast 4eggwhite+1 Yolk scrambled like with Spinach and tomato + black coffee 11:30am Burn Bar with coffee 1:45pm Lunch Chicken, Vege And brown rice +green tea 4:50 Almonds×10 + Water 6:50 Water 8:05 Water 8:20Pre Workout +1/2 almond & apricot max cookie 8:40 strength workout :legs & Calves 10pm Post Shake 10:30 Pm chicken, rice and Vege+water 11:00 Night Time Swiss Chocolate Bed 11:10pm

  • Danni Brennan
    31 Mar 2015
    12:12 AM

    Early Day 37 Mmm late work out= late night = too Awake! Tomorrow will also be a late workout I just hope that I'm stronger later today than yesterday. .. Its really all about adaptation and not expecting miracles when in state of uncertainty. ..I really don't like too much fluctuation with routine. But Rather than making excuses to not do it I'm finding a way to fit it in with my life. Dr's appointments for Frank tomorrow. ..

  • Danni Brennan
    30 Mar 2015
    5:29 AM

    Day 36 Todays Topics: Goals, Failure, School Holidays, PRE 5:30am Fantabbywhoy morning to you. ...supps and Water...School Holidays are here! That's AWESOME ! Usually it's about sleeping in and relaxing. I think rest is important too but I plan to be super active this holidays. Goal For this week: Every day of school holidays include a fun family fitness activity. ..not only will this keep us out of Bordom town but also increase our heart rates on a daily basis. ..30 Min at least depending on intensity. .Ultimately survive school holidays on Track. Revisiting last weeks Goal. ...I feel that although I have seen improvement I didn't adequately achieve this goal. ..sleep goal had some initial fundamental flaws. ...I adjusted to compensate for this however I didn't achieve the desired result. The goal may be better suited to more time. So with this in mind I will continue to work on it. I'm not a quitter. ..sleep is extremely important. It doesn't feel good to fail, It does serve a purpose though. ..like any feedback system we need to assess our issues and adjust. ...then Retry! Sleep Goal revised Take 3- By The end of competition having a better sleep pattern established;- comprising of 7-8hrs sleep each night. I believe that if I continue my current sleep efforts over time it will become second nature and more importantly the lifestyle change I require. A late night here an there is Ok Too! special occasions, pressing deadlines, etc. But never 3 nights in a row. ..sleep will take priority! 6:34am Thinking on what Harps said last night about PRE..... It's a little foreign to me my own scale of exertion. It seriously depends on my mood/mindset. .. sometimes I'm more emotionally vulnerable and feel weaker. .then other times my adrenal response is so off the chart I could be highly emotional but chanel that until my own tissue comes off the bone. ..it's extremely difficult going into my workouts To know what kind of day it is.. I could be In an amazing mood going into the workout but get nowhere near my capabilities, Yet I find my most productive days are when I'm slightly annoyed for what ever reason and needing to conquer. ...Does anyone else find you workout better when slightly agitated? So depending on my strength I try to count 5 Reps on top of the burning effect.. .this helps me determine my output constructively ..that way I'm always pushing it No matter what it takes to get to that familiar burning point prior. .this works for me to really get an idea of where I am and how far to push it. .. I also use my previous workouts too, generally I will start within 60% of my previous workout as warmup. .. 7:27am It's a rolled oats and protein goodness warm cup of hug kind of morning ;) 9:53am Chilled morning. ..checked out forum, posted a few things. I'd really love to be part of a team... I think surrounding us with like minded individuals really helps us to succeed. I hope some one responds. Contemplating my future this morning... right now I'm focused on the step I'm on Challenge! But what about after? Would it be cheeky to say. ... Make myself available for winners functions Like Fitx, photo shoots,Etc.. Go on to tweak myself to reach the long term goals I have had in the works for a while. .. On a serious note I don't think it hurts to further educate ourselves and prepare for our best future possible. .I think of taking the acheivable steps ahead of us toward the goals we envision in an evolving world around us. ..I personally see huge potential in myself. The direction currently isn't clear but the crossroads of life are upon us. I'm thinking of retirement In 40 years so dedicating myself to study seems the best investment in my case. .. But I can see a pathway into a medical field that I would like to persue. I need to do a few bridging studies though. My youngest child has started school this past term. .. So the world has a wealth of possibilities I could indulge. 12:39pm Almonds and apple...about 11am Oh My, feeling like one problem goes calm, and another takes its place. .. Issues I probably shouldn't speak about have yet again reared it's ugly head. ..Why does my neighbour have to be soooo ugly of heart? Truely I'm trying to turn my cheek but each slap is yet another heavy blow. ... Finding it difficult to see the silver lining right now. ...very very disheartened. Oh Well! What can I do about it right now. ...No use dropping my integrity to Her Level... I just cannot for the life of me understand why she feels the need to make our lives as miserable as hers must be... I genuinely feel sorry for her. .. something awfully terrible must have happened to her to be as unkind as she is. I wish I knew a way to fix it all and live harmoniously. ..unfortunately I believe that it's not her intent. ...I think war and chaos is her choice. ........Sorry for venting it's just soooo frustrating. Seriously would love to move away from her drama but we love our lives here. ...Our horses, our animals, our lifestyle. We have challenges but we are home! 1:45pm My misfortune only gets better:) FML.....Having one of those moments.....What could be worse than spilt beetroot? Not much you think? Oh try a glass jar shattering in a state much likened to the awesome effects of a dynamite explosion courtesy of mythbusters on your tiled floor of beetroot and onion relish...all over the pantry, door , half the kitchen. Not only a glass horror but a barney coloured logistical nightmare... yep one of those moments.....breathe in.... breathe out..tryining to reduce the sudden surge of cortisol..... Smells good....I didn't even know this was in my pantry...Funny Side is all i can do is laugh about it... crying serves no purpose... 2:11pm My pantry and kitchen are all clean again...Meal prepping has started...making a chilli tuna garden salad for lunch. Bring on a decaf black coffee... 5:19pm At 5pm I had a burn bar seeing I'm working out later today.. Awesome 30 meals in the freezer ready: 11x steak, vege and 100g sweet potato.19x Chicken, vegetables and 1/2 cup brown rice, 1x 2 person meal chicken and sweetpotato and vege. Also managed to cook dinner for this evening too! Best thing is today's supplies work out that each meal is approx $1.66 .... so its thrifty too...I bought the meat at tasman today as they had chicken cheap. I paid a little more for vege at a cabbagepatch but it's about supporting local business too. Going outside now to jump on the trampoline with the kids.:) 7:06pm Yay So Happy I found a team to Join... Thankyou Dirty 30s For letting me join. ..Those who surround themselves with like minded individuals are more likely to succeed. .. Off to drop the kids to hubby so I can work out. 8:30 pm just got to gym. .... mmm couldn't find my car keys. .....preworkout done just before I left At 8:10 beta pump. .. Not feeling it tonight but. .. 10.12pm. Productive but worst workout so far. .. Fueling nightmare. ...really struggled. ..couldn't lift hardly warm up weight failed...after 2 Reps...so unheard of. ..bit pissed at myself...I had no more to give..I even had to be rescued .I always train with safety Bars So No damage..salvaged it on the biceps. . loving my post work out pic And shoulder definition When Bb Curling biceps. .felt like a tough As woman. .... But My chest let me down tonight. ... I felt. ..this time slot is not fun. ..or I'm totally off my game. .. I'm meant to eat But seriously don't want to. .. Post Shake though Either I'm getting a bit run down Or just tired. ..I Feel agrivated...Going to quickly get Easter gifts now Training Diary Woke 5:30am Supps + Water 7:30am Breaky rolled oats + protein with black Coffee 11:00am small children's apple and Almond with water. 11:20 Activity: trampoline with children 2:15pm Lunch Chilli Tuna salad + water activity:Monday Meal Prep madness! 5:00pm Berry Delight Burn Bar + water Joined Dirty 30s Team 7:00pm 150g Steak(minced), tablespoon home made pasta sauce. 8:10pm Prework Beta Pump 8:30pm Chest Biceps and abs 10:22pm post workout shake 11:30pm Nighttime Swiss Chocolate (ran out of the Fibre) 12:00am Bed...

  • Danni Brennan
    29 Mar 2015
    5:44 AM

    Day 35 5:33am Good morning ...Wishing You All A Fabulous Sunday. .. Today is Family Fun Day ♥ 2:49pm Feeling sad my friend has just left ; ( spending time with them was brilliant. .. We had a chilled out day. I swapped my Egg breakfast for a quick smoothie: Protein, Greek yogurt & berries as my frying pans were in use making pancakes for the wonderful tribe. .Being school holidays and a treat for us to wake up with friends. ..I made Homemade pancakes from scratch, peppermint, vanilla and chocolate ice cream with sprinkles. .for ourwonderful cherubs. .. I didn't want to be tempted so did the quick fill smoothy to action my best willpower. . the children hada fantastic morning. They ventured off to the motorbikes whilst we had a Glad Rag Time...curls being for us. .it was nice to spend time with Dani. I would have loved to share my maxine's products with her to show her how great they taste but an allergy to chocolate seemed to prove the challenge today. .it seems everything I have purchased has chocolate, Cocoa or related ingredients. . I love the chocolates best! Mmm I may try find others so I can share my passion with her. Lol...love the improvements to my body so far. .. People are noticing the changes and it makes me feel a sense of pride. ..Thankyou so much for allowing us to do this! For without the products and plans it I wouldn't be as easy as it has been so far. .. hard earned yes but simple/fuss free results. . You Do it and see results. .. I've tweaked a little bit here and there but kept the fundamental principles in alignment with guidelines. I feel truely like I'm thriving and I love it. This week ahead is an adaptation week as school holidays are upon us. ..I have a personal plan though: Main strength workouts will be in the gym although times will alter. ..to just before Dinner Time. ..Hubby will meet me at Gym and take children home for dinner (that I've prepared earlier) and I'll eat after I workout. Only difference will be Tuesday night when I conduct Zumba Fitness class I will do legs after a brief break. . This change will result in a later bedtime on that night. . I will have James home children looked after on Friday morning early as for a few hours doing shoulders, triceps and abs before we head away for our Easter Weekend. We are back for Monday's Chest & biceps workout. . Cardio I can do anywhere. . I will make a way. Skipping rope is packed. Monday I plan another huge meal Prep. Will be ready for the weekend away so I can stay on track. 100% On Track! No temptations going to get in the way of my results. .. 3:15pm While Lily Has a nap, Nathans playing Lego avengers and James is watching him I'm going to do an Interval Spin session on the stationery bike. See You In 45min. 4:25pm I must of Inspired the kids And hubby. ..we went for a 4km Walk.. Lily on horseback, Nathan on bike and we walked with the dog. 8:30pm We went To family dinner at 6:15pm Mum outdid herself again...beef, zucchini, broccoli, bok choy & a few mushroom. With water. 8:57 Waiting patiently For challenge TV 10:15pm Shake done, animals fed and done, time for bed. Goals: survive school holidays on Track! Training Diary Woke 5 : 30am Supps + Water 5:35am Back to bed. .. 8:55am got Up! Felt way off kilter. ...weird I slept for so long. ..must of needed it. Breakfast: 9:15am :) protein, greek yogurt + Berries & Water black coffee. 11am Burn Bar Berry Delight + coffee 2pm chilli Tuna and garden salad + Water afternoon activities:- chill out and relax as a family. .. 3:30pmCardio Interval Spin session (bike) 4:30pm 4km Walk Post workout shake Dinner : Sunday family dinner. Beef, zucchini, mushrooms, Bok choy, broccoli. Shake:maxine's night time Swiss Chocolate + Gentle Fibre +supps

  • Danni Brennan
    29 Mar 2015
    1:17 AM

    Day 35 Mmm it's Ok To be woken by an unsettled Babe...teething Sucks also a new environment. ...but I must say...I'm so clunky. ...I love holding and settling. .and when they are snuggled in your arms there is such beauty... I really do love it. ..

  • Danni Brennan
    28 Mar 2015
    3:42 AM

    Day 34... 3:37am 2 steps forward 1 Step back. ...cha Cha.....sleep wise... but I'm feeling good though. .Neck seems to be feeling better than yesterday. ..and my mood seems positive. I'm going to try get more sleep before work. Picture 1. Is my one of my favs from last nights princess adventure. .. 8:26 Ready for work! Breaky done !) Day prepped bring it on! 10:20pm I imposed a relatively blog free day. .I've been so obsessed about my blog. ..Thinking so much about it. .. I had a welcomed break To enjoy the Amazing company of my friend who travelled from Geelong With her beautiful boys. .....had a totally On Track day nutrition wise...Except I skipped the fruit. ..I fear that it will cause a negative impact on my mindset due to the sugar cravings It causes. ...I really enjoyed my day after work was done. .. I jumped on the cross trainer for my cardio component at home today. took it easier due to neck But In Arm movement...Best Thing Is my Neck is feeling better than yesterday. ..so all round awesome. Off to bed now. ..just had my night time maxine's Shake..Feel great after a spa. .. Training Diary Woke 6:30am supps and Water 8:00am Breakfast rolled oats +protein and green tea. 11:00am Almonds & apple 2:00pm Chicken, Rice & vege Meal 4:30pm Burn Bar 6:30pm Chicken, Rice & Vege Meal (others ate pizza, Spag, , garlicbread )had found it easier to eat . .8:45pm elliptical workout 9:35pm Night shake +Gentle Fibre 10:45pm Bed..

  • Danni Brennan
    27 Mar 2015
    5:28 AM

    Day 33 5:25am Feeling Really good I slept solidly. .10:30-5:25 Win Win... Last day of school term. Supps+water 8:13am Really happy my revised sleep goal is on target nearly 7 straight hours sleep. ..It's an Eggtastic morning here in Camp Brennan. .. We are unified in the colour Yellow today as it is an out of uniform day at school. Yellow has a purpose to lift the Spirits Of one little boy in particular. ..Seth. .. it really is a simple gesture of goodwill. I have a feeling my eldest chicken is a little unwell I may have to section her off for a bit mmm hope she picks up after a dose of castor oil and a Steam treatment. .. I don't think she is bound but behaving as if she is. .. My Neck is sore as anything today freed up but sore. ..it will feel worse before better in a few days. . if not I have to go back. .. Light weighted workout today. ..same as usual but half the weight. ..just till it resolves. .. Highlight of my morning apart from eggs. ...Playgroup! How I've been missing it. Today's workout will be after Lunch. I have an awesome date with my daughter tonight. ..Cinderella. 11:42am Playgroup was awesome. .. Lots of fun. .I love the time I share there. Fueled...wish me luck nows the playgroup lunch catch up. I'm going to see if I can order the same as on the plan but I have a frozen meal with me as a back up. ..cranberry green tea bags in Tow also. .I may however have a soda water though.. 1:59pm Lunch Omg....what did I order for lunch. ... I ordered some eggs and green vegetables. ... This is what I was served. ...what an amazing (filling) meal for lunch. ...I couldn't eat it all. ..I Do Love eggs Though! some of the delicacies on offer could of totally ruined me. ..Marong Family Hotel You Rock! had a soda water with a slice of lemon. ..it was fantastic to have lunch with amazing company. ..still dealing with emotions...hormones and unresolved issues. ..todayis a but tougher than Normal.. but Pain generally makes me a bit more vulnerable. .. It nearly distracted me from the niggling soreness that can be quite over whelming. My neck arms and back feel like I have fingers ripping through my soul. ..it generally feels like this... worse before better in my case. ..I have just taken panadol. ...I feel winey. ....and I don't like it. ...I want to feel awesome as always. ... Once I pick up the kids and settle them at home because of today's lower intensity I'll be working out at home. ...basically going through the motions. ..but I feel it will be tough still. .. Shoulders and triceps. 3:24pm Pre Workout BETA PUMP Blue Ice; ) 3:40pm Time to Own It!!!! 100% All the Way...no matter the restrictions 100 % effort... Taste It....earn It! Shoulders and triceps are in for a exhausting time..... Awesome doesn't just happen it is what we Create! Shoulders and Triceps+Abs 4:54pm Done! Time to get ready for tonight... I uploaded proof of my approx. halved resistance...each dumbell is 4.54kg I can still feel my pushups after monday....lol did them on my knees toreduce pressure on my right shoulder and ultimately neck... Its not worth the risk pushing it too far today... ICE is my friend.. I feel pretty good after not much sticking and have about 60% more rotation than before treatment. Post Workout Shake....Chocolate Flavour. Training Diary Woke:5:30am Supps and Water Breakfast 7:30am omelette+green Tea 10:30 Berry Delight Burn Bar 12:30 3eggs Green Veg Overload + Soda water 3:40pm Workout Shoulders +triceps+abs 4:49 Post Shake 6:30 dinner Brown Rice Vege +chicken 9:00pm Decaf Coffee McDonald's 10:20pm maxines Night time + Gentle Fibre

  • Danni Brennan
    26 Mar 2015
    4:49 AM

    Day 32 4:49am Mmmm. Small steps indeed! But 20min More than yesterday morning! 7:15am. All morning from the time I woke up at 6:30am I can't stop thinking about the little girl who's house was gutted over the weekend. ..I spoke to her Mum yesterday and a few things stuck in mind. .. they said the things they need are actually quite small right now as storage is a concern. .However it's the little things like deodorant, every day items that you forget under pressure. .. the school has been amazing to them with a Hamper Of food. .. with out a kitchen it's really hard for them. .. So I've been meal prepping for them this morning. .. just a few meals To microwave...I have a habit of buying excess when it comes to the kids and especially when sales are on. ..in preparation for their next sizes well I'm going to offer 2 new uniforms to her Too. We are fortunate to be abundant in things like that. I'd be shattered to find myself in that circumstance.. I have an appointment to check out my neck this morning it feels better but not perfect. .I think the knots may need work or something to be released. ..@11:30am I'm going to the gym before hand in the off chance they say I need to rest after manipulation. . dropping the kids to school earlier today. .. 9:22am Just had preworkout, and now getting ready for Back Day... Prayed heaps this morning. ..there was a bad accident on the journey to school today. ...it's always horrible and a bit of a sore point for me. ..I just hope everyone involved including responders are Ok ; (... We were late to school. . I had to double back and try a different route. . I dropped off my assembled care package....now I'm here. .. Will work my emotion off... 9:40am Back Workout @ Feelgood Fitness 12:01 Neck update: It was out I can still work out just not heavy for a few days. .. Yay! thats great news. .. Ice is my friend. ... 12:08pm Just found out aweful NEWS.... My friend and her 3 gorgeous girls were in That accident this morning. ...FEELING SICK TO MY STOMACH......I hope that they are Ok....... 4:26pm Thank goodness all are well! An angel must bewatching over them. .soooo lucky...simple injuries nothing life threatening. .. Yay! My relief is quite over whelming. ...I spent my Arvo with a friend. ..it really was a welcomed distraction. ..I felt like something warm and savory this arvo so I made chicken broth....low calorie it really hit the spot with this cold weather threatening us. 5:30pm Going into town for some family time.! it's best to surround ourselves with those we love. .. Life Is to short not to enjoy the people we care about most. 9:03pm Dinner was filling I couldn't eat it all. ..I got to spend time. It was great. ..my word Tenderness Is the word of the day. ..I Feel like fingers have been run through my soul. ..must be 14 Day Mark Signs point to It...ov. Training Diary Woke:6:30am Supps+waters 7:30 am Breakfast Oats + protein this morning. .. 9:20am Pre Workout BETA PUMP Blue Ice... 9:40am Back Workout 11:00am Post workout Shake 11:30am Neck appointment 1:30pm Lunch Salmon and salad + Water 4:00pm Burn Bar Strawberry delight 7:30pm Dinner: chicken drums, cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini & bok choy + Tea 9:20 Shake night time+ Gentle Fibre. Bed: 10:30pm...

  • Danni Brennan
    25 Mar 2015
    4:32 AM

    Day 31 4.30am I can't sniff at an extra hour before naturally being thrust From My slumber. ... might have a warm water to make me feel better.....Small steps towards goal are better than no progress at all. ...sometimes it just makes the goal more worthwhile. ..evaluating my goal so far for this week I think I made a fundamental planning and expectation error. I didn't realistically research how long it may take to see a sleep pattern shift. ..I think naivety may have been the instigator of this potential goal fail so far. .but that doesn't say that all is lost. ..on the contrary it serves to remind us to be more patient, consistent and forgiving of ourselves when things may not end up as planned. We can reset our goals. ..mine should be adjusted maybe In saying by the end of the week getting 8hrs total of sleep in a night may be more fitting (might still be a bit overambitious) . I think it's more achievable than expecting 6 out of 7 nights instantly on target. ...it's great to be excited and zealous but we also must kind to ourselves. ..not set ourselves up for failure. ..Rationalising My Fail: 2 silver linings-1. I'm learning so much about me. ...changing perceived thoughts, it's growing. 2. Teaches me to be patient. ... I'm not sad or defeated In mindset if anything I'm more determined. ... I honestly thought I could click my fingers and I would be instantly better by changing those things. ...I Can still see progress with it I just think it's the time frame that's off. . Little steps. .it's about setting up a new healthier lifestyle. ....not changing us to fit a perfect ideal. ..back to bed I go...try try try again until I get it right ;)♥ Feeling blessed. I think my motivations in life are rekindling. Passion slowly returning...Thankyou to those who inspire me to be the best I can be. Having so many amazing people in my life has truely been enrichening.Thankyou to those for your on going, super fantastic support. 7:40am Just purchased Dana Linn Bailey's Olympia journal...... bit excited. ..This is my Easter present seeing as I'm choosing my future rather than a moment of chocolate weakness. ..any excuse to get my hands on a copy. ...lol. 8:16 am weighed in; ) 2:30 pm Busy Busy Busy morning. .. Roadworthied My SIL Car. Went and bought a Yellow Top For Seth On Friday! ) Feeling a bit emotionally overloaded. ..things are going on in the background I can't share. ..but feel emotionally pulled. Got groceries, stocked up on crickets, Quick Tidy, visitors from 11am-3:15. Yahtzee central ;) School Pick Up Next! 6:34pm Dinner is cooking. .. football training done...highlight for the afternoon playing with my princess on the football oval, a brief cardio session. Enjoying working out with her playing like a monkey on the oval fence , then getting in a flexibility session ;) Feeling quite stiff today so a stretch felt unbelievably amazing. .. better get our evening routine under way. .. Bath, dinner, teeth and animals.Then hopefully bed. Thinking of adding In 20min of interval skipping to really boost my cardio like Harps and Janet say progressive overload. .. I'm going to be quite honest I'm pretty sore right now. .. I seriously considered the temptations offered in the frozen section of the supermarket. ..for like a nanosecond. .. I think victory will taste so much sweeter. ..than any temptation on offer. .. lol. It seems determination is my middle name when gritting my teeth with Doms. .. lol here 's a visual for you..... imagine I have my scary face on and hobble around like I've been on a 50km Horseride that's how it seems to me today. .. should I call it whiney Wednesday Lol...with a Crick To Go With it Lol....I think Mondays intensity has had the desired outcome .....Feel It! its the feeling of success. .. One workout at a time. Yep still satisfying. ... I do an extra skipping session. ..I just cannot seem to get double unders with Doms...warmup dance. 7min..hell yes... Insides, outsides, peppers, kris cross. Rest (Check the food). Repeat x4.. cooldown routine.... Showered then made Salad. Shake... 7:30pm What's the time Mr Wolf? Dinner Time! Every one in my house is having quiche, chips and salad. To be honest I'm not really in the mood to cook but I'm in the process of making salmon... Think I'll skip the fruit salad just a little bite and I may have a severe sugar craving... I'm mid cycle... pimples seem to be the worst right now...I know I'm vulnerable today. .. maybe an extra scoop of protein? 8:49pm Oh Well dinner was Yummo, I made a lunch for tomorrow Too! The family was happy. Early night. .. Training Diary Woke 6:30am :Supps Water and quick shower. . Breakfast 8:20am: Burn Protein powder, greek yogurt +1/2 Cup Berries in a smoothy, Water + Green Mint Tea Morning Snack 11:25 am: Almonds+ apple (oranges give me ulcers) Lunch 1:45pm chicken, vege & rice + green tea. Afternoon 4:30pm Berry Delight Burn Bar Activity 4:35pm playing and stretching Cardio 6:40pm skipping workout Post Shake 6:35pm Burn Shake... Dinner 7:30pm Salmon steak and salad + Water Night Time Shake 9:41pm + Gentle Fibre. Feeling tired physically and mentally. ......Sit for a bit, feed animals, then Bed! night all Xx♥

  • Danni Brennan
    24 Mar 2015
    3:43 AM

    Day 30 WOOO HOO Week 4 Winner 3 :41am I'm awake but trying to get back to sleep. My sleep goal for this week is super important to me. ..but already proving a tough one. ..How do we change what we have little control over! I thought a lot of my issues with sleep was due to excessive concern. ..the pressure has lifted a little. ..hence taking a new approach...I will succeed but it may take a little trial and error. ....No doubt I'll fall asleep or feel sleepy just as I'm obligated to get up. ..Murphy's Law.... Oh well, silver lining I get to share a delicious moment listening to my Hubby peacefully sleep. .. 6:30 am What a first night I went to Bed around 10:30 and got up at 6:30am..my body must be used to a lot less sleep I woke up around 3:15am for about Half hour early this morning. Supplements were a little harder to get down this morning for some reason... Today would have to be one of my favourite days so far I'm a bit excited Legs & calves Day...Yay! To top it off its also an 'Egggcelent' morning! Plus Zumba Fitness too! Exercise wise it's an accumulation of my Favs. I have a few things to do today. . Swapping my lunch meal a little as I'm training at the other Gym today and I'm not sure they have a microwave to heat it up after I workout. Better to be prepared , I'll check it out and know for next time. 8:22 morning routine done. .listening to the awesome sounds of my kids reading readers. 9:20am Pre-workout Beta Pump. Love The Zing I get on my tongue. Blue Ice Bandit! ) I feel a crazy workout coming on! 10:00am Warm up then Legs & Calves Strathdale Feelgood Fitness. 1:04pm Legs officially smashed! Post workout Shake: chocolate. .had lunch, picked up parts for hubby. Plan to hibernate till school pickup! Neck is a bit annoying on right side behind ear. .. I did cane myself yesterday all those burpees and push ups I must of strained it a little. ... I don't think it's too serious. .. I backed off a little to account for this I added leg press to take pressure off shoulders... No Pb squats Today... Did a video though. I know I'm not perfect But I do the best I can! 3:40pm Applied Voltaren to my cricked neck I just woke up with it sore I must of slept funny on It...mid blogging I receive a call. ..... 3:45pm I just had the most awesome phone call..... The Fitness gods must be smiling on me. .. Check 4 Check In! Was more rewarding than I could ever imagine..... A 1kg Box of yummy Maxines Night Time is heading is heading my Way...... feeling ecstatic. .....Thankyou goes out to the Awesome As Always Maxine's Crew....Yay! Congratultions to Candice, Krystle, Caroline and Janine. .. Your doing amazingly ;) Keep Up The great Work! 5:22pm Hey for anyone viewing my blog you can also find me on instagram under dannibrennan ... Those who surround themselves with like minded people usually find success in their endeavours. I love reading about others and helping them find a fantastic future. .. If you like this it let me know; ) I sometimes wonder if I babble too much Lol. I've been using the Max's Nite Time Chocolate Mousse I'm curious to see if changing to the Maxine's Night Time Swiss Chocolate will change anything sleep pattern wise... mmm food for thought... keen to see 9:30 Bloggin And chatting: Multitaskinasat Its finest. ..class was A huge challenge My Neck Giving Me A Bit Of Grief But All Good Was Still Lots Of Fun...just more frustrating than sore ROM Is compromised. Going To Get Ready For Bed Now... Was Nice To Chat To A friend tonight! Is It wrong to like seeing my name on a winner List? I kind like it a lot... There is more of this to Come! Willing what I hope is meant to be...Thinking like a Winner. ....wanting It...Working For It.. Giving It my 100% .....At least I will have won in my Mind As it stands I am my own greatest competition. I Just love sharing my journey along side others. .. Training Diary Woke:6:30am to an alarm:) bit sleepy but ok- twitch in neck Supps + Water Breakfast: 4egg omelette/1yolk, Fried Tomato no oil. Green Tea. 9:20 Pre-workout:-Beta Pump 10am Workout. Legs & Calves Workout. 12:30pm Post workout shake. . 1:04pm Lunch. Chilli Tuna and Garden Salad. Water 3:40pm Burn Bar cookies and cream Water 5:40pm Chicken, Vege And Rice Meal + Water 7:00pm Cardio:- Zumba Fitness class 60min 8:20pm Burn Bar Berry Delight 9:00 Decaf coffee 9:40pm Night Time Swiss Chocolate +Gentle Fibre 10:30 Bed Xxx Night All

  • Danni Brennan
    23 Mar 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 29 Week 5 New Phase- New Goal! 5:26am Time to get this new block started; ) Supps and Water, Then sprints to start my day. 6:20am I got up with the intention of sprints. But on my way out I tripped on my kids skipping rope and saw it as a sign. ...today I did Janet's skipping challenge instead. ..being abnormally dark outside it was a fantastic way to start my morning. ..I thought I was reasonably fit. ..oh how wrong I feel now. ..certainly was a challenge.. But it was achievable. I think it just took me a little longer to complete than the 20-30 Min specified. .. but I got in every burpee, star jump and pushup. I'm just a little nervous about chest biceps later today. ..it will either make my chest workout harder or better as it's already functional for the day. .. can't wait to find out. If it turns out to my advantage I believe I've found a new Monday madness kickoff. but will try do It quicker each week. ....Off to shower this sweaty mess ;) 7:30am Goal of the week: Get 8 hours sleep each night! Rest is vital. How to achieve this: Stop caffinated drinks past 11am, at 9:30pm Cease electronics devices (Blogging, facebook, instagram) they stimulate me too much.. Set up a sleep routine. (Tablet can only be used for sleep binural beats.) to help relax and prevent over thinking. Plan is to go to bed earlier by 10:30 pm and try getting up at 6:30 instead of 5:30am. I think this tweak is essential. If I'm going to step up intensity I have to rest harder too! I want to see if this helps emotionally and prevent burnout. Wish me luck lately my sleep has been off... so I may not be perfect I have a Cinema Date with my daughter on Friday Night. I'll adjust accordingly. aiming for 6/7 nights to reach target. Reflecting: Hydration goal result = Smashed it! NEW PHASE! Lets Rock the next 4 weeks. CHEST, BICEPS and ABS TODAY! Breaky-oats+ protein with black Coffee 9:20 am Had a mousy incident at the school. ..lol. 12:00 Well...change like anything can hurt...I pushed my self today. ..result = struggle today for me. ..but there was a highlight or two. ..I Pb My Ab Duo Crunch At 130kg X10...Struggle:- but I'm not sure if it was because I smashed my self Saturday with biceps Or The chest Rep Pb last week, or our recreation activities, even possibly Janet's skipping cardio this morning. ..but holy Poop I'm tender. ...all A good hurt no injury. ...so I'm a hoping it means gain. ...lean muscle mass of course. ..now to rest. .. Well I'd like to get into my pantry and completely Clear It Out... Todays mini goal. Complete Project Pantry. ... 9:25pm I have been a busy bee. .. Project Pantry All Done now. .. dinner was a variation on vege and steak. I Made Vegetti for the family. .. I watered down the sauce a little instead of sweet potato. It was nice I had a cranberry green tea. Time for shake and bed. ..supps too! Bit excited to test out my eBay purchase. ..wireless blue tooth sleeping/sweating headphones. Training Diary Woke 5:30am Supps + Water 5:40am Cardio: Janet's Skipping Challenge 45min 7:15 am Breaky: protein, oats+ Black coffee & Blogged -Goal setting..SLEEP GOAL 9:25am Pre Workout BETA PUMP 9:50am Strength Workout CHEST & BICEPS&Abs 11:50am Post Workout shake 1:00pm Tuna Salad Lunch + Green Tea 3:00pm Apples and Almonds Water Project Pantry 7:30pm Vegetti dinner And cranberry green tea . 9:25pm Shake, Supps And Bed... *Planned will remove stars as completed.... I spend too much time blogging at night..so trying to be proactive for sleep routine.

  • Danni Brennan
    22 Mar 2015
    5:28 AM

    Day 28 Sunday Family Fun Day ♥ 5:27am Supps water ....my knee has been paining me a little. . Think I'll try a Nurophen. ...I can attribute the Pain to my high heels worn to work yesterday. ..stretch session this morning; ) now to get warm. .I love this. ...it's not part of the program per say but vital for my well being, I have had a lot of past injuries. ...I find my whole body benefits too. . 6:15am Sunday Rest Day:- I seriously am now heading to stretch. ..sometimes social media just gets us in. ... I popped up some of the great things I found online this morning. .. One is from a super amazing inspiration to Me- and her words always motivate me it seems she also likes the wisdom of the Delai Larma, Another picture rings true to me right now in this moment. ..be Happy! I'm a functional kinda gal... I enjoy getting all dressed up at times, but I also love doing a great deal many other things too. ... I would say survivalist. ..not in the way I create a bunker and go off the grid. .(I'd like too one day build an earthship....though) It seems like a super Cool Idea...retirement Maybe! A Survivalist like in the way of:- Car maintenance, fishing and hunting, camping, outdooractivities, I am a hands on type. .. happy to get dirty..if in the right attire to do so. ... 7:21am I love checking out forum..so many inspirational people....that is all! 12:50 Family Fun Day in progress. ..Tree climbing. .check ;) 2:48pm Been surfing the forum a bit today . . I love that so many people are getting amazing results. I've had lots of little emails notifying me of updates to threads I'm following or commented on. The encouragement is astounding. It really is like having a fit Family. ... I've noticed that I'm really enjoying blogging. It's like having a record of my own internal monologue (I pretend I sometimes write to my future memory challenged self). I apologise if I share to much, it's just a great outlet for my thoughts. .. that and probably a saviour for those who are around me who might not be as enthusiastic as I. I've seen others who share this same feeling via Forum..it's nice to know I'm not alone in that. It would be nice to be able to purchase/produce a hard copy of our blogs to keep. .a bit like the photo book companies... putting our daily motivations and hard work like a journey book. and at the end of our books a little about the winners, gala photos Etc. Mmm Just A thought I suppose. .. I plan to challenge next time too (hopefully as a winner/ambassador) but neither the less continue on. .... I had my break between october and feb ... now I'm deadly serious of my fitness future....it's only just the beginning of bigger things. . .. I want to remember THAT moment. ..that moment it came together. ..a manifestation of my biggest life changes physically and emotionally. Some may want it for other reasons, glory boxes, grandchildren, just a piece of here and now. I Know I'd be one of the greatest customers with my own short novel by the end. I'd spend a small fortune. Oops better get back to family day. .. horseriding next...well my daughter is begging me for a ride. ;) 20:25pm We went horseriding. ..it was lovely to feel my beautiful girl beneath me. To top it off I had a delicious proud moment today. .. My animal awkward child being the most confident I've ever seen for the first time today! SO PROUD! My daughter had a little incident but jumped straight back on. ..it was relatively slow paced type of incident. ...the kids had a quick spa. .. James being on the ground when Lily fell jumped to attention extremely quick and in the process tumbled having landed on his shoulder. ...mmmm he's going to be a bit tender tomorrow. We Iced It straight away. .. Then off to family roast/dinner. I had my ritualistic steak and vegetables. ..Mum outdid herself again. It was nice... A little later we visited Nana & Pa....always a pleasure visiting. ..we have wonderful conversations. ..mostly about times past. ..or current issues. ..we generally always leave arms full of freshly picked home grown seasonal Vege...Todays's was tomatoes. ...yummm... feeling ..blessed. My In law family are truely awesome! I couldn't have gotten a better family to marry into. ..Don't get me wrong we are all individuals but it works. Training Diary: Woke : 5:30am Supps, Water, + shake(woke ravenous) blogging Stretch session. Washing: Breakfast: 8:45am 4egg/1yolk omelette +rye with green tea Exercise: housework( vacuumed, Etc. 10:30 Black coffee+ Burn Bar cookies and cream. .. Activity:Tree climbing + Walking 1:30pm Tuna and garden salad+ green tea 3:30pm Shake : chocolate flavour and water activity: Horse riding 6:30pm Dinner Steak Vege: broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms & bok choy. .. 10:00pm Shake, Supps+ animals all sorted 10:13pm Bed. Night X♥

  • Danni Brennan
    21 Mar 2015
    5:27 AM

    DaY 27 5:30am New Beginnings- Undecided as to quickly head to the gym now or later. I work and will be on my feet the whole time. This usually isn't such a challenge but Muscle soreness is present,.. Supps water Shower....Lets start fresh a new block of training is coming! clean slate. .. Quote of the day.(see pics) ...love It! May your day awesome! I feel much better. I'm learning so much about me... mentally mostly. .. I trust the physical process entirely. its like a failsafe blueprint....follow it and you won't be dissapointed....changing thought processes well thats a whole different place to fix...hard yes....excruciating at times ...yes...worth it yes. Keep in mind you don't have to sell your soul or compromise your belief system, the trick is to blend the functional changes into your everyday to make long lived advancement towards your best future possible. ..we will sometimes fail. ..but also we will fly ..yep You Can! You just have to be willing to adapt. ..bit like in training..we push it a bit further each time, sometimes the best growth can come from failure... it hurts whilst repairing then the result is ultimately a stronger out look. ..also like any training...Warning too much or improper technique to quick can also cause injury too...we don't want that to happen. Its then we are vulnerable, at risk of falling victim to our own self doubts and inadequacies. I'm starting to see the metaphorical bud starting to bloom in the mindset area most. ..Credit cannot be all selfishly mine. ...support via forum has proven to be a most valuable component in my journey this time round. ...the Advice, Support and the wealth of encouragement is a treasure to be most appreciated. .. I think yesterday was so hard. ..for many reasons. ..Some may never fully understand the intricacies of it all. ..but it boils down to this. .I pour all of me into this when I am not tending to the cherished responsibilities I've created for myself. .Even then Its ever present in my mind. ..100% I promised my self 100% All In... when you feel you give only 95% it leaves open the door of doubt. ..I have pondered on this. ..why did it bother me so. ...it's because I care. ..I am investing in Me! When I look back on yesterday I now don't see failure in all forms, I see pushed boundaries, 100% Of Me in that given moment with everything going on. ..100% at all times. .. 8:50am About to start Work.. 1:45 Lunch...chicken, Brown Rice, vege with green tea. . (at Work I pop in a few almonds between clients. ..) just before lunch i used pre workout for I'm off to Gym;) 3 : 32pm Just finished another smashing session. .changed it up a little added smashing 6 super set. . Yay Feelgood. ..must go have shake! 6:00pm What a day. ..the salon was seriously busy. ..but I got to see some amazing clients. I left rather late. ..then hit the gym I did shoulders, triceps, biceps and abs today. Beta Pump before. . basically as soon as I knocked off. .I felt a little sluggish to start. .stiff and a bitsore I'd say from Thursday. Check out my workout picture. It has more detail. . I love how I leave feeling thoroughly tired and spent. ..wobbly to the point of sitting in the car till I can regain control of my twitching limbs. .. It Is A pretty weird sensation. ..painful and delightful at the same time. ..a satisfying feeling. ..I'm so totally addicted to that. Drinking my shake mmm had 1/4 of a cookie: Max's apricot and almond. .. Mmmmmm Soooo Goood... actually a highlight of my Arvo. Came home tended to the avian family members. ..changing cages around and caring for all of them. ... whilst outside I proceeded to repot bulbs for spring making sure our chickens cannot reach them... avid gardeners they are. ...should be more like demolition crew of the garden... Helped hubby with some of the car work. ..replacing tyres/wheels and fitting them too! Now inside to cook family dinner. ..chicken and vegetable stir fry all round I think...might add noodles for the kids. ..they're not so keen on the brown rice. ..I don't know but really I could sleep for a million days the way I'm feeling. ..early night. . I'm just about ready to sleep Lol... 6:46pm So I had this amazing idea about cooking a tomato like chip a bit like I do Kale: ) Yeah- NO! LOL A picture is worth a thousand words. .. 9:25 pm wrecked I can't even keep,my eyes open. ...... Training Diary Woke:5:30am Supps and Water, blogged. .. Breakfast: 7:45am Oats, protein and. Green tea Snack:around 11am between clients 1:40 pm Pre Workout: Beta Pump Ice Blue Lunch: chicken, vege & brown rice +water 2:00pm Workout:shoulders, triceps, biceps and abs (see Pic) 3:35 post work out shake chocolate 3:45pm 1/4 Max's apricot and almond cookie (in place of Apple) 7:00 Chicken stir fry + Rice +soda water 8:30pm Shake supps +water 9:30pm Bed... ***** Just Noticed Wrong Date- Bit Of A Brainfade:) also ate like I Was already Doing Week 5-8 As I'd saved the Fresh Home screen WHen I downloaded it In Prep for Next Monday. .. oops

  • Danni Brennan
    20 Mar 2015
    3:09 AM

    Day 26- My best & worst day so far! 3.00am. Had a brilliant sleep. Going to try get more of it. .. 7:00am All my sleep or lack of it has caught up with me. ..I even slept through hubby leaving for work. ...mm He must of thought I needed it too and cheeky bugger didn't wake me. ...I feel bad for not doing my cardio early. .it's really a non issue ...I will just do it later in the afternoon after the hospital. ..actually I think today maybe it's even more appropriate at this time as exercise is a great way to pick up mood if we don't get the news we want today. What ever happens today we face as a team. .. Good, bad, ugly, and joyous. .. Accept that we can't control everything. .. What is meant to be will be! Goal of the day:- (my own mantra) Today more than ever ....Focus on 2 positives for every negative we face. Let Me practice~ 1 negative (-) I slept In: 2 positive (+) caught up on rest, I saved on electricity as I woke In the light. If all else fails....it's egg breaky day. That instantly perks me up. . Better get a move on...I'm now a bit behind time. .. 10:00am Waiting at specialist outpatients... It's always a long wait... Lots of people to be seen. Today's specialist is the urologist. I get to catch up on reading, drawing. ..or blogging.. staying still is not my best quality. ... 10:35am Waiting... playing solitaire on my tablet lost it's allure. .. Burn Bar Yummo! Berry Delight distraction. Yes Please... :) 11:15am Waiting... 11:23am Miracles do happen! The tumour has reduced in size overall In dimensions of all around . 6mm This May Notnseem significant To some but to us This is a huge relief/Win.... We will be celebrating! Champagne and a small cheese plate is on the cards! I know that it's not on the Maxines menu but when you make a deal with God you keep it. CELEBRATE LIFE! 2:05pm Chilling at home with Poppy playing Yahtzee. We had a cheese platter composed of Dutch edam, Dutch Gouda, vintage Cheddar, Tarago shadows of Blue, ,quince paste with crackers. .. I honoured my part I had a taste of each, together with a celebratory glass of Brut Cuvee (yellOw Glen Fewer calories). I then proceeded with a frozen pre made chicken, vege & brown rice meal. .as it being a hospital day swapped my planned lunch for an easy meal just in case the outcome was as disastrous as I feared. I'm feeling so blessed to be pleasantly surprised Thank goodness I have Cardio later today for the extra calories consumed. Relief doesn't even start to explain how I feel right now! 4:00pm Cardio Time - Stationary Bike Interval Warm Up..drink extra water Too! 20min work mapped to music, Cadence is set by tempo of tracks I listen to. .changing it up between chorus, Verses, Bridges. Take me to church is one I love ...Uptempo/remix of course. I also multi task and scope out my next upcoming Zumba Fitness tracks. ..win Win... Better Go kids are a bit over enthusiastic after school today. ..I plan to stretch after too. ..tad stiff after yesterday. 5:00pm Shake, Showered, love feeling fresh.... Today I had a crisis of conscience. (tune out now if your not interested) I want to share with those who perchance read this blog. Why I felt the desire to have a single flute of champagne with some cheese & crackers today and possibly tarnish my competition chances... the reason is faith... I asked for what felt like an impossible ask...I bargained in a sense something that I hold close to my heart (what would I give in return for that outcome) that one wouldn't harm anyone but myself...it would have to be something I've been putting my heart and soul into... something that with no disillusion would put me possibly out of the running of the dreams I envisioned for my future... I don't make empty promises and I honour my pledges... I knew that alcohol and cheese is detrimental to my efforts... For those who know me when I'm so focused(they'd say obsessed) on my goals that nothing stands in my way of reaching them...they know the passion that fuels the fire within... I cried today at the cheese counter when I chose/purchased the exquisite cheese... at $69.99 per kilo it damn well better be...(note it didn't dissapoint).... It went totally against my better judgement. The sweet irony is I friggen love cheese... and wine... I knew the price I'd pay to me... feelings of guilt, dissapointment, feelings of judgement... however bad I felt... I would pay it and did! For extra time... for a chance..... and when the dice of chance rolled our way today... I did it! For nothing is sweeter than celebrating a wonderful persons good fortune in this here short life we are given be it 25 years or 102... it truely is a brief breeze in the winds of time. We were blessed yet again...like dodging a strike from the Grimm Reaper himself.... I may not be an overly religious person...but when I ask and it's received I pay up! Sorry for going on about this... I posted it on social media not to be flaunting my disgressions but rather be open and honest...I'm human...and its ok to ask for more out of the life we've been given... I'm still extremely emotional trying to process the accumulation of stress related to how we got to today... but like any weight held either emotionally or physically for a period of time its bound to take a while to recover... As for his situation... He'll never be out of the woods, its more like we are just in a brief clearing admiring the sunshine of the day... Negative:I ate badly with a glass of alcohol 2 Positives: I celebrated a wonderful persons result & I hopefully reset my metabolism("reset" hunger hormones like leptin and ghrelin, and priming my metabolism for the week ahead) Ohhh i can think of three.... I ate gorgeous cheese from my wonderful sister in laws Deli! i supported her sales :) Still a Silverlining Queen! 7:15pm Feel like I've ruined everything:(all that hard work flushed away... no time for self pity... I owned it.. I can build a bridge and keep moving forward.... 9:15pm Waiting in the Cinema for insurgent to start, I have protein with me. .. The popcorn smells good! Training Diary Woke 7:00am Supps + Water Breaky:- 4egg/1yolk Omelette+ dry rye toast with green minty tea 10:35am: Berry Delight Burn Bar 1:00pm 1 flute Celebratory Champagne(calorie reduced) +Mini Cheese platter 5 crackers with 4 different cheeses/ quince paste +3 flutes water to compensate hydration+ Chicken, Vege Brown rice prehomemade frozen meal(heated of course) 4:30pm Post workout shake 7:00pm confessed on forum..... 7:00 Chicken , rice and vege meal + tea... 10:30 Evening Shake Nite Time Protein chocolate Mousse- Supps + water 11:45pm Bed

  • Danni Brennan
    19 Mar 2015
    3:49 AM

    Day25 3:47am Just laying here. ...hoping to fall asleep again. ..wish me luck. 6:00am Cardio:Sprints this morning;) Supps, Water. Too dark to video! I hope you like the audio journey :) WU-Zumba Fitness Dancing 7min Jog up and back Workout 10x Sprint/walkback of driveway cooldown stretch. Breaky and Time to get ready! Had a rethink on my training for today although im keen as beans for starting the week 5 training... I'm going to finish this week according to plan as I did a big component of my back on monday and want it to recover well. I feel that I would be neglecting the other muscle groups if I just jump into the next week prematurely.** it probably also has something to do with the fact I love leg press(over all) and today is the day. Plus after reading forum I'm keen to try Harps slower method. So Legs, chest and back it is today:) After School Drop off.. I have a catch up later in the morning.. We are off to the cinemas:- MannyLewis, The second Best Exotic Motel or Unfinished Business. I have a few people I catch up with that benefit from a little company and social outing, I do like helping people. Even if its a cuppa or a walk- enrichening one persons life at a time... it makes me feel good too! Better Get my Skates on! 3:27pm Today so far has been great. 4:07pm Workout Legs Chest and back Today was a day of PB for me... I'm sure there are others out there that are stronger but for me today was a rather good day... I accomplished more than normal... I uploaded a few videos... not my greatest exertions and I'm sure there are flaws however I'm doing my best... competeing against me... pushing me further... I have done bigger lifts in the past however not stiff legged... or it may be a Rep PB under pressure... or a personal push in a area never explored before...But today was satisfying. 6:52 The second Exotic Marigold Motel was the awesome movie we saw today. I thoroughly enjoyed it. For me it was likeenjoying the vibrant Indian culture In the comfort of my home town. ..nice to slip into another world if only for a few hours. ..the content extremely relevant and interesting to me. Hubby may not have enjoyed it if he came however the quirky wit was refreshing. ..I think not enough people value the lives lived before us. .. Afterwards we grabbed a quick coffee. .. then went about our ways for afternoon activities. I found a few gorgeous books and bits and pieces. Had lunch listening to a Live Concert From WA...on classic fm. It was lovely. .Time escaped me...time to pick up the children. ..we head home I uploaded my videos.. Time to take the children to my amazing Inlaws...I spent some quality time. .had an awesome dinner. ..chatting... Totally amazed by all the support Helen and David answered my forum tonight and Janet helped me out regarding check In... They just totally Rock! Even If I'm a bit silly at times. ..... better get to bed huge day tomorrow we will know some big results tomorrow. ..hopefully we will be pleasantly surprised. ...♥ fingers crossed its not the worst news. ..... Training Diary woke:5:45 & blogged 6:00am supps and Water 6:05 Cardio:- Sprint Workout 6:40 Updated Blog 7:30 breakfast rolled oats, protein and tea 8:55am Beta Pump pre workout 9:15am workout:legs, chest and back 11:10am post work out shake 11:15am almonds & apples 1:30pm coffee 2:00pm Lunch:-tuna & garden salad +Water 4:00pm Celery Sticks + Water 6:00pm Dinner Steak, , broccoli, , zucchini, , mushrooms & bok choy + Green Tea 10:15pm Supps And Evening Shake:- Nite Time chocolate Mousse protein +Gentle Fibre with cookies and cream Maxines Cookie.. Blogged And Checked Out Forum. 10:55pm Bed. Night All Xx Mood: satisfied little anxious about tomorrow. ..gulp...

  • Danni Brennan
    18 Mar 2015
    5:05 AM

    Day 24 4:45 Goodmorning. ..no alarm just weird sleep pattern. .. I'm seriously thinking not enough sleep cant be doing me good. ..I failed to settle well last night. .. but my internal clock says this is an awesome time to be awake. .. I can feel a crash coming. It will probably be around 11am. ..I might have a nap then...that is if I don't get caught up in the day. I'm currently going to try to get more sleep. ..4 hrs for me is a ridiculously low amount of sleep for me. ..I'm sure it's sabotaging me. ..I better get on top of it. Energy wise right now I'm awake awake. .. I'm going to make the best of it though. .Please don't think I that I am morbid. I'm currently doing a bit of research proactively into palliative care needs and options and grief counselling for children. A fellow challenger lost his father recently and that could be our reality. Who knows when we may be facing a similar fate... I think I don't want to be reactive to the situation but rather have the best knowledge to help us all through should this occur. ..also I want to be objective and not emotionally ruled because my heart will be breaking. ..Friday is a huge day for us results wise I think the anticipation is part of my sleep pattern issues currently. . Challenge has been a saviour in many ways already. ..giving me a real change of mindset. .. being healthier, allowing that focus to be shifted from 'What Ifs' To 'I Cans' ultimately helping me to be the best I can in this moment of life. .. Any way better get to my supps and start my day. .. 7:33am Goal of today Get through it! (with minimal collateral damage) The Hell pic is referring to my sleep. ...I feel I'm sometimes at war with myself/body knowing what I need and then having my body not do what it's told. .. like sleep. .. Oh well Its true I've been worse and come through the other side stronger. .. I was doing a little research and this came up. Glutathione- for insomnia/sleep Issue Mmm might do a little more later today. This powerful antioxidant may also help with my deficiencies too. Thing learnt this morning whey protein contains this antioxidant. 9:33 I uploaded my 4week pic and I am pretty happy with what I've achieved over the past few weeks. ... I did my fitness test however my results were worse than previous. ..mmm but I just need to keep in mind the session from Monday has had a lingering DOMS effect. ..eg affected My lunges and squats mostly, No change In burpees, or crunches but after yesterday abs were really tender Too! Where I excelled was my Plank A Whole 30 Extra seconds + 2 extra push ups. .. Mmm Is it normal to feel exhausted just from that. .. I Was thinking it could count as My Cardio component of the day. ..cheekiness Lol...in saying that I think I might go for a nice long walk. .. I'm feeling off. .. I find when I don't get enough sleep it's compounding to my stressor response, so I will take today carefully, its a precarious balance. ... I don't wish to elevate my cortisol levels as it would be counterproductive to my goals. It ain't All Bad Today Was Egg Day!) Love eggs! Also I enrolled in an emotional intelligence course to better aid my children with the journey Ahead.. It starts in April.. 9:15pm Wow...What a great day. .. I tried to catch up with my Nana unfortunately I couldn't get through to her and missed out on our catch up. ..so I Walked a few hours. ..just quietly pondering the future. ...I can't seem to settle well. ..so I'm thinking of going back to working on my education. ..feeling conflicted in which direction to go. ..I have a crazy idea that needs a medical background. .so why not test myself and do a course. .at least I'll be going in a forward direction... I became inspired hearing a radio show today ... but I will leave you with a little mystery till I can form a plan of attack. . No point announcing it if the Goal/ outcome is not achievable. .more research for Me. I feel better now every thing is coming clearer. .. I walked for What had seemed 1/2hr to find 2hrs had escaped me. My calves and hips are a little tender still. From Crusoe Rd to where the old Maple St School made new and back today. I'll work it out in kms One day. Came back famished. Ate my burn Bar. .. Went looking for a yellow Dress (didn't Find), got a few essentials. ..at chemist Warehouse, post office. Then made my way home had Lunch with Poppy, played Yahtzee. Lunch was chicken, Green Vege and brown rice with a coffee. After 6 Yahtzee games left to do house work. Washing, organisation of dinner, got ready for Nathan's first football training. .time slipped by relatively quick..picked up children from school, went to the car wash and put Frank's Car through. .the rain last night had left dust runs on It. Football training went well. ..but there was a price. ..1 Very overtired Sookie 8yr old to help. ..I made the family lasagne earlier... I had grilled Fish+ Salad with yogurt and berries. We settled in to night routine and I have been hit by a wave of sleepiness dragging me to bed.Ordered More Protein Bars, powders and even Maxines Night Time today, I can't wait for them to arrive. Now animals, supps, shake and bed. So excited to start Week 5 training tommorow s Back Day; ) Training Diary Woke 4:45 am Supps +Water Breaky 7:30am Four Eggwhite, one Yolk omelette With Rye + Green mint Tea. 8:00am Zumba Warm Up Fitness Test (see above) Cooldown Photo to Update One With Feet! 9:45 am Walk:- Crusoe Rd -Maple St School 2hrs Low intensity/leisure 2hrs? 11:45am Burn Bar +Water 1:00pm Lunch:chicken, vege & brown rice + Coffee (black) 3:00pm Shake:- chocolate with Water 7:30 Grilled Fish With salad + Berries &greek Yogurt 1Tblspoon 10:30pm Shake:-Nite Time chocolate Mousse+water adding gentle Fibre, Supps:- Detox Liver (milk thistle), Multivtamin, Zinc. Bed 11:30pm

  • Danni Brennan
    18 Mar 2015
    12:19 AM

    So much for an early night. .. I worried my self too much. .. All is well now night Peeps. ...

  • Danni Brennan
    17 Mar 2015
    11:57 PM

    Feeling bummed the photos today I mistakenly cut off my feet. .... So apologies No 5:30 blog in the morning; ( update: Crisis Averted.... Thankyou For Forum;)& Janets's awesome advice..

  • Danni Brennan
    17 Mar 2015
    4:38 AM

    Day 23 4:35am Good morning. .. I think I might have went to bed a bit early. . I can't believe I am functionally awake. .might as well start my day. .. Supps and Water...then read as not to disturb the house. .I might not need as much sleep but I can totally assure you my children most certainly Do! Overtired, grumpy cherubs make for an exhausting friction filled day. Omg! I'm really astounded at how awesome I feel. .. I have that worked out feeling from yesterday's strength session. ..but No lingering heaviness in my eyes. .. Maybe this is my perfect sleep area. ...10:30pm (by the time my mind settles) -4:30am. 6hrs isn't optimal usually for me I'm more of a 8-9hr sleeper. .. but Since competition part of my goals is to be more consistent in rising early. Being Pyroluric I have always had sleep issues, not enough to too much. ..to consistently slow to function. ..Yes I was one of those don't expect anything intellectual or functional of me before 2nd cup of coffee kind of person... I wonder how my day will progress. I had a Fit bit that used to help map my sleep pattern, unfortunately it's time with me was short but sweet. ...and haven't saved for the next generation multi level of awesomeness in fit technology. .. But from the time I shared with it I would wake at least 4x and be unsettled for about16-30 times.. I wonder how I would have gone last night. I think I woke up 2x I can remember. .oh well better get to it. ..The day is calling me. 3:57pm Just did fold tests. .. Hubby has had the day off. Will update my days going's on. 8:17pm Whooo Hooo...What a huge day. .. Woke so early today. ..I feel wrecked now. .. Today in brief... Got up after an hour of reading had a shower, decided I could no longer stand the constant beatings taken by my no longer staying in the right spot. ..smash me in the head Shower Head... Todays mission:- Buy and fit a new shower head. ... Hubby had a Rdo so we got the children ready and off to school. .beta pump attack . I went to the gym please see picture above:workout: Shoulders, biceps, triceps and abs.post Shake. Whilst I worked out hubby did some errands...I got to catch up with a dear friend before she went to uni. I love holding her baby. Boy is he growing quickly. It felt like forever since we caught up. It was awesome. .. Had my Burn Bar and water, Went to Bunnings, looked at about 50 different shower heads finally settling on a water saving hand held with clip. Head home to fit it. We moved to the bird cage Had lunch steak, sweet potato and veg + coffee. Watched a bit of Tv then decided to do my skin folds with impending uploads I thought about what Harps said about Data. I've seen change measurements and pinch wise.. Just not so much weight wise like last time. With Impending cut off I took my photos today. .. I hope that's okay. About 5:30pm we drove to town. I met part of our family at the pub they all went out while I went to work. . Class numbers were down tonight. ...It may be the weather change. . So I increased the intensity and made it Turn It Up Tuesday. .... Cardio: Zumba Fitness 60min. It was fun. .. I ate my dinner grilled Chicken Salad + 1/4 Max apricot and almond cookie. Getting seriously tired so updated my blog. Plan is to feed pets, have shake, supps, water and make my way to bed. ... Training diary Woke 4:30 Supps +Water Breaky: smoothy (protein chocolate, berries, Greek yogurt, Water) + Green Tea Pre Workout: Beta Pump 8:50 Workout: 9:15 shoulders, triceps, biceps and abs see picture Post shake 10:30am + Coffee + Burn Bar cookies and cream 1:00am Lunch: Steak, Sweet potato & Veg +coffee (decaf) 3:00pm Skinfolds & measurements & photos 4:30pm Snack:10 Almonds +water 7:00 Cardio Zumba Fitness class 60min 8:15pm dinner grilled Chicken and Salad +1/4max cookie almond and apricot 10:25pm Shake Multivtamin +zinc 10:30pm Bed....

  • Danni Brennan
    16 Mar 2015
    5:29 AM

    Day 22 Welcome Week 3 Goal Of Week-Hydrate Hydrate hydrate. .. Reflecting:- Adding more content to my blogs... I think by the shear volume, I think of that goal as smashed! Training diary component and workout summary pictures support this. 5:30am..... Up,, Up, Up Supps and time to sprint...Goodmorning.world. ..oh my ....It's really dark this morning. .. 10:40am Busy morning so far. .. Did Sprints before the sun this morning. Sprint work out :-Warm Up 5min, Jog Up Walk Back 2x, Sprint Up /Walk Back 8× Jog Up/walk back. Cool Down Stretch Took About 45min Total.. Got children Up, ready For school, made lunches, had breaky, showered, (privatly took photos), did readers, then did drop off. Bought uniforms, Went home checked on the horses, played Yahtzee with Frank. Lucky man got 5 Yahtzee in the 3 game set. .. totally kicked my bottom. . Had Coffee-long black. Almonds + Apple. To Do List: Now off to drop off parts, go to the gym, workout, have lunch, pick up parts, get papers and milk, Head home, clean house, head to special afternoon at the school, do a play date at home, do washing, cook dinner, feed animals, Do readers, prep for tomorrow.. Yep busy busy. I love Mondays in a way it's a fresh start... I like that. ..if I get a chance today I might do a little research into online study options. .. I want to learn more. 11:15 am Rescued a grass parrot from being squished on the road after being hit by a car ahead of me.. It had eye damage(head trauma) and wing damage. I just cannot go past a suffering being. .. at least it was warm and safer in its last moments. . It passed on the way to the local vet. :( They are the cards sometimes. .. I may not update much till late tonight. .. 8:15pm Big Day...Going to update training diary and get ready for bed. Training Diary: Woke:5:30 Supps + Water Workout:- cardio Hiit Sprints ( driveway) Details Above. Breaky: Oats, protein andGreen tea Snack almonds+ apple + water Pre work out beta pump Ice blue Workout: strength Legs, Chest & Back See picture for details. .was feeling satisfied. .. didn't hit my best but feeling good. .. Post workout Shake: chocolate 1:45pm Lunch Chilli Tuna, Salad And 1 cup Brown Rice + Water 3:45 felt Peckish Had 5x almonds delicately chewed with 600ml Water.. 7:30pm Dinner beef with spiralled zucchini tomato based homemade Sauce. + 1/2cup Blue berries +1 Tblspoon yogurt. (had Steak Last Night) Feeling sleepy going to have early night. 9:15pm Supps+ Shake: Nite Time Protein chocolate Mousse + Gentle Fibre 9:30pm Bed.is plan. 10:30 By time my mind settles. .

  • Danni Brennan
    15 Mar 2015
    5:33 AM

    Day 21 5:30am Gotta love that body clock. ..supps and I am scooting back to bed... Hollar for Rest Day. 4:30pm I decided that today would mostly be tech free. Woke: 9:30am I am blessed to be visited by my brother and his girlfriend. They came bearing hot cross bun gifts. Lily had them for breakfast They smelt good. ..It took a lot of will power to not eat them..I love hot cross buns out of the oven. .I instead made my omelette and rye toast with a cup of green minty tea. Nathan ate a toasted sandwich with the yolks I extracted from mine. Everyone else had cereal. .I really enjoyed my omelette. . We decided to head in to Maldon for a coffee visit James and the kids had a few things to do so they stayed home. Poppy Frank, my brother and his girlfriend went to a lovely place with a gorgeous garden area out back. .We talked of past times And it felt good. .They all had coffee I Had lemongrass and Ginger Tea. I took a great picture with an Essux older than Frank by a year. An amazing Apron Was bought, A couple of nice Hats and A Vintage Royal Book. I ate my Burn Bar(Berry Delight). .. We meandered back home for lunch. I cut my brother's hair and made my chilli Tuna garden Salad... I seriously felt like bingeing... I chose instead of the apple to have a black coffee and a sugar free Whitmans chocolate truffle for a treat. As I Had been gifted it...felt I should be kind enough to eat it. .. considering the amount of thought they put in.. ;) I watched my daughter building confidence in riding her pony today she was walking over logs It won't be long before they will learn to jump. I uploaded a snippet. I Also watched my son play his computer game and saw him reach the objective Set out. Before sending him to play outside. We mucked around outside with a few activities as a group. ..involving a certain amount of accuracy. ...It was really nice to catch up with them. ..they had other plans for dinner. . Tonight is Sunday family roast... I love family day. . I bid farewell to my brother and his girlfriend...then updated my blog. . Now we are preparing to leave. 9:00pm Dinner was nice. ....I Had broccoli, zucchini, Bokchoy, mushrooms, with steak +black coffee. 22:05pm Holy goodness something (mmm maybe the sugar free sweets, Lemongrass and Ginger Tea Or Chilli Tuna... Maybe All together) I ate have not agreed with me. ... let's just say that I'm in a tad amount of discomfort...oh Well sometimes we win some times we lose but we are a product of our efforts. ..I feel like Shrek! Did training diary... Something resonates a bit with this learning continually mentality. .. I'm curious to know about the relation of female Cycle/hormones with training... I saw an article online and I think this could be a good fit for me Too. I'll experiment with this maybe when comp finishes... I find that I am dominated by my hormones emotionally maybe it's also relevant to me physically training and my development. Mmmm.. food for thought. .. Training Diary;) Rest Day:- woke: 5:30 went back to bed as it's Rest Day... Up At 9:30 Supps: 5:30am Breaky 9:30am : omelette +rye , Mint green tea walk:-leisurely Town Walk Snack: lemongrass & ginger tea +Berry Delight Burn Bar Lunch: Tuna (chilli) + salad+ Water Snack: Whitmans chocolate truffle (sugar free) + minty green tea Dinner 6:30pm Steak zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms, Bok choy Shake:10pm Nite Time Protein chocolate Mousse+supps Stretch Session:trying to improve flexibility Bed 11:30pm night

  • Danni Brennan
    14 Mar 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 20 5:26am ;) Comp Day.. Shower and Get Ready. Have A Few Pre comp Nerves. I haven't shot for a while. Will be training after today's competition, I want to be on my game. Getting my mindset on. 2:22pm Around 10:30am 1st Event complete: 25 DB Continental. I wanted to hit them all! (realistic personal goal for today was to Hit 15 Out of 25 Targets. I Hit 16) Mmm feeling a bit embarrassed. .. Wooden spooned It...I didn't do well. ..However I seriously didn't expect too... No practice and competition can equal no results. .. I knew this going in. ..but competition can very much be like a bike. ..You have a break but you can get back on test your skills a bit and realise that it's not as scary as a you thought. Self critique: Need to work on focus...too distracted by the Observers..maybe relaxation techniques could be explored. Willing to work out these minor issues. ..I have been told it's not my technique but nerves. .. apparently I shake quite a bit. Snack: Apple and 10x almonds + water Helped in the canteen. ...Or at least tried. I am good at being told what to do. Received an Awesome text my Lily pie working out at Aunty Rara's. .. 2nd Event Around 12:40pm I Shot 25 DB Silent Rise it's currently In progress I think there are 9 squads today I'm in squad 5. This event was a better effort. I felt better about this event. 23/25 Result. I really don't compete against the others but more doit for me. For that split second it's my turn. .. nothing in the world exists but me and that target. .. Its really quite liberating to experience that. ..knowing also that If there should ever there be a zombie apocalypse I'd be all good! Or at least in with a chance. .. The reigning protagonist role appeals to me. I ate lunch Chicken +Vege +brown rice, tasty but still half frozen. Water Too! Overall: I'm still sore from Thursday. I forgot how loud it is. .. Mm A bit of a headache. Multitasking as per normal I made Weeks 3 Video blog. ..Sorry for the noise in background. I promise no one/thing gets hurt. .. except maybe my face when I don't hold it properly Lol. Better get back to it. . 5:15pm 25 DB points score, Last event was a good event for me even though I didn't place... It a pleasure to do. I dropped 3 and picked up 2 Off The Second barrel In total I Hit 22/25 Which was a personal improvement. similar to the double barrel Championship except Scored differently. So Compaing event 1 And Event 3 I improved by 6 shots over the course of the day. .. I'm not worried about the winning part more so I love the improvements. ... A Win Is always welcome however there were better shooters out there today and they deserved it. ..congratulations to all winners from today's 40th anniversary shoots. .. I would also like to thank all who made today what it was. Organisers, participants, office crew, Officials and Canteen Helpers are amazing group of individuals who tirelessly achieved today's successful shoot. I don't think people get the right amount of acknowledgement for the efforts poured in...they are now going to do presentation and Then pizza. .. But I'm getting out before temptations Set in. .. 6:58pm Shock horror I actually got a grab today, 5 packets of shells For A 2nd Place I Event 2... Yay.. pretty wrapped. . I didn't think I placed. I'm now in the middle of a rest period during my shoulders, triceps, biceps and abs workout. .. Pre Workout just before driving home jumped out of Car, warmed up on a mission now into It! better do the next Set etc.. Multitasking To Extreme, Making Dinner, Working Out And Blogging Lol...whoo Hooo this is fun.. Training Diary Woke: 5:30am Supps:glucosamine, Bcaa, magnesium, Mega B, P5p, calamari Oil Cap, Calcium Breaky: Tea With berry, yogurt and protein smoothy Chocolate. Snack: Almonds + apple Shoot:day Lunch: chicken, rice and Vege Snack: Burn Bar Berry Delight workout: shoulders, triceps, biceps and abs Dinner: vegetables + Chilli Tuna Recreation: Spa with an awesome Chick Snack: Shake little Treat In spa Had 3pc sugar free chocolate, almonds Blue berries. .. yummy Bed 12:30am Rest Day tomorrow!) I'm going to Sleep in. ..

  • Danni Brennan
    13 Mar 2015
    5:29 AM

    Day 19 5:28am Wow! What an amazing sleep. It's an egggcelent kind of morning,. Better get this day started! Supps time! 10:00am With prep done, school drop off done, I popped in briefly to playgroup I love seeing the children on Friday mornings. Unfortunatly I've had to cut my time short as today is an appointment day. . and need to focus on Frank. . Today we have a Ct Scan so soon we'll be heading into town. Its a nightmare to get a park so we leave quite a bit earlier to account for this. It means long waits but the best thing is I'm actually happy to spend the time... We play Yahtzee whilst waiting for the contrast to absorb, Or Talk, play games on the tablet against each other. He likes solitaire. Sometimes I get to catch up with a good book whilst he's having procedures. Once all is over we generally get a cuppa in the cafeteria or A cafe in town. 9:55pm Today went surprisingly quick. .. It was a consistent stream of activity. .. We did Ct, Then I ate my stir fry lunch in the car. Whilst watching the cranes creating the new hospital . Frank was peckish and felt like McDonald's I had a Decaf long black. I'm seriously proud I didn't cave in. ..so to reward myself I crossed the road and bought 5 Max's apricot and almond cookies from Dohertys gym. It looks great in there. We had time to fill before school pickup so we got a few essentials for Frank. Checked out the new layout. It was nice to spend time with Poppy today. I also washed his car..goodness the car doesn't know it's self. .what a transformation. .. Oh I also got a little mad. .. My son has a missing Jackass Patch on the back of his head. ... Mmmmm Grrr. 8yr olds, scissors and hair don't mix apparently. . Time was getting close to pick up. ..We arranged a play date for Monday Night. Then home to get some chores done. .. Cardio Time was actually with the children we did a 4km family bike ride. It took about 45min... I'm not as talented at getting my Daughter up the hill So had to push Her and My bike up the hill Lol...hill-arious. .. but A Good Workout... cheeky me had 1/4 of a max cookie with my shake after. ..I had to adjust a bit for the quantity of cals being over 80kg I should be adding 10% but don't on most occasions. .. I will wait to see if it causes any sugar cravings and proceed with caution. ... I loved the taste and think they will be my new special treat. For dinner this evening I had grilled Chicken and Vege... I skipped the yogurt & berries to compensate for the cookie. Now I'm going to feed the animals, birds and any other living thing, have my shake + Zinc & Multivtamin. Then zone out in bed. .. I'm must admit I am walking a little peculiar. DOMS in my legs are reminding me of my awesome session yesterday. .. Did I mention how totally jealous I am. ..of my amazing friend who has gone to the Arnold classic. .. She Blew My tiny mind today with Her 36 reps of 32kg Chest Presses.. Way To Go Lizzie Flintoff You Amazing Woman beast You! I so wish I could have gone finances are what held me back ..by not working as often and being made redundant in my position at the end of last year has really settled me back down...I would have loved to see some of the greats close Up.. Like my favourite Dana Lyn Bailey. .. Awesomeness. .... Oh Well I'll go to bed and dream instead. ..I was fortunate to be given Tix to Fitx Last year. .. So really I am blessed to have had that opportunity. ... So I will live vicariously through others till I can join in again. I'm meant to shoot tommorow... I'm even not so sure now. .. hobbies can be expensive. .. We'll see I may have to sweet talk my amazing man into a budget makeover. .. Lol... 40 year anniversary shoots don't come too often at your home club. ..right now all extra funds are going into me funding my competition proteins and I was thinking maybe some Pt for the last 4 weeks. ..just to push me that bit further. ..I really must be in Wish Land tonight. ... Oh well I have all the essentials money cannot buy. .. love, hope, family, PMA, shelter and support. ..anything else is the topping. . Training Diary Woke 5:30am Supps: Bcaa, magnesium, Mega B, Calcium, calamari Oil Cap, P5p, Breakfast: 7:45am 4eggwhite /1yolk omelette+ Green Tea Snack: Berry Burn Bar Lunch12:20: Strifry With Salmon +water 12:35 BlacK Decaf Long Black workout: 4km bike ride with children. 45min 70% intensity Post workout: 5:00pm Shake +1/4 apricot & almond Max cookie Dinner: Grilled Chicken and Vege + Decafe Long Black Snack: Nite Time Protein chocolate Mousse +water+ Gentle Fibre supps: Zinc +Multivtamin Bed: 1140pm

  • Danni Brennan
    12 Mar 2015
    7:30 AM

    Day 18 Continued Training Diary Woke: 5:30:am Blogged got up ready. ... 7:28am Weigh In, Supps And Breakfast Oats With Protein +Tea.. School routine. .Plan: Cardio workout after drop off ... around 10am.. roughly. . 10:10-11am Cardio: WU 5min elliptical level 1, 17min elliptical hill climb interval program Level 15, 7min Hill Climber Machine interval program Level 10. 5min Cooldown+ basic Stretch. Snack: Almonds + apple Pre Workout:blue Ice Beta Pump. 11:40am-1:15pm Legs, Chest & Back Workout- Felt like a killer session. ...DLB INSPIRED DROPSET ADDED. V= 69, 995kg See Above Pic For details. Post work: out choc Latte Shake with milk Lunch: Steak, Sweet potato, Vege Frozen Meal. + Water seriously thirsty. ... *feel like going home to Sleep I'm stuffed. ... recreation: sketched a snake.did grocery shopping. 16:15 Had some Almonds 10x again Dinner: Stir Fry..with salmon tonight as I had steak last night.Yummo. ..made enough for tomorrow's Lunch. 10:00pm Shake: Nite Time chocolate Mousse. .. 10:35 Bed time night all ;) mood: satisfied, and much better. ..I am not ruled by my situation. ..Yes it's there but life has always gone on.and will continue to do so. . the sun will come up and I will be invigorated By Its possibilities.

  • Danni Brennan
    12 Mar 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 18 5:26 am Today is going to be an Awesome Day! If it's not the plus side is it's going to make my appreciation that much better. Good morning challengers. I popped up the quote today because I can't stress enough how important it is to have a support system. .. if you don't have people who lift you when you are facing difficulties. ...You're shooting yourself in the foot. Life truely is to short. .. I am fortunate to have really amazing peeps in my life. . Week 3 (overview) WARNING MAY INCLUDE TOO MUCH OF ME! Has been a mentally grueling week so far. .. Lots of amazing things and quite a few set backs. .. Best thing Is though I haven't deviated from challenge plan...I've adapted or should I say tweaked a few things- Sleep pattern has been off, ( Lots on my mind & a few minor interruptions). Workout timing has seemed a bit changed around but it has worked. ..hubby's noticing the changes to my body, he's complimenting me. ..which feels nice. .really he is one of my best cheerleaders when I have a goal..The support of others is really amazing actually. .. This time round I have faced less cynical comments. .. it could be early days those however I surround myself with have seen last year's affect on me. ..and when I'm on a mission not much can stop me. ..Lol ... I since last competition have adopted a few new coping strategies one is. . "For every negative find two positive things about the situation..." I'm still working on this but find at least that way you will always be on the positive side of the scales when it comes to the balance of life. Positive mental attitude really can be helpful when facing uncertainty. I have moments of sheer despair and I am fortunate enough to identify them proactively. When these moments present it usually starts with doubt/ lack of confidence or that feeling of being overwhelmed. It is about keeping my triggers in check. .. Am I Well? am I sleeping enough? How am I hormonally? What is going on? (family, finances, socially) Am I eating Well? Is something bothering me? I can generally handle everyday life pretty good with about 4 Or 5 triggers present but It exponentially compounds after that point and vulnerability sets In... If you ever feel like your off your game and out of control I urge you to seek help.... I've been battling depression and anxiety for Over 20 Years now. It's easier with support. I'm extremely lucky to say I have been in extreme situations and felt far worse than I am currently... But I also recognise that the slope can be steep when feeling a decline. .. How I prepare for a decline: I work on the things I can control like diet, hydration, sleep, exercise, reducing workloads till I am capable of bearing the workload again. Those things I can't fix initially mentally compartmentalise until something changes where I can. I seek support with those I have built trust or professionals who are bound to protect you. If I am proactive I can reduce the severity. . My moments are fewer and further between than ever. .. But as in life we get the occasional plot twist that throws us out. I care too much this is my strength and my weakness. .I love those I hold close to my heart fiercely. ..like flames burning bright offering me warmth...I have already seen to many flames extinguished prematurely. ...I'm not ready to see one of my brightest constant flames burnout. ..the candle that has burned and seen generations lost and unwaveringly burned brightly in the largest hurricanes of my life. ..this is why I struggle right now. .knowing the once strong candle is a much more fragile now burning low still strong and bright In Flame knowing moments are fleeting... I can express my feelings here for I have to be strong in the reality of my day. .. for our family, for Poppy..when cancer is in your home you have options however I have to be the best I can be. ..for everyone...we have had It In our home for actually over18months now. ..How time can fly. .. We have been blessed so far... To have had this time. ..we currently are focusing on quality not quantity now.

  • Danni Brennan
    11 Mar 2015
    5:27 AM

    Day 17 5: 27am.. Goodmorning snooze button. ... I think today maybe a mental health day. ..I feel off. ... 6:30am Woke but not bouncing this morning I think I seriously could go a Coffee Coffee one with caffine... Today was a huge challenge To just get Up! I Have severe DOMS. .. feelings of melancholy creeping in as even the sun seems to have hidden from me. ... Oh wait its too early. ..I Cry........ for so much that is overwhelming, for every thing loved and lost, for the children of circumstance.... This morning may not be filled with cardio as anticipated But more a workout for the Soul... 7:17am Good morning sunshine! I have had my pity party this morning. .. I choose to get on with the living. ...I feel that my hormones must be trying to kill me. .. bonus is the moment it came at a brilliant time. .. If it was late at night I'm more vulnerable to cave in to comfort eating patterns. .. By actually waking like this means a good planned breaky... So Breaky it is this morning. ... Thats somethIng awesome to focus on. ... I will do Cardio Later Today;) sometimes we just have to adapt to survive. ...I have taken my supps...I think I might change a few around Multivtamin at night and zinc too...Just to see if it absorbs better. .little tweak here and there. .. It just may help me relax better at night too. 9:51am Just about to do cardio I'm off to work out at a local lake this morning. I will do a warm up lap, then add intervals I want to keep my heart rate around 70% so I am I'm burning more fat...I think after a stretch session would be beneficial for my stiff muscles. .Today's session will be a longer lower impact session....my aim is to feel the twinges upon completion.That satisfied feeling of work. .. 2:36pm So I went to Crusoe Reservoir instead of rotary lake it's much larger. ..I completed a lap as my cardio component of today. .. Its about 4km around and I didn't just walk. every 20mt is a seat I stopped at every one today and performed some exercises. I'll Include A key and pic. Upon completion. I Stretched. 10-11:15am stretched approx 15min.. ate a Burn Bar. Poppy Frank met with me feeling inspired and we leisurely walked the Dam Edge approx 1km in total. .We stopped a few times to catch his breath and watch the sailing miniature Yachts. I think that Frank did an awesome Job. We went to the shops caught up with an old friend and got some lunch. I had my prepared chicken meal with a cool long black coffee, whilst Frank enjoyed hot dog, donuts and coffee. .. It was a lovely moment. Today's shopping mission was to find chesty bonds singlets. Easily this was accomplished. Enjoying the hustle and bustle of shopping we did some premature Easter gifts too. .. I'm home now preparing for a busy afternoon. .. should be good. To be honest I am feeling much better than earlier today. 16:24pm I am blessed! I really have wonderful friends. ... ones who really know how to affect and impact my life. ...It's the knowing someone is struggling and not sitting by.... It's offering an ear. .kind sincere words...a hidden understanding of the torment. .. I am blessed to be sent these Angels.. To my angels Thankyou. ... I may not say it enough but truely You ROCK! ;) I drew a brief overview of my work out it may not be exact but you get the idea. 22:21pm Spent my evening with my amazing Inlaws. .. Mum made me the most amazing meal. .. broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms and Lean Mince it was fantastic. .. We picked up a new/old cage with love birds in it too. .. Mmm thinking of names for the breeding pair. .. Training diary Woke 5:30am Hit snooze, slept another hour to rise at 6:30am Supps: Zinc, magnesium, Calcium, P5p, Multivtamin, calamari Oil, MegaB Breakfast: 4egg 1yolk with tea Cardio workout: 4km Walk with intervals. ... +1km Leisure 15min flexibility Stretch 11:30 Burn Bar 12:30 Lunch Grilled Chicken Brown Rice Green Veg Black coffee 3:15 Shake Choc Latte +Gentle Fibre Dinner 6:30 Pm broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms and mince (lean)was feeling satisfied so skipped the yogurt & berries 8:30pm Moved A Heavy Bird Cage 10:20 Shake Nite Time Protein chocolate Mousse Supps: Zinc +Multivtamin (recovery sleep), (ferro grad c, methionine (mood): these Two are generally during t.o.m) Bed : 11:30ish

  • Danni Brennan
    11 Mar 2015
    12:08 AM

    12:06 Two Nights in a row. ...... Mmm Will be setting the Alarm For 6:30 instead of 5:30.......I need to recover my muscles. .....sweet dreams princess. .

  • Danni Brennan
    10 Mar 2015
    5:33 AM

    Day16 5:33am I'm still quite tired this morning. Plan for me is to set another alarm. Recovering the missing hour As rest is vital for muscle development. I am listening to my body. Harps I'm listening. ...lol recalling your imparted wisdom from challenge Tv this Sunday past. TweakIng/adjusting to the minor plot twists we come up against. 7:20am Morning routine is in swing, Supps done. Yogurt, protein and berries Yummo. Children must be a bit tired this morning they look a bit like zombies. .. but they will pick up. . Off to the gym after school drop off. 9:10am School day has begun and I am to the gym. Before I drive there I will take pre workout now. Prior to challenge I would usually walk at this time with a group unfortunately this has changed now because not because of the challenge, It has changed rosters and kindergarten commitments. Thankyou challenge for giving me purpose. I'm working out now for the reason I have my Zumba Fitness class tonight and want to allow enough recovery to be at my best. 9:29am Blue tongue Beta Pump Lizard... Lol. 11:53am Proud as punch. Smashed shoulders, triceps, biceps and abs today...I did a Pb on skull crushers (note I was being spotted by the gym boss) so I dug mega huge. .. mmmm may not feel my arms for the next week Lol . Eating Lunch now swapped my burn Bar to the arvo so I could have my shake straight after work out. 8:43pm I took a break this arvo from blogging, I received some aweful news today. . I had an appointment. Rested then sorted out A few things. .. I'm Devestated. ...... We really didn't need another hit. .. I'm feeling a bit morbid. .. I had to perk up. .Ate a Burn Bar cookies and cream flavour. ..It's amazing how aweful news turns you off food. ... I went to class Thankyou Zumba Fitness peeps for cheering me up. ..60min of dance fitness fun ...Class rocked with over 30 peeps to share their time with me. I wish my polar belt for Hr monitor wasn't broken I'd be able to post my stats. ... I swear it would of said Like1200 Cals burned because I gave my All... shaking every tear, bead of sweat and anything else I was blessed to be given. ..I Feel A bit better but my mood lingers slightly. . Oppressive thoughts of what may lay ahead. ...I feel blessed to have such a healthy welcomed distraction like challenge. .. A form of control In this world of chaotic chance. ... I'm never going to be ready to give up. ..I will do my best NO MATTER WHAT GETS THROWN OUR WAY....LIKE THE WARRIOR I AM!.... I'm scared palliative is around the corner. ..for my dear Poppy. ...but I will cling onto hope that it is not our fate. ...words will never be able to express what I feel for this man and what he has done for Me..... people think that age is a reasonable reason to let go. ... Would you let go of the bolder tying you to the earth in a tornado. ... No smart person would. .. We are not given a set amount of moments I am greedy for wanting more. ...I'm selfish. ..I'm just so grateful for what he has done for me. .. He Is Sooo well for the conditions he suffers. .He's not in Pain and has all His humour Wit And warmth. ..I'm never going to be ready.... Photos: I posted the last as it helps put everything in to perspective..... It could be tons worse. .. Training diary Mood: Tired Woke 5:30 went back to bed trying to sleep but couldn't. Supps: Same As usual Breaky: 7:20 smoothy- berries, Greek yogurt & Choc Latte Powder With water 9:30 Beta Pump Ice Blue Pre Workout Workout 10-11:30am - Shoulders, Triceps, Biceps & Abs See Above Pic For Breakdown. PB Skull crushers Post nutrition: Shake Choc Latte Mood: Pumped up happy satisfied Lunch Noon: Heated Frozen Meal Sweet potato, Steak And Green Vege + Tea Snack: 3:30pm Burn Bar cookies and cream 4: 00pm 2 Pc Sugar free Dark Choc with almonds ( better than comfort Binging) Snooze: 4:15-5:15 with binaural Sleep program For positivity. 5:00pm 10xAlmonds + Tea 7:00pm Zumba Fitness class 30+ Peeps Dinner: Grilled Chicken, Brown Rice & quinoa, Green Veg + Decaf coffee Pre Bed Decaf coffee + protein smoothy + Gentle Fibre Mood: Sore, Tired, melancholic but Okay... I've been worse. .... Bed: 11pm.

  • Danni Brennan
    10 Mar 2015
    12:05 AM

    12:05am A mother's work is 24hrs. .. My youngest isn't feeling crash hot..I think she is having nightmares. .. I woke up to her crying in her sleep. ..Now I can't sleep. Could be from the chocolate she ate before brushing her teeth. .. I love my children. .

  • Danni Brennan
    9 Mar 2015
    5:30 AM

    Day 15 5:23 am Up Up Up, Out of bed sprints this morning. Cardio Plan:30 Min Hiit Interval Sprints- Warm Up5 Min-Zumba Style Walk Progressing to Jog 3 min. Work: 8-10 Reps of driveway sprints walk recovery back. roughly 1:3 rate Cool Down Stretch Cool Down Zumba style because I love it! 30 Min Total workout. But First: Supps+ Water Maybe A Coffee I'm a bit sleep deprived after my foot issue last night. It seems okay this morning I do feel muscle soreness, Not sure if its relative to the bite or my awesome perpetual state of soreness. This Weeks Goal: To Include more detailed information on my blogs. Mmm feeling energised after working out. . Shower and tempted to jump back in to bed with hubby. Bit upset I didn't looseweight over the weekend. ..I gained like a kg. ..but it could be fluid but wait .....Eeep maybe it's lean muscle mass.... ..All I know is that I'm doing my best. .. I am fitting better into my clothes already too. I might measure myself again. To make sure I'm on the right track cm wise. .. Really Its not about the Scales to be honest it's Ok... But not a true reflection of whole changes. .. I remember last time having a few worrying moments. .. It all came together. Still it's a shock. . Now to enjoy cuddles with Hubby, recover and wait for the sun to come it's Labour Day public holiday. 11:22am Found out why my weights a bit off. ..T.O.M is here. Having a nice public holiday with my family. Going for a drive. ..I may alter my usual Monday training routine to accommodate the days events. ...I will train but maybe after dinner tonight head to gym. Hubby has surprise plans. But I'm prepared. .I have my gym gear and food with me. ..today I am more vulnerable to cravings due to the hormones. 19:15pm Just finished Legs, Chest And Back Workout. I'm pooped. .time for shake and my evening meal. 21:28 Feeling satisfied. ... today was a good day. .. Going to do training diary and head to bed 23:00 Now I'm in bed aturning of the technology. .. Night all Xx Training Diary Woke 5:20am Supps same as yesterday water usual 600ml Cardio 5:45-6:20 As Above Hiit Sprints including warm up and stretch. Breaky: Rolled Oats + protein And dandelion tea (note to self don't add boiling water it makes the protein funny) Snack: Apple And 10 Almonds Lunch: Chilli Tuna +super salad (rocket, Kale, pine nuts, Almond slivers, flaxseed, lemon juice + Spirilina Dressing) & Water Extra activities: football with children, playing on playground. Pre Workout: Beta Pump 1 Scoop With Water Strength Workout: 5:50 - 7:15pm Legs, Chest and Back (see Above Pic for Sets, Reps & weights) Post nutrition: Burn Shake... Mood: Feeling emotional. Dinner: Lean Mince, celery, tomato, carrot, cucumber. Side Of berries with 1Tblspoon Greek Yogurt. Snack: Nite Time Protein chocolate Mousse shake. Bed 10pm however sleep and technology will be turned off at 11pm Notes: Upset belly

  • Danni Brennan
    8 Mar 2015
    5:33 AM

    Day 14 5:30 am I'm awake and it's Sunday morning! Wait not afternoon. ...but really morning and early too. .Goodness me it's amazing the difference a week can make. .. As it is rest day I am in favour of heading back to sleep this would be ok but I think I'm now too awake. Nice to see habit forming though. I think I might get a quick cuppa green tea and settle back to bed with a nice book. My sister in law handed me one she has read already. ...It's going to be cheeky I think. As the whole house is not ready to wake up I think it is a nice compromise read with out disruption to the house. ...If my children were up Now surely there would be head spinning after such a late night of fun. . .. ok plan in place, first vitamins and human moment. .. I really Just want to walk. .. I can hear the neighbours rooster it's actually really cool to hear the echos in the darkness. 12:42pm What a busy morning, I have managed to set up about 13 Litres of pasta sauce distributed over the slow cooker and sauce pot. I chopped, salvaged some of the tomatoes that were on the cusp of to far, Diced heaps of fresh vegetables to support our family for our pasta needs for the next six months. James grand parents came to visit too. Now we are preparing lunch whilst The sauce Is cooking. .. smells like an Italian dream floating through our house. Breakfast was 4 eggwhite/1 yolk because I was cooking sauce I added some to my plate in place of the rye toast. 2:25pm Sunday fun day lunch. Tuna salad looking pretty enticing Nathan was pretty thrilled with it. ..He's my tuna warrior. ..The others may need more encouragement. Well better get back to the fun. I have a Yahtzee date with Poppy. and possibly somepuzzles to do while he watches the cricket. My might be popping over for a visit too. 19:55pm We did family roast this evening, Yummo and fabulous. Mum made me my meal I'm so thrilled she is on board. .. I just hide though when mum's truely awesome desserts come out. ..tonight I'm abstaining from homemade pineapple cheese cake. ...but when I get home I have berries and yogurt to enjoy. 21:04pm Just tuned into Challenge Tv... Training diary. ... cool.. what supps, every thing my mind is a little bit boggled . .. I hope I'm on the right path. I'm pretty happy with what I've been doing but may tweak a few things. 23:48pm Omg, I'm icing my toe I've been biten either by a spider or ant either way I am burning. ....ouch..... Just took some panadol too. .... Training Diary:- Rest Day, Woke: 5:30am slept Ok Mood: feeling a bit sore but in a great way. Supps: 1 Multivtamin, 2 Bcaa Caps, 1 Metazinc, 1 Thorne P5p B6, Calcium, calamari Oil Cap, magnesium, Mega B, L methionine, 1 Ferro Grad C. With 600ml Water.(pyroluria- diagnosed condition reason for so many different supps) Breakfast 7:30am 4egg omelette 1 Yolk 30gr zucchini, 20gr onion, 50gm Cooked Tomato + dandelion tea Snack 9:40am Burn Bar Berry Delight Lunch: 1pm Tuna Salad With Apple And Tea + water Arvo Snack:3:30 Pm Almonds 10x Dinner6:30pm Bok Choy, zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms, Steak, Cup Of Tea Snack 9:24pm Max's Nite Time Protein chocolate Mousse, 1/2 Cup yogurt and berries Blended. Yummo I Also Add Safeway Macro Gentle Fibre Mood Evening Tired..... 10:10pm Bed.... Night Night

  • Danni Brennan
    7 Mar 2015
    5:29 AM

    Day 13 5:29am Woken up a bit stiff but I'm really learning to love it. I don't have to be up right now but feel consistency will make me more likely to succeed. Goodmorning. .. Bring on a coffee and some reading. Being a Game of Thrones fan I couldn't help laughing when I saw this. ...It really is applicable to today. ..after Thursday's smash session. 7:11am Well light has come into my world and has a gorgeous hue of pink. ..I possibly broke my toe stubbing it so hard as I raced to grab my phone to capture it this morning. Lol. Well I hope you all have a fantastic day. 1:39pm Today at work wasn't that crazy. ...I had a great time actually. What a nice surprise! I ate my almonds In between clients and lunch after I did a fellow competitors hair colour today. .... It was so lovely to chat to like minded individuals. .. I wish the mother daughter crew the best of luck and hope that they enjoy the trip they are embarking on. I love my job. I just want to help people smash their goals and keep people on track. Better get home and ready for Gym.... looking forward to shoulders, triceps, biceps and abs today. 5:05pm Pretty bummed today's workout felt hard....I was all keyed up for my workout today, I took preworkout beta pump, I waited for the time. I got in and done the work. .. but today I felt lethargic. ...I had bit of an upset tummy this morning maybe that's why I am off today. I felt pumped but also really drained too like I was working really hard on smaller than usual effort. I also felt my motivation a little bit waned. ... I think I might be tired still. .. I dreamt vividly last night plus working out after work I just may have pushed myself a little too hard. ... I should get gains though for the reason I did it, not used my negativity against me but rather fueled it. I chastised myself into lifting what I felt was unattainable when starting and it made it that much sweeter. .. I think this is a mind game about perception and reality. .. Our brains give in before our body does. .. I feel empowered that I persisted. .. Now to freshen up to head out for more torture (I'm heading to a party this evening in a Chinese restaurant) I have a plan 1 Bowl Of Asian Greens No Sauce... Cup Of Steamed Rice and a sneaky Tin of tuna before we go. The bonus is karaoke. .... The torture for me is watching my Hubby and kids eating banquet. .. I think though I'll be much happier and guilt free when I stay true to my Goals. .. Mantra of the evening: "I CAN DO THIS, I CAN ENJOY AN OUTING WITH OUT ALCOHOL OR FOOD NON CONDUCIVE TO MY GOALS.......I CAN STILL BE AWESOME AND FUN! " Nothing I'll taste will be better than success. .....maybe I may let myself have the whole maxine's cookie for being true to my goals and staying strong. #naughtynotnaughty 11:22pm Woohoo what a fantastic night. .....Goals intact and it feels fantastic. ..We had a blast. Thanks to my friends and family, karaoke was fun. I survived temptations. ..

  • Danni Brennan
    6 Mar 2015
    5:29 AM

    Day 12 5:28 am I'm Awake! A good night sleep. No disruption tonight either that or I slept like the dead. My left knee (old existing degenerative patella Tendonitis injury ) is feeling a little glitch today so I think a walk is going to be awesome morning cardio, it may not be high intensity however I need to listen to my body. I have punished this body in the past with my sedentary lifestyle and silly shenanigans. If I listed them all, you'd probably be bored to tears. I just do what I can, but that doesn't mean I don't go hard, I just know my physical boundaries. I am filling in a Zumba Fitness Class this evening....so a walk will do me good. I think a 90min should be good. 7:32am Feeling energised now. It was cool this morning but once I hit a good pace I felt warm all over. .. I love the little tingles I get when I stop. Thinking of the benefits of the choices made, I thought I'd like to share those hence the pictures above courtesy of the ever amazing Internet. If things are holding you back, adapt as long as you are challenging yourself. It may take a little longer in the journey however you are still moving forward to your goals. 4:40pm Today has passed like a blur, school drop off with a twist. I took in to my son's class our chickens for a special show and tell. Then off to playgroup to show the little birds. We played play dough and toys today. I quite enjoyed it. From there back home to return the 2 week old chicks. Off to a meeting with a friend, to gym, Met Poppy Frank, took him for a blood test, then out for a cuppa, to get some resource books, pick up brake parts, picked up another text book, school pickup, find rouge children, Look for missing school jacket to no avail. Deal with overtired children. Now Heading home to afternoon routine then plan for a sleep over with Aunty Rara...feeding animals, dropping off children and off to work. .. Yep no rest lol. 5:42pm Plans changed: Nathan's sleeping over, Lily is coming home, James is having dinner at Aunty Rara's, my nice evening maybe at the movies ruined by a set of brake pads (now a reason for an early night).. I'm just waiting now for work filling in for Zumba Fitness tonight ...On another note, I must admit I'm hesitant about work tomorrow knowing that it's busy. .....I hate being behind and when it's busy it means tooo busy to function. I love my job I just take pride in my work and rushing ruins the experience. Oh well the joys of hairdressing. .. I plan to head straight to Gym after work tomorrow afternoon. My energy level right now feels off I hope it picks up for class. .. What am I thinking as soon as the music comes on I'm naturally motivated to move. Bring on the endorphins! Yay it's Zumba Time! 8:23pm Awesomeness, that class rocked! Fantastic numbers 30+ for a fill in I found it great. I will pay though for the energy. ..I'm thoroughly exhausted time to refuel and get precious shut eye. Night Peeps...time to turn off the technology and wind down. .. Work tomorrow is going to be huge. Xxx♥♥♥

  • Danni Brennan
    5 Mar 2015
    4:27 AM

    Day 11 4:24am The wind is fierce and it's keeping me from precious slumber. .. Oh well I get up brush my teeth, get a drink And meander back to bed. .. 8:16am Broken sleep but surprisingly I feel okay. DOMS are not ruling me, I must be ready for my next work out. I plan to hit the gym later this morning, I have started a new book.. If I can't sleep I might as well read. The morning school routine has finished early this morning hence why I'm blogging inbetween wake up and school drop off. This time of day is usually quite chaotic due to my cherubs however they too are on the ball this morning. Checked in on Poppy a few times through the night, he doesn't even have a head ache....he thinks I'm being a worry wart... oh well better get to school... Hope everyone is haveing a brilliant day. I took a few pictures this morning.. I'm wearing the set I hope to be wearing at end of challenge nice and loosely. 11:54am Exploring market place today I found a new supply shop so I stocked up a few things. Heading To Gym beta pump blue ice (what a zing) on board. I already have my bars, cookies and most of my protein powders stocked up so I Invested in Beta Pump, Nite Protein and pancake mix for those brief moments of weakness..I'd rather be proactive not reactive. Great Service; ). 2:18pm Beast Mode activated, the difference between no pre work out and beta pump on is huge. .. I just put in a major legs, back, chest session. ..I think Saturday May be a huge challenge to walk Lol. Oh well I am starting to love again that worked out feeling. better get my skates on school pickup is soon. Miss has a play date planned. 8:36pm Dinner for the family tonight includes steaks, salad and home made fried rice. I'm Soooo tired I will have my cookie and head to bed. Recorded a little video tonight, I look a bit funny being quite sleepy. .

  • Danni Brennan
    4 Mar 2015
    5:39 AM

    Day 10 5:30am Dreaming ......waking I feel not as chipper this morning As DOMS has me. It feels good though knowing that I pushed my body. Although my body is protesting I will get up. This morning I plan to 1/2 Hour of cycling with intervals. ..but first I think a shower might Warm me a little and provide me a little muscular relief. ....I might even do an extended warm up....Oooooooh but first dragging myself out of bed. Wish me luck. 8:00pm Well today was huge. For a day that was meant for catching up on stuff I didn't get that chance. I have to be totally honest, this morning it took a lot of effort to rise. My muscle soreness and energy level was interfering with my motivation, however I rose with deliberate steps made my way to the stationery bike that lives on my front verandah. It was quite cool this morning where we live, the still charm of dawn felt invigorating. After a few moments considering jumping back into bed I was warmed up, pressed play on my Ipod and set my cadence according to the tempo (latin music mostly this morning)- why not map a few songs too lol multitasking at its finest. Surprisingly enough time flew. I did a quick stretch and jumped into the shower. I must have lingered a little longer than I anticipated and found our routine had fallen by the way side, so thinking on my feet opted for a protein smoothy rather than the 4 eggwhite omelette I was so looking forward to. This day had not started the way I planned. More chaos was to follow. After dropping my cherubs to school with minutes to spare, I made my way to town to get a few things. I bumped into a dear Lady (who's husband's funeral was on Friday), without organising had an impromptu chat. The Lady is such a pillar of strength, it was lovely hearing of her speak so lovingly of her late husband. I offered my condolences and she was off to get back to the farm. We can learn so much from the earlier generations. I had not walked any further than 10 meters and I found another person I hold dear. My photographer friend who is also challenging with me again this year. Upon loitering the street decided to get some lunch. .. I hate to say it but for the second time today I deviated from the meal plan, keeping in mind what was on the Pdf I had a chicken sandwiche with tomato pesto and spinach on rye. (avocado instead of margarine) with a black coffee. So not the worst choices. I'm proud I didn't cave in to nacho or burger temptations. We are human and life sometimes throws in a plot twist it's about adaptation to continue on the right path. It was so nice to have good company for lunch. Even ducking into the local Op shop to find treasure. Time came to an end too quick, I got Poppy's papers and head home. What I find is. ....bom Bom Bommmmmmmm. Is a sheepish 88 year old who tested his physical limits. ..unfortunately the sewing machine table won.....When changing height levels off his back verandah it decided to attack him/ fall into his forehead. ..I was not home to witness this. ... blimey he's got a decent egg on his head. .. with a nice gouge. I think I lost nearly 3 years when I saw him. Apparently it had only just happened. .. but he's smart the bleeding had stopped due to him applying pressure. I've been monitoring him all afternoon for concussion signs. He can be very strong willed. ..I wanted to take him to get checked out He refused. ... instead we compromised and I called nurse on call. I thank goodness he is Ok. We played Yahtzee, I finished my book it was great to spend time with him. .. 9:45pm Due to the disfunction of the day I had my prepared defrosted lunch meal for dinner. My children went to their grandparents this evening, so it worked out convenient as I didn't have to do a huge family cook up. Poppy had bacon, eggs a fried tomatoes it smelt so great. .. Oh well better get to bed. .. On A positive note our chooks have started laying again after moulting. I also fed all the animals except ferret. ... Night all Xxx

  • Danni Brennan
    3 Mar 2015
    5:33 AM

    Day 9 5:30am Good tidings to you today. I don't have to get up but I want to smash my own personal goal this week. What better way than to build better habit. I can't leave to go to the gym at this time but I can put on washing, quietly as not to wake up my cherubs. I think I might go for a walk till hubby leaves for work. ..I like doing stuff outside as it doesn't interfere with children's routine. Unfortunatly gardening at this time may be quite a challenge without light. 9:05am School drop off done, I have a big day today. Best thing so far is yummy berries and yogurt again this time with protein though...The sun evaded me this morning hidden away by a bank of clouds. No matter I feel bright and bubbly. I'm off to do shoulders, triceps, biceps and abs. I have a visitor this afternoon so it's better to get it done before. Also I then have a better break between my Zumba Fitness class tonight. I've misplaced my Ipod! here Ipod, , Ipod, Ipod..... mmmm better find that before tonight. 9:17 am Ipod found. .....what a relief. Gym Time! 5:34 pm Busy Busy Busy I have been. Got home from the gym and cleaned up, vacuumed, changed, did dishes, did a friends hair (colour and cut), school pickup, afterschool routine, quick fuel up and soon will be heading to work but I love it. Garden salad and chicken for tea tonight. I'm looking forward to my cookie after Zumba Fitness tonight. 8:45pm Feeling like a cookie monster Nom Nom Nom........ tastes Sooooooo Good. I totally smashed tonight's class.

  • Danni Brennan
    2 Mar 2015
    5:44 AM

    Day 8 5:40am Cardio Time :) Fantabbywhoy way to start a new week. Good morning All. Sprints this morning. I'm still a little stiff hamstring wise I just keep reminding myself I love DOMS It means for me gains. 6:06am Just weighed in...eeeep it may seem like not much has changed in the last few days, but I feel different. Tasks are getting easier, my clothes feel better on already and I'm seeing a little bit more definition than the week prior. Ok Now No more procrastinating. ..sprints await. 10:21am Off to gym 6:34pm Well today flew by quite quickly. .. Gym was great... Just a little too great I've managed to get me some blisters. .. seriously didn't think I was gripping that hard. ..oh well lesson learnt I Was wearing fingerless Gloves hence why it's the middle and top of my fingers that copped it. .. I had my lunch having prepped meals works out great I just grap one on my way out and my snack almonds and apple today and Woo Hoo already. I went a bit heavier today in our set out Legs, Chest And Back Workout today. But still stuck to the program it works really well I don't feel the need to alter it too much to make it fit me. I did however add a few extra min to my warm up for the strength session to help loosen the hamstrings. It worked a treat. I'm now finding I have more energy now. Omg I even did some gardening this afternoon. ..am I sick or just becoming more awesome. ..I hate pulling weeds oddly enough I found it very therapeutic. Another highlight was taking our baby chicks to my daughter's prep/1 classroom for show and tell. Yup cuteness overload. Time for another installation of Cooking the family Meal with Crazy Dan. Have a fantastic night. My Weeks Personal goaIs is to do my cardio components before Breakfast and school routine. I nailed it this morning. 9:50 Making kale chips to be prepared for any nasty cravings ;) Taste test don't mind if I do. Earlier I did haircuts too. Dinner tonight Monday is Veggetti night. I had steak and salad, I love the yogurt & berries. I find that the berries cause me to crave. It's more like a battle of will. Tonight rather than fighting it I made the kale chips to help me what I found was by the time I cooked them my craving had past.... Of course I taste tested but now I have an in case of emergency food ready to go. I popped a post on forum tonight about blisters I can't wait to see if anybody has great advice for me.

  • Danni Brennan
    1 Mar 2015
    9:50 AM

    Day 7 10:00am Family Sunday. . A Messy bed morning filled with cuddles, rest and recuperation. Where Xbox Is played upon the crack of dawn and the noise filters like a sweet dreaming haze. A morning filled with music videos streaming at my daughter's touch. It is a rest day but that is so far from the truth in our house. It's workout may not be structured but our activities include pet care responsibility, impromptu wrestling matches including stacks on, trampolining and depending on the mood so much more. The evening is filled with ritualistic family bonding as enjoy a good meal (mine altered) together. Cousins playing cheekily, as we divulge our weekly comings and going's After waking our adventure begins with a family fueling, for a long time Sunday morning has been a quick trip into KangarooFlat for a breakfast treat at a local sandwich shop. ..with 12inches of awesome the family enjoys. I ate prior today, we then spend time playing at the park. 8:00pm Tea was yummy but huge Mum thinks I'm not eating enough lol. .. We had visitors this afternoon so Barbie Pegasus was a great activity to watch, played with the guinea pigs and chickens. It was lovely to have company. .. The only challenging thing today was temptation. ... Hot cross buns with butter melted straight out of the oven. .... Yep this chicks Tough! Conscience free. ...

  • Danni Brennan
    28 Feb 2015
    6:50 AM

    Day 6 6:34 am Super Saturday is about to begin :) I usually work as a hairdresser on Saturday mornings. Today is rare. I'm not needed this morning to help out. So I'm up up enjoying this rainy morning, Cooking my eggs. ..already done today's workout last night and now I'm not sure what to do. .. I think today I will do a stretch session for flexibility to compliment the program given. .. possibly play on the the pole I decided to buy and teach myself to do. ...mmmm goal section maybe. .. To create enough strength to easily carry my own weight effortlessly being able to look good...at the moment I am No where near this. ..man some people I've seen have mad skills. 9:55am I had a few sad moments. Just realised that so far today I've been eating Sundays food. ... feeling silly now ;) 5:43pm My afternoon was filled with simple pleasures. Garage sales, playing with my princess Jelly Bean and Bevan a variation of the game operation with car parts instead, sharing the day with my wonderful Inlaws. I bought a new oil colour set, the games and a gorgeous character filled bird cage. Upon returning home we spent a little time with the animals. To help heal my heart. 9:13pm Cranky/sad/sniff I broke my blender ; ( I have a date with it 2-3 times a day. I will miss it. On another note it's nice to feel the after affect of Thursday's session I'm feeling it in my hamstrings especially when I stretched today. Certainly tighter than the week previous. I'm a lot looser after.

  • Danni Brennan
    27 Feb 2015
    11:55 AM

    Day 5 11:50 am Busy day today so far, morning routine, school drop off and then one of my favourite things of the week. I volunteer at our local playgroup. A few hours a week to bring joy to children. Today we did some painting. Hence the picture I uploaded. I get just as much out of it as the children. I had some very special moments today with the kids. Reading books, painting, playing with play dough enough said we have a lot of fun. It helps when you have an amazing leader running it, I'm thrilled to help her out. My children went to this playgroup too it was nice to have a place to go locally, meet other care givers, support. Off to gym now. The hill climber awaits :) I have a funeral later today so I may be quiet. 4:38 pm Well today didn't go to plan at all. ..I came home for lunch and my little Lego was looking extremely ill :( living rurally I didn't think it appropriate to take the chick with me to the funeral, so I had a private moment in honour of the life past. I even took Lego to pick up the kids. After finding Lego in almost a coma state, not eating, drinking or even standing on tiny feet, I genuinely thought I may have to say goodbye. .... After lots of cuddles and a toilet stop the now cheeping bird is making an egggcelent recovery. Thank goodness. Time to get things done. .. Will update later. ..on a cute note I have a surprise for my children. I felt Lego was too lonely by itself so I am introducing two more babychickens to our family Sugar and Spice. Oh my kids are going to Flip! ;) I will keep separately until Lego is 100% 5:46pm Feeling shattered my little Lego slipped into the next world. ...... 9:01pm I felt like eating my emotions earlier so instead I chucked in another session to distract me from the endless ads showing me crap that is a conflict to my Goals. ....shoulders, triceps, biceps and abs

  • Danni Brennan
    26 Feb 2015
    6:51 AM

    Day 4 6:47am Nothing like beating the morning sky and getting in my interval sprint session before the sun. Now for breakfast and morning before school routine. Have A Fantastic Day♥ It was aweful dragging myself out of bed. ... Omg I felt that a truck hit me. ..blah but once started the fire in my chest was awesome proof of my existence. Much better now that's over. 20min Interval-5min Warm Up (Zumba Of Course) Work: Jog up driveway walk back 2 times, Sprint Up driveway walk back to start 10 Times Cooldown Jog /walk. 2x up driveway and then stretch. Mmmm I'm hungry. 12:43pm Just did a killer session at the gym Legs, Chest and Back. Feeling really good about it but ask me In a few days my answer may be different. Did my first video blog I hope I'm not to corny. Home now to work.

  • Danni Brennan
    25 Feb 2015
    7:59 AM

    Day 3 7:56am. Goodmorning World! Egggcited this morning about my omelette with toast. 3:40pm Blaaaaaaahhhhhhh........ Feeling drained and have a headache....... my body is saying' All I want is sugar" My head says " No Way! You Are A Beast! you'll thank me later" 4:56pm After feeling down and almost cold like I decided to go for a Walk, Clear the head. ... 4km when I got back I went for a lap on the bike. Had protein shake now to rest before tea.

  • Danni Brennan
    24 Feb 2015
    8:06 AM

    Day 2 8:04am Awesomeness, my first day was a complete success! I slept well. We did our usual school routine this morning, I loved the protein powder maxine's Choc Latte with Greek yogurt & berries. I'm really loving being back in control. Feeling purpose, motivation today is really up there. Better keep at it. 2:49pm Today has flown by. I did school drop off and hit the gym. Shoulders, Triceps, Biceps & Abs. I followed the instructions. I love it. I like pushing myself. Feeling like I want to puke, muscles burning. Last round opened me up to a new found passion. How did I loose my way so quick? It's not a clear answer but the short version is however after Gala Night I became overwhelmed... and focused on what I thought needed to come first. .My family. ... With time not always being on our side wanted to make sure our time was quality. I now understand the importance of balance and hope to learn from my past months. Our family journey is not all doom and gloom but things going on can take a toll. I wouldn't change a thing as it's all part of the journey. Since last challenge we've had an amazing holiday, kindergarten graduation, redundancy, a new tumour, stress tests, biopsies, Ct scans, oncologists, cardiologist, urologist appointments, waiting. Christmas parties, Christmas, new year, followup appointments, Australia Day, 2 toothfairy visits, waiting, start of school prep and grade 2. adjustment to school routine, more Dr's appointments, Working, Neon Run, lots of family times- Kayaking, Jumpz visits. Life Is hectic but we continue on. I now have more time to dedicate to my fitness. Challenge for me has come at a great time. It's nice to separate myself and do this for me. 4:49pm OMG..... I've turned into a ravenous fiend. .... I'm not sure how but I feel like I'm having sugar cravings. ..... Sooooooo hungry I had 10 Almonds ...mmmmmm Moody, grumpy Killer psycho mode,praying it will pass.. Distracted my self with skinfold testing and measurements.. % confused the scale says Im bodyfat 38.8% but skinfold online tester says 19.29%.... . ...I spose my leftover skin could be this. 5:09pm Crisis averted! The almonds kicked in I had 600ml Water... Feeling Ok Now... I Hope everyone else is Doing Ok! Was a bit worried for a minute. .. I have a Zumba Fitness Class to run at 7pm... All Good. 8:25pm Snuck in my cookie before Zumba....nom nom.. I'm a dessert first kind of gal ;) Cookieeeeeeeeeeeee. Zumba Rocked! Must admit that I felt a little sluggish to start but soon got into the swing of it. 983 Cal Burned Yay Go Me!

  • Danni Brennan
    23 Feb 2015
    7:35 AM

    Day 1 7:30 am YAY! After lots of anticipation and waiting we are on our way. This round is going to be awesome. Goal: I'd like to loose 10kg and Look tough as! I would like to get To 14% body fat but I'm a little nervous it may be over ambitious. But 12% is my Long Term Goal. Off to the gym after school drop off. Now to get these munchkins ready. Some Of the pictures show some of the prep I've been up to leading up to compete. ..based on 100g Lean Chicken, 1/2 brown rice, 1/2 Cup Green vegetables. 48 instant meals for the moments I am weak. 11:30am Updating whilst Nom Nom nomming my almonds and apple. 2 workouts done and dusted. First I did A 20min hill climbing interval session with 3min warm up and 3min cool down. My second was a circuit incorporating the leg elements of today's strength workout. Bb Squats 4 Sets Dance in between, Leg extensions 4 Sets, Calf Raisers... I moved position (quieter in gym this morning) and did a super set of Incline Press Machine, Lat Pull Down machine, Seated machine Chest Press and Seated Row Machine Dance between. 4sets Progressing Band Strength Each Set. It Was Fun. Had a scoop Of protein and milk as I needed to work out this morning 7pm Well my lunch ended up being a little modified instead of rice I had 2 Eggs and in place of tuna I had Hoki. The salad was dressing less. It was a dear friends birthday. I felt confident though asking the kitchen to modify the meal to suit my needs. After lunch we headed back to gym I did a chest and back focus to continue on from earlier that day. 1/2 Hr whilst my friend did her work out. It Was Nice. The rest of my day was filled in with after school routine, dinner prep. I made the entire family Vegetti (zucchini into shape of noodles)with home made sauce. I had correct portions lean meat bulk of cooked vegetables were the zucchini. It was a great success. 10:00 Bedtime but just had Max's night time Protein Yummo! Night All. ♥

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