Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I'm so dizzy, my head is spinning

Not feeling well this morning - nearly threw up rather spectacularly during my PT session this morning. Not sure if it's the jetlag or a virus. Unfortunately too much on at work at the moment to stay home! Still no word about the job either - this is just plain torture....
Back on the wagon for the 12WBT - have to lose the extra kilo I gained from London pub food:)

Josh Goot for Asos top, Oasis skirt, Tony Bianco heels, Asos cuff, Topshop ring, gratuitous kitten

Trying to capture the colour of the top

This month's Bellabox

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

No place like home

And I am dog tired though, the flights and jet lag have killed me. I slept yesterday from 2pm to 7pm, up for a couple of hours, then back to bed until 7am. And I am still not coping. I am just going to try to get through until 4pm at work, then home to bed.

Still haven't heard back about the interview. At the moment I don't care though!

Apologies for crap outfit photo...topshop skirt (new!), Asos blouse.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Beatling around

One day in the docks and the liverpool museum;)


Take a ferry across the Mersey:) not when it's cold though!

Super lamb banana....don't ask:)

Beatles stairs

Beatles suits

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, February 24, 2012

Bad girl

I should not have spent the money....but it was love at first sight. And I went to 7 zaras in London before I found my size.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Stuck in transit land

Stuck in transit in Abu dhabi... 1 hour to Sydney, 5 hours transit, 13.5 hour flight, 3 hours transit. Just 10 hours and a train ride to go!

Mmmmm bounty drink

- what I am wearing- Zara jacket

Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

London calling

Sydney airport.... Such a buzzing hive of activity. I am still panicking inside my head about the interview. I don't feel prepared enough and I really want it! Fingers crossed...

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Monday, February 20, 2012

Silent alarm

One day til London - I am freaking out. I feel like I haven't done enough prep work even though I have read every newsletter, set of minutes and annual review on their website. Plus I don't feel prepared in terms of what to pack!

Epic fail on the diet front yesterday - I lasted an hour in front of the bowl of lollies before I ate them. Might as well have stuck my head in there!

Also got sunburnt - while wearing sunscreen, in a storm, under a marquee. Ranga skin fail.

Asos blouse and tie, Dotti skirt

New suitcase arrived! Bagworld were great.

Cricket at the gym - another plague that has befallen Wagga

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Trustworthy me

I am off to go and sit at a table all morning for O Week. Hopefully I look approachable:) And not like a student (I get mistaken for a student all the time. Hope that doesn't say anything about my dress sense!)

River Island skirt, Zara top, Lovisa necklace, Asos cuff, House of Harlow ring

Tell me about you want to go on exchange? Lol.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lumps and bumps

So I think I might actually be verging on having some muscles. Kinda hard to photograph though when you are worried the neighbours might look and and see you flexing at yourself in the mirror:)

It's a baby muscle!

My usual weekend attire - why get dressed when you are just pre and post gym?

I adore my new Glasshouse candle - smells so sweet and looks like creme caramel

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, February 17, 2012

12WBT - kicking my arse

It's nearly been one week on the 12WBT - and it is kicking my arse. I tried my best at the Super Saturday Session today - got through the first three rounds, did the first of the second session and ended up finishing with cardio instead. I do feel completely exhausted so I guess that's ok!

The circuit is a great idea, but it was just too difficult in a gym setting - I tried to keep burning through with no breaks, but people kept hopping on the machines I wanted which really interrupted the flow. Plus I suck at triceps pushups. My arms just keep popping sideways at the elbows. Weird.

Nutrition is going ok though - except for me eating few handfuls of dry muesli this afternoon. Which reminds me why I cannot keep it in the house. That and dry crackers. I know - I am weird! I guess in the scheme of things it could have been worse:)

Trying to study for my interview in London on Friday - I keep getting distracted. So nervous! But looking forward to catching up with my friend in Liverpool, even just for one night.

It is going to play havoc with my exercise and eating though! 60 hours on planes, and cold weather and English food...and maybe beer. Urgh! must resist!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pleased to meet you

Nearly had a meltdown yesterday after work in Myer Wagga - I desperately wanted a pantsuit I had seen in Adelaide in Review for my interview. I had convinced myself it was perfect - and of course there were no pants in my size. And it would take 4 days to arrive from Sydney. I very nearly cried (although that may have been PMS).
I kinda want pants so I don't have to deal with stockings, and because it will be super freezy cold - but maybe warm in the interview room. And I have to cover my tattoos...

Thought about this but how would I match navy with tights and shoes? It's a tricky colour. Review suit (my Zara top)

Ended up with Cue pants and shirt, and my Zara jacket (ignore the bad hair and no makeup).

I find interview dressing har - I want to look corporate but I don't want to completely disguise my personality. Anyone who knows me knows that I adore bright colours and prints. So I thought perhaps the spots were enough of a personality hit without ruining the interview look. Any thoughts? Hair in a bun or a ponytail? Coloured bag or black bag?

Today's look - Portmans dress, Zara belt, Portmans cardi

Sportsgirl ring

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Going strong

This morning I am just wiped. I could barely drag myself away from my laptop at home to go to work. I blame my personal trainer who thrashed me this morning, so it is definitely a good kind of wiped.
So to inspire myself I dressed like Wonder Woman. I have to get through an afternoon of sitting on a table while academics file past and ask me questions. Blurgh.

Booked my London accommodation - The Strand Palace, only a few doors down from the interview location. $130 a night for a single bed room with free wifi and breakfast. Not bad! Plus Topshop is across the road....

Asos skirt, cuffs and ring, Zara blouse

New Kenji flatforms courtesy of mum:) And Fin in the background keeping lookout

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The only way is down

Triumph at weigh in this morning for 12WBT - down from 71 to 68.3. Clearly it was just the weekend making me bloated (must be the excessive amount of wine and sushi!). Bit of a fail at the core program this morning...have discovered I am crap at moving two body parts simultaneously, and also complete fail at side plank.

Zara skirt, Asos blouse and tie, Therapy wedges, Asos cuff, House of Harlow ring

Not overly excited by my new boots - but they fit, are comfy, and waterproof. Win!

Do love these however - Tony Bianco:) Ignore my white leg...

Monday, February 13, 2012

I can see you....

I nearly died laughing when I saw this photo....Fin decided to investigate while I was taking photos.

So close...

Zara shorts, Zara sandals, Zara blouse (yep, all Zara today)

I did day two session of 12WBT this morning and took the awful underwear pics yesterday...urgh.
At the gym this morning I saw another woman doing the burpees against the bench and knew there was another person doing the 12WBT - at least I have some company!
Managed to gain 3 kilos!! in Adelaide this weekend - start weight is now 71 kilos (bad bad~!).

Off with a whimper

Results of my 12WBT fitness test are in:
Time trial: 4:55 (although had to do it on a treadmill...)
Pushups: 33
Sit ups: level 4
Wall squat: 2:02
Reach: +2

Not Bad although I'm annoyed I feel so awful today. I will hit it hard tomorrow...
advanced lean & strong here I come!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Sunday, February 12, 2012

There be dragons...

Gratuitous photos of my friend Kato's gorgeous kitty Jasper...

He likes my Zara bag

And is intrigued by my suitcase

Broke my spending ban....New forever new silk blue pants

Bardot blazer, Zara clutch, Dotti shirt, FN pants, Asos cuff

The horse just blue itself...

I also bough a new pair of Lipstik wedges, and Mum bought me a pair of Kenji Flatforms, and a Charlie brown kaftan for my holiday. Plus I laybuyed a Hi There Karen Walker bird print dress....couldn't resist.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone