Thursday, June 20, 2013

Punching above my weight!

About 3 weeks ago i was sucked into participating in...BOOTCAMP (eek - cue scary music)! I signed and sealed my health, fitness and fate with frontline bootcamp.

In the weeks leading into it i felt so confident about my future activity, imagining myself 10 kilos lighter with super man abs and toned thighs to match. Then it came to 5 days, 3 days, 1 day before and then the mental games began. I started arguing with myself,  screaming at myself for agreeing to this absurd idea of bootcamp. I mean what was i thinking? I had only joined the gym 6 months ago...i wasn't ready for this mini olympic challenge!!! Then the day finally arrived, and it was a perfect melbourne day, pouring down with rain so i continuously checked my emails in hope that it would be cancelled...the email never came, So i faced my nightmare and headed to the river for my first bootcamp session.

Squats, lunges, Jogging, Ropes, Burpies and push ups! I did it. I conquered my first session of bootcamp and it really wasn't as bad as i had expected. 3 awesome encouraging trainers as well as some really good team mates supporting you. I was pumped and ready for saturday!

6:40 AM Saturday - WHYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?
Not being the happiest morning person alive i was really not pumped anymore for my session of burpies. We started off okay with a not too bad fitness test that i surprised myself in, as a lot of the stuff in it i do at the gym weekly anyway...then the running began. Running is probably my biggest weakness so you can imagine what I was feeling when I was told that we had to constantly run around a massive soccer pitch non stop for a good 15 to 20 minutes with only a breather to do burpies or squat jumps! I died. Simple as that, but i did it and at the end of that session i was so proud of myself for pushing myself at something i hate doing so incredibly much.

Last night i went to hell and back! The session was beyond the hardest I've done, it pushed me mentally as well as physically and i have the scars to match. It was a standard adrenalin pumping class with your squats and push ups mixed in however the last activity scarred me for life. Between running and squat jumps we were told when we heard one whistle we had to get down in the mud pool oval and ARMY CRAWL! Yes, army crawl...i might as well have jumped into a pool of mud and gone for a swim because at the end of this fun activity i was an exhausted drowned mud rat! From top to bottom i was soaked and my elbows grazed with lovely grass burns!

I may go home with dirty clothes, torn hamis and some elbow burns but I'm also going home with positivity, achievement and fitness. I feel I'm becoming stronger mentally as i am pushing my body physically to do things that i wouldn't have ever pushed myself to do. Although I'm still not the fittest i can be i know that slowly in time i will get to the fitness ability i desire to achieve and it can only be achieved by persistence and hard work. I really recommend jumping above your weight and heading into a bootcamp session as you really do change as a person physically and more importantly mentally as you will start to believe you CAN rather then you can't!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Jesus Christ definitely a Superstar

With turning 24 years old a week ago i definitely had a minor mini life crisis, however i soon learnt it wasn't all that bad, besides the fact I'm nearly on my way to 30 i did get spoilt by my amazing family and friends with some amazing presents.

My amazing sister bought us some quality sisterly time with a viewing of Jesus Christ Superstar, which i attended last night in Melbourne.
For the last week we've heard how amazing this one and especially how amazing all the older versions were. With constant singing by our mother breaking out in tune every time we mentioned the stage act we became pretty excited to view this new Andrew Lloyd Production.

I'm not going to lie, when it first started and i saw the ripped denim and hoodies running around a city of riot singing i was thinking what are we in for? However i soon grasped on the new idea of Webber's modern day take on the story line. 

I was stunned, amazed and then incredibly moved within the hour. The songs as well as the characters presence was absolutely mind blowing and at times very very emotional.

Before knowing anything about this spectacular performance i searched the singers and was beyond excited that i would be seeing californication actor Tim Minchin as Judas as well as going back to my childhood and seeing Melanie C from the spice girls as Mary Magdalene.

In a scary mesmerising role as Judas Minchin shows the same characteristics of insanity as his crazy californication character. Just before taking his life on the show there was a close up of Minchin on screen and i was absolutely drawn in by his rawness and emotion captured in his eyes and song. An outstanding performance by Minchin.

As soon as i heard Melanie C open her mouth i was taken back to my youth. Her voice is so capturing and she plays the seductive sensitive role perfectly. The crowd was taken aback by her vocals when she sung "I don't know how to love him" a famous past song.

I did have to google who was playing Jesus and found Ben Forster the new comer to the scene. And what an amazing new coming voice this man had. He blew the stadium away with his solos and i was brought to tears by the end with the intensity and emotion of his vocals. He took the part and blew it out of the wine changing waters.

This is a performance you don't want to miss! I would definitely love to see it again if it was still in Melbourne. Get on it guys and you will be singing those catchy tunes all the way home.



tee off

This is my tee off for my new blog T of LIFE!

Welcome to my T of LIFE which will be full of love, entertainment, fashion and every day life of myself, T.

Enjoy xxx