kicking back into gear

I’ve posted about my less than stellar workouts and nutrition over the past couple of months, but since moving, settling in and getting back into a proper routine (travel for work, holidays & personal drama aside) I’m getting back into some consistency which feels really good.

If you get a chance, check out my guest post on my lovely Florida friend; Simply Stephanie Blog [here]!!!

This past week was a good week!



I’ve been making some great tasting green smoothies lately with the addition of fresh coconut water (instead of the bottled kind). Pawpaw/papaya & strawberries are my current fruit preference and you can’t go past heirloom tomatoes, low fat ricotta & fresh basil (courtesy of my balcony basil plant) on toast!


Salads, sandwiches & sushi are my staples for lunch (usually eaten at my desk).


Steak, fish, chicken with veggies and Japanese for takeout. The yummiest sauce for meat is a couple of tablespoons of low-fat sour-cream or 98% fat-free cream,  dijon mustard & sliced mushrooms. Delicious & minimal calories! I’ve been making a lot of braised kale and mushrooms which is yum!


workout expenditure
my harbour run route

Running days: It’s disconcerting how quickly you (I mean me) lose your running form & fitness if you don’t run consistently. For my running days, I’ve been alternating with walking and running to get my fitness back up again. My new running track around Pyrmont Bay is beautiful. Harley is having a great time exploring all the nooks & crannies of the wharf, and although he meets a few dogs, I think he misses the Glebe Harbour track as every second person has a dog! It’s not far so I think I’ll need to take him over on that walk on the weekend.

Strength: My strength training has suffered the most and I’m trying to get back into it. During my weekly personal training session with Joe, he puts me through my paces and I can really feel my strength lacking. I’m going to start regular Pump classes again on Tuesday & Thursdays.


How is your training going? Any hiccups or is it routine? And where do you prefer to train (indoors or outdoors)?

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Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

10 thoughts on “kicking back into gear

  1. Melly! I loved your post on Stephanie’s blog! I think you could inspire ANYONE to work out 🙂 I, myself, prefer to workout indoors in the blistering summer heat and outdoors in our fall and spring. I unfortunately am not much of a runner, like yourself; however, I do love yoga, hula hooping, and pilates 🙂 Hope you are having a fantastic day! xo Amber

    1. hula hooping!!!! that is AWESOME – so fun & girly! I like pilates too, but I usually just do BodyBalance which is the Les Mills all-in-one/mixed-bag version… hope you had a great day too! xx

  2. I understand the whole life happening and getting carried away without working out and eating great….I am constantly playing volleyball which is good but I am always trying to get myself into a structured workout as well to keep my whole body fit…I am starting a new work out soon though 🙂

    Glad you are back into a routine!!

  3. Nice week!! Yummy looking food and solid workouts woohoo! So jealous of your Harbour run view, I think I would almost like running with that to look at 😛

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