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December update: on body fat, squats, anniversaries and sunshine

December running

I was going to write a post about designer swimwear but the photo I had of me wearing it I wasn’t happy to put on the blog. I put it on Instagram but blog photo width is 650px and even though I feel quite comfortable in my body, I’m a little bit fluffier than I was last year at this time and I decided to wait with that post until I get new photos in North Sydney Pool – at least I might have a hint of a sun tan and the background should distract you from my muffin top 😉

We’ve all been there, right? Some days the body confidence is sky high but sometimes it’s not. It is what it is.

Body fat

I’ve decided though that I’m going to try to lose some body fat. I’m not very good at this as I can’t do macro counting and I’ve always just let my body settle in a shape that happens naturally with all the activities I do. BUT, I eat too much at night and that’s one thing I can try to address and see if that makes a difference. I need to just shift 3-5kg and hopefully my strict pull ups will become easier and my bikini bottoms will not dig into my muffin top.

Pull ups

Talking about pull-ups, I got a massive PB the other day doing kipping ones. We were supposed to go to max reps, for several rounds combined with bench presses, and after confirming with the coach that as long as I didn’t drop off the bar I could keep going, I got to 20 before I slipped/jumped off.

So much fun 🙂 I still can’t do more than 2-3 strict ones though 😐

Bright butts

In general, life’s been good lately. I got new bright leggings, which always makes me happy AND for a while I felt like my back squats were going backwards but now it seems like I’m back in my previous max numbers territory so I’m ok with that.


Last week MrB and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary with ice skating, champagne, dinner & not going home for the night. 16 years is some serious mileage, when we got married at 24 and 27 we were so naive but with a lot of luck and a lot of patience (mostly from MrB’s side), we’ve made it this far and we’re looking forward to what’s coming next and in the long run.


The weather has been very mild in London and I’m grateful for that. I’m taking vitamin D tablets but my glitchy brain does not like cold and dark so I’m relieved it’s been so nice. We fly off to Australia on Tuesday and when we come back I’ll only have January and February to get through before the promise of spring starts becoming real.

I hope your December has been good so far too. Next time you’ll hear from me will probably be from down under!

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    Anna @AnnaTheApple
    December 9, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Niiiiiiiice work on the pull ups! I think you look fab but I understand what you mean about wanted to feel better in yourself. Only you know how you feel comfortable.

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