My name is SamanthaJane, But since I like you, you can call me Sam.

Welcome to my corner of the Internet! I use this space to document my fitness journey in all it's many shapes and forms

On the 9th October 2011 I was the first person in my family to run a marathon. and the following year I ran my second marathon

Since then I lost my love affair with running and I'm trying to find my place in the world of fitblrs and weightloss.

I'll write about other stuff too, because my life isn't just about running and losing weight, I'm much, much more than that. I'm a photographer and filmmaker. I'm a daughter, sister and girlfriend living far away from those who I love. I'm a Tasmanian living in Mackay trying to make a life for myself.

So take your time, look around.My world is yours to share.

HW: 82kgs

SW: 79kgs (December 2010)

CW: 73.0kgs (January 2014)

Could have slept for an extra half hour but got up early to make my lunch so I don’t have to eat shopping centre food court food

Could have slept for an extra half hour but got up early to make my lunch so I don’t have to eat shopping centre food court food

evolutionofafitgeek:

liveasbravemen:

“I like clothes now. I have more energy. I sleep better. My sex drive is up. Blood’s flowing. I’m less susceptible to impulse. I’m in a different mode. When I was way out of shape, the idea of using whitening strips on my teeth seemed terrible. I have to do that every day? I’ll never do it. What you want is instant results when you’re out of shape. You want your teeth whitened in 45 minutes with the use of lasers. But when you’re in shape, you know it’s the result of doing a little bit every day. Moments aren’t just moments. A moment might be a week or a month. So instead of Boy, I’d love to eat this hamburger right now, I’m considering a little further into the future. I’m thinking, I eat that hamburger and that’s 1,200 calories, and I’m gonna work out tomorrow and lose 800 calories. I may as well eat a salad here, still do that workout, and then I’m actually making progress.” — Chris Pratt

This just motivated the fuck out of me.

evolutionofafitgeek:

liveasbravemen:

I like clothes now. I have more energy. I sleep better. My sex drive is up. Blood’s flowing. I’m less susceptible to impulse. I’m in a different mode. When I was way out of shape, the idea of using whitening strips on my teeth seemed terrible. I have to do that every day? I’ll never do it. What you want is instant results when you’re out of shape. You want your teeth whitened in 45 minutes with the use of lasers. But when you’re in shape, you know it’s the result of doing a little bit every day. Moments aren’t just moments. A moment might be a week or a month. So instead of Boy, I’d love to eat this hamburger right now, I’m considering a little further into the future. I’m thinking, I eat that hamburger and that’s 1,200 calories, and I’m gonna work out tomorrow and lose 800 calories. I may as well eat a salad here, still do that workout, and then I’m actually making progress.” — Chris Pratt

This just motivated the fuck out of me.

(via misskgetsfit)

I feel pretty today but in a grungy sort of way I haven’t really felt since I started my job and was required to wear the pretty dresses. 
Sometimes your life requires fake leather pants and studs on your shoulders

I feel pretty today but in a grungy sort of way I haven’t really felt since I started my job and was required to wear the pretty dresses.
Sometimes your life requires fake leather pants and studs on your shoulders

(via curvecreation)

For the first time in awhile.

I’ve managed to scrape together some sort of program which I’m going to try to stick to! Today was back day

  • Lat Pulldown
    • 15 kg x 25 reps
    • 20 kg x 15 reps
    • 25 kg x 10 reps
    • 30 kg x 8 reps
  • Bent Over Barbell Row
    • 30 kg x 12 reps (PR)
    • 30 kg x 10 reps
    • 20 kg x 8 reps
    • 20 kg x 8 reps
  • Close-Grip Front Lat Pulldown
    • 20 kg x 15 reps
    • 25 kg x 10 reps
    • 30 kg x 8 reps (PR)
  • Seated Cable Row
    • 20 kg x 15 reps
    • 30 kg x 10 reps
    • 30 kg x 10 reps (PR)
    • 15 kg x 20 reps
  • Weighted Sit-Up
    • 9 kg x 15 reps (PR)
    • 9 kg x 10 reps
    • 9 kg x 10 reps
    • 1 kg x 20 reps
  • Running (treadmill)
    • 00:15:00 | 2 km

diaryofthelegallybrunette:

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It was freezing. But I trooped through in my bare feet. 

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You wouldn’t know just how much I was shivering by that smile. 

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The wind was forever getting in the way.

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Yet, occasionally it did that movie star thing. 

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The bridge was an awesome location…

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…to pretend to be getting married. 

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We started to lose light as I frolicked in dirt and trees. 

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Sandy improvised and made a fantastic flower crown. 

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Then I walked away into never never land. 

A massive thank you to Samantha for being a brilliant photographer and working with my no-model experience self. 

You should check out her full business Marked Films + Photography here

I’m just reblogging this cause I’m too lazy to make my own post! I took some pictures, and did my thing, Dana did her thing even though she froze her butt off she trusted me to take her shoes off and stand in flowerbeds and climb up on monuments with high heels on and as a photographer I really can’t ask much more than that from a model. 

I’ve spent so long looking at Dana’s face today that I’ve developed a mad lady crush on her

not even mad that girl is stunning

diaryofthelegallybrunette

Holy mother of crap I got contacts today and I have no idea why I didn’t do this sooner!!

Holy mother of crap I got contacts today and I have no idea why I didn’t do this sooner!!

true-funny:

Being an adult

true-funny:

Being an adult

Boys are watching The Simpsons, I’m trying to navigate the world of password protected galleries for my website. I’ve managed to create one, but it doesn’t look very sexy at the moment and I don’t really know how to make it look better. P.s. Dana (diaryofthelegallybrunette) your pictures Tuesday (I’m sorry I got distracted!)
I’m getting my eyes tested tomorrow which I’ve been feeling like I REALLY need so I’m happy about that!

Boys are watching The Simpsons, I’m trying to navigate the world of password protected galleries for my website. I’ve managed to create one, but it doesn’t look very sexy at the moment and I don’t really know how to make it look better. P.s. Dana (diaryofthelegallybrunette) your pictures Tuesday (I’m sorry I got distracted!)

I’m getting my eyes tested tomorrow which I’ve been feeling like I REALLY need so I’m happy about that!

With a girl who works in the store opposite my work and her fiancé. It was so nice to do some photography and something creative but it was also really nice to just speak to someone that’s not the 3 people I live with or someone who wants to buy clothes off me

corgnelius:

Corgnelius caught you staring. #ButtHeDoesntMind #EnjoyTheView #MomoMonday


Q1-$1111$-)-111

corgnelius:

Corgnelius caught you staring. #ButtHeDoesntMind #EnjoyTheView #MomoMonday

Q1-$1111$-)-111

(via thefrogman)

(Source: the-running-girls, via lazygirlsramblings)

Snuggling with my pandragon. 
Work was good today and I have been spending my free time editing pictures of some adorable little girls that I photographed while I was in Albury. I have another photoshoot on tomorrow which I’m pretty excited about but I’m feeling a bit down as my nana is not doing very well at the moment. There is a very real possibility that she won’t be leaving hospital this time, but I really hope she finds some strength and pulls through.

Snuggling with my pandragon.
Work was good today and I have been spending my free time editing pictures of some adorable little girls that I photographed while I was in Albury. I have another photoshoot on tomorrow which I’m pretty excited about but I’m feeling a bit down as my nana is not doing very well at the moment. There is a very real possibility that she won’t be leaving hospital this time, but I really hope she finds some strength and pulls through.