Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pre Season Task 1 - Introduce yourself!

Some of you will remember me from round 2 & 3 last year while for others I will be getting to know you for the first time.

I am a 34 wife & mummy of 4 children, Stephanie (16), Ashlea (15), Hayden (11) & Matilda (2). So I have the full deal of teenagers through to toddler!. Now I guess I need to get to my story.

I first signed up back in round 2. I was an unhappy person who was in a very dark place. Michelle helped pull me out of my shell & make me realise that I am not only important & special but I am also a person who is strong, able and for the first time ever, part of a team who all had the same goal! Michelle has taught me how to eat properly, exercise and be able to wear clothes that aren't the size of a small house. I did join up in round 3 but with Christmas and also being given notice to move from where we had lived for 2.5 years, I became complacent. My 6 days at the gym dwindled to not at all, my healthy eating blew out to eating what I wanted, the no eating after 8pm rule that Mish helped me put in place for myself was broken & here I am now.

Since the end of round 2, complacency & just sheer failure on my part has put me back further behind than when I started round 2! I started round 2 at 76.8kg. At the end of round 2, I had dropped to 70.3kg as well as gone from a size 16 to a size 12. Fast forward to today. I weighed myself this morning & cried at the numbers on the scales. 78.3kg! That means since the end of September I have gained 8kg! 8 whole kilos have gone back onto this body. I am almost the weight I was full term when I had Matilda back in 2008, I am disappointed and ashamed that I let Mish down BUT I can fix this. I have taken the first step to reclaiming my life once again. This time though, it will be for good! I know how good it feels to be fit & healthy, I dont like the feeling of fat, frumpy & weighed down!

I know where I went wrong and that was letting my mind rule my heart. I knew not going to gym & not eating properly would eventually catch up with me and it has! I can not dwell on this though. As a wise person once told me back in round 2, I cannot change my past but I can make my future look alot brighter. One thing I have kept my word on to Michelle and that is I have not had KFC since my little incident back in round 2. I promised then that there wouldn't be anymore & there hasn't. The smell makes me feel ill!

I want to thank Michelle for allowing me once again to be part of her team and I also want to thank all of you, my 12WBT family. It is all of you who make this journey amazing. I look forward to sharing this time with you all.

Mwah! xoxo


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Time to reignite the passion!

Today I plan to do my housework whilst listening to all the podcasts from Mish over the last 2 rounds. I admit that I lost it during round 3, but this time I am getting a head start on mindset. I want to do this, I can do this & I will achieve high! I am wanting to do the new lean & strong program but to do that, then these added kilos need to go!!

I am also planning to do the jail break run on Australia day with my 14yo (well she wiill actually turn 15 that day) daughter. This means no more fatty boombah! I have had my fun through December. I became complacient & now I am paying the price. Time to get back on track & remember that I planned to lose it for good!! Not lose it for a little while.

So here are the cold hard facts. The numbers tell the truth & they show me that yep, I have become a lazy assed idiot once again. You would think that I would have learnt by now but nope! Losing weight is a tough journey but I have one weapon which is huge on my side & they have been there all along.....I just havent reached out to them like I should. My 12WBT family are always there. I pushed them away when I started falling off the wagon & instead of reaching an arm out for help to be pulled back on, I sat down on the side of the road not wanting the help. Look what that got me though! Right back where I started from. I also have the added bonus of the fact I am already fit ;) That surely has to work in my favour!!

All done! EEK! I am not going to cry. I am just going to deal with it. I have lost it before I can do it again! This time I have the added bonus of already being fit ;) Will weigh in on Wednesday but only do measurements every 4 weeks (unless I need a pick me up of course)

SW: 76.5kg
CW: 76.5kg

GW1 - 75.5kg
GW2 - 74kg
GW3 - 73kg
GW4 - 72kg
GW5 - 70kg
GW6 - 68kg
Final Goal - Between 65 & 68 kg
10%GW - 68.85kg

Chest: W1: 86cm
Waist: W1: 81cm
Hips: W1: 99cm
Thigh measurement distance from knee: 33cm
(R) Thigh: W1: 56cm
(L) Thigh: W1: 57.5cm

BMI: 27.1
Body Fat: 32.52%

Here is to 2011 and a new start!! The fun is over, or is it just beginning? I think my form of fun differs from many ;)