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.