I am Cath and I weigh 85kg! I am 34 years old and a mummy to 4, hmmmm, not sure amazing would be the word to describe my two teenage daughters but definitely says it all about my almost 12year old son and my toddler daughter who turns 3 in September. As for a word to describe my 15 and 17 year old girls, well other than the fact they are good girls means nothing since my god they do my head in with there mood swings! But thats another story I am happily married and have been for 14 years. My husband and I have been together since I was 16 and are still very much in love (well sometimes....lol). I live in a small country town about 30 minutes from Wagga Wagga called Coolamon in New South Wales.
As for me personally, I took the plunge back mid last year to sign up for round two of 12WBT. I amazed myself with giving up smoking (and are still smoke free 12 months later!), losing almost 10kg and being with 5kg of my goal weight. I headed to Sydney, did the work out, met the amazing Michelle as well as made some lifelong friends ships with many of the 12wbters. I had a whole new family! Then I excitedly signed up for round two and even applied for university as I was so confident......it was week 5 when my personal trainer went away on holidays and left our gym without anyone to train our group. Us girls continued on for a few weeks but gradually one by one people stopped coming and it was down to me and two others. The other two mind you were machines! I am talking triathalon type people (as in they travel to do them all the time!). I just couldn't keep up & slowly but surely my 6 days a week at the gym became 1 then none.My clean diet went down the drain with the hassles of having to move and having no where to move to, stressing about money and like a snowball effect the excuses came in first one then another until finally I am back where I started living in a world of excuses!.
To put it out there on the table and show you how quick things can change and how fast weight can be gained.....in September last year, I weighed in on the final round at 70.1kg. I stood on the scales this morning in tears when I saw the figures 85.1kg come up! I have undone all that work. I have not been to the gym or even out running since November last year I think to be honest. I signed up for round one this year but didnt even make it out of the starting blocks! I am calling the last two rounds for me personally, donation rounds! I have promised myself and made a commitment to my husband that I will not waste his money this time as since we are both students, this is money we really can not afford.
12WBT is an amazing program! I used it for what it was in round two last year and came away with the confidence to do things I didnt think possible. It is the 12wbt program that gave me the courage to apply for university and here I sit typing this up as a first year university student studying to fulfill a dream I have had since I was younger but became a mum myself, something I never thought would be possible.
I am looking forward to my journey which I think this time will be completed as I did in round two last year. I am slowly working through my mindset lessons as I do have university assessments which do take priority but its nice to know that I have my reward here to take my mind away from everything. I am also looking forward to making new friends as well as reigniting old friendships with people whom I know that are still around (we should almost be charged rent no wouldnt we peoples as we are part of the furniture....haha).
So all in all I sit here 8 months later, 15kg heavier and really ready this time to tackle my fears head on. The thing different this round......I have the support of my husband who is going to follow unofficially with me in the program. Usually I did it alone. So this is my advice to you all!
SUPPORT AT HOME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SUPPORT YOU CAN GET!!
I can be found on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/mrsperko
or even twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/cathperko
Enjoy the program and smash it up then smash it up some more. Dont make this a donation round
PS I apologise in advance for the long read. I just want no hidden things in the closet this round! Time to clean out the rubbish