Saturday, March 24, 2012

6 hours at a gym....WHAT!!

What a massively busy week I have had! I also have had a pretty humongous break down but it was what I needed I think but thats another story!

So happily for the first time in a while, I managed to get 2 assessments in ON TIME for uni this week! I have been pretty fabulous with my eating at uni too so that is a really big plus.

So other than uni what has happened......

Well guess what I now own.....


That means within my home I have a treadmill, a cross trainer and lots of free weights, barbells, dumb bellsetc. Not to mention that hubby is progressing very nicely through his PT training. I tell you what, Michelle and the crew work amazingly hard putting these programs together.....I thought it was as simple as yep lets put together 'x' amount of exercises and put them in the god no its not that simple! Its a case of what muscles, then placed in order is actually quite time consuming really. I am however enjoying tagging along as its helping put all this in perspective that I have been doing for so long! I really do admire the crew for their time that goes into this as it would be pretty huge!

Anyhow, today I spent from 7am till 1.00pm at the gym. Yep a whole 6 hours! 6 hours at a gym I hear you say......DOING WHAT!! Well from 7am till about 11.30, it was with hubby and the other trainee PTs. Was quite interesting as we worked through how to use machines etc as well as techniques. I see now how easy it is to get an exercise wrong and so easily hurt yourself. It was quite amazing listening to a trainer of over 25 years talking through all the exercises that could be done as well as helping us do them correctly too!

But it wasnt all play.....

I finished up by doing my workout program I had written a few weeks ago! I am also feeling a tad sore this evening so I dread tomorrow. At least its a good pain right wink

Bedtime now (yes Mish I hear you saying OMG Perko its 10.30 and you are still awake!) I plan on finishing my nice warm green tea and then I think I will be asleep before my head hits the pillow. It has been a very draining week..... both physically and mentally but a week where I have learnt so much about myself too.

Take care all and chat soon!

Cath xoxo

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thats What Makes You Beautiful!

So yes I am a bit of a One Direction fan but hey, I havent heard of anyone who hasnt liked this song wink

So that brings me to my post today. We are almost half way through 12WBT. For some it is your first, others it is more but either way we all have the same feelings. To feel beautiful when we look in the mirror!

I still cringe when I look in the mirror but just last night for the first time in a VERY long time my hubby said out of the blue......your beautiful you know that. He added that he was so proud of how far I have come over the past couple of years. This is all thanks to Michelle and the 12WBT crew. Without them or this program I do not dare to think how I would be looking right now nor how much I would be weighing. Michelle has never given up on me nor has her team. I have good days and bad days but now its more good than bad and that to me shows that I am learning. 

As many of you know I am on my 6th round of 12WBT. I have been a part of the program since the second round EVER back in 2010. I have had many highs, many lows and even times when I just wanted to curl up into a corner and hope that I was forgotten......that doesnt happen in this program. Noone is forgotten about. I am sure there are even a few of you who have got that email asking if you have forgotten to weigh in. Oh yes that email. It is a good time if you have to just JFDI....get on those scales and what will be will be. 

We all have to start somewhere. 

Even I have had to restart again. I am back up to over 77kg since these last 3 weeks have been carb overload! I am not talking junk food either. Just had to put things that were rare in my diet back in just so we could eat. I am talking potatoes, white bread.....I have even had to go to full cream milk. I am however not giving up! The shopping shelves are filling back up again slowly and my diet is getting back on track! Even had a healthy version of tacos last night. YUMMO! Healthy food tastes so much better too wink

So getting back to my original gist of my post. What makes you beautiful? I mean the song says it all.....not knowing you are beautiful makes you beautiful. 

So who is getting back on the wagon with me? What will make you feel beautiful cause I know sitting around feeling like all is lost isnt an answer. I had to diet change through no choice but I do have the choice now to fix the damage that has been done. I also have got the most amazing pressie coming from hubby. He has ordered a treadmill!! Hoping to have it by the end of the week. I am so excited too! I was shocked when he told me. He wanted to surprise me and leave it till it was actually there but he couldnt wait! He is also busily progressing through his PT course. Yay for having my own personal trainer soon but guess what ladies....ill be able to check my PT out and not get in trouble.....hehe wink

Lets do it! WE have just over 6 weeks to really own it and walk our talk. On your own you may struggle but here with your 12WBT family, we CAN do it together.

MWAH! to you all. You are all Beautiful!

Cath xoxo

PS I posted this on the 12WBT forums but I really think this needed to be in my blog also :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Back on board and ready to roll!

So I thought the above post had a place of belonging in my blog. I also wanted to take some time to reflect on what I have learnt....well not learnt but came to realise over the last few days.

When you are on the weightloss journey, you are also on the save your own life journey. This last week I know how important life really is. It is amazing how much brute force Mother Nature can have but its not something that we too cant have also!

Mother Nature as some may think is selfish since she thinks and cares for nothing in her way. In actual fact though, these floods and disaters have been happening for way longer than we have lived here and will keep happening. Why? Because Mother Nature knows that even our landscape needs a clean out sometimes in order to grow again.

How is a weightloss journey so different?

We all set out on a path to clean up our whirlwind selves. We end with a better version and a new life. This is the same with our landscape and disasters. New life will come from this as well as new beginnings. So I am going to use this to push me forward and climb back aboard. I need to get my mindset back and I wont get it back by sitting here wishing it would magically appear. That wont happen. You know it and I know it!

Its time to pick ourselves up from whatever disaster we have made of our lives and begin again. Noone has failed if you get yourself back on track.....we only fail if we give up totally.

So lets get back to basics, get back on the wagon and heres to a brand new start for all those who feel that they have failed.

Cath xoxo

ARGH is the best way to describe it!

So as Michelle says, if you need to indulge dont let the horse bolt.....

Well I am ashamed to say that I not only let the horse out of the paddock but its running down the main street and picking up speed!

We have been dealing with flood issues here and to top it off, our local supermarket shelves ran out of even the basics such as bread, milk and meat. All excuses though I guess but I cant change what has happened.

I got on the scales this morning and once again am paying the ultimate price. I have GAINED 1.3kg!!! 1.3kg in a week. I am owning it and I am going to have to work ultra hard this week. I am just at a place where my mind is saying " I cant be bothered, but my heart is telling me I have to not let this beat me". 

How can I move past this? I am trying hard and I have even removed all the junk food from the house. The junk that has crept in though isnt from whats in the house, its what has been left on the shelves. How silly can I be! Here I am the one who usually can offer the advice to everyone and support all, yet I am the one tagging behind dragging the chain.

With the events of the past week here, I know how important life is. I just need to get my body and mind to catch up.....


Thank you for listening to my babble. Just needed a place to put my thoughts down. Might have to blog later about this as its a pretty big slump I am in right now.

Cath xoxo