Monday, January 23, 2017
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Saturday, August 13, 2016
I am starting this blog again! Its been way too long and this blog was so successful in helping me get through everything!
So here I am, nearly four years later, about to start the September 2016 round of 12wbt 12kg heavier then my last weigh in in 2012.
It's not for lack of trying either: I've signed up to multiple challenges and this is my 12th round of 12wbt now!
But I've been bringing my past into it and putting pressure on myself. Wanting to do lean and strong, wanting to run 5-10km when I haven't done much running in years! This time I am coming in clean. Like I've never done it before.
So that amazing person up there.. she is going to do this. And do it well!
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A wonderful friend has started a challenge on Facebook – Fit and Fabulous February 2013. Her blog: http://fabulousfeb.blogspot.com.au/. I’ve decided to take part in an effort to keep my goals simple.. I have a tendency to overcomplicate things.. expect perfection immediately and then cry failure when it doesn’t happen! I’m concentrating on exercise at first as I really just need to get out of the house!
1. go to bed by 10:30pm every night
2. Eight visits to the gym minimum (2 per week)
3. Get four weeks of my Zombie training done.
4. Find my happy place again!
Yup, pretty simple!
Today is Day 2
Yesterday was a bit of a blah.. I didn’t achieve anything toward these goals! Not only that.. my bedtime was 3am this morning!
Now I have a sleep hangover.. a nagging headache and tight sore neck!
I will take another image of this at the end of Feb and hopefully it will be full of ticks for each four items!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Shopping was interesting to say the least! Not quite a case of going round the outside.. Rather more like dashing in and out of aisles trying to work out where all bits and pieces are. Like nut butters and coconut oil. I forgot bacon though! That's what I forget for going in without a shopping list or any kind of list at all!
The best fun was when I got home. To help in my 'preparation' for the week I decided to organise my meals for the week a bit. I started with the chicken and turkey mince.. the chicken mince became meatloaf (broccoli and cauliflower went into the food processor to make a vegie breadcrumb, eggs, some tomato sauce and garlic and then baked) and is now in the freezer ready for lunches. The turkey mince became burgers ready to cook up, an egg, more broc/cauli, some honey, shallots, and a dash of sweet chilli sauce. And then I cooked up some chicken and mango kebabs for lunch along with a nice big salad included a 1/4 of an avocado! It was a bit plain, but I thought quite yummy (kids weren't keen on cooked mango though). Will have to look into a marinade though!
I've had a bit of chocolate - some cadbury favourites made their way into my home by accident - and I've had a bit of milk in my cuppa this morning, but other then that I have eaten paleo only. I'm not feeling gassy or bloated, I feel quite good really.
I think I might enjoy this!
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I really want to do well this round and, in the past, this has meant trying to ‘win’ an award.. after all, it is the ultimate reward to receive external accolades for your progress. But this time is different. I don’t ‘want’ to win, and I don’t to measure my success by how others judge my transformation. I want to achieve success by own standard, to be proud of myself.. and to have that be enough.
I don’t know if I will put in for consideration for the finale awards this round. It depends on how my mindset is going in regards to requiring external validation. If I feel I can be happy with my results without receiving that award.. genuinely.. then I will submit for it. I need to be sure in my mind that I know that the award is not a measure of my success but just a bonus given to just a few out of many who deserve it!
This is really hit home after seeing so many amazing photos of the changes people have made in a short 3mths – I really don’t know how the 12wbt team could possibly choose between them (I certainly don’t envy them the task!).
A huge congratulations to all the L&S winners past and present, and to the many more who achieved fantastic results on the program but didn’t get to stand up on stage! You all deserve medals!
Friday, November 16, 2012
Argh! So… not a pretty picture but I know that this is a true reflection of my current diet and lifestyle. I’m not happy with where I am but I do know that losing 8kg in 12 weeks is very achievable and my after photos will be fabulous! In 12 weeks I will be submitting my final photos.. I will be 51kg, and will be at a point where muscle definition is beginning to show. I’m not sure about my abs, I have a lot of work to do to get to that point but I think it will be where I see the most improvement given it is the area with the most scope for change!
- to lose 8kg or more
- to quit smoking
- to begin walking each morning as way to greet the day
- to get my running fitness back to occasional 5-10km runs
- reduce my waist measurement significantly
- and to lift heavy shit!
I will define ‘lift heavy shit’ more once I have got back to the gym, I need to work out where my weights are right now and then work out where I can get to.
I am looking forward to this journey and already enjoying a change in diet. Watch this space people!